The Folk and Traditional Arts and Health and Wellness Specialist will oversee the folk and traditional arts programs, projects, and services that protect, promote, preserve, document, and honor the traditional arts of Wyoming. This position will also develop and oversee programs, projects, and services the promote health and wellness initiatives through the arts.
Human Resource Contact: 307-777-7010
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Develop, implement, manage, ect, and assess the Folks and Traditional Arts program.
- Provide services and programs that strengthen folk and traditional arts in Wyoming, including professional assistance, research, project development, training, presentations, outreach, laborations, and advocacy.
- Maintain partnerships with state agencies, national initiatives and cultural organizations to strengthen and present folk and traditional arts in Wyoming.
- Maintain database of artists, community leaders, and supporters working in the folk and traditional arts.
- Set priorities for fieldwork initiatives, conduct fieldwork, and process lected material and transfer for archiving to the American Heritage Center.
- Develop, implement, and maintain resources that allow increased public access to folk and traditional arts research and fieldwork materials.
- Design, implement and evaluate special projects that promote folk art and artists.
- Review the Folk and Traditional Arts supplemental grant funding requests.
- Oversee the Mentoring Project Grants, including outreach, entifying and coordinating jurors, and overseeing the application process.
- Evaluate grant data and work with organizations, communities, and individuals on project development, service to underserved communities, and sustainability.
- Provide information and write the application and final report for the folk and traditional arts component of the Arts Council's annual National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.
- Develop, implement, promote, and evaluate programs services, and projects that strengthen health and wellness initiatives through the arts, including professional assistance, research, project development, training, presentations, outreach, laborations, and advocacy.
- Build partnerships with state and federal organizations and industries, health organizations, service industries, etc.
- Build partnerships with national organizations that promote health and wellness through the arts.
- Conduct and compile arts based research pertinent to health and wellness and entify areas for possible partnerships or Arts Council initiatives.
- Develop and provide resources for artists and organizations interested in participating in health and wellness arts programs.
- 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 folklore, American studies with an emphasis in folk & traditional arts, humanities with an emphasis in folk & traditional arts, and five years of experience working in the folk & traditional arts at a cultural institution or as contract work. 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.
- Skills in the planning, implementation and assessment of community meetings.
- Skill in the use of computers and various software programs.
Education:Bachelor's Degree (typically in Cultural Resources) Experience:0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) OR Education & Experience Substitution:3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:None
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Work is performed in an office environment. Some national and regional travel is required.
- FLSA: Exempt
- Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with the application addressing their qualifications for the position and why they are interested in working in Wyoming.
- The first review of applications will begin two weeks from the posting date. The position will remain open until filled.
- The Wyoming Arts Council main office is located in Cheyenne, WY. We are seeking individuals who will work out of the main office or work in another Wyoming community with frequent work in the main office.
- Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.