Arts work opportunity in the Garden State

N.J. seeks folk and traditional arts program officer

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 5, 2024

On behalf of our peers at the New Jersey Council on the Arts, we are posting this opportunity to serve folklife and traditional arts constituents in that state.

The Education Program Specialist 3 will function on the council team as the program officer, folk and traditional arts. The program officer, folk and traditional arts will serve as the specialist in charge of managing and developing the Arts Council’s grant programs and services that strengthen New Jersey communities through the folk and traditional arts. As a member of both the grants & strategies and the partnerships & services teams, the individual will drive current and new initiatives through effective program design and implementation, relationship building, and grants administration.

Central to this role is strengthening the council’s position as a partner in delivering equitable and impactful grants and services that connect the arts to communities. With a focus on folk and traditional artists, cultural community assets, the five State Folklife Centers, and supporting community engagement with traditional, occupational and culturally-specific art forms, this person will represent the agency and the arts sector on committees, in public forums, and with grantees. Working with colleagues on staff and in the field, this person will learn from and provide expertise to local, regional, and statewide stakeholders to help increase access to the arts.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, arts, the humanities, or a related field is required, as well as three (3) years of professional experience in education, arts, arts education or related field are required. One (1) additional year of experience may be substituted for a master’s degree.

Full information on this posting and how to apply may be found here.