Position: UrbanArt Commission – Communications and Project Coordinator (full time) 

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) has been growing steadily in recent years and is now hiring for the role of Communications and Project Coordinator. This position will fill a critical role for UAC in sustaining both project-based and program-based initiatives and by providing administrative support and support in UAC’s engagement efforts. The Communication and Projects Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and the Project Management team to advance the organization’s mission and goals, as well as implement a five-year strategic plan that is currently under development. This role will be responsible for the coordination of outward-facing communications through social media, website updates and event logistics.

Reports to: Executive Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Provide support for the major administrative functions of the project delivery and program development aspects of UAC, including but not limited to event logistics, website updates, database management, coordinating with artists or neighborhood representatives, and communication efforts

+ Management of event logistics for dedication events, workshops, and fundraisers

+ Support Project staff in providing updates and maintaining records for City of Memphis stakeholders, selection committees and Public Art Oversight Committee to ensure transparency

+ Manage information requests and opportunities to present UAC’s work to partners and

+ Collect and create content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and email newsletters about UAC’s projects and programs interested parties

+ Update UAC’s website with project information and upcoming artist opportunities

+ Work collaboratively with UAC team to identify opportunities to advance UAC’s mission

+ Help to identify opportunities for UAC to expand visibility within neighborhoods

+ Management of private and temporary public art projects, as needed

+ Be knowledgeable about UAC’s portfolios of work and able to act as an ambassador for the organization

+ Implement strategic plan alongside UAC team

+ Other duties as assigned



+ Detail oriented, organized and analytical

+ Experience in content creation, social media, or newsletter creation

+ Proficiency using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

+ Event coordination experience

+ Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

+ Proficiency in MailChimp or similar marketing automation platform preferred

+ Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe, or Photoshop preferred

+ Ability or interest to work in a lively, creative work culture

+ Interest in public art, neighborhood engagement and artist development preferred

+ Commitment to continued professional development and growth

+ Dedication to UAC’s mission and goals


Compensation based on experience and qualifications. Applicants should email a current resume including a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page and 3 professional references with the subject line “Communications and Project Coordinator” to: HR@urbanartcommission.org

About us: UAC is an independent non-profit organization committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community through the development of public art. UAC is committed to equity and inclusion in our work. People of color, LGBTQIA individuals, differently abled persons, indigenous peoples and women are strongly encouraged to apply.