JOB TITLE: Artist Support Associate
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Full-time
REPORTS TO: Director of Artist Support
Salary: $45,000/year annually plus health/transit/retirement benefits
Location: Flexible, remote possible with occasional Travel to St. Paul, MN
POSTING DATE: August 2022
The Artist Support Associate manages key services and support for artists, such as ACF’s Help Desk, Opportunities Listings, and composer gatherings. Working closely with the Director of Artist Support, they help to ensure consistent and timely communication, clear opportunities for engagement, and strong relationships with our artist community.
The successful candidate is committed to ACF’s mission to support and advocate for today’s music creators within a racial equity framework. They are comfortable with digital platforms and enjoy communicating with people from diverse cultural and musical perspectives.
ACF supports and advocates for individuals and groups creating music today by demonstrating the vitality and relevance of their art. We connect artists with collaborators, organizations, audiences, and resources. Through storytelling, publications, recordings, hosted gatherings, and industry leadership, we activate equitable opportunities for artists. We provide direct funding and mentorship to a broad and diverse field of music creators, highlighting those who have been historically excluded from participation.
Our commitment to being a racially equitable organization guides us and our work. ACF’s Board and staff engage in continued intentional learning about the practice and principles of anti-racism, and we support an ecosystem that is equitable as well as inclusive. To this end, we have moved away from a paid membership model and now provides our resources to all music creators. In addition, ACF has changed its in-house record label, innova, to be more accessible to recording artists and acquired the multimedia hub I CARE IF YOU LISTEN to center and amplify the artists’ narratives through a diverse team of contributors.
We seek to attract candidates who support our new priorities and strongly encourage individuals who identify as BIPOC and/or other underrepresented identities to apply. (Please click here to read our statement of commitment to racial equity.)
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Artist Support Associate manages and maintains ACF’s Opportunities Listings, Help Desk, webinar series, monthly artist newsletters and composer meet-up; they contribute to ACF’s social media promotions and campaigns. Reporting to the Director of Artist Support, this position helps to advocate for equitable fees, engagements, and awards for composers, and supports all of ACF’s funding and mentorship programs. They are a first point of contact when answering inquiries and directing artists to free resources and contacts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Serve as primary contact for all inquiries from artists, individuals, and organizations seeking resources and consulting.
● Collaborate with ACF staff to develop webinars, meet-ups, and resources; manage related events (contract guests, create promotional copy, track budget).
● Manage, edit, and contribute to Artist Services webpages built in WordPress, including the Help Desk and Opportunities Listings.
● Work with Systems and Technology Manager to ensure effective workflow, e.g. tracking inquiries, collecting feedback collection, building recruitment.
● Support Artist Advisory Council activities (Director of Artist Support is main liaison).
● Create and distribute monthly artist newsletter with curated opportunities, events, and resources.
● Assist in promotion of ACF activities and resources through social media posts, publications, and external communications.
● Serve as primary contact for staff, ACF program winners, and organizations looking to promote ACF and new music initiatives.
An ideal candidate is enthusiastic about ACF’s mission and supporting music creators. They are committed to racial equity and share the organization’s values of leadership, anti-racism, courage, support, and curiosity. The successful candidate must be highly organized and enjoy communicating with diverse perspectives and approaches, especially in a “service” role. They are comfortable with digital platforms; knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Google workspace preferred.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Travel required.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter which addresses why you are interested in this position and how you will contribute to ACF’s stated mission at this link https://smrtr.io/bqbBy
Please contact ACF staff only if you are unable to access the online platform or need additional accommodations.
Position is open until filled. Applications received by September 23, will be reviewed first.
Three references will be requested from those invited to interview. All inquiries will be held in confidence.
A national organization, we value the opportunity to be based in Minnesota, where our office is located. We prefer the person in this position live in Minnesota, and can offer a modest moving package, but are open to individuals working remotely if they are willing to travel 5-6 times a year to St. Paul, Minnesota and other parts of the U.S. where programs may be taking place. (Read more about the beautiful landscape and offerings of Minnesota – it’s more than snow!).