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Director of Community Engagement

Location: Raleigh, NC

Artspace is a non-profit visual arts center located in the center of downtown Raleigh.  Our mission is to inspire positive community impact through art. We believe art should be celebrated and valued as an essential part of our vibrant and healthy community. As a home for creativity and social practice, Artspace offers artist residencies, exhibitions, arts education, and community-focused programming throughout the region. 

Today, Artspace is one of the largest open-floor studio venues in the country, providing creative space to more than 35 studio artists working in a variety of media, along with three exhibition halls and education facilities for all ages and abilities. This hub of creativity is housed within our 30,000-square-foot historic building that is open to the public for learning, inspiration, and community collaboration. Artspace believes in supporting the development of artists of all ages and backgrounds by providing space to work and exhibit, opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, community engagement opportunities, and professional development opportunities. 

Artspace leadership has recently created visionary strategic goals for the organization. This position will be one of several key roles in support of these goals and offers an excellent opportunity for a creative, motivated individual to become part of a dynamic team. 

Position

The Director of Community Engagement is a role for a collaborative creative leader to oversee the education and community engagement strategies for a broad range of arts programming, and adult and family learning offered by Artspace. 

As part of Artspace’s leadership team, the Director of Community Engagement will be a leading thought-partner in developing and implementing strategies for evaluating the impact of lifelong learning programs and for broadening external partnerships that reach a wide range of communities throughout the region. The Director of Community Engagement will work with the Director of Artistic Programs to develop community engagement and outreach efforts for all residency programs and exhibitions. This leader will also work with a team to create community engagement programming at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, as well as learning opportunities outside the walls of the building to serve the needs of all communities. Due to the overarching breadth of this position, it is imperative that the Director of Community Engagement have a sharp eye for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in every aspect of this work. 

The Director is charged with maintaining high standards of excellence to create an authentic and enriching visitor experience and to establish critical community outreach to engage diverse audiences. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary leader who also knows how to develop, measure, and assess opportunities for creative engagement and learning across all ages to ensure the goals of the Artspace’s educational and engagement programs are successfully aligned with the overall mission of Artspace to create positive community impact through art.

*Artspace is currently open to the public and adhering to CDC mask regulations and guidelines. This position is in a downtown Raleigh office environment with a small team. Most work will occur in the office and out in communities.

Responsibilities

Community Engagement + Outreach

  • Strengthen and sustain relationships with community leaders, schools, and cultural organizations to develop collaborative programming; and develop age-appropriate materials for the implementation of these programs.
  • Serve as an ambassador to key constituencies in the region to generate pride for Artspace’s programs and mission, and to broaden external partnerships 
  • Work with the programming and education teams to develop interpretive materials for the public related to exhibitions and programs in a variety of accessible formats and platforms, including print, broadcast, in-person tours and other formats as appropriate.
  • Work with community organizations and leaders to develop programs designed for various constituencies and age groups, including, but not limited to, education programs to provide regular tours for Artspace visitors, community programs that address specific relevant social issues, and other educational initiatives linked with community initiatives.

Education + Programming

  • Ensure Artspace’s mission, exhibitions, and programs achieve maximum reach and educational impact through carefully crafted programs designed to educate, inspire, and engage a broad range of individuals at all stages of life.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Artistic Programs to create programs/classes that complement and activate Artspace exhibitions and residencies.
  • Congruent with Artspace’s Strategic Plan, work with President & CEO and Director of Artistic Programs to develop a robust education and outreach programming portfolio.
  • Create a 24-month programming plan and schedule.
  • Propose new offerings, both virtual and face-to-face, that reflect Artspace’s mission and strategic plan. 

Strategy, Vision + Leadership

  • Work with the Education Manager to establish short and long term goals for the development and execution of educational programs. 
  • Supervise the work of the Education Manager and lead the education team.
  • Develop an annual program budget, and manage program revenues and expenses.
  • Monitor the education and community engagement team’s process and programs on an ongoing basis, including gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to be used in planning, program evaluation, reports, and grants and funding proposals. 
  • Ensure the goals of Artspace’s educational and engagement programs are successfully aligned with the mission and strategic plan of the organization.
  • Work with development staff to create and review grant applications and reports for existing programs, and to write proposals identifying potential funding.

Qualifications

  • Preferably, 5-10 years of professional experience in arts education and/or community engagement; or an equivalent combination of education, training and professional experience.
  • Experience in developing and implementing educational and outreach programs in an arts or cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated history of being a confident, articulate leader who works well collaboratively with fellow staff members as well as outside constituents.
  • Strong strategic thinking, organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Experience developing interpretive materials for all ages.
  • Experience in developing and implementing complex programmatic partnerships involving multiple organizations, and supervising diverse staff and volunteers.
  • Must be forward thinking and innovative and willing to experiment.
  • Demonstrated experience in program evaluation and impact measurement

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that access to the arts is a right; one which has the power to create positive change in communities. Through education and engagement for people of all ages and abilities, community outreach and engagement, accessible studio space, and art exhibitions, Artspace works to remove the barriers that prejudice and privilege have created so that everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation range, $50,000 – $60,000; salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include full health coverage, holidays, paid time off, and health days; retirement plan eligibility.

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Emails should be submitted to info@artspacenc.org with the subject line including your last name and the position you are applying for. For example: “Smith_Director of Community Engagement.” 

Materials should include the following:

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Contact Information for at least Two Professional References

Programs + Accessibility Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC

Artspace is a non-profit visual arts center located in the center of downtown Raleigh.  Our mission is to inspire positive community impact through art. We believe art should be celebrated and valued as an essential part of our vibrant and healthy community. As a home for creativity and social practice, Artspace offers artist residencies, exhibitions, arts education, and community-focused programming throughout the region. 

Today, Artspace is one of the largest open-floor studio venues in the country, providing creative space to more than 35 studio artists working in a variety of media, along with three exhibition halls and education facilities for all ages and abilities. This hub of creativity is housed within our 30,000-square-foot historic building that is open to the public for learning, inspiration, and community collaboration. Artspace believes in supporting the development of artists of all ages and backgrounds by providing space to work and exhibit, opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, community engagement opportunities, and professional development opportunities. 

Artspace leadership has recently created visionary strategic goals for the organization. This position will be one of several key roles in support of these goals and offers an excellent opportunity for a creative, motivated individual to become part of a dynamic team. 

Position

The Programs + Accessibility Coordinator is a role within the Programs team led by the Director of Artistic Programs.  The Programs + Accessibility Coordinator assists in the implementation, administration and logistics of Artspace’s exhibitions, residencies, artist programs, and educational programs. The Coordinator supports all aspects of the Program Department to help fulfill Artspace’s artistic and community engagement goals, and will collaborate with staff planning educational programming. The Programs + Accessibility Coordinator is primarily responsible for ensuring that accessibility is at the core of all programming at Artspace. 

*Artspace is currently open to the public and adhering to CDC mask regulations and guidelines. This position is in a downtown Raleigh office environment with a small team. Most work will occur in the office and out in communities.

Responsibilities

Programming

  • Collaborate with the Director of Artistic Programs and the Education + Community Engagement team to maintain a calendar of events with current exhibitions and related programming.
  • Manage contracts, forms and confirmations with exhibiting, residency, and teaching artists as well as class participants. 
  • Maintain database of contracted artists, teaching artists, and class participant information.
  • Update Database with events and classes. 
  • Maintain list of all consigned artwork on display in building
  • Process and archive applications for studios, residencies and class proposals.
  • Assist with implementation of classes and events.
  • Coordinate artwork drop offs and pickups with exhibiting artists
  • Coordinate and schedule educational tours.
  • Manage and update contact lists for mass communications. 

Accessibility

  • Work with Arts Access and the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access to keep current with the arts field’s accessibility best practices.
  • Regularly review and assess programs for accessibility. 
  • Order braille and print large text exhibition brochures
  • Develop and implement audio guides for exhibitions. 
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all accessibility inquiries. 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, administrative skills and an enthusiasm for the arts.
  • Experience in educational and/or outreach programs in a community-centered environment.
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to work on multiple projects at a time.
  • Works collaboratively with fellow staff members as well as outside constituents in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with technology and database systems. 
  • An interest and drive to continually learn about accessibility in the arts field and implement new practices at Artspace is essential. 
  • Must be creative, forward thinking and demonstrate an ability to work with a broad range of communities and individuals. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that access to the arts is a right; one which has the power to create positive change in communities. Through education and engagement for people of all ages and abilities, community outreach and engagement, accessible studio space, and art exhibitions, Artspace works to remove the barriers that prejudice and privilege have created so that everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Salary Range

  • Competitive compensation range, part-time (20-25 hours per week) $20,000-$25,000 salary commensurate with experience. 

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Emails should be submitted to info@artspacenc.org with the subject line including your last name and the position you are applying for. For example: “Smith_Programs and Accessibility.” 

Materials should include the following:

  • Cover Letter and Resume

Director of Operations

Location: Raleigh, NC

Artspace is a non-profit visual arts center located in the center of downtown Raleigh.  Our mission is to inspire positive community impact through art. We believe art should be celebrated and valued as an essential part of our vibrant and healthy community. As a home for creativity and social practice, Artspace offers artist residencies, exhibitions, arts education, and community-focused programming throughout the region. 

Today, Artspace is one of the largest open-floor studio venues in the country, providing creative space to more than 35 studio artists working in a variety of media, along with three exhibition halls and education facilities for all ages and abilities. This hub of creativity is housed within our 30,000-square-foot historic building that is open to the public for learning, inspiration, and community collaboration. Artspace believes in supporting the development of artists of all ages and backgrounds by providing space to work and exhibit, opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, community engagement opportunities, and professional development opportunities. 

Artspace leadership has recently created visionary strategic goals for the organization. This position will be one of several key roles in support of these goals and offers an excellent opportunity for a creative, motivated individual to become part of a dynamic team. 

Position

The Director of Operations will be a strategic thought-partner and integral member of the leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and contributing to the development and execution of the organization’s strategic goals. The Director of Operations will be responsible for the development of Artspace’s financial management strategy, overall organizational operations, and day-to-day administration. This individual will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, operations, business planning and budgeting, facilities management, human resources, and administration. Due to the overarching breadth of this position, it is important that the Director of Operations have a sharp eye for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in every aspect of this work. This individual will be charged with maximizing resources and streamlining internal processes using a variety of tools.

*Artspace is currently open to the public and adhering to CDC mask regulations and guidelines. This position is in a downtown Raleigh office environment with a small team. Most work will occur in the office.

Operations

  • Improves and oversees administrative and operational services such as contracts, treasury management, retirement plan, grants receipts processing, payroll, personnel management, accounts payable and receivable, and purchasing.
  • Manages all business contractual arrangements.
  • Manages the Facilities Team for overall maintenance of the facility/equipment.
  • Coordinates all capital improvements with approval of CEO and building committee.
  • Oversees the purchase or lease, use, and maintenance of all office equipment, computers, and supplies.
  • Updates an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, standards, and procedures.
  • Plans, coordinates, and executes the annual budget process in partnership with the CEO.
  • Provides analytical support to Artspace internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Develops Artspace’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation/benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensures recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined. Conducts orientation with new employees.
  • Selects software as needed and audit effectiveness
  • Maintain personnel records (e.g., W-2, 1099, PTO Leave) and oversees payroll administration. 
  • Works closely with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversees and manages organizational IT and cyber-security, managing appropriate policies and procedures as needed. 

Financial Management

  • Analyzes and presents financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicates monthly and annual financial statements; prepares monthly requisitions for grant allocations; collates financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversees all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinates and leads audit process and 990 Tax Return process.
  • Oversees and leads the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO; administers and reviews all financial plans and budgets; monitors progress and changes; and keeps leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Works with the Development Director to ensure all donations and fundraising projects are properly reported and tracked. 
  • Oversees organizational cash flow and forecasting. 
  • Responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, deposits and bank statement reconciliations, credit card account, billing, and collections.
  • Implements a robust and timely contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Serves as the management liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicates critical financial matters at select board and committee meetings.
  • Represents the organization externally with the CEO, as necessary, particularly in banking and vendor contract negotiations.

Qualifications

  • Preferably, five-plus of overall professional experience; ideally five-plus years of in-house financial and operations management experience including human resources, bookkeeping, facility management and strategic organizational management. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or substantial equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously.
  • Experience with and knowledge about human resource management, including experience managing at least a small team of individuals.
  • Technology-savvy with experience overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting/reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Artspace’s board of directors, and staff.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Superior management skills: ability to identify internal and external resources to best address operational challenges. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Artspace.
  • This position will require occasional presence at events during early morning, evening and/or weekend hours. Additionally, this individual will have meetings outside of the Artspace facility for which mileage or transportation costs will be reimbursed.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that access to the arts is a right; one which has the power to create positive change in communities. Through education and engagement for people of all ages and abilities, community outreach and engagement, accessible studio space, and art exhibitions, Artspace works to remove the barriers that prejudice and privilege have created so that everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Salary & Benefits

  • Compensation range: $55,000– $70,000 + benefits; salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: full health coverage, holidays, PTO, and health days; retirement plan eligibility.

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Emails should be submitted to info@artspacenc.org with the subject line including your last name and the position you are applying for. For example: “Smith_Director of Operations”. 

Materials should include cover letter and resume. Additional materials may be requested of finalists.

Director of Development

Location: Raleigh, NC

Artspace is a non-profit visual arts center located in the heart of downtown Raleigh.  Our mission is to inspire positive community impact through art. We believe art should be celebrated and valued as an essential part of our vibrant and healthy community. As a home for creativity and social practice, Artspace offers artist residencies, exhibitions, arts education, and community-focused programming throughout the region. 

Today, Artspace is one of the largest open-floor studio venues in the country, providing creative space to more than 35 studio artists working in a variety of media, along with three exhibition halls and education facilities for all ages and abilities. This hub of creativity is housed within our 30,000-square-foot historic building that is open to the public for learning, inspiration, and community collaboration. Artspace believes in supporting the development of artists of all ages and backgrounds by providing space to work and exhibit, opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, community engagement opportunities, and professional development opportunities. 

Artspace leaders have recently created visionary strategic goals for the organization. This position will be one of several key roles in support of these goals and offers an excellent opportunity for a creative, motivated individual to become part of a dynamic team.

Position

The Director of Development serves as a member of the leadership team that makes strategic decisions affecting Artspace. In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for all resource development activities. The Director of Development will manage an internal team, will nurture current relationships, and will help forge key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The Director of Development will advise the CEO and leadership team to grow and diversify the organization’s income streams in support of widening the impact of Artspace’s mission.  This individual will have primary responsibility for establishing and managing the infrastructure and strategy for annual fund donations, major gifts, federal, state, and local grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. This individual will forge new community connections to build Artspace’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Reporting to the CEO, they will expand and diversify Artspace’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the Director of Development will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role. It is important that this team member also has a sharp eye for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. It is Artspace’s goal to be innovative in fundraising and engage all types of communities and stakeholders in development efforts, regardless of socioeconomic status or demographic background. 

It is expected that the amount of revenue will increase in future years as the Director of Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. This is an excellent opportunity for an outgoing arts administrator or development professional with major gifts experience who has a proven track record of fundraising and strategic development planning to join a high-growth, mission-driven arts organization. 

*Artspace is currently open to the public and adhering to CDC mask regulations and guidelines. This position is in a downtown Raleigh office environment with a small team. Most work will occur in the office and out in the communities around the Triangle area. This position may also require attendance at events that take place in the evenings or on weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Take a relationship-management approach to all work, both internal and external.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Support and partner with the staff/board members on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Director of Operations to develop and implement Artspace’s overall strategies for financial and organizational growth through ongoing planning and budgeting.
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual, corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all funding proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  • Oversee research of funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Artspace ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Manage and monitor all donor information, through use of a donor database; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders.
  • Manage and oversee grant reporting and grant applications in collaboration with staff.
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team.

Qualifications

  • Preferably, five-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function.
  • Bachelor’s degree or substantial equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Tangible experience of having cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to present in front of stakeholders and communicate with a range of communities.
  • Ability to productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Artspace.
  • High energy and passion for Artspace’s mission are essential.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement the annual strategic development plan.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget development and management.
  • Experience managing staff and working with volunteer board leadership.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  • This position will require regular presence at events during early morning, evening, and/or weekend hours. Additionally, this individual will have frequent meetings outside of the Artspace facility for which mileage or transportation costs will be reimbursed.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that access to the arts is a right; one which has the power to create positive change in communities. Through education and engagement for people of all ages and abilities, community outreach and engagement, accessible studio space, and art exhibitions, Artspace works to remove the barriers that prejudice and privilege have created so that everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Salary & Benefits

  • Compensation range, $55,000– $70,000 + benefits; salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: full health coverage, holidays, PTO, and health days; retirement plan eligibility.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Emails should be submitted to info@artspacenc.org with the subject line including your last name and the position you are applying for. For example: “Smith_Director of Development”. 

Materials should include a cover letter and resume. Additional materials and references may be requested of finalists.

Teach with us

We are always open to hearing from artists and arts educators who would like to become instructors! Instructors are contract employees who are paid an hourly rate for the time they spend in the classroom.

At Artspace we offer art classes for all ages. Our shortest classes require a one-day commitment and our longest classes run for 6 weeks.

Instructors are contract employees who are paid an hourly rate for the time they spend in the classroom. 

  • Youth Class Instructors are compensated $30 per hour
  • Adult Class Instructors are compensated $40 per hour

Artspace is a place where it’s encouraged to experiment with different media, artistic techniques and teaching methodologies. When scheduling classes we work to make connections between our exhibitions, residencies, and tenant artists. 

If you have any questions regarding our instructor class proposal application or teaching with Artspace please contact Taylor McGee, Education Coordinator, at tmcgee@artspacenc.org.

Rolling admissions

Internships

Artspace provides internship opportunities for undergrad + graduate students. There are no internship opportunities available at this time.

Summer Art Camps Internships

Each summer Artspace offers two paid summer internships to assist with its in person Summer Art Camps. This internship is designed to develop skills in Education Programming and Management for college juniors and seniors majoring in Visual Art, Art Education, Art Administration or MFA candidates. Applications are typically accepted each spring, check back for application form.