Job Announcement: Program Director and Program Coordinator

May 1, 2014

124 W. First Street, Flint, MI

Program Director

As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking a candidate to be our Director of Programs. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate on an ambitious project, connecting contemporary artists, designers, architects, and planners, with local residents and stakeholders. The Director of Programs is a challenging position, requiring excellent clarity and facility with verbal and written expression, the ability to navigate multiple complex projects simultaneously, and a willingness to push oneself, while inspiring and collaborating with FPAP staff, volunteers, artists, officials, and the public. This position is based out of our downtown Flint Michigan office, and the many public sites and neighborhoods where our programs are based and developed.

The Director of Programs works closely with the Artistic Director, local residents, and visiting artists to develop and execute public events, workshops, temporary installations, and other programs. Specific duties include:

– Shaping programs, including defining goals, processes, resources, and participants;
– Collaborating with program participants and community members;
– Developing, administrating and coordinating programs, including creating and adhering to budgets and schedules, meeting with stakeholders, and adjusting programs as needed;
– Leading project execution in the field, liaising with vendors, artists, musicians, partners, and members of the press.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

– An interest in and familiarity with contemporary public art, light-and projection, performance, and social practice work;
– Fast, accurate administrative and organizational skills;
– A capacity to reach out to under-served communities and members of underrepresented groups;
– Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to manage staff, programs and work sites.

Candidate should have a minimum of a B.A./B.F.A./MA/M.F.A. in an arts, humanities, social science, planning, or related field.

This position begins in May 2014, and runs through September/October 2014.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send letters of interest with CV and portfolio to info@flintpublicartproject.com, with “Director of Programs” as the subject of your email.

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Program Coordinator

As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking a candidate to be our Program Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate on an ambitious project, connecting contemporary artists, designers, architects, and planners, with local residents and stakeholders. The Program Coordinator requires excellent clarity and facility with verbal and written expression, the ability to navigate multiple complex projects simultaneously, and a willingness to push oneself while collaborating with FPAP staff, volunteers, artists, and the public. This position is based out of our downtown Flint Michigan office, and the many public sites and neighborhoods where our programs are based and developed.

The Program Coordinator works closely with the Director of Programs, local residents, and visiting artists to develop and execute public events, workshops, temporary installations, and other programs. Specific duties include:

– Coordinating and supporting programs, through both their development and implementation;
– Collaborating with program participants and community members;
– Supporting and managing programs, including administration, research, outreach, working with volunteers, and meeting with stakeholders;
– Executing projects in the field, overseeing vendors, artists, musicians, and other program participants.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

– An interest in and familiarity with contemporary public art;
– Fast, accurate administrative and organizational skills;
– A capacity to reach out to under-served communities and members of underrepresented groups;
– Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to collaborate with other FPAP staff, organize public events, manage logistics, and solve physical problems.

Candidate should have a minimum of a B.A./B.F.A. in an arts, humanities, social science, planning, or related field.

This position begins in May 2014, and runs through September/October 2014.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send letters of interest with CV and portfolio to info@flintpublicartproject.com, with “Program Coordinator” as the subject of your email.