Program Manager (part-time or full-time) 

Job Description

Architreasures’s Program Manager serves as a key staff member responsible for the planning and implementation of neighborhood-based arts programming and community art / design projects across multiple sites in Chicago. The Program Manager oversees program teams including artists, designers, interns, and volunteers; facilitates community participation in the project development process; and supports the continuous growth of Architreasures’ community engaged art and design practice. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out research and discovery to identify needs and opportunities with partnering organizations and communities

  • Develop scope, objectives, and timelines for public art, design/ build and placemaking/placekeeping projects

  • Facilitate community engagement opportunities and stakeholder meetings as part of project design and production process

  • Develop and plan hands-on art-making workshops and community events at program sites including affordable housing developments, social services and schools

  • Manage the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding of artists, subcontractors, interns, volunteers and community liaisons

  • Manage collaboration and work flow among program team members and with partnering program sites

  • Coordinate project supply needs and deliveries, related logistics and program schedules

  • Ensure delivery of quality community arts experiences and final art/design products

  • Develop and maintain program documentation, reporting and participant tracking tools



  • BA and 3-5 years of relevant experience with community arts/cultural programming, social/community design, architecture and/or other related fields


  • Working knowledge and experience developing community arts programming, public art work, design/ build projects and/or other types of placemaking/placekeeping initiatives

  • Demonstrated success working in low to moderate income neighborhoods and communities of color.

Knowledge, Skills, Capabilities

  • Ability to recruit and manage creative teams and promote collaboration with diverse community stakeholders.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, able to connect with varied audiences

  • Strong planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and reporting requirements, and work within budgets

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Autocad, and / or other design software strongly desired.


  • Interest and commitment to supporting equitable community development through art and design

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, on Sat and evenings as needed, and travel between multiple program locations. 


Title: Program Manager
Status: Part-time or Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: Negotiable, based on experience  

Architreasures provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preferences, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran's status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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