Employment Opportunity

Program Director

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by a dedicated group of artists, arts advocates, and community leaders. Located in the historic Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville, GCCA’s mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. It is the only art center of its kind in the Greenville, SC area, specializing in hands-on visual arts instruction. GCCA offers art classes for all ages and skill levels, private artist studios, free high-profile public exhibitions, and innovative outreach programs for underserved children and young emerging artists. Its vision is to build an engine for creativity and community building that crosses boundaries and overcomes barriers.

GCCA has made its mark on the Greenville community and beyond, being named “One of Five Places to Visit in Greenville” by the New York Times.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Program Director provides strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight of GCCA’s Art School and community outreach to ensure that the organization provides a robust, in-demand education program for all ages, as well as high-quality, diverse classes and programs that strengthen the impact and reputation of GCCA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements programming that meets community demand, offers a diverse and innovative curriculum, and creates a growing revenue stream for the organization.  
  • Creates and implements an engagement strategy to cultivate relationships with artists to teach at GCCA.
  • Develops and manages annual Art School schedule, budget, and price structure. The Art School offers seven class sessions per year.
  • Establishes and monitors meaningful evaluation standards for programming and instructors.
  • Oversees management of technology tools that streamline the scheduling and booking processes for staff and customers.
  • Provides oversight of Visitor Experience Associate to manage Art School schedule, communication with instructors and students, order supplies, and ensure classrooms are maintained and ready for classes, workshops, and events. 
  • Oversees and implements Art School marketing strategy, including providing direction to and working collaboratively with marketing agency to manage timelines, strategize design concepts, coordinate print and digital campaigns, write and edit Art School content, and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing efforts.
  • Works collaboratively to align Art School programming, exhibitions, studio artists, and community outreach efforts.
  • Supports grant writing, reporting, and the development and implementation of community outreach programs, as needed.
  • Supports special event coordination and implementation, with occasional weekend and evening work, as needed.


  • Five or more years of relevant arts and programming experience, including two or more years in a supervisory role.
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Friendly, self-motivated and driven, with customer service focus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with an emphasis on process and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Natural problem-solver.
  • Effective management of multiple responsibilities and flexibility to deal with shifting priorities and a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in CRM management, as well as Google Suite and Microsoft Office platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree and non-profit experience preferred.
  • High energy and passion for GCCA’s mission.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position with some evening and weekend work required. GCCA supports some flexible work-from-home hybrid options with prior approval. The salary range for this role is $52,000-55,000 annually. Employees of GCCA are reimbursed at 100% for the premiums of individual (employee only) medical, dental, and vision coverage. GCCA provides short-term and long-term disability insurance for all exempt employees at no charge. GCCA provides a 401K plan for all exempt employees, however GCCA does not contribute to the plan. Other benefits include competitive PTO and annual holiday leave.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Jess Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, at jess@artcentergreenville.org. Please include the name of position and name of applicant in the subject line of your email.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. GCCA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and pluralistic team.