Spokane Arts envisions a region enlivened by arts, culture and creativity, and a regional arts ecosystem that is vibrant and equitable. We serve the Spokane region through grantmaking, arts programming, professional development, and advocacy. We foster creativity by providing direct support to individuals, groups, organizations and businesses in the creative sector, and promote arts and culture to the wider community.
We’re seeking a part-time Community Navigator who wants to build community through culture, support artists, grow the creative economy, and have fun doing it. The Community Navigator will conduct citywide community engagement to provide education, awareness, tools and resources for a City of Spokane-funded arts/culture grant opportunity in 2023. This new, one-time grant funding will spur economic development in the creative sector by investing a small portion of the City of Spokane’s distribution of federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding into arts & culture nonprofits, performing arts venues, creative businesses, and individual artists. The Community Navigator will create awareness of the funding opportunity, educate community members about basic eligibility criteria, then refer them to Grants Administrator for application support. The Community Navigator position is a limited contract between February 21, 2023 to May 12, 2023 (roughly 11 weeks.)
We strongly encourage applications from people underrepresented in arts administration, especially Indigenous and POC communities. Spokane Arts recognizes that structural inequities in the U.S. have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, geography, and more. We strive to counter those inequities in our work, and we’re working to build an organization that reflects the diversity of our arts community and region, including staff, board members, consultants, volunteers, and other collaborators.
Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10 at the latest. (By “cover letter” we simply mean an email or attachment describing your interest in this specific role and your qualifications.) Please make the email subject line “Community Navigator position.”