Seeks Arts & Culture Program Manager / Employment

January 6, 2020

Organization Name: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Organization Location: Shoreline, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council has an open position for a Program Manager. This part time position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing our well established arts programming including Arts & Culture Events, Concerts in the Park and Family Events that serve thousands of residents in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. This position also has the opportunity to create new programing as the organization grows to better serve our diverse population.

The Arts Council is a long-standing community arts organization with an inclusive and flexible workplace.

Position Description is below, interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Arts Council Executive Director, Lorie Hoffman, by January 6th, 2020, at Email is preferred, but applications may also be sent through the US Postal Service to: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

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Art & Culture Programs Manager
Hourly PT, 20hr/wk, non-exempt, 12 month position

Purpose of Position:
This position is responsible for managing programs of the Arts Council.

Strategic Partners:
City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline Public Schools, Third Place Commons, King County Library System (KCLS), Shoreline Historical Museum, Kruckeberg Botanical Garden Foundation, local neighborhood associations and PTAs.

Essential Duties:
Arts & Culture Events – Lead (45%)

Plan and coordinate logistics of our annual events: Edible Book Festival, Dia de Muertos Family Celebration, 6X6NW Art Show, and the Shoreline Holiday Market.
Book and negotiate contractual details with performers, venues, catering, sound technicians and other logistics.
Work with Marketing Coordinator on marketing/publicity, calls for performers
Seek out new opportunities to develop programing and relationships with key community organizations, culturally diverse populations, and underserved communities.
Obtain all needed permits, including special occasion liquor licenses.
Concerts in the Park – Lead (25%):

Book, with a partner booking agent, a diverse line-up of performers for a 7 concert summer series.
Coordinate day-of event logistics, working with staff to ensure staff coverage.
In conjunction with the Executive Director, develop a first-year plan for a Battle of the Bands.
Obtain all needed permits, including signage and park usage permits.
Shoreline Arts Festival – Overall Staff Support, Lead on Color Run & Cultural Rooms (25%):

Coordinate Arts Festival Cultural Rooms, including contracting and booking performers for the Community Stage.
With the Executive Director, coordinate logistics for the Shoreline Arts Festival Color Run, a fun run to take place Sunday morning of the Arts Festival.
Support Shoreline Arts Festival activities with other staff.
Family Events – Lead (5%)

Work in partnership with KCLS to develop unique family arts programing.
Ensure programing engages diverse audiences and is reflective of our community.
Coordinate on-site staffing for events.

Other Duties:
Use office productivity software,, to communicate internally with staff and maintain to-do lists.
Work on event management with other staff.
Represent the Arts Council at regional and industry meetings.
Collaborate with Publicity Manager on marketing materials, including social media, for event promotion.
Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Performance Standards:
Reach goal of 1-2 new events yearly
Reach an overall goal of 30,000 total service numbers yearly

Ensure at least 40 entries into the Edible Book Festival each year
Ensure at least 150 artist submissions to the 6X6NW Arts Show each year
Attendance goal of 400+ people at the Dia de Muertos event
Attendance goal of 2,000+ people at the Shoreline Holiday Market.
Participation goal of 200+ people in the first Shoreline Arts Festival Color Run
Ensure at least 20 musical entries into the first Battle of the Band.
Represent the Arts Council at 10-15 events per year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed:
Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
Effective speaking and giving presentation to large and small audiences.
Culturally Competent, with experience working with diverse populations.
Highly Organized
Excellent ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
Good knowledge of MS Office, Gmail, Web.
Experience with donor management software, preferably Little Green Light.

Education/Experience required to meet minimum qualifications:
BA, BS or BFA degree in the Arts, Arts related field, or Non-Profit Administration.
Three to five years’ experience working in the arts or non-profit fields.

Certifications Required:
Pass WA state criminal background check.
Possess valid driver’s license.
MAST certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment, paid for by the Arts Council.

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Executive Director.
Number of Direct Reports: None.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform sedentary work. Work on standard computer. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to move objects up to 30 lbs.

Working Conditions:
Flexible working locations and hours, and may include mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
Travel / Driving / Use of employee car as required.

Responsible for fair and equitable treatment of people in the workplace.

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work for this position. It may not contain or be interpreted as a complete list of duties, and responsibilities.

This part time position starts at $18/hr

Sick & Vacation Time
Flexible Workplace

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