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Grants and Development Administrator - Alliance of Artists Communities

Grants and Development Administrator - Alliance of Artists Communities

Join this small but mighty team that works with the global field of residencies to provide extraordinary experiences for any artist. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artists communities, to advance the endeavors of artists.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international nonprofit association, providing services to more than 400 organizational and individual members working in the field of artist residencies. Based in Providence, RI, the Alliance conducts research about artist residencies, hosts an annual conference and professional development convenings throughout the year, manages several grantmaking programs, offers a variety of consulting services, develops informational tools about the field, and advocates on behalf of artist residencies and artists. Founded in 1991, the Alliance maintains a staff of 4-6 employees on-site and a national Board of Trustees.

In this new position, the Grants + Development Administrator will provide critical support to the Alliance team. The ideal candidate will balance the external vision of a broad-reaching organization with the internal mechanics of a small nonprofit. The busy environment requires sharp attention to detail, strong communication skills and a positive attitude. The Alliance is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff and board. People of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

(part-time / 20-30 hours weekly / $15-$18 per hour)


  • Reporting to Deputy Director, facilitate logistics and foster relationships to support AAC grantmaking programs, selection processes and contracts, including the Diversity + Leadership Fellowship program (reporting to Executive Director), and residency fellowship consortia awarding residencies to select artists at participating AAC member programs.

  • Track grants received; facilitate and contribute to reporting requirements.

  • Support Deputy Director by taking and editing minutes for AAC board Finance Committee.

  • Provide general administrative office support.

  • Support the coordination of event details (annual conference, Emerging Program Institute, and three annual Board meetings) and collaborate with other staff members involved in related work.

  • Assist in the implementation of research projects and reports as needed.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of this job. Other duties may be assigned.


  • 2+ years of relevant nonprofit experience

  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational + time-management skills

  • Energetic, proactive, agile, goal-oriented dynamo who is able to manage priorities and workflow

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Compelling writer

  • Calm demeanor with a sense of humor

  • Demonstrated high-level ability to perform thoughtfully and effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, exercise excellent judgment, and maintain collegiality and professionalism at all times

COMPENSATION: Hourly, $15-$18 per hour / 20-30 hours weekly

BENEFITS: Part-time benefits include: paid holidays, accrued vacation + sick time, travel 1-3 times annually, growth opportunity. True joy in working in the arts!

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

TO APPLY, please click on the link here: to upload your cover letter and resume or CV, along with a writing sample. No phone calls, please.

Examples of relevant writing samples include: institutional communication, blog article, essay, planning document/email, summary.