Title Community Specialist
Organization Art Center of Corpus Christi
Closing Date
Location Corpus Christi, TX
Information

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ON STAFF
The Art Center of Corpus Christi staff brings to life the mission statement of the Art Center:

Nurture and promote local and regional art and artists as a service to our diverse community

The Art Center staff is a high functioning and agile team. The extraordinary work accomplished by the Art Center is the
result of a staff that supports each other in a cooperative and positive work environment.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ON STAFF
The ability to learn quickly and adapt quickly with a positive attitude is essential. The Art Center is a highly visible
organization that enjoys a constant flow of visitors. This results in regular interruptions to work flow. Art Center staff
members have the capacity to set priorities, stay on task, but they are also ready, willing and able shift to focus to
accommodate needs as they arise. Appreciation and passion for the creative community underlies the good vibes at the Art
Center. Staff is a “can do” team that is constantly pushing its own boundaries and growing skills.

Art Center staff is cross trained in all areas to ensure seamless visitor service. All staff members learn how to register
students, collect rental payments, make gallery sales, process membership and accept donations along with many other day-
to-day activities.

Community Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Community Specialist drives public engagement, utilizing all media channels to create enthusiasm and support for the
Art Center of Corpus Christi. As the primary contact with the artist community they manage exhibitions. This is a fast
paced, multi-faceted position. The Community Specialist gives voice to the Art Center mission online, on site and in the
media. They possess exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.
The Community Specialist cultivates and maintains strong community relationships for the Art Center. This is accomplished
by creating and maintaining a strong social media presence, measuring impact, developing in kind advertising opportunities,
implementing a full schedule of enticing exhibitions, maintaining public relations and building enthusiasm for special
events.
Exhibitions are a high profile activity of the Art Center. An important responsibility of the Community Specialist is
managing exhibitions. The schedule is made up of recurring exhibits, competitions, solo and curated exhibitions. These
shows provide artists and community members with the opportunity to showcase their art, compete for prizes and sell their
work. Creating these opportunities is at the core of the Art Center mission.

Exhibits are scheduled at least one year in advance. However, exhibit implementation is an ongoing, year-round series of
small activities. Exhibitions must be approved by the Executive Director.
With such a diverse set of duties, the Community Specialist must prioritize effectively and handle a multitude of details
while keeping an eye on the big picture. They self-manage, work independently and produce measurable results. Timeliness is
absolutely critical.

KEY OBJECTIVES
• Create messaging that is unique and fun
• Increase free program participation, education enrollment, visitor traffic and gallery sales
• Engage and grow membership, volunteer base and increase donations.
• Improve public understanding and appreciation of community impact

DUTIES
Communication
• Create and implement a social media strategy.
• Maintain media relations. Write press releases. Schedule live onsite broadcasts. Represent the Art Center on camera as
needed.
• Collect data to measure participation and effectiveness of campaigns
• Manage large mailings and e-blasts

Design
• Create/update materials for Art Center programs (education, rentals, exhibitions, fundraising and special events)
including direct mail, brochures, ads, programs and signage
• Create social media content, including videos
• Maintain website (Wix)
• Ensure branding is consistent across media

Exhibits
• Coordinate exhibitions with artists by email, phone, in-person and studio visits
• Maintain exhibition information on the master calendar
• Process artist agreements
• Post and promote exhibition opportunities to artists
• Enforce Art Center exhibition guidelines and educate artists on best practices
• Oversee art intake, pick up, art installation, lighting and labeling
• Organize monthly exhibit receptions
• Coordinate volunteers for support as needed
• Secure jurors and judges and oversee jurying, judging and awards
• Pursue, process, track and report gallery sales and exhibition data, submit artist pay report
• Work closely with the Education Manager to coordinate exhibiting artist workshops and teaching artist exhibitions

SKILLS
• Must be social media savvy. Our active platforms: Facebook and Instagram
• Ability to work independently to plan and prioritize workload
• Have an “always learning” attitude.
• Communicate effectively in writing, on camera and in person
• Possess a creative mindset for brainstorming, ideation and problem solving
• Open minded and willing to try new ideas
• Take direction and never be “above” any job
• Respect established methodology but propose improvements
• Have an appreciation for how art can enhance with quality of life in a community

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be 21 or older
• Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or 3+ years of relevant work experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud
• Work on evenings and weekends is required approximately once per month.
• Must have a car to pick up printed materials at print shop and deliver to main post office 1 to 2 times per month.
• Must pass a background check
• Spanish speaking is a bonus

BENEFITS
You will love your job
Salaried position with vacation and sick days
1 free class per year
Art Center and Clay Studio membership

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a 90 day probationary period.

SUBMIT RESUME TO:

Sheila Gritte, Administration Manager
sheila@artcentercc.org

Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Website https://www.artcentercc.org/