Employment

Full Time Opportunities:

Grants Officer

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grants Officer will serve either as a lead team member in developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and government agencies to obtain funding for Arts Council activities or is responsible for compliance with and dissemination of grants funded initiatives and programs. The Grants Officer will align policies, guidelines, rules, deadlines, and regulations to meet the calendar obligations of the Arts Council staff and community stakeholders. The Grants Officer position also acts as liaison to the Arts Council’s partner organizations; the Grants Officer will host grant-seeker workshops for partner organizations and individuals and facilitate grantsdriven employment opportunities for the purpose of planning and developing collaborative relationships and programming, and increased access to the arts. The position of Grants Officer requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment. The Grants Officer will perform additional related duties, as required.

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Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks related to the Rockford Area Arts Council’s programs, including, but not limited to, program planning, development, delivery, analysis, budgeting, evaluation, and supervision of program staff, instructors, and volunteers. The position also acts as liaison to other units within the Arts & Culture Sector—public agencies, schools, and community organizations as appropriate—to plan and develop collaborative programming. The position of Program Coordinator requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment. The Program Coordinator performs additional related duties, as required.

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Seasonal Opportunities:

Assistant Artist - ArtsPlace

The Assistant Artist is responsible for assisting the Lead Artist in the instruction of art with either elementary, middle, or high school-age students in the development of the basic skills associated with the Lead Artist’s proposed form of art; the Assistant Artist will use the Arts Council’s summer theme, ‘Here and Now’, to develop a meaningful, challenging, and creative final project or performance. Camp completion expectation: ArtsPlace students will develop a basic knowledge of the proposed art form; students will present the culmination of their skill-building in the form of a final project or performance.

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Lead Artist - ArtsPlace

The Lead Artist instructor will work with either elementary, middle, or high school-age students in the
development of the basic skills associated with the Lead Artist’s proposed form of art; the Lead Artist will use
the Arts Council’s summer theme, ‘Here and Now’, to develop a meaningful, challenging, and creative final
project or performance.
Camp completion expectation: ArtsPlace students will develop a basic knowledge of the proposed art form;
students will present the culmination of their skill-building in the form of a final project or performance.

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Studio Saturdays - Art Instructor

The Studio Saturdays Instructor is responsible for hosting both an open studio in which students may work on independent projects and have a structured art project for students that do not already have an ongoing project. Students may range in age from elementary school to high school. Instructors will work Saturdays in 5 or 10-week increments. 

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Lead Artist – SPARK! in the Park, Dance/Movement

The Lead Artist instructor for dance + movement will work with elementary-age children in the development of the basic skills associated with the practice of dance and an introduction to choreography; the lead artist will use the Arts Council’s theme, ‘here and now’, to develop a meaningful, challenging, and creative final dance production. Camp-end expectations of the Lead Artist: SPARK in the Park! campers will develop the basic knowledge of body rhythm and movement associated with the practice of dance; campers will present the culmination of their skill-building in the form of a final performance.

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Assistant Artist - SPARK! in the Park, Dance/Movement

The Assistant Artist is responsible for assisting the Lead Artist in the instruction of dance + movement with elementary-age children and in the development of the basic skills associated with the practice of dance and an introduction to choreography. Additionally, the Assistant Artist will assist the Lead Artist with the integration of the Arts Council’s theme, ‘here and now’, to develop a meaningful, challenging, and creative final dance production. Camp-end expectations of the Assistant: SPARK in the Park! campers will develop the basic knowledge of body rhythm and movement associated with the practice of dance; campers will present the culmination of their skill-building in the form of a final performance.

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Summer Arts Internships

Positions are available for the summer of 2022. Interns will be selected from a submitted application with the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed one year of New Ways, SPARK!, ArtsPlace, or a comparable art program
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate interest in continuing their arts education

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