The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) seeks an Program 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 Program Manager will function as the lead logistics person for the effective delivery of 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 make sure all programming runs smoothly, but will also contribute their ideas and passion for strengthening Baltimore’s creative community to the program.
General Purpose: Manage the operational and programming functions for the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (B/CAN), which provides 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.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Work in concert with B/CAN team to generate audience-responsive and seamlessly executed programming to support creative entrepreneurs • Coordinate logistics for B/CAN’s business accelerator & incubator network, mobile unit, and events including generating contracts; booking vendors, venues, mentors, instructors, speakers, artists, caterers, drivers; acquiring permits, equipment, supplies etc • Create and manage B/CAN’s program calendar • Oversee purchasing and maintenance requests for B/CAN HQ and B/CAN mobile unit • Manage inventory, display, and sales of B/CAN store items • Recruit B/CAN volunteers and interns • Facilitate B/CAN volunteers orientation, schedules, waivers, and incentives • Research and cultivate local and national creative entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and service providers to both support and inform B/CAN’s program development • Develop and maintain a contact / customer relation database for B/CAN including artists, businesses, program participants, partners, vendors • Assist with financial tracking and administration for B/CAN operations including bookkeeping, processing invoices, reconciling credit card statements, and reporting • Assist in the development and conducting of regular program evaluations • Perform other related duties as assignedKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Effective oral, written and visual communications skills • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Proven administrative skills including budget management, project management and time management • Fluency with Microsoft Excel, basic bookkeeping, and CRMS • Ability to navigate complex partnerships and community relationships • Knowledge and understanding of Baltimore’s creative community • Ability to approach work with commitment and creativity • Organized self-starter who works well within a team environment • Proficiency with collaboration • Skilled in taking initiative
Minimum qualifications: • Proven experience managing programs in the arts
Preferred Qualifications: • Entrepreneurial experience • BA/BS • Working with public programs in the arts
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.