The Creative Arts Specialist will develop, plan, implement, and manage programs and services for individual artists. Additionally, this position develops, implements, and manages the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) program and is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that strengthen the arts services provided by the Arts Council.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Coordinate and manage the Arts Council's Fellowship program for Creative Writing, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts, including outreach, entifying and coordinating jurors, and overseeing the online application processes through online programs. Develop structures to showcase fellowship and award winners.
- Oversee the Professional Development and Career Advancement Grant. Evaluate grant data and conduct research on programs, grants, and services for individual artists.
- Build new programs and services that strengthen the capacity of those working in the creative sector.
- Develop, implement, and manage the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) program.
- Develop services to independent musicians and bands that strengthen their professionalism, artistic abilities, creativity, and business knowledge.
- Work with partners to strengthen the capacity of non-profit and private performance venues to present independent music.
- Build a database of independent musicians and bands and use the database to inform, laborate, and get information from constituents to offer needed programs and services.
- Work with sponsors to promote independent music and musicians from Wyoming in-state, regionally, and nationally.
- Oversee grant programs offered for independent music, including the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) IM Tour program.
- Manage and ect all informational and operational aspects of the Wyoming Arts Council's annual Piatigorsky Foundation Tours.
- Maintain the partnership with the Thickman Family Foundation to continue annual tours by Piatigorsky Foundation classical musicians in Wyoming.
- Maintain liaison relationship with Piatigorsky Foundation staff.
- Secure tour locations through avenues of extensive communication with community contacts and provide that information to the Foundation staff.
- Provide tour information and schedule to pertinent media outlets using internal marketing structure.
- Monitor and assess the success of each tour to plan for future tour operations.
- Assist as needed with annual Governor's Arts Awards events.
- Assist with planning and carrying out other Arts Council and SPCR conferences, gatherings and events.
Preference may be given to applicants with a bachelor's degree in the arts, arts education, arts administration, business administration, or a related field and five years of experience working for an arts organization or arts related business. A master's degree in the fields listed can count toward two years of work experience.
- Knowledge and/or combination of experience in art related field, business management and non-profit organizations.
- Knowledge of arts policy and procedural issues. Broad knowledge of more than one arts discipline.
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Ability to work without ect supervision, exercising considerable initiative, independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Strong listening skills with ability to apply knowledge in service to constituents.
- Ability to achieve program goals while fully complying with all State and Federal regulations. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others.
- Skill in the planning, implementation and assessment of community meetings.
- Skill in the use of computers and various software programs.