Program Manager

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Nashville, TN

Arts, Entertainment & Media , Community & Nonprofit

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Program Manager oversees the day-to-day management of the Arts & Business Council’s four ongoing key programs, as well as a number of other one-off services in support of Greater Nashville’s creative economy. The key programs are: 1 ) Education: monthly seminars covering topics of broad concern in the arts community, as well as the annual Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training program; 2) Arts Boar d Matching: a comprehensive board training program curriculum each fall that includes matching professional participants with arts nonprofit boards for service; 3) WorkCreative: project-based creativity workshops in the workplace; and 4) Fisca l Sponsorship: an incubator that makes it possible for arts projects and groups to receive tax-deductible grants and donations. Additionally, this position plays an integral support role in the fundraising, marketing, and community outreach for the organization.

● Plan and manage Education, Arts Board Matching, WorkCreative, and Fiscal Sponsorship programs year-round
● Employ strategic and innovative thinking to identify new program development and/or expansion opportunities
● Support Executive Director in board relations by attending meetings, and preparing materials and minutes
● Assist in management of Program Committee of the board, preparing agendas and leading bi-monthly meetings

● Lead coordination and execution of organization’s marketing efforts in partnership with PR Consultant
● Design, prepare, and coordinate content for email promotions and social media channels
● Maintain website by working with provider to further develop site as needed/appropriate, and keep information timely and up-to-date

● Prepare solicitation letters, sponsorship proposals, and grants for program support
● Implement sponsor recognition strategy and prepare all donor thank you letter acknowledgements
● Plan, manage, a nd promote Arts Immersion, the Arts & Business Council’s annual fundraising event in
conjunction with Executive Director and a community volunteer committee
● Support organizational fundraising efforts through meetings with business prospects to cultivate and maintain relationships and promote program participation

● Perform QuickBooks accounting system data entry, reconciling bank accounts, etc.
● With Executive Director, hire and manage 2-5 administrative/communications interns per year

Position Requirements

● At least two years of experience working in a nonprofit or business setting
● Bachelor’s degree preferred
● Past experience in the arts a plus
● Operations and/or program management experience a plus
● Fundraising and/or grant-writing experience a plus
● Marketing and/or graphic design experience a plus

Characteristics, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● Passion for serving the Greater Nashville arts community
● Strong organizational and time management skills
● Dynamic self-starter with a high degree of professional independence, initiative and self-discipline
● Collaborative mindset and proven ability to work with a variety of people and environments
● Strategic and creative thinker
● Excellent public and interpersonal relations skills
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Competency in office software applications including Microsoft Office Suite
● Comfort using databases—Salesforce experience a plus, but not required
● Experience with Quickbooks or other bookkeeping software a plus, but not required

Environmental Conditions & Physical Demands
● The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms; use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.
● The work environment will require driving, walking, standing, bending and carrying of items weighing 1-15 lbs. Also, the employee must have manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity.
● Some repetitive motion is involved.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and cover letter to with “Program Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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