PAS Announces Executive Director Opening

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The Percussive Arts Society announces the call for applications for the position of Executive Director. The role of the Executive Director of the Percussive Arts Society will be implementing and enhancing the organization’s strategic goals, leading fundraising initiatives, developing and administrating program activities, leadership of the day-to-day administrative functions, and ensuring that staff are in place to meet operational needs. The individual selected will be bold and creative in enhancing the Society’s position as a vibrant member of the arts community in Indianapolis and around the world. Much of the PAS Executive Director’s energy will be spent enhancing and creating connections with a variety of constituents. These may include leaders of the community, donors, artists, leaders of other artistic/cultural organizations as well as those with a vested interest in the organization.

The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is the world’s largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a non-profit, music service organization, our mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. Today, PAS boasts over 7,500 members with 50 chapters located across the United States, and an additional 28 chapters outside the United States; offering two bi-monthly publications and a website containing publication archives, research databases, museum tour and other features. Each year PAS hosts the largest percussion convention in the world, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), featuring the top names in drumming and percussion. Now in its 36th year, PASIC features more than 115 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations with an attendance of over 6,000 annually.

PAS is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and includes Rhythm! Discovery Center, the world’s foremost percussion museum and one of the top locations for hands-on music making in the nation according to USA TODAY. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, the Center offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society.

A full listing of responsibilities and qualifications for the position of Executive Director, as well as the application process, can be found at:

Posted by on Monday, August 6th, 2012. Filed under Current News, Other.