Correctional Arts Program Coordinator

Recruitment #072420-MEAZ02-380400

Summary Statement

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

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.

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.

Additional Posting Information

Candidates must successfully complete all phases of a thirteen-week Probation and Parole Officer basic training course.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employee Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classwork, and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of offender supervision, defensive tactics, legal issues, weapons, report writing, and emergency medical training.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.