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OrganizationNew City Arts Initiative
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMay 21, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 202-5277


New City Arts takes a collaborative approach to making Charlottesville a better place through a robust portfolio of arts and community programs. We are committed to cultivating new audiences for the arts, supporting the careers of local artists, and supporting creative placemaking in Charlottesville. Run by an ecumenical board, we sit at the intersection of a diverse community, we facilitate dynamic partnerships, and we often work with local congregations to further our mission. At New City Arts, you are likely to leave remarking that you engaged good art, met an interesting artist, had a good conversation with a person you would never have met otherwise, ate some fantastic food, and laughed and/or grimaced at a ridiculous pun.

Position Summary

We are seeking a full-time program manager to join New City Arts. The successful candidate will be a team player who is excited to work in a creative environment to collaboratively achieve the organization’s mission. New City Arts has a robust program portfolio and consists of a two-person staff team, so in addition to our major job responsibilities, we all make coffee, clean the kitchen, make copies, sweep, and run errands. The position requires great communication, imagination, juggling multiple projects at once, a get-things-done attitude, and lots of schlepping.

We want someone to join our team who believes in our mission and loves working with other creative people. As a small and growing arts non-profit, we will rely on you to help refine this position to fit the organization’s needs and your strengths.

One-third of your time will be spent coordinating Housing2Home, a collaborative program with The Haven to support newly-housed, formerly-homeless individuals and families as they turn their space into a home.

You Are

  • Organized and able to prioritize responsibilities when there’s a lot on your plate.
  • Great at juggling multiple projects at once and managing your own schedule.
  • Someone who takes the initiative to problem solve effectively.
  • A college graduate.
  • A Google Docs pro who can also use Canva, manage website content with ease, and respond to emails in a timely manner.
  • A team player who loves to brainstorm new ideas and create a supportive working environment for your co-workers.
  • An experienced events coordinator who loves making schedules and volunteer timelines.
  • Not opposed to working in an open office environment with regular gallery visitors.
  • Comfortable managing a donor database (like Little Green Light or Bloomerang) with some training because you pay attention to detail and love learning new things.
  • Able to work irregular hours (the first Friday evening of every month and occasional evening or weekends) as needed.
  • Up for “schlepping” event supplies and boxes from place to place, lifting occasionally awkward or heavy items, and standing for extended periods of time.


  • Implement major programs including monthly exhibits at Welcome Gallery and two Charlottesville SOUP dinners every year.
  • Coordinate Housing2Home by working with clients, program partners, and volunteers to pick out, pick up, commission and/or deliver things that make a house a home like furniture, plants, and art.
  • Manage individual program budgets.
  • Provide ideas, input, and feedback on programs, process, and day-to-day operations.
  • Oversee a team of UVA interns and event volunteers to support regular programs.
  • Assist the Executive Director with development-related administration, including appeals and creative event planning.
  • Maintain donor database by regularly updating giving records and recognizing donor contributions.
  • Lead New City Arts small-scale programs including the Makers Series, gallery concerts, New City Arts & Crafts, gallery lunches, artist exchange, and small groups.
  • Provide administrative support as needed for day-to-day operations in the office, Welcome Gallery, and New City Arts Studio.
  • Manage communication (website content, social media posts, email) when it relates to your program areas.
  • Create New City Arts swag (t-shirts, tote bags, buttons) as needed.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please send a resume and cover letter to Maureen Brondyke at Applications must be received by Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:59PM.