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Social Enterprise Manager
Cincinnati, OH
Job Summary

ArtWorks seeks a Social Enterprise Manager to cultivate partnerships and secure contracts for public art projects and for our new creative studios--two mural studios and a graphic design studio launching in 2023.

Job Description

ArtWorks, an equal opportunity employer, is strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse team that creates an inclusive workplace, which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.

Job Title: Social Enterprise Manager

Compensation : Salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefits package paid time off, 401k plan, and investment in career development.

Salary range: $25.00 - $35.00 per hour

Job Type: Part-time up to 25 hours per week, Exempt

Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 2460 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Reports to: Senior Director, Advancement

Start date:  ASAP

About ArtWorks: Now in its 27th year, ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that has pioneered public art and economic impact throughout the region to create community-based public art that provides career opportunities for artists of all ages. ArtWorks works alongside community leaders to build civic pride with art that beautifies the region, creating jobs for more than 300 artists annually, including young artists ages 14-24, to earn a living wage. The economic empowerment and mentorship that ArtWorks provides leads to upward mobility, which is critically important for young people who come from a majority of under resourced and underemployed neighborhoods and households. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed over 4,000 youth and 3,500 creative professionals. The organization has completed more than 14,000 public and private art works of art, including public sculpture, light-based installations and more than 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Now headquartered in Walnut Hills, ArtWorks is part of the burgeoning arts district in Cincinnati’s historic second downtown. Learn more at

Job Description:

ArtWorks seeks a Social Enterprise Manager to cultivate partnerships and secure contracts for public art projects and for our new creative studios--two mural studios and a graphic design studio launching in 2023.

This is an exciting opportunity to impact an amazing organization and support its growth, building on its strategic plan. This role is a leader in the organization with an important external presence to the community. Working closely with the Senior Director of Advancement and in partnership with the Impact Department, this role is responsible for proactively selling ArtWorks’ public art and creative studios capabilities and working with local businesses to secure contracts to employ Artworks’ professional and youth and young adult artists. This role will coordinate sales efforts with other functions of the organization and ensure they support the goals of the department and organization.

The ideal candidate will be resourceful, proactive, and collaborative. This individual will have tactical ownership of sales plans and goals. They will be responsible for compelling communications and project proposals for a diverse array of potential clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide input to the Marketing & Communications Team on the development of messaging and needed sales materials
  • Develop extensive list of prospective new and repeat clients, and determine project offerings appropriate to each prospect
  • Implement multi-dimensional sales procurement plan and work with potential clients at various stages of interest
  • In collaboration with the Impact Team, manage all inquiries for projects coming in through the website or through inquiries to staff
  • Work with Impact Team on project schedule and creative studios’ workloads in order to communicate work priorities and schedules with prospective clients
  • Manage all client communication on potential projects through the signing of a contract
  • Collaborate with other organizational functions which could help support sales goals
  • Provide periodic sales reports and sales projections
  • Assist with annual budgeting process
  • Meet or exceed annual sales goals
  • Work with Impact Team to survey clients at the conclusion of projects in order to gather information helpful for new and repeat sales

Qualifications and experiences:

  • Commitment to ArtWorks’ mission, vision, values, culture and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Plan
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or other equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of sales and/or business development experience
  • Demonstrated track-record of managing sales across multiple platforms
  • Proven ability to build prospect database and manage clients in multiple development stages
  • Must be willing and able to attend evening and weekend arts or community events

Skills and abilities:

  • Builds effective relationships through formal and informal networks, internally and externally
  • Collaborates by building internal and community partnerships with shared objectives
  • Champions diversity that recognizes the value of different perspectives and cultures
  • Embraces changes by adapting approach and demeanor to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Is resourceful in securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently
  • Plans and aligns work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Communicates effectively in a variety of communication modes – groups, 1-1 and virtual
  • Excellent presentation and listening skills
  • Lead qualification and prospecting skills
  • Ability to interact confidently and persuasively with prospective clients, superb interpersonal skills,
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social platforms and information management systems
  • Adhere to ethical behavior and business practices
  • Creative, flexible and innovative, with proven ability to design and implement new initiatives

The Payoff:

  • Be part of an amazing mission and make a mark in transforming the Greater Cincinnati region with public art, building community, and investing in young artists
  • Help build a future home for ArtWorks with a site for permanent art studios, gallery, and event space to build a more vibrant community
  • Be part of a dynamic team that embraces a growth mindset
  • Be part of a collaborative, creative and flexible work culture that is people centered.
  • Join a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in community-centered work that creates positive change. Read our full commitment here.

To Apply:  Click here with cover letter, resume and references

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