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Arts Program Manager



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Salary Rate: $5,846.59-$7,835.77 monthly
Application Deadline: 
August 26, 2019; Open Until Filled

The City of Beaverton Arts Program:

The origins of the Beaverton Arts Program began with a grassroots effort of local citizens, resulting in the establishment of the Beaverton Arts Commission by city ordinance in 1983.

Today, the Arts Program thrives as a City of Beaverton division, providing culturally enriching activities, programs and services throughout the year.  

Current priorities of the Arts Program include art in public places, artist resources and grantmaking, and Signature Arts Events including Longest Day of the Year: Summer Solstice Concert, Ten Tiny Dances, and Beaverton Arts Mix! Art Show and Sale.

The Arts Program is a program of the Mayor's Office and operates interdependently with the other Mayor's Office programs including the Public Engagement Division and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts ("PRCA", in development.)

The Arts Program is guided by the Beaverton Community Vision, Public Art Master Plan, and City Marketing Plan.

About the Position:
The City of Beaverton seeks an experienced program manager with a dedication to the arts, collaborative work, innovative program development, and public service. 

The Arts Program Manager is responsible for the daily operations, strategic development, evaluation and overall success of the Arts Program.

Reporting to the General Manager of the PRCA, this position manages two staff members and serves as the primary staff liaison to the Beaverton Arts Commission.


  • In coordination with internal and external stakeholders, manage all projects within the Arts Program including but not limited to Art in Public Places (i.e. 1% for Art projects, creative placemaking initiatives and other art projects in the public realm), Artist and Community Resources (artist workshops and grantmaking), and Signature Arts Events. Evaluate the success and relevance of the Arts program's current program portfolio to best serve the greater-Beaverton community. Set goals for future development.
  •  Raise the visibility of the arts in Beaverton through targeted outreach, marketing, and collaborations identifying Beaverton as an arts-centered community that supports individual artists, community groups and non-profit arts providers.
  •  As an internal champion for the arts, support the projects, programs and events of other city departments and partner agencies to include arts feature(s).   
  •  Serve as an internal resource and establish collaborations with staff in other city departments to maximize creative placemaking and place-based initiatives in urban development projects across the city.
  •  As staff liaison, provide support for all aspects of the Beaverton Arts Commission and its subcommittees including board recruitment and retention; preparing agendas and reports; facilitating communications; and executing the decisions, actions, and plans of the Commission.
  •  Promote the arts to new and under-reached audiences
  •  Represent the City of Beaverton in the greater arts landscape of the metro area by participating in select discussions and collaborations with neighboring jurisdictions. Serve as a staff liaison to regional arts convening's and meetings.
  •  Coordinate with city staff to seek grant funding for special projects.
  •  Educate and inform internal and external stakeholders on the priorities of the Arts Program and the work performed.
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The most successful candidate is a collaborative leader who actively demonstrates inclusion and respect for diverse voices, backgrounds and ideas. She/he/they has experience with creating original arts programs; excels at community collaboration; and has knowledge of best practices and experience with public art management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in arts or public administration
  • 5 years' experience in administration of a similar program area
  • 2 years in a supervisory or management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet city's driving standards. 
  • Ability to pass reference checks, background check, and education verification check
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