Arts & Culture Specialist

City of Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA

SANTA ANA, CITY OF (CA) invites applications for the position of: Arts and Culture Specialist

SALARY: $28.23 - $37.83 Hourly
$1,129.38 - $1,513.38 Weekly
$4,894.00 - $6,558.00 Monthly
$58,728.00 - $78,696.00 Annually


CLOSING DATE: 8/24/17 05:30 PM



The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Under general supervision, plans, implements and maintains the City's Cultural Arts Programs as part of the Santa Ana Arts and Culture Master Plan, and acts as staff liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission.



Serves as City liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission to assist the Commission in developing and implementing artistic and cultural projects and programs consistent with the short, mid and long-term goals of the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan; provides staff assistance to the Arts and Culture Commission by developing and posting meeting agendas, facilitates meetings and maintains Commission records; works with the arts community, non- profit agencies and other community-based organizations to develop opportunities to promote arts, culture and a variety of quality-of-life activities in the city; serves as a liaison between representatives in the arts, youth and education fields and the City to develop a vision and action plan for arts awareness and the promotion of youth and educational programming; establishes and promotes public art programs. Makes oral presentations to arts organizations and other public and private organizations. Evaluates programs and ongoing projects for effectiveness and efficiency. Identifies, seeks, submits applications for and manages local, state, and federal grants and other funding sources for arts activities; monitors and reports on expenditures, oversees the budget designated for the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan and coordinates communication with funding sources and recipient arts organizations. Performs other related functions as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in art, design, arts administration, business administration or a closely related field. Two years of experience in the administration of arts or art-related programs or any combination of education and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, skills and abilities.


Knowledge of: principles and practices of arts programming and management; grant writing; public information principles and techniques; public administration including public policy; local, state and national arts programs, organizations and funding sources; principles and techniques

of contract monitoring and evaluation; budget process and controls.
Ability to: develop, implement, administer and evaluate arts programs; keep abreast of current developments in the arts, including arts programs, organizations and funding sources; prepare and secure funding; prepare and present oral and written reports; design and carry out an effective public relations program; supervise, direct and train volunteers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, artists, art-related organizations and the general public; effectively represent and promote the arts in the City of Santa Ana.

Special Requirements: Must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver's License as a condition of employment.

Special Working Conditions: Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.

Bilingual fluency in English and one of the following languages is desirable: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, or Samoan.


To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE
application packet. A complete application packet includes

  1. A complete City of Santa Ana Online Employment Application.
  2. A current resume not to exceed two ( pages uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF is recommended.
  3. A cover letter not to exceed one ( page highlighting your qualifications uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF is recommended.
  4. Answers to all supplemental questions. Please provide clear, thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not put "see resume.") A link to the Arts and Culture Specialist Supplemental Questionnaire is included at the bottom of this page.
  5. Copies of transcripts indicating graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in art, art administration, business administration or a closely related field.

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.


Applications may be filed online at:

To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.

The Personnel Services Department will review all applications and materials submitted. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of ) which will evaluate the candidates' experience, training, education and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score of % in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Services, M-24

PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702



 Full job posting including Arts and Culture Specialist Supplemental Questionnaire can be viewed HERE.

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