Spanish Language Consultant


Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), an arts service organization and presenter based in the dynamic DUMBO arts district and working throughout the borough, seeks a motivated consultant to help plan and execute a Spanish-Language Outreach Project. Supported by NYSCA, the Spanish-Language Outreach Project aims to strengthen BAC’s relationships with Spanish-speaking artists in the borough by raising awareness of the Community Arts Grants program. The consultant will develop and implement an outreach plan to spread the word about the Grants program via Spanish-language media and through creative individuals and organizations that are active in Spanish-speaking Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The ideal candidate will have connections with the Spanish-speaking media and cultural community in New York City, experience in English-Spanish translation, workshop facilitation, and a passion for connecting artists and cultural organizations with available resources.

This is a part-time contracted position with a July start. Consultant will work under the supervision of the Grants Manager, as an integrated member of the Grants and Services department. Hours are flexible (approximately 15-30/month) and will include some evening and weekend events. Contract period will be approximately 12 weeks, through mid-September 2017.

Compensation: The project pay scale is $25/hour.

To Apply 

Send resume, cover letter and 2 references to, with "Outreach Project Consultant" in the subject line by May 30, 2017. The cover letter should detail your qualifications for a swift implementation of this program. All items above are required. No calls or faxes. Applications accepted until position is filled.

BAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of New York, the constituencies and neighborhoods BAC serves.

About BAC Community Arts Grants and Brooklyn Arts Council

Every year, Brooklyn Arts Council distributes approximately $400,000 to help fund hundreds of projects by Brooklyn artists and organizations in all artistic disciplines through BAC Community Arts Grants. BAC's grants are supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). BAC grants are available to individuals and organizations with Brooklyn residency. All funding is project-based (i.e. no fellowships, general operating support or unrestricted funding) and must support projects that engage a Brooklyn audience and take place in Brooklyn. Supporting projects in Brooklyn communities underserved by arts programming is a funding priority. BAC Grants also functions as a professional development service, providing seminars, workshops and networking events that are free or low-cost and open to all. Our most recent program, Creative Coalitions, assists artists and cultural organizations in specific Brooklyn neighborhoods in forming and sustaining coalitions aimed at achieving their collective goals.

BAC gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough. As Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst for helping the arts community grow. We continually evaluate and evolve what we do to meet the changing times, and keep our commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in our borough.