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Local Arts Advancement Program Manager

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Local Arts Advancement Program Manager


Local Arts Advancement Program Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Department: Local Arts Advancement
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor


Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. The vision of Americans for the Arts is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant and equitable communities across the nation. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts is headquartered in Washington, DC and has a second office located in New York, NY.


The Local Arts Advancement Team works to create conditions in which Arts Agencies (State, County and Local) and Arts and Culture Organizations work in concert to advance access to the arts for all. By leveraging Americans for the Arts’ unique strengths in research, policy, professional development, visibility, advocacy and strategic partnerships, we provide tools, information and resources that grow and sustain stronger understanding and appreciation of the full arts and culture ecosystem and the infrastructure that supports it. They deliver nuanced and targeted data, trends and training to the field that is focused on leadership in the field that reflects the changing demographics in their community and organizations integrating equitable practice to be responsive to the community in which they serve.


By facilitating skill-building, amplifying best practices, and creating tools and resources through ArtsU, the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager is responsible for supporting, fostering and cultivating the ongoing practice of arts administrators working in arts agencies and arts and culture organizations around the country to build healthier and more vibrant communities and support practitioners to pursue equitable and sustainable practice and policy. With a particular eye on career and leadership development, the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager design, develops and deploys skill building and affinity group networks to advance and foster the 21st Century arts and culture workforce.


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