Community Arts Manager

Parks and Community Services: Community Arts and Exhibits


$53,336.00 Per Year

Range ID #52: $53,336.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Arts/Events , performs a variety of administrative, supervisory and promotional duties related to arts programs and facilities for the City of St. George. This includes budget, personnel supervision, grants, program design, and formulating policies and procedures in the management of the City’s arts facilities, programs, festivals, and permanent collections.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Hires, trains, and supervises professional and technical staff associated with the Electric Theater, historical facilities and exhibits, and community arts programs. Establishes work priorities, resolves personnel issues, and delegates assignments and completion deadlines. Supervises and trains full time staff and volunteers.

2. Develops and implements budgets and purchasing procedures, assists in developing bid specifications when necessary, monitors program budgets, forecasts budget requirements, and makes recommendations regarding changes in budgetary needs.

3. Oversees various Arts boards and commissions. Serves as a staff member to the City’s Arts Commission, supervises preparation of agendas and facilitates meetings, performs art related research in the community, and assists Commission in writing and administering the external grant program. Supervises local arts grant process through Commission, assists Commission with evaluations and review

process, and notifies and coordinates with successful grantees. Works with County and City Rap Tax Board.

4. Performs a variety of supervisory and coordinating responsibilities in the production of community events such as the St. George Art Festival, Art in the Park, Concerts in the Park Series, Movies in the Park, St. George Live Historic Tours, social activities for the St. George Marathon, Art District, and other arts related special events.

5. Develops and administers programs and special events to promote and educate the community regarding the arts.

6. Promotes and publicizes the City’s art programs and facilities.

7. Prepares and administers state and federal grants, and responsible for fund raising.

8. Solicits and maintains good communications with state and national art organizations.

9. Manages, schedules, and promotes the use of the Electric Theater facility; assures proper operation; and implements facility security policies. Directs exhibitions, programming, and productions. Maintains Community Arts Division records and actions. Works with Arts groups to facilitate special events and programs.

10. Works energetically to promote all Arts in St. George.

11. Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Moderate physical effort. Required to push, pull or lift medium weights. Risk of bodily injury is light under normal conditions. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Bachelor degree in cultural arts administration or Business related field. College courses should include emphasis in management of the arts with additional courses in a related arts area, business administration, public administration, or public relations. An arts internship or practicum is highly desirable. A master degree in arts administration may substitute for one (1) year of paid experience.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years full time paid work experience in a managerial position.. Experience with the administration of of events and formulating grant proposals.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Community needs and problems related to organized arts recreation for children and adults.

• Methods and practices used to plan, organize, and direct specialized arts programming, including promoting, publicizing, and scheduling of events, activities, materials, and facilities.

Ability to:

• Organize, schedule, and coordinate art related activities and programs.

• Supervise and train staff and volunteers, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Provide quality visitor services with an emphasis on customer service.

• Develop budgets and policies.

• Write, obtain, and administer grants.

• Administer the operations of galleries and public art and/or historical facilities or exhibits.

• Communicate at a business level, both orally and in writing.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 04/12/2023 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.