Employment Opportunities



LexArts, Inc.

LexArts is a catalyst for creating a progressive and innovative community inspired by the arts.


Job Description
Community Arts Manager (CAM)
Reports To
Community Arts Director
Employee Status
Full-time, permanent, non-exempt
Community Arts Interns
Master's degree or undergraduate degree and commensurate experience


Position Description

The Community Arts Manager (CAM) is responsible for on-going programs that serve arts organizations, artists, and the general public, fostering a creative and thriving arts community. These programs include Business Volunteers for the Arts, Lexington Youth Arts Council, Arts Showcase Weekend, and the LexArts HOP. In collaboration with the Community Arts Director, the CAM coordinates exhibitions in the ArtsPlace Gallery, administers the Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants program, assists with the General Operating Support (GOS) Allocations process, and develops new initiatives in response to community and organizational needs. As a member of the LexArts team, the CAM assists in the supervision of interns and volunteers and in planning and executing special events.

Mission Statement

LexArts promotes high-quality arts experiences for the benefit of all the people in Central Kentucky through funding, advocacy, technical assistance, communication and programming initiatives.

About LexArts

LexArts is a non-profit organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in Central Kentucky.  As the local arts council, LexArts provides a wide range of programs designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives, including the LexArts HOP, Arts Showcase Weekend, public art projects and more, and also offers affordable exhibition and performance space for eligible organizations.  As the united arts fund of Central Kentucky, LexArts has raised millions of dollars in support of local arts through its annual Fund for the Arts Campaign.  With these funds LexArts provides general operating support for six of beneficiary organizations and offers competitive grants for community arts development programs and projects.


Specific Responsibilities

Programs and Exhibitions

  • Staff the Business Volunteers for the Arts Committee of the LexArts Board of Directors, managing marketing of BVA services and application process
  • Manage Lexington Arts Network, including the membership application process, regular meetings and related events
  • Manage the Youth Arts Council in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools
  • Manage Arts Showcase Weekend, including securing funding (in collaboration with all LexArts staff); recruitment of sites, performances, and demonstrations; scheduling; brochure and marketing (in collaboration with Director of Communications); and evaluation
  • Assist in the management of calls for artists or other application processes, from developing or refining the call to tracking submissions to organizing the review process.
  • Assist in creating an annual exhibition plan and schedules for ArtsPlace Gallery
  • Market LexArts program initiatives to the arts community, key stakeholders and the general public
  • Maintain current website information
  • With Communications Director,  create and disseminate program marketing materials
  • Working with the President and Community Arts Director, assist in planning and executing public art initiatives

Funds Distribution Process

  • Manage the application and review process for CAD Grants and new initiatives
  • Assist in the GOS Allocations process
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of all application review processes

General Administration

  • Schedule events
  • Draft artist contracts
  • Keep contact information for groups and artists current
  • Maintain program files and lists in accordance with the files retention policy

Required Work/Life Experience and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in arts administration, fine arts, art history, design, or related field; master’s degree a plus
  • Two to three years’ experience in a nonprofit arts organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient with computers and electronic communications; working knowledge of MS Office applications is necessary; experience with other digital platforms and graphic design in a plus
  • An ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • Health & Dental Care package – available after initial employment period
  • Group term life insurance – available after initial employment period
  • Paid vacations– available after initial employment period
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parking subsidy