Head Honcho Sought for Wilder Center
A reinvigorated place for the arts in the Upper Valley
The Wilder Center, “that old yellow former-church at the turn in Wilder, Vermont,” needs a leader. A decade or so ago, the 120-year old property underwent a major renovation. The metamorphosis from one-time church to cultural center brought new life to Wilder’s bend-in-the-road with concerts, lectures, corporate meetings and weddings. Like many of its ilk, the Center has been closed during the pandemic. Looking ahead to more normal times, Chet Clem of Lyme Properties is hoping to “re-imagine and re-open the Wilder Center as a multi-purpose music, arts, and event space . . . that adds to the culture and conversation in the Upper Valley.”
What is needed is a Head Honcho, an evolving role described as more creative and more hands-on than that of former “managers.” Early enthusiastic responses to the announcement on Facebook included readers tagging friends; the yearning for a new place to gather, not to mention the prospect of face-to-face gathering itself, is palpable.
If you think you might be Head Honcho material, or for more information about the position, click here.
(Photo, top, courtesy of Chet Clem, President, Lyme Properties)
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Susan B. Apel shuttered a lifelong career as a law professor to continue an interest (since kindergarten) in writing. Her freelance business, The Next Word, includes literary and feature writing; her work has appeared in a variety of lit mags and other publications including Art New England, The Woven Tale Press, The Arts Fuse, and Persimmon Tree. She connects with her neighbors through Artful, her blog about arts and culture in the Upper Valley. She’s in love with the written word.