In the Department of Economic and Community Development this class is accountable for administering a very large and complex program area assigned to the agency and acting as a specialist in various programs for the encouragement of artistic and cultural activities.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents in this class are responsible for a program with an annual budget over five (5) million dollars.
Incumbents in this class are distinguished from the Program Associate 2 – Office of the Arts by a higher level and degree of independent responsibility as well as more complex, unique and highly specialized assignments.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
Supervise technical, professional or clerical staff and volunteers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Develops, implements and evaluates a very large and complex program area of the agency
Coordinates and administers all program operations;
Prepares and monitors program budget;
Administers grant process for specific program area(s);
Organizes and produces events related to program area(s);
Documents and evaluates program needs;
Provides technical assistance and training based on constituent needs;
Ensures cost effective delivery of agency services;
Assists in agency-wide strategic planning across all program areas;
Participates in committee and full board meetings;
Represents the agency at meetings of professional and community organizations;
May assume responsibility for direct program development at community level or service to community and state arts resources;
May prepare and edit material for release to the public;
May coordinate furniture moves and installations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
artistic and cultural needs of professional arts resources, communities and individuals;
methods used to develop and promote public interest and participation in various arts programs;
applicable art discipline, such as painting, sculpting or film;
budget preparation and control;
Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
oral and written communication skills;
skill in preparation and presentation of material to the public;
Considerable ability to
direct development, implementation, management and evaluation of arts projects in a major program area;
evaluate and report on programs;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional experience in general arts administration or management or production of arts programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Program Associate 2 - Office of the Arts or its equivalent.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(31)-Public Relations and Information
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Program Specialist – Office of the Arts in Salary Group AR 27 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section. Reviewed for content.) Final No. 23-300