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Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the history of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, as we implement a new comprehensive strategic plan, expand exhibition and educational programming and outreach and raise funds for a new building, to be located in downtown Oklahoma City.





Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. We endeavor to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice.



Current job listings:

Position Title:  Development Services Coordinator

Reports To: Capital Campaign and Development Manager

Position Summary

The Coordinator is responsible for managing the principal constituent database [currently DonorPerfect (DPO)], ensuring the integrity of donor information and development financial records. Tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining donor records, gift reconciliation, stewardship, research and special events. In collaboration with the Capital Campaign and Development Manager, he/she will plan the implementation of all newly acquired fundraising systems and related modules. Work also includes assisting senior executive staff as required.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter through LinkedIn here.

Job Duties

Data Management

  • Handle confidential donor/constituency information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • Accurately process all gifts, pledges and payments (mail and online) in collaboration with Finance Department; including maintaining daily income log, weekly and monthly gift reconciliation, and payment processing.
  • Generate pledge agreements; track open pledges, pledge payments and delinquent commitments with Development officers and Finance staff.
  • Assist in developing procedural guide for use of DPO, related software and future fundraising platforms.
  • Train Development and other institutional staff in records management best practices and database.
  • Keep current with the accounting practices, program codes and other finance activities as directed.
    • Coordinate recording and maintenance of donor and participant information within development and across the organization.
    • Assume requests for queries, reports and contact lists; work towards first-time pull accuracy and timely response.
    • Partner with Director of Operations and Capital Campaign and Development Manager in database system maintenance and updates.

 Development Office Coordination

  • Accurately acknowledge gifts, pledges and pledge payments per established stewardship protocols.
  • Maintain orderly internal electronic files for historical reference of all financial transactions and donor correspondence.
  • Keep informed of current organization news, exhibits, programs and events.
    • Execute customized stewardship plans in support of foundation and/or government grants, capital campaign donors and others as assigned.
    • Assist with execution of annual member solicitations, billing and membership benefits.
    • Coordinate fiscal and tax-year end solicitations.

 Data Mining and Prospect Research

  • Maximize coordination between current and future donor database and other systems; including retail, ticketing, marketing software, etc. towards advancing fundraising outcomes.
  • Identify and research individual, corporate and foundation prospects, both in response to staff requests, and proactively as time allows.
    • Establish centralized process for prospect and interested-party information capture for post-meeting/event program review.
    • Support Development Director and Capital Campaign Manager in donor solicitation schedule (AKA moves management) based on regular prospect review. 

Other duties as requested

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, administration, public relations or communications preferred, and/or three to five years equivalent experience in development and donor relations. Previous experience with nonprofit fundraising is helpful
  • Advanced knowledge of and expertise in database administration
  • Significant training in DonorPerfect or Tessitura preferred or demonstrated proficiency in use of a recognized customer relationship management (CRM) software program
  • Experience in data migration from one CRM platform to another is preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize independently
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.  Nothing in this job description is to be construed as a contract of employment.  All job duties are subject to change as business needs necessitate.

Other requirements and working conditions

  • Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use
  • Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily
  • Flexible schedule with ability to participate in evening or weekend events
  • Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
  • Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. - combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis

Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter through LinkedIn here.


Position Title: Class Instructor                                   

Reports to: Education Director

Instructor Requirements:
BA of MFA in studio art, art education, or relevant teaching subject preferred
Minimum of two years teaching experience
Demonstrated expertise in teaching field
High level of quality in personal artwork
High level of personal motivation and dependability
Ability to work independently
Skilled in teaching incremental steps designed for beginner to advanced students 
Ability to encourage and support the creativity of students of all ages

Classes typically meet for two hours a week for four or eight weeks. One-day workshops can meet within a timeframe of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please fill out the proposal and attach a resume. Email to Erin Oldfield, Director of Education and Public Programming at



Position Title: Education Summer Internship                                   

Reports to: Education Coordinator

The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center accepts applications from college students, recent graduates and graduate students interested in interning in the Education department. Internships are unpaid positions.

Some colleges and universities offer college credit for internships. Consult your school to see what the internship time requirements are to receive college credit.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Provide support and assistance for youth classes, camps, programs and events. Intern will prep for classes, help children with art projects and may assist the instructor with class management. They will work with the Education department including the director of education and public programming, education coordinator and education associate. Intern will gain practical hands-on experience in program planning and arts education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Upperclassman or graduate student in art education, art history or museum studies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Individuals who work well with children

  Education Internship Application 

Please submit the application, cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 
Summer Internship: May 30 - August 18 at 20 hours/week

Mail completed materials to:
Attn: Christine Gibson, Education Coordinator
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Please direct questions to Christine Gibson at or

Submit proposals for YOUTH PROGRAMMING, contact the Education Coordinator.

For proposals for TEEN PROGRAMMING and CLASSES, contact Director of Education & Public Programming