Call for Faculty: The Arts & Culture Leadership Incubator Program Seeking Applications

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About the Leadership Incubator

The Leadership Incubator 3-month intensive program for artists, culture workers, producers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs working in Washington County, Oregon looking to take their practice to the next level. Participants go through a series of skill-building workshops with topics range from business aspects of being an artist to challenging methodologies around what it takes to be a community leader.

Part leadership development, part business incubator, the Arts & Culture Leadership Incubator aims to challenge, inspire, empower, and motivate. Participants create lasting connections during the program through peer networking, learning, and a focused collaboration on community activism. The program ends with a showcase in Spring 2023 for the community, highlighting the participant’s projects, collaborations and learnings.

Led by a faculty team of industry professionals, a central goal of the program is to empower bold arts and culture leaders from traditionally underrepresented populations* in Washington County who will help build a thriving, inclusive cultural and creative environment.

6 Incubator workshop sessions are currently scheduled from January to March 2023 and will be held in-person and virtually.

*Traditionally under-served populations in Washington County include people under 40, people of color, LGBTQ+, people experiencing income disparity, and people with disabilities, among others.

Learn more about the program here.


About the Position

Faculty members will work closely with the Tualatin Valley Creates team to plan and develop the curriculum for the incubator, review applications and select incubator participants, lead incubator training sessions, and evaluate the overall success of the program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience for Faculty Candidates

  • Leadership experience either as an individual or in an organizational capacity related to a creative field: visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary, heritage, other.
  • Skilled at teaching and communicating a skill set in which you have expertise.
  • Ability to commit to a series of in-person and virtual meetings between January 2023 to May 2023.
  • Strong desire to increase access to arts and culture experiences for all people in Washington County, Oregon.
  • Fundamental belief in the value of diverse perspectives and voices in community leadership positions.
Scope of Work
  • Work collaboratively with the TVC team and other Faculty members.
  • Assist in recruiting Incubator Participants.
  • Co-develop curriculum.
  • Review Incubator applications and select Participants.
  • Attend Cultural Sensitivity Training (date TBD).
  • Facilitate Incubator sessions focused on your area of expertise.
  • Participate in other sessions as needed.
  • Maintain open communication with TVC Staff, and Participants between sessions.
  • Respond to end of program survey.
  • Work collaboratively with TVC staff and cohort to plan and prepare program showcase event.

Preference given to applicants who also

  • Live and/or work in Washington County, Oregon.
  • Represent one or more of the following traditionally underserved populations: people under 40, people of color, people living with a disability, people who identify as LGBTQ+, or people who identify as a member of other traditionally underrepresented groups.

Total Compensation: $2,500

Applications are due on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply before November 10, 2022.

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