Employment Opportunities

Manager of Community Outreach Programs

Job Description:

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

The Delaplaine Arts Center seeks a dynamic Manager of Outreach Programs to manage and coordinate the outreach activities of the Program Department. To engage the Frederick community, the Outreach Manager will develop and maintain strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, residents, businesses, and educational institutions in support of the Delaplaine mission and mission-based initiatives. Responsibilities include administration, organization, and implementation of instructional and experiential programs that meet the needs and expectations of our partners and community-based programs, ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of program delivery, and oversee the development and implementation of programs that provide specific areas of support as identified by the Delaplaine leadership team.

The Manager of Outreach Programs will work on a daily basis under the direction of the Director of Programs to perform these essential functions:

  • 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.
  • Run community targeted programs for children and families: Creative Outlet, Elf Workshop, Art Carnival, etc. in liaison with Manager of Instruction.
  • Oversee the Delaplaine internship program.
  • Oversee administration of the Etchison Davis Library, a collection of over 3,000 titles and the largest free art reference collection in the state.
  • Oversee the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists program.
  • Administrates all aspects of exhibits in the Community Art and Outreach galleries in liaison with Manager of Exhibits as necessary.
  • 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.


  • Minimum education: 4-year college degree
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in one of the following fields: Education or Visual Arts/Nonprofit Administration.
  • Experience in visual arts programming, teen programming and community outreach
  • Ability to represent the Delaplaine to external stakeholders with professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks and overlapping deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work across diverse cultures and learning styles
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively in a busy environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and to be an integral part of a team
  • Familiarity with a variety of visual arts media.
  • Ability to work flexible hours required to supervise and facilitate evening and weekend programs and events

Equal Employment:

The Delaplaine is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.

Offers of Employment

All potential employees or applicants are subject to a satisfactory background investigation, reference check, and receipt of documents sufficient to demonstrate identity and authorization to work in the United States, as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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

Send resume and cover letter in a single pdf document to artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. Position will remain open until the right candidate is found.


The Delaplaine is always seeking qualified art instructors in a variety of fields. We’re particularly interested in instructors who teach youth classes, parent and child classes, adult jewelry/metalsmithing, and adult woodworking.

We believe that everyone deserves art. Over the last 30+ years, The Delaplaine has built a solid foundation of educational opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels. We also believe that everyone deserves to experience art education in an excellent environment, taught by highly qualified instructors. The Delaplaine is always seeking accomplished, creative instructors, who can meet our Educational Standards and Instructional Goals.

Educational Standards: All classes at The Delaplaine Arts Center will address the following:

  • How art historical references inform subject matter;
  • How to identify and use tools and equipment specific to a particular medium;
  • How to properly navigate the studio in a safe manner;
  • How to incorporate elements of art and principles of design;
  • The value of critical thinking and aesthetics.

 Instructional Goals: Delaplaine instructors will:

  • Be organized and well prepared for class;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the class subject matter;
  • Be knowledgeable about the subject matter;
  • Foster an open exchange of creative ideas;
  • Be helpful and encouraging to all students.

The Delaplaine is eager to cultivate a teaching staff with the ability to pinpoint and pursue relevant teaching objectives. We expect our educators to have a clear idea of their curriculum goals, the skill set their students can hope to gain from them, and, if applicable, the projects that will be completed during the span of a proposed course. Youth instructors will be required to submit a detailed supply list and photographs of project prototypes with their proposals.

Instructors are contracted on an adjunct basis, subject to adequate class enrollment. As stated in our policies, the Delaplaine reserves the right to cancel any courses and will do so if the class garners fewer than five (5) paying students. Furthermore, instructor contracts are class-specific, encompassing only the hours scheduled for a certain course or workshop; we do not have tenured staff nor do we keep staff on retainer.

Application Requirements:

Teaching experience required • BA or higher in art and/or education preferred

  • Cover letter
  • Completed application form or a current résumé (including education, training, work experience, and three current references with phone numbers and email addresses),
  • At least (5) images of recent work and/or images of your students’ work.

Email your application materials in a single PDF document artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. The Delaplaine Instruction Panel will review your application information and you will be contacted and informed of their decision.