Cultural Arts Program Manager III


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$34.80 – $45.18 per hour
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Program Manager III

Cultural Arts Division

Economic Development Department

City of Austin


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Closes:  2/1/19

Pay Range:  $34.80 – $45.18 per hour


Senior staff member in the Division, with supervisory and program development/administration responsibility, reports to Cultural Arts Division Manager.  Under minimal supervision and with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, this position develops, implements and coordinates various project and program activities to promote, support and integrate cultural arts and economic development.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Designs, initiates and manages review of cultural arts projects and programs to include budgets and schedules; management of staff teams, consultants and professional services; and stakeholder processes
• Identifies, evaluates, and provides process and program structures, strategies, and improvement recommendations based on innovations and best practices, including short- and long-term planning
• Develops, negotiates, and monitors contracts 
• Develops community needs assessments; conducts data analysis, studies, surveys and related research; and manages implementation of policy priorities; develops and conducts trainings related to cultural arts
• Fields inquiries from the public and media regarding cultural policy, initiatives, programs, and projects that combine arts, culture and economic development
• Cultivates relationships and partnerships to lend support to strategic policy and program initiatives and strengthen community ties

Additional Program-Specific Responsibilities:  Oversee program evaluation and supervise staff in Cultural Funding Program, bring research and subject matter expertise to the area of arts-led real estate development, incentives, cultural trusts and related partnerships, apply experience in data-driven program development and evaluation; and ensure cultural equity remains a committed priority for Division programs and cultural funding recipients.

Preferred qualifications/experience:

Experience creating or implementing economic development policies or strategies and public-private partnerships to support the creative communities

Work or lived experience that has contributed to improved outcomes and reduced barriers to access for historically underrepresented communities

Contact: Olivia Parker, Economic Development Department HR Liaison, at or 512.974.7857.

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