Correctional Arts Program Coordinator (#MEAZ02)
$44,900.00 Yearly Min / $56,125.00 Yearly Mid / $67,350.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for administration of the Correctional Arts Program for the Department of Correction.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent in this class works under the general supervision of a Deputy Bureau Chief performing program administration work in coordinating the activities of a correctional arts program. The incumbent plans and coordinates program activities, prepares grant and budget requests and recruits and supervises volunteers and inmate workers.  Work also includes coordinating a marketing system for inmate products with civic and community groups to exhibit and sell art work. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining program records and preparing reports regarding program activities. A significant aspect of the work involves dealing with inmates involved in the correctional arts program.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Plans, develops and administers a correctional arts program in which inmates confined to correctional institutions/facilities produce arts and crafts in a self-development effort.
  • Purchases and/or procures operating supplies and equipment from a variety of sources to include donations or sale proceeds from community, civic groups or private sector.
  • Applies for and processes grant requests and prepares the annual operating budget.
  • Accounts for all program materials and equipment, maintains inventory and ensures that adequate supplies are on hand to meet program demands.
  • Provides information concerning the program to community and other interested groups. 
  • Coordinates a marketing system for inmate products.
  • Prepares a variety of records, reports and summaries relative to the program.
  • Recruits and supervises volunteers and inmate workers and contracts with outside appraisers and art brokers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of visual, performing and other art expressions and their application in rehabilitative programs;
  • Knowledge of prison arts program policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Knowledge of a variety of crafts and craft-marketing techniques to include their application to rehabilitative programs;
  • Knowledge of a variety of human behaviors.
  • Knowledge of administrative support practices and procedures;
  • Skill in guiding a program towards goal accomplishment ensuring that optimum benefit is obtained by participants;
  • Skill in collecting, compiling, evaluating and analyzing information from a variety of sources;
  • Skill in drawing conclusions and developing solutions to operational or service problems;
  • Skill in dealing effectively with a variety of behaviors and attitudes;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to include provision of information concerning the program;
  • Ability to assess program effectiveness and recommend changes;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships including recruiting and selecting appropriate volunteer personnel.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Arts Program Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in planning, teaching and implementing an arts program.
  2. Six months experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
  3. Knowledge of budget development which includes analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
  4. Knowledge of grant writing.