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LEAF Community Arts comes to life through: LEAF Schools & Streets, LEAF International, LEAF Festival and LEAF Downtown AVL. This work is visioned and comes together with the leadership of our fantastic Staff, Board, Teaching Artists and Culture Keepers who fuel and fulfill LEAF’s mission year-round!

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LEAF Navigators [Year-round office staff]

Executive Director & Founder | Jennifer Pickering
Performing Arts Director | Ehren Cruz
Development Director | Amanda Vollrath
Global Engagement Director | Schree Chavdarov
Cultural Arts Administrator | Larissa Lopez
Teaching Artist Program Support | Erinn Hartley
Community Events Coordinator | Marsha Almodovar
Chief Financial Officer & Production | Leigh Maher
Communications Director | Megan Ashley Crow
LEAF Office & Operations Manager | Chelcie Spencer
Finance & Bookkeeper| Kristal Woods

LEAF Aviators [Specialized Crew]

Volunteer Coordinators | Chelcie Spencer & Madison Link 
Vendor Coordinator | Erin Honeycutt
ONEmic Studio Coordinator | Nex Millen
Family Adventure Coordinator | Cristal Rose Fox
Healing Arts Coordinator | Sonya Costello
Human Resources Advisor | Kevin L. Young  Strategic HR Business Partner
Maven of Contra & Special Advisor | Mike Compton
Plus Many LEAF Festival Team Leaders that are superstars & fabulous Interns!
*If there is not an email, contact and it will be shared.

Current Job Openings       How to apply?
Step 1: Email Resume & Cover Letter with 3 References to
Step 2: Email video link
to a 
2-3 Minute Video addressing: Why would you like to work at LEAF?, Why are “Cultural Arts” important, What skills and passions do you have that you believe will help LEAF’s work thrive?, What is a life goal that aligns with LEAF’s mission?
Note: Send a youtube or web link to your video (make sure it is able to be viewed).

LEAF DONOR RELATIONS Specialist            Start: Available Now LEAF Donor Relations Specialist brings expertise in many areas of Development with a focus on MemberSHIP, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Endowment, Engagement and Relationship cultivation. To summarize, the focus is on Individual Giving and Membership. This role identifies, cultivates and stewards relationships with current and prospect donors, and supports and builds upon a growing network of individual and business donors through memberSHIP. Donor Relations Specialist leads the improvement of LEAF’s development strategies, friend rising, LEAF Love and technology to embrace growth. They are responsible for raising their budgeted annual goals. This is an exciting time to join, for this role will be growing as LEAF’s Global Arts Center plans to open in August 2019. Member of two-person development team. Full time. Salary commensurate with experience.
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Performing Arts Administrator      Start: Available Now     Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Performing Arts Administrator assists in the selection, procurement, advancing, marketing, and logistic coordination of performing artists for LEAF Festivals, Downtown, and special events. The Performing Arts Administrator will also oversee the curation, setup, and execution of LEAF Family Adventure programming, the Art Dash 5K race, Artist transportation & hospitality administration, and on site quartermaster over-site. The Performing Arts Administrator will have a high attention to detail, excellent organizational & communication skills, a proven work ethic, and a strong passion for community & cultural arts. The Performing Arts Administrator is an hourly position with an expectation of longer commitments during LEAF Festivals & Downtown.

Communications Assistant              Start: January to March
Communications Assistant supports LEAF’s Communications (Promotions & Marketing) Director. This support includes design, social media, print and digital advertising, coordinating media coverage of LEAF programs & events, press relations, administration and more. This position helps engage new and current LEAF audiences, and effectively tells the LEAF story. Part time to Full time. Salary commensurate with experience.

LEAF Global Arts Center Director     Start: March to May
LEAF Global Arts Center Director
manages the internal functions of the hub including daily operations, strategic planning, technology, sales and the administrative, programming, coordinating all engagement experiences, and calendars. This role is responsible for the planning and promotion of special exhibits, performing arts events and instructional activities. This position requires a dynamic individual. This position is responsible for ensuring the maintaining and bettering of the facilities is occurring while creating a safe and positive experience for artists and audiences, maximizing concessions and facility rental revenues, and handling general administrative duties. Full time. Salary commensurate with experience.

Year Around Apply to be a LEAF Schools & Streets Teaching Artist!
Openings limited. Please allow 2-3 weeks for review once submitted.

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LEAF Contact Information

Customer Service & General Inquiries:
828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]
Don’t know WHO to contact? Contact Customer Service & your inquiry will be forwarded to the best LEAF contact.

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-2pm

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Mailing Address:
377 Lake Eden Road

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Physical Office Location:
906 E Tunnel Road by East Asheville Library. Note: LEAF uses Black Mountain address for regular mail.  If you are sending a package, call LEAF at 828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]  for correct address. 


“I’m still in awe of the wonderful LEAF work you are making come true for so many people both here and many far flung places in the planet. In the joy of it all, many hurts are healed, so many fun opportunities to create and grown for all the people around you.”-Dot


Insights & Feedback

Thank you, LEAFers, for inquiries and feedback. LEAF is a small non-profit organization with a big vision.  We are always seeking to improve within our capacity and opportunities, and your insights help and are appreciated! Email to

Request for Information

Thank you for your interest in LEAF Community Arts. As a501C3 non-profit organization and a good community steward it is essential to have healthy business practices to take great care of LEAF’s work, mission,and our amazing supporters investments. A few of LEAF’s priority values are integrity, openness, and being mission-driven. If you are seeking additional information about LEAF’s budget, policies, manuals, or other aspects please email