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UPDATED: ArtWorks is now hiring an Artist Impact Education Manager!

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ArtWorks, an equal opportunity employer, is strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse team that creates an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance Artworks’ mission.

Job Title: Artist Impact Education Manager

Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 2460 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefits package includes, 401K, prorated paid time off, paid holidays based on work schedule, and investment in career development.

Salary Range: $19.50 – $21.00, per hour

Job Type: Part-Time, 25 hours per week, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Artist Impact

Application Deadline: October 9, 2022

Start date: Early November

Job Description:

The Artist Impact Education Manager will serve as a core member of the Impact Team and will plan, develop, manage, and coordinate educational and professional development experiences for youth and artists. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about education, the arts, and providing artists with programs and experiences that open up career pathways. The Artist Impact Education Manager will provide key support and leadership for the following programs: Seasonal Youth Apprenticeship, the ArtWorks V2 Gallery, and Year-Round Junior Artist Employment. Core functions of the role include: developing and implementing professional development and enrichment programming for youth and professional artists, program management, program participant communications, data collection, alumni outreach/engagement, event execution.

Key Responsibilities:

Professional Development & Education

  • Support leading and coordinating onboardings for all seasonal employees (Teaching Artists, Apprentices, Junior Artists) and program participants in non-employment programs
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate professional development workshops and leverage local creative professionals as facilitators and experts
  • Ensure all enrichment activities and professional development trainings and workshops are set-up with needed materials and technologies
  • Track seasonal employee and non-seasonal employee participation in enrichment and professional development programming
  • Work with the Director to analyze and improve programing based on participant feedback, participation, and trends in 21st century career readiness best practices

 Non-seasonal Employee Program Management (Currently V2 Gallery)

  • Lead recruitment efforts for the ArtWorks V2 Gallery, ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, and access goals are met
  • Work with the Gallery Manager and Director of Artist Impact to finalize participants for each show
  • Manage the distribution and retention of all forms including: gallery offer letters, sale agreements/exhibition contracts, etc.

Seasonal Employee Program Management

  • Communicate with Apprentices on a weekly basis during programming sessions (communications include: weekly recaps & reminders, etc.)
  • Act as project manager for projects that are fully creatively led by external partners and ArtWorks only manages the hiring and training of youth

Data Collection

  • Support the collection of success stories from youth and creative professional alumni to support Communications Department ‘People First/Artist First’ marketing strategies and storytelling
  • Manage pre and post surveys for youth and professional artists for the ArtWorks V2 Gallery and any other non-employment program.

Artist Communications

  • Research, compile, and support distribution of creative opportunities to ArtWorks’ network of professional talent and Alumni
  • Collect information for and draft the Alumni Newsletter which goes out six times annually
  • Lead ongoing communications with program participants. Weekly update emails and driving interest in on going professional development opportunities

Organizational Support, Community Outreach, & Events

  • Support the creation of presentations and present at schools, job fairs, and creative community events, to build awareness about specific employment and education opportunities with ArtWorks
  • Support securing youth and artist volunteers for ArtWorks events (including, but not limited to: Fall Fundraiser, Mural Tours, Dedications, etc.)
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Associate, or higher degree
  • Experience working in education or youth development preferred
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Experience with welcoming people of diverse backgrounds
  • Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

Skills and abilities:

  • Passion for developing youth and creative talent
  • Integrity and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information
  • Detail oriented with an ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
  • Adaptably to potential change in course
  • Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive
  • A team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Inquisitive and imaginative
  • Flexible, optimistic, constructive with a good sense of humor

The Payoff:

  • Be part of an amazing mission and make a mark in transforming the Greater Cincinnati region with public art, building community, and investing in young artists
  • Help build a future home for ArtWorks with a site for permanent art studios, gallery, and event space to build a more vibrant community
  • Be part of a dynamic team that embraces a growth mindset
  • Be part of a collaborative, creative and flexible work culture that is people centered.
  • Join a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in community-centered work that creates positive change. Read our full commitment here.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and references via Paylocity.

Apply Here

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.