Artist Outreach Coordinator


Job Type: Part-time, hourly up to 30-35 hours per week, including some weekends 
Hourly Rate: $20 - $23 with paid time off

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council seeks a creative and connected art professional to serve as its part-time Artist Outreach Coordinator. This part-time position works up to 35 hours a week and serves as the liaison between the Arts Council and the Greater Pittsburgh artist community and creative enterprises with the goal of creating environments that support individual artists, collectives, collaboratives, and cohorts. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Programs while collaborating with the larger Arts Council team. This position will work in a hybrid setting, both remotely and in person. 

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as one of the Arts Council’s primary connectors to the artist community and its needs.  
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute a variety of workshops, events, and networking opportunities for artists, including set-up, post-evaluation, and execution of said workshops and events.   
  • Strategize the redevelopment of the Arts Council’s current Peer Networks, with a specific priority on the Teaching Artist Initiative.  
  • Participate and support the Arts Council’s visibility/outreach goals by attending and contributing to a variety of artistic events locally and regionally (i.e., gatherings, surveying, tabling).  
  • Connect artists to counseling, coaching, networking, grant writing assistance, and other needed support through meetings, emails, phone conversations, etc.  
  • Collaborate across Arts Council departments to support a variety of projects such as grant proposals and reports, program development, communications and marketing efforts, and membership outreach, etc.  
  • Work alongside the Senior Manager of Programs to coordinate opportunities with Arts Council staff and peer organizations, community stakeholders and/or business partners who provide programming for artists.  
  • Work alongside the Senior Manager of Programs to coordinate and support the Black Arts Action Committee and the Disabled Artists Creative Cohort.   
  • Connect the Arts Council and Pittsburgh to national and regional peer and support organizations that focus on artists. Other duties as assigned.  
  • Project management: All Arts Council staff manage projects and deadlines and should be proactive in their project management 

Qualifications 

  • Education & Experience: At least 4 years of experience working as a professional artist and/or art educator. 1-2 years of administrative and/or professional work experience, preferably in art or nonprofit organization. Experience can include a combination of education, professional working experience, internships, etc. 
  • Administrative and management skills: Strategic and long-term planning abilities; familiarity with tracking budgets; ability to work independently and within small teams; interest in improving internal processes; familiarity with program-design models. 
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 365, and Google for small businesses, as well as a variety of web-based tools, such as Zoom, Asana, and Slack. Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems is a plus.

Working at the Arts Council 

Benefits 

This position is part-time, 35 hours per week, with a $20 - $23 hourly rate (depending on experience) including paid time off. Occasional weekend and evening work may be necessary.  

Remote work 

This position supports hybrid work, with most of the work occurring remotely and occasional onsite work occurring at the Arts Council’s offices located in the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh. Employees are provided an organization-issued laptop for the duration of employment. Our office has an open floor plan. Candidates working in our offices should expect to work in an environment with background noise, variable temperatures, and frequent interruptions. When working remotely, you are expected to maintain a high-speed Internet connection that will support collaborative work, such as Zoom meetings. 

Our culture 

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, flexible, and creative work environment at the Arts Council. We encourage our staff to come as they are – whether that’s in your new favorite band t-shirt, being accompanied by your pets in our Zoom meetings, or sharing your passions outside of work. The Arts Council is dedicated to uplifting all voices and decisions are often made as a full team.  Our employees are open, supportive, and inclusive. A passion for the arts is a must. 

We are in an amazing time of transition and growth. Our employees are involved in shaping the future of our organization, including envisioning a new office space, developing a new strategic plan, and reimagining new and old programs. Are you interested in thinking strategically and helping us reach our goals to support our arts community? 

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (no more than 2 pages), résumé, and contact information for three references via email to jobs@pittsburghartscouncil.org.

The deadline for job posting is December 1, 2022. 

About the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council 

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is the region’s primary arts service organization that provides advocacy, professional resources, research, and grantmaking to artists and nonprofit organizations in 10 counties within Western Pennsylvania. We are a membership organization with more than 600 diverse artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. We exist to help our community thrive and assist artists and arts administrators to grow their skills and art practices.  
 
* Mission 

To expand the reach and impact of the region's diverse and vibrant arts and culture community by providing leadership, advocacy, capacity building, and connections.

* Vision 

To create an equitable, innovative, and flourishing arts and culture community that shapes our thriving region. 

Our Commitment to Equity 

The Arts Council values equity as essential to its mission. We are committed to diversity and equity in terms of gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, ability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics. Differences provide varied viewpoints, ideas, and connections that strengthen and enrich the Arts Council’s work with the communities in our region. It is the Arts Council’s goal to create and maintain an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment and to engage the talents of people with varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to accomplish our mission. 

To learn more about the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, please visit our website at PittsburghArtsCouncil.org or follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.