Equity and Access Program Coordinator

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. 


Equity and access are increasingly important to Lane Arts Council, our programs, and our arts community as we strive to ensure artists, arts organizations, students, and community members have access to arts opportunities and experiences. This position leads and supports community arts programs that are centered around equity and access to the arts including Fiesta Cultural, Arts & Culture Roundtables, Professional Development for Artists and Arts Organizations, Community Arts Grants, and Artist Grants. This position works closely with artists, arts organizations, and the community to increase the scope of support for artists and arts organizations, expand access to the arts for all, and advocate on behalf of the arts throughout Lane County. 

FTE: 0.5 (Part-time, 20 hours/week, Non-exempt)
Pay: $17 – $18 / hour
Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, health and dental benefits; retirement contributions after three years of employment
Travel: This position requires the ability to travel throughout Lane County. 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 

Fiesta Cultural Community Outreach and Coordination (30%) 

Fiesta Cultural is Lane County’s largest celebration of Latino/a/x arts and culture, featuring multicultural community events and programs September through December that highlight Latino/a/x artists and the rich diversity of Latino/a/x arts, culture, and heritage in Lane County.

  • Lead community outreach efforts recruiting artists, arts groups, organizations, educational programs, and public services to contribute events, programs, services, and experiences to the Fiesta Cultural calendar
  • Lead efforts to expand Fiesta Cultural programming in Springfield and rural Lane County
  • Lead community outreach efforts to promote Fiesta Cultural across Lane County, in collaboration with the Development & Communications Coordinator
  • Lead assessment efforts and reporting requirements of Fiesta Cultural programming
  • Collaborate with Lane County Latino/a/x artists, arts leaders, and community organizations to ensure Fiesta Cultural programming is relevant and responsive to Lane County Latino/a/x communities
  • Support coordination, facilitation, and communications of the Latino/a/x artist network 
  • Support and collaborate with contracted Fiesta Cultural community ambassadors
  • Assist with the Fiesta Cultural Kickoff and pop-up events in partnership with the ArtWalk & Events Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned

Artist Support & Arts Services (60%) 

Arts & Culture Roundtables are community conversations and workshops planned in response to the larger need to address harmful systems of power within our community. It is our responsibility to acknowledge our community’s history and actively gather to have courageous conversations about its current state of exclusion, inclusivity, and representation. 

Professional Practice is Lane Arts Council’s professional development program for artists, creatives, arts professionals, and arts organizations. Recent workshops and discussions have focused on artists, but Lane Arts Council also hosts workshops for arts organizations and arts professionals.  

  • Lead coordination and assessment of professional development workshops, Arts & Culture Roundtables, and convening events for artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations 
  • Serve as the lead contact for presenters and facilitators during coordination and implementation of workshops, roundtables, and convening events
  • Coordinate marketing, promotion, and outreach efforts for workshops, roundtables, and convening events, in collaboration with the Development & Communications Coordinator
  • Coordinate regular meetings with the Arts & Culture Roundtables community committee, assisting with note-taking, email communication, meeting scheduling, member recruitment, and strategic initiative visioning
  • Other duties as assigned

Arts Grant Administrative Support (10%)

Community Arts Grants provide opportunities for Eugene artists and strive to ensure accessible arts experiences for Eugene participants and audiences. Through investments in Eugene’s community arts organizations, arts projects, and artists, these grants increase opportunities for arts engagement, opportunities for artists, and cultivate a diversity of art forms. 

Artist Grants provide support to visual, performing, and literary artists of all disciplines to move forward a new project, engage in learning and professional development, or bolster their business capacity. 

  • Provide administrative support for the Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant programs, working with Lane Arts Council’s Program Director. This includes: 
    • Promoting the grant opportunities and grant recipients throughout the community
    • Responding to questions, providing information, receiving and organizing applications 
    • Communicating with grant panelists and supporting grant panel meetings
    • Updating and sharing grant materials for applicants and panelists
    • Assisting with coordination of informational sessions and the grant award ceremony 
    • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree (not required) 
  • Strong oral and written English and at least intermediate level Spanish language fluency 
  • Experience working with diverse communities 
  • Experience working for nonprofit organizations 
  • Experience developing, coordinating, and supporting programs 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft, Adobe InDesign, and WordPress 

Desired Traits 

  • Strong communication skills 
  • 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 

Other Lane Arts Council Opportunities 

We are also hiring a part-time Arts Education Assistant. 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 employment@lanearts.org using the subject line, “Equity And Access Program Coordinator Application”:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and highlighting your relevant qualifications
  • 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.