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Ohio Arts Council Job Opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeks Artist Programs/Percent for Art Coordinator

The Ohio Arts Council is looking for a dedicated professional to assume the duties of Fine Arts Specialist 3 in the Artist Programs/Percent for Art office.


To find more information, view the full job posting, and apply, 
click this link. All applications must be submitted through the link at the State of Ohio jobs portal by midnight on October 21.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and current resume in addition to the job application.


This position will be responsible for providing organizational program support for constituencies within the state of Ohio. Programs supported currently include Individual Excellence Awards, Percent for Art, Folk and Traditional Arts, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, Heritage Fellowships, individual artist residencies, and special projects.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists program director in formulating and executing artist programs (e.g., Individual Excellence Awards, individual artist residencies), Percent for Art, folk/traditional art (e.g., Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants, Heritage Fellowships), and exhibitions (e.g., Spotlight at the Governor’s Residence, Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition, Governor’s Office art loan) as well as formulating and executing objectives, priorities, and evaluations for department programs when appropriate: supports constituents in using the agency’s online grant application program ARTIE (Arts Resources Through Investment and Engagement); schedules panel meetings and recruits panelists; reviews and presents applicant requests to panels; and reviews and presents panel recommendations to the council.
  • Assists executive, deputy, and program directors in developing grant program guidelines, budgets, and activities.
  • Designs and implements content for specific artist services-related programs or opportunities (e.g., conferences, workshops, meetings, presentations, state and national programs, etc.): confirms meeting agendas; obtains speakers; schedules and promotes events; compiles and prepares reports on feedback; attends/arranges events (e.g., workshops, conferences, meetings, Percent for Art dedications, etc.) when required by executive, deputy, and program directors; and, upon request of the executive director, represents the agency at functions or events.
  • Develops data points for describing artist programs and initiatives: prepares program technical information and compiles statistics (e.g., types of applications, potential applicants) to be used for building program/agency value.
  • Maintains and provides current information about the agency and programs by performing clerical/miscellaneous duties (e.g., typing, filing, data entry, running errands).


Completion of graduate core program in fine arts or humanities; one course or three months experience in budgeting.

  • Or six months experience as Fine Arts Specialist 2, 64812
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Knowledge of humanities or fine arts; budgeting; public relations; employee training and development*.

Ability to deal with many variables and determine specific action; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; comprehend and discuss highly abstract material; resolve complaints from angry citizens and officials.

  (*) Developed after employment.


A BCI background check is required for successful candidate, prior to employment.


The Ohio Arts Council is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer 
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability, or military status in employment or the provision of services.
 Please visit our website to view our EEO policy.


The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on 
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