The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) seeks a Engagement Manager for the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (B/CAN), a new 10 year city-wide initiative providing strategic and as needed, just in time support for arts entrepreneurs of all disciplines and backgrounds in an effort to foster a stronger, more equitable creative ecosystem and economy in Baltimore.
The B/CAN Engagement Manager will function as the key promoter and navigator for all B/CAN programs, reporting directly to the Executive Director. We are looking for a highly collaborative, passionate, and detail-oriented person who can not only help build excitement for B/CAN and local arts businesses, but will also contribute their ideas and passion for strengthening Baltimore’s creative community to the program.
General purpose: This position will manage the communications and engagement for Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (B/CAN), which provides, as needed, just in time support for arts entrepreneurs of all disciplines and backgrounds in an effort to foster a stronger, more equitable creative ecosystem and economy in Baltimore.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Ensure B/CAN’s programming is promoted effectively to target audiences • Curate B/CAN’s resource library & tools • Maintain B/CAN’s website and social media • Develop creative, compelling, and clear content and copy for various B/CAN communications platforms including: email distribution list, social media, website, vimeo and press releases; ensure content is regularly updated, accurate, and brand voice appropriate • Create promotional materials and impact reports for B/CAN and manage their production and distribution • Greet visitors and field general inquiries from the public regarding B/CAN and its programs • Function as B/CAN’s in-house small business resource navigator and intake person, assisting entrepreneurs and connecting them with educational materials and leads • Ensure B/CAN programs have high quality photo, video, and written documentation, including identifying service providers as needed. • Research and cross-promote related initiatives and existing resources that support arts entrepreneurs • Assist Executive Director and MICA Advancement Team with grant writing and reporting
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Organized self-starter who works well both independently and within a team environment • Ability to navigate evolving, diverse and complex partnerships and community relationships • Effective oral, written and visual communications skills • Basic graphic design, photography, and videography skills • Proficiency with web CMS, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
Minimum qualifications: • Proven experience promoting programs in the arts
Preferred Qualifications: • BA/BS • Entrepreneurial experience • Interest in research and discovery
Reporting to this position: N/A
Conditions of Employment: • Conditions: Background Check • Will require working events and meetings throughout Baltimore City, occasional evenings and weekends, blackout periods, may require travel
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate ...certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.