Job Openings at MCA:
Applications Due Soon
MCA is staffing up for the coming year. There are big challenges ahead, including:
- keeping the arts in front of candidates during the election with candidate questionnaires, educational events, and other projects
- preparing for the next appropriations session that will determine the next two years of arts funding, and
- producing the 2019 Creative Minnesota report.
Two positions are open (and note that the Field Worker posting ends in just a few days).
MCA GRASSROOTS FIELD WORKER
The deadline for applications is due soon!
The position is full time (40hrs.wk) and will begin in July and last for 11 months. Salary $2500/month for 11 months.
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Our mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts.
Working closely with staff and board, the Field Worker will be a part of organizing the arts community for the 2019 legislative session. The Field Worker’s duties include, but are not limited to, compiling legislative surveys, organizing legislative coffee parties, mass mailings, candidate forums, moderating public meetings, arts all-star award events and drumming up calls and letters at pivotal moments. The Field Worker will also participate in the day-to-day workings of the office and will assist the Executive Director as needed.
This person must be alert, flexible, and willing to work on changing projects that become identified during the year to reach our goals at the Legislature. Applicants must have access to a vehicle and be able to travel to greater Minnesota, although the majority of time will be spent at the office.
The Field Worker will have exposure to and opportunities to interact with some of the movers and shakers in the arts community, as well as gain a working knowledge of the legislative process, arts funding structures in Minnesota and the basic functions of running a nonprofit.
A qualified applicant would possess the following skills:
- Interest in, experience with, and an understanding of the state legislature and Minnesota’s political process and experience in community organizing.
- Good communication skills, especially when speaking to crowds or with people on the phone.
- Experience and interest in working with a non-profit board and the arts community.
- College degree preferred, but not required if experienced.
- An organized, self-starting, positive personality with a sense of humor.
- Filemaker and database system Powerpoint preferably experience with Apple Computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Computer literacy.
CREATIVE MINNESOTA INTERNSHIP
Applications Due July 20
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), a nationally renowned arts advocacy organization that lobbies for state arts funding, seeks a Creative Minnesota intern to begin in July, 2018. The position is part-time and flexible (approximately 20 hours per week) and the compensation is $9.00/hr.
MCA represents the arts community of Minnesota at the state legislature and lobbies for state funding of the arts, as well as other issues of concern to the non-profit arts community. MCA also advocates for the National Endowment for the Arts. To lobby effectively, MCA organizes grassroots advocacy around the state and keeps constituents educated and informed about the political process and the current state of arts funding throughout the year.
Creative Minnesota, a consortium of more than a dozen arts and culture nonprofits and funders, is about to conduct the 2019 Creative Minnesota Study. In addition to updates from previous studies about the size and impact of the state’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations, their audiences and artists and creative workers, the team will be working on a new report on the availability of arts education in Minnesota’s schools. Previous Creative Minnesota reports, published in 2015 and 2017, documented the arts sector in Minnesota. The new study will also begin to look at the impact of the arts in Minnesota over time. It will be added to the growing body of 59 Creative Minnesota statewide, regional and local studies available for free to the public at CreativeMN.org.
Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to interact with some of the movers and shakers in the arts community, as well as gain a working knowledge of the legislative process, arts funding structures in Minnesota and the basic functions of running a nonprofit.
Duties and projects included in the internship:
- Assist staff in producing the 2019 Creative Minnesota Study, to be released in March of 2019.
- Clean data, do other tasks as needed as Creative Minnesota study is put together.
- Call arts organizations to fill in gaps in data.
- Assist in organizing Creative Minnesota team meetings.
- Work with staff on current projects if needed including, board meeting preparation, filing and data entry.
Qualified applicants would possess the following skills:
- Absolute accuracy in working with numbers and other information
- Basic knowledge of press releases and some work contacting press
- Interest in working with the arts community.
- Good communication skills, especially speaking with people on the phone.
- A self-starting, positive, self-motivated personality and a sense of humor.
- Good organizational skills and the ability to perform many tasks simultaneously.
- Computer literacy; preferably experience with Macintosh, Microsoft Word & Excel
- Independent and creative work habits.
APPLY NOW. For both positions, please mail or email résumé and cover letter to:
Mark Albers, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
661 LaSalle Street #220
St. Paul, MN 55114