Program Associate, EMC Arts
JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
EmcArts Inc. is a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts. Our partners include many of the country’s leading cultural institutions and funding agencies. We are recruiting an experienced Program Associate to assist and support the Director of Community Initiatives and other EmcArts staff members in the management of day-to-day operations of our community-based programs for arts and culture organizations in specific cities or regions, most notably the New Pathways for the Arts program.
We are looking for an experienced producer of education or professional-development events who can skillfully keep projects moving forward, manage asynchronous program timelines, and, in partnership with the Director of Community Initiatives, efficiently serve as a central hub for a program’s various stakeholders including: funders; executive, artistic, and board leaders from arts and culture organizations; faculty; facilitators; and other EmcArts staff members.
The successful candidate will have a strong interest in organizational innovation and adaptive change in arts and culture organizations and be an outstanding and proactive implementer with strong organizational, event production, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should have experience working with arts and culture organizations, experience producing and coordinating events remotely, and thrive working as a part of a small, close-knit creative team.
The role of the Program Associate is to assist and support EmcArts’ Director of Community Initiatives and to advance EmcArts’ programs and services by managing the ongoing operations of projects in the organization’s community-based program portfolio including, but not limited to:
- Assisting and supporting the Director of Community Initiatives in all logistics related to onsite program delivery of the New Pathways for the Arts program (currently ongoing in Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati and future sites) including: scheduling and coordination of meeting venues, coordination of logistics for facilitators/staff delivering the program, preparation of curricular materials, and coordination of documentation and evaluation activities.
- Tracking and managing all community-based program income and expenses and participate in all program budget projection processes.
- Following relevant news, blogs, and events in order to create curricular connections with program participants and contribute to program participant engagement efforts.
- Serving, in partnership with the Director of Community Initiatives, as in-house administrator for various online curricular tools, including: Belbin teal role assessments, Survey Monkey, webinar software, EmcArts’ Innovation Rubric, and EmcArts’ program-specific websites.
- Managing timelines for documentation and communication, generating and editing correspondence and other program documents, including funder interim and final reports
- Providing general support of EmcArts’ other programs and services as requested
The position reports to EmcArts’ Director of Community Initiatives, but closely interacts with all EmcArts team members depending on project roles and tasks required.
The Program Associate is expected to work a 3 to 4 day (24 to 32 hours) week operating during standard business hours. We are flexible and open to working out a mutually agreeable standard schedule. Busy times may entail some evening and weekend work or shifting of the standard schedule, although this is rare. Competitive compensation, dependent on experience and schedule ($30,000 to $45,000), plus benefits.
- Strong time and project management and investigative skills with the ability to juggle competing timelines and priorities and a real gift for getting things done accurately and efficiently.
- Excellent communications skills and ability to manage diverse personalities.
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Organized self-starter who is decisive about implementing tasks: knows when to ask questions and when to make a choice and implement effectively and immediately.
- Excellent computer systems skills, including web research fluency and the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies.
- Ability to follow and improve on office systems/processes
- Ability to represent the firm effectively with grantee organizations, partners, and funders
- Knowledge of arts and arts education organizations and organizations that support the arts (foundations, state arts agencies, services organizations, etc.) preferred
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a similar or equivalent position
By January 22, 2013, please e-mail both a letter of interest and resume to:
Jonas Cartano, Director of Community Initiatives
|Location:||New York, NY|
|Deadline:||January 22, 2013|
|How to apply:||See above.|
|Tagged:||Community Development, Economic Development, Non-Profit, Outside of Arizona|