Program Coordinator



The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a farmer’s market, and professional theatre in the summer through Mason Street Warehouse (MSW), an Equity theatre company.


The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is seeking a creative, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a broad skill set to maximize our education potential by providing support to the Education & Exhibitions Manager. This hourly, part-time position will play an integral role in delivering multifaceted creative experiences for children and adults.

The Program Coordinator will provide general administrative support, assist with planning and execution of programming, and logistical coordination with artists for 4-5 major exhibitions each year. Qualified candidates will have impeccable verbal and written communication skills, a strong ability to multitask, and a friendly demeanor. Both office environment and field/community work is required. The Program Coordinator position will support multiple projects from conception to completion.

Opportunities, duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with coordination and booking of exhibition artists and visiting creative professionals
  • Assisting with booking of films for monthly film series plus annual children’s and adult film festivals
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of exhibitions and related events and classes
  • Researching and preparing program schedules, marketing communication, and content
  • Assisting with planning of summer education programming for children and adults and greeting guests at events
  • Maintaining communication with members, artists, parents, and art staff
  • Leading scheduled group gallery tours and providing substitute instruction as needed
  • Attending bi-weekly staff meetings, exhibition openings, select performances, and special events
  • Working some evenings and/or weekend events as requested
  • Assume other responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with Manager


Our ideal candidate will bring passion, energy, and a spirit of collaboration to our institution. This person has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related arts management or hospitality field or comparable experience
  • 1-3 years professional work experience
  • Desire to work with children and adults through creative, life-long learning experiences
  • Ability to work with diverse populations within a variety of settings
  • Ability to multi-task and execute tasks in a timely manner and a deadline-oriented work ethic
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills and close attention to details
  • Ability to work both independently and thrive in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Appreciation and passion for learning about visual, culinary, and performing arts
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Creative Programs, and Google Suite
  • Appropriate physical condition to perform physical tasks such as lifting or moving materials up to 40lbs, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, climbing stairs, etc.
  • Hospitality, Event Planning, Curating, and/or teaching experience is highly desirable

Education & Exhibitions Manager

COMMITMENT: This is a part-time position, approximately 20-25 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. Hours may vary week-to-week. Flexible M-F office days. 

Intended start date: by April 1, 2019

Use of a personal vehicle, phone, and computer is expected.

COMPENSATION: Weekly stipend approx. $250. Housing may be negotiable.

TO APPLY:  Please send the following information to Education & Exhibition Manger, Whitney Valentine at [email protected]


  • Resume with references and contact information
  • A letter of intent outlining your administrative and creative experiences and how this current opportunity would be of benefit to you.
  • A writing sample sharing an instance in which you had to lead, organize, meet deadlines, coax others into meeting deadlines, and create something for public consumption/experience. 

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until February 22, 2019

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