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Current Opportunities:

Title:                 Senior Program Manager

Job Status:       Full time; exempt

Reports to:       Executive Director


Position Summary:


The Senior Program Manager is responsible for the programmatic vision of The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation ( the "Morgan"). Working closely with the Executive Director, the Senior Program Manager oversees all program activities including in-person and virtual scheduled workshops, custom workshops, community arts outreach programs and activities, and the gallery exhibition program. The Manager supports the Morgan's commitment to preserving the craft of papermaking and book arts, innovation in handmade paper as an art form, and sustainable practices. With guidance from the Program Committee of the Board of Directors, the Manager is responsible for the design and delivery of programs and activities for diverse participants including emerging and established professional artists, arts educators, community collaborators, K-12 students, youth, families, and seniors. The Senior Program Manager is a full-time, salaried exempt position requiring the performance of duties off-site and outside regular business hours. The Senior Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and promotes teamwork with the studio, marketing, and fund development staff.

Roles & Responsibilities:


The Senior Program Manager provides leadership and manages three key program areas: Workshops, Community Arts and Gallery Exhibitions. In this role, the Manager designs, plans, executes, evaluates programs; and works closely with other Morgan staff on program marketing, communications, bookkeeping, and fundraising.


The Morgan is proud to have nationally recognized artists and educators teaching and exhibiting in our facility and the community featuring handmade paper, book arts, printmaking, and mixed techniques open to beginners through professional skill and interest levels.


Responsibilities to support all programming includes:


  • Developing an integrated in-person and virtual program plan and calendar for Workshops, Community Arts and Gallery Exhibitions to optimize participation, quality service to our constituents, Morgan brand management, and donor program contributions.

  • Coaching staff coordinating artist-in-residence and intern projects and working closely with Handmade Paper Production & Garden Staff to ensure one programmatic vision and a fully integrated program plan

  • Developing themes for integrated programs and exhibitions that leverage Morgan, partner, and community resources.

  • Preparing and managing detailed budget including staffing, equipment, materials, supplies, promotions, publications, documentation and evaluation expenses; and fees, grants, donations, and sponsor revenue.

  • Executing instructor/exhibitor/project contracts and other administrative documents with community partners to deliver scheduled programs and services

  • Preparing descriptive content for catalogs, website, social media, promotions, and other communications.

  • Maintaining databases for program participants, exhibitors, program details, and budgeting/donors to effectively manage projects and activities.

  • Manage enrollment/participation data, demographics, bookkeeping, evaluation, and analysis to support donor requirements, quality assessment, and future planning

  • Work with the Studio Coordinator to ensure scheduling, space and equipment use, and raw materials purchasing promotes the safe and efficient use of facility across all program areas.

  • Develop policies and procedures for in-person and virtual program delivery in our facility, community, and program collaborator locations to ensure safety, sustainability, quality, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Oversee resources and logistics for out-of-town instructors/exhibitors and students

Required Qualifications and Core Competencies: 


We are seeking a candidate that is an aspirational, results-oriented, and team-focused individual who is:

  • well organized, inclusive, and customer-centered 

  • able to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism

  • experienced designing, planning, executing, and evaluating programs,

  • familiar with papermaking, book arts, and printmaking disciplines a plus but not required

  • effective in written and oral communication and proficiency in Microsoft Office


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree preferably in Arts Management, Studio Arts or related discipline

  • Two or more years managing projects that meet or exceed goals

  • Experience recruiting and effectively working with volunteers

  • Use of virtual platforms for artistic and administrative applications

  • Awareness of Greater Cleveland arts and K-12 educational communities




Competitive salary and employment package commensurate with experience and organization's budget. Based in Cleveland, Ohio.


To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Leonard D. Young, Executive Director at


The cover letter should include a description of a significant recent accomplishment and an example of leadership skills in managing programming content.

No phone calls, please.


Application deadline: April 15, 2021, or until filled.  The status of the job will be updated on this page. 

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 
216.361.9255 | Open 12pm - 4pm Thursdays and Saturdays