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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts seeks Program Assistant

Program Assistant (Part Time, Grant Funded)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA) is seeking a detail-oriented individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to join us as our part-time Program Assistant. You do not need to be a lawyer or possess a J.D. to apply for this position. The Program Assistant will support our Pro Bono Legal Services programs — including our In-House Representation and Pro Bono Referral Programs, Art Law Clinic Program, and professional development materials and events — to ensure that artists and creative small businesses receive assistance with their legal-related questions and/or concerns. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills and is a cooperative, reliable team-player and self-starter.

The part-time Program Assistant role is funded by a grant from the City of Baltimore and is not a guaranteed position after the completion of the grant. The position runs for two years after the start date.

Position Duties

  • Communicate with individual artists and arts organizations regarding their needs and/or interest in pro bono legal services and educational opportunities
  • Support successful implementation of our Pro Bono Legal Services programs, including our In-House Representation and Pro Bono Referral Programs, Art Law Clinic Program, and professional development materials and events
  • Support outreach efforts to increase the public’s awareness of and access to MdVLA’s programs
  • Support surveys and data collection for MdVLA’s programs

The duties will require work on some nights and weekends.

Position Qualifications

  • Have a passion for interacting with and participating in different creative communities
  • Be a detail-oriented, self-starting, multi-tasker
  • Be comfortable communicating in-person, over the phone and over email with people from radically different backgrounds in an empathetic and pragmatic way, including artists, lawyers, and other members of the community
  • Be interested in assisting with MdVLA’s continued development of systems for equity, inclusion, and diversity within the organization
  • Have a familiarity with G Suite, Canva, and Salesforce or open to learning new administrative applications
  • Be dedicated to implementing long term systems for equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Be willing to work at an organization that continually strives to learn, improve, and grow

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Founded in 1985, MdVLA has diligently supported artists and arts organizations for thirty-eight years. Such support has included art law clinics, professional development opportunities, consultation and in-house representation, pro bono referrals, art law educational materials, impact litigation, and arts advocacy. By offering pro bono legal services to income-qualified artists, education to the general public, and advocacy, MdVLA has positioned itself as a nonprofit that promotes volunteerism for positive change, builds community throughout Maryland’s creative sector, and protects artists' legal rights.

If you would like to learn more about MdVLA, please visit our website and watch our video.

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Employer Name:
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Job Title:
Program Assistant (Part-time)
Employer Website:
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
The position was posted on September 11, 2023. MdVLA will review applications on a rolling basis and remove the posting from once filled. If you are interested in applying for the role, please send a copy of your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter to [email protected]. Please use the subject line: “MdVLA Program Assistant.”
Benefit Package
Salary is $27,500/year or $33/hour. Benefits include a health care insurance plan, Simple IRA with 3% company match, generous PTO allotment, hybrid in person/remote work. 16 hours per week.

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