The Community Arts Engagement Manager will support the Director of Community Arts and Programs with the implementation of programming initiatives, exhibitions, and Artist in Residence Programs at the Arts Incubator, the Green Line Performing Arts Center and other sites and spaces as necessary. This work involves developing sustainable partnerships with community artists and arts organizations; collaborating with university-based arts partners; and working to ensure that community engagement permeates all aspects of APL in order for APL to function as an important community asset. Will work closely with APL team to implement various programs, including inception to implementation, development and logistics, throughout the venues where APL programming takes place, including the Arts Incubator, Green Line Performing Arts Center, and future development spaces along the Arts Block. Works closely with the Director of Community Arts and Programs to manage the Artist in Residence program and coordinates all aspects of program, including the application call and process. Assists with the management of the curatorial process of rotating quarterly gallery exhibitions. Works with UChicago Arts communication staff and University partners to market information related to APL events, programs, exhibitions, and other APL programs and initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Community Arts and Programs. This position requires the ability to work evening and weekend hours on an ongoing basis.
Develop sustainable partnerships with community artists and arts organizations, collaborate with university-based arts partners, and work to facilitate and sustainable partnerships and relationships
Take a leadership role in the coordination and management of the Artist in Residence program, public programs and with exhibitions
In partnership with the Assistant Director of Operations and Production and Technical Education Manager, take a leadership role in the coordination and management of events on the Arts Block
Assist in marketing and communication activities for Arts and Public Life
Work with Director of Community Arts and Programs to develop and implement evaluation tools for community programs
Serve as a member of the Arts + Public Life/UChicago Arts staff and assist with various programs and projects. This includes staffing of events, researching of best practices in arts education and management and representing Arts and Public Life/UChicago Arts on various arts-related and administrative committees both within the University and beyond, and other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Decisiveness and Accountability
Partnership and Collaboration
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s Degree Required
Three years of significant experience in the community arts sector required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Significant experience and demonstrated success working with diverse communities in partnership with a variety of stakeholders including youth, community groups, parents, volunteers, and practicing artists required.
Experience working or managing artists or artist-related exhibitions or programs preferred.
Curatorial experience preferred.
Background in community artist programming and deep relationships with the South Side community is preferred.
Demonstrated success in project management, program planning, and implementation delivery required.
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills.
Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team required.
Maintain deadlines, work within budgets, with the ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends required.
Ability to communicate in groups and individually with students, faculty, community leaders, artists, and alumni, and cultivate positive relationships with various constituencies required.
Discernment to determine and develop quality arts programming.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Ability to manage a workload which balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands events management required.
Considerable office work including ability to sit and use computers for 2 to 4 hours.
Ability to travel to various campus and city locations.
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