Careers

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Our team is passionate about elevating art in the South. We take pride in our work to encourage budding artists and connect audiences across the South. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, our team is committed to advancing southern vitality through the arts.  

Descriptions of open positions are available below. If you'd like to reach us, send an email to hr@southarts.org.

Assistant Vice President of Programs

South Arts is seeking an assistant expected to partner with the Vice President of Programs by playing a vital role in daily oversight, future planning, and leading the programs department to accomplish the strategic plan and fulfill South Arts’ mission of advancing Southern vitality through the arts.

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Director, Arts Partnerships

The Director, Arts Partnerships, will be responsible for programs that focus on engaging arts and cultural organizations and their leaders in ways that build capacity and participation among historically underserved groups/communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities; strengthen the organizational capacity of arts and cultural entities; expand peer networks; and include diverse voices among all who participate in and lead this work.

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Request for Proposals: Contract Fieldworker (Appalachian Region, Traditional Arts)

South Arts seeks proposals from qualified contractors to serve as a folklife and traditional arts fieldworker for the South Arts’ In These Mountains, Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture initiative. Fieldwork may be virtual and/or in-person. This contract position will be tasked with identifying and documenting African American and Native American traditional artists and community leaders in Appalachian Regional Commission counties, primarily in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Secondary geographic fieldwork areas may extend to Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The genre focus will include music, craft, and foodways traditions. This is a remote contract position.

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Request for Proposals: Contract Fieldworker & Researcher (Delta Regional Authority Region, Traditional Arts)

South Arts seeks proposals from qualified contractors to serve as a folklife and traditional arts fieldworker and researcher. This contract position will be tasked with developing and conducting a survey to identify African American and Native American traditional artists and aligned community organizations in South Arts’ partner states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The contractor will also conduct selected in-person fieldwork with a geographic focus on the Delta Regional Authority area in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and limited virtual fieldwork in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

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We are building and encouraging young artists, and young audiences—our job is to develop new art advocates so we can sustain the arts in our region, in every discipline.

Teresa Hollingsworth

Elevating Art