The Arts Council of Big Sky is seeking a dynamic, multifaceted and passionate individual to lead our growing nonprofit’s public art and community outreach programs. Part curator, part community impact specialist and part educator, the ideal candidate will have a strong interest in furthering the Arts Council’s mission of enriching our community through artistic experiences. Some specific responsibilities of this position include leading the successful execution of our ongoing Public Art, ARTventure, BASE Art Gallery, and Artist in Residence programs. In addition, this position will assist with the execution of our annual Arts Auction gala fundraiser event. This is a full-time position that may include working some nights and on certain weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee all aspects of the ACBS Public Art program, including planning, artwork selection, installation, signage, maintenance and other logistics; manage Public Art Committee
● Oversee power/utility box wrap project from artwork selection to installation
● Implementing the approved ACBS Public Art Plan and evaluating/updating it on an annual basis
● Collaboration with key stakeholders on the ACBS public art plan and vision
● Work with Development Director on grant opportunities when needed
● Work with Art Selection Committee on planning Auction for the Arts Call for Art and seek artists/artwork for auction
● Manage artwork selection and acquisition process, including communicating with artists about selection status and making selections with Auction Committee
● Work with other staff on event planning and execution as needed
● Solicitate, curate and install a rotating series of exhibits in the BASE art gallery (four/year)
· Coordinate opening artist receptions and other marketing events related to gallery
● Oversee ARTventure program, including Seattle field trip and youth art activities
● Implement annual artist-in-residence program in collaboration with local school
● Implement Discover Dance outreach program with local elementary school
● Assist Event Coordinator in planning and executing annual Big Sky Artisan Festival
● Schedule and facilitate Mountainfilm in the Schools program with local school district
● Oversee any projects with art acquisition component
● Explore opportunities for new educational, outreach, and public art programs
● Lead community engagement and outreach efforts when appropriate
● Assist with marketing of education, outreach, and public art events; other events/programs as needed, including social media posts, pamphlets, posters, and other collateral materials
● Participate in other program fundraising activities/events as assigned by Executive Director
● Attend Executive Board and general Board of Directors meetings when needed
● Attend and assist with ACBS events as needed
● Participate in continuing professional education when appropriate
· Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Arts, Education, Communication, Management, Planning, etc.)
· Demonstrated experience managing projects from start to finish, including budgeting and impact valuation
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and familiar with Mac OS
· Ability to work flexible/additional hours when needed
· High attention to detail and organization
· Ability to work in a collaborative, small-office setting
· Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
· Knowledge of social media marketing
· Willing to take initiative and problem solve independently.
- Previous experience planning educational classes, workshops and/or program
• Previous experience working for a nonprofit or similar organization
• Previous experience working in an arts-related setting, including public art, museum/gallery curation and/or arts education
• General graphic design skills (InDesign/Photoshop, etc.)
Salary/Benefits: The Arts Council strives to provide competitive wages for all employees, and this position has a starting salary of $55,000/year. Position includes a health insurance and cell phone stipend in addition to annual salary, as well as a flexible PTO policy and scheduling. Position is in Big Sky, Montana, and takes place in the Arts Council office in the BASE Community Center, hybrid option will be considered for the right candidate.. We offer a great, flexible and fun working environment.
About the Arts Council of Big Sky: The Arts Council of Big Sky (formerly the Big Sky Association for the
Arts) was founded in 1989 to provide artistic and cultural experiences to Big Sky residents and visitors.
We’ve grown to be one of the leading non-profit arts organizations in Southwest Montana by combining
our ability to produce high-quality events with our desire to make Big Sky an art-centric community. Our
mission is to provide residents, visitors, and artists with premier events, education and creative
opportunities in the Arts. Our vision is for Big Sky to remain a beautiful place where the expression,
enjoyment and education of the Arts will inspire and sustain a healthy and vibrant community. Our key
efforts include presenting music, film and theater events; offering art workshops and educational
programs for people of all ages; and establishing a lasting and impactful public art program in our
community. We’re an organization that has a long and proud history – nearly 35 years – but we feel like
we’re only getting started. The future is bright for the arts in Big Sky and we’re looking for like-minded
folks who want to join our team and be a part of this vision.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement: At the Arts Council of Big Sky we want everyone interacting with our organization to feel valued and respected. We’re committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in our community through our programming, policy, and practice to help maintain an environment where everyone can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and safe.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email a current resume, a cover letter on why the arts are important and why you would be a good fit, and three references to email@example.com. Position open until filled.
Arts Council of Big Sky • PO Box 160308 • 285 Simkins Drive #117 • Big Sky, MT 59716
406.995.2742 • bigskyarts.org