POSITION: Emerging Leader Fellowship

SUPERVISOR: Public Art Program Manager

EMPLOYMENT LENGTH: March 1, 2021 – May 30, 2022

PART TIME/FULL TIME: Part-time Paid Fellowship, Temporary

COMPENSATION: $18 – $20 per hour

NOTE: Projected hours for the duration of employment are approximately 300 Hours, with hours worked each week varying depending on demand, with an anticipated average hours worked each week at 20, for a 12 week contract. Additionally, a $21.50 biweekly cell phone stipend will be issued, or an additional $129 over the duration of the contract.

FELLOWSHIP BACKGROUND:

In 2020, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) developed an Emerging Leadership Fellowship program to strengthen Utah’s cultural sector through increased involvement of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), engaging young BIPOC leaders to gain professional experience within the cultural sector. Through generous funding from UA&M, the Salt Lake Arts Council is thrilled to open this Emerging Leader Fellowship to aspiring artists and/or arts administrators that identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color to work with the state’s largest Local Arts Agency in the capital city of Salt Lake City. The programmatic goals include: connecting BIPOC leaders with an interest in developing a career in the cultural sector with mentors in the field , supporting professional development, and strengthening the cultural sector through increased engagement from emerging BIPOC leaders.

ABOUT THE SALT LAKE CITY ARTS COUNCIL:

The mission of the Salt Lake City Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation. The Salt Lake City Arts Council was established by City ordinance in 1976. The Arts Council’s home is the Art Barn in Reservoir Park. It is a division in the Department of Economic Development that maintains a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)3 status. Arts Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery, Brown Bag Concert Series, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, and City Arts Grants. The Arts Council also fulfills various other roles such as technical assistance, education, professional development, marketing, incubation, and convening.

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION & CORE ACTIVITIES:

  • This position adheres to the goals and objectives listed above. The Emerging Leader Fellowship at the Salt Lake Arts Council will receive experience in each of the following core programmatic activities of the Arts Council;
  • Public Art Program: The Emerging Leader will assist the Public Art Program Manager for a duration of three (3) weeks. In this time, they will (1) develop a robust social media engagement plan in partnership with the Marketing & Communications Project Coordinator and the Public Art Program Manager, (2) develop an understanding of the Public Art Program and assist on key activities which further the programmatic mission and vision of the program, and (3) assist in the development of an artist’s guide to public art, and (4) execute on special projects as determined by the Public Art Program Manager;
  • Finch Lane Gallery: The Emerging Leader will assist the Arts Program Coordinator for a duration of two (2) weeks. In this time, they will (1) develop and implement a Finch Lane Gallery survey to monitor and evaluate gallery attendance, patron satisfaction, and other measures of success, and (2) develop an understanding of the Finch Lane Gallery operations and assist on key activities which further the programmatic mission and vision of the program;
  • City Arts Grants: The Emerging Leader will assist the Assistant Director for a duration of two (2) weeks. In this time, they will (1) develop, in close partnership with the Assistant Director, a series of guidelines and other key documents related to the City Arts Grants Program, and (2) develop an understanding of the City Arts Grants Program operations and assist on key activities which further the programmatic mission and vision of the program;
  • Living Traditions Festival: The Emerging Leader will assist the Arts Program Coordinator for a duration of two (2) weeks. In this time, they will (1) assist the Special Projects Lead with the development and implementation of school-day activities for the festival, and (2) develop an understanding of the Living Traditions Festival operations and assist on key activities which further the programmatic mission and vision of the program;
  • Arts Administration / Operations: The Emerging Leader will assist the Executive Director and Administrative Team for a duration of two (3) weeks. In this time, they will (1) assist the Administrative / Operations team with the development and implementation of new Administrative / Operations related activities, and (2) develop an understanding of the Administrative / Operations of the Arts Council and assist on key activities which further the programmatic mission and vision of the organization;
  • Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • No formal education or experience is required for the position, however, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated education and/or experience related to arts and culture industry operations and administration, and a passion for these industries and connection to the communities therein.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in all Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal) required;
  • Professional and positive attitude and demeanor (tact, positivity, and diplomacy);
  • Detail oriented, able to audit work to avoid mistakes, and perform tasks accurately;
  • Ability to think and act quickly under pressure;
  • Knowledge in project management and teamwork;

To apply, please email a resume and a one-page cover letter, in PDF format only, to Renato Olmedo-González (He/Him/Él) before 02/06/2022, position will remain open until filled. Please no phone calls. If you are interested in multiple positions at the Salt Lake Arts Council, please specify in your email submission. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple positions if they meet the listed qualifications.

For any questions related to this opportunity, please contact:

Renato Olmedo-González ()
Public Art Program Manager, Salt Lake City Arts Council

The mission of the Salt Lake City Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists and arts organizations in order to facilitate the development of the arts and expand awareness, access, and engagement.