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Recruitment #22-006097-0009


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), within the Division of Marketing, Tourism and the Arts.  

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.





World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director serves as a member of MSAC leadership.  MSAC is the state agency charged with advancing the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland.  The Deputy Director will assist in the implementation and revision of initiatives generated by the Council, Executive Director, and Senior Commerce Administration.


The Deputy Director provides management and supervision of assigned programs and associated staff and is responsible for directing data collection including the development, preparation and presentation of reports in response to programming and initiatives. This position oversees the Special Requests Grant Program, and directly supervises the Marketing and Communications Manager, with oversight of all marketing collateral and communications.  The Deputy Director also directs all agency professional development activities for both constituents and staff, fielding requests from constituents and staff and supervising the Regional Events Planner in developing, designing, and implementing all professional development activities. The Deputy Director will also serve as a spokesperson and representative for MSAC within state government agencies, corporate, foundation, and educational communities, regionally and nationally within the arts sector.

The selected candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects and possess proficiency with the Google Suite and/or other relevant software. Substantial statewide travel is required, as is attendance at out of State and National conferences and evening meetings. 


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration or an Arts discipline from an accredited college or university 


EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of experience in administrative staff or professional work within an arts organization or a public arts agency. 


Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.


1. A related Master's degree will substitute for one year of general experience.

2. A related Doctorate degree will substitute for two years of general experience.

3. Additional Art’s administration experience will substitute year-for-year for the required education. 


Selective Qualifications: 
Three (3) years of the total experience must also include: the supervision of employees, overseeing and coordinating operations of a unit, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.  

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.


A Master’s degree in arts administration or an arts discipline is preferred.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, resume and supplemental questionnaire, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment. 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 



It is highly preferred that you apply online.  A resume and the supplemental questionnaire MUST be included with your online application.  Be sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet all the qualifications. If unable to apply online, submit your state application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire to or via mail to: 


Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 

ATTN: Deputy Director, Maryland State Arts Council # 22-006097-0009

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street - 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202     

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.   

If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258 

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