Employment Opportunities

Salt Lake Arts Council is hiring! For more information, please see below!


Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter via the online application portal. The cover letter should be no more than 500 words describing why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are the best candidate for the position. Address letters to Felicia Baca, Salt Lake City Arts Council Director.  We recommend you combine your cover letter and resume as one well-formatted document and attach your file under the resume section at the beginning of your online application when prompted.

We are looking an Arts Program Coordinator, with a working title of Visual Arts Program Coordinator who will report to the Administration team. The successful candidate will plan, develop, organize, and implement Arts Council programs and services. Based at the historic Finch Lane Gallery, the position primarily coordinates the Finch Lane Gallery Visual Art program, literary, and multidisciplinary arts programming on-site and in the community. This position will include management of some public relations and marketing efforts for the programs; program budget management; the ability to collaborate on grant writing and reporting; and providing information and technical assistance as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public. Exercise of discretion and independent judgment is required to perform assigned duties. This position may require occasionally weekend or evening hours, and is responsible for staffing a physical location open during limited business hours with partial options for remote work in the short term.

The mission of the 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 in1976. 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 non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery, Busker Fest, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants, among others. The Arts Council also fulfill various other roles such as technical assistance, education, professional development, marketing, incubation, and convening.

Our city is a place where residents and visitors can live, work, play, and do business free from discrimination, and be treated with tolerance and respect. We are committed to providing universal access and opportunity to all. As a city, we value accessibility in all aspects of our community, from access to public amenities and events, to healthy food, housing, employment, education, and recreation. In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Salt Lake City works to ensure that people with disabilities have access to City programs, services, activities, and facilities. Salt Lake City is a place for opportunity. Using the Opportunity Index as a measure of our success overtime, we will strive to provide our citizens with ample opportunity to improve their quality of life through access to quality education, employment, housing, and community resources. We will strive to eliminate concentrated areas of poverty to improve overall quality of life and opportunity for all our residents. The Department of Economic Development is dedicated to hiring candidates that contribute to these equity focused values.

This is a full-time fully benefited position with Salt Lake City Corporation.

This position is a pay grade 25. The pay range is $24.08/hr. to $32.83/hr.

Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law.  Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.


  • Develops and directs all aspects of art programs as assigned and as they apply to the Arts Council of Salt Lake City.
  • Supports the Board of Directors and various committees in the development and implementation of policy and programs.
  • Research various artists and conducts artist selection and review processes. Contacts artists/agents, determines availability, negotiates, prepares and processes artist contracts.
  • Manages public relations and marketing efforts for the programs including writing press releases, working with media sponsors (interviews), writing articles for press and newsletters, arranging for other publicity and marketing, etc. Works with marketing staff to develop content and outreach strategies.
  • Manages the budget, including planning, fundraising and tracking of income and expenses for all programs.
  • Represents the Arts Council in a professional capacity at the local, regional, state and national level.
  • Provides information and technical assistance, as requested, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.
  • Supervises contract employees and volunteers, as well as manages active contracts with various vendors.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Project Coordination

  • Responsible for coordinating projects and programs consistent with the aims of the organizational strategic plan and budget.
  • Drives the growth and stability of various projects and programs through building strong and enduring partnerships with local organizations and artists.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to deliver strategic, quality, and culturally relevant projects and programs.
  • Participates in industry events and with local stakeholders to further best practices in the field.
  • Represents the organization at press events, local arts and culture events, and conferences etc. where appropriate.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to the general public about community resources related to programs.

Logistical Planning, Organization, and Execution of Events

  • Coordinates assigned aspects of programming, scheduling, and communication with vendors, artists, and community partners.
  • Facilitates event execution where assigned, including on-site set-up, production, and smooth operation of large and small scale events.
  • Secures all necessary permits for events and adheres to local regulations in event execution when assigned.

Administrative Functions

  • Works closely with assigned supervisor to develop and adhere to budgets.
  • Maintains program evaluation and metrics tracking.
  • Facilitates application and selection processes for public programs.
  • Creates, monitors, and completes contracts with private partners and contractors for services.
  • Creates presentations and reports to board of directors at periodic meetings.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, or a closely related field, plus four years’ professional experience in arts administration at a public or private arts agency or organization. Experience and education may be substituted, one for the other, on a year-for-year basis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art disciplines, best practices, trends, and community engagement in the arts.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • This position is highly public-facing in nature involves a high level of community outreach. It is preferred that the applicant can communicate well verbally, is a skilled active listener, is sociable, and has a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Grant writing and reporting experience is preferred. Works with the staff to identify grant opportunities and collaborates or applications and reporting.
  • Proficient use of PC/and or MAC computers and experience within the Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Basic administrative skills contact record management skills a plus.

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POSITION: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

EMPLOYMENT LENGTH: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 *Contract renewal based on performance

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-Time Annual – AVG. 20 Hours Weekly

COMPENSATION: $27.00 – $32.00 Per Hour
Projected hours for the duration of employment are approximately 1,000 hours with an average of 20 hours worked per week over the 52 weeks of the position. No benefits.


The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will engage with and oversee targeted and strategic marketing and communications initiatives made on behalf of the Salt Lake City Arts Council (SLCAC) and our associated projects, programs, and strategic partners.


This position will be responsible for the following efforts under the direction of the Assistant Director.

Develop and Manage Media Partnerships and Sponsorships

  • Develop and maintain media relationships with key media partners.
  • Draft press releases, blog posts, and other relevant materials.
  • Draft thoughtful and appropriate media pitches to support promotion and engagement.
  • Drive awareness and growth for all SLCAC projects and programs.
  • Manage media relations, including targeted outreach, interview prep, press kits, talking points, and associated follow-up.
  • Coordinate all on-site press engagement for SLCAC projects and programs including media coverage, press interviews, social media promotions and campaigns, photography & video coverage.

Develop, Manage and Maintain Marketing & Communications Plan(s)

  • Working with the Assistant Director, develop and manage marketing and communications budget for all SLCAC projects and programs.
  • Develop and execute a communications plan(s) with strong focus on deliverables, quality metrics, and consistent messaging in all areas:
    • Advertising (print, digital, radio)
    • Social media
    • Media relations & engagement
  • Help build and execute highly visible public relations campaigns, programs, and feature stories to continue to build the visibility of the Salt Lake City Arts Council.
  • Monitor and report on analytics, and make suggestions for improving content, delivery strategy, and integration with website and other key initiatives.
  • Maintain and update website as needed for SLCAC programs.
  • Supplemental Graphics support where needed.
  • Collaborate with the Economic Development Department, other City Agencies
  • Serve as liaison with Economic Development Department Marketing and Communications staff, ensuring alignment and engagement wherever possible.
  • Develop informational resources that help to inform other City departments about the goals and functionality of the SLCAC to strengthen relationships and build organizational reputation across the City.

Develop and Coordinate Media Content & Sharing

  • Maintain and build a stronger presence on all social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Expand strategic engagement with other social media, at the direction of the Assistant Director and in context with Marketing & Communications Plan.
  • Develop & execute plan for capturing and creating content (photo & video) to be used for promotions of various SLCAC programs

Other Duties as Assigned


  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead cross-functional projects related to event marketing and communications.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other groups, including but not limited to, marketing, brand management, content creation, design, social media, and events.
  • Demonstrate writing excellence when crafting press releases, product messaging, proactive pitches, blog posts and advertising copy.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to think both strategically and creatively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and communicate with all levels of management.
  • 2+ years’ experience with strategic marketing, advertising, and public relations.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient with all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal) required.
  • Professional attitude and demeanor (tact, sensitivity, 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.