Craft Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and inspiring creativity through contemporary craft. As one of the country’s premier craft organizations, we are uniquely positioned in the region to offer classes in craft techniques, community programs, exhibitions, and a shop. Our facilities include ceramics, metals, fibers, glass, wood, print and papermaking studios, and artists-in-residence. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our community programs connect the community to our mission and ignite the creative spark in our studios. These programs engage our community by providing exposure, enrichment, and education in craft techniques to students at all skill levels.
The Community Programs Coordinator is passionate about mission-driven work. The coordinator is responsible for organizing, tracking, and coordinating the facilitation of all community-focused programs. This person will be working with students of all ages, faculty, and community partners both at Craft Alliance and off-site partner locations and will be required to complete a background check.
The coordinator ensures quality student and visitor customer service and supports all Community Programs, including Crafting a Future, ArtSmarts, School residency programs, and Free Family Saturdays, among other initiatives. Coordinating responsibilities include staffing, collaboration with education and exhibitions, data entry, scheduling, ordering supplies, reporting, and tracking members, partners, and participants.
For more information on Community Programs at Craft Alliance, please visit: https://craftalliance.org/community
Duties & Responsibilities
- Works with the Community Programs Manager to prepare, implement, and track programming.
- Administer survey data for Community Programs and Education.
- Assist in the preparation of scheduled and special reports.
- Maintain program/project records and statistical information.
- Manage Community Programs inventory for classes, events and programs and coordinate ordering with the Studio Technician.
- Communicates regularly with schools and educators on program expectations, travel, and logistics for Community Programs
- Enrolls/registers students and volunteers in community programs. Coordinates with Registrar as needed.
- Notifies, registers, and tracks students who are approved for financial assistance
- Assists in training and orientations for faculty, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
- Attends all Staff and Faculty meetings.
- Programmatic support as assigned, including but not limited to leading educational activities, on-site facilitation of programs and mural installations, and hosting 3rd Friday activities (evening).
- Represents Craft Alliance values when working with partner organizations on projects or events.
- Collaborates on DEAI initiatives.
- Provides Guest Services support.
- Other duties as assigned.
Strong Candidates Will Have
- Two years minimum experience in community programming, cultural organizing, or administration, experience in education and programming for children and families a plus.
- Experience or background in craft or visual arts.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong time management skills.
- Office computer skills (Microsoft Suite, Google Workspace).
- The ability to travel within the St. Louis region.
- A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
- CRM or other database user experience.
- Experience working in a non-profit setting.
- Knowledge of fine craft materials/processes and studio procedures/safety.
- Must pass a background check.
- Reports to the Community Programs Manager.
- Works with the Director of Education, Registrar, Studio Technician, and Facilities Manager for operational logistics and to ensure proper implementation of policies and practices.
- Collaborates across teams in support of the mission.
- Paid Time Off days (includes sick leave and vacation time)
- Employer pays a percentage of individual health insurance
- Discounts on purchases in the gallery and shop
- Tuition Waivers and Discounts
- 401k retirement plan and employer match
This is a full-time, exempt position. Must be able to work Saturdays and some nights.
Please email your Resume, Cover Letter, and Professional references (3) to [email protected] with the subject line: “Application for Community Programs Coordinator.” Include the names and organizations of your references, as well as your relationship with them.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you do not meet 100% of the requirements listed above or have a non-traditional background, we encourage you to apply if you share our passion for craft and believe you could be an asset to our team. If you would like to discuss the requirements for this role or need accommodations to support your application, please get in touch with us at [email protected].
For more information about Craft Alliance, visit our website at www.craftalliance.org. Craft Alliance is located at 5080 Delmar Blvd in St. Louis, MO.
Craft Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.