OAC Seeking Applicants For Community Arts Manager Position

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

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The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (OAC), formerly known as Office of Cultural Affairs, is seeking qualified applicants for the Community Arts Manager (Manager II) position.  The position will oversee Dallas’ development and implementation of a new pop-up cultural programming service, which is an asset-light model that funds programming across Dallas in underserved residential and non-traditional areas of the city.  The program aims to produce 100+ cultural events across Dallas annually, including small workshops/classes, summer camps, performances, and special-themed events. The Manager will work with contracted arts and cultural organizations and artists, OAC’s Cultural Programs Division, and staff at OAC’s cultural centers to build and implement this program which was identified as a priority in the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018.

Pop-up cultural programming service is ripe for growth, and the ideal candidate will have experience in developing and marketing new programs and seeing them through to successful implementation.

Essential Functions

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, be collaborative, be an innovative and strategic thinker, and a strong track record in advancing policies and programs that support arts and culture.
  • Knowledge of current trends and themes in arts and culture, equity, creative placemaking and placekeeping, and their role in the health and vitality of cities.
  • An understanding of the needs of artists and arts organizations to grow and thrive in cities.
  • An understanding of the role arts and culture play in the economic health of a city.
  • Experience communicating effectively orally and in writing with a variety of constituent groups and with cultural sensitivity; bilingual Spanish verbal and written communications are desired but not required.
  • Working knowledge of event planning.
  • Working knowledge of developing scopes of work and project specifications for contracting purposes.
  • Working knowledge of how to creatively market arts programs including using a combination of owned and earned media (e.g., social media, websites, print materials, the press, and influencers) to communicate about programs and resources.
  • Creating and administering program budgets, particularly in a government setting.
  • Experience supervising and motivating teams of staff, consultants, and multi-disciplinary teams of people.Ability to prepare reports of a budgetary, technical and evaluative nature.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.  
  • Any combination of education & experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:
    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in arts administration, public administration, fine arts, performing arts, or a related degree. A Master’s degree is desirable but not required.
    • Five years of progressively responsible work experience in arts administration, grant-making, event planning or related program development, including a minimum of two years of non-profit or public-sector/governmental administrative experience, and two years in a supervisory role.
    • Equivalent Experience: a combination of 5 years of education and corresponding experience applicable to the specified role.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of current trends and themes in arts and culture, equity, creative placemaking and placekeeping, and their role in the health and vitality of cities
  • An understanding of the needs of artists and arts organizations to grow and thrive in cities.
  • An understanding of the role arts and culture play in the economic health of a city.
  • Experience communicating effectively orally and in writing with a variety of constituent groups and with cultural sensitivity; bilingual Spanish verbal and written communications are desired but not required.
  • Working knowledge of event planning.
  • Working knowledge of developing scopes of work and project specifications for contracting purposes.
  • Working knowledge of how to creatively market arts programs including using a combination of owned and earned media (e.g., social media, websites, print materials, the press, and influencers) to communicate about programs and resources.
  • Creating and administering program budgets, particularly in a government setting.
  • Experience supervising and motivating teams of staff, consultants, and multi-disciplinary teams of people.
  • Ability to prepare reports of a budgetary, technical and evaluative nature.

 

Application Period closes 10/25/2019 11:59 PM CT

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