Residency and Community Programs Manager
The Residency and Community Programs Manager is responsible for coordination and oversight of Residencies (in school, after school, and community and service locations); Arts Labs in the Community; Public Art Projects in the Community; and all other off-site and community programs. This position will deliver arts programs collaboratively with partner organizations, incorporating Appel Farm’s philosophical approach to arts learning and artmaking, and facilitating engagement. As a member of the Programs Team, the Community Programs Director will participate in regular programs meetings to understand the underlying philosophy, principals and curriculum goals of the organization.
Strategic Goals of this position include:
- Strengthening existing relationships with external partners to expand on current program offerings.
- Increasing Appel Farm’s network of external partners to expand the number of residencies and community partner programs offered each year.
- Seeking collaborative thought partners to inform programming decisions and help increase networks for engagement. Partners will include a wide range of members representing diverse local communities including faith-based leaders, youth development leaders, and local industries.
- Seeking funding opportunities for community programming, including grants, sponsorships, donors, and other sources; and working collaboratively with Development Director and Executive Director to apply for and report on funding as needed.
Details of the Position
- This is a full-time, salaried position. Specific schedule shall be determined according to the needs of the programs.
- Annual Salary: $48,000
- Benefits: Single coverage Health, Dental and Vision; Paid holidays and paid vacation equivalent to full-time position as described in Employee Handbook, summer camp tuition.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
- They are passionate about arts education and committed to building strong community engagement through arts and culture.
- They are collaborative, friendly, patient, and welcoming. They enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. They must have the ability to outreach to new connections with ease and confidently speak about programs and benefits of Appel Farm’s arts education work.
- They have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and be comfortable with complexity and ambiguity.
- They are highly organized, punctual, and a strong multi-tasker. They are detail oriented and forward thinking. They must have excellent written and verbal communication.
- They value empathy, personal growth, and possess a sense of humor.
- A degree in Arts Education and/or Arts Administration is preferred
- Classroom teaching experience as a teaching artist or arts curriculum teacher (focus areas upper elementary and middle school) is preferred
- Bilingual, Spanish-speaking a plus
- Experience in collaborative program development and collaborative project management a plus
- They must have real-time problem solving skills and the ability to support teaching artists and other program partners in their day-to-day work.
View the detailed responsibilities of this position here.
Interested applicants should submit an email of interest and a resume to Jessica Doheny. No phone calls please. Appel Farm is an EOE, with an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and creating safer spaces..