community program manager

Community Program Manager


This full-time position will manage the annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), coordinate Custom and Community Exhibitions as well as communicate with artist members and manage the CFEVA internship program.


With of mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost civic engagement. The organization is guided by a 2018 Strategic Framework, which guided guides all endeavors to the intersection between art and community.



The Community Program Manager should have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to advance core CFEVA programs in line with the Strategic Framework. In order to represent CFEVA to a wide variety of outside constituencies, you must have strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of Philadelphia and the local arts community. The successful candidate will be proactive, self-directed and able to work independently. Very good time management and organizational skills are necessary, as this position encompasses responsibilities in several different program areas.

The successful candidate will be able to not only execute POST, Exhibitions, Community relationships, but also see their potential to grow these programs as required by the organizations Strategic Framework. Fundraising skills are also necessary, as well as a demonstrated ability to secure advertising and sponsorship funding from corporations, private foundations, and local government.


Execute Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – POST
o   Call for artists, promotion and info sessions to get artists to register
§ Solicit for Advertising in the POST Directory
§  Cultivate Sponsorship with the Director of Development and Operations
§  Execute the production of all POST materials: Booklet, Map, Posters, Balloons
§  Manage POST Website and ensure all artist data is available and correct.
§  Seek promotion and publicity for POST in advance of the events in October.
§  Collect qualitative and quantitative information at the close of POST and synthesize an annual POST report.
Curate and manage a set of Custom Exhibitions with established partners.
o   Plan, install, invoice and renew contracts.
·         Cultivate Fellowship Alumni in conjunction with events for the Collectors Circle.
o   Work with the Director of Development to create an Alumni calendar of events. 
·         Manage Volunteers and Internship Experiences:
o   Advance Internship program to bring in qualified arts students and volunteers.
§  Cultivating relationships with universities to create competitive selection.
o   Instruct and supervise volunteer activities in a manner that provides a quality experience for all parties


·         Bachelor’s Degree in related area required
·          3-5 years of experience in arts management/programming,
·         Experience building proposals with budgeting and timeline
·         Understanding of contracts
·         Experience working with interns and volunteers
·         Excellent community building and interpersonal skill
·         Excellent writing for marketing and branding of communications and proposals
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office 365: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
·         Knowledgeable in Mailchimp or like marketing tool
·         Experience with DonorPerfect or like CRM software
·         Basic ability in Adobe Creative Suite
·         Experience in Drupal is plus


·         Office environment
·         Some evenings and weekend work required
·         Local travel
·         Salary commensurate with experience
·         Health & dental coverage
·         Retirement benefits matching program
·         Paid time off

CFEVA is an Equal opportunity employer. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jessica (at) cfeva (dot) org. No Phone Calls Please.