ArtSpring Seeks Program Coordinator
Title: ArtSpring Program Coordinator
Type of Position: Contract, part-time
ArtSpring’s mission has evolved through 6 years of development to serve the arts community of Tucker County, WV. With the ArtSpring festival at the core of its efforts– an annual Memorial-Day-weekend ‘Tour of Tucker County Arts’ – ArtSpring engages the public in creative pursuits and stimulates tourism by promoting Tucker County’s arts culture as a destination for making and buying art with resulting positive benefits to the economy. ArtSpring is currently an all-volunteer organization whose annual festival has grown to the point that it requires a paid program coordinator to oversee the year-round functions, festival preparations and follow up, including:
o Supporting Board operations
o Facilitating organizational development
o Directing strategic planning
o Developing & managing budget
o Directing fundraising
o Coordinating festival scheduling
o Directing marketing, public relations, and social media
o Supervising membership operations
o Providing liaison to other organizations
o Managing ArtSpring’s public space (when established)
o Directing work of contractors (on festival program and venue management, publication design, website management)
o Supervising AmeriCorps Member (on community engagement, volunteer management, economic impact study, and festival preparations, management, and follow up)
The Program Coordinator needs excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Experience in the arts and/or community development work is essential, as is some relationship with the community of Tucker County, WV. An understanding of accounting, marketing, office technology, and fundraising is important. Experience in a supervisory role is a plus. Bachelor’s degree is helpful, but not required. Candidates with area residence will receive preference.
The Program Coordinator position is a part-time position with an estimated average of 20 hours per week fluctuating throughout the year (1080 hours annual), with the busiest time occurring before, during, and after the annual festival (March-June). The compensation is negotiable.
Please submit a letter of interest, statement of qualifications/resume, and contact information for 3 references to ArtSpring as soon as possible; by November 3rd for best consideration. The position will be open until filled. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please use the subject line Re: ArtSpring Program Coordinator Application.
For more information about ArtSpring, visit www.artspringwv.com and follow us on Facebook