Title Visual Arts & Community Programs Coordinator
Organization Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council (TRAHC, Inc.)
Closing Date
Location Texarkana, TX

The Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. (TRAHC) is an equal opportunity employer seeking a Visual Arts & Community Programs Coordinator with a background in collections & curation, museums education, and/or community programs.

TRAHC’s Visual Arts & Community Programs Coordinator supports the development, administration, and operations of TRAHC’s year-round exhibitions and community programs in collaboration with the full TRAHC team, as well as local & regional partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The below break out of responsibilities and others as programming evolves, as part of a positive and productive team working towards “growing people & community through the Arts”:

Visual Arts/Exhibitions:
● Manage, acquire and curate all exhibitions in the Regional Arts Center, including: Secure Galleries (national & touring exhibits), Open Galleries (local & regional exhibits), Education Gallery, the ArtWall, the Annual International Juried Exhibition & the Annual Student Juried Exhibition
● Maintain and use online judging system
● Recruit & train Docents
● Facilitate school and scheduled Regional Arts Center tours

Community Programs:
● Expand audience reach & TRAHC impact via strategic program planning with target audiences & local community needs in mind
● Develop and coordinate community art experiences (i.e. camps, workshops, Drop In Art sessions, classes, etc.) & cultural/humanities events
● Collaborate with Executive Director and Education Team on innovative use and oversight of facilities, equipment and supplies: Art classes, ArtWall, etc.

● Communicate and collaborate with Marketing Coordinator on advertising and promotion
● Serve as liaison with local/regional artists & community partners
● Keep TRAHC & community calendars up to date
● Report on programming at Staff Meetings for cross-promotion and needs awareness

This position directly manages part-time support staff, instructors, and interns.

The ideal candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, ability and skill required.

Minimum qualifications include:
● Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts or Design; Master’s Degree preferred.
● Experience in exhibitions and curation.
● Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Mac platform essential; Google Suite preferred; Adobe Creative Suite preferred; and Call for Entry, online art judging system, preferred.
● Project management and/or museum education experience a plus.

Personal Driver’s license and transportation to complete errands and community meetings, etc..

Must be able to read, analyze and interpret documents such as exhibit contracts and procedural manuals. Strong written, communication and interpersonal skills required. Basic budgeting and math skills required. Basic grant writing experience is preferred.

This position operates in a professional office environment with moderate noise in the Regional Arts Center, an historic building. Sitting for periods of time in front of a computer screen is typical in this position with periods of walking or standing during tours, as well as interacting with large crowds during community programs. This position requires speaking and hearing. Frequent typing, writing and utilization of a traditional office phone system. Bending and twisting could occur regularly. The employee will need to lift up to 10 pounds at certain times.

Strong time management skills are essential. Candidate needs to have a proven ability to utilize a collaborative approach, with the appreciation of working as part of a team. Candidate must be a self-starter who takes the initiative to start projects, works unsupervised, completes tasks independently, solves roadblocks, and addresses issues before they become problems.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for visual art with the ability to curate multiple exhibitions; a broad awareness of exhibition programming; and keen financial acumen. This position requires sound judgement and the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations. The ability to organize multiple programs and schedules while maintaining a strong commitment to quality and excellence is essential. This position allows for creative and innovative thought within a well-established and growing organization.

This is a full-time, exempt employee position; paid a salary commensurate with experience; and eligible for paid holidays, sick/vacation leave, and insurance coverage.

Applications are available at http://www.trahc.org/employment . Please submit application with a professional resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to artsinfo@trahc.org .

Incorporated in Texas on June 6, 1978, the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. (TRAHC) is a private non-profit Arts Agency serving a 100-mile radius in the four corners of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. TRAHC’s mission of “growing people and community through the Arts” is navigated by our core values of: artistic excellence, accessibility, education, participation, service to and involvement of the community, collaboration, leadership, organizational innovation and pride of place. From TRAHC’s beginning, incorporating the Arts into education and providing cultural experiences has been a primary purpose.

Website http://www.trahc.org