Program Coordinator

Who We Are:

Art Enables is an art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for adult artists with disabilities to create, market, and earn income from their original work while building the skills, relationships, and experiences necessary for a successful career in the arts. We offer our artists the studio space, materials, and marketing support they need to develop and succeed as professionals. We envision a world where artists with disabilities can discover their creativity, showcase and market their work, and achieve professional success and a sense of self-determination without boundaries or barriers.

Position Overview:

The Program Coordinator is responsible for working closely with artist program participants, their support teams, supporting agencies, and the DC Department of Disability Services (DDS) to coordinate artist services to ensure artists have a professionally and personally successful experience at Art Enables. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating assessment and enrollment, annual goal planning, case consultations, and vocational support and coordination. The Program Coordinator manages critical elements of our partnership with DDS, including artist and organizational reporting requirements, training requirements, and annual reviews. The Program Coordinator also works closely with artists supporting their studio activity. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while effectively managing the detail-oriented duties of the role. The Program Coordinator must be a savvy project manager who is comfortable juggling multiple deliverables for different people on different timelines. This role will report to and work closely with the Executive Director (ED), in addition to partnering with other staff to coordinate artist services.

Attributes of Competitive Candidates:

Competitive candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs and have service coordination experience. They must be a “people-person” and enjoy working with many different individuals. They must be solutions-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization, and time-management skills. They must be considerate listeners and enjoy working on small teams whose members all wear many hats.


Coordination of Artist Services

  • ● Manage “new artist” assessment, enrollment, and on-boarding process
  • ● Coordinate, produce, and submit required artist reports, i.e. progress notes, progress reports, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports as needed
  • ● Coordinate annual artist goal plans, in coordination with artists and artist support teams
  • ● Facilitate and participate in artist case consultations and meetings as needed
  • ● Provide vocational support and coordination, as related to artist goals
  • ● Respond to individual artist opportunities, challenges and issues as they arise

DDS Partnership Management

  • ● Represent Art Enables by attending required DDS sponsored/facilitated meetings
  • ● Coordinate and lead annual DDS Audit/Review process
  • ● Oversee incident management process, as needed
  • ● Support DDS training and on-boarding requirements for Art Enables staff
  • ● Support DDS billing administration

Program/Studio Administration

  • ● Support program strategy and planning
  • ● Take “floor shifts” in the studio each week, working side-by-side with artists
  • ● Support artists when arriving and departing studio, and throughout the day
  • ● Support routine safety and security reviews and activities
  • ● Coordinate studio announcements to artists and their support teams (studio closures, special events, etc.)
  • ● Regularly participate in artwork jury and review process
  • ● Support other organizational and program priorities as needed

Skills and Requirements to Foster Success

  • ● At least 2-5 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs
  • ● At least 2-5 years of service/program coordination
  • ● BSW/MSW, or related field of study, preferred but not required
  • ● Experience with District or State disabilities agencies preferred, but not required
  • ● Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
  • ● Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • ● Tech savvy and comfort working in a variety of software and online applications
  • ● Genuine enthusiasm for visual art; experience in the arts preferred, but not required
  • ● Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Compensation and Benefits

  • ● Compensation commensurate with experience
  • ● Two weeks paid time off
  • ● Federal holidays off
  • ● Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • ● Employer matched 403b retirement plan

To Apply

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to