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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Seeks Program Officer

Position Announcement

Program Officer, Performing Arts

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation seeks a Program Officer, Performing Arts who will foster the Foundation’s work in the creation and implementation of exemplary programs in the performing arts. The Program Officer, Performing Arts reports to the Deputy Director, Programs.


Primary responsibility is management of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s regional presenter-based networks and performing arts touring programs primarily to include the disciplines of jazz, music, and folk/traditional arts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • review and refine program guidelines and applications

  • work with Foundation marketing staff to promote programs

  • respond to public inquiries and provide technical assistance to potential applicants

  • create and distribute application review materials

  • recruit panelists and facilitate review panels for adjudicated grant programs

  • create grant documentation for Board review

  • work with Foundation grant management staff for processing of awards

  • organize annual network and related meetings

  • manage program budgets

  • monitor and evaluate grants

  • work closely with the Executive and Deputy Director in the development of new programs that align with the Foundation’s strategic plan.

  • work with Foundation development staff to create reports for program funders

  • maintain close contact with Foundation and program constituents

  • represent the Foundation’s interests at state, regional, national and international meetings and conferences

Minimum Qualifications

  • A degree in arts administration or arts-related field.

  • At least five years of experience working in the performing arts in grantmaking or program administration.

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for a wide variety of performing arts disciplines, artists, styles and genres.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with non-profit, performing arts presenting particularly in the mid-Atlantic region.

  • The ability to develop, manage, and evaluate performing arts programs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong research and planning skills.

  • Proficiency in computer technology including the ability to use various software applications for project and data management.

  • Demonstrated maturity and seasoned judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in an arts-related field.

  • Foreign language skills.


Salary commensurate with experience. A full benefits package accompanies the position.


The position will remain open until filled.

The Organization

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ( was founded in 1979 to support multi-state arts programming and services among its nine partner jurisdictions: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia. The Foundation has built a core of program initiatives designed to effectively address specific objectives: Artist Support, Projects and Residencies; Presenting, Touring and Exhibiting; and Knowledge Building. The Foundation works regionally, nationally, and internationally to ensure these initiatives meet the needs of our constituents and serve the communities in which they live and work. Foundation programs move the arts and artists across state lines and international borders, provide new experiences for audiences, and involve the public in the artistic process. One of six regional arts organizations in the United States, the Foundation is a private non-profit organization and is supported by the region’s state arts agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, and various foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employer Name:
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Job Title:
Program Officer, Performing Arts
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please email letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three references. Send file attachments as Word or PDF documents only or mail documents to: Program Officer Search Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 201 N. Charles St., Suite 401 Baltimore, MD 21201 No phone inquiries, please.

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