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Data Projects Coordinator

This is a temporary/contract hourly position with no benefits. The pay is $20 per hour up to 20 hours per week. The position is subject to budget and funds availability and will be reassessed at the end of each fiscal year (June) or as needed.

The position supports and promotes cultural equity practices and the mission of the agency to Drive an equitable and vibrant community through the arts through the identification of gaps in access and support and the implementation of evidence-based solutions.


This position will report to the Strategic Funding and Initiatives Manager. The Contract Data Projects Coordinator will support Metro Arts’ data collection, analysis, and evaluation systems.


  • Works on data, research, and evaluation projects in alignment with Metro Arts strategic goals.
  • Supports community-engaged data collection activities such as surveys, interviews, and focus groups; specifically will support coordination and online and in-person data collection for the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 with Americans for the Arts
  • Cleans and merges data files.
  • Runs data reports as needed
  • Supports the development of the Metro Arts Annual Report.
  • Supports work with other Metro departments and external partners on relevant data projects including: Monthly performance reports w/Mayor’s office, OpenData /ITS, Curb Center, SMU/DataArts
  • Connects to local universities / arts departments prior to each semester (Fisk, TSU, Vanderbilt, Belmont) to connect us to students
  • Supports development of training materials related to data collection methods and analysis for staff, grantees, artists, and other partners.
  • Prepares materials for SFI team members, and other members of Metro Arts, seeking to utilize data in presentations, seminars, workshops.
  • Attends and/or facilitates meetings and workshops as needed.


Any combination of education and experience that would prepare the applicant to perform duties of the position at the appropriate level. Employees would typically have some professional or college level experience in coding, data collection, data analysis, and project coordination. Experience working directly with diverse communities and arts nonprofits preferred. Current college/graduate students are encouraged to apply.


  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience with project coordination
  • Comfort with descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Experience coding with Python
  • Familiarity with geo-spatial data-related software such as Arc-GIS
  • Familiarity with cultural equity and antiracism practices
  • Knowledge of community-engaged research best practices
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Highest adherence to standards of equity, ethics, and professionalism
  • Ability to use independent judgement to apply policy and ethics in specific situations
  • Proven organizational and time management skills with attention to detail imperative
  • Proactive with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
  • Ability to comprehend contracts, memorandums of understanding, and budgets
  • Experience with record keeping
  • Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the ability to learn new technology tools as needed.

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