The Local Arts Advancement Department works to incite a feeling of relevance and necessity around the arts in America. It does so by cultivating local arts programming in communities across the country, that strengthen and validate local arts agencies and the many other individuals and organizations that advance arts, culture, and artists at the local level, and creating opportunities for professional and leadership development, field convenings, and peer networking opportunities. Local Arts Advancement brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique strengths in research, policy, professional development, visibility, advocacy, and strategic partnership in order to provide vital tools, information and resources to advocates, arts professionals and allies on the ground, all in an effort to establish and implement favorable policies benefiting arts organizations, artists and local cultural development across America.
Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education (students to executives and board members, and all in between) offerings to develop competent and informed arts professionals ready to advance and lead the arts on a local, regional and national level. The position is responsible for planning and executing a suite of programs and resources centered around field development and advancement that focuses on the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs, and requires knowledge of the local arts development field, creative multi-platform engagement and adult education, variable learning styles, and training methodologies. This position coordinates a team of cross-departmental content providers and subject matter experts to ensure robust learning opportunities in the Americans for the Arts education platform (ArtsU).
1. Organizational Advancement
Responsible for curating field education experiences that touch on what members, both individuals and organizations, of the field need to know to succeed in the future, as aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization and the department, specific duties include but are not limited to:
2. Leadership Pipeline