Arts Coordinator

Takoma Park, Maryland
Jul 10, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Career Level
Entry Level
Part Time


This position is responsible for the coordination of the City of Takoma Park’s cultural arts programming. It is a part-time position working approximately 20 hours per week. This position is subject to membership in the AFSCME Union.

The major duties and essential functions of the position include:

  • Working with local and regional arts organizations, community groups and staff to develop and implement new arts and humanities programs or update existing programs.
  • Coordination of the “We are Takoma” series including the solicitation of submissions; facilitation of selection process; scheduling of selected artists, film makers, poets, storytellers, performers and lecturers; hosting of informational meetings, negotiation of artist and performance agreements; processing of payment of honorarium.
  • Serving as stage manager for the “We are Takoma” series; coordinating logistics to ensure performances and events are safe, accessible and professionally produced.
  • Assisting visual artists featured at various public facilities including installing and removing exhibits; coordination and set-up of receptions and associated programming.
  • Marketing and promotion of programs and events including the creation and management of electronic arts newsletter; development of material for the Takoma Park City Guide, the Takoma Park City Newsletter, bus shelter ads, program brochures and fliers; CityTV programming; social media activity; monitoring and maintenance of website; management of databases and mailing lists.
  • Coordination of the Takoma Park Public Art Program; assisting in the identification of potential sites and solicitation of proposals; facilitation of selection process; negotiations with selected artists; coordination of the installation of commissioned artwork.
  • Implementation of Cultural Plan recommendations; monitoring progress.
  • Providing staff support to the Arts and Humanities Commission; scheduling and coordination of meetings, assisting in preparation of agendas, development of support materials and meeting minutes; recruitment of new members to the Commission.
  • Assisting in the recruitment, selection, training, oversight and evaluation of arts interns and volunteers.
  • Serving on assigned staff committees such as the Branding, Design and Documents Standards Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of program and grant management principles.
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

The following materials must be included with your submission. They can be uploaded under “Documents".

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (maximum length two pages)
  • Sample of Marketing / Promotional Work Product (maximum of two) 

Submissions that do not include these documents will not be considered.

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