Hamiltonian Artists is seeking a dynamic and innovative Program Manager to oversee the administration and implementation of its signature Hamiltonian Fellowship programs and other career development events for artists.
The Program Manager will manage, plan, and execute programs and activities for an intensive career development program for 10 visual artists, a mentorship program, and Hamiltonian’s Professional Development Speaker Series.
The Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and the Hamiltonian Artists Board and works closely with the Development Manager. The Program Manager’s tasks will include but not limited to:
Plan and conduct annual recruitment drive for new applicants to the fellowship program
Plan and organize the fellowship selection review process
Develop, plan, and administrate fellowship related events and activities
Facilitate interactions among fellows and mentors within the program
Plan and organize the Professional Development Speakers Series
Coordinate with Hamiltonian Gallery on exhibitions, art fairs, and gallery events
Conduct regular fellowship and programming evaluations
Publicize the activities of Hamiltonian Artists, its programs and goals to other relevant art related agencies, organizations, and the general public through our website, newsflashes, press releases, social media and our yearly catalog
Assist Development Manager in outreach and fundraising efforts and strategic planning
Maintain financial management protocols and budgets
Maintain network of partners including alumni, mentor artists, community supporters, artists, and art organizations.
BA in a related field preferred, MA also preferred.
Strong interests in contemporary art practices, artists, and/or arts organizations
The ability to think strategically and resourcefully with creative problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills to build mutually respectful and meaningful relationships with diverse communities and community members
Excellent written communication, time management, and organizational skills.
A keen entrepreneurial spirit to manage program growth and innovation
Attention to detail & strong work ethic with superior administrative skills
Energetic & collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and take initiative in a
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Applications a plus
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
Hamiltonian Artists is committed to building a solid foundation for innovative artist programming to advance the careers and entrepreneurial success of emerging visual artists in Washington, DC. Anchored by a prominent exhibition space at U and 14th Street, NW, the organization annually provides two-year long fellowships to 5 promising artists. Through exhibition opportunities, mentorship, financial support and additional career development opportunities, the fellowship program helps emerging artists develop the relevant skills, tools and resources to build and successfully a career in the arts.
The Hamiltonian fellowship program serves as a steppingstone for emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Inspired by the post-doctoral education model of the sciences, the fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth.Through a comprehensive suite of... professional exhibition opportunities and hands-on, skill-building trainings, all Hamiltonian Fellows gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while learning how to manage and promote their career. Through gallery exhibitions and art fairs, they enjoy heightened visibility and actively grow their professional networks over the course of the two-year program.Hamiltonian is committed to providing professional exhibition and development opportunities to all artists for the entire duration of their fellowship. In return, fellows are expected to participate in a core set of activities and are asked to take full advantage of the various resources provided to via the fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery.
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