at Little City Foundation in Palatine, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Job Details



Job Location

Main Campus – Palatine, IL

Remote Type


Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

BA Arts Adm|5YR EXP|2 SUPV

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Job Shift

Business Hours

Job Category

Nonprofit – Social Services


PURPOSE:This position is responsible for the management, development, direction and growth of Little City’s Arts Program including operation of the program’s physical location/s and related services as well as ensuring the on-going success of various initiatives through planning, organizing, coordinating and executing events, informational releases, progressive program updates and instructional classes. Ensure affirmative communication and sustainable relationships are developed and maintained with applicable community members / businesses and approriately positioned stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.1. Develop, expand & maintain networking relationships with business and community members for partnerships and exposure of Center for the Arts.2. Develop classes and opportunities for individuals to explore areas of interest, hone and develop skills in multiple art mediums, and pursue sales and career opportunities.3. With manager, create a business vision and strategy for financial sustainability through community outreach, development/fundraising, sales, and instructional provision.4. Create and implement the Center for The Arts operational strategy inclusive of course selection, pricing, instruction requirements (facilitator, volunteer, other), processes, and sales.5. Supervises students/artists/participants, contracted facilitators, volunteers, or interns including scheduling, payroll, and performance review.6. Consults, creates and/or supports, in conjunction with program operation teams, additional art focused classes or opportunities at Little City.7. In conjunction with marketing, create and build awareness, attract students, support grant and fundraising activities, and manage sales.8. Collaborate with the members of the Development team any special event, public display or studio show information including provision of art, materials or content for marketing and communication, and biographies of featured artists.9. Curates, preserves, and promotes the arts collection including those considered for sale in person, online or in off-site locations, works in progress, or permanent collections.10. Ability to carry out duties and responsibilities effectively including but not limited to after-hours program offerings, gallery showings, exhibitions and other events that occur during non-business hours (e.g., evening and weekend hours).11. Communicate and documents achievements, goal-related activities, group notes or unusual incidents in the agency database, informing relevant person(s) of any progress, decline or safety concerns of the participants.12. Monitors all budgetary expenditures to ensure the continuation of a robust arts program.13. Ability to provide direct support to people with developmental and other disabilities, assisting them to lead self-directed lives, achieve personal goals and contribute to the community. Encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance inclusion.14. Provide a nurturing, inclusive environment which encourages creative expression, safety, self-direction, and personal growth.15. Assures compliance with all applicable local, accreditation, State and Federal certification and licensure requirements and standards.16. Assures that the services provided by the agency function in a professional and ethical manner, and that such services operate in compliance with licensing regulations and applicable laws.17. Maintains annual American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.18. Successfully completes Little City required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.19. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Arts Administration, Fine Arts or related field is required, as well as a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the Arts field. Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity required. One (1) years’ experience with adults and/or child with disabilities required. Prefer individual with an Art Therapy coursework or certification (ATR, ATR-BC, ATCS). Ability to work a flexible schedule to carry out duties and responsibilities effectively including but not limited to after-hours program offerings, gallery showings, exhibitions and other events that occur during non-business hours (e.g., evening and weekend hours). Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities. Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Proficient in the use of computers, software applications, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Valid Illinois driver’s license with good driving record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working with persons served and handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up to 30 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Generally, no occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances, but may require performing unplanned Category III tasks (Category II). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Job Posting: JC241061790

Posted On: May 29, 2023

Updated On: Sep 07, 2023

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