S.C. Arts Commission looking for new community arts coordinator

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019


The S.C. Arts Commission is seeking an energetic, creative, and resourceful Community Arts Coordinator with experience in arts administration, community arts development, and leadership in the arts. 

The ideal candidate will share the agency’s mission and values and have the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross-section of local arts councils, community organizations, businesses, governments, arts organizations, and school districts, as well as education and community leaders to support SCAC programs and services statewide.

The person in this role:

  • works collaboratively with diverse constituency to implement SCAC programs
  • directs the planning and implementation of SCAC programs/projects
  • coordinates programming to serve communities and local arts organizations statewide
  • coordinates agency efforts to support creative placemaking and arts-based community development statewide
  • manages projects/programs for SCAC, including the coordination of data/information gathering, analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of information
  • develops short and long-term planning goals, annual work-plan, and budget for SCAC assigned projects/programs in accordance with agency mission, values and strategic plan; assists with securing funding for future program development
  • negotiates agreements and contracts for programs/projects in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • serves as a county coordinator, which is the commission’s liaison with arts and community organizations and artists in assigned counties:
    • provides technical assistance and consultative services
    • serves as a liaison and resource for agency programs
    • assists with community cultural planning, development of grant applications, budgeting, board and staff development, and program administration
  • represents the S.C. Arts Commission at local, statewide, and national cultural activities, meetings, and conferences
  • participates in strategic planning and budgeting and collaborates closely with other agency programs and departments
  • fulfills other duties consistent with supporting agency projects, programs, and events

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree* in an arts discipline, arts administration, arts education, public administration, or business administration and five (5) years of professional experience in arts management and programming, community development, or related areas.

*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Salary and other details may be found at link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential.  Statewide travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity.

View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.



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