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september, 2022


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Now Hiring: Full-Time Programs Manager

LHUCA is seeking a community-minded individual who is passionate about the arts to manage educational and outreach activities for the center including First Friday Art Trail. Full-time with benefits. Full job description linked to button below. To apply, qualified applicants should send a cover letter that details experience and interest in the position, resume or CV, and list of three references to [email protected]

Position Title: Programs Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Lubbock, TX

About LHUCA:
LHUCA is a non-profit center for the visual, performing and literary arts located in the heart of the Lubbock Cultural District. This year, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary as an arts organization. Our mission is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community.

LHUCA’s main building houses four fine art gallery spaces that are free and open to the public. Concert, dance, theatrical and film programs are held in our 159-seat Firehouse Theatre. In addition, our campus includes an education building, plaza, multipurpose building, and clay studio. Each year, over 60,000 people benefit from LHUCA’s programs and services.

Job Duties:
LHUCA Programs Manager is responsible for the development, management, and oversight of LHUCA’s many education and outreach programs including: Youth & Teen Creative Camps, Healing Arts Program, Artful Family Hours, Firehouse Presents, OneBook LBK, and Flatland Film Festival. This position is also responsible for coordinating and programming First Friday Art Trail.

  • Serve as organizer for First Friday Art Trail (FFAT)
    o Schedule LHUCA Plaza performers and art activities in the Graffiti Building for FFAT.
    o Develop monthly event staff schedule for FFAT and oversees staff during event.
    o Handle FFAT inquiries, communicate with off-site venues, collect information for the monthly listings, write monthly press release, and provide listings to local events calendars and news outlets.
  • Create, plan, and oversee public programs including music, dance, theater, visual art, film, and literary events for youth and adults.
  • Manage educational and outreach activities.
  • Hire, schedule, and supervise programs assistants, teachers, and interns.
  • Serve on advisory committees including First Friday Art Trail, Flatland Film Festival, and OneBook LBK.
  • Collaborate with LHUCA Resident Organizations and other community partners.
  • Write contracts and negotiate fees for performers and teaching artists.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Curator, Clay Studio Manager, and other staff to implement collaborative programming.
  • Work with marketing staff to publicize and promote all FFAT and programs activities via social media, press releases, and e-newsletters.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop the annual programs budget.
  • Manage annual programs budget and track expenses for grant reporting.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report on programs and FFAT activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Our ideal candidate is a motivated individual actively engaged in the arts. S/he/they should be community-minded and have a passion for arts education and outreach. This person should thrive in a fast paced, collaborative work environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arts Administration, Arts Education, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience or equivalent training in an arts setting, preferably within a non-profit
  • Experience developing and managing programs and/or events
  • Knowledge of the arts (visual, theatre, dance, music, film, and/or literary) and current practices
  • Ability to manage budgets, supplies, and scheduling
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and within deadlines
  • Leadership or personnel management experience
  • Supportive of the mission of LHUCA

Starting salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000 (depending on experience). Benefits package includes vacation and sick pay, health insurance, and employer match retirement plan. If relocating to Lubbock, temporary onsite housing option available.

Qualified applicants should send the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter that details experience and interest in the position
  • Resume or CV
  • List of three references

Reviewing applications upon submission. Desired position start date: October 2022.

About Lubbock:
Lubbock is a city of nearly 300,000 located on the Caprock and surrounded by canyons in West Texas. The views are vast, and the cost of living is low. Texas Tech University, a large state university with nearly 45,000 students, is located in the heart of the city. Agribusiness, education, food processing, health services, information systems and technology, and manufacturing are Lubbock’s major industries. The proud home of Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Natalie Maines, Terry Allen, and numerous other musical greats, Lubbock has long been a place that appreciates and supports the arts.

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