PlatteForum is Expanding! 2 New Job Positions Posted!

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PlatteForum is Expanding!

We are pleased to announce the creation of 2 new positions at PlatteForum!
Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@platteforum.org with the subject line listing the position for which you are applying. No postal mail or phone calls please.

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Job Title: Creative Programming Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA status: Exempt, full-time

PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth (K-12) with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Creative Programming Manager is a new position for PlatteForum and works in partnership with our staff and Board of Directors and supports the creative vision and arts education strategy of PlatteForum.

Artistic Vision & Education Strategy:

  • Support, implement and evaluate the artistic vision and education strategy tied to the organization’s three-year strategic plan
  • Inspire and support staff, artists and youth in fulfilling the highest standards for all creative work produced and presented at PlatteForum
  • Inspire and support staff, artists and youth in achieving PlatteForum’s creative youth development vision
  • In collaboration with the Programming Committee, manage the resident artist and ArtLab intern selection processes
  • Support the Programming Committee as staff liaison, ensuring the committee stays on track with the organization’s three-year strategic vision
  • Cultivate relationships with relevant arts, educational and community organizations and individuals
  • Create new artistic education and outreach programs to further PlatteForum’s mission
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Programming Committee, develop performance standards and maintain dashboard for reporting results
  • In collaboration with the staff, oversee and implement day-to-day operations of PlatteForum’s programs
  • Develop and implement strategies to continuously improve and expand the reach of each of PlatteForum’s program areas
  • Create workshops collaboratively with the Artistic Programming Director, partner staff and Resident Artist

Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with arts administration and/or education program management experience to further develop a proven set of programs.

Specific requirements include:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in arts administration, education or a related field
  • Proven success and experience in arts administration, arts education, arts programming or related experience
  • Strong belief in art and creativity as an empowering tool for youth and artist success
  • Passion for promoting social justice and working with historically marginalized communities
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Able to process information from multiple sources
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented and creative environment, working with a diverse group of artists, youth, donors and community members
  • Highly organized and demonstrated success in juggling changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong professional network in the arts, education and cultural communities
  • A sense of humor is a must!
  • Must pass criminal and background checks/investigation and sign a confidentiality agreement prior to an offer of employment

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits: Paid health insurance (for base plan), generous paid time off and holiday pay
Starting date: late July or early August, 2019

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@platteforum.org with the subject line “Creative Programming Manager.” No postal mail or phone calls please.  

PlatteForum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should an offer of employment be extended to an applicant, employment with PlatteForum is at-will and is subject to all Denver City & County, Colorado State and Federal laws. 
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Job Title: Outreach & Engagement Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA status: Exempt, full-time

 PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth (K-12) with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Outreach & Engagement Manager is a new position for PlatteForum and works in partnership with our staff and Board of Directors to successfully elevate PlatteForum’s profile and extend the organization’s reach through well planned and executed marketing, communications, events, donor stewardship and volunteer activities.

Marketing & Communications:

  • Develop and implement a robust marketing and communications plan that is tied to the organization’s three-year strategic plan and fundraising plan
  • Oversee the design and creation of all PlatteForum institutional marketing collateral and messaging, including web site, printed materials, social media, electronic media, etc.
  • Manage the design, copy writing and distribution of stakeholder and donor correspondence including the e-newsletter, e-mail blasts, postal mailings, social media, etc.
  • Manage relationships with marketing and public relations vendors (contracted and pro bono), including printers, graphic designers, mail house, PR professionals and others as assigned
  • Represent PlatteForum at various community functions and fundraising events in an effort to forward the organization’s mission
  • Expand PlatteForum’s reach through proven delivery channels and new media
  • Track, measure and report marketing and public relations outcomes including Google Analytics, Google Ad Words, all social media analytics, e-news analytics, news stories, impressions and other marketing and advertising measurement tools

Community and Donor Engagement:

  • Develop, introduce and manage a volunteer program using best practices for art and youth outreach programming
  • Track and measure volunteer outcomes
  • Support executive director’s and board of directors’ fundraising activities, including:
    • act as a staff liaison to Fundraising and Event committee, supporting their administrative and communication needs
    • assist in the design and implementation of an individual donor plan to acquire and retain new/current donors and reengage lapsed donors
    • manage data for prospective, current and lapsed donors, recording activity and running reports, as needed
  • Manage database data scrubs with vendors, as needed
  • Design and coordinate direct marketing campaigns and donor solicitation materials
  • Coordinate and execute donor acknowledgment and recognition activities
  • Review and research donor behavior and report on trends using database information and outside research on local and state donor behavior

Events:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of all PlatteForum events, including exhibition openings, fundraising events and community events
  • Manage the use of PlatteForum’s space by Temple tenants and community partners
  • Promote and manage the rental of PlatteForum’s space for paid clients

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with marketing, public relations, and/or donor stewardship experience with a passion for the arts and youth success. While this position will steward current donors, it is not a direct fundraising

Specific requirements include:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, arts administration, non-profit management or a related field
  • Proven success and experience in non-profit marketing and communications and/or donor relations
  • Strong belief in art and creativity as an empowering tool for youth and artist success
  • Passion for promoting social justice and working with historically marginalized communities
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Able to process information from multiple sources
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented and creative environment, working with a diverse group of artists, youth, donors and community members
  • Highly organized and demonstrated success in juggling changing priorities and deadlines
  • Passion for writing and editing with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking engagements on behalf of the organization
  • A sense of humor is a must!
  • Must pass criminal and background checks/investigation and sign a confidentiality agreement prior to an offer of employment

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits: Paid health insurance (for base plan), generous paid time off and holiday pay
Starting date: late-August 2019

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@platteforum.org with the subject line “Outreach and Engagement Manager.” No postal mail or phone calls please.  

PlatteForum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should an offer of employment be extended to an applicant, employment with PlatteForum is at-will and is subject to all Denver City & County, Colorado State and Federal laws. 

 

image credit: Resident Artist Maria Molteni, detail from Spring 2019 exhibition AB Exorcism! Applied Action Painting and Inverted Arenas with PlatteForum ArtLab Interns.

photography by Wes Magyar

 

 

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