Community Engagement & Project Coordinator

Community Engagement & Project Coordinator

Short-Term Position (2019)

Based in Houston’s Midtown neighborhood, DiverseWorks is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization whose mission is to commission, produce and present new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint. Founded by artists in 1982, DiverseWorks is nationally known for its groundbreaking artistic programming, meaningful engagement with communities, and advancement of progressive art and ideas in Houston and the nation.

Over the past two years, DiverseWorks developed a new initiative, Project Freeway, to support artists to connect across geographic/cultural/economic/artistic boundaries and provide new vantage points to address issues of social equity and inclusion within the arts. This position is an opportunity for a candidate who is inspired to work on innovative and socially progressive art projects with specific neighborhoods and communities. They will be a relationship builder and community connector that is committed to fostering the rich cultural diversity of the city of Houston and sensitive to the differing needs and expectations of commissioned local, national and international artists, along with staff and community members. The Community Engagement & Project Coordinator will work within a small team in a fast-moving and dynamic environment on the development, planning and installation of exhibitions, performances, and artist-driven community engagement programs.

Duties of the Community Engagement & Project Coordinator

• Contributes to planning and production meetings with artists and staff

• Manages outreach initiatives and develops and implements community engagement programs

• Contributes to preparation of budgets for community programs, exhibitions and performances

• Assists with coordinating build-out, maintenance, and strike of exhibitions, performances, and community engagement events

• Schedules technical and preparator contract staff and crew as needed

• Provides logistical and technical assistance as needed

• Ships and receives artworks and other programming-related materials (includes condition reporting and preparing shipping quotes)


• Demonstrated ability to be a relationship builder and community connector

• Experience working on exhibitions, performances and/or creative community events

• Familiarity with the challenges of community-related arts practices

• Strong organizational skills, technical proficiency and attention to detail

• Ability to work 5 days per week, including Saturdays and some evening hours

• Ability to lift 50 lbs and climb ladders

• Good communicator and team member

• Highly values the role of the artist in society

• Bilingual (preferred)

• B.A. or B.F.A degree in social work, cultural studies/anthropology, studio art, art history, art education, or related field. M.A. preferred.


This position is a 10-month contract position at full-time (35-40 hours per week) with benefits. Monthly salary is estimated at $3,200. An opportunity for long term employment after termination of contract exists, pending funding.

To Apply

Submit your resume/CV and cover letter to info [​at​] by January 21, 2019. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

DiverseWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values workplace diversity.