Position Summary (Major Job Duties)
Responsible professional work planning, organizing, facilitating, and directing the cultural activities of the City of Pompano Beach. Responsible for coordinating the interface between the Cultural Arts Foundation and city government in the areas of technical research, special reports, agenda preparations, and public information presentations. Work includes developing marketing programs, cultural arts programming, grants programs, advocacy, revenue development, and the development of cultural facilities to stabilize and encourage the growth of Pompano Beach's cultural community. Reports to an Assistant City Manager. Develops and implements programs and materials to promote the image and awareness of Pompano Beach as a city-wide cultural district creating earned revenue for cultural groups. Prioritizes long range issues affecting cultural growth and forges partnerships to address them with corporate entities, community organizations and other non-profit organizations. Develops and issues proposal guidelines, pre-application consultation meetings, grants panel selection and orientation, panel review and recommendations, approvals by Commission and issuance of contracts and monitoring of project compliance for grant programs. Identifies and implements strategies. Assesses and prioritizes city efforts to support cultural facilities and infrastructure needs. Coordinates multiple projects in various phases of development and at various venues. City government liaison with the community, the Cultural Arts Foundation, and other organizations. Works with staff to provide high-level strategic planning. Ensures sound financial management by prudently evaluating the organization’s resources and overseeing Cultural Affairs’ annual budget. Compiles and disseminates monthly event calendar. Will be an articulate and persuasive spokesperson in writing and in person for the arts. Monitors programs and activities, prepares regular reports, ensures compliance with contract documents, reviews and verifies contractor’s payment applications. Prepares performance reports on artists, consultants and independent contractors. Performs related work as required.
Qualifications (Education, work experience, special requirements)
Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Arts or Management related fields; a Master’s degree is preferred. Considerable progressive experience with proven leadership and record of accomplishment in cultural affairs management, including budget, staff management, fundraising, and professional arts administration for seven (7) years. Strong preference will be given for prior experience starting and growing a new cultural arts program. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Demonstrated knowledge and passion for the arts. Thorough knowledge of current practices in the field of local arts agency administration. Skills in strategic planning to effect change in a multi-cultural environment. Thorough knowledge of the budgeting practices of performing and visual arts organizations. Thorough knowledge of the cultural and fine arts needs of the City of Pompano Beach, or the ability to acquire such knowledge. Ability to use lettering, graphic, audio-visual and related equipment. Ability to plan and organize effective educational and informational programs. Ability to edit, analyze and evaluate grant proposals. Ability to express ideas, facts, and information in a clear and concise manner, verbally and in writing, to individuals or groups. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data and information, and to formulate conclusions and recommendations, using independent judgment. Ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Ability to use and operate various items of office related equipment. Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift medium weight equipment.
Candidates are required to apply online. Visit http://pompanobeachfl.gov and then click Job Opportunities for instructions.