Serve as the primary liaison for the Community Partners of the Arts Center, and develop residencies, workshops and other activities to engage and build community connections, generate goodwill and support in the community, and enhance the overall perception of the Arts Center. Coordinate the development, marketing, facilitation, and evaluation of programs for Community Arts and Public Programs including Connecting Communities and the Community Gallery with the direction of the Senior Manager of Public Programming and the Deputy Director for Programming.
Serve as primary liaison for the Arts Center’s Community Partners and work to increase the visibility of the Arts Center and strengthen relationships with organizations and individuals through activities such as quarterly Community Partner meetings, open houses, special community partner workshops, and other activities.
Coordinate the Connecting Communities projects—work with the Senior Manager of Public Programming and Deputy Director for Programming to develop the financial, conceptual, and logistical framework for the projects; manage the artist’s logistics and schedules; recruit participants; facilitate the projects keeping the goals and objectives of that project at the forefront; manage the budget and all internal logistics and communication for the projects; coordinate an evaluation and debriefing of each project with participants, artists, and staff; create a project report after each project with evaluation summaries, quantitative information, stories, and quotes for use in grant reports.
Propose, curate, and oversee community commissions and community exhibitions for consideration including those with Connecting Communities and the Community Gallery.
Draft original marketing copy, gather appropriate imagery, and work with the marketing department and Senior Manager of Public Programming to market all Community Arts programming.
At weekly meetings, provide input regarding possible projects, workshops and visiting artists for Community Arts programming.
Oversee special projects as determined with the Senior Manager of Public Programming such as organization-wide evaluation processes, course projects with University students, external programming partnerships such as the Big Read, and other tie-ins to Arts Center programming, etc.
Manage the programming in the Community Gallery: generate proposals for review by the Senior Manager of Public Programming and Deputy Director for Programming including Exhibitions without Borders series; manage the calendar with the Exhibitions Manager; manage the paperwork, logistics, and installation process of all Community Gallery exhibitions unless assigned to someone else such as with Youth Art Month and Preschool Perspectives. For those periods when the Community Gallery is assigned to someone else, serve as resource for that staff member to coordinate programming in the Community Gallery.
Work and think holistically about Arts Center to assist the programming, marketing, and development departments in broadening their participation and reach to the community and maintaining a consistent message in the community.
Represent the Arts Center at certain community events as appropriate.
Share information about Community Arts programming and other Arts Center programming with colleagues in the field and community at large.
Work with Public Programs on collaborative projects, such as, opening party events.
Additional duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Public Programming based on the needs of the Arts Center.
Will consider an exceptional candidate with a Bachelors degree in a related field with high recommendation; a candidate with a master's degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Arts Education, Community Arts or related field with past experience working directly with artists or other creative individuals is preferred.
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The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a not-for-profit art museum operated by the Sheboygan Arts Foundation, Inc., located in downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States. The mission is to generate a creative exchange between artists and the public.
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.