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BOPA seeks Community Arts Specialist

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is a non-profit arts and events organization charged with making Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city. The organization’s programs include city-wide special events and festivals (Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, parades, fireworks) as well as management of historic sites and cultural facilities (School 33 Art Center, Top of the World Observation Level, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, The Cloisters). As the City’s designated arts council, BOPA administers arts education and cultural programs, awards grants, and coordinates the 1% Public Art Program.


The Community Arts Specialist is a full-time regular, exempt position reporting to the Director of Cultural Affairs. The position is a member of the Public Art Program team, responsible for coordinating public art projects in the City of Baltimore.


Oversee the Baltimore Mural Program, including developing new projects, managing the development and content of the website (in progress), supervise restorations & mural collections management.

Oversee Art@Work which is an arts-based workforce development program for teens

Oversee the Neighborhood Lights program in conjunction with Light City

Oversee two public art grant programs; the Transformative Art Prize and Lots Alive, both of which work with neighborhoods and artists to create significant works of public art in communities.

Develop and cultivate community partnerships that enhance BOPA programs and activities.

Work with city agencies, the Public Art Commission (PAC), public art staff, artists, architects and others to coordinate the design, production and installation of public art projects throughout the city to ensure that the city’s public art is of the highest quality.

Attend PAC meetings to report on current and upcoming projects in portfolio to keep the PAC informed on the status of projects.

Work with the CA team to develop and execute the visual arts components of festivals produced by BOPA, including Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, Light City, etc.

Perform various functions as assigned to support other events and projects produced by BOPA.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and experience coordinating public art projects. Additional required skills:

Bachelor’s degree in an arts discipline

3 years professional experience in the arts.

Project management experience

Experience with public art projects

Excellent writing and speaking skills

Demonstrated problem solving abilities

Ability to establish priorities and work effectively with various constituencies

Familiarity with local artists and arts organizations

Proficiency in Microsoft computer programs (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision coverage and retirement plan.

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume (with your name and job title in subject line) as one pdf document by July 24, 2017 to: [email protected]. No Phone Calls Accepted

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to mirror the rich diversity of Baltimore City in our staffing and programming while emphasizing cultural equity. Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people-including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion-are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial and informational resources.

Employer Name:
Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
Job Title:
Community Arts Specialist
Job Submission Requirements:
Submit cover letter and resume (with your name and job title in subject line) as one pdf document by July 24, 2017 to: [email protected]. No Phone Calls Accepted

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