ArtsWorcester seeks a Program Manager for a multi-faceted and dynamic position that engages with all aspects of the organization, its artists, and the public. The Program Manager reports to the Executive Director but works in close collaboration with her, an exhibition installer, graphic designer, bookkeeper, community partners, and volunteers.
ArtsWorcester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers a flexible and joyous work environment in the visual arts. In addition to the professional skills below, candidates should also bring a warm, welcoming demeanor, comfort in an urban setting, and openness to a diverse and creative clientele.
- Oversee all elements of artist relations, including membership processing, welcomes, renewals, acknowledgments, and surveys
- Manage artwork exhibited in five venues, including calls for art, artwork submissions, tracking, labeling, pick-up, art sales, occasional packing and transport, and archiving exhibition records
- Responsible for gallery maintenance (wall repairs, repainting, cleanliness of exhibition areas and storage)
- Responsible for gallery staffing, including scheduling and supervising volunteers and assistants
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, market exhibitions and programs, including printed promotions, press releases, email campaigns, social media feeds and website updates.
- Run the Artist Business Skills Workshops series (8-10 annually), including determining content, engaging presenters, taking registration, and processing evaluations
- Manage Teen Nights (4 annually) in collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools
- Assist with exhibition openings and special events
- Responsible for bulk mailings of exhibition cards.
- Track exhibition, membership, attendance, and participation data, providing reports as needed
- Order and install office supplies
- Maintain orderliness of office and gallery area
- Assist with other activities as needed
- Excellent personal and written communication skills, including formal correspondence
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Two to four years organizational or administrative experience
- Capacity to collaborate with a wide array of community partners, including museums, schools, and non-profits
- Ability to take initiative and work independently
- Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to track and analyze data
- Accuracy, precision, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Experience training or supervising others
- Some experience in marketing or communications
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office for Macintosh, social media channels, WordPress, MailChimp, and some database experience required
- Ability with basic graphics software packages desirable
- Willingness to adapt and learn within an environment of growth and change
The Program Manager is a salaried employee working approximately 30 hours a week. Candidates must be willing to work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons, with additional hours flexible within reason. Occasional evening hours required.
The salary range is from $21,000 to $25,000, with two weeks paid vacation. An additional $2,500 is provided six months after the start date and then annually to subsidize health care expenses.
Please mail a hard-copy letter, resume, and three professional references to
Juliet Feibel, Executive Director
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Applications will be accepted through September 30.