Arts and School Programs Administrator

City of Santa Clarita 

Santa Clarita, CA

This position is responsible for overseeing Art and School programs, including public art, art exhibits, volunteer engagement, and drug prevention and education programs. This position will work various hours, nights and weekends. 

Description/Duties & Responsibilities:  

This position is responsible for overseeing Art and School programs, including public art, art exhibits, volunteer engagement, and drug prevention and education programs. This position will work various hours, nights and weekends. 

• Oversees, trains, motivates, evaluates and supervises all Arts and School employees, in addition to part-time seasonal staff and volunteers 

• Assists in preparing and monitoring the annual department budget and oversees budget for assigned programs 

• Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/ local agencies, school districts, the Arts Commission, City management and staff, and the public

• Acts as a liaison with various community leaders, commissions, foundations, and other City departments 

• Attends and presents information at Arts Commission meetings, community meetings, and other meetings as needed 

• Supervises and oversees special projects and programs relating to Arts and Schools, including but not limited to public art, art exhibits, arts education, youth and family programs and the DFYIT program

 Education and Experience:

• Four years of experience overseeing programs dealing with arts, schools or community service 

• One year of supervisory experience 

• A Bachelor's degree in public administration, recreation, communications, business administration, or a related field 

• Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered 

• A valid Class C California driver's license

 Knowledge and Abilities:

• Strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively supervise, mentor, and evaluate employees 

• Strong conflict management skills and the ability to address and resolve difficult employee relation issues and work with employees to improve performance and enhance teamwork 

• Knowledge and understanding of City, department, and division goals and objectives and the ability to develop, recommend, and implement programs and processes to further these goals 

• Strong project management skills and the ability to evaluate needs, identify creative solutions, make critical decisions, manage resources, and meet critical deadlines 

• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with employees and the public

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, outside agencies, and members of the public 

• Ability to work various hours, nights and weekends

Additional Information:

 An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance. 

All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted. 

Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees' Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at the "A" step of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager. 

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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