Arts Education Coordinator

November 12, 2018 12:50 PM | Johanna Kim

Arts Education Coordinator

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to support RACC’s responsibilities in coordinating services to school districts funded by the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF or arts tax) and to assist in communicating a community vision for equitable education through the arts.

Status:                         Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week); non-exempt

Schedule:                    M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00PM (Flexibility may also be required to accommodate some early morning and evening committee meetings and events.)

Supervisor:                 Director of Arts Education

Compensation:         $18-$20 per hour + benefits

Benefits:                     Medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

RACC's Mission, Core Values, and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

RACC’s mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right, a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences, and a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture and that celebrates and supports its artists and arts and cultural organizations. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions. 

Position Summary:

The Arts Education Coordinator supports RACC’s responsibilities in coordinating services to school districts funded by the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF or arts tax) and assists in communicating a community vision for equitable education through the arts. This position plays a vital role in sharing the impact of arts education through the design of collateral materials, event coordination, documentation of services and maintenance of records.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·      Assist with the development and maintenance of RACC’s arts education webpage content and an online system to share community arts education services

·      Oversee systems to collect, manage and report data on arts education services

·      Support all AEAF associated programming with planning, design and promotion, including but not limited to community events and professional development for arts specialists

·      Communicate with constituents and the public at large about RACC’s arts education efforts through social media outlets, the RACC website, and other existing or newly developed avenues

·      Collect stories and document arts education programming through videography, photography, audio recording, editing, and other documentation methods

·      In collaboration with the Director of Arts Education, design arts education collateral materials and presentations for both internal purposes and public events

·      Provide source material to RACC communications manager to build content and features on RACC’s website, for press releases, newsletters and other publications

·      Attend and support meetings of RACC’s Arts Education Committee, two AEAF related working groups, and gatherings of arts organizations that provide education services.

·      Maintain records of AEAF funded education expenses

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

·      Four years of pertinent work, volunteer, or education experience

·      Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing, orally, and through the use of computer technology

·      Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately to coordinate workloads and multiple, simultaneous deadlines

·      Experience in graphic design, video and audio documentation and editing including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

·      Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment

·      Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

·      Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • ·         Experience working in a public education setting
  • ·         Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and FileMaker Pro


About the Regional Arts & Culture Council

RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources. RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Read more about our work.


About the Arts Education and Access Fund

In November of 2012, 62% of Portland voters approved what is known as the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF) or “arts tax.” Thanks to the arts tax, every elementary school in Portland now has at least one art, music or dance teacher on staff—91 teachers in all six school districts (Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Portland Public, Reynolds and Riverdale). The AEAF funds one arts specialist for every 500 students.  


To Apply:

  • Submit your application by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018. You may submit online at:, by postal mail, or in person at: RACC, Attn: Arts Education Coordinator, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209.
Please include a cover letter and resume.


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