We offer a rewarding and inclusive work environment for talented professionals who are innovative, hardworking, and eager to play an integral role within a small but mighty team.
Artist and Programming Manager
Our non-profit is in search of an experienced individual to refine our evolving service model that begins with high quality arts education during the school day and expands outward to increase family and ultimately community involvement around the transformative power of the arts. The incumbent will work with artists and staff to drive development of innovative arts in education curriculum. This position will engage in advancing the opportunities for embedded arts-in-education programming. Other priorities will be to provide logistical, administrative, and communications support for our artists and programming.
The incumbent will report to the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to the Chief Executive Officer.
• Advance the organization’s commitment the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA).
• Lead artist services in collaboration with program and education team, identify programmatic and artistic needs of the roster through the lens of cultural competency, equitable delivery, and inclusion and work to fulfill those needs by managing artist recruitment, auditions, orientation, professional development, monitoring artist(s) in the field, and curating programs
• Prepare and collect background checks and annual agreements for performing and teaching artists
• Proactive formulation of innovative programming, including proposals and project budget development, that addresses emerging trends in education, social justice, and needs in the communities we serve for K-12 students and educators
• Lead Out-of-School-Time program support and oversight through regular communication with schools/non-school community partners, teachers, and teaching artists while facilitating curriculum development, project assessment through conducting in-person site visits and program evaluation collection, consultation to teachers and teaching artists as needed, while maintaining documentation and implementation reports internally
• Follow emerging arts in education research and best practices
• Cultivate collaborative relationships with school district staff and educators as well as teaching artists
• Collaborate on and contribute to program-related marketing / public relations efforts
• Support and advocate the organizational mission
• Contribute to growth of organization and achievement of strategic priorities
• Exchange ideas with colleagues in the nationwide Young Audience network and beyond
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Background in the arts with experience in education and/or administration; Familiarity with diverse art forms and experience in evaluating artistic quality
• Experience working with schools and/or community arts organizations
• Knowledge of child development
• Excellent relationship building skills with diverse constituencies of the organization and prior engagement with underrepresented communities
• Expertise in designing arts in education curriculum and defining learning outcomes
• Demonstration of cross-cultural competencies and culturally responsive program development
• Familiarity of Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning and implementation of them in building creative process into classroom learning by incorporating performing, literary, and visual arts
• Agile self-starter and creative problem solver with ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
• Evidence of clear communication, adept at both written and oral communications and the ability to integrate ideas into a cohesive whole, including proposal development and project budgeting
• Proficiency with using technology, including Google Apps Suite, Microsoft Office (experience with WordPress and Salesforce an added plus), and basic photography and video editing.
Salary with paid time off, health insurance, life insurance, and opportunity to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement plan. Many responsibilities can be accomplished while working remotely or in the field but must be able to participate in person in some daytime, evening, and weekend events, requiring provision of personal transportation. Compensation hourly rate range of $20-22.
How to Apply
Please submit your application to us by email including a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Subject line should include “Application – Artist and Programming Manager.” Resume reviews will begin immediately. Successful background check will be required prior to start date.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, socioeconomic status, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, religious beliefs, ethnicity and (dis)ability status.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.