Community Programs Coordinator - Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

Location: Grand Rapids (UICA)  
Advertised Salary:$43,000-$46,000  
FLSA: Exempt  
Employee Class:    
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Conceive and implement education programs, volunteer programs, and community relations for Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Programs Coordinator shapes the strategic direction for the department, works directly with the Curatorial and Film staff to implement programs, and is a member of UICA’s senior management team.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Fine Arts, Arts Management, Museum Studies, or related field.  
Required Work Experience: At least one year of prior experience in an educational organization, art center, museum, or related environment.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor’s degree in Education with a current teaching certificate.
Experience in community or education programming.

Duties/Responsibilities: Responsible for all matters pertaining to UICA’s education, volunteer, and community programming.
Serve as a representative of UICA to the regional, state and national art and education community.
Maintain the UICA brand and mission with diverse programming
Create and disseminate all volunteer calls
Establish and maintain relationships with volunteers
Track volunteer hours and provide volunteer orientations when necessary
Maintain UICA Volunteer Handbook and Volunteer Event Reports
Develop docent schedule and material for presentations and train volunteer docents

ArtWorks Summer Program Director
Coordinate hiring of and manage Creative Leads and Program Assistants.
Develop Creative Program Plans and assist with execution of project.
Serve as onsite contact for parents and students.
Promote program to area schools.
Maintain and track goals and outcomes and program budget.
Schedule and assist with execution of school tours, including:
Serve as the point of contact for school groups/tours.
Create tour materials.
Plan in-gallery activities.
Develop UICA educational partnerships.
Develop education and related materials for UICA programming for visitors and staff as needed.
Work with KCAD Dean of Academic Affairs and faculty to integrate UICA programming into KCAD curriculum.
Create and maintain relationships with both KCAD faculty and Continuing Studies department.

Coordinate artist involvement for internal events including fundraisers.

Attend meetings for and facilitate connections between UICA and community organizations.
Skills and Abilities:    
Required Documents:

Cover Letter


Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
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Posted on 2/21/2020


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