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Work In Progress…

Construction officially began today on our building at 10 N. Beaver Street!

Upcoming changes at 10 N. Beaver St. include:
Updating our gallery space: new floors, LED energy efficient lighting, Peter Danko reception desk and kitchen, new security system.  IMG_0129

Re-configuring the 2nd floor: adding another classroom,  moving our offices upstairs to make room for an auxiliary gallery/classroom on the first floor.

Doubling the size of the basement: adding another pottery classroom, 10 additional wheels and 2 new energy efficient kilns.

Thank you to the many capital campaign donors who are making these upgrades possible!

View the “Under Renovations 2015″ photo album here.





Opening for Executive Director – Revised

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Posted: 8/14/2015

YorkArts, a nonprofit education-based arts organization in York, PA, has a job opening for Executive Director. The organization has recently completed a successful capital campaign and when construction is complete, the programmatic opportunities and new facilities will set the stage for an exciting future for arts and creativity in York County. A new mission, vision and strategic plan are in place for the next leader. The Executive Director with support of staff and Board of Directors will lead the agency to achieve the goals set in the strategic plan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director must have a clear ability to further YorkArts’ mission. The E.D. will be responsible for overall operation of the agency including personnel, finances, programming, public relations, facility oversight, such as:

  • Develop and comply with an annual budget
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain high-performance employees. Produce a cohesive team and collaborative working environment
  • Working with the Program Director, ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality
  • Working with the Director of Development and Marketing, ensure robust fund development and communications. Personally build and nurture relationships with political, corporate and civic leaders primarily in pursuit of new financial resources
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors and seek and build board involvement with strategic direction
  • Actively engage and energize YorkArts volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Represent YorkArts to the public. Serve as YorkArts’ advocate at public input meetings including state and local as necessary

The position requires positive interactions with all donors, community members and staff. The Executive Director must be ethical and forthright in all communications.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Functional skills include:  Demonstrate initiative, excellent communication skills (written and verbal); attention to detail and follow-through; data analysis and problem-solving skills; staff management, listening ability; strategic thinking and planning, organizing and prioritizing work skills; understanding of public relations; working with volunteers; flexibility and openness to a changing environment; teamwork, honesty, confidentiality, ethics, dependability and effective work habits.

Technical skills include:   Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; experience using customer/donor database systems; excellent verbal and oral presentation skills. WordPress/blogging experience a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree a plus.
  • Minimum of five years in a leadership/management role, including experience in communications, sales or fund development, and programming.
  • Occasional evenings and weekend hours required.
  • Valid driver’s license

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and minimum of three professional references to yorkartsED@gmail.com no later than September 18, 2015. No phone calls please.

In the News: YorkArts rediscovering itself as it goes through major revamp

YorkArts Executive Director Kevin Lenkner, center, talks Friday about renovations at the gallery with his staff, from left, Laura Abbott, director of

YorkArts Executive Director Kevin Lenkner, center, talks Friday about renovations at the gallery with his staff, from left, Laura Abbott, director of marketing and development; Tatyana Nadtochey, director of operations and exhibits; and Mindy Christian, director of education. (Bill Kalina — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

Greg Gross of the York Dispatch writes about YorkArts’ major revamp that will not only reconfigure and upgrade our buildings in York City but also change how we operate….



Creatives’ Feast

Creatives’ Feast: A combined Artist Feast and Creatives’ Happy Hour

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Since YorkArts and CityArt are under renovations, we are combining the usual Creatives’ Happy Hour and Artists’ Feast for one potluck-style Creatives’ Feast! This event will be held at Cowork155, located at 155 W. Market St.

All artists, art enthusiasts, and creative people are welcome to come to this free gathering!

Bring your favorite prepared dish or beverage to share as we celebrate art and creativity. This is an opportunity to discuss art, cultivate new friendships and to strengthen the bonds of the creative community here in York.

You’re welcome to bring drinks, dinners, desserts, and everything in-between (including artwork!). We will provide paper plates and cutlery.

When: Friday, August 14, 6:00-9:00pm

Where: CoWork155, 155 W. Market St

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