My daughter and I enjoyed the closing performance of Charlotte’s Web. It was a charming production.

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We arrived from Richmond an hour and a half before show time and were fortunate to buy two of the last four tickets available.

We had plenty of time to enjoy the playground and the art gallery.

As a former owner of an art gallery, I was impressed with the art and the utilization of the space.

“I’d like to work in a place like this,” I though, as I read the program and we waited for the show to start.

When LaVahn Hoh introduced himself as the interim executive director, I thought, “I would like to work here.”

Although a formal search may not be underway, I would like to be considered for the executive director position.

As you can see on my resume, https://soartosuccess.net/jims-work-resume/, my professional career is in public relations and journalism. I have experience on stage and screen, both in front of and behind the camera.

As a seminary-trained former pastor, I have experience working with the committees of volunteers that do most of the work in a church or an art center like yours.

Performance contracts and riders are a part of show business with which I am familiar, but volunteers are the passionate, driving force of most nonprofits.

To be effective, the executive director must:

Know how to work with volunteers;

Recognize when to defer to others;

Build consensuses;

Understand the community;

Have a strong background in the arts.

I would welcome a conversation about how I might be able to help the art center achieve its goals and grow into the future.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Jim Meisner Jr.