Associate Director

Posted on 09/11/2019

Associate Director
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Associate Director manages marketing, the design of print materials, high-level programs, and the website for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and is a key team member of the staff. The position is full-time and year-round with required evening and weekend activities. Considerable in-state travel is required. This position reports to Executive Director as required ensuring the success of OVAC’s marketing and community relation efforts and is a team member for all of OVAC’s activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Director in managing on-going operation, improvement, and growth of the organization
  • Play a leadership role in nurturing new partnerships and managing on-going relationships between OVAC and community organizations, businesses, and educational institutions
  • Provide responsive and noble leadership to ensure programs align with strategic priorities
  • Act as an ambassador for OVAC at community arts events


  • Manage and implement social media and marketing plan that aligns with strategic goals
  • Create and post content for all social media platforms
  • Create and disseminate press releases for all events and programs
  • Actively work to increase OVAC’s visibility and awareness
  • Monitor marketing analytics and produce reports for the Board
  • Manage and update the website daily
  • Work with graphic designers to create all print materials and coordinate printing and distribution
  • Create graphics for social media and other minimal graphics as needed


  • Manage and coordinate OVAC’s high-level programs, currently including Art 365, Concept, and Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship
  • Assist the Executive Director in the regular evaluation of programs ensuring all programs are mission-driven and align with strategic priorities
  • Assist the Executive Director in editing and planning for Art Focus Oklahoma


  • Be a true team player and work closely to support other OVAC staff members as needed
  • Be a key participant in supporting a culture that prioritizes teamwork

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design, marketing/PR, art history, nonprofit administration, or related degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Collaborative disposition skilled in working as part of productive teams
  • Acute detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
  • Performs superiority customer service with high expectations for quality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think creatively, and problem-solve
  • Self-aware of own strengths and weaknesses and how those fit within a team dynamic
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Aptitude in learning new technology quickly
  • Proficiency in word processing, email, social media, databases, and some skill in Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Love for the arts!

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to sit and work at a computer majority of the work day
  • Ability to assist with installing artwork, moving walls and pedestals, and other physical labor as needed
  • Ability to drive with reliable transportation

Salary starts at $37,500. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, sick leave, matching retirement program, and health insurance. Employee will receive training as needed.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references: 
Krystle Brewer, Executive Director, [email protected].

For priority consideration, apply by September 30th. Position will remain open until filled.