at 75 5th St W, Ste 304, Saint Paul, 55102 United States

COMPAS is a nationally-recognized provider of arts education programs that power imaginations, learning and life. Affiliated with Young Audiences.

75 5th St W, Ste 304
Saint Paul , MN 55102
United States
Contact Phone
P: (651) 292-3249


COMPAS (Community Programs in the Arts) helps connect individuals through the arts. COMPAS Teaching Artists provide residencies, workshops and performances to communities throughout Minnesota. We work at schools, community and recreation centers, hospitals, clinics, festivals, senior centers and much more. In addition, COMPAS youth programs provide opportunities for young people to gain valuable arts and employment skills each summer!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 04:30
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 04:30
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 04:30
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 04:30
  • Fridays: 09:00- 04:30

General Info

COMPAS believes in the power and purpose of creativity in the lives of everyone. Through the work of Artists, we engage community through schools, recreation centers, senior programs, public programs and health care centers. Through hands-on activities, individuals connect with their own creativity. Founded in 1974, COMPAS has the longest running roster of artists in the state of Minnesota.

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We have a part-time job opening! Please share. COMPAS has been putting creativity into the hands of Minnesotans for over 40 years. Our professional artists work alongside students, teachers, senior citizens, hospital patients, teens, and just about any other community member to spark their imaginations and infuse their lives with creativity. Please see our website at Project Manager position The role of the Project Manager is to provide comprehensive support to COMPAS staff, artists, youth and partners during the planning and implementation of two large-scale public art installations in St. Paul. Position will help oversee projects at the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary underpass and the Maryland Avenue Railroad Bridge. COMPAS Artists will be planning the murals during the winter and implementing them in the spring and summer of 2016 in collaboration with community members and through the employment of youth apprentices. The Project Manager will facilitate the process by communicating with partners, collaborating with artists to ensure that the project runs smoothly, assisting and supporting youth apprentices, ensuring that deadlines are met and that the project stays within budget. The position is part-time, mostly Monday-Friday days, with some evening and weekend activities. Hours can be determined with staff once hired. Position is 12 hours a week until June, 2016. Hours increase to 25 hours a week for the 8 weeks, mid-June to mid-August. . Position will run approximately through August, 2016. The pay rate is $15.00-$20.00 an hour depending on experience. Youth Work Duties • Work with youth from our partner organization, Face 2 Face. These are youth who have experienced homelessness, displacement or other challenges. • Manage the interviewing and hiring process of youth with the artists. (e.g. Plan group and individual meetings and workshops to inform youth about the program. Help update and disseminate paperwork including job applications, promotional flyers, etc..) • Collaborate on apprentice recruitment and training with Face 2 Face • Help address issues, questions and concerns as they arise. Supervise youth as needed. • Attend field trips and trainings with youth as needed. Artistic Support • Provide support for artists as needed including help with preparing locations, staffing, youth, transportation and other duties. • Consult with artists on supplies; price supplies to stay within budget; place orders.; • Ensure supply and material needs are met as projects progress. • Price equipment such as scaffolding. Reserve for the work season. • Make arrangements for proper safe storage at work sites. • Ensure proper cleaning and maintenance of supplies and locations. • Call businesses and community members to make meeting arrangements and request supplies. • Take pictures/videos of progress. Post on social media. Administrative Duties • Work under the supervision of COMPAS Arts Innovation Director to plan and implement mural and youth programs. • Provide outreach and promotions to community members, organizations and businesses to recruit attendees for community meetings and workshops. Work with community volunteers as needed. • Ensure proper documentation and computer storage of all work on COMPAS’ server. • Track processes; respond in a timely manner to issues, questions and concerns from staff, artists and youth. • Use Microsoft Word and Excel to document and track information, including youth contact info. Use Salesforce to document program participants (training provided). • Submit accurate and thorough employment paperwork for youth participants, including bi-weekly payroll, during the summer. • Assist with artist contracts and paperwork – making copies, sending e-mails and mailing materials. • Help coordinate special events including location reservation, set-up, supply purchases and transportation to site(s), and clean-up. • Take notes during meetings as needed. Assist in evaluating the program. • Assist the Arts Innovation Director and staff in other administrative tasks as needed. Experience Experience and/or education in the human services, community organizing, public art or youth work preferred. Able to speak or communicate an additional language such as Hmong, Somali, Karen or Spanish desired but not required. Skills Needed • Computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets and databases. • Comfort level learning on-line resource such as Survey Monkey and website programs. • Ability to work independently and use common sense to solve potential issues. • Understanding of budgets and expenses, and work to stay within a defined budget. • Ability to communicate with individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. • Organizational skills to meet deadlines and work efficiently. • Manage and prioritize multiple activities at once. • Have strong attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy and good decision-making. Individual should have: • At least four years’ experience and/or education in a position with comparable responsibilities. • Knowledge of the visual arts (preferred). • Strong ethics, reliability and dependability. • Strong verbal/written/electronic communication skills; work well with a team. • The ability to complete and follow through on tasks. • The ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive subjects. • The ability to travel to locations independently. Reliable access to a vehicle is necessary to transport materials and supplies. • The ability to lift 20 lbs., climb ladders, haul supplies and walk on uneven terrain. Be comfortable with some physical activity and working outside in various weather conditions. Please send an e-mail with a message regarding your interest and/or a cover letter, a resume and two references by November 25. Interviews will begin right away. Betsy Mowry Voss COMPAS welcomes applicants of all ages and cultures.