Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Arts and Culture Administrator

Recruitment #181012-6581MP-001

Introduction

The Department of Economic and Community Development is recruiting for a Arts & Culture Administrator position.  This is a unique management position suitable for a creative individual who has a passion for the arts, culture or preserving the historic assets of Connecticut.  The incumbent is accountable for strengthening the state's cultural and historic-preservation community to foster the awareness and growth of Connecticut's historic and cultural assets in support of other agency initiatives that will promote economic and community development.  This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. It is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, however, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.  

Interested candidates should choose the "resume tab" to attach a resume with their submission. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Selection Plan

Any questions pertaining to this job posting should be directed to Lorraine Vittner: Lorraine.vittner@ct.gov, 860-713-5449.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Economic and Community Development, this class is accountable for administering the statewide activities associated with arts and culture.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Oversees over $70 million dollars of annual funding
  • Manages the operation of 4 museums
  • Manages the SHPO office
  • Manages the Office of the Arts
  • Finishes the Sandy Disaster Recovery effort relating to historic preservation (an additional $5 million of funding over the past 5 years)
  • Manages place-making and innovation efforts, combining economic development with art/culture in our urban areas
  • Oversees grants and tax credit programs and manages relationships with state and federal stakeholders
  • Travel is required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of arts and culture; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to successfully coordinate arts and culture projects; ability to facilitate cooperation and partnership between various stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of professional experience in arts and culture program management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. 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.
  2. A Master's Degree in arts and culture management or a closely related field may     be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Managing a tax-credit program
  • Managing a budget that contains at least $1 million of funds from federal or State grants
  • Knowledge of budgeting and reporting requirements associated with federal and State programs for art programs
  • Knowledge of Connecticut and federal tax credit programs in arts or historic preservation
  • Ability to represent the agency on State and national organizations dedicated to the arts or cultural programs
  • At least two (2) years of experience directing museum operations, an arts organization or equivalent experience
  • A Bachelors/Masters of Fine Arts or related degree is preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.