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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:P2805



This is advanced professional and supervisory arts management work in directing or coordinating specifically assigned programs or projects in the Cultural Affairs Division.

Employees in this class are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing complex specialized projects or programs of the Cultural Affairs Division. Work involves considerable independent interaction with community based organizations, the public, the School Board, municipalities, artists, arts organizations, and local, state, and federal arts agencies. Duties include grant and contract development, management, and monitoring. Employees are expected to coordinate and manage operations with independence. Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff and volunteers. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and program achievement.


This classification is distinguished from Arts Management Specialist II by the complexity of work performed, additional supervisory responsibilities and the greater experience requirements.


Coordinates and manages activities relating to a variety of arts programs and projects; develops and implements changes in operating policies and procedures.

Manages at least one major Cultural Affairs program; coordinates the artist selection process; negotiates and administers agreements.

Develops and oversees program concepts and work priorities for divisional programs.

Provides recommendations to selection panels, committees, and agencies on types of art, artists, and cultural organizations.

Manages numerous contracted arts services; coordinates training workshops, educational programs, residencies and distribution of information.

Initiates and maintains community contacts with local, state, and federal arts organizations/agencies; attends conferences and public and professional meetings. Prepares and maintains reports, files, and documents related to assigned projects and programs.

Supervises subordinate staff and volunteers.

Performs related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of arts management principles, practices, and techniques.

Thorough knowledge of arts education programs, visual and design arts programs.

Thorough knowledge of the functions and operations of a local arts agency including not-for-profit agencies.

Thorough knowledge of contract and grant administration.

Thorough knowledge of artist services, technical training, and grant programs.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of management, organization, and administration.

Considerable knowledge of standard practices in the fields of local government, budgeting, and accounting.

Ability to develop and coordinate various arts projects and programs.

Ability to apply arts management knowledge to a variety of programs and projects.

Ability to utilize various computer programs in administration and management of arts programs and projects.

Ability to interact with a variety of boards, committees, panels, artists, and community based organizations.

Ability to analyze administrative problems and make sound recommendations for their solution.

Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinate staff and volunteers.

Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in the arts, public or business administration or field related to area of assignment; six (6) years experience in arts management, including four (4) years experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


Bargaining: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Cultural Affairs

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/96 R5/00

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