River Arts Administrative Assistant

River Arts is a non-profit organization located in Morrisville, VT. with a mission to enrich the community through the arts. Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, this position provides a variety of essential support functions, managing office operations, and assisting with program development and delivery. The job requires excellent communication, multi-tasking, problem solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills; flexibility with changing priorities and demands; and the ability to interact with colleagues and visitors in a professional manner. This is a great opportunity for someone with exceptional administrative skills, a passion for the arts, and a desire to gain exposure and access to all aspects of day-to-day nonprofit arts management.


  • Proficient with word processing applications and spreadsheets
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly
  • Professional demeanor
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities


  • Greet and engage visitors to the River Arts Center
  • Answer incoming calls
  • Read and reply to incoming e-mail and voice mail
  • Update website, social media and program boards
  • Coordinate distribution of program fliers, postcards and brochures
  • Coordinate and support programming
  • Oversee office administration
  • Order, purchase and maintain office supplies
  • Maintain and update organizational documents, lists and manuals
  • Manage rentals, equipment and facility
  • Support gallery committee for exhibits
  • Maintain schedule of programs,exhibits and events
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Board of Trustees and auxiliary groups as appropriate
  • Data entry of class registration and payments
  • Manage and ensure accuracy of databases
  • Coordinate and assist with funding efforts, generate follow-up information and thank you letters to donors
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Assist in recruiting, selection and coordination of volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred
  • Previous work experience in an administrative support position in an office
  • Non-profit experience, working with volunteers and/or marketing experience preferred, but not required
  • Appreciation of the arts; understand and internalize the mission, purpose, values and goals of River Arts
  • Must pass background check

HOURS/SALARY: Monday – Friday, 8:30-4pm with occasional evening or weekend hours for special programming. $12.00/hour. 1 year position subject to renewal.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter outlining your experience to: Dominique Gustin, Executive Director, at dominique@riverartsvt.org

Application review begins January 30, 2017; open until filled



River Arts currently has internship opportunities available in marketing, exhibitions and education. Please email resume and references to Dominique@RiverArtsVT.org.  Note that all intern positions are unpaid.