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Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs: Cultural Operations
Salary Range $52,000.00 - $75,400.00
Closing Date: 06/06/2022
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is currently seeking an Assistant Cultural Affairs Manager. This position is a highly skilled supervisory and arts administrative work in providing daily oversight to staff and coordinating the activities of the Cultural Affairs Division. The Assistant Manager will be responsible for supporting staff in the production and promotion of major entertainment events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions; management of historic sites and event facilities; management of the historic municipal cemetery; and administration of City arts grant programs. Other duties include, but not limited to, budget oversight, equity initiatives, capital projects, strategic and program planning and serve on committees for City initiatives.
Candidates should have extensive experience in project management, staff management, budget management and collaboration. Understanding our local arts and culture environment and how to leverage partnerships and promotion is a plus.
This is highly skilled supervisory and arts administrative work in providing daily oversight to staff and coordinating the activities of the Cultural Affairs Division that include, but not limited to, the production and promotion of major entertainment events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions; management of historic sites and event facilities; management of the historic municipal cemetery; and administration of City arts grant programs. The single position allocated to this classification reports to the Cultural Affairs Manager and works under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on arts agency administration and ability to interface with community partners in order to complete the strategic objectives of the City of Gainesville cultural plan; and the supervision of staff and oversight of curators and contractors.
EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Facilitates the coordination of the extensive objectives of the 352ArtsRoadmap (the 10-year Cultural Plan for Gainesville) and new programs that will result.
- Oversees Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) compliance for the Division.
- Promotes and facilitates an atmosphere conducive and compliant with the goals and action plans of the division’s Diversity Workforce Action Plan.
- Works with program and facility coordinators and contracted curators to oversee implementation and administration of cultural programs for the City and management of its historic sites.
- Assists the Cultural Affairs Manager in developing short- and long-range plans; and executing the strategic and creative direction of the Division.
- Prepares the Division operating and capital budgets and monitors monthly results against plan.
- Coordinates capital projects overseen by the PRCA Cultural Affairs Division.
- Coordinates the periodic Arts and Economic Prosperity study for Alachua County.
- Develops policies, procedures, and administrative guidelines for staff.
- Assists the Cultural Affairs Manager in supervising public relation and marketing activities, including speaking before groups and media and overseeing production of program materials, including brochures, newsletters, and outs, bulletin boards, displays, and exhibits.
- Hires, supervises, plans, evaluates, disciplines, trains, and coordinates work of regular and temporary subordinates.
- Responsible for the development of, maintenance and coordination of grants and agreements in compliance with local, State, and Federal policies and procedures required for the receipt of grant funding.
- Coordinates and develops community groups and volunteers to assist in related projects and programs.
- Evaluates effectiveness of programs and practices and makes recommendations relating to projects, needs, and development.
- Ensures compliance with State and local management requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Prepares and submits related reports and documents, updates, and maintains computerized tracking/monitoring systems of all inventories.
- Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Acts in the absence of the Cultural Affairs Manager.
- Coordinates events and interfaces with other related City events and events sponsored by other organizations.
- Works with local, state, and federal agencies, organizations, and individuals relating to program issues.
- Presents to community groups, advisory boards, and/or City/County commissioners.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in an arts-related field, and three (3) years of work experience managing staff, budgets, and exhibitions in the cultural arts sector (e.g., Arts Council, Local Arts Agency, Theatre, Museum, Gallery, Arts Center, Entertainment or Event Production/Promotion, Theme Park Attraction, Historical sites, etc.).
Or an Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in an arts-related field, and five (5) years of work experience managing staff, budgets, and exhibitions in the cultural arts sector (e.g., Arts Council, Local Arts Agency, Theatre, Museum, Gallery, Arts Center, Entertainment or Event Production/Promotion, Theme Park Attraction, Historical sites, etc.)