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Employment Opportunities

Art Garage Manager: TBD (15-20 hours per week estimated)
Position Title: Art Garage Manager
Location: Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) Art Garage
Reports To: GMAEC Executive Director
Job Type: Part-time


The Art Garage Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the art garage. This includes coordinating art classes, student camps and other events, managing the studio space, and ensuring a smooth transition between activities. The Art Garage Manager plays a crucial role in maintaining a positive and productive studio environment while also contributing to the overall success of the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Programming at Art Garage

  • Works closely with Education Committee to envision and implement new and existing programs

  • Schedules and executes contracts for classes and other programming

  • Implements events, including working with volunteer coordinator to schedule volunteers as event staff and for setup and cleanup

  • Coordinates closely with the Executive Director to maintain calendar and marketing efforts

  • Establishes and maintains KPI for Art Garage activities

  • General Art Garage Operation

  • Manages Art Garage rentals and contracts for private parties

  • Assists and facilitates renters and instructors as needed

  • Maintains supplies and inventory in orderly fashion

  • Works with GMAEC staff to order supplies

  • Budget Management

  • Works closely with the Executive Director to develop and manage the garage budget.

  • Monitors expenses related to art supplies, equipment, and other garage needs.

  • Identifies cost-saving opportunities without compromising the quality of projects.

  • Outreach

  • Engages schools and other community agencies to build long term programming

  • Explores potential for high school youth to be involved



  • At least 2 years of college required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Arts Management, Education or related field (preferred).

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.

  • General knowledge of art materials, techniques, and processes (preferred).

  • Proficient in word processing and other software; willingness to learn new software.


Personal Attributes:

  • Creative thinker with a passion for the community.

  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and adapt to a dynamic creative environment.


Application Process:

Apply in person.

Applications due by January 15, 2024.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jo Carole Haxel, Executive Director, Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center.

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