Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) Contractor

Deadline August 15, 2022

Status: One independent contractor position
Opening: Ready to hire immediately
Compensation: $20 per hour
Schedule: 175 total hours across 20-24 weeks.
Contact: Mario Mesquita, Manager of Advocacy & Engagement
What is the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study (“AEP6”): The purpose of this research study is to measure the economic impact of spending by the nation’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences during 2022. This new study will build on our five previous national economic impact efforts (1992, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015) to document in unprecedented scope and detail the key role played by the nonprofit arts industry in strengthening local and statewide economies. Legislators, business leaders, government officials, arts administrators, and the media regularly use this data to demonstrate the economic power that the arts and culture wield in our communities. We fully anticipate that the AEP6 study will once again be the largest and most comprehensive research effort of its kind ever conducted in the United States.

The job: We’re looking for an outgoing, organized, self-starter with volunteer recruitment, coordination, and survey facilitation experience. Work will involve clerical work, communicating with study partners in the City of Portland and Multnomah County, help with the recruitment and training of community volunteers to collect surveys at arts events across the County during the 2022 calendar year, or until hours have been expended. Great opportunity for part-time students or those looking to get out and about. Will collaborate with the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Volunteer Manager as needed. Will report directly to the Manager of Advocacy & Engagement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Working with the Manager of Advocacy & Engagement at the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and other team members, social media, and other resources to recruit and train volunteer survey collectors
• Understand effective survey collecting techniques. Able to respond to questions about the survey
• Coordinating and scheduling volunteers and community partners to collect surveys at arts and culture events across Multnomah County and the City of Portland
• When necessary collect surveys along with volunteers and community partners
• Reviewing, collating, and preparing surveys for analysis
• Collaborate with Volunteer Manager when needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Volunteer experience
• Survey facilitation experience highly recommended
• Training or facilitation experience
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
• Self-directed
• Open communicator who is willing to ask questions
• Enjoys people and interested and engaged in local arts and culture

To Apply :

OPEN UNTIL August 15th at Midnight PDT.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We are committed to providing services and making resources available to every resident of Multnomah County without regard to ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, or source of income.

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