Program Manager


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Position Purpose

The Program Manager will act as the coordinator for Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) projects and programs and support the organization’s strategic direction while creating and managing long-term goals.  The Program Manager will work in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Director (DD) to facilitate, initiate, and implement cultural arts projects, programs, and initiatives.  In addition, the Program Manager will provide communications assistance aligned with PGAHC’s mission and advancing its objectives throughout local, national, and international arenas.  This position oversees PGAHC’s Grants Program and is responsible for convening community groups.  In addition, the Program Manager provides information and technical assistance as needed to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.  A strong passion for the arts and community as well as experience and knowledge of program development from concept to implementation are all necessary to achieve success within this position.  The Program Manager is an Exempt status position and reports to the DD.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Develops and directs all aspects of art programs as assigned and as they apply to Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.

  • Research various artists and conduct artist selection and review process. Contacts artists, determines availability, negotiate, prepare and process artist contracts.

  • Manage the budget, including planning, fundraising and tracking of income and expenses for all programs.

  • Manage site/facility selection and issues for the programs. Coordinate various activities with private contractors and public agencies when appropriate. Direct and coordinate set up and break down of programs.

  • Responsible for the technical production of the programs. Works with artists and art organizations to ensure that their technical needs have been met, contracts and manages the provision of technical services which may include sound reinforcement, staging, lighting, exhibit installation etc.

  • Represents PGAHC in a professional capacity at the local, regional, state and national level.

  • Provide information and technical assistance, as requested, to artists, art organizations, and the general public.

  • Supervise contract and seasonal employees and volunteers, as well as manage active contracts with participating vendors.

  • Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus four years’ professional experience in arts administration or event/production management, at a public or private arts agency or organization.

  • Experience in fundraising, sponsor development and grant writing and management.

  • General knowledge of art disciplines, trends and their methods of operation.

  • Staff management experience and enthusiasm is a must, including the ability to delegate and follow up, ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, be an effective leader, employ quick decision-making processes on site at large scale events, and be a team player that has a high level of enthusiasm and positivity in a highly public facing position.

  • Knowledge of technical production of multi-scale and community based public events/exhibitions, including community outreach and exhibit installation.

  • Exercise of discretion and independent judgment is required to perform assigned duties.

Supervisory Controls

Works under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, who defines overall objectives to be achieved.  Work is reviewed for conformance to established policies and procedures, feasibility, compatibility with goals, guidelines and effectiveness in achieving intended objectives.

Work Condition

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  Program Manager will be required to visit other locations and program sites.

How to Apply

Apply today by sending a cover letter and resumé to elewis@pgahc.org. This position will close on August 31, 2019.