Arts Project Manager for Climate Action (17008)


The Arts Project Manager for Climate Action collaborates with members of American University's Climate Action Committee, and key faculty and staff stakeholders in each school to support the Climate Action Committee's year-long climate action agenda to foster partnerships across the American University campus. This position assists committee members and campus partners in developing and supporting innovative and experimental education programs that enable interpersonal and cross-cultural dialogue among the students, faculty and staff of American University, and artists, scholars and visitors from the DMV community and beyond. This position will be responsible for stewarding the Committee's agenda, assisting with community outreach strategy, and facilitating programming and training around the Diane Burko exhibition to take place at the AU Museum August 28-December 12, along with an associated symposium.

American University's Climate Action Committee is organizing a year-long climate action agenda that will foster interdisciplinary dialogues on justice, equity, and community. The committee seeks an Arts Project Manager to lead in the oversight and implementation of projects related to the year of climate. From its anchor in the AU Museum, this position will be responsible for helping the committee facilitate cross-departmental partnerships, identify and connect themes across schools and programs, and lead in the day-to-day management and logistical requirements of the project.

Duties and responsibilities for this position include:
  • Programming - Work with Committee members and the Assoc. Director of the AU Museum to develop a full calendar of events and programs within the programmatic vision of the Year of Climate Action at AU. Work with campus partners and area organizations to build a calendar of events and programming for the year that supports the strategic goals of the Committee.
  • Liaison and Committee Support - Liaise with departments, campus partners, and relevant stakeholders across campus to achieve the outcomes for the Committee and support Committee strategic goals. Attend all Climate Action Committee Meetings and Arts Committee meetings. Coordinate communications for the project as required by Committee Members and the Assoc. Director of the AU Museum.
  • Communication and Community Outreach - Work with Committee members and the Assoc. Director of the AU Museum to develop and guide a comprehensive communication strategy for community outreach within the University and to the broader DC area. Work with the Marketing and Publications Specialist in the AU Museum to communicate programs and other Committee associated events and opportunities. Identify potential partner organizations in the broader DC area and assist the Committee in building relationships through relevant faculty Committee members.
  • Exhibition Training and Support - Connect faculty and students with museum resources. Work with Museum staff to prepare training materials and information sessions for museum gallery attendants and volunteers to best communicate and position the Diane Burko exhibition within the umbrella of the year of Climate Action.
  • Other responsibilities as designated by the Assoc. Director of the AU Museum and/or the Climate Action Committee.

Work Environment
  • The worker normally performs their job indoors in an office environment.
  • The worker normally performs their job in a plant, laboratory or other environment where personal protective equipment may be necessary.
  • The worker may be required to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • This position may be required to attend or facilitate events that take place outside of regular business hours.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • 35 hr/week
  • Exempt

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art or closely related field
  • 3-5 Years relevant experience in arts management, curation, program development, or related fields

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master's Degree in Arts Management; or equivalent education, training and experience
  • 1-3 Years experience working in a non-profit or higher education institution
  • <1 Year experience with writing/editing grant proposals for submission

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Commitment to presenting diverse opinions and antiracist practices required
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be detailed and results-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Must be committed to promoting teamwork, creativity, and open communication with diverse constituencies
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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