Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking an enthusiastic Public Art Coordinator to lead the Spaceworks Artscapes program. This includes several dynamic and public-facing art projects, including the historic Woolworth Windows in Downtown Tacoma, a city-wide Rapid Mural program, community-based permanent murals, an outdoor video gallery, artist studios, creative space listings, and other special projects.
Since 2010, Spaceworks Tacoma has provided business training, public art programming, and creative activation of underutilized spaces throughout Tacoma and Pierce County. The Artscapes program provides paid exhibition and display opportunities to local artists and adds vibrant art experiences for the public. The Artscapes Coordinator supports more than 50 artists each year, empowering them through display opportunities and business training resources. To view current and past projects, please visit:www.spaceworkstacoma.com/artscapes Qualities and Experience The ideal candidate is passionate about making art more accessible in Tacoma and growing artists as creative professionals and small business owners. The following roles are critical to the success of this position:
Project Manager: Balancing and organizing multiple projects while staying focused on grant and contract goals and deliverables.
Entrepreneur: Creating novel solutions that respond to emerging community needs and opportunities.
Problem-solver: Adapting to the unique needs of individual artists, projects, and site locations.
Advisor: Working one-on-one with artists to help them achieve their professional goals and connecting them with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Candidates with any of these backgrounds are encouraged to apply:
Social art practice
Urban design and planning
For areas outside of one’s expertise, the coordinator is expected to collaborate, partner, and/or contract with other professionals. On-the-job training is available to develop technical skills needed for this position (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud). Candidates should have a positive outlook and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative professional office environment. They should desire to learn new skills and grow their career. Competitive candidates should demonstrate clear written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and a commitment to recruiting and serving diverse program participants. This position reports to the Spaceworks Director and works closely with 3 other Spaceworks team members. Spaceworks is a program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit.
Essential Job Duties Administration of Artscapes Program (60%)
Developing exhibition schedules
Recruiting, coordinating applications, and booking artists
Overseeing artist contracts and property agreements
Processing payments for artists
Creating signage and exhibition labels
Developing content for website and social media
Building and maintaining public rosters of local artists and listings of creative spaces (e.g., galleries, artist studios, retail display opportunities)
Technical Assistance (15%)
Responding to requests from local artists and community partners who seek advice about public art (e.g., scope development, budgeting, application processes)
Connecting artists with resources (e.g., funding, training, grants, exhibitions)
Other Spaceworks duties (25%)
Participating in weekly team and individual meetings
Providing content and ideas for social media and monthly newsletter
Maintaining participant records in Salesforce and other databases
Assisting with annual fundraisers and special events
Tracking program data
Future growth opportunities within position
Re-imagining the Woolworth Windows: Spaceworks has assigned artists to the Woolworth Windows through the end of 2022. After more than a decade of installation art programming, we have an opportunity to revisit and reimagine the goals of the Woolworth Windows and expand to other vacant retail windows.
Compensation This is a non-exempt position. The position is full-time, 40 hours/week. Compensation is $25.50/hr. While the position requires some availability on nights and weekends, there is otherwise a flexible work schedule. This is a hybrid position, with 2-3 days in-person days based in downtown Tacoma. Benefits include:
Short- & Long-term disability insurance
AD&D insurance, dental insurance
10 paid holidays, 16 days of paid time off
ORCA transit pass
3-5 years of professional work experience
High-school diploma or GED required
Driver’s license and auto insurance
Proficient with MS Office Suite
Ability to pass a WA state criminal background check
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is ideal but not required
It is the policy of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber that employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or employee’s race; religion; color; national origin; age; sex; genetic information; the presence of a sensory, physical, or mental disability; marital status; military status; sexual orientation; gender identity; actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or on any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, evaluation, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Application Closing Date: November 15 Interviews will be conducted through December 2, with a final decision announced shortly thereafter.
Anticipated Start Date: No later than January 2, 2023
To Apply Please send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter and resume to: Michael Liang – Spaceworks Director HR@tacomachamber.org Email Subject Line: Spaceworks Public Art Coordinator
Director of the Manufacturing Industrial Council For the South Sound
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is the voice for business and strives to make the South Sound the most equitable and inclusive place to do business in Washington State. We do this by being a nimble non-profit business that can respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our members and the community. Our team is built on teamwork, creative problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset, and superior customer service.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is seeking to grow our team with a full-time Manufacturing Industrial Council Director.
The Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC) for the South Sound is the voice for the manufacturing, industrial, and maritime community. We are dedicated to safeguarding and improving people’s lives, creating a sustainable environment, and providing the jobs that anchor Washington’s economy. We promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries. This role will promote and enhance a healthy South Sound economy and our shared values of economic, social, and environmental stewardship for manufacturing and related industries that operate within the South Sound. This position reports to the President & CEO.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Time management and prioritization skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines.
Self-starter, highly motivated and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Efficient in tracking data and contact information related to the coalition and community interaction.
Comfortable interacting with executives and public officials, as well as maintaining confidentiality and exercising discernment.
Experience working on advocacy, building coalitions, and/or understanding of Manufacturing Industrial and Maritime sectors
Appreciation and basic understanding of Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the maritime, industrial, and manufacturing industries and the diverse economic engines in the region.
Staff lead for a sector based advisory council to have an impact of policy issues.
Staff lead for the Manufacturing Industrial Council program fund procurement and membership recruitment.
Active with grassroots network of supporters of Manufacturing Industrial and Maritime sectors
Represent Manufacturing Industrial and Maritime sectors at community meetings and public events
Energize and engage the community to support Manufacturing Industrial and Maritime sectors job growth in Pierce County
Preparing and offering policy statements, testimony, correspondence, articles and media interactions for upper management and/or volunteers as advocates or spokespersons for the Chamber and its goals.
Coalition development on critical issues and activities.
Oral and written communications to business, community and elected officials as necessary in implementation of job functions.
Managing MIC external relations in representing the Chamber and business community. Including MIC messaging across all communication channels including development of content for social media, website and video.
Attend Chamber meetings and events as necessary.
Identify current and newsworthy manufacturing and industrial issues to feature at Chamber events and on communication channels.
Daily engagement and interface with the maritime, industrial and manufacturing industries for business retention.
Compensation This is an exempt position. Dependent on experience the compensation range is from $60,000-$70,000/annually. This position also includes an array of benefits including ORCA transit pass, 401(k) with 4% employee match, short- & long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, dental insurance, 11 paid holidays, 16 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year.
Conditions of Work The office is a professional environment with open space for team interaction and communication. A typical workweek for this position is 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday and may require travel within the county; an occasional out-of-county travel. The work week schedule is flexible and determined by the attendance and participation in advocacy meetings and city council meetings that typically take place on weekday evenings.
To apply for the Director of the Manufacturing Industrial Council please submit a resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to submit applications is August 5, 20202.
MAKING SOUTH SOUND THE Most equitable and inclusive PLACE TO DO BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON STATE