The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) seeks a collaborative, visionary, experienced, movement-oriented leader to steward and evolve the people-powered department at a moment of significant transformation and opportunity.
The person in this role will join a collaborative effort to evolve strategy and vision, grow capacity, and transition the USDAC into its next chapter. They will contribute to “holding the whole” — developing and coordinating programs and partnerships, deepening organizing strategy, and creating the conditions through which a growing team can support and activate the USDAC’s network of 22,000+ artists, cultural organizers, educators, policy-makers, arts administrators, activists, and allies.
We are looking for someone with significant leadership experience in both organizational development and social justice organizing. Background in arts or cultural work is not a requirement for this role. A successful candidate must have an appreciation for and understanding of the power of cultural work and creativity. Experience in community cultural development, the intersection of arts and social justice, and/or cultural organizing is, of course, also a plus!
Our team is currently comprised of five contractors, all compensated at an equal rate. We are looking for someone with vision and energy, ready for a significant new leadership opportunity and eager to bring their experience and expertise to the next chapter of our shared work.