Assistant Director for the Arts

$43,961 - $56,746 yearly
  • City of Bloomington
  • Bloomington, IN, USA
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time Arts & Culture

Job Description

Job Description

Directs all aspects of the planning and development of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) and manages its website; supports the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association for the Zone Arts Grant; and provides operational oversight of the Buskirk Chumley Theater and the John Waldron Arts Center as per agreement. Recommends and/or promotes cultural projects and programs and those that are specifically focused on sustainable development. Manages projects and events, which includes negotiating agreements with artists and/or organizations; assisting organizations with acquiring noise waivers and/or use of public right-of-way for events when necessary; and maintaining appropriate documentation related to projects and events. Prepares and administers program budgets, and makes recommendations to the Director on budgeting needs as they relate to personnel, equipment, and materials. Attends, presents, and makes recommendations at City Council meetings, Board of Public Works meetings, and other public meetings. Participates in policy development, planning, problem solving, and other tasks to advance the goals and initiatives of the department.


Bachelor's degree with major course work in art, fine arts, business administration, public administration, tourism, or a related field is preferred; related experience may substitute for education. Experience with curating and mounting art exhibitions, staff and volunteer management, planning and implementing events, and leading organizations and/or programs is highly desirable.


Knowledge of basic principles and procedures of cultural arts programs and venues. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or similar software, preferred. Ability to work independently and effectively on multiple projects at once. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

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