Grants Program Manager | Queens Council On The Arts

Position classification: Full time, permanent, non exempt
Work location:  Onsite at QCA/remote
Salary: $48,000/annum

Essential Functions:
• Administer all phases of the Queens Arts Fund grant cycle and QCA’s artist residency program (marketing, community outreach, panel reviews and technical support for applicants).
• Serve as a main point of contact (both through meetings and phone calls) for the arts community, often answering questions about upcoming projects, available artist resources, and making community connections between artists and organizations.
• Lead information sessions and grantwriting workshops.
• Work directly with artists and organizations to provide grantwriting and project planning assistance.
• Facilitate panel reviews – moderating panels for the selection of grantees.
• Manage the administration of QCA’s e-grant system to organize application submissions.
• Ensure that all funded grantees are in compliance of program contracts and that all required reports and forms are submitted.
• Complete state and city government grant applications and final reports with QCA’s Development Manager.
• Organize an annual awards ceremony, celebrating the artists funded by QCA for the upcoming year.
• Supervise the QAF Grants Assistant.

• A passion for supporting emerging artists.
• Must be organized and able to handle many different projects at the same time.
• Ability to think strategically about programs – how they can be improved, how they can work in tandem with other QCA program offerings.
• Strong writing skills – anything from daily correspondences, marketing materials to grant guidelines and longer compositions.
• Strong public speaking skills for presentations, workshops, panels and information sessions.
• Patience when working with many types of personalities (especially with grantees and prospective applicants).
• A knowledge of the Queens arts community, or a willingness to immerse oneself in the community and learn about the organizations and artists working in the borough in order to understand the identity of the different neighborhoods in Queens.
• Ability to foster relationships with Queens artists and organizations to create a strong network in the community.

Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Days
Paid Holidays
Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
Retirement Benefits (401K savings plan, Pension plan, and Life Insurance policy)

About QCA
QCA is a local arts council incorporated in 1966. The mission of QCA is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community. QCA is the borough’s lead source for information on and access to grant opportunities, skill building workshops, resources and support. QCA’s core constituencies include emerging artists, art makers, and cultural leaders.

Application Instructions
Email a resume and brief cover letter to Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director at with “Grants Program Manager” in the subject line.

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