Posted on January 20, 2013
Community Programs Coordinator
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Greater Hartford Arts Council - Community Programs Coordinator
The Greater Hartford Arts Council provides leadership for the financial success and organizational stability of the arts, cultural and heritage community.
Reporting to the Director of Community Investment, the Community Programs Coordinator will assist in the expansion, coordination and implementation of services for the arts, cultural and heritage sector of Greater Hartford.
The successful candidate for the Community Programs Coordinator position should have a lively interest in the region’s cultural organizations and prior relevant experience in program administration. The position requires accuracy and attention to detail with good communication skills (written and verbal), aptitude for working with the public, discretion with sensitive information, and willingness to learn new tasks and be part of a team.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Acquire a solid knowledge of all programs and services managed by the Greater Hartford Arts Council (GHAC), including program purpose, philosophy, history, guidelines, processes and outcomes;
- Cultivate relationships and establish communications with local organizations and their staff;
- Research, design and produce professional development and networking programs that will benefit constituent organizations and individual artists in cooperation with existing nonprofit support and artist development programs;
- Manage the Peer Advisor Network program, a short-term consulting service that matches non-profit arts, heritage or cultural organizations with a designated Peer Advisor, in partnership with the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic & Community Development’s Office of the Arts;
- Administer Neighborhood Studios, a summer education program linking students with cultural institutions for paid experiences to receive arts training and career skill-building;
- Research and compile content for monthly e-newsletter for arts organizations and artists sharing pertinent news from GHAC and the community, as well as upcoming opportunities for artists and arts, heritage and cultural organizations;
- In conjunction with marketing staff, develop marketing and promotion plans and assess website needs as they relate to all GHAC service programs and events;
- Develop and maintain lists of local arts, heritage and cultural organizations and leaders in the Greater Hartford community, building on GHAC’s existing cultural inventory database;
- Other designated tasks assisting the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Community Investment in executing programs and services for the cultural field.
This is a full-time, exempt position, with some overtime required. Our goal is that all Arts Council associates see themselves as part of a flexible team whose success depends on the commitment of each member. Assistance with community and fundraising events (including those held on nights and weekends) is expected of all team members. Proficiency in Microsoft Office in essential. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and MicroEdge Gifts Online must be attained. Professional business attire is expected at all times. Bachelor’s degree and program management and/or administrative experience preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resume by February 8, 2013 to: Elizabeth Hucker, Director of Community Investment at email@example.com. No phone calls please.