AEP6 Contractor

Development and Advocacy · Portland, Oregon
Department Development and Advocacy
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $20 Hourly

The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

We are an EEO and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

As a RACC contractor, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

If you are ready to assist a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.  

                                                                                                   The Opportunity: AEP6 Contractor

What is the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study (“AEP6”): The purpose of this research study is to measure the economic impact of spending by the nation’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences during 2022. This new study will build on our five previous national economic impact efforts (1992, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015) to document in unprecedented scope and detail the key role played by the nonprofit arts industry in strengthening local and statewide economies. Legislators, business leaders, government officials, arts administrators, and the media regularly use this data to demonstrate the economic power that the arts and culture wield in our communities. We fully anticipate that the AEP6 study will once again be the largest and most comprehensive research effort of its kind ever conducted in the United States.


We’re looking for an outgoing, organized, self-starter with volunteer recruitment, coordination, and survey facilitation experience. Work will involve clerical work, communicating with study partners in the City of Portland and Multnomah County, help with the recruitment and training of community volunteers to collect surveys at arts events across the County during the 2022 calendar year, or until hours have been expended. Great opportunity for those interested in part-time work with an interest in impacts of the arts, including interested students, or those looking to get out and about. Will report directly to the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Manager of Advocacy & Engagement and will collaborate with the Volunteer Manager as needed.

Essential Deliverables

  • Working with the Manager of Advocacy & Engagement at the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and other team members, social media, including calling, and other resources to recruit and train volunteer survey collectors
  • Understand effective survey collecting techniques. Able to respond to questions about the survey
  • Coordinating and scheduling volunteers and community partners to collect surveys at arts and culture events across Multnomah County and the City of Portland
  • When necessary collect surveys along with volunteers and community partners
  • Reviewing, collating, and preparing surveys for analysis
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Manager when needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Volunteer experience
  • Survey facilitation experience highly recommended
  • Training or facilitation experience
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Self-directed
  • Open communicator who is willing to ask questions
  • Enjoys people and interested and engaged in local arts and culture

Status:                                Contractor
Supervisory:                     Mario Mesquita, Manager of Advocacy and Engagement
Rate:                                  $20 Hourly

Application Instructions: 
To be considered for this opportunity a cover letter, resume, questions completed and references must be included.  This posting closes August 15, 2022 at midnight.

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Development and Advocacy
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $20 Hourly