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Programs Director - Art Access

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Programs Director - Art Access


This position is approximately 40 hours/week, including periodic evening and weekend hours for special events, workshops, meetings, and Gallery Strolls. While most hours are served in the office, this position also requires some site visits and off-campus work.

Benefits: This position includes health insurance, an optional Simple IRA contribution, and paid holidays and vacation. Salary commensurate with experience. Range: $40,000-$45,000

To Apply: Applicants should email Shandra Benito () with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. This position will be open until filled.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Programs Director is responsible for the planning, execution, and evaluation of the majority of Art Access Programs: Art Everywhere, Art for Veterans, Art Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Annual Rotating Art Therapy Program, Open Studio Program, Arts Education Voucher and Scholarship Program, and Partners.



Communicate with patrons, participants, and partner organizations regarding programming
Prepare and process all paperwork for teaching artists and coordinators
Approve and process invoices for all teaching artists
Prepare, revise, and analyze evaluation tools
Oversee application processes for residency programs
Schedule open studios, veterans workshops, art therapy workshops, contracted community workshops, teaching artist orientations and training and special events
Draft and deliver contracts, teaching agreements, and legal assurances
Solicit, collect and revise materials for PR and marketing purposes
Manage registrations and payments for workshops and select special events
Support Office and Volunteer with program-related website updates
Track program budget allocations, invoicing and expenses
Attend weekly staff meetings
Maintain an up-to-date roster of current and prospective teaching artists
Perform other related duties as necessary
Programs & Services

Manage Integrated Arts in the Schools artist residency program
Manage the veterans program
Manage art therapy programs
Manage the arts education voucher and scholarship program
Manage open studio program
Manage partners artist mentorship program
Provide occasional Executive Director with breaking barriers program
Work with the Executive Director on program strategic planning
Conduct visits to off-site classes and residency programs
Recruit and orient teaching artists
Manage, support, and advise any contracted program staff and teaching artists
Identify potential partner organizations and individuals; develop and maintain meaningful relationships with current partners
Manage and maintain workshop space
Purchase necessary program materials
Evaluate all programs quantitatively and qualitatively, consulting the appropriate groups and individuals as necessary
Research topics and provide input for annual projects; develop and coordinate relevant programmatic portions of these projects
Provide language about programming to ED for grant writing purposes
Attend events or conferences, especially with partner organizations, as an ambassador for Art Access
Develop a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the fields of art and art therapy, diversity, and disability

Four years of experience in programming in the arts or social services
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or 6-8 total years of experience without a degree
Understanding of social issues affecting the arts and disability communities
Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the Art Access mission and vision
Self-starter with good organizational skills
Ability to work independently and/or with a team
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Flexibility and integrity
Strong creative problem solving
Empathy for and understanding of diverse points of view
Ability to create meaningful relationships with diverse populations


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