Programs Coordinator

Brooklyn Arts Council

20 Jay Street, Suite 616
NY 11201


Apr 30, 2021


Apr 14, 2021

Reports to: Programs and Strategy Director

Classification: Non-exempt, Part Time

Salary: $25 per hour, up to 24 hours a week, position is through June 2021

Location: Remote Work through June 2021

About Brooklyn Arts Council:
Celebrating more than 50 years of service, historically Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. Working through the pandemic to act responsively and nimbly to the emerging needs of our community, BAC is committed to serving the arts ecosystem through grants, professional development, cultural heritage programming, and arts education provided via distance learning. By creating and supporting cultural events and platforms for Brooklynites, BAC provides forums for critical thinking and self-expression, enriches Brooklyn’s cultural landscape, and generates experiences that expand horizons.

BAC’s Values:
Brooklyn Arts Council strives to a foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where our employees and volunteers – whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or ability – feel valued and respected.

We are committed to being a nondiscriminatory organization that provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our programs and at our worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, and work to ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the arts community in Brooklyn, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

Brooklyn Arts Council prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Overview:
The Programs Coordinator supports BAC’s cornerstone programs, Community Arts Grants and Brooklyn Innovation Institute, with a mission to enrich the cultural life of the borough by allocating public funds and resources to Brooklyn’s artists and arts organizations. The Programs Coordinator is a driven creative administrator with superior attention to detail and strong communication skills. This is a public-facing position that requires project management skills, being responsive to the needs of multiple stakeholders, an interest in cultural policy, and a passion for supporting artists and organizations. Candidates should be interested in the dynamic opportunities and responsibilities that come with distributing public funds.

The Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Programs Manager, report to the Programs and Strategy Director, and collaborate with BAC staff, program interns, and volunteers, as applicable.
• Serve as Programs Department Salesforce Administrator. Partner with Programs Manager to help develop Salesforce solutions, migrate department data – grantees, fiscal sponsors, presenters, partners - into Salesforce, and maintain existing data in Salesforce for organization-wide reporting, keep up to date with software changes.
• Support program development and implementation from ideation to production contributing to research, ideation, liaising with presenters, and payment processing.
• Coordinate web production details – branding assets, closed captioning, etc. for online programs especially on Zoom, Hopin, Instagram Live, and Facebook Live.
• Work closely with the Programs Director and Manager supporting the grant making process, including but not limited to: panelist recruitment, training, and payment; monitoring correspondence and general inquiries; applicant support such as technical assistance, application draft reviews liaising; grant administration support such as information sessions prep, submissions review, and coordinating panel feedback.
• Assist with grantee relationships and administrative tasks
• Other duties as necessary.

Desired Skills & Expertise
• Working knowledge of Brooklyn’s vibrant arts and culture landscape.
• Service-minded: open, patient, communicative, and passionate about the necessity of engaging populations of varying cultures
• Strong computer skills: Full MS Office Suite
• Interest in audio/video production a plus
• Database experience, particularly Salesforce or other CRM, and grant-making software
• Detail oriented, strong communicator, compassionate

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position to with “Programs & Database Coordinator” in the subject line.




Experience Level

Entry Level

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