Cultural Arts Coordinator
Posted: Jul 07, 2020
Cultural Arts Coordinator
If you thrive in a creative environment and want to be part of a highly successful programming team, this position may be right for you.
Arts and Education at the JCC has presented renowned authors and speakers including Peter Sagal, Daniel Silva and John Green; has exhibited many of Central Indiana’s very finest artists and hosted such outstanding organizations as Heartland Film, Dance Kaleidoscope and Phoenix Theatre. The Arts & Education department includes a robust dance program which brings joy to dancers ranging in age from 3 to 93 years old. Arts and Education at the J has responded positively to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis with virtual programming that has garnered over 19,000 views. Arts & Education at the JCC includes all this and so much more.
They are looking for an organized, passionate person with strong interpersonal skills and a tech-savvy background including proficiency with graphic design, Microsoft Office, Zoom and Facebook and Square, who aspires to improve the community through the arts.
The Indianapolis Jewish Community Center has been around for over 100 years and yet, every day at the “J” feels new and exciting! Perhaps it’s our commitment to their diverse community, to one another, and to Tikkun Olam (healing the world). If this is the kind of environment in which you thrive, the kind of work you are passionate about, and the values that you share, this may be the perfect position for you!
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage administrative functions including:
Track and document program attendance;
Schedule and coordinate dance classes, volunteer support for special events, committee meetings and other program-related events;
Develop relationships with artists, artisans, volunteers and program users;
Work with marketing department to communicate internal & external publicity, program recruitment & retention, and call out for volunteer support.
Serve as primary planner and facilitator for the following programs:
All dance programs & activities including staff supervision, management & evaluation;
Art gallery exhibitions;
Annual Artisan Bazaar
Provide technological leadership in areas such as:
Facebook and Facebook Live
With Director of Arts & Education, organize, develop and implement all phases of the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts including:
Help choose authors, films and programs to offer;
Strengthen volunteer base and work with volunteer coordinator to present outstanding Festival;
Coordinate travel (including flights, hotel, etc.) to the annual Jewish Book Network conference;
Help plan and organize book sales, including selecting, ordering, displaying, inventorying, and return of unsold books
Other Responsibilities include:
Staffing evening and weekend events;
Working with the JCC marketing department, publicize Arts & Education programs, activities, and special events via website, calendars and marketing materials (poster) distribution;
Collaborate with JCC members, community members and other local arts organizations including Jewish agencies to implement Arts & Education arts and special events;
Develop agenda for meetings, attend meetings, distribute meeting minutes and notes;
Proofread contractual documents, emails, and marketing/communication materials.
Standard office equipment including telephone, copier, fax, computer
MS Office and other proprietary programs
Virtual programming platforms
Laminator, paper cutter
The work environment characteristics are representative of a busy, active community center as well as an office setting. The work environment is usually fast-paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with JCC members, staff and members of the community. Expectations are that the individual will present a professional appearance at all times, particularly when interacting with members or potential members, both in dress and mannerisms. Physical demands may include hanging artwork and helping set up chairs for a program, but are primarily limited to walking throughout the facility and grounds, and operating general office equipment. Work schedule is primarily Monday – Friday; however, evenings and weekends will be required depending upon program schedule and special events.
Qualified, interested candidates should complete the JCC Employment Application and send that, a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to Lev Rothenberg at email@example.com