Recruitment Underway: Program Administrator
The North Carolina Arts Council seeks a Program Administrator to support our work with communities and artists around the state. The Arts Council employs four Program Administrators, who are each responsible for certain tasks associated with specific program areas, but also have overarching responsibilities relating to the agency as a whole. This position is primarily responsible for supporting the work of the Creative Economies Team and the Traditions & Heritage Team and the Executive staff and board.
Description of Work
This position provides support for programs in creative placemaking, folk and traditional arts, marketing, and cultural tourism. Examples include the N.C. Heritage Awards ceremony, artist selection panels for public art projects, and community meetings for cultural trails. The program administrator also provides high level support to the Arts Council’s Executive Director, Deputy Director, Director of Operations and Arts Learning, and the Governor-appointed board. Assists with correspondence, reports, PowerPoint presentations, and speeches for executive and deputy directors. Handles mail, scheduling, travel, and other logistics. Coordinates and handles all logistics for board meetings and other board activities. Assists with contracts, database and website updating, and meetings. Serves as agency liaison with department’s personnel office.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
This position requires the ability to learn, interpret, and analyze applicable program content and make necessary decisions. To be effective in his/her work, employee will have substantive knowledge of Arts Council program content, policies and practices. Experience in providing high level executive support and planning and coordinating meetings and events is required. Excellent writing and editing skills are necessary as well as the ability to produce reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other case-making materials. Position also calls for excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, strong customer service skills, and proficient computer and internet research skills. Experience in personnel or human resources is desired and well as experience in and an appreciation for the arts.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Completion of high school and three years of related experience; or graduation from a two-year secretarial science or business administration program and two years of related work experience; or graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with emphasis on arts, arts administration or a related field and two years of related work experience in the arts; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Management prefers a four-year degree and experience in the field of arts administration.
Salary Range: $28,875 – $43,422
Hiring Range: $36,000 – $39,189
(The State of North Carolina offers a competitive benefits package which includes employer contributions towards pension, health plan benefits, and vacation and sick leave.)
Salary Grade: 61
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with highly qualified individuals. Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete an online State Employment Application. All applicants must apply online at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/
Check NCArts.org for closing date.
DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Only applications following the procedure above will be considered. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
For more information please contact:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office
Phone: (919) 807-7373
About the North Carolina Arts Council Mission: To make North Carolina a better state through the arts.
Goals: The work of the Arts Council is guided by its strategic plan comprised of five goals:
- A robust arts industry
- A creative economy
- Vibrant communities
- Children prepared for the 21st century
- Lives filled with discovery and learning
The Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and its Executive Director reports to the Secretary of the Department. The Arts Council is advised by a 24-member board appointed by the Governor. It has a 23-person staff and an $8.5 million budget which includes federal, state and private funds. To learn more about the N.C. Arts Council visit www.ncarts.org.