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Public Programs Coordinator

Hamilton Artists Inc.


Apr. 30, 2021


Term: Full-time, permanent. Workdays are Tuesdays-Saturdays; evening and weekend work is required for committee meetings and events.
Compensation: $22/hour at 35 hours/week, two weeks of paid vacation per year.
Benefits: Employer-paid health benefits following a three-month probationary period.
Start Date (flexible): May 25, 2021
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

For this position, we are actively seeking a person with lived experience of systemic oppression, including first-hand knowledge of the barriers many people experience when accessing programs and opportunities. While education and work experience will be considered, the hiring committee will prioritize the expertise of relevant lived experience. This reflects the vision and values outlined in our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, as follows: We aspire to connect with our changing communities by taking an intersectional approach, identifying and removing systemic barriers, and supporting artists and art practices that reflect the people of our region. Supervised by the Executive and Programming Directors, the Public Programs Coordinator will help to deliver a range of public programming, foster ongoing community partnerships, develop communications, and enhance membership, volunteer and visitor relations with a focus on equitable and accessible models. The successful candidate will receive training and professional development opportunities.

Primary responsibilities include:

Organizing new and ongoing public programs, including the Professional Development Workshop series, Outdoor Screening Series, and Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival.
Working closely with the Programming Director and NEW Committee to extend community partnerships and outreach programs that help dismantle structural barriers and introduce equitable models for access and engagement.
Managing the Inc.’s social media presence and helping to develop communications strategies that engage numerous audiences.
Maintaining the Inc.’s website, digital archives, and online accessibility measures.
Developing membership and positive member-relations, including overseeing membership benefits.
Leading volunteer recruitment, training, and retention.
Supporting ongoing marketing activities including writing text, preparing press packages, liaising with the media, designing print and online promotional materials, updating press and mailing databases as needed.
Contributing to raising the profile of the Inc.’s contemporary art exhibitions, installations, and public programming regionally and nationally.
Assisting the Special Events Committee with the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives.
Overseeing and contributing to the activities of the Communications Committee, and attending other Board and Committee meetings as required and preparing reports.
Assisting with the organization’s day-to-day operations, including exhibition installation, administration, and liaising with the general public as needed.
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names and contact information for three references. Please combine all files into a single PDF and email to with Public Programs Coordinator Applicant in the subject line by 6:00pm on April 30, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to the high volume of applications we receive only those selected for an interview will be contacted.