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Arts Council of Indianapolis
Director of Marketing and Communications Job Description
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering meaningful and
equitable engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. As
the arts advocacy and service agency for Indianapolis, the Arts Council is responsible for promoting
Indy’s arts and culture sector by growing our reputation, creative economy, audience, and community
engagement in ways that sustain a A Full Creative Life for All. The Arts Council is increasing its focus on marketing and communications to meet the evolving needs of Indy’s dynamic arts and cultural
community and support the city’s inclusive growth, workforce, and economic development priorities.
To advance its mission, the Arts Council allocates public funding to arts and cultural organizations
through the City of Indianapolis Annual Grants Program; administers artist fellowships including the
Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship, and the
DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award; provides programs, services, and technical assistance for artists, arts organizations, businesses, and community partners; manages the city’s public art program including the Public Art for Neighborhoods initiative; supports arts education in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools; hosts Start with Art – one of the largest annual business and arts events in the nation; and owns/operates the Indianapolis Artsgarden, Gallery 924, and IndyArtsGuide.org. The Arts Council is based downtown at 924 N. Pennsylvania and is co-located with Gallery 924 and The Cabaret theatre.
Reporting to the president and CEO, the Director of Marketing and Communications plays an integral role on the Arts Council’s leadership team, clearly and consistently articulating the organization’s mission, vision, values, culture, and impact across all internal and external communications platforms and programs. The Director promotes the consumer-facing “Indy Arts” brand – building the reputation of inclusive engagement in central Indiana’s arts scene; the B2B Arts Council brand – developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the collective marketing capacity and capability of Indy’s arts organizations and artists; and enhancing the Arts Council’s value proposition with key stakeholders, including collaboration with corporations, community, and civic partners.
Major Areas of Responsibility
The ideal candidate will be an energetic, creative thought leader and team-player who demonstrates
inspired positive leadership, a relentless commitment to equity and collaboration, an authentic love of
all things Indy, active participation in Indy arts and culture, transparency, integrity, curiosity, and a
growth mindset, and a drive for excellence and innovation. As the Director guiding the day-to-day
operations of marketing and communications, this role will:
Qualified applicants should send or email a letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
President and CEO
Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2020.
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