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The National Guild for Community Arts Education (“Guild”) seeks a creative and skilled professional to manage and leverage its information resources. The Guild is looking for someone who is a life-long learner, possesses a keen intellect and tenacious spirit, and shares our belief in the transformational power of creativity, equity, leadership, and community. The Information Resources Manager will play an integral role in building knowledge, developing advocacy and communications tools, and leveraging Guild resources and events to increase engagement and visibility.
Founded in 1937, the National Guild strives to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and advocating for community arts education. The Guild serves a national network of neighborhood schools of the arts, arts and cultural centers, arts education divisions of universities, theater and dance companies, museums, and more. Our members serve 2.5 million students each year, employ 16,000 teaching artists, and reach an additional 8 million people through performances and exhibits. The Guild has an annual operating budget of approximately $2 million.
The Guild is dedicated to building a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to working in and supporting multicultural communities across the country. We strongly encourage applicants from LGBTQ and underrepresented communities to apply.
The Information Resources Manager is a salaried, exempt position reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO). With oversight from the CPO and working in close collaboration with the program team, the position manages many facets of a broad range of activities related to information resources that align with the Guild’s mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the Guild’s Online Resource Center and develop resources
· Ensure resources are added in a timely manner, kept up-to-date, and remain relevant to Guild membership
· Deploy and organize resources strategically to increase engagement and visibility
· Collaborate with other program staff to leverage Guild trainings, conference activities, and virtual and online learning opportunities to produce information resources that result from and build on those events (e.g., videos, articles, tools and sample documents)
· Draw on current research and developments from the Guild and broader field, as well as allied sectors (e.g., positive aging, education, youth development), to develop advocacy resources and tools that the Guild and its membership can use to help make the case for community arts education
Manage the bi-annual benchmarking survey and data report
· Leverage the report to produce tools and information resources that support Guild initiatives and institutional goals
· Encourage member engagement with the report to support their capacity building
Develop Guild Member Communications
· Produce and edit GuildNotes, the Guild’s quarterly newsletter
- Collaborate with the Communications Manager to ensure information resources are coordinated and shared across our communications platforms, including the website, Member E-Bulletin, and social media
· Manage the development of Guild toolkits and effective practices guides, including design, layout, proof reading, printing, and mailing
Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Chief Program Officer
· At least 3 years communications experience, preferably arts, culture and/or education sector
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate persuasive arguments in writing and orally to motivate and influence people, and to exercise sound professional judgement in all interactions
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, manage multiple projects, and prioritize competing and shifting demands/needs of stakeholders in a highly collaborative environment
- Self-motivated and hyper-organized with the ability to manage responsibilities independently while working with a small, tight-knit staff
- Strong computer and word processing ability; Facility and strong comfort level with CRM databases (Salesforce) and design software (Adobe Creative Suite) a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Information Resources Manager” as the email subject.
- A résumé no longer than two pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
2. A substantive cover letter no longer than two pages including the following information: your interest in the position and the organization, and why you are excited to support the mission of the Guild. Please also be sure to include:
a. Where you found the position listed;
b. The date you are available to start; and
c. Contact information for three professional references.
- Two contrasting writing samples that demonstrate your breadth and flexibility as a writer, as well as your ability to be concise.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nationalguild.org prior to submitting materials for consideration.