Artist Outreach Coordinator
Posted: Nov 08, 2021
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is seeking a creative and connected arts professional to serve as its part-time Artist Outreach Coordinator. This part-time position works up to 35 hours a week and serves as the liaison between the Arts Council and the Greater Pittsburgh artist community and creative enterprises with the goal of creating environments that support individual artists, collectives, collaboratives, and cohorts. This position reports to the Manager of Programs while collaborating with the larger Arts Council team. This position will work in a hybrid setting, both remotely and in-person.
Hourly Rate: $20.00 – $23.00 with paid time off
Duties and Responsibilities:
● Serve as one of the Arts Council’s primary connectors to the artist community and its needs.
● Plan, coordinate, and execute a variety of workshops, events, and networking opportunities for artists. Manage the Teaching Artist Initiative and Women in the Arts professional networks.
● Participate and support the Arts Council’s visibility/outreach goals by attending and contributing to a variety of artistic events locally and regionally (i.e gatherings, committees, conferences)
● Connect artists to counseling, coaching, networking, grant writing assistance, and other needed support through meetings, emails, phone conversations, etc.
● Coordinate opportunities with Arts Council staff and peer organizations, community stakeholders and/or business partners who provide programming for artists
● Collaborate across Arts Council departments to support a variety of projects such as grant proposals and reports, program development, communications and marketing efforts, and membership outreach, etc.
● Connect the Arts Council and Pittsburgh to national and regional peer and support organizations that focus on artists.
● Manage the Arts Council’s Art on the Walls program in its downtown Pittsburgh office space. Other duties as assigned.
● Education & Experience: At least 4 years of experience working as a professional artist and/or arts educator. 1-2 years administrative and/or professional work experience, preferably in an arts or nonprofit organization. Experience can include a combination of education, professional working experience, internships, etc.
● Administrative and management skills: Strategic and long-term planning abilities; familiarity with tracking budgets; ability to work independently and within small teams; interest in improving internal processes; familiarity with program-design models.
● Written and oral communication skills
● Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 365, and Google for small business, as well as a variety of web-based tools, such as Zoom, Asana, Slack. Experience with customer relationship management systems is a plus.
Qualities and Characteristics of All Arts Council Team Members:
● Passion for arts and culture in our region.
● Highly motivated strategic thinker, a self-starter, and innovative.
● Comfortable communicating with a variety of people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, varying ideas, and different ways of working.
● Willingness to join the entire Arts Council team in a shared commitment to addressing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion issues with the communities we serve.
● Ability to creatively problem-solve and think critically.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
● Ability to navigate unique situations of conflict between artists, stakeholders, and members.
● Commitment to contributing positively to a collaborative, often fast-paced, flexible environment.
Arts Council’s Commitment to Equity:
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council values equity as essential to its mission to expand the reach, influence, and effectiveness of the region’s diverse and vibrant arts and culture community by providing leadership, advocacy, capacity building, and connections. We are committed to diversity and equity in terms of gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, ability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics. Differences provide varied viewpoints, ideas, and connections that strengthen and enrich the Arts Council’s work with the communities in our region. It is the Arts Council’s goal to create and maintain an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment and to engage the talents of people with varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to accomplish our mission.
How to Apply:
This position is an hourly position at $20 – $23, with paid time off and occasional weekends and evenings when necessary. Benefits include paid sick time according to the City of Pittsburgh’s policy; opportunity to purchase health insurance, vision, and dental through the Arts Council.
The Arts Council is currently working remotely and continues to assess its return to the office. At that time, safety and health standards will be outlined for staff, which may include masking requirements, social distancing, vaccination, testing, etc.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com with the subject line “Artist Outreach Coordinator.” Mailed applications will be accepted at 810 Penn Ave., Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Deadline for all applications is December 1, 2021. Learn more about the Arts Council at www.pittsburghartscouncil.org.