Deputy Director, Office of Arts and Culture
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture manages an award-winning public art program, grants funds to artists and nonprofit arts organizations; oversees eight cultural facilities, including the Gallery @ City Hall; promotes arts learning for youth; professional development opportunities for arts administrators and individual artists; and participates in national studies and research that make a strong case for the arts and demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits.
The Office of Arts and Culture is looking for a dynamic individual to serve as the agency's Deputy Director. The position is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the agency's percent-for-art and other capital improvement programs; assists in the management and day-to-day operations of the department; oversees long-range planning for the agency; coordinates assigned activities with outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex support to the Director; serves as acting department head in the Director's absence; and performs related duties as assigned. The position demands special skills in interacting with multiple city departments, community groups, not-for-profit agencies, business associations, city leaders, and a wide range of media and press.
Key Job Duties:
- Develops and manages the department's preparation of multi-year capital improvement programs for the department, in tandem with other city departments, city council, and the department head.
- Develops and implements policy, procedures, staffing, budgeting, and oversight for management of percent-for-art projects, and for acceptance of donations and loans, deaccessioning, and maintenance of artwork in the City's Municipal Art Collection.
- Directs the procurement and oversees the approval of design consultants and proposals for CIP enhancement projects, including oversight of review panels and candidate interviews, and presenting candidate recommendations to CIP departments, the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission, and City Council.
- Manages key projects and special initiatives that relate to organizational growth and work with the department head and all staff on strategic long-range planning for the agency to communicate and monitor organizational goals to all levels of the department.
- Coordinates and writes reports for monthly meetings of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission, as well as coordinate city manager and city council reports and briefings.
- Oversees development and implementation to support more equitable distribution of the department's programmatic resources.
This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.
- The ideal candidate will be a personable, effective communicator that can facilitate large groups to review and improve complex processes.
- This individual will manage a challenging workload and job responsibilities in a balanced, efficient, effective manner.
- The ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- Provide strategic communications advice to city staff including management.
- Have strong organizational skills and manage a variety of projects and staff.
- Be creative and adaptable with time management.
- Possess knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures, organizing and implementing comprehensive administrative programs, and supervisory principles and practices.
Up to $119,683.20 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 9% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,600/annual car allowance and $1,440/annual cell phone allowance.
A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.
- Five years of experience in developing art and design projects or programs, public administration and research, or construction management, or a related field.
- Bachelor's degree in in arts administration, an arts field (such as architecture, music, theater, dance, visual/digital arts, writing), business administration, museum studies, nonprofit leadership and management, public administration, urban planning, engineering, or a related field.
- Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
- Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
- Ability occasionally to work evenings and weekends, as required.
- The City job description can be found here.
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- The successful candidate will be required to obtain a badge for Sky Harbor Airport. The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers
The City of Phoenix has paused plans to implement a federal mandate requiring all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision comes after a series of legal challenges and a ruling from a federal judge which temporarily halts the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide. If the requirement is reinstated, the City of Phoenix may require new hires to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment. After a conditional offer has been extended, candidates may request a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.
The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
- Seven years of knowledge of public art/percent-for-art programs and trends in the field.
- Knowledge and experience working at or with a governmental arts agency.
- Supervisory experience with CIP, facilities, or public art planning, programming, and staff.
- Procurement, budget, and construction management experience.
- Strategic and long-range planning experience.
Recruitment closes March 9, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
HOW TO APPLY
- Go to https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs
- Select "Current Job Openings"
- Search for Job ID 44039
- Select "Apply for Job"
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
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Special Projects Administrator, JC:08610, ID# 44039,02/13/22, USM, PO, Benefits: MidMgr
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