Employment Opportunities

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

 

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and brief example of a funded grant you have written via the online application portal (https://external-slcgov.icims.com/jobs/5822/economic-development-project-manager/job).

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 materials 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 for an Economic Development Project Manager, with a working title of Community Investment and Development Manager, who will work under the direction of the Assistant Director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council to facilitate, oversee development, and implement critical components of our organizations grantmaking and grant writing efforts. This position will be responsible for proactively building partnerships; convening community groups; and providing information and technical assistance, as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.

The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for the arts and community building as well as a robust and credible resume demonstrating excellent project management skills. Candidates should be highly organized, able to multitask, delegate, meet rigid deadlines, and problem solve in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Previous experience in government or non-profit contexts is desired.

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. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery Brown Bag Concert Series, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants. The Arts Council also fulfills 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 of 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 29. The pay range is $29.27/hr. to $39.96/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.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and coordinates Salt Lake City’s projects and programs, enhances long term relationships, encourages business and community participation in policy and planning issues, serves as a liaison for community and city resources, and assists businesses and arts organizations with City policies, permits, licenses and regulations.
  • Assists the Economic Development Department in executing the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, goals and objectives including arts and equity, downtown revitalization issues, Salt Lake City neighborhood business district development, and other programs that grow the economic base, equity and engagement with the arts in Salt Lake City.
  • Creates, writes, researches, assembles, and produces documents and materials including presentations, newsletters, website materials, photographs, collateral materials and press releases.
  • Serves as one of the Department’s primary researcher and analyst, gathering and producing relevant data useful to guiding department policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Promotes, presents, and supports 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.
  • Manages budgets, including planning and tracking of income and expenses. May be responsible for fundraising, sponsorships, and grant writing and reporting. Negotiates, prepares, and processes contracts and/or various public application process.
  • May be assigned to oversee and manage other staff members within the department or division.
  • May be assigned the lead or have oversight on department boards and committees.
  • Serves as the staff liaison for several economic, arts, business organizations, and internal city groups.

City Arts Grants Program

  • Responsible for general management of the City Arts Grants Program, or the outgoing grants our organization distributes to arts-based organizations and individual artists, developing and implementing strategic, inclusive, and robust grantmaking on behalf of Salt Lake City.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility and prudence of the City Arts Grants Program and all grantees, carefully monitoring and reporting on all funded organizations and projects.
  • Drives the growth and stability of the City Arts Grant Program through building strong and enduring partnerships with arts-based organizations and individual artists.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to deliver strategic, quality, and culturally relevant Grant Programs.
  • Participates in industry events and with local stakeholders to further best practices in the field of grantmaking in the arts.
  • Represents the organization at press events, local arts and culture events, and conferences etc. where appropriate.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to applicants about the City Arts Grants Program.

Grant Development and Implementation

  • Develops and submits all necessary and relevant grant applications on behalf of the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation, ensuring a high level of professionalism, consistency, quality, and inclusion of our various projects and programs.
  • Develops a robust and thorough understanding of all Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation projects and programs and assigned staff to ensure all submitted applications are accurate and in alignment with individual programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates relationships with all current and prospective grant makers with leadership of the organization.
  • Carefully monitors all funded grants on behalf of the organization, ensuring adherence to all relevant gift agreements and criteria related to execution of various projects and programs.
  • Additional responsibilities related to fund development of the Salt Lake City Arts Council as assigned, including Giving Tuesday, online donations, donor acknowledgements, and other duties as assigned.

Administrative Functions

  • Works closely with the Assistant Director 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.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the Arts Administration Art, Arts Education, Marketing, Finance, Business, or Public Administration, or a closely related field, plus three (3) years’ experience in project management and policy coordination. Other relevant areas of expertise include knowledge of standard practices in arts administration, community engagement/outreach and event management, Real estate development, businesses lending, financing, urban economic development, small business assistance, and community development. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and resolve high level, multi-agency development issues that require innovation, resourcefulness, and a creative problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. Must speak, read, and write English proficiently.
  • Advanced computer skills important for communication and presentation materials such as PowerPoint, Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Must be able to help shape abstract concepts then produce a definitive product, as well as work on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license by date of hire.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to speak Spanish.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter via the online application portal (https://external-slcgov.icims.com/jobs/5821/program-coordinator—arts-council/job).

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. Please specify in your cover letter exactly which position you are primarily interested in filling, i.e. Program Coordinator for Public Art or Program Coordinator for Special Projects. 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 for two Arts Program Coordinators who will work under the direction of either the Public Art Program Manager or the Assistant Director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council to facilitate, oversee development, and implement art projects, special projects and programs, and various city art initiatives. Both positions will be based at the historic Art Barn.

The first position will work under the direction of the Public Art Program Manager, with a working title of Public Art Program Coordinator, coordinating efforts related to our Public Art Program, as well as special projects and programs as directed by the Leadership team of the Arts Council.

The second position will work under the direction of the Assistant Director, with a working title of Special Projects Program Coordinator, coordinating special projects and efforts which reflect the priorities of the Arts Council, the Department of Economic Development, and the Mayor’s Office. Both positions will be responsible for proactively building partnerships; convening community groups; and providing information and technical assistance, as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.

The ideal candidates will have a strong passion for the arts and community building as well as a robust and credible resume demonstrating excellent project management skills. Candidates should be highly organized, able to multitask, delegate, meet rigid deadlines, and problem solve in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Previous experience in government or non-profit contexts is desired.

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. Art Council programs include Living Traditions, Twilight Concert Series, Finch Lane Gallery Brown Bag Concert Series, Literary Arts Programs, Public Art Program, City Arts Grants. The Arts Council also fulfills 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 of 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Researches 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 participating 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

POSITION: Production Assistant

SUPERVISOR: Production Lead

EMPLOYMENT LENGTH: May 16, 2022 – May 23, 2022

PART TIME/FULL TIME: Part-time Seasonal

COMPENSATION: $22 per hour Completion Bonus Eligible

NOTE: Projected hours for the duration of employment are approximately 60 hours.

DESCRIPTION: These positions assist in the production of the Living Traditions Festival, a free and public festival which has served upwards of 30,000 members of the public each year for 35 years. These positions are responsible for the assistance in the execution of all production related activities during our annual, Living Traditions Festival. The Production Assistants directly support the Production Lead and Arts Program Coordinator, operating in whatever capacity necessary to ensure successful execution of the Festival, among other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Event Execution & Monitoring

● Distribute and set-up canopies/tents, tables, chairs, barricades, banners, associated displays, and garbage & recycling cans around event grounds;

● Assist production lead in helping manage all festival production staff in the successful execution of related plans, timelines, and production efforts;

● Install environmental graphics & directional signage around event grounds, ensuring a high degree of professionalism and quality production standards are met;

● Manage setup of beverage stations, artist green rooms, and vendor areas;

● Monitor radio transmissions, respond to calls for Production assistance and troubleshoot issues as they arise;

● Assist Stage Managers, audio vendors, and other related production contractors with stage changeover between artist performances, and other circumstances as needed;

● Strike and restoration of festival grounds in cooperation with production staff and other festival vendors, ensuring quality and precision while remaining safe and efficient.

● Support Production Lead in all miscellaneous production aspects of the Living Traditions Festival.

Other Duties as Assigned

● This may include a variety of tasks and responsibilities such as assisting other key festival staff and vendors, supporting the execution of logistical plans, and other duties related to the production of the Living Traditions Festival.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

● Must have experience in working for large scale festivals or events. During the festival, this position requires long hours during the summer with demanding physical labor requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal) required;

● Professional and positive 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;

● Positive attitude

● Able to lift upwards of 75 pounds and sit or stand for prolonged periods of time;

● Must have a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record (may be required to use a personal vehicle).

To apply, please email a resume, in PDF format only, to Daud Mumin (He/Him). Please no phone calls.

Daud Mumin

Production Lead Salt Lake City Arts Council

POSITION: Stage Manager

SUPERVISOR: Arts Program Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT LENGTH: May 18, 2022 – May 22, 2022

PART TIME/FULL TIME: Part-time Seasonal

COMPENSATION: $29 per hour Completion Bonus Eligible

NOTE: Projected hours for the duration of employment are approximately 40 hours.

DESCRIPTION: This position, Stage Manager, is responsible for hosting/managing one of our three stages at the Living Traditions Festival, a free and public festival which has served upwards of 30,000 members of the public each year for 35 years. The Stage Managers ensures proper performance flow, coordinating with performers, emcees, and the audio technician. The Stage Manager directly reports to the Artist Relations Lead and the Arts Program Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Cuing and organizing groups prior to their performances.

● Troubleshooting performances and seeing that the performers have what they need and that performances proceed successfully and on time.

● Coordinating with audio technicians for any and all performance needs.

● Ensuring the emcee is prepared and/or acting as the emcee for performers when needed.

● Stage Manager is responsible for serving both the needs of the performers and the audience.

● Communicating any issues immediately to the Artist Relations Lead.

● Stage Manager will manage the stage for the entire duration of its operation at the Festival – May 20, 21 & 22, 2022. Times listed below include 30 minutes before gates open and 30 minutes after gates close.

○ Friday May 20th 8:30am-10:30pm

○ Saturday May 21st 11:30am-10:30pm

○ Sunday May 22nd 11:30am-7:30pm

● In the event of inclement weather, executing the backup plan for their respective stage, and ensuring that proper safety protocols are in place.

● Ensuring stage safety and presentability with regards to proper signage, cleanliness, safety, ramps, stairs, etc. Communicating any issues to the Production Lead.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

● Must have experience in working for large scale festivals or events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal) required.

● Professional and positive 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.

● Positive attitude.

● Able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

● This position requires ability to work in long Summer hours with heat and possible inclement weather.

To apply, please email a resume, in PDF format only, to Dawn Borchardt (She/Her). Please no phone calls.

Dawn Borchardt

Arts Program Coordinator Salt Lake City Arts Council