Oregon Folklife Network Seeking Program Coordinator

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Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is looking for a program coordinator, for a newly created position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning on March 23, 2022.

Under the supervision of the OFN Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing OFN folklife programming and community engagement, especially with Oregon’s Spanish-speaking cultures. As well, the Program Coordinator oversees student employees and contributes to grant writing, archiving, records management, and communications. The OFN supports the Program Coordinator to the degree they are interested in becoming directly involved in research, teaching, publishing, and presentations at public and academic conferences. Work is frequently performed independently and reviewed by the director through regular informal conversations or as problems occur. Position requires flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Oregon Folklife Network documents, supports, and celebrates Oregon’s diverse cultural traditions and tradition-bearers. OFN conducts folklife fieldwork and works with communities, organizations, and Tribes to increase public awareness about Oregon’s living cultural heritage. The Oregon Folklife Network serves as a hub for statewide folklife activities in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon State Library, and Oregon Heritage Commission, along with community partners including Tribes, community-based cultural organizations, museums, regional cultural alliances, local arts agencies, K-12 schools, universities and colleges, and public libraries.

This position has the potential to expand up to 1.0 FTE. Depending on funding and business need, this position also has the potential to become permanent.

Minimum Requirements

  • Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist, including administrative support for a project, program, or operation. Administrative support includes those duties beyond clerical/secretarial such as: interpretation of rules and regulations; administrative data collection and analysis; and evaluation of projects, processes, and operations;
  • OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to one year of the experience.

Special requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

Professional Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills
  • Effective and respectful work with culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse individuals and communities.
  • Experience with archives and/or records management
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and web programs).
  • Initiative to be a self-starter, work without direct supervision, and handle a fluctuating workload with intermittent times of stress.
  • Flexible and able to adapt and adjust to participant needs and preferences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in folklore or related field (e.g. ethnology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, ethnic studies, arts/non-profit/policy management)
  • Demonstrated ethnographic fieldwork experience
  • Lived or professional experience with Spanish-speaking communities, and deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of these communities.
  • Minimum of one year working in arts and culture
  • Minimum of two years working in administrative management and/or business operations.
  • Minimum of one year working with websites, databases, and other institutional computer systems.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility best practices

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