Current Open Positions

Community Arts Coordinator

Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English proficiency)

Lane Arts Council works to strengthen and support the arts in Lane County. The Community Arts Coordinator leads and supports the implementation of Lane Arts Council’s community arts events, adult learning programs, and grantmaking initiatives. This position works closely with artists, arts organizations, businesses, community partners, and city agencies to amplify creative voices, elevate community cultural programming, and support artists and arts organizations in Eugene and throughout Lane County. The ideal candidate will be skilled in working with artists, cultural producers, and community partners from a wide range of lived experiences and identity backgrounds, coordinating accessible community engagement and public-facing programming that is responsive and community-driven.

FTE: 1.0, exempt
Salary: $41,000
Benefits: Paid vacation (3 weeks per year), holidays (12 days), and sick leave, medical and dental benefits, retirement contributions after three years of employment
Travel: This position requires regular travel throughout downtown Eugene and 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: Program Director

Duties & Responsibilities

First Friday ArtWalk (45%)
First Friday ArtWalk is Eugene’s largest on-going monthly arts event, taking place across Downtown Eugene on the first Friday of each month. Lane Arts Council oversees the activation of the Farmers Market Pavilion as a kick-off location while supporting and promoting galleries, arts venues, and businesses who share and celebrate visual and performing artists in their spaces.

  • Coordinate with galleries, arts venues, and businesses to collect event and exhibition information for the ArtWalk, gather feedback, and recruit new venues
  • Coordinate programming and special events at the Farmers Market Pavilion & Plaza:
    • Plan monthly programming (music, dance, readings, artist talks, etc.) and Artist Marketplace at the Farmers Market Pavilion
    • Partner with local cultural producers, city partners, and/or community committees to plan and coordinate special ArtWalk events for specific months
    • Manage contracts for artists/performers, sound engineers, presenters, vendors, etc.
  • Coordinate marketing and promotion for the monthly First Friday ArtWalk, which includes:
    • Creating, updating templates, and distributing ArtWalk materials such as posters, handbills, guides, website, and social media
    • Communicate with media partners to promote ArtWalk and special events
    • Manage the distribution and tracking of ArtWalk flags
  • Support cultivation of sponsors for the First Friday ArtWalk and special events
  • Lead assessment and documentation to inform program development and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Fiesta Cultural (20%)
Fiesta Cultural supports Latino/a/x/e** artists, cultural producers, and events that highlight the diversity of Latino/a/x/e** arts, cultures, and heritage in Lane County.

  • Collaborate with Lane County Latino/a/x/e** artists, arts leaders, and community organizations to ensure programming is relevant and responsive
  • Recruit cultural event producers and provide support in reaching their programming goals
  • Lead assessment and documentation to inform program development and reporting
  • Manage contracts for artists/producers
  • Support sponsorship cultivation for Fiesta Cultural programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Local Grant Programs (20%)
Community Arts Grants and Artist Grants provide funding for artists, arts projects, and nonprofit arts organizations in the Eugene area. Cultural Opportunity Grants are awarded through the Lane County Cultural Coalition (LCCC) to support arts, culture and heritage in Lane County.

  • Review and update grant applications, reporting documents, and systems annually
  • Recruit and coordinate Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant selection committees
  • Coordinate promotion and marketing efforts of grant opportunities
  • Track and manage received grant applications and reports
  • Coordinate annual Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant awards reception
  • Support administration of Lane County Cultural Coalition, including attending occasional meetings, recording meeting minutes and sharing notes and materials with members; submit annual LCCC report to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

ArtTalks & Workshops (10%)Lane Arts Council hosts occasional talks, tours, workshops, and facilitated conversations that engage our arts community in topics around equity and inclusion, arts activism, grant-writing, public art, etc.

  • Lead coordination of timely educational events responsive to arts community needs
  • Manage contracts and serve as lead contact for presenters, panelists, or facilitators
  • Coordinate marketing and promotion for events
  • Lead assessment and documentation to inform program development and reporting
  • Support sponsorship cultivation for educational events

Community Outreach (5%)

  • Coordinate outreach with artists, arts groups, community organizations, businesses, and public agencies to inform community arts programming and events
  • Support a community stakeholder committee (led by LAC Program Director) to inform programming development; schedule meetings, take notes, support recruitment

Preferred Skills

  • 2 years of event coordination and/or 2 years of project management experience (required)
  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish/English proficiency
  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience with facilitation, especially community committees
  • Experience working for nonprofit organizations or government agencies
  • Experience with social media and website communications
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate the importance of the arts
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress

Desired Traits

  • 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
  • Ability to work with diverse communities

How to Apply
Application review will begin November 10th, 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

**Lane Arts Council recognizes the label “Latino/a/x/e” is limiting and does not encompass the full breadth of identities represented in the cultural collective we intend to serve. LAC strives to serve individuals who identify as Latino/a/x/e, Chicano/a/x/e, and/or Hispanic as well as individuals from or with ancestral roots in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and/or South America. We recognize the wide diversity of lived experiences, cultures, and heritages that are included in this large group.

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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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.