Mid-America Arts Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, an Artist Services Program Officer, a Salesforce Administrator, and a Grants Programs Assistant.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is a member of the senior management team and provides leadership for the fundraising efforts of Mid-America Arts Alliance. The Director of Development plans, organizes, pursues, evaluates, and manages internal and external systems and methods for securing contributed income from private sources. This individual is working to sustain operating funds and ensure funding for core programs. The Director of Development will establish and nurture effective, collegial working relationships with co-workers and represent the organization in a positive and professional manner. The Director of Development will work directly with the President and CEO and Board of Directors to meet the short- and long-term contributed income needs of the organization.

Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: President and CEO
Status: Exempt
Supervises: Grant Writer
Salary Description: $100,000 – $120,000

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in grant writing and research.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate team.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues, and supporters.

To read the full description, including representative examples of work performed and performance measures, and apply for the Director of Development, please visit this page.

Artist Services Program Officer (Artists 360 & Interchange)

You will work with the Artist Services team to implement and oversee all grant-based professional development programing for the division. You will oversee and implement the Artists 360 and Interchange program and any future programs that may develop. You will work directly with the Director of Artist Services to maintain programs’ timelines, manage the application and selection processes, coordinate convening and events, and research and develop program curriculum.

Reports to: Director of Artist Services
Status: Full-Time; Non Exempt
Location: Remote Worker in the United States
Salary Description: $26.50–27.50 per hour


You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Zoom meeting management. General familiarity with Salesforce and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • 3+ years in the field of artist granting or professional development.
  • Experience with (as a participant or facilitator) Artist INC, Artists 360, or Interchange is preferred but not required.
  • Bilingualism is a preferred skill.
  • Work within the nonprofit arts framework, with culturally diverse audiences and regional community arts service organizations, and with individual artists.

To read a full job description and apply for the Artist Services Program Officer, please visit our career portal.

Salesforce Administrator

You will manage the daily management of Salesforce including data entry and clean-up tasks to ensure data integrity and user adoption. You will report directly to the Director of HR and Salesforce. You will have a track record in using Salesforce and resolving both technical and functional support issues.

Reports to: Director of Human Resources and Salesforce
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Remote Worker in the United States
Salary Description: $63,000–$68,000 per year


You have:

  • 3+ years experience in the administration and maintenance of Salesforce systems.
  • Hands-on experience with Service Cloud and Experience Cloud.
  • Experience in the administration and maintenance of Salesforce systems.
  • Experience in performing Salesforce upgrades and ensuring successful integration.
  • Certified as a Salesforce Administrator preferred.
  • Knowledge of data integrity principles and practices.
  • Cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity to other cultural values, norms, and customs.

To learn more and apply for this position, please visit our employment portal.

Grants Programs Assistant

You will provide administrative and operational support for the Arts and Humanities Grants Program Division. You will work directly with division staff supporting the daily work related to M-AAA’s regional grant programs, the Regional Touring Program grant, the Artistic Innovations grant program, and other grant making programs. You will need to undertake projects that can change daily; to communicate with staff, constituents, and other relevant parties; and to handle confidential matters. This position is available starting on July 1, 2022.

Reports to: Director of Arts and Humanities Grants Programs
Status: Full-Time; Non Exempt
Location: Remote Worker in the United States
Salary Description: $20.67–$22.50 per hour


You Have:

  • 2+ years of administrative experience in a creative nonprofit environment with an understanding of data management practices;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and a working knowledge of SalesForce, Form Assembly, and DocuSign;
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of staff and professional colleagues;
  • Participatory work style with the ability to assist members of the team;
  • Commitment to the artistic and service-based mission of the organization;
  • Fluency in a language other than English is preferred; and
  • Cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity to other cultural values, norms, and customs.

To read a full job description and apply for the Grants Programs Assistant, please visit our career portal.

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Voluntary Dental and Vision insurance
  • Fully paid Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Life Insurance
  • Paid holiday leave including 9 holidays, Winter Break (December 24-January 1), and 40 hours of paid Volunteer PTO
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental leave
  • 401K plan after a year of employment

Frequently Asked Questions about Employment at M-AAA

What kinds of jobs are typically available at Mid-America Arts Alliance?
Mid-America Arts Alliance employs a diverse range of individuals, from arts curators to grant writers to creative designers to accounting and management professionals.

How do I apply for a position at Mid-America Arts Alliance?
Instructions for applying for a given position are included in the job posting. M-AAA does not accept unsolicited resumes.

May I apply for multiple positions at the same time?
Yes, you may, but please indicate the position you most wish to be considered for when applying, and the reason you feel you are most suited for that position, in your cover letter.

Will you contact me about the progress of my application?
When your application has been received, you will be sent an acknowledgment via email. If a hiring manager determines your skills match the need of the position, you will be contacted for further screening and consideration.

Where is Mid-America Arts Alliance, and what are the business hours?
We are located at 2018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108. Our headquarters is in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. Office hours are typically 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. M-AAA has limited public hours only for visitors attending an exhibition installed in our space. Regarding employment, please arrange a visit in advance.

What about the confidentiality of my application information?
Your information is private and is not shared with anyone outside Mid-America Arts Alliance. It is only used for employment purposes.

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?
Contact Human Resources, hr (at)

Mid-America Arts Alliance

2018 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

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