On behalf of SMU DataArts, the Engagement Associate will support the programs team and the Manager of Strategic Engagement by communicating with and presenting to a wide range of our stakeholders: arts and cultural organizations, grantmakers, and field experts in research, advocacy, and arts policy. This position will deepen engagement with these stakeholders through creating and delivering in-person and virtual presentations and meetings, working to add value to their overall experience with DataArts and creating opportunities for collaboration.
This position will support the programs team's goals of providing value to all of our constituents who participate or partner with DataArts, and to create interest in the field for our products and services.
This position is based in Dallas, Texas.
Support the work of SMU DataArts to deepen relationships with existing cultural communities and to expand throughout the country through education and engagement:
Support the work of the Manager of Strategic Engagement to deepen existing relationships and expand into new communities by organizing and facilitating Cultural Data Networks and other engagement mechanisms:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
A minimum of five years of work experience is required. Experience creating and delivering public presentations or other relevant public speaking experience is also required, preferably within the context of the arts field.
Knowledge and Skills:
Candidate must have experience organizing and facilitating meetings for groups of stakeholders (i.e. community meetings or other similar events), or other relevant community organizing experience.
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, relationship building and verbal communication skills to effectively interface with internal and external constituents in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
Candidate must demonstrate strong public speaking skills and the ability to deliver effective presentations to large and small audiences.
Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time-management skills to effectively and efficiently coordinate multiple projects, deliverables, and timelines. A strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite. Experience with MS PowerPoint or other presentation software is required. Experience with vimeo is preferred. Experience with content management systems is desirable.
Deadline to Apply:
May 20, 2019