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Each year, ArtsKC programs directly benefit more than 307,000 people and indirectly benefit more than 1.8 million people through ArtsKC-supported organizations. ArtsKC has provided more than $28 million in grant support to local organizations, arts educators and individual artists since its inception.

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ArtsKC hosts networking events for artists to share knowledge, best practices, and discuss the personal and professional sides of being an artist. Many networking events are in collaboration with other organizations serving artists in our region.

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ArtsKC hosts networking events for artists to share knowledge, best practices, and discuss the personal and professional sides of being an artist. Many networking events are in collaboration with other organizations serving artists in our region.

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We believe in what we do

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ArtsKC hosts networking events for artists to share knowledge, best practices, and discuss the personal and professional sides of being an artist. Many networking events are in collaboration with other organizations serving artists in our region.

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Position Summary 

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council seeks a relationship-oriented, data-savvy, communicator to support and advance capacity-building programs as the Program Manager, Audience Development. This position will focus on implementing existing programs to assist non-profit arts organizations in developing and diversifying arts audiences through training and investment. This position will manage key functions of ArtsKC’s Audience Development Practice under the direction of the President & CEO. The Program Manager will also have the opportunity to participate in developing new programs as needed in keeping with ArtsKC’s strategic goals. In addition, this staff person will play a key role in building and maintaining relationships with arts and cultural organizations, artists, and community partners to support all programmatic activities. The aim of this important role is to overcome systemic and societal barriers to ensure inclusive and equitable participation in the arts. The position reports to the President & CEO.

Primary Responsabilities

The Program Manager, Audience Development is responsible for logistical support, implementation and impact of the below-mentioned Audience Development programs, their continued growth, and associated budgetary expenses.

Marketing Capacity Program (40%)

  • Strategic and logistical management of the Marketing Capacity Program (MCP) for small to mid-sized non-profit arts organization
  • Grow the Marketing Consultant Pool - a list of vetted individuals and agencies interested in providing expertise for workshops, webinars, and individual project work
  • Secure Subject Matter Experts to teach courses
  • Ensure all course material aligns with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) goals to diversify audiences
  • Work closely with the Program and Communications teams and with managers to determine training needs
  • Provide project management for the program under the direction of the CEO
    • Plan and schedule training sessions
    • Prepare educational material such as module summaries, videos, etc.
    • Conduct webinars, workshops, individual training sessions, etc.
    • Monitor and present group and individual progress
    • Identifying and assessing future and current training needs
  • Ensure the quality and efficacy of all programs and services provided to the public
  • Maintain a deep understanding of audience development trends in the arts, best practices, and marketing strategies

Audience Opportunity Tool (40%)

  • Lead the public launch and growth of the Audience Opportunity Tool (AOT) in partnership with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and SMU/DataArts National Arts Research Center. 
  • Work with SMU/DataArts to build the AOT with feedback from arts organization users
  • Schedule and conduct training sessions to onboard arts organizations
  • Implement the tool with a group of 10 arts organizations including overlay maps
  • Provide ongoing support to organizations to best utilize the AOT
  • Analyze use, feedback, and potential new data points to improve the AOT
  • Present the AOT and its uses to community groups for potential collaboration
  • Work closely with MARC and SMU/DataArts on additions or changes to the tool
  • Resolve any specific problems and tailor training programs as necessary
  • Analyze use, feedback, and new data points to improve tool
  • Conduct webinars, workshops, individual training sessions, etc. to onboard organizations year-round
  • Work directly with Mid-America Regional Council to conduct the Data Academy for the Arts (2-3 sessions per year)

Arts Marketers Network (10%)

  • Serve as the main point of contact for local arts administrators in marketing/communications roles
  • Utilize the network to track audience development needs across the sector
  • Track collaborations/learning that result from meetings

Additional Responsibilities (10%)

  • Develop superb working relationships with staff as well as board members, artists, arts organizations, civic groups, municipal leaders, volunteers, partners, and donors.
  • Serve as an expert in audience development and data analytics in community conversations related to the arts
  • General event & staff support as needed, including mass mailings, etc.
  • Attend weekly staff team meetings, track weekly progress
  • Represent ArtsKC at various arts and business-related events as needed, including volunteer booths, chamber networking events, and performances (as COVID-19 and time allows)

 

Qualifications 

  • 3 - 5 years in nonprofit program management, DE&I, or adult learning or a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science
  • Experience in an arts-related, marketing agency or community development organization preferred.
  • A proven track record in effective program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with subject matter experts and consultants
  • Ability to track processes, interpret measurements, and adjust/refine as needed
  • Knowledge of multiple languages is a plus
  • Experience working as a leader and member of a team; and the ability to work with minimum supervision and meet expected goals.
  • Ability to embrace and learn new and emerging technologies. Basic knowledge of HTML, Google Analytics, SEO, Photoshop and WordPress a plus.
  • The ability to articulate the relevance of ArtsKC programs to a diverse population.
  • Detail-oriented with a proven ability to track processes and success measurements.
  • Accountable and enthusiastic about the arts.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects on deadline in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities.
  • High levels of motivation, energy, and confidence, with impeccable presentation skills.
  • Proven experience as a corporate trainer or similar role
  • Good understanding of various teaching methodologies and tools
  • Experience with an e-learning software is a plus
  • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in-classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc)
  • Understands principles and trends regarding the development of the curriculum.
  • Has knowledge of various needs assessment and research methods.

Characteristics 

  • A passion for the arts as well as enthusiasm for ArtsKC’s commitment to engagement, investment, diversity, and inclusion in the arts.
  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think conceptually and creatively.
  • Move toward solutions intentionally, empathetically, and optimistically.
  • High degree of personal integrity and passion for meeting expectations.
  • Professionalism and solid judgment.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, service-driven work environment.
  • Employs a collaborative, inclusive, and team-oriented approach.

Application Instructions

Deadline: July 24th or until position is filled. This position will be filled as a Manager or Senior Manager based on qualifications and experience.
No phone calls or recruiters please. Please submit a single pdf document, via email, containing a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and three references to: humanresources@artskc.org. Please indicate “Manager/Sr. Manager Audience Development” in the reference line of the email to ensure proper handling.

BENEFITS: Competitive salary, health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, summer Fridays, flexible hours, remote work, a good work/life balance, professional development, and a creative highly fun team environment

About Us

ArtsKC is a nonprofit arts organization that provides support for the regional art and culture community through programs, advocacy, and investment. We serve the five-county Kansas City region; including Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.
We envision a vibrant and just world where everyone participates in and benefits from the transformative power of arts & culture.

ArtsKC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.

Position Summary 

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council seeks a relationship-oriented, customer centric, communicator to advance the programs and services that support the regional arts ecosystem. The General Manager, Programs & Services will focus on implementing existing programs and services that assist in the success of the non-profit arts organizations and practicing artists throughout our region. This position will support key functions and guide the critical path for ArtsKC’s Programs and Service Team. This individual will play a key role in building and maintaining relationships with arts and cultural organizations, artists, and community partners to support all program and service activities. The aim of this important role is to ensure all we do is service focused, timely, and provides the positive impact needed in the industry to overcome systemic and societal barriers to ensure inclusive and equitable participation in the arts.

Primary Responsabilities

The General Manager, Programs & Services is responsible for logistical management and implementation of the core programs and services for ArtsKC. The responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following

  • Develop and launch program/project management software system that includes all activities at ArtsKC
  • Maintain all activities on project management system, serving as hub for coordination with internal and external constituencies
  • Be a primary liaison to and advocate for the individuals and organizations we serve
  • Daily management of the primary programs and services for ArtsKC in cooperation/collaboration with the team that leads the; Audience Development Practice, Now Showing, Gallery
  • Residency Program, Artist In Residence, ArtsKCGo.com, etc.
  • Help to ensure the quality and efficiency of all programs and services provided to constituencies
  • Maintain a deep understanding of trends in the arts, best practices, and service strategies
  • Work closely to coordinate with outside agencies, consultants, and partners to ensure efficacy and impact of planned programs and services

 

Additional Responsabilities

  • Develop superb working relationships with staff as well as board members, artists, arts organizations, civic groups, municipal leaders, volunteers, partners, and donors.
  • Serve as an expert contact and referral source for the arts and culture community
  • General event & staff support as needed, including mass mailings, etc.
  • Attend weekly staff team meetings, track weekly progress
  • Represent ArtsKC at various arts and business-related events as needed, including volunteer booths, chamber networking events, gallery openings, and performances (as COVID-19 and time allows)

Qualifications 

  • 3 - 5 years in nonprofit program management in the arts, culture, or related field or a bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience in an arts-related organization is preferred.
  • A proven track record in effective program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with project management software and CRM systems 
  • Experience working as a leader and member of a team; and the ability to work with minimum supervision and meet expected goals.
  • Ability to embrace and learn new and emerging technologies. Basic knowledge of HTML, Google Analytics, SEO, Photoshop and WordPress a plus.
  • The ability to articulate the relevance of ArtsKC programs to a diverse population.
  • Detail-oriented with a proven ability to track processes and success measurements.
  • Accountable and enthusiastic about the arts.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects on deadline in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities.
  • High levels of motivation, energy, and confidence, with impeccable presentation skills.
  • Proven experience as a corporate trainer or similar role
  • Good understanding of various teaching methodologies and tools
  • Experience with an e-learning software is a plus
  • Has knowledge of various needs assessment and research methods.
  •  

Characteristics 

  • A passion for the arts as well as enthusiasm for ArtsKC’s commitment to engagement, investment, diversity, and inclusion in the arts.
  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
  • Great attention to detail with a desire to successfully manage dynamic conditions. 
  • Ability to think conceptually and creatively.
  • Move toward solutions intentionally, empathetically, and optimistically.
  • High degree of personal integrity and passion for meeting expectations.
  • Professionalism and solid judgment.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, service-driven work environment.
  • Employs a collaborative, inclusive, and team-oriented approach.

Application Instructions

Deadline: July 24th or open until position is filled. This position will be filled as a General Manager, Programs & Services based on qualifications and experience. No phone calls or recruiters please. Please submit a single pdf document, via email, containing a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and three references to: humanresources@artskc.org.  Please indicate “General Manager, Programs and Services” in the reference line of the email to ensure proper handling.

 

BENEFITS: Competitive salary, health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, summer Fridays, flexible hours, remote work, a good work/life balance, professional development, and a creative highly fun team environment

About Us

ArtsKC is a nonprofit arts organization that provides support for the regional art and culture community through programs, advocacy, and investment. We serve the five-county Kansas City region; including Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.
We envision a vibrant and just world where everyone participates in and benefits from the transformative power of arts & culture.

 

ArtsKC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.

Position Summary 

ArtsKC, a regional art not-for-profit organization, is seeking a creative and motivated Marketing and Communications Coordinator. The person in this position must have a deep passion for the arts, highly organized, and adaptable. They will possess a relentless commitment to advancing the arts ecosystem and desire to connect with the regional arts and culture community.

 

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator is a key member of the Marketing and Communications Department and assists the Director of Marketing and team in the planning, development, management, and delivery of communication campaigns. Some of the responsibilities are media relations; developing written materials including press releases, newsletters, and PowerPoint presentations; social strategies, and content creation for ArtsKC’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and ArtsKC.org platforms.

 

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will also have the opportunity to participate in developing and implementing new programs as needed to follow the strategic directions of ArtsKC. The aim of this important role is to overcome systemic and societal barriers to ensure inclusive and equitable participation in the arts.

Primary Responsabilities

  • Work with team members to develop social media posts, media alerts, press releases, newsletters, etc.
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing to develop monthly and quarterly communications plans including content calendars and campaigns
  • Coordinate all content with team members that submit content for final version and approval by Director of Marketing prior to publishing
    Writes news releases and manages or assists with media relations on behalf of the organization.
    Coordinates cross-channel content to ensure all appropriate channels are used for a given strategy or campaign
    Assists with media relationships and outreach
    Assists with data analysis and interpretation (social, email, etc.) to inform communications strategy
    Assists in program development and implementation, as assigned
    Conducts live social media stories and/or streaming, as assigned
    Assists Director of Marketing in managing ArtsKC branding and ensuring branding standards are carried throughout all of ArtsKC’s marketing materials
    Assists in additional organization projects as needed to fulfill marketing needs.

Qualifications 

  • Not-for-profit experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft systems, primarily Word and Excel and Google Docs Editors
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Digital editorial skills for editing and managing websites and social media platforms
  • Email marketing and social media communications experience
  • Ability to embrace and learn new and emerging technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign primarily), and Constant Contact is a plus.
  • SalesForce Client Relationship Management (CRM) system experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus or equivalent experience in Marketing, communications, or Journalism. Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Graphic design experience a plus

Characteristics 

  • Committed to our mission to advance lives through the arts and serve our constituents in all that we do
  • Collaborative and enjoys working in a close and collective team environment
  • Passionate about advancing equity and diversity in our community
  • Curious with a drive to seek out new ideas and innovative solutions in a dynamic organization
  • Strong understanding of the arts ecosystem and the power of creative expression
  • Strong creative and written abilities
  • Organized in thought processes and work habits
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detail oriented but able to work at a strategic level as well
  • Accountable for a measurable contribution to achieving the strategic goals of ArtsKC
  • Ability to work independently
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Employs a collaborative and team-oriented approach

Application Instructions

Deadline for submission: July 11, 2022 or until the position is filled
No phone calls or recruiters, please. Please submit a single pdf document, via email, containing a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and three references to: humanresources@artskc.org
Please indicate “ Communications Coordinator” in the reference line of the email to ensure proper handling.

 

BENEFITS: Competitive salary, health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, summer Fridays, flexible hours, remote work, a good work/life balance, professional development, and a creative highly fun team environment

About Us

ArtsKC is a nonprofit arts organization that provides support for the regional art and culture community through programs, advocacy, and investment. We serve the five-county Kansas City region; including Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.
We envision a vibrant and just world where everyone participates in and benefits from the transformative power of arts & culture.

 

ArtsKC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.