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Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work and volunteer for our organization. We are dedicated to bringing the arts to everyone in our community. If you have a desire to share your creative energies with our community, we would love to work with you!

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Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 Project Manager

Independent Contractor

Position Overview: The Lincoln Arts Council will partner with Americans for the Arts (AFTA) in a national study of the economic impact of the arts in communities during the 2022 calendar year.  This is the 5th study that LAC has participated in.

  • Works with approximately 50+ arts/culture organizations in Lincoln to create a plan for collecting audience-intercept surveys.  This involves multiple contacts with arts organizations to ensure that the surveys are completed. 
  •  Creates copies of survey tool and delivers/sets up the survey process as needed at the venue. 
  • Assists with getting audiences to fill out the survey as allowed before/after the event.  Some venues do this themselves.
  • Collects surveys and sends to AFTA quarterly.  Minimum survey amount is 800.  LAC collected 1500 for the last AEP study.
  • Creates comprehensive list of eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to send to AFTA.  This information becomes the basis for identifying organizations to complete the organizational survey. 
  • Works with the arts community in completing their organizational survey.

Skills required:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to plan tasks to ensure that deadlines are met – detail oriented and accurate
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong desire to connect with others.

The project will require an average of 5 hours per week throughout the year totaling approximately 300 hours.  There will be some down times and others that are very busy, especially at the start and end of the project. The final product is a well-respected research report with AFTA.


A detailed timeline of the project is available. Independent Contractor work begins May 1, 2022, with completion April 30, 2023.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

LAC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals of any race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Application Procedure 

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: AEP6 Contractor. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UpstArt Teaching Artist (Contractual)

The Lincoln Arts Council has an educational and community partnerships program called upstArt that provides arts based educational programs in the city of Lincoln. Our mission is to champion the use of arts as a tool for both personal and community development for all Lioncolnites by presenting and supporting quality programs in schools and community settings. You can learn more about upstArt here.

We are continually recruiting qualified teaching artists in order to manage and grow a diverse roster of qualified teaching artists representing a variety of arts disciplines, including visual arts, music, theatre, dance and film.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliated LAC teaching artist, we encourage you to apply. Please submit a teaching artist application here. We will review your application materials and set up an interview.


-  Individual artists, artists’ ensembles, or companies may apply

-  Must not be a full-time student

-  Must be 18 years of age or older


-  Demonstrate artistic excellence as evidenced by samples of work, training and experience, resume, and letters of recommendation

-  Ability to develop and implement a sequential residency plan with education or community partners.

-  Ability to identify and collect documentation, including photography, video, interviews, questionnaires, and be agreeable to classroom observation

-  Ability, if applicable, to present culturally specific arts as evidenced by work samples and observations

-  Experience, interest, and the ability to work with adults and children, as applicable, including special needs populations.


-  Teaching artists are paid a minimum of $50/hour, including planning, travel and meeting time

-  LAC is responsible for the costs of all materials used in the residency.


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