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Image: CAAC office is located on the 6th Street Arts Alley

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS POSITION IS CLOSED
Columbus Area Arts Council Position:
Operations Manager

​(full-time, salary, $40k-$45k)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, occasional evenings/weekends during events

About the organization:

The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) is a non-profit organization supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, serving Columbus, Indiana 50 years.

 

Mission:

To strengthen the community through arts and culture.

 

Job Description:

The Operations Manager will provide support to the Arts Council’s daily operations as directed by the Executive Director to ensure the organization's mission is being fulfilled at a level of excellence and programs are being delivered successfully. As a team member, the ideal candidate must be able to work independently and, in a collaborative, creative environment.

 

Marketing and Communications:

  • Collaborate with the design/media team to effectively communicate programs/events and promote the arts in Columbus.

  • Develop copy for marketing materials and assist graphic designer and vendors to produce promotional material.

  • Manage updates to website calendar, write and submit press releases to media network, develop content for Mailchimp and Eventbrite.

 

Community Relations and Event Support:

  • Serves the mission of the organization, while collaborating with the Executive Director on the development and execution of the vision for the organization.

  • Collaborate with staff, board, volunteers, and contractors to plan and implement annual arts fundraiser, fundraising activities, and events.

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

  • Assist with program/event logistics and support community partners as needed.

  • Assist the Executive Director with other duties as needed and direct organizational activities in the absence of the Executive Director.

 

Finance/Administration and Grant Services:

  • Assist with the daily management of the fiscal business and annual audited reports.

  • Administer artist contracts/payments and manage billing/purchase orders.

  • Manage donor software, acknowledgment letters and year-end appeal.

  • Update and develop standard office procedures as needed.

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings as requested by the Executive Director.

  • Manage the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Arts Partnership for Region 9.

  • Coordinate Region 9 Grant Panels, Workshops, and other related IAC events.

  • Work with IAC staff to communicate opportunities to local and regional partners.

  • Advise grantees with grant application process, funding requirements, and final grant reports as determined by IAC.

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited 4-year college/university or equivalent experience with a preference for candidates with knowledge of arts management, nonprofits, accounting, and finance.

  • Proficiency in digital applications including: MS Office products, Google suite, social media, Eventbrite, Square and Zoom. 

  • Ability to work Monday-Friday during standard office hours and evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Must be highly organized, have outstanding communication skills, including written, oral, and interpersonal, and willing to adapt and learn new skills.

  • Ability to travel locally (regularly) and throughout the state and region (occasionally) to attend training and meetings.

  • Passion for working with people and community-based arts programming in Columbus.

 

To Apply:

Email resume or CV and a cover letter, describing your experience and your interest in the position, and three professional references to Kathryn Armstrong, CAAC Executive Director karmstrong@artsincolumbus.org by March 29, 2022. For more information on CAAC visit, www.artsincolumbus.org.