Public Art Program Administrator

City of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Public Art Program Administrator positions assist with all phases of the public funding programs and public art programs; participate in staff standing and ad hoc committees which meet monthly or as required; prepare and review various reports and grant applications; provide research, analysis and direction in the development of special initiatives including the implementation of feasibility studies, recommendation of policies and procedures, budgets, marketing strategies and evaluation processes; develop and implement technical assistance and capacity building programs; assist in the planning and coordination of community convenings and other outreach activities as required to advance cultural tourism, diversity initiatives and public art projects; collaborate with businesses, nonprofits, associations, artists, contractors, volunteers and members of the general public; act as an ambassador for arts and culture; and perform other duties as assigned.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
 
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter) in Art History, Visual/Performing Arts, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or a closely related field.
 
      NOTE:
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of full-time professional experience in the development and implementation of an arts and culture program.

      NOTE:
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours.  OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
 
HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
  • Experience with hiring and supervising staff/contractors.
  • Experience with speaking to groups in public for training, promotional or educational purposes.
  • Experience with writing and publishing manuals, reports or policies for a specific audience.
  • Experience with developing and managing budgets over one million dollars.
  • Proven track record of regular, sustained engagement with the arts and culture sector.
  • Experience with data management, quantitative data analysis and trend forecasting.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements. 
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.
 SCREENING PROCESS:
Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met.  Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days).  For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following:  Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check.  The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report.  Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation.  All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins.  A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment.  Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.

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