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Ohio Arts Council Seeking Additional Arts Learning Coordinator

Ohio Arts Council Seeking Additional Arts Learning Coordinator

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is seeking an additional Arts Learning Coordinator to oversee the agency's arts learning programming, which leads agency efforts to position the arts as central and vital to all education and learning in Ohio.

Arts Learning Coordinators serve within a group of program coordinators at the OAC, each with primary oversight of one or more grant programs from among the agency's roster of offerings for individuals and organizations. Coordinators work extensively with the agency's Investment Office on grant-making, with the Operations & Public Affairs Office on events and communication, and in close consultation with the Deputy Director and Executive Director, along with other staff. Arts Learning Coordinators oversee the agency's arts learning programming, which leads agency efforts to position the arts as central and vital to all education and learning in Ohio. 

For more information, to view the full job posting, and to apply, visit

Responsibilities may include:

  • Oversight of Arts Learning grant programs, including those that support artist residencies, student visits to arts experiences, partnerships between organizations and schools conducting projects with arts learning at their core, and other special initiatives and activities for learners of all ages and abilities
  • Providing outreach and assistance to schools, organizations, teaching artists, or others in obtaining agency support, including analyzing planned programs and proposed budgets to determine alignment with relevant program guidelines and review criteria
  • Serving as a subject matter expert in creating arts learning-related content for OAC staff or board professional development, at state or national conferences or meetings, or for online constituent professional development (i.e., webinars or other training materials)
  • Communicating effectively with teaching artists, teachers, administrators, students, policy-makers, and others involved in arts education, as well as with individuals across a wide variety of artistic disciplines, including performing arts, visual arts, media arts, literature, folk and traditional arts, and artists with disabilities
  • Traveling to Ohio communities, schools, and other organizations, including and especially those in traditionally underserved areas of Ohio, to observe activities, share OAC resources, and gather constituent feedback on policies and available programs
  • Keeping abreast of, and disseminating or otherwise sharing as appropriate, arts education policy and trends, including state and national standards, planning and evaluation methods, professional development opportunities, etc.
  • Working closely with national, state, and local arts education organizations to support their work and increase OAC visibility within the arts education ecosystem 
  • Participating in agency special events including Poetry Out Loud and the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Arts Day

Arts Learning Coordinators serve as key staff members within the passionate group of Ohio Arts Council staff dedicated to furthering opportunities for Ohio citizens to participate in the arts. 

Major Worker Characteristics
Knowledge of humanities or fine arts; budgeting; public relations; employee training & development*. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific action; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; comprehend & discuss highly abstract material; respond to inquiries from citizens and officials. 

(*Developed after employment.)


Agency Mission: The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. With funds from the Ohio legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations.

Agency Vision: Providing leadership and voice for the arts to transform people and communities.

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