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Tri-Cities Program Manager


CultureWorks’ mission is to strengthen artists and arts and culture organizations to increase their impact in the Richmond and Tri-Cities region.

CultureWorks values diversity and inclusivity and believes everyone in our community should have access to arts and culture, as well as the opportunity to express their culture through the arts.

Our vision is a vibrant region through empowered artists and arts and culture organizations. We will accomplish this through providing grant opportunities, deepening access to communities with barriers, increasing the capacity of small and medium-sized organizations and individual artists, and the promotion of events to the public.

We are looking for a full-time associate to join us in achieving our mission with a specific focus on the Tri-Cities Communities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and the surrounding areas.

• Lead implementation of the Tri-Cities Communities Arts & Culture Action Plan. The key goals of the Action Plan and strategies for each include:
o Goal 1: Improve communication among and visibility of the arts and culture community in the Tri-Cities Communities.
o Goal 2: Leverage the arts to address the history, heal emotional wounds, and build community pride in the Tri-Cities Communities.
o Goal 3: Engage parts of these communities and the greater Richmond region not yet engaging in the Tri-Cities Communities’ arts and culture.
• Develop and cultivate strong working relationships with key arts and culture stakeholders in the Tri-Cities Communities. This includes attending arts and cultural events, often outside of traditional business hours, and regularly creating social media content related to these events.
• Convene and facilitate meetings of Tri-Cities Network and potentially other key stakeholders. This includes facilitation of meetings or coordination with member-facilitators, identification of relevant topics, periodic surveys of stakeholders, and securing meeting spaces and related speakers/presenters.
• Identify, support, and amplify highest leverage opportunities to build on impact of existing arts and culture programs such as Petersburg ArtistSpace Lofts, Fridays for the Arts, and others.
• Coach arts and culture stakeholders on existing CultureWorks programs and promotion opportunities to optimize participation and impact in the Tri-Cities Communities.
• Assist with advocacy and development efforts. This includes establishing and cultivating relationships with localities and other potential funders in the Tri-Cities Communities.
• Partner with CultureWorks President and other staff to efficiently incorporate existing CultureWorks programming into Tri-Cities Action Plan implementation efforts, including its Cultural Equity programs, and to share feedback from Tri-Cities stakeholders to influence future CultureWorks programming.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Passion for arts and culture • Demonstrated ability to effectively build strong relationships and drive collaboration with a diverse group of individuals and organizations. • Lives and/or works in and has significant existing relationships in the Tri-Cities area, preferably in the arts and culture community. • Demonstrated cultural competence- the ability to understand, appreciate and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from one's own. • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills • Experience designing and facilitating group discussions and/or informational programs • Very strong verbal and written communication skills • Very strong computer skills. Experience with MS Office preferred. • Willing and able to work on diverse set of responsibilities that may change over time • Able to work effectively in a professional environment • Able to be an enthusiastic, positive representative of CultureWorks • Able to reliably work an agreed upon full-time work schedule that includes night/weekend work • Has reliable transportation to work across the Tri-Cities Communities and occasionally travel to Richmond for CultureWorks team meetings. • Successful applicant will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field relevant to the mission of CultureWorks as described above. • 3+ years of relevant work experience
Based on experience.
Competitive salary based on experience level, allowance for health insurance, IRA with employer match, flexible work schedule.
How to apply:
How to apply: Please send an email expressing your interest and a resume to erin@richmondcultureworks.org. Application due by: Friday, August 6th Website: www.richmondcultureworks.org
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