Location and Job Title:
Arts, Culture, and Community Program Director
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246
The Arts, Culture, and Community Program Director will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, guidance, oversight, budgeting, grant management, fundraising and ongoing direction for JCC Arts, Culture, and Community programming. The ideal candidate has a strong programming acumen with experience in and a passion for arts and culture. Programs under the oversight of this position include Jewish life, Community and Arts programming, LGBTQIA+, festivals (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies, and Music Festival, Denver Jewish Film Festival, and ReelAbilities), and Wolf Theatre Academy. Weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.
Program Director Responsibilities
- Providing leadership, vision, strategy, and implementation for JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center Arts, Culture, and Community Programs department, in collaboration with GM, JCC, and Mizel Arts and Culture Center boards, staff, and community
- Providing vision, innovation, strategy, and implementation for current JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center programs including Jewish life, Community and Arts programming, LGBTQIA+, festivals (JAAMM, DJFF, and ReelAbilities), and Wolf Theatre Academy
- Providing vision, innovation, strategy, creativity, and implementation for future JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center arts, culture, and community programs
- Developing and programming the Mizel Arts and Culture Center Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies, and Music Festival (JAAMM) and the Denver Jewish Film Festival (DJFF) in coordination with the GM, program team, and Mizel Arts and Culture Center board
- Identifying emerging communities (single parents, interfaith, LGBTQIA+, special needs, and others) to engage and welcome into JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center programs
- Ensuring a world class experience for all JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center users, participants, patrons, sponsors, artists, and donors; promoting JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center mission, membership, programs, events, and charitable purpose to JCC members and the public; and cultivating a "J journey" for all program participants to drive community engagement, membership acquisition, and retention
- Developing and managing programming financials, fundraising, sponsorships, grants, marketing, and contracts in collaboration with and in support of associated shared services departments (such as Marketing Department or Fundraising Department)
- Reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) that capture performance results of programs to GM, JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center boards
- Acting as a responsive and proactive liaison with SCFD, donors, sponsors, board, partners, artists, agents, and community
- Implementing partnerships and other opportunities that are beneficial to JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center
- Solving problems communicated by users, participants, patrons, donors, staff, board, and
- Ensuring JCC and Mizel Arts and Culture Center policies and procedures and all relevant Federal, State, Local, an OSHA safety rules and regulations are followed
- Collaborating with Production Manager to advance program events
- Supervising programming staff, other assigned staff, volunteers, and contractors as appropriate
- Providing career coaching, mentoring, and personal development for assigned staff and volunteers
- Staying up to date in industry by participating in conferences, seminars, training, and other relevant opportunities
- Acting as "manager-on-duty" for in-person programs and events as needed
- Bachelor's degree in arts management, non-profit management, business, marketing, or
- 2 - 4 years of demonstrated programming experience in arts and culture
- 1 - 2 years of demonstrated supervisory experience in a related field
- Demonstrated experience programming live entertainment, festivals, and/or film screenings
- Collaborative and consensus-building management style
- Knowledge of principles of non-profit business management, marketing, and
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles of event management
- Master's degree in arts management, non-profit management, business, marketing, or
- Experience administering SCFD funding
- Experience cultivating donors and sponsors
- 5+ years of demonstrated arts management experience in a theater and/or venue setting
- General understanding or working knowledge of Judaism and Jewish values or willingness
55,000 - 65,000
For nearly 100 years, Denver's Jewish Community Center (the "JCC") has strived to build a community where everyone belongs. The center was founded in 1922 as a place of refuge for the Jewish people of Denver, where they could safely gather under one roof to celebrate their cultural heritage.
Since then, the JCC has evolved into something more - more than a single building, more than just a gathering place, and more than individual departments and programs. Today, the JCC is an inclusive community that extends beyond its walls in which they do business. Today, the doors are open to anyone who wants to celebrate life and be a part of something more.
The JCC community is able to take advantage of a rich variety of programming that includes day and overnight camps, arts and culture programs, the early learning school, fitness and aquatics, and tennis.
A subsidiary of the JCC, the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center ("MACC") illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, and literary arts for the Jewish community and the community at large. Historically, the Mizel Arts and Culture Center has served over 26,000 people a year through a variety of programs and events that serve a broad demographic of cultural patrons.