Job Posting: Arts Education Coordinator
Arts Education Coordinator
Applications Accepted Through
April 22, 2022
The Arts Center inspires creativity and contributes to community well-being through equitable access to and engagement with the visual arts in the Greater Corvallis area. We collaborate to offer exhibitions, learning opportunities, artist development, and cultural events centered on art, artists and art enthusiasts.
Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Transparency
In the 1960s, the innovative, grassroots effort of artists, civic leaders, and multiple Oregon State University departments were quite radical: they set out to establish the Corvallis Arts Council as the first community-based arts organization in the State of Oregon, and 27th in the United States. In 2008, we changed our name to The Arts Center with the goal of becoming inclusive of all people and groups seeking connection with the arts. We believe that art is a welcoming portal for cross-cultural participation that connects people and creates community.
In 2020, The Arts Center began an organization-wide process of learning and change to examine and address discriminatory policies, dominant cultural practices, and decision-making systems, with the goal of becoming a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts organization. We are actively working to embed justice, equity, and transparency into every level of our organization. We invite individuals who share our commitment to this goal to join our team and to help shape a more just and equitable future for our organization as well as for the communities we serve.
We welcome and encourage those from historically marginalized and excluded communities to apply!
The person in this role places equity at the center of work practices and is someone passionate about building community through the arts and culture.
Oversee learning opportunities for youth, adults and artists integrated with the organization’s programs and through collaboration with other community and organizational partners. Include a diversity of voices and dynamic community collaborations in project planning, design and implementation. Collaborate with regular and volunteer staff. Report to and work with the Executive Director of TAC to develop resources for integrated arts learning activities of the organization that benefit the great Corvallis community.
Applicant Required Skills and Experience
(Please apply if you feel you are the right candidate for this position even though you do not meet all requirements. Relevant life/ work/ transferable experiences are welcomed and reviewed.)
- Commitment to justice, equity and transparency in all practices:
- Ability to administer programs and transparently track decisions for the purpose of ensuring policies and practices always move the organization toward inclusion.
- One-year or more as a teaching artist, classroom teacher, or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated ability to develop integrated arts activities with learning goals, outcomes, activities, material needs, and evaluation metrics – A work sample is requested.
- Demonstrated experience with a variety of art media – Sample media competencies and/or media experiments is part of work sample request.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Experience with common core public schools objectives, Visual Thinking Strategies, or equivalent learning models, to support engagement with the arts for youth, adults, artists.
- Demonstrated experience in resource development such as grant writing, or in coordinating a marketing or fundraising campaign.
- Experience with digital media: slide presentations, basic design, and/or basic video editing.
- Spanish language: spoken and/or written.
Thanks to partnering support of WorkSource Oregon for this recruitment!
To apply for this Part-Time Position:
- Please submit the following writing samples as digital PDFs sent electronically to email@example.com with “Arts Education Coordinator, The Arts Center” in the subject line. They can be either past written works or newly created writing samples:
- Reasons why you want to work in the arts with The Arts Center.
- Resume that shares related work, skills experience.
- One sample arts learning plan for an arts activity that reinforces another topic of your choice, (i.e. science concept, cultural story, observing a natural space, etc.), includes an art sample, and project evaluation metrics. (Sample Activity Proposal Form that may be used as an outline for this work sample.)
- Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2022.
- Next step notifications will be sent by May 16, 2022,
- NOTE: This position requires a State of Oregon background check to work with youth.
- This position needs to be conducted most work days in person.
- If you require any accommodation to complete this application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-754-1551, Ext 654.
- Salary Range $18-$21/hour depending on experience.
- Flexible work hours, prorated vacation, sick leave, prorated paid holidays, Simple IRA retirement plan eligibility, AFLAC insurance policies pre-tax (employee pays 100% premium), 20% discount on art purchases from The Arts Center.
Equal opportunity statement
Our goal is to create a diverse organization that is representative, at all levels, of the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, HIV status, marital status, family medical history or genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded communities to apply, including those who have been formerly incarcerated.
The part-time Arts Education Coordinator will focus on program planning and delivery through a community engagement model. Program partners include (but are not limited to) the City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation and Public Library, ecological and family and youth-serving organizations, local public, private and alternative schools, and area professional teaching and working artists of a variety of media.
Responsibilities and Duties
Arts Integration Activities: Develop activities and programs that support equitable access and introduction to, exploration and engagement with, and/or development of skills and creative practice in the arts.
- Integrate arts activities with The Arts Center programs (Public Exhibits and the Artist Accelerator Program) and through dynamic collaborative partnerships with the City Parks & Recreation and other community organizations.
- Develop youth and adult arts engagement activities maximizing our downtown location and other local City and partner facilities available.
- Provide arts outreach to community events that fulfill mutual needs of partner organizations and their target audiences.
- Support youth experiencing high-risk life challenges through opportunities to experience/develop personal identity/self-expression through creative activities.
- Ensure program delivery follows youth safety procedures outlined in Safety Handbook.
- Recruit and supervise temporary and volunteer staff to support programming.
- Develop and manage contracted arts activity services with partners such as the Oregon Veterans Home, Lebanon.
- Support professional teaching artists through arts experiences which are enriching for them and their participants.
Multi-cultural Competency: Support knowledge and practice of collaborative project work between artists, volunteer and regular staff, organizational partners and shareholders from different socio-economic and cultural- and ethnicity-identifying backgrounds, media disciplines, and levels of experience with the arts. (Sample applicable practices include identifying/eliminating bias in selection processes, communications, and methods of outreach to ensure a diversity of voices are included in program planning and exhibition.)
Interpersonal Skills: A core organizational value is being a community connector, able to build and maintain relationships with other people and organizations.
- Work with ED to develop/achieve revenue recovery goals, collect program evaluation data, and monitor budgets in quarterly and annual reviews. Revenues for this program are a mix of general fund, donor and grant support.
- Work toward W.A.G.E. certified artist compensation.
- Support grant project application, implementation, completion, evaluation, final reporting and donor gratitude reporting.
- Support other project campaign fundraising as needed.
Miscellaneous Administrative Competencies: (accommodations can be made for these criteria)
- Develop, track and evaluate impact data + good stories for the program, including participant numbers, hours of instruction, and other demographic data needed for grant final reports and annual donor/funder reports.
- Manage a program budget using Quickbooks-generated financial reports.
- Convey program information internally and externally.
- Create, utilize and navigate between spreadsheet and word processing platforms such as MSOffice, Apple or Google Suites.
- Manage data using a customer records management (CRM) database.
- Manipulate and perform simple digital media edits, and create presentations using digital media to share and export for viewing.
- Work in a shared work-station, space-challenged historic building (ramp not in full ADA compliance) and some areas accessible only by stairs with accommodation assistance.
- Communicate and work with community volunteers and contractors.
- Maintain equipment and art supplies for both project and program needs.
- Work evening and weekend hours on a limited but regular basis.
- Perform other duties in order to fulfill the mission of TAC on a day-to-day basis.