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Community Arts Development Coordinator
El Museo del Barrio


The East Harlem Community Arts Development Project (CADP), funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, is a 14-month initiative to strengthen the capacity of the East Harlem arts community as well as the cultural fabric of the neighborhood. This effort is being led by a group of leaders and artists who have engaged in efforts to highlight and expand community access as well as recognition and appreciation for the artistic heritage of the East Harlem.

This work is intended to deliver capacity building opportunities for individuals, organizations and programs within the community that support and/or engage stakeholders who are working to maintain community-based arts programs and neighborhood culture. Also, it is expected that this effort will support collaboration between and among multiple partners to develop experiences that will increase community engagement and interest in the arts and culture of East Harlem.

The East Harlem CADP seeks a Community Arts Manager who is a skilled facilitator and planner to execute the outreach and capacity building strategies that are required for the project’s success.


• Formulate goals and objectives based on input from the CADP coalition; establish and coordinate sub-committees and ad-hoc working groups to achieve project outcomes

• Execute the work plan created by the CADP coalition

• Build collaborations that strengthen and support community based arts programs, activities and cultural experiences • Schedule, convene and facilitate meetings with the CADP coalition, community-based partners and stakeholders as needed to implements goals and objectives

• Consolidate all project data (contact lists, agendas and publications) and information, including progress reports, surveys/feedback, events and meetings for evaluation and grant reporting

• Draft grant reports and other requests from DCLA

• Conduct 1-1 meetings with community members and interested stakeholders

• Conduct grassroots outreach and community engagement


• Cultural competency and awareness of the diversity of stakeholders within East Harlem

• Knowledge of East Harlem’s cultural landscape

• Project management experience, including coalition building among multiple stakeholder groups

• Ideally, three years of experience as a project manager, community organizer, or arts educator

• Prior experience working at a community-based organization focused on arts and culture

• Experience using social media platforms for communications campaigns

• Multi-lingual preferred: English and Spanish

• Excellent verbal, writing, listening and research skills

• Detail-oriented planner with focus on prioritizing results-driven engagements

• Weekends and evenings meetings will sometimes be required

• Ability to canvass and survey the neighborhood of East Harlem

• Personable personality

• Knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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Please forward cover letter, and resume, with the Community Arts Development Coordinator in the subject line via email to No phone calls, please.

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NYC AiE Roundtable