The main responsibility of the position is to manage the SmART Initiative, created to demonstrate how the arts revitalize downtowns and fuel sustainable economic development. Seven to ten towns and cities are in various stages of working with locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists on large scale transformative projects including parks, gateways, streetscapes and artscape vision plans. Several communities also work with an economic development expert on making downtown building stock attractive to private investors for redevelopment as artist studios and other cultural amenities such as galleries, music venues, coffee shops, and brewpubs. The position also oversees the state's public art lection and 1-2 additional public art related projects. The ector laborates with divisions within DNCR and other state agencies, especially Transportation and Commerce. The ector seeks additional funding for the SmART Initiative through federal and foundation grants and private sector contributions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Demonstrated knowledge of arts driven economic development, public art, design arts or visual arts.
- Demonstrated ability to work in urban and/or rural communities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the public art field.
- Demonstrated ability to assemble and manage teams and/or to work with a wide range of community partners.
- Proven ability in leadership, fundraising, and public presentation skills.
- Ability to work some nights and weekends.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in art, English, one of the performing arts or arts administration, depending upon specific area of program assignment from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience ectly 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.
The North Carolina Arts Council launched its work in 1967 as awareness of the importance of arts to all citizens was becoming a national movement. In the ensuing nearly 50 years the arts in North Carolina have come to be valued as one of our state's most durable and productive assets. After decades of vigorous work, experimentation, and refinement, our state's arts infrastructure reaches into all 100 counties through one of the most highly developed and effective networks of local arts councils in our nation. An abundance of outstanding artists and arts organizations continues to enrich our communities. Artists and institutions improve quality of life, educate and inspire our youth, and stimulate an extraordinary amount of economic activity.
The SmART Initiative, an arts-driven economic development program, showcases the central role the arts play in downtown revitalization. Towns and cities work with local resource teams, Arts Council staff, and expert consultants to create large-scale transformative projects that are generating new private investment and increased visitation.
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