Artist Residency – Associate Director

We are currently hiring for a full-time Associate Director to support our residency program. Please see the job description below.

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Position Description – Associate Director

Good Hart Artist Residency is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Good Hart, Michigan. The mission of the Good Hart Artist Residency is to nurture artists, writers, and composers from various backgrounds and artistic disciplines and to connect them with the local community in enriching experiences that empower people through the arts in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

The Artist Residency Associate Director will assist the Executive Director and Operations Director in managing the year-round artist residency program. This position is designed to mentor the successful candidate into the Executive Director role in 12-18 months, subject to board approval.

The duties of the full-time Associate Director include:

  • Day to day operation of the residency program
  • Communication with and coordination of residents 
  • Development and implementation of community engagement events working with other area nonprofits and local schools
  • Development and management of volunteers
  • Management of the website and social media accounts
  • Marketing of program and events
  • Management of the open calls for artists and the recruitment and coordination of jurors
  • Research, development and management of grants
  • Fundraising
  • Budget and financial management in coordination with the board of directors
  • Management of part-time staff and contractors
  • Participation in Board of and Community Advisory meetings

The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in the arts and/or nonprofit administration as well as experience or interest in event planning and facilitation. Candidates should have the following skills:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Grant writing experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Proficient with computers and online applications (Google Workspace, WordPress, Canva, Mailchimp, Quickbooks, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Experience managing social media accounts

Work is primarily remote but the candidate must be able to attend occasional events in the Petoskey / Harbor Springs area and at the residency in Good Hart (25 minutes north of Harbor Springs). Some evening and weekend work is required for facilitation of events and meetings. Ideal candidates will reside in or near Emmet county. 

Full time position – $42,000 – $46,000 per year depending on experience. 

Health benefits negotiable

Good Hart Artist Residency is an equal-opportunity employer. We shall not discriminate and will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, Board membership, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason.