Position Opening

Community Engagement Coordinator

January 2024 

Overview: 

Vinfen’s Gateway Arts seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator, a new position that is part of a comprehensive program through which adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers and lives in the arts. The Community Engagement Coordinator will identify, coordinate, implement, and document a wide range of programs for artists with disabilities. These programs will be designed to provide artists with professional development opportunities and healthy, supportive community relationships. The Community Engagement Coordinator will report directly to Gateway Arts’ Clinical Director. 

 Artists come to Gateway with a range of cognitive, psychiatric, and/or physical disabilities. As part of their professional practice, they visit museums, galleries, and historic sites; work with visiting artists to build skills and explore new media; engage in community and civic activities; and create public art, among other initiatives. These activities are essential to Gateway Arts’ mission to use art break down barriers that stand in the way of persons with disabilities flourishing as artists and members of a community. 

 Responsibilities fall into three main categories: 

Programming: 

  • Identify and develop opportunities for artists’ community engagement activities that align with their professional and personal goals 
  • Schedule group visits to arts and cultural venues, and other sites of interest 
  • Collaborate with groups of staff and studio artists to develop creative projects geared towards community building and community engagement 
  • Support artists to lead programming opportunities 
  • Work with community partners to collaborate on programming opportunities as needed 
  • Encourage an independence-promoting approach toward Gateway artists in the community 
  • Support artist projects in the community, including artist-led programming as needed 
  • Serve as liaison between community partners and other Gateway Arts teams/staff as needed 

Coordination: 

  • Serve as hub of community activity for artists, staff, and external partners 
  • Program activities for community-focused studio in collaboration with Artistic Director and Studio Art Facilitators 
  • Maintain calendar of community activities for internal planning and coordination 
  • Coordinate transportation to meet program goals 
  • Build and sustain staff participation in community engagement mission; meet regularly with staff to inform, solicit ideas, and address concerns 
  • Manage caseload of artists to ensure they are meeting vocational and clinical goals 
  • Work closely with marketing and development managers to share stories of community engagement with the public, and key program supporters 

Documentation: 

  • Document and report artists’ activities to support person-centered systems for case management and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations 
  • Document and report artist support information based on their areas of growth and the annual artist planning process 
  • Complete and transmit incident reports and case notes as needed 
  • Maintain tracking of attendance and other metrics, including the issue of individualized tracking and reporting tools for artists who use them. 
  • Supervise and implement attendance & billing in accordance with agency policies. 

Requirements: 

  • Excellent planning and executive function skills 
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies 
  • Experience with studio art environment 
  • Understanding of mission-driven, nonprofit organizations 
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, and Adobe programs 

 Salary:  

$45,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience. Vinfen offers a very competitive benefits package and is an Affirmative Action Employer. 

Email resume and cover letter to: [email protected] 

Gateway Arts
60-62 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445
www.gatewayarts.org 

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