Jarica Walsh

Associate Director for OVAC (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition)
Due Oct 26 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

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Krystle Brewer, Executive Director,

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