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.
- 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
- 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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