Work with CAAC!


Position: Program Coordinator

Hours: full-time/hourly, 34–36 hours per week

Schedule: weekly office hours, occasional evenings and weekends based on program/event calendar

Reports to: Executive Director

Apply by December 2!


About the organization:

The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) has been a leading arts agency in Bartholomew County since 1972, partnering with state, regional and local arts and culture organizations to bring the arts to everyone. CAAC is a not-for-profit corporation supported by public and private donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit


Job Description:

The Program Coordinator will provide administrative support to the organization, while successfully delivering a broad range of mission-driven arts programs, events, and services to an inclusive and diverse audience. 


Job Duties: 

  • Collaborate with team members to plan and produce yearly programs/events, fundraisers, and outreach efforts that connect to community-wide initiatives. 

  • Actively participate in weekly and monthly team meetings, and attend other community networks as assigned.    

  • Coordinate program/event logistics, including set-up/clean-up, hospitality and volunteers. 

  • Serve as the point person during programs/events, track attendance, distribute surveys and promotional material, while providing excellent customer service to all.

  • Ensure programs/events are properly promoted and on brand in printed material, digital media, on community radio and in community calendars.

  • Communicate with contracted artists to schedule 411 Gallery install/de-install, artwork delivery/pick-up and additional exhibition program needs. 

  • Build and maintain professional client relationships with community partners, sponsors, artists, independent contractors and volunteers.  

  • Take on other projects as assigned by the Executive Director. 



College degree preferred, with a minimum of 1 year experience with public programs and events required. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing-creative problem solver with an interest in community engagement and arts programming. Must be adaptable and an excellent communicator who is willing to learn new skills. Proficiency in digital applications including: MS Office, Google Suite, social media, Square and Zoom.

To apply, send a résumé or CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the position and related experience, and three references to by December 2, 2021. Must be fully vaccinated by time of hire.