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Folk Arts Coordinator

Organization: The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History
Date Posted: 6/11/2019
City: New Brunswick
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Primary Category: Public Folklore, State Government

Description & Details

Folk Arts Coordinator is responsible for the development, promotion, and implementation of Folk Arts programs to meet the needs of various cultural and ethnic organizations within the community and requires a general knowledge of grant application and administration, personnel and fiscal management, property and equipment management, and public information/public relations program planning.

Other services include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct fieldwork to identify tradition bearers and documents folk traditions in the community. through written report, audio oral histories and photo or video documentations.
  • Work with folk artists to develop and implement public programming in folk art for the community and as school residencies, produce educational guides and formal publications relating to folk arts and the field in general.

Educational Requirement

A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from an accredited university, in anthropology, cultural anthropology, folk arts, arts management or one of the arts disciplines OR a four-year degree in the humanities plus demonstrated experience in the following: grant management, arts program development, cultural program administration for governmental agencies in New Jersey.


One year experience in stimulating public interest and in development, planning and providing folk arts or related programs.

Special Skills

Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Access and Excel software; current NJ driver’s license and automobile at their disposal for site-visits; good writing and communication skills; bilingual skills preferred.

Middlesex County is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this position, click here. For more information about the The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, visit their website

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