Job Title: Artist Impact Education Manager
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 2460 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive employee benefits package includes 401K, prorated paid time off, paid holidays based on work schedule, career development and a hybrid work model
Salary Range: $25,500 - $27,500 annually
Job Type: Part-Time, 25 hours per week, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Artist Impact
Start date: Early September
About ArtWorks: Now in its 26th year, ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that has pioneered public art and economic impact throughout the region with a mission to transform people and places through investments in creativity. ArtWorks co-creates public art with community leaders that builds civic pride and beautifies the region, creating jobs for more than 300 artists annually, including youth ages 14-21, to earn a living wage. The economic empowerment and mentorship that ArtWorks provides leads to upward mobility, which is critically important for youth who come from a majority of underserved households and who are underemployed. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed nearly 4,000 youth and 3,500 creative professionals. The organization has completed more than 14,000 public and private art works of art, including public sculpture, light-based installations and more than 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Now headquartered in Walnut Hills, ArtWorks is part of the burgeoning arts district in Cincinnati’s historic second downtown. Learn more at artworkscincinnati.org.
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 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, enrichment programming for youth and professional artists, program management, program participant communications, data collection, alumni outreach/engagement, and event execution.
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 program sessions (communications include weekly recaps, reminders, etc.)
- Act as project manager for projects that are led by external partners and ArtWorks only manages the hiring and training of youth
- 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.
- 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 and the larger public that drive 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
- Program and curriculum development experience 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
- 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
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.