Now Hiring: Program Manager

ArtWorks is seeking a Program Manager to oversee a variety of planned projects to support ArtWorks Programming, in addition to leading other initiatives and supporting development of future program efforts. This is an exciting opportunity to champion and drive ArtWorks’ programming impact!

This individual will join a team of Program Managers working in the Programs Department, and will oversee project-specific work from design and development through direct management of artistic executional teams, in addition to supporting key departmental initiatives and organization-wide priorities. The Program Manager will develop and maintain key partnerships and artist relationships and will demonstrate excellent project management skills to support ArtWorks mission of transforming people and places through investments in creativity.

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH
Compensation: Starting at $30,000 (commensurate with experience), plus bonus potential. Employee benefits package includes health insurance, generous PTO and 401(k)
Reports to: Managing Director of Programs
Start date: January 2020

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and implement department-specific projects (may include public art and non-public art works)
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Artists, Community Partners, City Administrators, and Vendors
  • Lead meetings with stakeholders to guide productive discussion, planning, and resource coordination (may include project presentations, community engagement sessions and other project-specific demonstrations and events)
  • Manage internal workflow process to ensure resources and content are delivered on time and on budget, and according to project needs
  • Work directly with other departments to support recruitment, hiring, fundraising and marketing/promotional efforts
  • Constructively critique artists’ work to ensure highest quality results
  • Administer, track, and report outcomes measures
  • Support Program department through direct captainship of key department initiatives
  • Support Organizational priorities, as determined with Managing Director

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications & characteristics:

  • Proven experience and excellent project management skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • A driven self-starter with ability to work without much oversite or direction
  • Excellent written, verbal, telephone and public presentation skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe Creative Suites a plus
  • Experience and ease working with diverse audience stakeholders including trustees, volunteers, individuals and staff
  • Passion for the arts and education
  • Strong design sensibility and familiarity with contemporary art
  • Understanding of public art and community-informed professional practices
  • Basic understanding of the materials, techniques, and installation methods for public art works
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation means
  • Ability to lift and transport loads of 25+ lb materials (transportation of misc. project materials and equipment)
  • Excellent personal and professional references
  • Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work as necessary

Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related arts or management field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in non-profit or a related arts field
  • Emphasis on experience in project management
  • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills focused on planning, implementation and collaboration

The successful candidate will:                

  • Have a passion for Cincinnati and the arts; be inquisitive and imaginative
  • Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks
  • Be a team-player, hard-working, and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude; must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment with frequent deadlines
  • Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive and provide constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor
  • Adhere to the utmost ethical standards; be intuitive, considerate, and kind

To Apply

Please submit resume, references, and a cover letter which includes salary requirements, by November 22, 2019 to

ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

About ArtWorks

Since 1996, ArtWorks has been transforming people and places through investments in creativity. The organization is a workforce development and job-training program where art is the vehicle that trains and employs local youth and professional talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks has hired over 3,500 youth and 3,000 professional artists who have completed over 12,000 public and private art projects. ​Learn more at