Title Third Ward Cultural District Manager
Organization Project Row Houses
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX


Title: Third Ward Cultural District Manager

Status: Full-time / Exempt

Location: Houston, TX (2-3 days/week required on-site)


Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.

Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-African neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enrichment initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.


The Third Ward Cultural District Manager is a new, full-time position at Project Row Houses, reporting to PRH’s Curator and Art Director. The Cultural District Manager will take the lead in implementing the community’s mission and vision for the district.

The Cultural District Manager will serve in a highly visible role that is ideal for someone with strong events planning experience and who possessesa passion for the arts. They should possess a collaborative work style and candeliver high quality, district wide events to appeal to a wide range of audiences.


January 3, 2022| Open until filled. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Program Development & Implementation

•Develop and implement processes for engaging and maintaining relationships with Third Ward stakeholders and the Third Ward Cultural District Advisory Committee to develop district-wide arts and cultural events.
•Create regularly scheduled, collaborative District programs that highlight the vibrant ethnic diversity and unique concentration of arts organizations in the District.
•Develop programs that build audience and promote economic development and tourism for historic Third Ward.
•Work with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to assure success in coordination of activities.
•Forge new relationships to help build diverse audiences and encourage Third Ward residents to participate in cultural activities.
•Design and implement a method for evaluating the effectiveness of programs/events.
•Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, elected officials, non-profits, cultural organizations and residents to help achieve the goals of the organization.

Marketing and Communications
•Oversee brand, marketing, and public relations goals for the District. Maintain web, social media strategies and online calendars and keep brand and marketing strategy on track.
•Further develop the District’s marketing plan to increase visibility and attract artists/creative.
•Communicate with stakeholders and the greater community about the work of the District.
•Leverage and optimize traditional media opportunities, online social media and the organization’s database to raise awareness and communicate with current and new audiences.

Community Relations and Partnerships
•Represent the Cultural District at community cultural events and exhibits.
•Create a forum for the coordination of cultural activities including networkingof resources and production of promotional materials. Create press releases, flyers, ads, banners, web content and other marketing materials to promote and publicize the District’s cultural life.
•Serve as the Third Ward Cultural District’s liaison to other local, state, regional and federal cultural agencies.
•Advance partnerships among cultural, business, ecumenical and higher education communities.
•Position the Third Ward Cultural District as the key leader in advocacy for the cultural community.


Education& Experience

•An undergraduate degree in fine arts, cultural studies, or relevant discipline. A graduate degree in arts administration or cultural related discipline is preferred. Thorough knowledge of cultural program development, event planning, grant writing, budgeting, marketing and public relations and non-profit management.
•7+years of cultural program administration experience including event, marketing, and management.
•Strong preference for experience with and knowledge of Houston’s diverse cultural landscape, including Third Ward specifically.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•Thorough knowledge of cultural program development, event planning, grant writing, budgeting, marketing &public relations, and non-profit management.
•Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial, and social justice.
•The ability to plan programs, delegate tasks and coordinate large-scale, district-wide events.
•Familiarity with philanthropic and government funding and funding requirements.
•Impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with the full spectrum of partners and community members.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.
•Exceptional project management and leadership skills and ability to manage high performing teams.
•Strong proficiency in multiple software and database systems and presentation skills.
•Passion for the mission, vision and values of Project Row Houses.


•This is a full-time (40 hours), exempt, salaried position, with benefits.
•Characterized as primarily sedentary work requiring exertion up to 25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push or otherwise move objects.
•In-town travel required for meetings and events with partners and other stakeholders.
•PRH is currently operating on a hybrid schedule; this position is expected to be in the office at least two days per week and therefore must be based in Houston, TX.
•Some duties will be performed in a traditional office environment; duties may also be conducted in a variety of nontraditional community settings.
•Some evening and weekend work is required.


For confidential consideration, please submit your cover letterandresume to hr@projectrowhouses.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants whose candidacy is being considered will be contacted.

Project Row Houses (PRH) is an equal opportunity employer inall positions, programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Website https://projectrowhouses.org