A state agency and division of the Department of
Natural and Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Arts Council builds on our
state’s longstanding love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant
future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit
creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in direct economic activity. The
Arts Council is also a cultural pathfinder, sustaining diverse arts expression
and traditions and investing in new innovative approaches to art-making. The
North Carolina Arts Council has also proven to be a champion for youth by
cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. To learn more
about the North Carolina Arts Council, visit www.NCArts.org.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Arts in Communities Director is responsible for managing programs that support North Carolina's local arts councils and community arts organizations. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Overseeing a grant budget of more than $3.2 million that includes the Grassroots Arts Program. This program distributes funds on a per capita basis to all 100 counties through one of the country's largest networks of local arts agencies.
- Providing consultations and direct technical assistance to local arts councils and community-based arts groups on a range of issues to strengthen operations, ensure relevancy and sustainability in their communities, and maintain compliance with state grant requirements and standards.
- Developing training materials, online resources, and professional development opportunities for local arts councils including a biennial conference.
- Working collaboratively both internally and externally to develop initiatives and projects that help advance the community arts field and the work of the agency.
- Supervising Community Arts Coordinator who helps with
constituent assistance and development, and grants management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
- Strong knowledge and understanding of community arts and local arts council field.
- Proven ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
- Demonstrated leadership and administration skills.
- Proven problem-solving and facilitation skills.
- Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize information and meet deadlines.
- Proven ability to read and understand budgets and financial statements.
- Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and understand their operations and issues.
- Strong communication skills both orally
and in writing, and can speak effectively
- Ability to work frequent nights and weekends and travel throughout the state.
- Experience with grant writing and grant application review.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a degree in art, English, one of the performing arts, or arts administration, depending upon specific area of program assignment, and three years of experience directly related to the specific program area of assignment, two of which must have been in a consultative or administrative capacity within an arts organization, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
SALARY RANGE: $41,125- $51,515
The State of North Carolina offers a competitive benefits package which includes employer contributions towards pension, health plan benefits and vacation and sick leave.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with highly qualified individuals. Individuals interested in applying for this position (#17-12740 ADM60083918) must complete an online State Employment Application. All applicants may apply online at https://oshr.nc.gov/work-for-nc.
DATE: January 12, 2018, 5:00 PM Eastern Time
DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Only applications following the procedure above will be considered.
For more information, please contact:
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603