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Oklahoma Arts Council Job Opportunities

Community Arts Director

Department: Oklahoma Arts Council

County Location: Oklahoma
Posting Date: October 26, 2015
Open Until Filled

The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, is seeking a Community Arts Director. This is a full-time unclassified state position with 401(a) and 457(b) tax deferred retirement plans and insurance benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance.  Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $50,000.

The Community Arts Director is responsible for administering the Oklahoma Arts Council’s community arts grant program which is designed to enhance Oklahoma’s audience based arts programs, such as festivals, exhibitions, and performances. This position also manages the Cultural District Initiative, Performing Artist Roster, Oklahoma’s New and Emerging Arts Leaders program, and the Oklahoma Presenters Network. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. This position reports to the Deputy Director.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a specific arts discipline, arts administration, nonprofit management, or a related field. Candidate must have a minimum of three years experience in the arts and culture, nonprofit, community development, or creative sector, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Other qualifications:

Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via email to: No phone calls, please.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Marketing and Communications Intern


The Oklahoma Arts Council seeks junior, senior, or graduate level college student interns to advance the arts industry in Oklahoma by assisting with the agency’s marketing, communications, and public relations efforts. A minimum commitment of eight hours per week for one semester or summer session is required. Responsibilities may include writing and editing, database management, research, data analysis, social media management, event planning, and customer service.


General responsibilities may include the following:




Submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio via email to the Director of Marketing and Communications, Joel Gavin, at

The Oklahoma Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer