LANE ARTS COUNCIL

Lane Arts Council is currently accepting applications for four positions. See below for more information about our Finance Coordinator position, Program Coordinator position, and our contract positions for Teaching Artists and a Graphic Designer.

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Program Coordinator (Full-time Position)

Overview
Lane Arts Council works to strengthen and support the arts in Lane County. We seek a qualified Program Coordinator to support the implementation of our arts education programs and our artist and arts organization support programs.. The position is also responsible for general administrative and office operations, serving as the first point of contact, and providing information about programs, opportunities and resources to the public. This is a new dedicated staff position that will be supervised by the Arts Education Program Manager and work closely with schools, teaching artists, artists, and the general arts community to increase the scope of arts education and support of our arts community throughout Lane County.

FTE: 1.0
Salary: $15/hr.
Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays and health benefits.
Travel: This position may require travel to schools throughout the county
Reports to: Arts Education Program Manager

Duties

Education Programs (50%)

  • Support in-school and after-school arts education programs at schools throughout Lane County, including rural outreach efforts.
  • Be the lead communicator for scheduling and contracting arts education programs between schools and teaching artists.
  • Support the design apprenticeship program. This includes attending trainings by Oregon Community Foundation and implementing a new assessment protocol.
  • Lead the coordination for summer camp.
  • Support teaching artist training events, workshops, and communications.
  • Coordinate arts education marketing material mailings to schools twice a year.
  • Maintain and update teaching artist profiles and web content for all arts education programs on Lane Arts Council’s website.
  • Develop content for newsletter and social media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Artist Support & Community Programs (40%) (with oversight from Assistant Director)

  • Develop and coordinate professional development workshop series for artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations.
  • Be the lead contact for workshop presenters, venues, and participants.
  • Coordinate workshop marketing and community outreach throughout the year.
  • Support the Community Arts Grant Program. This includes promoting the grant opportunity, responding to questions, receiving and organizing applications, communicating with grant panelists and applicants, updating grant materials, coordinating the informational session and grant award ceremony.
  • Gather and evaluate feedback to inform program development.
  • Maintain the artist resources and calls to artists pages of our website.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Administrative (10%) (with oversight from Assistant Director)

  • Maintain an organized and welcoming office environment.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for visitors.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience coordinating programs in a K-12 school or nonprofit setting
  • Experience working for nonprofit organizations
  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and supporting programs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft , Adobe InDesign, and WordPress

Desired Traits

  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; ability to follow a timeline
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Maintains integrity in the workplace
  • Willingness to challenge oneself
  • Ability to collaborate with others effectively
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service

Application Materials

Review of applications will begin on October 28th.  Please submit the following application materials as one complete PDF to employment@lanearts.org

  • Cover letter describing the experience, skills, and traits that make you the ideal candidate for this position.
  • Resume
  • 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.

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Finance Coordinator (Part-time Position)

Lane Arts Council works to cultivate 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. The Finance Coordinator will oversee all of Lane Arts Council’s financial transactions and ensure our financial practices maintain the highest level of integrity.

FTE: .375, non-exempt, 15 hours a week
Compensation: $20/hour
Reports to: Assistant Director

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial records of Lane Arts Council by accurately recording the day to day financial transactions of the company
  • Check and verify source documents such as invoices, receipts, computer printouts
  • Allocate and post financial transaction details to QuickBooks
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Draw up monthly financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and dashboard)
  • Collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Streamline and manage communications for all administrative and program invoices
  • Prepare checks, ACH payments and bank deposits
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Calculate and prepare tax payments
  • Track grant budget income and expenditures
  • Assist with budget preparation
  • Assist with annual compilation
  • Be the lead contact for health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Maintain schedule and complete forms (property-tax exemption, insurance, etc.)
  • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records
  • Track and maintain inventory
  • Issue 1099s to contractors
  • Support office management including answering the phone and greeting visitors
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and Excel (required)
  • Extensive experience in bookkeeping,  with high level knowledge of nonprofit accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience processing payroll
  • Knowledge of data management and financial data analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • An associate degree in accounting, finance or business an advantage
  • Bookkeeping certification

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Information collection and monitoring
  • Problem analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on November 4th.  Please submit the following application materials as one complete PDF to employment@lanearts.org

  • Cover letter describing the experience, skills, and traits that make you the ideal candidate for this position. Please be sure to describe your experience with QuickBooks.
  • Resume
  • 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.

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Freelance Graphic Designer

We are looking to contract a graphic designer as soon as possible, with applications accepted until the position is filled.

Overview
Lane Arts Council is seeking a part-time contracted graphic designer to provide design services for communication materials, educational materials, and promotional materials related to Lane Arts Council brand, programs, and events. Materials may include but are not limited to: internal and external templates, signage, posters, postcards, stickers, invitations, booklets/brochures, reports, campaign graphics, proposals, and special projects as needed.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Lane Arts Council team to determine graphic needs, content, layout, design, and edits
  • Design print and digital materials in adherence with Lane Arts Council voice and brand
  • Complete design projects from concept through final design on deadline
  • Maintain digital collection of creative assets and projects

Preferred Skills (**Required)

  • Proficiency in graphic design software, particularly Adobe Creative Suite**
  • Working knowledge of graphic design principles, practices, standards, processes, etc.**
  • Ability to self-direct, prioritize and work independently on projects
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail; follow through on deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small team

Application Process
To apply please submit the following application materials as one PDF to employment@lanearts.org.

  • Cover letter describing experience, skills, and traits that make you the ideal candidate. You may also indicate your rate per hour.
  • Resume
  • Digital Portfolio (or link)
  • Two 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.

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Teaching Artist

Arts Education Program
Contract Positions Now Available

Review of applications to begin June 21st, 2019 and continues on rolling basis. We are looking for artists who can provide 2-4 week in-school artist residencies, as well as for artists who can provide one-time performances in a school assembly setting. Artists may apply to one or both categories.

Overview 
For Lane Arts Council’s artist residencies, professional visual, fine, craft and performing artists work with students and teachers to create extended educational arts activities, teach new skills, develop creative thinking, and offer career insights. Quality arts instruction provides young people with authentic learning experiences that engage minds, hearts, and bodies.

An Artist Residency provides each classroom with four learning sessions at 45 minutes each. A typical Artist Residency is completed in about two weeks. Most residencies occur in elementary and middle schools across Lane County.

Lane Arts Council provides arts integration for classroom curriculum based on Common Core and State Art Standards.

Artists offering Performance Assemblies visit schools for one-time events, offering students an exciting look into their performance art form. Assemblies are typically 45-60 minutes in length and are often performed for the entire school (K-5, middle, or high school).

Roles and Responsibilities
Teaching Artists are an integral part of Lane Arts Council’s arts education programs. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching short and long-term activities through in-school residencies, assemblies and workshops
  • Developing lesson plans and preparing materials for each residency, assembly, or workshop session
  • Facilitating arts experiences, including in-school performances
  • Integrating the arts throughout the curriculum as a way of engaging all types of intelligence’s in the learning process.
  • Upholding arts education standards backed by ongoing curriculum-based arts instruction in pre-K-12.
  • Encouraging discipline-specific arts learning in: visual art, dance, theater, music, poetry, media, etc.
  • Promoting lifelong learning in the arts through in-school community arts events, classes, workshops, assemblies and residencies
  • Using a wide variety of techniques to relentlessly engage young people who may be hard-to-reach and sometimes resistant
  • Building and sustaining professional and productive working relationships with site staff
  • Maintaining a high level of flexibility and professionalism at all times
  • Submitting evaluations to Lane Arts Council after each residency, assembly or workshop session
  • Collaborating effectively with other experienced arts education professionals
  • Attending Teaching Artist Professional Development workshops hosted by Lane Arts Council

Required Skills

  • 2-5 years experience teaching in a classroom setting or youth learning environment
  • Portfolio of work
  • An understanding of or willingness to learn Common Core and Oregon State Standards

Preferred Skills

  • BFA or MFA degree
  • Experience teaching grades K-5
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Well-organized
  • Punctual and reliable

Prioritized Art Forms
In this round of recruitment, we are prioritizing artists from highly requested art forms and art forms not currently represented on our roster. These include:

  • Muralists comfortable with elementary age audiences
  • Ceramics/clay
  • Nature and science art
  • Vocal music
  • Instrumental music
  • Identity and culture-based arts, including: Native storytellers; Pacific Northwest Native artists; Latinx visual, music, and dance artists; East Asian music/dance/art (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Thai, etc.); Bollywood, Bharatanatyan, Odissi and other Indian dance forms; Middle Eastern/Northern African music/dance/art; South African music/dance/art; South American music/dance/art (Argentinian, Brazilian, Colombian, Venezuelan, etc.); Other cultural expressions not currently represented on our roster

We highly encourage rural artists of all disciplines to apply.

All artists, regardless of art form and practice, will be reviewed with full consideration and are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Please fill out an online application to be considered (links below). We are looking for artists who can provide 2-4 week in-school artist residencies, as well as for artists who can provide one-time performances in a school assembly setting. You are welcome to apply to one or both categories in the forms below.

Apply here if you would like to offer 2-4 week in-school artist residencies.

Apply here if you would like to offer one-time performances in a school assembly setting.

Learn more about Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residencies

Learn more about the artist residency programs currently offered on our roster

Learn more about Lane Arts Council’s Performance Assemblies

Review of teaching artist applications will begin June 21st, 2019 and continues on a rolling basis.

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.