Following a preliminaryround of interviews Wednesday, the screening committee for the Oregon ArtsCommission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search has elected toreopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the publicround of interviews.

While impressed with initial applicants, the committeedetermined expanding the search will guarantee a stronger group offinalists. “We are committed to finding the best possiblecandidate to lead our organizations into the future,” agreed JulieVigeland, chair of the Arts Commission and Bob Speltz, chair of the CulturalTrust board. “If that requires spending more time on the process, we willdo it.”

Applications will be accepted at through Monday, April 28. Read the complete job posting here. Questions should be directed to Twyla Lawson, thestate’s executive recruiter, at