Indiana Arts Commission Seeks Artist Services Program Director

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Indiana Arts Commission Seeks Artist Services Program Director


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Indiana Arts Commission

The mission of the Indiana Arts Commission is to positively impact the cultural, economic and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state’s citizens and communities.


Salary may be commensurate based on education and experience.

About the Job:
As an Artist Services Program Director, you will provide innovation in the strategy, delivery and assessment of resources and services to support Indiana’s artists and creative entrepreneurs. You work within the agency and throughout the state to integrate, advance and communicate the role and value of artists to the state’s creative vibrancy and economic vitality. You work directly with artists to meet artistic, career and community-engaged goals. You should possess an enthusiasm for public service to artists and the arts through an agency of state government.
You will bring experience with and a strong commitment to working with a broad and diverse network of artists, creative entrepreneurs and communities and exhibit ability to manage the key components of the work which include, but are not limited to planning and visioning, grant program administration, conference and workshop planning, resource development, ally building, and internal and external communications.

A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:


Vision and Strategy

  • Provides all development, management, and evaluation tasks in the implementation of the agency’s programs, services and initiatives for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs
  • Serves as a resource and advocate within the agency related to direct services to artists and creative entrepreneurs
  • Works with partners and stakeholders to foster a supportive culture for artists and creative entrepreneurs
  • Engages directly with communities on artist and creative entrepreneurial recruitment and retention strategies
  • Develops new programs and recruits resource partnerships to support artist services including through grants and funding partnerships
  • Works closely and collaborates with colleagues and Commissioners to develop and implement strategies to meet the agency’s strategic direction and needs

Skilled Management

  • Ensures consistent application of programmatic, operational, and financial standards, processes, and policies Budgets and monitors expenditures as appropriate and follow internal controls and agency goals Collaborates with the appropriate resources including agency leadership
  • Is proactive, creative, and flexible
  • Maintains high levels of organizational and time management skills demonstrates ability to initiate, plan, coordinate, and implement projects and services and consistently meet deadlines
  • Exhibits the ability to work independently and complete multiple competing projects on schedule and to lead and/or work as part of a team
  • Engages in personal skill enhancement


  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal communications strong analytical and critical thinking skills and demonstrates articulate and persuasive written and verbal skills
  • Exhibits ability to communicate with diverse constituencies with clarity and grace

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You’ll Need for Success:
This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, public administration, community development, economic development, planning, business administration, arts administration, or related fieldMaster’s Degree in a related field may be substituted for experience
  • Work experience with municipal government, public agencies, or nonprofit organizations
  • Experience in researching, planning, developing, evaluating, and implementing goal-driven strategies
  • Creative thinking skills and the ability to offer new ideas and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to bring consensus to priorities and timelines with constituent/stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and engage gracefully and respectfully with a wide range of people
  • Capacity for change management and the requisite interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strong emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to be a consistent, accessible, and positive manager with the ability to act decisively and set boundaries as necessary
  • Ability to develop a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal consultant
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
  • This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

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