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The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is the state’s official grant-making and service agency for the arts. Based in Jackson, Mississippi, MAC is an independent state agency governed by a fifteen-member board. The agency has provided grants and services to Mississippi’s arts and cultural organizations and individual artists for nearly 50 years.
MAC is currently seeking an Executive Director. The executive director reports to a 15-member board of directors appointed by the governor with budget and budget oversight by the Mississippi State Legislature. The executive director is responsible for managing an 11-member professional staff which administers grants programs and develops and manages programs in arts administration, arts education and arts-based community development. The executive director is responsible for managing an annual budget of approximately $3 million derived from state, federal and private funding. The executive director is responsible for strategic planning, public speaking, grants administration, business management and partnership development and other duties associated with an agency director.