North Carolina Arts Council seeks Arts in Communities Director

JOB CLASS TITLE: Arts Program Administrator 


DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources 

DIVISION/SECTION: N.C. Arts Council / Creative Economies 

SALARY RANGE: $41,125.00 - $68,197.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $41,125 - $51,515 



APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time 


OPENING DATE: 12/04/17 

CLOSING DATE: 01/12/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time 


17-12740 ADM60083918
Salary Grade 71
Recruitment Range: $41,125 - $51,515

This position is located at:
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. 

Division Information:
For nearly 50 years, the North Carolina Arts Council has invested in artists and arts organizations to create an enviable arts infrastructure that reaches every corner of our state.  The arts make North Carolina a great state to live and work. 

Description of Work:
The Arts in Communities Director is responsible for managing programs that support North Carolina's local arts councils and community arts organizations.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing a grant budget of more than $3.2 million that includes the Grassroots Arts Program. This program distributes funds on a per capita basis to all 100 counties through one of the country's largest networks of local arts agencies
  • Providing consultations and direct technical assistance to local arts councils and community-based arts groups on a range of issues to strengthen operations, ensure relevancy and sustainability in their communities, and maintain compliance with state grant requirements and standards
  • Developing training materials, online resources, and professional development opportunities for local arts councils including a biennial conference
  • Working collaboratively both internally and externally to develop initiatives and projects that help advance the community arts field and the work of the agency
  • Supervising Community Arts Coordinator who helps with constituent assistance and development, and grants management.


** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of community arts and local arts council field
  • Proven ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders of all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership and administration skills
  • Proven problem-solving and facilitation skills
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize information and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to read and understand budgets and financial statements
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and understand their operations and issues
  • Strong communication skills both orally and in writing, and can speak effectively in public
  • Ability to work frequent nights and weekends and travel throughout the state.

Management Preference:

  • Experience with grant writing and grant application review


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a degree in art, English, one of the performing arts or arts administration, depending upon specific area of program assignment, and three years of experience directly related to the specific program area of assignment, two of which must have been in a consultative or administrative capacity within an arts organization

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.


The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete. 

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information. 

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. 

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. 

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on "Application Status".  Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.  

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment.   We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone:  919-807-7373


NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting. An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government.