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Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Jewish Life

Jewish Community Center

Job Description

Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Jewish Life

The Katz JCC is looking for a hands-on, enthusiastic Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Jewish Life to join our JCC family and community in South Jersey. The Coordinator will work with the Associate Executive Director to set the vision and operational plan for the Katz JCC Cultural Arts programs. Decisions will be made that blend and balance mission fulfillment, community demand for entertainment/learning opportunities and financial sustainability. The role's day-to-day responsibilities are to manage regular, ongoing department needs, which includes oversight of year-round book festival events, Jewish Film Festival, and ad-hoc Jewish, cultural, and arts programming.

The JCC is a non-profit social services agency founded upon Jewish ethics and values. Committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the entire community, the JCC strengthens Jewish identity and enriches quality of life through diversified social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs. The JCC provides the total community with a forum for open dialogue and offers inclusive wellness, education, and community services for members and guests of all backgrounds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create a 2–3-year vision for the Katz JCC Arts, Culture and Jewish life department that includes the promotion and creation of cultural arts programs that are strategically aligned with the interests of the community and the mission of the agency.
  • Manage all elements of the Katz JCC Festival of Arts, Books & Culture and The Katz JCC Jewish Film Festival including the curation, development and coordination of high-quality events and programs.
  • Negotiate, prepare, administer and monitor contracts and agreements with book publishers, speakers, agents, authors and others involved in the delivery of adult cultural arts programs and activities.
  • Manage both the book festival and film festival committees and recruit new volunteers that represent new programmatic elements of the department.
  • Responsible for the creation and oversight of the department budget.
  • Work with the Development department to identify potential corporate sponsors for the department and provide information on programming impact for existing sponsors.
  • Develop and deepen partnerships with Jewish and secular arts and culture stakeholders with an interest in serving the Jewish community.
  • Coordinate cultural arts programming and activities with other JCC departments as well as outside agencies.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for all Arts and Culture programs at the Katz JCC and represent the JCC in discussions on arts and culture (literary and film).
  • Prepare and present department and program reporting on an ongoing basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend events as needed.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Five or more years of experience in cultural arts or related program development; knowledge of local arts community a plus.
  • Seven or more years of managerial experience.
  • Previous experience working in Arts & Culture at a JCC, or Jewish agency highly beneficial.
  • High energy person with an entrepreneurial spirit and a flexible, creative and collaborative disposition.
  • Collaborative team player who displays professionalism and can interface with varying levels of professionals and outreach and network across cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Exceptional oral communication skills and strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Excellent communications skills and volunteer management that spans internal and external markets.
  • Experience in the creation, implementation, and management of event and departmental budgets.

EEO Statement:

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and our family of agencies, is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon a person’s actual or perceived gender, race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital/civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, veteran or military status, disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions, or other legally protected characteristics.

The Federation participates in the E-Verify program.

The Federation is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via the link on this posting. EOE

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