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We are looking for an Arts Program Coordinator who will work under the direction of the Leadership Team of the Salt Lake City Arts Council to facilitate, oversee development, and implement arts projects, programs, and initiatives. Based at the historic Finch Lane Gallery, the position primarily oversees the Living Traditions Festival and Programs; Brown Bag Concert Series; and other interdisciplinary community-based programming. This position also collaborates with, manages contracts, and provides oversight to contracted partners for the Twilight Concert series; Busker Festival; Open Streets; and one-off community events and projects as prioritized. This position also proactively builds partnerships; convenes community groups; and provides information and technical assistance, as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public,
The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for the arts and community building as well as knowledge of event production. Candidates should be highly organized, able to multitask, delegate, meet rigid deadlines; and problem solve in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
This position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills to oversee duties and manage part-time staff responsible for event operations and production; sponsorship development and fundraising; artist services; volunteer management; oversight for large and small scale events; and public relations and marketing. Previous experience in government or non-profit contexts is desired.
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 in 1976. 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 nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery Brown Bag Concert Series, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants. The Arts Council also fulfills 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 of 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 benefitted position with Salt Lake City Corporation.
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