Arts Council Names Christine Jones Vice President for Facilities and Operations


"The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has named Christine Jones to fill the vacant position of Vice President of Facilities and Operations.  Jones has served as Director of Operations and Finance at Arts United in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1992.  She will oversee the operations of The Arts Council Theater on Coliseum Drive, the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem’s downtown theater district. Jones will join The Arts Council staff on April 28.

Jones has more than 35 years of experience in nonprofit operations.  In her previous position she developed and managed a team of 10 who were responsible for day-to-day management and operations of three public arts facilities. This included physical plant management, scheduling and revenue generation, technical services and joint arts operations services.

Jim Sparrow, Arts Council President and CEO, said, “Christine’s duties at Arts United were broad ranging and her background and experience dovetail nicely with our requirements.  Sustainability is a primary goal of ours.  We want to reach a break even position with our facilities in the near future, and she has been faced with that challenge before. We have a long list of priorities, including aligning programming with mission and continuing to work toward creation of a community box office. We think she can provide exceptional leadership on these matters and other areas important to The Arts Council at this juncture.”

Jones has a degree in accounting and has studied computer science and human resources at Indiana University/Purdue University.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.  Winston-Salem’s robust arts community accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live.  In 2013, The Arts Council made Organizational Support Grants to 19 Funded Partners totaling $1,675,000 and other grants brought the total awarded to $1,905,000."
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