Residency Program Manager Position



SFAI is excited to announce the launch of a national search for a Residency Program Manager. Within the past year, SFAI’s Residency Program has received the Rauschenberg Award for Arts and Activism, as well as recognition from the Alliance for Artist Communities as a leader in socially engaged and community oriented residencies. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to further develop and grow the residency program within a dynamic, responsive, and engaging organization. The new Residency Program Manager will employ their national network to launch and manage the 2017-2018 thematic residency application process.


The Residency Program Manager is responsible  for  attracting  and  managing more than artists, writers, and creative practitioners in residence  each  year,  as well as managing the  administration,  promotion,  and community engagement  for the  program.  This position serves  as core staff for all SFAI programming, and requires a strong network in national and international artistic communities.


The Santa Fe Art Institute is an international community of artists, innovative thinkers, and engaged citizens. We cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world. Current areas of focus include social activism, underrepresented peoples, and place-based solutions.


We facilitate our mission through a renowned residency program- operated since 1985 and offered to artists, designers, and creative practitioners of many disciplines from around the world.  SFAI provides skills building so that artists, designers, and future changemakers can lead, innovate, and thrive. We do this by collaborating with local and national partners who share our values, and by engaging with community members through events like our signature SFAI140 event, our Community Works program, and resident led events throughout the year.

160824 HowToApply

Applications are due end of day September 12, with site visits for shortlisted applicants planned for late September. To apply, please review the detailed job description, available here. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jamie Blosser, Executive Director, at, with “Residency Program Manager Application” in subject line (please no walk-ins or phone calls). For questions, write to 


Job Title: Residency Program Manager

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director

Location of Job: Santa Fe Art Institute

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with extra events as necessary

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience & competitive with New Mexican nonprofits

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, Matching IRA Contributions, & Paid Time Off

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