The Jerome Foundation is seeking two part-time, temporary Program Associates (one based in Minnesota and one in New York City) to begin January 2022 and going through November 2022.
The Program Associate will primarily be a point of contact between grantees, applicants, potential applicants, and the Foundation, including coordinating and participating in Foundation-organized community meetings and webinars, assisting in coordinating the panel process, reviewing application eligibility, and preparing written materials for the Board of Directors. This will account for approximately 70% of the position’s time.
Additionally, Program Associates will be expected to attend select performances and exhibitions offered by early career artists, conducting site visits at arts organizations, and attending Foundation meetings as well as select community/philanthropic community events as assigned. This will account for approximately 30% of the position’s time.
The ideal candidate will have first-hand prior knowledge of one or more arts disciplines through at least two years as an artist, employee, Board member, consultant for a professional or community arts organization(s) dealing with the work of living artists, or candidate for a post-graduate arts degree. The candidate will also have significant connection with the Minnesota and/or New York City arts community. Recognizing the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to racial equity and diversity, the ideal candidate will have significant connection to and understanding of diverse racial communities in the appropriate geographic region, as well as deep respect and commitment to diverse communities defined by gender, sexual orientation and identity, physical ability and cultural heritage.
This position requires strong writing skills, confidence and experience in public speaking and making public presentations, an eye for precision and detail, administrative skills and active listening experience.
This will be an 11-month position with approximately 20 hours per week, starting January 2022. The Program Associate position may work a flexible schedule. This position is remote, though anyone based in the Twin Cities will have the option of having office space at the Jerome Foundation’s location in St. Paul. Employees are currently working remotely.
The position pays $37 per hour.