The successful candidate will bring a rich and innovative vision for how a major multidisciplinary arts institution can engage in exciting, nimble and meaningful ways with the widest community. A key focus area will be the needs of the communities with which the Tempe Center for the Arts seeks to engage, addressing issues of social justice, racial equity, greater diversity, and current events.
Job duties include:
S/he will possess extensive experience in developing strategic, community-based engagement programs and will develop programs that deliver model-arts-engagement programming to Tempe within available resources.
Develop partnerships with schools, school districts, out-of-school groups, arts organizations, community groups, teaching artists and practicing artists. Develop and implement activities, programs, events and community outreach.
Research and understand national and local network of arts grants agencies, programs and associations.
Manage the Arts Grants Program at every stage; Develop guidelines and review criteria; Facilitate panel review procedure and coordinate selection process; Determine funding allocations based on panel review; Prepare information for council approval; Monitor and audit grants.
Conduct grants training workshops and provide grant application assistance to artists, local arts nonprofits, schools and community groups.
Design innovative arts programs and implement all aspects of program development including: conducting research, defining strategies and approach, designing budgets, enhancing partnerships, coordinating services.
Plan, coordinate, support the design and delivery of arts learning projects and programs through collaborations; Plan, conduct and participate in conferences and workshops meant to improve arts programs and management methods within the city and broader field.
Maintain strong local, regional and national partnerships with Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, Arizona Alliance for Arts Education, Arizona Department of Education, Maricopa Partnership on Arts and Culture, Arts Science Education Network, Arizona Arts Education Research Institute, Americans for the Arts and National Assembly of State Arts and Agencies.
Supervise Arts Coordinator-Education, part-time staff and interns; Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Work closely with Tempe Elementary School District #3 to manage the Studio Artists Program.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Position is open until filled
Employees in this position are represented by the Tempe Supervisors' Association (TSA).
Three years of increasingly responsible experience in administering or managing of arts granting and/or arts educational programs and/or in the organization and management of arts programs in a public setting, including two years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in arts administration, visual or performing arts, public administration, education or degree related to the core functions of this position.
The Tempe Arts & Culture Division develops and manages the city's arts and cultural programs and services, including public art, community arts grants, the Tempe History Museum, and Tempe Center for the Arts. In 2015 the Tempe Arts and Culture Plan was adopted, bringing a new level of aspiration and with it an expansion of planned arts offerings. In order to implement important components of the P...lan, Tempe is hiring two new arts administrators through a national call: Public Art Administrator, and Arts Engagement Administrator. With the inclusion of these key positions, the City will be able to maintain its dedication to enriching the lives of the local and extended community by providing life-long engagement in accessible cultural, social, and educational experiences.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.