Our Mission

The mission of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) is to address the needs of the arts community through arts and cultural activities, advocacy and support; create pride by promoting Baltimore to Baltimoreans; and to use the arts and events marketing tools to promote Baltimore’s assets locally, regionally and nationally. BOPA produces festivals, special events, and promotions for Baltimore City and develops and administers funds, grant programs and community workshops. In addition, BOPA manages several historic attractions and sites in the Baltimore area. Facilities include School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower and the Top of the World Observation Level in the World Trade Center.


Art@Work Site Manager

Art@Work is a six-week mural artist apprenticeship program, operating under the YouthWorks umbrella; YouthWorks is the Baltimore City mayor’s office premiere workforce development program to create a meaningful paid employment opportunity that enhances youth job skills. The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Art@Work’s 10 students and 6 staff will paint a mural in the Sandtown-Winchester community. Art@Work offers a combination of classroom instruction, outdoor mural painting, and community canvassing.

The Site Manager will play an integral role in managing access to the classroom facilities, art supplies, and attendance of students and staff. The site manager will report to the Program Manager, and work alongside a Lead Teaching Artist, Assistant Teaching Artist, and 2 Bloomberg Arts Interns.

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Farmers' Market Coordinator

The Farmers’ Market Coordinator for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a seasonal, nonexempt position, that reports to the Farmers’ Market Manager; with the primary function of coordinating the operations of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market.

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Director of Development

The Director of Development (DD) is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The Director of Development will provide the leadership, strategic vision, and day-to-day management of the development team that will enable BOPA to further its mission. The DD will be responsible for creating a development strategy that supports BOPA’s broad portfolio. The DD will directly manage a team of three including the Corporate Sponsorship Manager, Grants Manager, and the Development Administrator.

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Multimedia Specialist

The Multimedia Specialist for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is a regular, fulltime, non-exempt position, who reports to the Director of Marketing, and is a member of the Marketing & Communications Department. As a Multimedia Specialist, you will work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to create, edit, and publish multimedia content (including print, digital graphics, photography, and videography) for marketing and communication needs.

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Marketing Director

The position of Marketing Director for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the CEO. The primary responsibility of the Marketing Director is to develop and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for the organization including, but not limited to BOPA’s programs, off-site venues, public relations, and related initiatives. They serve as a key member of BOPA’s senior management team and lead internal strategy meetings. The Marketing Director also supervises the Marketing Communications team which includes a Multimedia Specialist, Social Media &Website Manager and Communications Manager.

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as the financial advisor to management on issues including budget; audit; revenue and expenditures; government and contracts management; internal and external financial risks. The CFO leads the customer service-oriented finance department that supports multiple departments and functions. Direct reports include the Director of Human Resources, Director of Development, and the Senior Accountant.

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If you have questions please contact our Human Resource Director Ja-Mel Johnson at or 410-752-8632 ext. 4346.