Art Programs Manager


Art Programs Manager


Applications received by January 2, 2022 will be given priority consideration.

The Art Programs Manager coordinates and manages Root Division’s exhibitions, artists, and public programming and all related outreach and support. Root Division staff and core of volunteers operate as a team, interacting with each other often, in order to provide a unified schedule of creative learning experiences for artists and the greater community. This position offers an exciting opportunity for someone motivated to work and learn in a unique and dynamic non-profit arts environment*.

*Due to COVID-19 related adjustments, some staff is continuing to work remotely. It is possible for this role to be done remotely in large part with occasional work onsite as the space and events reopen to in-person audiences.

Priority Deadline: Sunday, January 2, 2022

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate, develop, and manage all of Root Division’s arts programming year round
  • Design and maintain 12-month calendar of exhibitions with financial, artistic, and strategic goals for the Second Saturday Series**. Set and follow deadlines for all program operations and related publications.
  • Lead and manage Curatorial Committee, including organization and review of proposals
  • Manage and provide support to participating artists and curators to ensure highest quality exhibitions; Meet and communicate with curators at all stages of planning; Administer and oversee all exhibitions related contracts
  • Coordinate and support installation of exhibitions with Facilities & Installations Manager; Oversee gallery hours and art sales
  • Oversee and attend all events including set-up, staffing, and procurement of supplies
  • Manage venue rental and art rental queries, scheduling, and logistics. • Recruit, train, and supervise Exhibitions Fellow and Interns and oversee related projects
  • Participate in donor, sponsor, and partner outreach and coordination for events and programming
  • Update and monitor program assessment data and processes
  • Collaborate on programming that links on-site exhibitions with educational programs, including Youth Ed Gallery, New Growth, and Family Arts Workshops
  • Participate in professional development and related trainings as needed

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT:

Assists in sustaining a thriving, dynamic organization 

  • Serve as an advocate of Root Division’s mission by acting as an ambassador to artists, curators, supporters, donors, and sponsors; Coordinate visits/ tours for constituents
  • Form and maintain partnerships with peer organizations, artists, volunteers, and related database of contacts
  • Assist in development of overall marketing strategy for exhibitions and events
  • Support fundraising efforts related to exhibition and arts programming
  • Help coordinate major fundraising events (Taste/ Art Auction) through committee participation; Offer support for any additional events/ fundraising activities related to exhibitions programming
  • Support coordination of thriving Studios Program via participation in Artist Selection Committee & All Artist Meetings
  • Work with staff and board in contributing input/ feedback for organizational strategic planning
  • Miscellaneous administrative, facilities, and program support including gallery and artist support

* Due to COVID-19 related adjustments, some staff is continuing to work remotely. A portion of this role can be accomplished remotely, but it largely involves being onsite at Root Division and at partner programs in SF.

** We encourage you to visit one of our upcoming 2nd Saturday exhibitions (Dec 11 and Jan 8), especially if you are new to Root Division and our programming.


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, arts administration, or art history (or equivalent)
  • Proven skills in program management/ coordination
  • 2 years experience in facilitating exhibitions and/or events in a professional setting
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of artists and a diverse audience

Preferred

  • Strong writing ability and computer skills, including experience using Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Demonstrated outreach experience and/or creative problem solving skills

Beneficial

  • Masters degree in fine arts, arts administration, or art history (or equivalent)
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and access to vehicle for performing program related errands
  • Basic skills for photo documentation
  • Grant writing / fundraising experience

Other Considerations

  • Has a strong interest in learning and being productive; Works well in managing schedules and timelines.
  • Shows personal initiative and ability to work as a member of a team in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Has a strong proven record for the ability to meet deadlines, being organized, and being detail-oriented
  • Has an overall enthusiasm for Root Division’s mission and the ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, artists, curators, visitors, neighbors, and supporters of the organization.

APPLICATION

This is a FULL TIME exempt position, which includes M-FR as well as occasional evenings and weekends, including 2nd Saturdays and fundraising/ special events. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes base salary (range: $54K-$60K), paid time off, paid holidays & office closures (15+ days), health plan coverage/ related HSA contribution, and access to free art classes and professional development activities. Opportunities for additional commission income are also available.

Root Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity on our staff team, governing groups, and artist community. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

** We encourage you to visit one of our upcoming 2nd Saturday exhibitions (Dec 11 and Jan 8), especially if you are new to Root Division and our programming.

Applications received by January 2, 2022 will be given priority consideration. 

Projected start date: February 1, 2022 (with paid training starting as early as January 18, 2022).

TO APPLY

Please send an email to Michelle Mansour, Executive Director to employment@rootdivision.org with the following:

  • Subject: Attn: Art Programs Manager Search – Your Last Name
  • Contact Info: Name, Email, Address, Phone, and website (if applicable)
  • Clear and concise 1-page cover letter attached as PDF
  • Recent CV/ Resume attached as PDF
  • Optional: Small sample portfolio of any exhibition/ curatorial/ related work (PDF or link)
  • 3 References: Contact Name, Title, Phone, Email
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