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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 arts and/or business professional to join the Artist Programs/Percent for Art office as our new Artist Programs and Percent for Art Coordinator (State of Ohio classification Fine Arts Specialist 3).

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

This position will be responsible for providing individual program support for constituencies within the state of Ohio. The primary programs currently supported include Individual Excellence Awards, Percent for Art, Folk and Traditional Arts, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, Heritage Fellowships, Artists with Disabilities Access Program, individual artist residencies, and special projects. OAC program coordinators interact extensively with the public, serving as agency ambassadors in multiple settings, and must perform consistently in an ethical and professional manner as a public employee of the State of Ohio. Program coordinators are also expected to be confident, savvy, and adaptable in understanding and using up-to-date technology, as most agency programs, processes, and planning rely on either online or in-house platforms, communication tools, or other systems.

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), Artist with Disabilities Access Program, and coordinating exhibitions (e.g., Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition and Ohio Artist Registry Exhibition) 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 system; schedules panel meetings and recruits panelists; reviews and presents applicant requests to panels; and reviews and presents panel recommendations to Council; provides feedback as requested for periodic program evaluation and policy development; actively seeks out applicants in assigned regions and counties to ensure that public funding for the arts is available to all Ohioans.
  • 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 agency and program by performing clerical/miscellaneous duties (e.g., typing, filing, data entry, running errands).
  • Maintains artwork inventory, moves artwork, installs artwork for exhibition, creates signage and other exhibition requirements.
  • Undertakes special assignments as directed, including assisting with special events (e.g., conferences, workshops, meetings); establishing meeting agendas; obtaining speakers; scheduling and promoting events; accepting and analyzing feedback; assisting in assessing issues with and making improvements to online grants system; performing duties as outlined in the agency strategic plan.
Completion of graduate core program in fine arts or humanities; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in budgeting
  • Or 6 mos. exp. 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 & development*. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific action; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; comprehend & discuss highly abstract material; resolve complaints from angry citizens & officials.
(*) Developed after employment.

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