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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W2802

ARTS ASSISTANT

NATURE OF WORK

This is paraprofessional technical and clerical work relating to arts management in the Cultural Affairs Division.

Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of arts management functions including compiling and verifying information, researching arts information, preparing correspondences, and relieving administrative superiors of routine paraprofessional arts management matters. Work involves interaction with the public, community based organizations, artists, arts organizations, and local, state, and federal arts organizations/agencies. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate clerical staff and volunteers. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of work performance.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists the public, artists, and local, state, and federal agencies by providing arts information in person, through mailings, or over the telephone.

Assists Cultural Affairs staff in researching, compiling, and verifying arts information.

Prepares routine correspondence for Cultural Affairs staff or an administrative superior; prepares and types routine correspondences; prepares agendas and minutes for meetings and workshops.

Maintains administrative, financial, activity, and production reports.

Procures supplies and equipment; compiles informational materials for meetings, presentations, and workshops.

May supervise subordinate clerical staff and volunteers.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of arts management principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of the functions and operations of a local arts agency including not-for-profit organizations.

Knowledge of common clerical procedures, including correspondence preparation, filing systems, business English, and arithmetic.

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

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

Ability to conduct research, assemble data, and prepare reports.

Ability to utilize various computer programs to assist in the 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 plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinate staff and volunteers.

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 Code of 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, or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of computer equipment and related software.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by course work in arts management, public or business administration; experience in general clerical arts management work including some experience in the use of personal computers; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining: White Collar
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Cultural Affairs
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/96


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