Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time
Hybrid (remote and in-person)

Pay Range: $24.08 - $32.83 Hourly
Organization's Mission: The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The Salt Lake City Arts Council values, acknowledges, and honors the power of art to shape lives, culture, and community.

We work to make the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access central to everything we do.
All functions within our organization welcome any person or group, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, or disability, who engages in the creation and/or enjoyment of art to do so in ways which are meaningful and responsive to their needs.
Position Summary: We are looking an Arts Program Coordinator, with a working title of Visual Arts Program Coordinator who will report to the Administration team. The successful candidate will plan, develop, organize, and implement Arts Council programs and services. Based at the historic Finch Lane Gallery, the position primarily coordinates the Finch Lane Gallery Visual Art program, literary, and multidisciplinary arts programming on-site and in the community. This position will include management of some public relations and marketing efforts for the programs; program budget management; the ability to collaborate on grant writing and reporting; and providing information and technical assistance as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public. Exercise of discretion and independent judgment is required to perform assigned duties. This position may require occasionally weekend or evening hours, and is responsible for staffing a physical location open during limited business hours with partial options for remote work in the short term.
Primary Responsibilities: Responsibilities
Develops and directs all aspects of art programs as assigned and as they apply to the Arts Council of Salt Lake City.
Supports the Board of Directors and various committees in the development and implementation of policy and programs.
Research various artists and conducts artist selection and review processes. Contacts artists/agents, determines availability, negotiates, prepares and processes artist contracts.
Manages public relations and marketing efforts for the programs including writing press releases, working with media sponsors (interviews), writing articles for press and newsletters, arranging for other publicity and marketing, etc. Works with marketing staff to develop content and outreach strategies.
Manages the budget, including planning, fundraising and tracking of income and expenses for all programs.
Represents the Arts Council in a professional capacity at the local, regional, state and national level.
Provides information and technical assistance, as requested, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.
Supervises contract employees and volunteers, as well as manages active contracts with various vendors.
Performs related duties as required.
Project Coordination

Responsible for coordinating projects and programs consistent with the aims of the organizational strategic plan and budget.
Drives the growth and stability of various projects and programs through building strong and enduring partnerships with local organizations and artists.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to deliver strategic, quality, and culturally relevant projects and programs.
Participates in industry events and with local stakeholders to further best practices in the field.
Represents the organization at press events, local arts and culture events, and conferences etc. where appropriate.
Provides technical assistance and information to the general public about community resources related to programs.
Logistical Planning, Organization, and Execution of Events

Coordinates assigned aspects of programming, scheduling, and communication with vendors, artists, and community partners.
Facilitates event execution where assigned, including on-site set-up, production, and smooth operation of large and small scale events.
Secures all necessary permits for events and adheres to local regulations in event execution when assigned.
Administrative Functions

Works closely with assigned supervisor to develop and adhere to budgets.
Maintains program evaluation and metrics tracking.
Facilitates application and selection processes for public programs.
Creates, monitors, and completes contracts with private partners and contractors for services.
Creates presentations and reports to board of directors at periodic meetings.
Completes additional duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, or a closely related field, plus four years’ professional experience in arts administration at a public or private arts agency or organization. Experience and education may be substituted, one for the other, on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated knowledge of art disciplines, best practices, trends, and community engagement in the arts.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
This position is highly public-facing in nature involves a high level of community outreach. It is preferred that the applicant can communicate well verbally, is a skilled active listener, is sociable, and has a high level of interpersonal skills.
Grant writing and reporting experience is preferred. Works with the staff to identify grant opportunities and collaborates or applications and reporting.
Proficient use of PC/and or MAC computers and experience within the Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Basic administrative skills contact record management skills a plus.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation. The Salt Lake City Arts Council was established by City ordinance in1976. The Arts Council’s home is the Art Barn in Reservoir Park. It is a division in the Department of Economic Development that maintains a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery, Busker Fest, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants, among others. The Arts Council also fulfill various other roles such as technical assistance, education, professional development, marketing, incubation, and convening.

Our city is a place where residents and visitors can live, work, play, and do business free from discrimination, and be treated with tolerance and respect. We are committed to providing universal access and opportunity to all. As a city, we value accessibility in all aspects of our community, from access to public amenities and events, to healthy food, housing, employment, education, and recreation. In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Salt Lake City works to ensure that people with disabilities have access to City programs, services, activities, and facilities. Salt Lake City is a place for opportunity. Using the Opportunity Index as a measure of our success overtime, we will strive to provide our citizens with ample opportunity to improve their quality of life through access to quality education, employment, housing, and community resources. We will strive to eliminate concentrated areas of poverty to improve overall quality of life and opportunity for all our residents. The Department of Economic Development is dedicated to hiring candidates that contribute to these equity focused values.

This is a full-time fully benefited position with Salt Lake City Corporation.
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Closing Date: July 17, 2022
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Taylor Knuth, Deputy Director
Phone: 385-977-2027