Arts Education Assistant

Lane Arts Council strongly encourages applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color, Latino/a/x, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and Spanish-language speakers. 

Organizational Mission 

Lane Arts Council cultivates strong and creative arts communities in Lane County by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors. 

Position Overview

The Arts Education Assistant supports the administrative tasks and communication efforts related to Lane Arts Council’s arts education programs in schools throughout Lane County. This staff position works closely with schools, teaching artists, and the general arts community to increase the scope of arts education throughout the county in partnership with the Arts Education Program Coordinator.  

This position will support many of Lane Arts Council’s in-school and out-of-school arts education programs including: In-School Artist ResidenciesDesign Arts ApprenticeshipPerformance Assemblies, Summer Camps, and Educator Professional Development Workshops. 

FTE: 0.5 (Part-time, 20 hours/week, Non-exempt)
Pay: $15 – $17 per hour
Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, health and dental benefits; retirement contributions after three years of employment
Travel: This position requires travel to schools throughout the county (~5% of time). Applicant will need to own a car and have car insurance. 
Reports to: Program Director 

This position remains open until filled with application review beginning on February 28th, 2022.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Program Support (65%) 

  • Work with Arts Education Program Coordinator to:
    • Implement the creation, distribution, collection, tracking, and management of over 150 contracts annually with schools, community partners, and teaching artists
    • Schedule, attend, and facilitate community partner meetings with schools, local nonprofits, parent groups, community groups, and more to assist with note taking, program ideation, and establishing collaboration opportunities
    • Support the evaluation of arts education programs including formative and summative assessment of programs and teaching artists
    • Document the impact, successes, and needs of arts education programs through reports, testimonials, photos, assessment findings, interviews, etc. 
  • Partner with local arts education administrative leaders to coordinate regular Arts Education Network meetings
  • Assist with arts education events such as program orientations, student art showcase events, teaching artist meetings, and teacher professional development workshops
  • Lead sign up and registration efforts for arts education programs such as teacher professional development workshops and summer camp
  • Attend statewide and regional arts education meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing & Reporting (15%) 

  • Provide arts education-related content for Lane Arts Council media including news posts, newsletter, social media, and press releases in collaboration with the Development and Communications Coordinator
  • Work with Arts Education Program Coordinator to prepare, organize, and distribute multiple digital and physical arts education marketing campaigns each year
  • Work with fellow Lane Arts Council team members to maintain the arts education pages of Lane Arts Council’s WordPress website (artist profiles, event and program pages, etc.)
  • Assist with teaching artist recruitment, focusing on intentional diversification of the roster in art form, artist identity, experience, and location of residence
  • Other duties as assigned

Office Administrative Support (20%) 

  • Maintain an organized and welcoming office environment
  • Serve as the first point of contact for visitors during work hours 
  • Answer phones and manage Lane Arts Council emails
  • Maintain office accounts, services, and tech, including equipment and software; troubleshoot technical difficulties
  • Purchase office supplies and equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills 

  • Experience coordinating or supporting programs in a youth-serving organization, school, or nonprofit setting 
  • Experience assisting with, designing, and/or coordinating assessment strategies and tools 
  • Administrative or office work experience 
  • Strong written and communication skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Desired Traits 

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 
  • Ability to collaborate with others effectively 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service 
  • Ability to speak, write, and communicate in Spanish (not required) 

Other Lane Arts Council Opportunities 

We are also hiring a part-time Equity and Access Program Coordinator. It is possible to combine the Equity and Access Program Coordinator and the Arts Education Assistant positions into one full-time salaried position ($35,000 – $37,000) for the right candidate. We highly encourage applicants interested in both positions to submit applications for each.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials compiled as one PDF document to using the subject line, “Arts Education Assistant Application”:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and highlighting your relevant qualification
  • Three professional references

Equal Employment Opportunity: Lane Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification by law.