Cultural Affairs Coordinator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Aids individual community groups in their efforts to promote the arts by assisting with the drafting of grant proposals, serving as a consultant when needed, and acting as a liaison between community groups and public officials.
- Provides and supervises technical assistance given to community art entities.
- Writes grant applications for Federal, State, and local sources for continued funding of the City’s cultural programs.
- Conducts surveys and statistical studies to ascertain which groups will receive requested funding; develops monitoring procedures to ensure proper usage of moneys allocated.
- Represents the City and its cultural programs at seminars, conferences, and grant funding interviews.
- Attends monthly planning sessions with various City departments to help coordinate short and long-range goals that require the talents of the Cultural Affairs staff.
- Develops and co-sponsors with local educational institutions and community art groups programs to low-income areas, the elderly and youths.
- Assists in controlling all expenditures for the programs as well as preparing the budget for these programs.
- Develops programs in conjunction with community needs.
- Knowledge of current State and Federal legislation pertaining to promoting the arts.
- Knowledge of grantsmanship and fund-raising principles and procedures.
- Ability to prepare correspondence, reports, and appropriate publicity material, and to speak effectively in public on matters concerning the City’s Cultural Arts Program.
- Ability to develop, plan, organize, and administer programs in any area of the cultural arts.
- Ability to analyze a variety of cultural and administrative problems to make sound recommendations for their solution.
- Ability to express oneself effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and community arts groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Cultural Arts or related field, and four (4) years experience at a professional level in one or more of the cultural art fields and expertise in promoting culture to the public, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: May 2003