The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) seeks to hire a Contract Project Manager/Arts Administrator to support the professional activities of the ACASA Board. Learn more about the association at

Tasks: Tasks include general board organization, operations development, and project management. The Project Manager/Arts Administrator will develop a centralized archive and archival organizational system, identify and implement a project management system, identify grant funding opportunities, and provide administrative support for event and outreach planning, including the Triennial Symposium of African Arts in Chicago, IL in Summer 2024.

Contract Term/Format: This is an annual contract position, lasting from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023, with two years of options to renew. The work will be, in large part, conducted remotely. The successful applicant must be available for regular online meetings with the ACASA Board and vendors. Meetings will take place at least once monthly in year one, and every two weeks (or more frequently) in the event year (Year Two). In Year Two, the successful applicant will be expected to travel to Chicago, IL for the Triennial symposium in Summer 2024. Economy class travel, standard conference lodgings, and per diem are included for conference purposes. The Points of Contact will be the ACASA President and Treasurer.

Contract value: Contract payments will be staggered, with once monthly payments at the conclusion of each month, upon submission of an invoice, totalling annually:

Year One: $71,370
Year Two: $74,940
Year Three: $78,690
Year Two travel and per diem: $10,000

Skills/Requirements: The successful applicant must have regular access to internet and cell phone service to complete this primarily remote position and must be fluent in English. They should be legally able to work and travel in the US. A familiarity with African arts is not required but is encouraged. Professional experience with and enthusiasm for project management and non-profit management is required. Applicants should have proficiency with the following:

Zoom (and/or other virtual meeting software);
Google Drive Suite/Microsoft Office Suite/Dropbox;
Web-based project management software (such as Trello, Basecamp, or Gitlab);
Creation and tracking of budgets.

This contract position is intended for a recent graduate (up to 5 years) with a terminal degree (PhD, MBA, MFA, MLIS, or similar) and an interest in an arts administration career.

At all times during the performance of this contract, the contractor must obtain and provide evidence of own health insurance, accident insurance with a liability up to 1 million dollars and worker’s compensation insurance in accordance with statutory requirements and limits.

EEO/AA Statement: ACASA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is committed to cultural and intellectual diversity. The ACASA Board encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Start Date: October 1, 2022

Application Materials:
Online application form
Single-page letter of interest that addresses relevant project management experience
Email and phone contact information for 3 references.

Application Process: Complete online application form and upload application materials at:

Questions? [email protected]