International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A’s programs include IA&A at Hillyer, Traveling Exhibition Service, Cultural Exchange Programs, and Design Studio, all of which provide services to artists, cultural institutions, and the public.
IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs supports the next generation of creative leaders through educational and cultural exchanges in the arts. Through the Exchange Visitor Program, we provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. We are a designated J-1 visa sponsor and work specifically with American museums, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and design firms.
The Program Officer liaises with exchange visitors, host organizations, and other partners to ensure a positive, safe, and enriching exchange experience. The Program Officer is the primary point of contact for in-country exchange visitors, serving as an ambassador of our mission, culture, and values. The Program Officer will also contribute to departmental marketing efforts by pitching ideas, developing campaigns, and other related tasks.
The ideal candidate is interested in cultural exchange and diplomacy, is client-focused and excited to engage with exchange visitors and host organizations, is well-organized, pays meticulous attention to detail, has well-developed professional written and verbal communication skills, and is a self-starter who also enjoys working as part of a close-knit team.
IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs maintains a professional and knowledgeable, yet also friendly and social, departmental culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with occasional fun, whether that’s ice cream breaks, team field trips, or other activities. Reporting to the Director of IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs, this role has a close working relationship with the Program Associate.