PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Hours: Full-time, Tuesday through Saturday. Evenings frequently required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience

Reports to: Artistic Director

The Union for Contemporary Art is committed to strengthening the creative culture of the Greater Omaha area by providing direct support to local artists and increasing the visibility of contemporary art forms in our community. In every endeavor, we strive to unite artists and the community to inspire positive social change in North Omaha. The organization was founded on the belief that the arts can be a vehicle for social justice and greater civic engagement; we strive to utilize the arts as a bridge to connect our diverse community in innovative and meaningful ways.

OVERVIEW
The Public Programs Coordinator supports the organization’s efforts to be a creative convener of community and to catalyze discussions surrounding the arts and social justice. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating public programs for adult audiences, including but not limited to: artist talks, panel discussions, talk backs, film screenings, performances, and hands-on activities in conjunction with exhibitions, theatre productions, education programs, and public projects. The Public Programs Coordinator also provides administrative support for the Artistic Director and the Inside/Outside Fellowship program. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies, including staff members, local and national artists, and community partners.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Public Programs

  • Coordinate and liaise with speakers, presenters, and partners to plan public programs, including event details, travel arrangements, and lodging.

  • Process contracts, invoices, and receipts for payment or reimbursement.

  • Contribute to ideation and program research on assigned topics or themes.

  • Articulate presentation guidelines and expectations to guest speaker(s).

  • Assist with public program setup and breakdown.

  • Welcome guests, keep time, and microphone run as needed during program.

  • Maintain the in-house Public Programs calendar.

  • Create and submit newsletter content and collaborate with the Communications Manager on public program marketing strategies.

  • Monitor public program registration, track attendance, distribute visitor surveys and summarize findings.

  • Attend neighborhood meetings and community events to share information, stay abreast of happenings, and report potential partners to supervisor.

  • Assist in arranging volunteer support for public programs.

  • Track spending and assist in forecasting public program costs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Fellowship Program

  • Coordinate and liaise with guest speakers and visiting artists, making travel and lodging arrangements.

  • Process contracts, invoices, and receipts for payment or reimbursement.

  • Attend monthly workshops and events as needed.

  • Help identify and liaise with partners for fellows’ community service.

  • Coordinate related public programs or presentations.

  • Serve as a point of contact for Fellows’ daily needs.

  • Distribute evaluation surveys and develop summary report.

  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to create schedules, meet deadlines, and manage budgets.

  • Experience working with socially and economically diverse audiences.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to proactively prioritize and juggle multiple duties and tasks.

  • Enthusiastic team player with effective and professional negotiating skills, discretion, and diplomacy.

  • Previous experience in the visual or performing arts preferred.

  • Bilingual skills a plus.

TO APPLY

Please send one-page cover letter summarizing your interests and experience, a resume or CV, and contact information for three references to Brigitte McQueen Shew at jobs@u-ca.org. Send mailed applications to: The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th Street Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68110.

Please be advised that we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

The Union for Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We do not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. Period.