The Columbia Film Society is looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking innovator to lead one of the most creative and hard working teams in the art house cinema sector. The Columbia Film Society’s Nickelodeon Theatre serves Columbia, South Carolina, as a center for critical dialogue, anchored by the presentation of films that showcase the diversity, challenges, joy and aspiration of its community. A destination for enjoyment, enrichment, and education, the Nick provides the tools to make, interpret, appreciate, and teach the moving image in all its variety. Founded in 1979, the Nickelodeon is South Carolina’s only non-profit arthouse cinema and has played a critical role in the development and growth of the arts space in Columbia, SC and surrounding region. With a budget that’s tripled in size in the last 5 years, the Columbia Film Society is poised to play an even greater role in the region and nationally.
The CEO is accountable for implementing the organization’s vision and maintaining the organization’s operational and financial health. Operating in a rapidly changing field, the CEO insures the organization stays at the forefront of the non-profit sector while also meeting real needs of our community. The CEO continues to lead the development efforts of the organization while also managing the Senior Leadership Team (“Leadership Team”) of the Indie Grits Lab Director, the Nickelodeon Theatre Director and the Development Director. The CEO also works closely with the the Board of Directors (“Board”) to insure the well-being of the Columbia Film Society (“CFS”).
Reports to: Board of Directors
The new Columbia Film Society CEO will be an energetic and hardworking person dedicated to positively transforming his/her community through the arts. Understanding that art house cinemas like the Nick, and arts education programs like Indie Grits Labs, play a critical role in fostering conversations of importance to our communities, the CEO must be a strong communicator who can effectively listen and respond to the community we serve. To be successful, the CEO must enjoy working with a creative and diverse team, staying open to new ideas and differing viewpoints while remaining committed to helping his/her team reach its highest potential. Finally, the CEO is someone who will thrive in a challenging environment, working well with a leadership team committed to shaping a brighter and more equitable future for the Nickelodeon, Indie Grits Labs, the art house cinema field, and the city of Columbia.
A candidate should have a minimum of 7 years of experience in nonprofit management, a passion for the arts, strong leadership and project management skills, as well as:
All positions at the Columbia Film Society are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.
Interested in volunteering for Indie Grits? Join the team! Our volunteers represent the very best of Columbia. Your dedication and hard work makes Indie Grits proud, and without you none of it would be possible. Outside of our undying gratitude for your time and effort, you will receive free passes to films and events! If you are interested in volunteering this year, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!