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.