Waterfall Arts is Hiring a Program Director

  • June 01, 2021


STATUS: 40 Hours a week (full-time)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Belfast, Maine

Waterfall Arts seeks a motivated, energetic, and creative Program Director who will be responsible for a comprehensive, mission-related programming plan. This position is responsible for the development, scheduling, and implementation of programs offered through our classes, exhibitions, and events. A supporting Programs Committee of the Board will work in close coordination with the Program Director.


  • Kids & Family Outreach Manager
  • Studio Monitors
  • Visual Arts Curators (contracted curator, artist or project leaders paid per project)


  • Leads, under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), implementation of a comprehensive, balanced, mission-driven programming plan for Waterfall Arts that enhances participation and community involvement in the arts
  • Oversees design of seasonal schedule of classes and workshops, in and out of public studios
  • Oversees selection and annual schedule of exhibitions
  • Designs events and workshops in relation to exhibitions, in partnership with area institutions, curators, and volunteers
  • Issues contracts and invoices for art educators
  • Work with Marketing Manager to assembles dates, bios, artistic descriptions, and related image content as necessary to promote and market program streams
  • When appropriate, takes lead with problem/conflict resolution for students, faculty, guest artists, and other program-related situations.  Consults with Executive Director as necessary.


  • Develops and oversees annual budget for program area with ED
  • Acts as key staff for Program Committee: providing committee reports to the board, communicates schedules to the committee and staff, coordination of committee assignments and goals, and recruitment and maintenance of committee membership along with Committee Board Chairs
  • Shows commitment to mission, goals and organizational objectives and is able to articulate WA mission to all constituencies both verbally and in writing
  • Work closely with ED and grant writer and/or Development Manager to develop compelling proposals for current and new programming. Available to assist with grant writing or other fundraising/development efforts
  • Shares WA representation with Executive Director or Board Members as appropriate
  • Contributes to building strategic partnerships with key constituencies.  Serves as community liaison and lead coordinator for institutional partnership


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ experience in program planning and development in the arts
  • Management experience
  • Media relations and communications experience
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with limited staff support
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrives working in a team
  • Adapts easily to a flexible work schedule that accommodates occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Self-directed, able to create a plan, prioritize initiatives and execute independently and in collaboration with others, to agreed deadlines.
  • High-energy, outgoing, can-do personality, ability to prioritize and triage real-time demands of ongoing programs.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback well
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and professional
  • Adaptive to the changing needs of a dynamic, small office
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects at once

BENEFITS:  Salary commensurate with experience ($40,000 – $45,000), benefits include pro-rated vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

SCHEDULE: This position requires a flexible schedule at times, with some night and weekend work required as needed for staffing onsite and outreach events and meetings.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter to: jobs@waterfallarts.org



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Kim Fleming

256 High St.
Belfast  ME  04915