Current Opportunities

Program Director

Lane Arts Council works to strengthen and support the arts in Lane County. The Program Director works closely with the Executive Director to lead the strategic direction and impact of LAC’s programs in the Lane County area (all arts education and community arts programs and services). The Program Director oversees programs and program staff, program budgets, community outreach and partnerships, program marketing strategies, and the recruitment of interns and volunteers. They represent LAC’s programs in Lane County and beyond, and build partnerships and relationships that strengthen LAC’s goals. This position supports program funding requests, reporting, and the cultivation of corporate sponsors, helping to ensure the sustainability of LAC’s programs.

The ideal candidate will be equity-minded and skilled in partnership building, facilitation, management and supervision, budgets, and working with artists, arts and education leaders, and community partners from a wide range of lived experiences and identity backgrounds.

FTE: 1.0 (full-time, 40 hours/week, exempt)

Salary & Benefits: $52,000 – $56,000 per year; paid vacation (3 weeks per year), holidays (12 days), and sick leave, medical and dental benefits, retirement contributions after 3 years of employment.

Travel: This position requires occasional countywide travel. Must have license and personal vehicle for transportation. Mileage reimbursement provided for work-related travel.

Evenings & Weekends: This position will require working occasional evenings and weekends.

Physical Fitness: This position will require the candidate to lift and transport equipment for programs and events. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Reports to: Executive Director

Duties & Responsibilities

Staff Supervision

  • Manage processes to hire new program staff in partnership with Executive Director
  • Oversee training, coaching, supervision, and evaluation of 3 full-time program staff
  • Implement program staff assessments; provide regular check-ins and ongoing support
  • Co-lead annual staff retreat(s) and monthly staff meetings with Executive Director

Program Development & Implementation

  • Work with program staff to develop program vision, goals, implementation, and evaluation strategies in alignment with Lane Arts Council’s mission and strategic plan
  • Oversee and support staff in development and implementation of program plans, program budgets, and tracking expenses
  • Work with Executive Director and Finance Coordinator to develop LAC’s annual budget
  • Attend program-related meetings as needed
  • Cultivate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within LAC programs
  • Lead development and implementation of LAC’s Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant programs (timeline, guidelines, application, reporting, selection panels and review process, awards reception, etc.) with administrative support from the Community Arts Coordinator

Marketing & Outreach

  • Oversee Lane Arts Council program marketing and communications in alignment with brand
  • Oversee program staff in creating and implementing goals and strategies for program marketing, promotion, outreach, and recruitment to support LAC program goals
  • Write, edit, and/or proofread copy to support program communications, recruitment, and marketing efforts as needed
  • Ensure consistent documentation of programs for promotion and fundraising purposes; engage and contract photographers and videographers
  • Build and maintain relationships with local media

Grants & Sponsorships

  • Support the LAC development team in finding and cultivating funding sources for programs, with an emphasis on grants and sponsorships
  • Help determine priorities for program grant submissions and sponsorship proposals
  • Coordinate processes to collect programmatic information for grant submissions and reports (images, narrative information, testimonials, letters, supplemental materials)
  • Review program grant proposals and reports; submit to Executive Director for final review

Community Partnerships & Relationships

  • Work with staff to develop and deepen program partnerships and collaborations (including with schools, districts, recreation and after-school programs, education foundations, arts organizations, community and culturally-specific organizations, city agencies, and businesses), deepening LAC’s work and relationships across Lane County and Oregon
  • Participate in relevant state-wide arts community initiatives, representing LAC, fostering connection to the Lane County area, and contributing to statewide action and advocacy
  • Oversee LAC equity-focused professional development opportunities for local arts leaders
  • Represent LAC programs in the greater county; attend outreach and partnership events
  • Support LAC participation in sector-wide arts and community initiatives with key cultural partners (ex: sector strategy, cultural planning, arts advocacy, etc.)

Interns and Volunteers

  • Oversee strategies for growing and maintaining LAC’s intern/volunteer base
  • Identify intern/volunteer opportunities across programs
  • Develop strategies for recruitment, orientation, and retention (with program staff)

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree or commensurate qualifications and work history
  • Minimum of 2 years program or project management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization and with supervisory experience of staff or volunteers

Desired Skills & Traits

  • Ability to coach and supervise staff, and set and achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong marketing and public relations skills, and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, partners, artists, and diverse cultural communities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Facilitation skills and ability to navigate complex and challenging conversations
  • Ability to create and manage budgets
  • Basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising and grants
  • Proficiency with basic computer software (such as MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Google Suite, and WordPress)
  • Ability to support a culture of belonging, equity, and inclusion
  • Organized and detail-oriented; ability to follow a timeline and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, with ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to work in a changing environment

How to Apply

Application review will begin January 29th, but the position will remain open until filled. Please submit your resume and cover letter (describing your experience, skills, and traits that make you the ideal candidate) as one complete PDF to

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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.