Community Engagement and Events Manager – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Current positions available for work at Woman Made Gallery:
Community Engagement and Events Manager (Part-Time, Permanent)
Woman Made Gallery seeks a part-time, permanent Community Engagement and Events Manager who will be responsible for the research, development, and implementation of community engagement efforts, management of event logistics, and delivery of timely communications to artists, members, and community stakeholders related to programming. The Community Engagement and Events Manager will join a small, but mighty creative team at a time of organizational transition and capacity building to foster its mission of expanding women’s representation in the art world.
This newly created position ensures that community engagement is at the center of programming and operations at Woman Made Gallery, and offers an exceptional opportunity to the appointed individual to both fulfill organizational responsibilities (described below) and shape the role to match their interests. Candidates may have backgrounds in the areas of community engagement, relationship building, education, public programs, or events management. Alternative backgrounds to those listed and a passion to learn new related skills will be seriously considered.
As part of a small professional team, at times this role will be asked to fulfill basic gallery operational needs like hosting gallery hours, managing volunteers, delivering general communications, and other tasks as assigned. This position reports to the Interim Managing Director, and works closely with a volunteer Board of Directors, volunteers at large, and interns.
Research, develop, and implement community engagement efforts, reflecting mission and current organizational priorities.
Build meaningful partnerships with other arts and community organizations and individuals.
Develop knowledge about the work of partner organizations by attending activities and events when possible.
Serve as a liaison and spokesperson for the gallery in the community and beyond.
Work in collaboration with the Managing Director to oversee event logistics including ideation connected to planned programs, scheduling, budget confirmation, vendor planning, run of show creation, setup, invitations and promotion. Gallery events at this time include gallery receptions, with room for the appointed candidate to develop further public programs with connections to communities.
Deliver timely communications to artists, members, and community stakeholders at large.
Recruit and oversee of volunteers relating to gallery needs.
General gallery operational tasks as assigned.
A strong belief in WMG’s mission to expand women’s representation in the art world, and a love for and knowledge of visual art encouraged.
Background in community engagement, relationship building, education, public programs, or events management very encouraged. Alternative backgrounds to those listed and a passion to learn new related skills will be seriously considered.
Familiarity with local and regional community organizations and groups.
Must be exceptionally well-organized, a self-starter, empathetic listener, and creative problem solver.
Must have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work with large volume of communications internally and externally.
Ability to prioritize and advance multiple projects simultaneously while working independently to meet deadlines.
Understanding that this is a small team — flexibility, initiative, and a can-do attitude are a must!
Availability to work weekends and occasional evenings for community engagements or event needs.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, database management; excellent administrative skills.
Compensation / Hours:
$18-20 per hour, commensurate with experience. No healthcare or other benefits are available.
Part-time: 15-20 hours per week (approximately).
This position will be required to consistently work at the gallery during operational hours and, at times, be comfortable working alone on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Established hours of operation are Noon-4 PM, but the schedule is potentially flexible. Some offsite hours are available.
Please send PDF of your resume and a 1.5 page cover letter highlighting the following:
Describe why Woman Made Gallery’s mission resonates with you.
Share a specific example of something you planned or an idea you want to try to engage your communities through art.
Since this is a part-time position, please let us know what other commitments you currently have that may impact your work.
Materials are to be sent to Jamie Pitts, Interim Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to applications received by November 10, 2020, but materials will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.
Woman Made Gallery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.