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Employment Opportunities

Program officers

The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified candidates for two program officer positions.

The responsibilities and requirements for each of the two positions are described below.

Interested individuals must apply online, through the State of Minnesota Job Postings Web site:State of Minnesota's online Job Search Web portal.

From the DEPARTMENT drop-down menu, select ARTS BOARD Then click SEARCH.


Program officer

This position exists to manage Arts Board grant programs and services that: 1) Expand access to and engagement with the arts for underserved groups, and 2) Promote lifelong learning in the arts.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Manage three Arts Board grant programs with current annual budgets as follows: Arts Access — $2.2 million Partners in Arts Participation — $684,000 Arts Learning — $2.4 million
  • Serve as the board's accessibility coordinator and manage special accessibility initiatives.
  • Candidates for this position must have:

  • A bachelor's degrees in arts, arts education, arts therapy, or other related field
  • At least three years experience working professionally as an artist or administrator in a nonprofit arts organization, in an arts education setting, or in arts programming for a human services organizations

This position is available on the Job Postings Web site. The deadline for this position is Monday, December 1, 2014.


Program officer

This position exists to manage Arts Board programs that support and promote folk and traditional artists, and provide opportunities for Minnesotans to engage with new or different artists and arts experiences through festivals and tours.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Manage three Arts Board grant programs with current annual budgets as follows: Folk and Traditional Arts — $585,000 Minnesota Festival Support — $475,000 Arts Tour Minnesota — $1.6 million
  • Develop and manage folk and traditional arts initiatives and field projects.
  • Candidates for this position must have:

  • A bachelor's degrees in arts, arts education, folk arts, or folk life
  • At least three years experience working professionally as an artist or administrator in a nonprofit arts organization, in a touring or presenting organization, in folk and traditional arts or folk life, or other related fields

This position will be posted on the Job Posings Web site on November 24. The deadline for this position is Monday, December 22, 2014.


Other opportunities with the State of Minnesota can be found at the State of Minnesota employment Website.

The Arts Board is looking for volunteer grant advisory panel members and qualified interns to work in a variety of areas.


If you are looking for other positions in the arts, please visit the job board offered on the Springboard for the Arts Web site.

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