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General purpose: Â Manage, organize and lead the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) program which creates meaningful art-based programming for K-12 youth in Baltimore through yearlong, site-based artistsâ residencies, while ensuring compliance with AmeriCorps policies, procedures, and funding requirements.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Provide vision and direction for CAC to ensure the development and delivery of accessible, high-quality arts programming that contributes to increased confidence and creative engagement among K-12 youth in Baltimore City.
Collaborate with MFA in Community Arts faculty to place, train, and support CAC members and build strong and effective working relationships with our community partners throughout Baltimore City.
Manage all aspects of the federal AmeriCorps grant, including monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, and ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruit, select, and place an annual cohort of CAC Members through collaboration with the MICA MFA in Community Arts program and other departments with outreach in community arts education networks.
Support existing partners and foster new community partnerships to serve as CAC Sites within the Baltimore region through collaboration with various MICA departments and the existing Baltimore arts community to create mutually beneficial relationships.
Manage onboarding process at MICA, in cooperation with MICA HR, including adherence to all AmeriCorps employment requirements, manage fingerprinting and background check process, coordination of the orientation process, and submission of Workday payroll paperwork for all CAC members.
Manage the healthcare benefits enrollment, management and ongoing healthcare plan access for all AmeriCorps members throughout their term.Â
Work in collaboration with the MFACA faculty to coordinate a comprehensive Orientation program for the CAC members and MFACA graduate students including: HR and AmeriCorps policies and requirements, racial justice, Baltimore history, youth and community arts curriculum development best practices, and an understanding of Baltimore's grassroot/nonprofit arts and culture sector.
Work with community partners and MICA faculty to create mutually beneficial placements that support the partnerâs needs and the memberâs growth and development.
Through ongoing community engagement and outreach, cultivate potential new partnership opportunities that can positively impact Baltimore communities while fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of CAC, MFACA, Office of Creative Citizenship, Center for Organizing, Representation and Empowerment (CORE) and MICA.
Collaborate with MFACA Faculty Advisors to mentor and support CAC members. Duties may include: creating and managing an annual training calendar, conducting monthly site visits, organizing field trips and offering specialized or one-on-one training/mentoring as needed.
Communicate regularly with Site Supervisors and MFACA Residency Coordinator to ensure quality programming, keep all Sites abreast of AmeriCorps regulations, and enhance mentor supervision and support, as needed.
Create events, programming, and new ways of sharing the stories, celebrating, and showcasing the work done by CAC members and other MICA community-engaged projects with Baltimoreâs communities.Â
Collect quantitative and qualitative data in order to improve overall program design, provide individual feedback to members and sites, and for ongoing AmeriCorps reporting. Support sites and members in administering and utilizing the evaluation tools. Â
Work with campus partners to amplify the impact CACâs unique model of arts-based engagement makes in K-12 education to support existing and potential new external community and philanthropic partners.
Manage all requirements pursuant to CACâs status as an AmeriCorps State/National Grantee, including participation in annual grant application, narrative and financial reporting, program evaluation, communication with the Governorâs Office of Service and Volunteerism, procurement and enforcement of member contracts and memoranda of understanding, and compliance with all other AmeriCorps policies and procedures. Â
Maintain CAC website, social media and online presences. Create opportunities for CAC promotion and partner opportunities while supporting bridge-building between the MICA and larger Baltimore communities through amplification of the amazing work happening all around us.
Collaboratively support team members within Creative Citizenship/ Culture & Identity within CORE.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent program, budget and grant management skills
Demonstrated and effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills
Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitive relationships with students, community members, staff, and faculty
Understanding and enthusiasm for arts education, youth development, civic engagement, community outreach, and/or volunteerism
Strong interest in relationship building and maintenance with varied and diverse stakeholders
Willingness to maintain a working knowledge of best practices in arts and culture-based youth education and community programming, higher ed community engagement, and leadership development
Bachelorâs degree and 2-3 years of work experience or relevant experience in the Community Arts Field
Strong administrative skills including budget management, program management and time management
Experience working with children and youth, in neighborhood settings, and/or with arts-based programs
Commitment to understanding the impact of arts-based youth and community development
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and stakeholder groups in an ethical, professional, and mutually beneficial manner
Knowledge of Baltimore, particularly its neighborhoods, community organizations, and arts and culture ecosystem
3-5 years of work experience
Background in K-12 education, youth development, or arts curriculum delivery
Working knowledge of the AmeriCorps program, including rules and regulations
Knowledge of and experience with MICAâs community partnerships, civic engagement, community arts, and related efforts
Experience and/or training in principles of racial justice
Experience with grant proposal writing and grant reporting
Background in the arts and/or community arts
Reporting to this position: Â Possible work study student(s), graduate assistant(s), or Part-time Program Assistant.
Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory background check
Local travel to conduct site visits
Some evenings and/or weekend work as needed
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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Internal Number: R1316
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.