The United Theatre seeks a coordinator for new music school program


Arts Education Coordinator
Full-time: Tuesday-Saturday 12:30pm – 8:30pm
$40,000 – $44,000 annual salary.


The United Theatre is seeking a positive, energetic, and self-motivated individual who will be responsible for coordinating operations as we launch our music school program in partnership with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, and as we develop additional arts education programming. The Coordinator will be responsible for the arts education scheduling and a variety of administrative duties.

The Arts Education Coordinator is an achievement focused, dependable, detail oriented, skilled communicator with excellent customer service and organizational skills. The Coordinator will support The United’s educational programming and partnerships in line with the Organization’s mission, vision, and values. This employee will serve as the point of contact and primary greeter for students and families and will be an ambassador for our programming in the community.

The Arts Education Coordinator works under the general supervision of the Executive Director.

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FirstWorks seeks an education director


FirstWorks Education Director

FirstWorks is a Providence, Rhode Island-based non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs.

The Education Program Director will lead the growth and expansion of FirstWorks Education program and will have significant responsibilities and opportunities to design and manage the program, as we embrace virtual program offerings and continue our traditional in-school model. FirstWorks is looking for an innovator, builder and manager in leading our Education Program. The ideal candidate thrives in fast-paced environments and can provide leadership at both the macro level (systematic design and refinement of the program) and micro level (operational implementation).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • In accordance with FirstWorks Education Logic Model, work with Executive Artistic Director to set long-term strategy and vision for FW Education program.
  • Collaborate with Program Director to develop and design Arts Learning engagement opportunities based on artistic programming. Set goals for the Education team that align with overall organizational strategic goals. Clearly define both short-term and long-term goals for both in-person and online programs.
  • Advance racial equity through diverse partnerships and programming.
  • Develop and cultivate ongoing strategic partnerships with RI Schools, educators, administrators practitioners, other organizations that support public school students, and community stakeholders. Facilitate regular meetings and touchpoints with these partners.
  • Hire and supervise Education Project Managers and other education team staff, effectively delegate tasks, clearly communicate expectations and goals, facilitate regular team meetings, set clear and specific meeting agendas, and provide regular feedback.
  • Develop plans for the implementation of programs (from start to finish), including establishing milestones, deadlines, and processes
  • Troubleshoot and proactively remedy challenges.
  • Develop resources for the education program, including cultivating funding opportunities, participation in grant proposal planning, preparation, and tracking and compliance with reporting requirements education/outreach programs.
  • Work with marketing team to develop communications that engage broad and diverse audiences, including education video assets.
  • Represent FirstWorks at community events and make presentations throughout the community.
  • Manage fiscal tracking of education budget.
  • Analyze data and generate reports on education programming.
  • Staff performance/event duty as assigned.

Desired skills/experience

  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • Relevant experience in arts administration, project management, arts education, teaching, or education policy experience.
  • Experience working with educational partners preferred.
  • Experience working with cultural nonprofits preferred.
  • Knowledge of arts-learning integration models & best practices, and RIDE common core.
  • Familiarity with issues related to arts and education trends.
  • Ability to represent the organization in conversations with educators, parents and community leaders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Facile knowledge/user of software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines, databases), familiarity with SalesForce/Patron Manager, Asana a plus.
  • Commitment to connecting art with audiences and FirstWorks core values:
    • Creativity and artistic excellence
    • Partnership model
    • Arts potential for social impact

Anticipated salary

$45,000 – $50,000. This is a full time position to start on April 15, 2021.

How to apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to

Benefits include health and dental insurance, vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Link to job description on FirstWorks website.

Providence’s Art, Culture + Tourism seeks bids for Public Art Management Services candidates

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism seeks bids from qualified candidates for public art management services. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional public art administrator or firm to help ACT administer the historic application of Providence’s percent for art ordinance and to manage the City’s first commissions for permanent work in the ACT Public Art Landmark and Civic Infrastructure trajectories.

The Request For Proposals is available online, click here:

Additional information
  • A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11,  from 3-4pm via ZOOM Meeting ID: 878 9094 3272 Passcode: 272861.
    (We are working on a second date – stay tuned!)
  • The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 at 2:15pm.
  • Applicants should take care to read all instructions carefully.
  • Please direct questions relative to the bidding process, how to fill out forms, and how to submit a bid to Purchasing Agent

More about Providence’s Art in City Life Commission, public art master plan, and ACT Public Art initiative, click here:

This is an 18-month long contract for $75,000, with the possibility of renewal.