Charleston Gaillard Center seeks President and CEO
DHR International has been retained to conduct the search for a President and CEO for the Gaillard Management Corporation (“GMC”), a private nonprofit corporation that manages the Charleston Gaillard Center.
The Charleston Gaillard Center (pronounced “Gill-YARD”), an elegantly designed complex encompassing an 1800-seat performing arts hall and 15,000 square-foot venue space, is home to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and a significant performance space for the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA. The Gaillard also offers its own performing arts program throughout the year and is the major provider of children’s performing arts education, reaching over 20,000 students annually. The GMC currently operates with a $6.5 million operating budget, of which approximately 66% is met through earned revenue, and is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors. The President and CEO will be tasked with visioning the future of the Gaillard and guiding it into its next phase of institutional growth and performance excellence. He or she will partner with the board in shaping a variety of long-range strategic plan options, and further developing the brand, identity, and role of the organization in the local community and the regional performing arts market.