Program Manager – Residencies & Artist Projects (FT)

In partnership with Fort Worden State Park, Centrum, nestled in the historic army base of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, stands as a unique crossroads of natural beauty and history. It's a haven for artists, innovators, students of diverse backgrounds, and those in pursuit of unparalleled cultural growth. For close to fifty years, Centrum has attracted a vast array of creative minds, making Fort Worden a revered epicenter of transformative learning and engagement. Through it all, our mission remains: to foster life-altering creative experiences.

Centrum is committed to bolstering its endowment fund, enhancing its balance sheet, and augmenting the annual fund. Before the pandemic, the organization managed an annual budget of $4 million, with 60% originating from contributed income. Operating without any debt, Centrum maintains a three-month cash reserve alongside a $1 million endowment. The organization boasts considerable stability in its staff and board and is presently embarking on the creation of a new five-year strategic plan to steer its post-COVID growth and evolution. Guided by creative aspiration, Centrum's future is anchored in a growing commitment to community building. This commitment underscores our enduring legacy marked by multi-generational workshops and artist residencies, reflecting our core values and unwavering dedication to lifelong learning.

Contact Name
Linda Madison
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Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
$25-30 an hour DOE
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This is a remote position

Port Townsend, WA
United States

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Centrum is at an exciting moment of launching a new series of public-facing residencies, In the Making, in addition to its suite of offerings that include the Emerging Artists and Writers Residency, the Curatorial and Arts Worker Residency, and Self-directed Residencies. Collectively these residencies attract over 500 applications a year and over the past decade the program has established a growing network of curators, artists, writers, and professionals who help jury and curate the residents. In anticipation of ongoing renovation to lodgings and studio spaces, Centrum seeks someone with a vision for the next chapter of programming and a passion for supporting artists and creatives in their need for time, space, and resources to help them thrive and build community.

The development of the residency program shall align with the strategic goals of Centrum determined in collaboration with the Executive Director and fellow Program Managers. Ideal candidates will attract artists and creative practitioners while overseeing the administration, promotion, and community engagement activities for residencies. Competitive candidates will offer a strong network in regional and national artist communities. This is a senior staff position. 

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