Posted: Dec 29, 2021


As the region's premier promoter of the arts and entertainment, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) promotes life-long engagement in the arts while contributing to individual, organizational, and community wellness. CAA's Education & Community Engagement Department cultivates diverse, inclusive, and accessible arts engagements, seeking to remove barriers preventing arts participation. The Education & Community Engagement Department encourages the use of CAA venues, develops diverse arts supporters, and fosters an appreciation and understanding of diverse arts disciplines, while encouraging and supporting practicing arts educators and administrators, audiences, and aspiring artists.

The Community Programs Manager is responsible for community programs, partnerships, and committees, which includes community engagement through the public health lens, DEIA administration and adult learning programs. This position has ongoing interactions with staff, artists, members of the local community, and guests.


General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Implement and manage community-driven programs that are engaging, inclusive, and participatory based on the vision set forth by the V.P. of Education & Community Engagement. Oversee and execute all components of Arts in Healing assessments, scheduling, and team professional development. Work in tandem with the Youth & School Programs Manager to ensure regular, consistent scheduling practice of artists. Create and oversee all artist contracts. Perform interim instructional observations and assessments; analyze assessment results, and develop reports for all community arts programs. Plan and execute program training and professional development. Build capacity and manage relationships and communication with external stakeholders and civic/community/arts collaborators. Develop plans of action with external stakeholders, ensuring that they are valued and empowered. Development and administration of adult learning programs. Administer the rental subsidy program.


The ideal candidate will have a proven record as a forward-thinking leader with a solid skill to build a network of colleagues and associates in relevant fields and an established interest in the best practices of the 21st-century arts. Must have a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions. A proven collaborative work style that facilitates long-term professional relationships. Understanding of the Arts in HealthCare industry and its impact on community wellness. Desire to lead in production and management experience across a diverse range of art forms within the performing and visual arts. Strong leadership skills including strong decision-making, interpersonal, planning, presentation, negotiation, multi-tasking, team-building, and problem-solving skills. Track record of successfully managing people and programs logistics. Self-motivated with strong organizational and detail-oriented skills. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Strong computer skills and program adaptability for database, registration, and word processing. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Research, assessment, and analytical skills. Demonstrated strength in community building and the ability to develop trust and rapport with diverse communities. A working understanding of local political and social history. An awareness of the appropriate manner to address sensitive issues when inviting engaged participation.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Minimum of 3 years’ progressive experience as a manager; significant experience in the arts, philanthropic, non-profit, or skills in healthcare preferred. Minimum of three years working with all aspects of a community and building relationships.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: CAA has strict protocol and policies to ensure a safe and clean work environment for all employees. Your safety is our number one concern.

Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume to:
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


No phone calls please.
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