PAY RATE: Full time, salaried / exempt position. $37,000-$40,000 annually.
Subject to applicable Personnel Policies, full time employees are
eligible for health insurance, participation in a 403 (b) plan with a
company match of up to 5% of salary, paid vacation, sick leave,
personal days, and holiday pay.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, with one hour coordinated lunch.
Some work outside of normal business hours required.
The Program Manager serves as one of the key staff members for the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and is
responsible for grants management, membership programs, fund development assistance, and other activities
necessary to support both the cultural community and the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Arts
Duties include overseeing, coordinating, and managing all aspects of the arts and cultural grants programs
for: the Ingham County Hotel Motel Grant Program for Publicity and Promotion; the Michigan Council for
Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program; the Individual Artist Grant Program; the Chris Clark
Fellowship Program; and the Collaborative Arts Grant Program.
Importantly, the incumbent will also coordinate and manage the Arts Council’s membership programs and
will provide technical assistance, consultations, workshops and other support services to members and those
in the field. The incumbent will have direct responsibility for the SmArts Professional Development
Program for Creatives and will be the primary contact for Arts Council members of all classes. Further, the
incumbent will be expected to be responsive to member needs and able to direct members to the appropriate
resource—in the community or at the Arts Council—to best provide further assistance and relevant followup.
In this way the incumbent will work with a wide variety of individuals including artists, arts and cultural
organizations, Arts Council personnel and Board members, city personnel, business leaders, community
volunteers and other area leaders, and will be expected to take a lead role in developing and sustaining
relationships amongst similar and diverse groups and individuals. The incumbent will be expected to
proactively lead outreach efforts to build networks, raise awareness about community resources, and recruit
Arts Council members.
To a lesser extent, the incumbent will assist the Executive Director with fund development activities, grant
writing, and fundraiser event coordination to support Arts Council operations, projects, and programs on an
as needed basis. The incumbent will provide staff support in the coordination of the Arts Council’s Annual
Awards, and other programs as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Previous experience in grants management or
arts administration is a plus. Creative background or a special affinity for the arts is highly desirable.
Microsoft Office proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Acrobat
Professional, Photoshop, and other design programs are highly desirable.
Outstanding organizational, communication, written, and oral skills.
Must excel in relationship building and networking. Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and
diplomacy in a wide variety of public contact situations.
Ability to manage a multi-faceted workload with self-motivation under broad general supervision.
Ability to work with team members to meet the strategic objectives of the organization.
To perform the essential functions of the job, an individual may be required to maintain a physical
condition necessary for walking, standing, and sitting for long periods of time, general manual
dexterity; adequate hearing, vision and speech; and carrying/moving/lifting some moderately heavy
Travel in personal automobile may be required for Arts Council business, with or without