OVAC is Seeking an Associate Director

September 10, 2019



Associate Director Job Description

The Associate Director manages marketing, the design of print materials, high-level programs, and the website for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and is a key team member of the staff. The position is full-time and year-round with required evening and weekend activities. Considerable in-state travel is required. This position reports to Executive Director as required ensuring the success of OVAC’s marketing and community relation efforts and is a team member for all of OVAC’s activities.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist the Executive Director in managing on-going operation, improvement, and growth of the organization
  • Play a leadership role in nurturing new partnerships and managing on-going relationships between OVAC and community organizations, businesses, and educational institutions
  • Provide responsive and noble leadership to ensure programs align with strategic priorities
  • Act as an ambassador for OVAC at community arts events



  • Manage and implement social media and marketing plan that aligns with strategic goals
  • Create and post content for all social media platforms
  • Create and disseminate press releases for all events and programs
  • Actively work to increase OVAC’s visibility and awareness
  • Monitor marketing analytics and produce reports for the Board
  • Manage and update the website daily
  • Work with graphic designers to create all print materials and coordinate printing and distribution
  • Create graphics for social media and other minimal graphics as needed



  • Manage and coordinate OVAC’s high-level programs, currently including Art 365, Concept, and Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship
  • Assist the Executive Director in the regular evaluation of programs ensuring all programs are mission-driven and align with strategic priorities
  • Assist the Executive Director in editing and planning for Art Focus Oklahoma



  • Be a true team player and work closely to support other OVAC staff members as needed
  • Be a key participant in supporting a culture that prioritizes teamwork


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design, marketing/PR, art history, nonprofit administration, or related degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Collaborative disposition skilled in working as part of productive teams
  • Acute detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
  • Performs superiority customer service with high expectations for quality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think creatively, and problem-solve
  • Self-aware of own strengths and weaknesses and how those fit within a team dynamic
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Aptitude in learning new technology quickly
  • Proficiency in word processing, email, social media, databases, and some skill in Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Love for the arts!



Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to sit and work at a computer majority of the work day
  • Ability to assist with installing artwork, moving walls and pedestals, and other physical labor as needed
  • Ability to drive with reliable transportation



Salary starts at $37,500. Benefits include three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, matching retirement program, and health insurance. Employee will receive training as needed.


About OVAC:

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), founded in 1988, is a statewide nonprofit that supports Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities. OVAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. For more information, visit ovac-ok.org.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Krystle Brewer, Executive Director, employment@ovac-ok.org.

For priority consideration, apply by September 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.