POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER LANSING

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing exists to support, strengthen and promote arts, culture and creativity in the Capital region.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing has been a leading voice for arts and culture in the Greater Lansing region since 1965 providing direct support to hundreds of artists and 140 arts and also provides community arts leadership by actively engaging with area business and civic leaders to ensure that cultural organizations located in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

The role of the Arts Council is to support and promote the work of its constituents by assisting them in the growth and development of their artistic practice, financial stability, and accessibility.In addition to the support the organization provides its constituents, the agency  the arts play a vital role in economic development, creative placemaking, community revitalization, and quality of life issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Administrative Assistant will perform clerical, administrative and reception tasks while serving as a brand ambassador for our mission to provide “support,strengthen and promote arts and culture in the capital region.” The ideal candidate will be responsible, take initiative, multitask with ease and work well as part of a team. The Administrative Assistant will clearly and personably communicate with stakeholders, including but not limited to: Board,staff, interns, donors, sponsors and students.

We are seeking a polished professional who enjoys working with people, creatively solving problems and working collaboratively toward real change. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Executive Director using strategically-aligned organizational goals for capacity building: increasing revenue through contributions, grants, memberships and sponsorships.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualified applicants should possess the following (please provide examples of these in your application materials):

  • A love and passion for the arts
  • Expert communications skills with developed interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, written and oral skills.
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Skilled in problem solving with a “can-do attitude” required for nonprofit administration
  • Adept in meeting goals and timelines to support organizational growth
  • Motivated by high-quality standards
  • Capable of working independently and proactively, as well as directing others
  • Skilled at working with team members to meet the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Detail-oriented and organized with evidence of improving systems and procedures
  • Accomplished in prioritizing, delegating and multitasking
  • Knowledgeable in office procedures
  • Technologically adept in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with Adobe (PDF)
  • Sensitive to confidential matters
  • Experienced in professional settings with at least two years of relevant work such as volunteer coordination, customer service, hospitality, administration or similar field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Relevant post-secondary experience or degree(s)

- Experienced in database management, donor-tracking software or similar software

- Proficient in website management or desire to be trained

- Creative background including but not limited to academic or professional arts experience

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally,the Arts Council reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.

Physical demands: While performing the essential duties of this job physical mobility is required, including standing, walking, lifting, and bending. Typing/data entry required. Prolonged periods of sitting/standing required. Travel in personal automobile may be required for Arts Council business, with or without reimbursement.

PAY RATE:                                                    

Part-time, hourly position. Approximately 20-30 hrs/week. $12/hr.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Position is part time with some flexibility (up to 30 hrs per week) during open hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.– 5.p.m. Some work outside of normal business hours required.  

To apply email cover letter and resume to info@lansingarts.org with “Administrative Assistant Position” in the subject line. No unsolicited inquiries please. Job is posted until filled. Applications received by 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, will receive priority.