We’re Hiring: Art in the Community Coordinator
Position: Art in the Community Coordinator
Schedule: 24-30 hours, flexible schedule, non-exempt
Supervisor: Art in the Community Director
Position open until filled. Hoping to hire by September 1, 2016
Richmond Art Center: The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, and we offer exciting arts experiences for all ages. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs and contemporary exhibitions in our galleries.
Every year, we serve thousands of students through classes and programs taught by professional artists, both onsite at the Art Center and at sites throughout Richmond. Our four galleries allow us to mount rotating exhibitions that display the works of emerging and established Bay Area artists.
Art in the Community Program: The Richmond Art Center began in 1936 with the vision of one woman devoted to sharing her love of art with the Richmond community. Today, we bring high quality art-making experiences to young people and families across Richmond and neighboring cities. Art in the Community classes:
- Expose students to a range of artistic disciplines
- Are for children, youth, families, and adults of all ages
- Bring art to sites across Richmond and San Pablo
- Offer high-quality curricula written by practicing Bay Area artists
- Contribute to a more art-infused Richmond through collaboration with community partners
- Nurture young leaders by supporting creative thinking and problem solving
- Are offered at low or no cost to students
- Are taught by a team of teaching artists that reflects our community
Essential Functions: The Richmond Art Center is looking for a collaborative, experienced and self-motivated Program Coordinator to join our Education team. Our Art in the Community program is growing and we are looking to hire an additional coordinator to meet the growing demands of our sites. Under the direction of the Art in the Community Director, and working closely with the existing Coordinator, the new Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the coordination of offsite Arts Education Programs. This includes visits to sites, providing oversight of the program implementation, and supervising the teaching artists and volunteers responsible for instruction at various sites in Richmond and San Pablo. This team member also supports and helps shape the development of new relationships with collaborating organizations, the expansion of our programs, and the planning and implementation of our professional developments series for teaching artists. This wide-ranging position requires a strong commitment to equity & social justice, the ability to strategize creatively, and an outgoing and collaborative personality. The hours of position may increase over the course of this year.
- In collaboration with the AIC Team, manage our partnerships with schools, community organizations and agencies which host the Art in the Community programs.
- Supervise teaching artists and volunteers. Give constructive feedback and monitor instructional outcomes.
- Participate in the development or revision of program policies and best practices. Make recommendations based on field experiences and program data.
- Document and report on program implementation (enrollment, instruction, and compliance with agreements).
- Attend and represent the AIC program at relevant partner and community meetings
- Monitor teaching artist timesheets, requests for payment and/or reimbursement.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of AIC professional development offerings.
- Manage program tools and supplies.
- Generate, review or update AIC supporting materials.
- Coordinate the staffing of AIC tables at community events.
- Other duties as assigned by the Art in the Community Director.
Qualifications and Dispositions:
- Art program administration experience a plus
- At least 3 years of Teaching Artist experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a range of community and program settings
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Thrives in a flexible and collaborative work environment
- Ability to make independent decisions on the spot
- Experience working with diverse learners across a range of age groups a plus
- Experience planning/delivering professional development experience a plus
- Personal creative practice a plus
- East Bay resident preferred
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Access to a car for all scheduled work hours
Compensation and Benefits:
- $18- $20 DOE
- Vacation, sick and holidays.
- Richmond Art Center membership and NARM benefits
- Quarterly free class at Richmond Art Center
To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org