IMG_6847A career at the Des Moines Social Club offers the unique opportunity to be a key-player in the arts and non-profit community in Des Moines, IA.

The tight-knit staff truly works as a team–collaborating with artists, other organizations, and the community to produce over 700 exciting and innovative events each year.


SALARY AND BENEFITS
DMSC offers salary and benefit packages competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.

DMSC CULTURE
Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated a historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines. On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously. Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core team values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.

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DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB EDUCATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR

 

JOIN OUR TEAM: The Des Moines Social Club is looking for an excellent Education Outreach Coordinator to join our team.

 

WHAT WE DO: The Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) is a non-profit organization that uses art and culture as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.   DMSC connects creatives and audiences through thought provoking theater, visual arts, culinary arts, performing arts, music, and education classes for people of all ages. The breadth and excellence of our events is impressive, and we’re always exploring new collaborations through which we can create vibrant community.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The DMSC Education Outreach Coordinator will manage education programming and will be the first point of contact for DMSC visitors.  They shape the initial impression of our guests by excellently managing diverse program inquiries, taking payments, connecting patrons with appropriate staff, and supporting rental events. They work closely with the Programming Manager to ensure positive educational experiences for guests.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with artists, educators and collaborators to develop creative class offerings for our guests including adult and youth education, summer camps and classes of all artistic disciplines
  • Provide program outreach leadership and management
  • Greeting all guests, offering assistance as needed, and contributing to a welcoming environment throughout the DMSC campus
  • Answering a variety of questions about all DMSC programming, education offerings and other DMSC opportunities
  • Offering a strong first impression to visitors to campus
  • Manages and keeps detailed records of artist payouts
  • Tracking attendance and evaluate successes of education programs
  • Directing messages and other pertinent information to appropriate colleagues and partner tenants
  • Checking guests in for class and program opportunities
  • Being a community advocate and connection point for artistic contributors
  • Leading campus tours and other client meetings
  • Supervising the ground floor of DMSC when other staff or interns are not present
  • Maintaining organized workspace and ensuring all posted program information surrounding workspace is up to date
  • Other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Program Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required
  • Commitment to DMSC’s mission and values
  • Passion for the arts and its unique role in building community engagement
  • Ability to communicate and engage with diverse constituencies
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to master, share and create information about upcoming programming
  • Transition effectively between tasks and projects over the course of each day
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Adaptability, problem solving acumen, and ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., attend weekly staff meetings, check in meetings with DMSC leadership, and work over 40 hours per week
  • Authorization to work in the United States

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: DMSC offers salaries and benefits that are competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.

 

Position hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.

 

DMSC CULTURE: Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated an historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines.  On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously.  Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

 

START DATE: Immediately

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until the position is filled.  Email materials and all inquiries to Katie Ortman at

Katie@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The Education Outreach Coordinator position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to: maintain regular attendance; travel on occasion within the U.S; work cooperatively with others; adhere to DMSC personal polices and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.

 

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.