Education & Community Engagement Support Coordinator
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) is located at the gateway of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Center, named for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Pittsburgh native, August Wilson, showcases nationally and internationally renowned performing and visual artists, as well as supports and nurtures the burgeoning local arts community. This programming connects the entire community to the rich, substantive artistic content that reflects the African Diaspora.
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 492-seat theater for performances in all genres, multipurpose spaces for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, community programs and events. The Center is housed in an iconic building designed by award winning architect, Alison Williams. Offering the community, a distinctive mix of cultural spaces as well as a rehearsal studio, sweeping walkways and ample community gathering and meeting spaces, this bold facility serves as a true “center,” a place of coming together where all manner of art, artistic expression and community conversation are welcomed and encouraged.
The AWAACC needs an enthusiastic and motivated Education & Community Engagement Manager to create an education and community engagement strategy for the organization.
The Community Engagement Manager reports to the Director, Education & Community Engagement.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist in the development of community outreach campaigns for AWACC programs.
- Collaborates with all departments to ensure the AACC has consistent messaging in public communications
- Assist in the development of community outreach plans and develops relationships to cross-pollinate arts & entertainment programs and support Pittsburgh’s arts ecosystem
- Plays an active role in content creation for the organization’s website and social media channels
- Assists in marketing and promotion of shows and programs, as needed
- Create documentation of processes and program details.
- Represent the AWAACC at community functions as needed.
- Work closely with Development department in writing grant proposals and reporting on educational program
- Prepare reports for grants, AWAACC staff/leadership, and the board of directors when requested
- Is passionate about arts, culture and education and has experience working with the community, high school, or college students
- Has arts management experience, arts administration, or other related skill sets
- Has strong leadership and public speaking skills
- Will be able to work cooperatively and independently to achieve organizational goals
- Will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional, and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
- Will have excellent communication skills, especially in the areas of writing and proofreading
- Will be comfortable providing high-level customer service
- Is available to work nights and weekends during the AWAACC season
- Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
- Demonstrates a history of successful project management
- Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with partners, staff, students, artistic directors, interns, volunteers, Board members, and donors
- Is experienced with handling confidential information in a discreet manner
- Bachelor’s degree in education OR at least 3 years’ experience in a related field or a combination of education and work experience.
- Familiarity with community organizations, aware of current trends occurring in the region, nationally and the needs and concerns of the local community.
- Existing partnerships with community partners
August Wilson African America Cultural Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.