Job Opening – Program Coordinator for PlySpace Residency

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Position: PlySpace Program Coodinator
Reporting Supervisor:
Executive Director of Muncie Arts and Culture Council
Work Week: 20 hours, some evening and weekend responsibilities


POSITION DESCRIPTION
Muncie Arts and Culture Council is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator position for PlySpace, a new, immersive Artist-in-Residence program based in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District in downtown Muncie, Indiana. PlySpace provides dedicated space and time for residents to investigate and pursue their own work. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. This Artist-in-Residence program is designed to be a high-quality experience for both the nationally participating artists and the citizenry of Muncie. PlySpace is a program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. A successful Program Coordinator will prioritize professionalism, confidentiality, and engagement in all interactions with residents as well as with organizing partners and community collaborators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Represent PlySpace to the public, government entities, organizing partners, and community collaborators. Serve as primary point of contact for the program.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

ORGANIZING PARTNER SERVICES
-Liaison between MACC and BSU School of Art Design Studio, SPRING 2018
-Liaison between MACC and BSU School of Art Immersive Learning class, SPRING 2018
-Liaison between MACC and Madjax regarding resident studio spaces

MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
-Initial point of contact for media inquiries
-Engage and maintain relationships with community collaborators
-Implement branding accurately and consistently across various print and digital formats
-Originate and administer residency specific digital newsletter
-Set up and manage social media presence in accordance with MACC brand and communications
-Coordinate all digital content
-Generate press releases for public events
-Facilitate press relations where necessary
-Post calls for applications three times a year

WEBSITE
-Maintain PlySpace website (utilizing Squarespace)
-Trouble-shoot and report issues as necessary
-Generate, collect, and publish original content

RESIDENT SERVICES
-Liaison with resident selection advisory committee
-Coordinate and assemble resident welcome packages
-Primary point of contact for residents and program-related needs
-Coordinate resident + community partners project/program plans

FACILITIES
-Primary point of contact for residents and housing-related needs
-Facilitate residence turnover
-Serve as PlySpace Gallery attendant as necessary
-Report facilities emergencies

DATA + DOCUMENTATION
-Establish and maintain archive of resident projects
-Coordinate outside documentation where necessary
-Collect program feedback from residents
-Track attendance at PlySpace events and during open gallery hours

DEVELOPMENT
-Assist MACC ED and Board of Directors with fundraising and grant writing

Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM
-Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field
-2-3 years related experience in arts administration or arts programming
-Comfortable utilizing Adobe Creative Suite
-Work collaboratively; build and maintain relationships with resident artists and community partners
-Excellent oral and written communication
-Ability to work independently and multitask
-Resident of Delaware County

PREFERRED
-Previous nonprofit experience

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work schedule flexibility is critical; will need to work evenings and weekends and be able to move about the entire Muncie community.  A valid driver’s license is required. Individuals must be able to move freely about the work site and lift and carry 50 lbs several times daily.

Reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities will be made unless doing so would result in undue hardship for Muncie Arts and Culture Council or would result in a safety and/or health risk.

Muncie Arts and Culture Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category. In addition to federal law requirements, Muncie Arts and Culture Council complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This commitment extends to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Send cover letters, resumes, and references to Muncie Arts and Culture Council.
Email materials to info@munciearts.org using subject line “PlySpace Program Coordinator.”
Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.