Now open: serve #SCartists or place-based and rural arts

SCAC opens three director-level positions

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • COMPENSATION: Details included in postings


This morning, the South Carolina Arts Commission opened applications for three critical positions, two of which are new to the agency.

These roles serve needs that are central to the SCAC’s mission to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina, leading departments to serve #SCartists, creative placemaking (new!), and rural arts (new!).

ARTIST SERVICES DIRECTOR

The person in this role is expected to provide leadership for activities related to building and sustaining support for individual artists through arts initiatives in South Carolina. They work with individual artists in all disciplines (literary, performing, visual, etc.) and artists who are at various stages in their career (emerging, mid-level, advanced).  They play a vital role in working with constituents, grantees, and artists and provides consulting, mentoring opportunities, and assistance to individual artists living in counties or regions of the state.

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING DIRECTOR

The person in this new role plays a vital role in working with constituents, grantees, artists, and organizations throughout the state.  They provide leadership for activities related to building participation in the arts and strengthening communities through arts initiatives in South Carolina.  They provide consulting and assistance to counties or regions of the state. Here are just a few things they’ll be doing:

  • build and maintain/relationships with a broad cross-section of business, government, arts, education, and community leaders to engage them in best practices to build public participation in the arts in South Carolina
  • manage a grant portfolio:
    • development of grant guidelines, application, and selection process
    • provide feedback, serves as primary contact, and gives pre and post award assistance for grantees
  • develop partnerships and assists with communication between participating organizations and entities
  • elevate key community assets and issues, voices of residents, local history, or cultural infrastructure through programing
  • implement new/or additional initiatives, resources, or activities for a community
  • connect communities, people, places and economic opportunities via physical spaces or new relationships

RURAL ARTS DIRECTOR

Are you a connector? The person in this new role provides leadership for activities related to building participation in the arts and strengthening rural communities through arts initiatives in South Carolina. They play a vital role in working with rural constituents, grantees, and organizations and provide consulting and assistance to counties or regions of the state. A few things they can expect to do include:

  • create programming to serve rural communities and local rural arts organizations statewide
  • advise, and facilitate, community meetings with stakeholders
  • Coordinates agency efforts to support arts-based, rural community development statewide
  • serve as the SCAC’s liaison with the rural arts community, rural organizations, and artists
  • provide consultative services for rural arts constituents and serve as a resource and advisor for rural agency programs
  • assist with rural cultural planning, development of grant applications, budgeting, and program administration
  • connect rural communities, people, places and economic opportunities via physical spaces or new relationships

Learn more about these positions and apply from the jobs page on SouthCarolinaArts.com. The application deadline for all three is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022.



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