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Public Engagement Coordinator | McColl Center for Art + Engagement (Charlotte, NC)

The Public Engagement Coordinator supports the Artistic Director in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of all on-site public programs and off-site community-based projects. A key member of the MCAI curatorial team, this position works closely with artists-in-residence and acts as the liaison between the artists and community partners. The ideal candidate will be a relationship builder and community connector with knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. Regular evening and weekend hours required.

  • Coordinate public programs, including administrative support, managing internal communications, booking travel and accommodations, managing registration, handling logistics with partners and vendors, processing payments, and overseeing budgets
  • Contribute to planning and production meetings with the curatorial team
  • Coordinate program setup and breakdown; facilitate when necessary
  • Deliver high quality programs in support of diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Work directly with artists-in-residence to coordinate community-based projects
  • Identify community partners, make introductions, manage communication, and continuously act as liaison for the Center
  • Steward partner relationships and distribute/collect assessments
  • Attend relevant community meetings and events
  • Source materials and vendors to support program activities within the approved budget
  • Identify staffing needs for public programs and work with appropriate staff to secure assistance
  • Manage volunteers during public programs
  • Enter public program dates and related attendance numbers in Altru and Outlook
  • Staff the front desk as needed, providing visitor services and logistical support for public programs
  • Manage calendar and arrange travel plans for the Artistic Director
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, art education or equivalent experience
  • Two to three years experience working in a cultural organization strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement public programs and events
  • Experience developing relationships with cultural, educational, and social organizations
  • Passionate interest in the role of art in society
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and organized self-starter
  • Public speaking skills; comfortable interfacing with the public
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications.

Public Engagement Coordinator
Reports to Artistic Director
One-year contract position; no benefits 
30 hours weekly @ $30,000/annum

Please submit a CV and cover letter (Word or PDF) to by June 15, 2017. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
McColl Center values workplace diversity. Applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, or disability.