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Careers

We're Hiring!

As threats to artistic freedom reach new heights globally, the fight to protect and uphold the right to artistic expression has become more critical than ever. We are pleased to share that we are currently hiring for one position. The ARC team is a dedicated, passionate, and caring group of people from around the world, and we would love to welcome you to our team. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Coordinator, Protection Programs

ARC seeks a protection programs coordinator to support the senior manager for protection programs on a variety of protection initiatives, particularly in facilitating ARC’s grantmaking and referral programs. This dynamic role offers the unique opportunity to work directly with artists at risk and the organizations dedicated to their support and is ideal for someone with a passion for human rights and arts. As the ARC’s protection program grows, so will the opportunities for professional development. The role requires an individual who is adept at managing multiple projects, tracking critical deliverables, and performing a diverse range of tasks. This is a full-time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Coordination:

  • Lead efforts alongside the senior manager to craft and execute a comprehensive grantmaking and protection strategy tailored for artists facing risks
  • Proactively monitor incoming requests for assistance and manage the grant application process, ensuring responsive communication with artists at risk

Research and Advocacy:

  • Conduct in-depth research into human rights and artistic freedom issues pertinent to the applicants’ situations and meticulously verify allegations of risk
  • Keep abreast of global trends and specific threats to artistic freedom; create articulate and impactful press materials and advocacy letters in response to these threats.

Financial Administration:

  • Execute financial transactions for approved grants, working in concert with the finance department and external intermediaries to ensure seamless fund transfers

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Serve as a primary liaison between at-risk artists and a diverse array of partners, including NGOs, art residencies, fellowships, academic institutions, and entities like the OHCHR

Strategic Planning:

  • Collaboratively design and implement action plans to provide targeted assistance to at-risk artists under the guidance of the senior manager.

Event and Workshop Facilitation:

  • Facilitate the organization and execution of coordination calls, public programs, workshops, and training sessions to advance program objectives

Project Management:

  • Vigilantly track and manage project tasks and timelines to guarantee that program initiatives advance according to plan

Data Management:

  • Undertake the collection, cleaning, and refinement of program data to enhance tracking systems, providing a reliable basis for grant reporting and program evaluation 

Reporting:

  • Contribute to preparing grant reports, documenting program activities and outcomes for stakeholders

Additional Duties:

  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by the senior manager, contributing to the overall success of the protection programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in political science, international relations, anthropology, or human rights and social justice-related field
  • One to three years of professional experience with grantmaking, paralegal work, social work, resettlement, and social justice issues. Experience working specifically in the human rights or arts sectors is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English AND an additional language are required
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission and values of ARC, including human rights and artistic freedom
  • Relevant non-profit and/or project management experience preferred
  • Superb organizational and process management skills, including demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, identify creative solutions to implementation challenges, and advance multiple projects effectively
  • Proactive and able to self-manage, prioritize work assignments, and balance multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player with the ability to work on diverse teams with accountability and responsibility
  • Experience with online databases, G-suite, and forms
  • Sensitivity to the needs and circumstances of threatened artists, activists, human rights defenders and/or victims of trauma and the organizations that serve them; experience handling sensitive information securely and confidentially a plus
  • Commitment to ARC’s mission, centered on the celebration and defense of free expression for all. Willingness to defend the right to engage in speech that may be offensive and discomfiting and that reflects a wide range of political opinions and ideologies. ARC promotes open and respectful dialogue across differences, and we work to allow a diversity of perspectives to flourish.
  • Commitment to ARC’s advocacy and support for writers, artists, and their allies around the world, without regard to the ideology or actions of their country’s government

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

We offer competitive compensation and full benefits. The salary range for this position is $50k-65k, commensurate with experience and the benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision health insurance, paid time off, ten paid holidays, pre-tax commuter benefits, and a 403b retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and the contact information for three references. Please submit the entire application to arc@artistsatriskconnection.org. Please use the position title and your name as the subject of your email (for example, “ARC Coordinator, Protection Programs – Jane Doe”).

Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls, please.

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