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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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*note staff listed in order of when they started their LEAF Journey

LEAF Navigators [Year-round office staff]   

Executive Director & Founder | Jennifer Pickering
Chief Financial Officer & Production | Leigh Maher
Global Engagement Director | Schree Chavdarov
Artistic Director | Ehren Cruz
Creative Director | Megan Ashley Crow
Operations Director| Chelcie Spencer
Community Engagement Director | Marsha Almodovar
Finance & HR Manager| Kristal Woods
Development Director | Amanda Vollrath
LEAF Schools & Streets Education Director | Erinn Hartley
MemberSHIP + Strategic Engagement Director | Jordan Robbins 
LEAF Administrative Assistant | Michelle Troszak
Note: For all artist submissions please send EPK, Links, & Details to

LEAF Aviators [Specialized Crew]

Maven of Contra & Special Advisor | Mike Compton
Volunteer Coordinator | Chelcie Spencer 
Vendor Coordinator | Erin Honeycutt
Healing Arts Coordinator | Sonya Costello
ONEmic Studio Coordinator | Nex Millen
Family Adventure + Performing Arts Admin | Cristal Rose Fox
LEAF Style + Promotions Coordinator | Jefferson Ellison
Human Resources Advisor | Kevin L. Young  Strategic HR Business Partner
Plus Many LEAF Festival Team Leaders that are superstars & fabulous Interns!

Current Job Openings 

We are currently hiring for LEAF Global Arts center staff. Staff will start end of January, beginning of February. Please complete and submit application below to

Position Overview

The Welcome Team staff are an essential part of creating the LEAF Global experience. Staff will be responsible for daily opening duties, light cleaning duties, warmly greeting all patrons, answering questions, and assisting patrons as necessary. It is the responsibility of the staff member to help ensure all patrons enjoy their time in LEAF Global. Staff members will give all pertinent feedback to the Welcome Team Coordinator who will work with them to handle all opportunities and take to the Operations Director if necessary. It is the responsibility of the staff member to work with the Welcome Team Coordinator on scheduling conflicts. Time off should be requested 2 weeks in advance and any conflicts should be brought to the Coordinator’s attention immediately. Welcome Team Members will report to the Welcome Team Coordinator. The Welcome Team Coordinator will support the Welcome Team Members and ensure that they have all the tools, training, and support needed to successfully fulfill their role.

This is a part time position. We will contact potential candidates within 10 days to set up an interview.

LEAF Global Application

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

Online ticket sales questions:

19 Eagle Street
Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801


“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