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Western Folklife Center Seeking New Executive Director

Monday, March 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The Western Folklife Center, headquartered in Elko, Nevada, is currently searching for its next executive director. The WFC is best known for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, an annual event that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Gathering is held in Elko at the end of January and attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of poets, musicians, and craftspeople. In addition, the WFC has earned national acclaim for museum-quality exhibits and programs on traditional rural arts and for a wide array of media productions. The new director will ideally be someone who has extensive leadership experience through managing a nonprofit organization, government office, festival, media enterprise, or business, and who has also raised significant funding over an extended period of time. He or she will have an instinct for developing partnerships that can expand the organization’s reach and the fundraising savvy to increase its operating revenue and endowment. A degree in folklore or a related field is a plus, but this is not an absolute requirement.

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