Program/Project Management, Public Art Administration
4 Year Degree
The Special Programs Director will work in a team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director. The Special Programs Director will provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development, coordination, administration and evaluation of some of the Maine Arts Commission’s programs, such as Percent for Art, Creative Aging, and Arts Education. The position works at the state level to design and implement arts programs and projects; and to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to artists, teaching artists, arts organizations and others. Statewide travel is required.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Special Programs as defined and directed.
Take on special projects as assigned.
Develop programs and initiate new projects in field relating to areas such as Creative Aging.
Communicate with the field, provide technical support for, and manage the Percent for Art and Creative Aging Programs, and assist with or manage Arts Education initiatives and other special programs as directed.
Oversee, manage, and direct the distribution of funding to special programs.
In coordination with other staff, provide program information for distribution, and create print and publication material related to program as needed.
Manage the process-tracking of each program’s activities.
Manage the archiving of completed and ongoing projects in a way that is accessible to entire organization.
Manage program budgets effectively.
Build collaborative relationships inter-agency, within the state system, and in the field.
Work with individuals and organizations (in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors) in a positive way for the betterment of the agency’s goals.
Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs.
The ideal candidate will have:
Knowledge of the trends and history of the Public Art and Creative Aging fields.
Knowledge of the current art world, including exhibitions, artists and current practices.
Ability to interface with arts practitioners as a responsive mentor and advocate.
Ability to organize work assignments in a timely and professional manner, including but not limited to the ability to delegate duties and tasks when optimal.
Ability to assemble grant materials, take minutes and provide transparent and valuable reportage on program activities.
Ability to apply and facilitate group dynamics and use exemplary interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide quality service.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to evaluate programs and to generate clear and comprehensive reports for projects.
Awareness of, and ability to use, current communications methods and technology, such as cloud-based. applications, laptop and desktop computer systems, word processing and data applications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively in a team environment, and with other organizations and institutions.
Ability to organize multiple projects effectively in a flexible environment.
Additional Salary Information: The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.85% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
• Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $415.11 biweekly
• Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $394.35 biweekly
• Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $373.60 biweekly
• Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $352.84 biweekly
*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.
The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state's cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.To carry out this mission, which is dra...wn from the Maine Art Commission's enabling legislation, the agency will support programs and partnerships that: * engender a cooperative environment within the arts field that results in more efficient delivery of programs and services; * further the goals of the state as articulated by its elected leadership, advancing the arts through activities in such areas as technology, education, and the economy; * have the potential to change lives by giving people of all ages the opportunity to come into meaningful contact with artists and art-making; and * build a broad support base for the arts by increasing local capacity for arts-making and arts presenting, and by increasing local advocacy.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.