• Part-Time Permanent Position – Avg. 20 hrs/week 
  • (must have flexible hours for night and weekend work)

Fostering creativity and engagement with the arts, to inspire personal growth and community well-being

The Arts Center (TAC) promotes active engagement and life-long appreciation of creative expression through the arts. Development of creativity, imagination, problem solving skills, and a self-expressive voice through the arts serve basic human needs. The community well-being benefits from creative youth and individuals able to better connect with each other. 

Coordinator administers planning, oversight, outreach, and evaluation of TAC’s arts integration program, focused on arts education programming for youth and adults. Coordinator is key marketer for the program, with communications and resource development support from TAC’s Development and Communications Director.  

Art Integration 30% – Access to and engagement with the arts for all community residents is the goal. Activities promote a distinct, quality institutional Brand. Programs and events are developed through community collaborations/partner relationships to ensure there is a need/market for the arts activities. A 120% resource recovery goal means these programs also have potential to earn income for other arts education programs. 

Young Artists 30% – All youth are artists, and have great potential when supported through equitable opportunities to experience/develop their personal creativity. Young Artists activities are offered through partner-supported programs whenever possible. This work has restricted donation, grant and sponsor support. 

Arts Residencies 20% – Arts integrated with school curriculum, and/or TAC program themes, focus on promoting individual creativity, cultural literacy, community building. Every attempt is made to leverage TAC support into 100% resource recovery. 

Outreach 10% – art-wellness activities brings people together through art and art making that contribute to personal/community well being. This work has restricted donor, grant funding and sponsorship support. 

Organization 10% – Administrative planning, outreach, support in conjunction with TAC. 

Requirements/Experience

  • Understanding of the benefits of arts engagement for youth and adults
  • Experience administering or coordinating programs 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • One-year experience or more as a teaching artist, or classroom arts teacher
  • Arts Lesson plan development with learning outcomes and evaluation measurements, and successful execution
  • Experience with a variety of art media
  • Organized and detail oriented, flexible schedule
  • Patience and sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree, or elementary education teaching experience equivalent preferred
  • Grant-writing and grant reporting experience preferred
  • Spanish language, spoken and/or written, desired

Responsibilities and Duties

Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Programming

  • Develop distinct programming that sets The Arts Center apart in our community. 
  • Work with Executive Director (ED) to develop goals and objectives for arts education programming and write Program Plans that can be used as guide for projects and for marketing and resource development.
  • Serve as liaison between artists and partner institution personnel to ensure successful delivery of arts programming and to insure high quality of programming, including matching programming with core curriculum for stronger arts learning, and promotion of integrating arts with other organizational programming.
  • Recruit, hire and mentor skilled teaching artists, always seeking new artists for the pool. 
  • Evaluate teaching artists and program partnerships, as well as the arts learning projects.
  • Develop and sustain local/regional partnerships related to youth arts education activities: Linn County and Benton County schools, Oak Creek OYA, Jackson Street Youth Services, Community Outreach Inc. Seek new partners from our diverse community and invite new collaborations as capacity allows. 

Administrative Actions

  • Work with the ED and TAC Program Coordinators to develop unique arts experiences, and draft Program and Event Plans for review. 
  • Marketing: Follow process for information sharing, collecting collateral and good stories.
  • Funding: Develop revenue recovery goals and monitor program budget through quarterly reviews with ED.
  • Grants: Develop Program and Pilot Project Plans & Draft Budgets for grants committee. Assist with soliciting arts education funding, collect evaluation data and help with final reports based on funder requirements.
  • Coordinate Teaching Artists: recruiting, contracting (with review/approval of ED), payments, invoicing fees for service programs, reimbursements for supplies, activity evaluation, plus collecting information to keep Teaching Artist Directory current.
  • Timely communication with all program participants.
  • Work with Business Manager to ensure project fees billed, contractors paid, administration costs are factored, and costs are allocated from appropriate funds.
  • Maintain program data, including number of participants, hours of instruction, costs and other statistics needed for program evaluation. 
  • Draft annual reports for major donors, working with ED and Development Director.
  • Data and Documentation: Maintain copies of all documents on TAC’s shared drive and/or shared Google Drive. Ensure all teaching artist and organizational partner contact data is current in NEON database. 
  • Staff events aimed at publicizing and/or raising funds for the program.
  • Order, organize, maintain inventory of art supplies.

Requirements:

  • Able to work within a team environment of volunteer and paid staff, in a space-challenged building
  • Working knowledge of MS Word Suite and Google Suite, experience or willing to learn Database management. (TAC uses NEON CRM.)
  • Able to lift 25 pounds
  • Some evening and weekend event work

Benefits | Work Environment:

This position offers flexible work hours, paid holidays, sick leave, 20% discount on art purchases from the ArtShop.

To APPLY:

Email a copy of your Resume (PDF) and Cover Letter noting why you would like to work for an arts non-profits, and your understanding of the value of the arts for the personal and community well-being of youth and adults by February 25, 2020 to Employment @ theartscenter.net 

 

The Arts Center is an EEO employer committed to welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds, citizenship status, national origin, color, familial status, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, race, faith, sex, sexual orientation, and source or level of income to connect with creativity at The Arts Center.