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Culture & Arts Education Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Culture & Arts Education Manager
Job Requisition Number COA077947
Position Number 102604
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aquatics & Nature Programs
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Arts, Art Education or related field, plus four (4) years of experience developing and implementing cultural and art education programs and activities, at least one (1) of which was in a supervisory or management capacity.

Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
None.


Notes to Applicants

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

The purpose of this position is to manage the Environmental Centers and Nature Based Programs for the PARD consisting of the Austin Nature and Science Center, Camacho Activity Center, and the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center.

Regarding your City of Austin Employment Application :

• Resume and Cover Letter are required, but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
• A detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications (employment dates must include month and year). The application will be used to determine salary for the Top Candidate that is selected for this position.
• Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer).
• Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application – Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process

• An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Pay Range

$28.95 – $37.50
Commensurate

Hours

Monday – Friday 8 to 5 pm, with weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.

Job Close Date
04/30/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Austin Nature & Science Center
Preferred Qualifications
  • Six (6) years’ experience with financial/project management, including monitoring budgets and collaborating with staff on budgeting programs, special events and facility operations/maintenance.
  • Six (6) years’ experience developing, monitoring and implementing nature based programs.
  • Six (6) years’ experience developing, coaching, mentoring, and supervising a staff of 20 or more.
  • Four (4) years’ experience managing multiple facilities/sites to include grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, and custodial responsibilities.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and communities, including interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Experience communicating effectively with staff and management to include clear and concise information and expectations.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, staff, other City personnel and the general public.
  • Experience researching, writing, monitoring and reporting on grants.
  • Active participation with national and state boards and agencies promoting science, science education, and nature programming such as NRPA, NSTA, CNN, and ISEA.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Reviews current and future requirements from needs assessments and develops both short and long range plans.
2. Develops, coordinates, operates, and monitors district or citywide facilities, programs, and events.
3. Develops, approves and implements promotion of programs and events.
4. Develops, approves, and implements program service guidelines for facility operations and use. Ensures proper maintenance of assigned facilities and equipment.
5. Safeguards the city collection of artifacts and other valuables and recommends major acquisitions and expenditures.
6. Communicates project and program information to management and others. Coordinates organization’s programs and activities with other city and public organizations.
7. Prepares and reviews reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating the organizations performance.
8. Develops, maintains and monitors the budgets and grants.
9 .Monitors contracts and contractors to ensure compliance.
10. Attends meetings representing the organization.
11. Investigates and responds to complaints
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
At manager level, supervision of programs and/or employees is required as follows:
Manage two (2) major programs; Or
One (1) major program and one (1) supervisor; Or
Manage two (2) or more supervisors.
Supervisors are responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of cultural education programs.
Knowledge of program and event planning.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Knowledge if fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Knowledge of maintaining the care of assigned collections, exhibits, records, materials and assets.
Knowledge of principles and methods of showing and promoting products.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to apply for and monitor grants.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Arts, Art Education or related field, plus four (4) years of experience developing and implementing cultural and art education programs and activities, at least one (1) of which was in a supervisory or management capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience with financial/project management to include monitoring budgets and collaborating with staff on budgeting programs, special events, and facility operations/maintenance. Please include the number of years.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience in developing, monitoring, and implementing nature based programs in the following areas: Preschool • Homeschool • Summer Camp • Adult Recreation • Outdoor Recreation • Adventure • Museum Exhibits • Animal Care and Enrichment. Please include the number of years in each area.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience working with diverse populations and communities, including interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience communicating effectively with staff and management to include clear and concise information and expectations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, staff, other City personnel and the general public.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * List all national and state boards and agencies promoting science, science education, and nature programming such as NRPA, NSTA, CNN, and ISEA that you are actively involved with as it pertains to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How many years’ experience do you have developing, coaching, mentoring, and supervising a staff of 20 or more? 1-2 3-4 5-6 6+
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
    • 3-4
    • 4-5
    • 5-6
    • 6+
  9. * How many years’ experience do you have managing multiple facilities/sites to include grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, and custodial responsibilities?
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
    • 3-4
    • 4-5
    • 5-6
    • 6+
  10. * Do you have experience researching, writing, monitoring and reporting on grants?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents