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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
Cultural Arts Administrator | Larissa Lopez
Creative Director | Megan Ashley Crow
LEAF Office & Operations Manager | Chelcie Spencer
Community Events Coordinator | Marsha Almodovar
Finance & HR Manager| Kristal Woods
Development Director | Amanda Vollrath
LEAF Schools & Streets Education Director | Erinn Hartley
MemberSHIP + Strategic Engagement Director | Jordan Robbins 
Note: For all artist submissions please send EPK, Links, & Details to

LEAF Aviators [Specialized Crew]

Maven of Contra & Special Advisor | Mike Compton
Volunteer Coordinators | Chelcie Spencer & Madison Link 
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 

LEAF Global Hub Manager    Start: August 2019 – exact date TBD
The LEAF Global Manager oversees the daily internal functions of the center including: operations, program scheduling & coordination, customer care, strategic plan implementation, technology oversight & troubleshooting, and achievement of sales goals.  This role is also responsible for the planning and curation of special exhibits, planning & coordination of performing & cultural arts events, and facilitation of instructional activities. The LEAF Global Manager serves as the primary face of the organization within the facility and will reflect the values & culture of LEAF serving as the central source of knowledge regarding LEAF’s mission & programmatic impact. This position requires a dynamic, highly organized, charismatic & task-oriented individual. This position is responsible for maintaining a high integrity fully operational facility while ensuring a safe, positive, & highly informative experience for artists and audiences alike.  This position reports directly to the LEAF Community Arts Artistic Director.
Full time. Salary commensurate with experience.

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).

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:

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