The Program Producer: Professional Development (PD) plays an essential role in the design and delivery of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s (KAID) professional development offerings. The position’s responsibilities ensure the success of KAID’s support of the Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients, as well as ongoing artist promotion and special events featuring award recipients from previous years and benefitting all metro Detroit artists. The position is full-time with benefits and is funded by a two-year grant, with a high likelihood of continuation.
Kresge Arts in Detroit has been operating remotely since March 2020 and expects to remain a virtual office at least through December 2021. We are committed to strongly supporting the safety of the community we proudly call home, including our staff members and creative partners.
Kresge Arts in Detroit represents one facet of The Kresge Foundation's Detroit Program, comprehensive community-development effort to strengthen the long-term economic, social, and cultural fabric of the city and surrounding region. Funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, KAID provides significant financial support to emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists through the Kresge Artist Fellowships and the Kresge Eminent Artist Award. www.kresgeartsindetroit.orgwww.kresgeartsindetroitpresents.org
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Lead day-to-day PD design and production, ensuring program goals and deadlines are met
Maintain PD calendar and budget, coordinating as needed with KAID award recipients, staff, contracted production and promotional support, and program partners
Plan and support program components, including celebration events, workshops, coaching, event and exhibition opportunities, and a film series
Draft internal and external communications and documents, for example vendor contracts, artist agreements, eblasts, and press releases, with responsibility for quality and accuracy
Lead ongoing evaluation and improvement of the PD program, including researching new possibilities from peer and cross-sector programs, and coordinating with existing and prospective program partners
Maintain accurate and complete electronic files and, as needed, hard copy records
Remain informed of ideas, trends, and concerns in Detroit and nationally that relate to arts
and culture, philanthropy, and individual artist support
Serve as an ambassador and advocate of all KAID programs
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated interest and engagement in the metro Detroit cultural community
Strong writing, editing, listening, and verbal communication skills
Excellent project management skills, with an ability to anticipate, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
Tech savvy with a high degree of proficiency with Zoom, G suite, and MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Experience with Adobe Creative suite, Quickbooks, database programs preferred
Diplomacy, discretion, and sound judgment, and an ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously in a team setting as well as independently
Dependable, resourceful, and solutions-oriented, with a good sense of humor
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable, insured vehicle
Multilingual a plus
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and ongoing learning
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL (Activities, Conditions and Demands):
Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting on a regular basis. Regularly repeats motions that include the wrist, hands and/or fingers. Constantly communicates with others to exchange information (verbal and written). Occasionally moves about to accomplish task from one area to another. May occasionally move or lift objects up to 20 pounds. No adverse environmental conditions expected.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates need to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About College For Creative Studies
College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master's degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.