Artists Initiative Program Coordinator

Job vacancy

Application Status: Actively Recruiting
Reference code: TSOSJ/HR/ADM/AIP/01/22
Application Deadline: 01 Aug, 2022
International applicants are highly encouraged to apply. You must be willing to relocate to Arusha, Tanzania for a minimum of  24 months commitment.
Are you passionate about fine art and ready to enhance the art experience for students, employees, and visitors? Do you genuinely appreciate art and the value it brings to education, and daily life? Does it sound like we’re talking about you… Keep reading!
Who You Are
  • You have the skill set required to create a multi-faceted program that drives all resources and revenues to assist the growth of the St Jude’s Artists’ Initiative, while enhancing the academic experience.
  • You possess strong business skills combined with artistic understanding knowing that the subjectivity of art is and will continue to be a challenge and an opportunity for self-expression, community outreach, and a doorway for sustained revenue and recognition for the students and The School of St Jude.
  • You are a team player with strong communication and marketing skills; the ability to connect with educators, artists, schools, the community, donors, funders, families, and youth; and passionate about nurturing the creative spirit across generations.



What you’ll do


  • Enhance the existing in-school programs by creating a model for an after-school Art Club.
  • Enhance the e dusting St Jude’s Cultural Day, create opportunities for weekend programs for on-campus students, and design the St Jude’s on-campus Art Gallery.
  • Develop opportunities for donations to the program through multiple channels including St Jude’s donors and sponsors.
  • Enhance donations through Donor Recognition opportunities for Art Appreciation to include permanent wall placements on campus with plaque donation; various programs for other wall placement revenue streams, potential prints of students work with, outside patrons, and service clubs working to raise funding through charitable avenues such as auctions and raffles to support St Jude’s.
  • Promote programs through St Jude’s website, print media social media, and in-person events; work closely with and under the supervision of Marketing and Donor Relations directors
  • Create a sustainable program for ongoing placement of content and art for St Jude’s website in collaboration with the marketing team.
  • Create written guidelines for hiring an assistant or additional staff related to the Artists’ Initiative.
  • Schedule meetings with appropriate St Jude’s staff to review existing processes, provide insight, and comment on potential changes.
  • Coordinate and write programs, orientation, policies, and compliance on any curriculum that may need to be reviewed and approved in all design, and documentation guidelines.
  • Create or suggest existing software for tracking artwork made available for the revenue stream. This requires working with the leadership team of St Jude’s.
  • Work with the marketing team to create an invoice for any and all sales or donations out
  • Establish a system to track and analyse the efficiency of program goals and objectives on a semi-annual basis.


  • Provide support with all fundraising efforts related to education programs (i.e. grant writing/ reports, auctions; live, silent, and raffle; fund-a-need programs, and outreach. And compiling data and visual materials, letters of support, and solicitations for donations from local and international contacts).
  • Help coordinate major fundraising events through school leadership committee participation; create policy for support manual for recruitment and training of volunteers or CSY and identify the criteria to supervise the Education Interns.
  • Create process and policy on operational responsibility for maintaining gallery hours, assisting with special events including student artists’ showings or presentations, creating 3-4 specific gallery openings, donor cultivation, and writing policy for it as it relates to a digital and functional space.
  • Attend staff programming and marketing meetings and serve on committees as appointed by St Jude’s - like an auction and strategic planning once the program receives approval.
What we’re looking for


  • A minimum BA and /or Master’s degree in Art, Art Education, Education, Art History, or related fields.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience in facilitating art education to youth and/or adults in a professional setting.
  • An individual with a proven track record of success in program management and sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of diverse artists and The School of St Jude.
  • An individual with an overall positive attitude, and a strong interest in learning, show personal initiative, and the ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced creative environment.
  • An individual who has demonstrated knowledge of marketing/outreach and/or creative problem-solving skills.
  • An individual with excellent written, verbal communication, and computer skills, including experience using Google Drive, Excel, Filemaker, Artbase, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, or other applicable fine art software.
  • An individual with a strong work ethic.



This successful candidate will include in his/her proposal of all programs and opportunities possible to enhance and grow from the ground up. The comprehensive fine arts element should include day-to-day implementation of the Artists’ Initiative once approved by the appropriate boards of The School of St Jude, knowledge of art value and integration into the retail/art markets, printmaking (screen print, etching, lithography, letterpress, etc.) to photography and professional practices in this field.

Why us?
  • An opportunity to use your talents and expertise to fight poverty through education and make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of students in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • A flexible and supportive community of international and local employees.
  • Ample opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Mid-morning tea and lunch (during working days).
  • Safe and reliable transport to and from school.

Interested in applying?

If you feel you meet the criteria for this position, please fill out the application form and upload your completed form along with your CV and cover letter to the form on this page.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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