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Programs Manager

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Non-profit arts and cultural organization

Job Description

  • Full-time, exempt
  • Salary: $40,000
  • Hours: Typically 9-5pm; will work some nights and weekends
  • Benefits: Medical and vision; paid vacation and holidays; access to classes and
    equipment, ability to teach classes, 4013(b) plan with a 3% company match
  • Reports to the Director of Community Engagement and EducationThe Programs Manager primarily manages all educational programming for the Center. Duties and responsibilities include maintaining our education database, procuring educational equipment, interviewing teaching artists, and providing support to the Director of Community Engagement and Education. This position requires flexibility of responsibilities and a willingness to assist the team where needed. This position serves as the community face of the Center.

All positions at Sweetwater Center for the Arts are dedicated to the development of the artists in our community and are committed to building and maintaining strong strategic partnerships that increase the Center’s impact on our region. Additionally, all positions ensure that the experience of every donor, guest, and patron of Sweetwater is consistently and intentionally positive and memorable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains the class registration system (Sawyer)
  • Maintains all teaching artist contracts and other education-related administration, as well as interviewing and scheduling teaching artists.
  • Assists at festivals and community engagement events.
  • Manages summer camps.
  • Acts as one of the Center’s main customer service representatives, answering customer questions and assisting with class registrations and facility inquiries.
  • Maintains all classroom and party supplies.
  • Assists with classroom set up as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and training required; experience in non-profit arts education, arts management, or art-related degree is preferred.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and possesses customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and has basic computer knowledge (MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Clearances required:
    • PA Criminal Background Check
    • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
    • FBI Background Check


Sweetwater is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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