ON EQUITY

Charlotte Street values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work and in representation on our board, staff, and constituent groups.

Organizational Background

Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2.5 million in awards and grants  to artists and their innovative projects, and has hosted countless exhibitions, performances, convenings and conversations connecting and challenging Kansas City’s contemporary art ecosystem.

Employment

OFFICE + COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Charlotte Street has an opening for a full-time Office + Community Engagement Coordinator to organize day-to-day administrative efforts in support of Charlotte Street staff and board of directors and provides strategy, planning, and implementation for external outreach, community programs, and volunteer management at Charlotte Street. This role is responsible for ensuring efficient operations and coordinating efforts to keep Charlotte Street’s infrastructure running smoothly, efficiently, and safely.

We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, and clear communicator with great interpersonal skills, some administrative experience, and heart for community engagement. The ideal candidate is energized working with people and passionate about the arts—specifically Kansas City’s contemporary artists.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Detail oriented, with the ability to organize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Skill interacting in a respectful and collaborative manner with people from a wide range of backgrounds, identities, ages, and experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Administrative experience is a plus
  • Experience working directly with artists is a plus
  • Experience with volunteer management is a plus
  • There are no educational requirements for this position

Learn More and Apply

Volunteer

Charlotte Street Ambassadors

Charlotte Street has worked for over two decades to build the arts community in Kansas City. Several artists that come through our programs go on to have successful careers. Come join us as we continue to make a difference in Kansas City and the art world!

We are always seeking dedicated and ambitious volunteers to assist Charlotte Street in fulfilling our mission of serving artists in our community. Charlotte Street actively seeks ambassadors to help with gallery assistance, events, guerrilla marketing, and in-office tasks. Charlotte Street offers volunteers the opportunity to engage in their community, make connections, and are recognized through special events as a vital part of the organization’s mission. Last but not least, our Ambassadors get their own t-shirt and access to special Charlotte Street events, in addition to our very grateful thanks.

Apply now to be a Charlotte Street Ambassador.

Library Volunteers

Do you love books and organizing? Diligent volunteers with great attention to detail are being recruited now to help us build and maintain our new library. This volunteer opportunity will actively support and contribute to a unique and creative resource that will service our artists and community.

CST Library Volunteers will assist with cataloging, data entry, creating call number labels, and shelving. This role will also include assisting patrons find books and supervising the library.

Hours
Tuesdays – Thursdays, at least 1 hour per week (or 4 hours/month) between 9AM and 6PM.

Requirements
The ability to get to the library and some proficiency with google sheets/excel. You will be trained on how to enter and catalog books into the system; Charlotte Street is using Library Things, an online small/private library system. A laptop will be provided. Experience in library science and archiving is not required but a bonus!

Volunteers who are experts in archiving can also assist Charlotte Street in creating an archive system for digital and physical ephemera.

Interested? Email [email protected].