Employment Opportunity

The Delaplaine Arts Center is Hiring!

Manager of Community Outreach Program

This is a full-time position within the Education Department.

Housed in the 100-year-old Mountain City Mill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic downtown Frederick, The Delaplaine Arts Center has been serving the community since 1986. This vibrantly active nonprofit organization welcomes over 85,000 visitors each year to the 40,000 square foot flagship of the arts.

Job Description

The Delaplaine is committed to make art increasingly accessible to all, bringing art education and experiences to young and old, regardless of background or economic level. Seniors, preschoolers, adults with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged people of all ages are just some of those who are served through our Community Outreach initiative.

We work with other nonprofit organizations and public agencies to create programming specific to the needs of their clients. Through these partnerships, we bring a variety of engaging and educational visual art experiences to enhance the quality of life for thousands of people each year.

The Manager of Outreach will work on a daily basis under the direction of the Director of Education, performing the following duties:

  • Act as liaison between the Delaplaine and partner organizations. Develop MOU with partner organization for each program. Ensure that Delaplaine programming meets the needs of the clients of the partner organization. Facilitate partner organization’s successful participation in Delaplaine programming and outreach exhibits.
  • Schedule instructor, classroom, and supplies for each outreach program.
  • Seek out new partner organizations with a need for Delaplaine programs.
  • Oversee the Delaplaine internship program.
  • Working with the Director of Development and Communication, oversee new fellowship program to provide nonprofit training opportunities for cultural organizations and for interns.
  • Oversee the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award program.
  • Regularly update the Delaplaine website pages that relate to outreach programming.
  • Keep accurate records of expenses incurred by all outreach programs, and communicate as necessary with the Director of Development and Communication to ensure funding and grant viability.
  • Perform other activities as necessary and directed by the Director of Education or the CEO.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum education: 4-year college degree
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in one of the following fields: Education, Arts/Nonprofit Administration, or Social Work.
  • Must be outgoing, friendly, patient, and cheerful
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a busy environment
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and to be a integral part of a team
  • Must be familiar with a variety of art media.

Minimum education: 4-year college degree

Minimum 5 years professional experience in one of the following fields: Education, Arts/Nonprofit Administration, or Social Work.

Starting salary: $40,000, plus medical insurance (after three months) and parking stipend.

Send resume and cover letter to artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. Interviews will begin early in mid-January. Position will remain open until the right candidate is found. Please, no calls.