Recreation Leader III

Alexandria, VA
$36,917.92 - $49,452.52 Annually
Sep 17, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time
Recreation Leader III

Property Manager and Artist Relations

Torpedo Factory

The City of Alexandria is in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Property Manager and Artist Relations - Torpedo Factory Art Center position.


In pursuit of service excellence, the Property Manager and Artist Relations - Torpedo Factory Art Center performs diverse duties related to the management and the operations of the Torpedo Factory Art Center work. This position will manage leases and subleases for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Administrative, communicational, and organizational skills are needed to be successful in this position. Major areas of responsibility include having a working knowledge of recreational and cultural activities, and/or an arts discipline; and demonstrate understanding of lease/rental management. Candidate will be responsible for the management of leases and subleases for tenants within the Torpedo Factory Art Center, ensuring a high-level of customer service and creating exceptional experiences. Additionally, the position will serve as the point of contact for all artists and leaseholders. He/she will be responsible for organizing minor/internal programs, in the form of sessions, classes, or meet-and-greets, that help provide administrative, business, and community building support to tenants. Work hours will include some weekends and some nights.

What You Should Bring

Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. You will work to meet the of our community. You will ensure that you are a self-starter and capable of working independently. You will have the support of and work under the direction of the Regional Program Director - Torpedo Factory. You will provide customer service that meets the high standards of excellence.

The Opportunity:

The Property Manager and Artist Relations position:
  • Communicates with, and represents the Art Center to, tenants while serving as a liaison between staff and artists.
  • Develops and manages tenant business-related programming.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates the usefulness of administrative tools for staff and tenants.
  • Ensures procedures are followed and makes recommendations for new procedures.
  • Investigates and resolves artists complaints, property complaints, or renter violations.
  • Manages all subleases and leases of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
  • Manages meetings with tenant artists and staff at least once a month.
  • Manages the internal e-news process.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, sessions, and workshops.
  • Onboarding and offboarding of new tenants/artists; also assists in the management of artist jurying processes.
  • Serves as Manager on Duty for the building on select days.
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

The mission of the department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department’s vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; one-year experience managing written agreements, working with diverse populations at the level of manager or higher; or equivalent combination of 3 years’ experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in arts administration or business and examples of career progression. More than 3 years’ experience as a program administrator in the field of art or property management (or related field) with at least one year related to managing legal documents such as leases or contracts.


This position requires successful completion of a drug screening, criminal records, and child abuse background check prior to employment.

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