Just last week on January 15, The Crucible celebrated its 19th Birthday, and nineteen years of inspiring arts education, spectacular performances, life changing youth programs, and a lot of fun.
As we begin this next year and get closer to celebrating two decades of service, we hope to continue to push our mission forward, improving our fine and industrial arts programming, empowering more youth to think and work creatively through hands-on learning, and expanding our partnerships with local public schools.
To spur this progress, we are pleased to announce that we have begun our search for a new Executive Director, who – together with The Crucible’s Board – will provide vision and operational leadership for our future growth and development.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for the right person,” explains Alexander Zwissler, our current Interim Executive Director. “We have built this great foundation, originally under the vision of Michael Sturtz, that has grown organically. Now, we are at an inflection point, where I honestly feel we are going to launch The Crucible into new heights.”
Zwissler stepped into his interim role in May 2017 to help run operations and facilitate conversations with The Crucible community about what we might want in a new Executive Director. After several months of discussion with The Crucible’s staff, faculty, Board, and Advisory Council, a consensus around the ideal candidate, their qualifications and personal attributes was established – detailed in the posted job description.
Zwissler emphasizes that the heartfelt passion of The Crucible community sets this position apart. “Whether it’s the artists, studio managers, faculty, staff, Board, or volunteers, everybody seems to really get and care about The Crucible. It’s not just a job for anyone here. I mean that sincerely, and that is huge.”
Know someone who may be interested in the role? This search is being conducted by Einstellung Labs on behalf of The Crucible.