Company Name:

City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs

Location:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Approximate Salary:

$35,568 Per Year

Job Category:

Grants Administrator

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Posted

June 28, 2018

Community Arts Specialist (City title: Administrative Technician), City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs

The City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs seeks a dynamic, motivated person to work in a new position as Community Arts Specialist (City title: Administrative Technician).  The position will include planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a range of community arts and cultural initiatives; encouraging community arts development in Virginia Beach; promoting Cultural Affairs' mission, priorities, resources and funding programs to constituents; providing technical assistance; and working collaboratively to celebrate and promote cultural diversity.   

 

Main Duties: 

  • Coordinate the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities grants application processes while providing opportunities and technical assistance for the community to ensure underserved pockets of the community are better represented;

  • Provide technical assistance to grantees to support the successful completion of their grant documents;

  • Maintain the portfolio of grants while developing partnerships and strong communication with grantees;

  • As City liaison to the African American Cultural Center, assist their Board of Directors in the development of the new Center from advising on fundraising to artist residencies and programming;

  • Participate in site visits to evaluate the grantees successful completion of deliverables, which may include a review of an organization’s accounting procedures, policies and procedures, and evaluation methods;

  • Review  grantee’s final reports and provide feedback to support grantees by summarizing areas of strengths and weakness and identifying areas for improvement;

  • Ensure that grant funds are spent in adherence to City policies;

  • Negotiate scope of work changes with grantee, ensuring that the grantee meet obligations to the City, and adhere to departmental policies;

  • Initiate and support shared services for organizations and artists to provide greater capacity to develop and deliver quality programming and activate cultural venues;

  • Serve as chief liaison to the Arts and Humanities Commission and the arts and cultural grantees;

The position will support the business operations of the Office to include: 

  • Develop and monitor the annual budget and providing oversight for budget administration;

  • Maintain and coordinate non-profit's donor records and pledge schedule;

  • Develop financial reports for quarterly board meetings;

  • Prepare all departmental reporting;

  • Implement use of technology, including databases and grant management software.

 

Preferences:

  • Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in arts administration, finance, art history or a related field; 
  • 4 years of full-time professional experience in arts administration or non-profit administration;

  • Arts/cultural project management, including budget management and overseeing volunteers;

  • Experience in grant management and grant writing;

  • Experience working with non-profit boards or city commissions;

  • Experience in developing budgets and financial reports a plus;

  • Experience with databases and grant management software a plus;

  • Experience working with community arts groups, residents and organizations a plus;

  • Must be a critical thinker with the ability to self-educate and learn quickly on the job;

  • Strong leadership skills and the initiative and competence to manage and lead the outlined activities with limited supervision;

  • Passion for community development work with the ability to demonstrate capacity as an effective community organizer based on experience, education, etc. a plus;

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills;

  • Excellent communications skills;

  • Fundraising experience a plus;

  • Experience developing programs that include the input and planning of diverse groups of people;

  • Strong appreciation and interest in the arts and culture;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher;

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.vbgovcareers.com between July 24, 2018 – July 30, 2018 at midnight.  Application, resume, cover letter and writing sample are required and must be submitted online. 

Company Name:

City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs

Location:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Approximate Salary:

$35,568 Per Year

Job Category:

Grants Administrator

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Posted

June 28, 2018

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