The City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the At-Will position of Cultural Arts Manager. The Cultural Arts Program in Manhattan Beach provides new events and activities which include multi-disciplinary programs such as art classes; lectures about art, music and architecture; concerts and dance performances; the placement of art in public places; theater productions; exhibitions; visual art camps and classes; and various performing arts classes and camps for all ages. The Cultural Arts Manager (At-Will) will report to the Director of Parks and Recreation, and will develop, enhance, and administer a broad cultural arts program. This management confidential position is designated At-Will status.
The Cultural Arts Manager (At-Will) supervises a variety of positions including full-time, part-time and volunteer support staff. In addition to managing the cultural arts program, the position coordinates various projects among Commissions, artists, staff, and art organizations; serves as liaison between the Cultural Arts Commission and City Council; makes presentations before City Council, Commissions and community organizations; attends events outside of normal working hours; develops and monitors program budgets; gathers resources through fund raising and grant writing activities, and performs other related tasks. May work extended hours, evenings, and on weekend to attend meetings, programs and special events.
The duties below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class. Plans, organizes, and evaluates the work of regular and part-time staff through the work of the parks & recreation supervisory staff assigned to recreation programs and other activities and events; establishes division goals, objectives, and develops programs consultation with staff, departmental management and other stakeholders; evaluates service delivery using productivity, quality, revenue, and customer satisfaction standards and program recommendations; prepares division budget, including operating and personnel expenditures allocations, and evaluates actual costs for conformance to plans; recruits and recommends the hiring and selection of staff; coordinates, trains, assigns, reviews, and evaluates work; recommends disciplinary action as needed; serves as department liaison for the Cultural Arts Commission and works with program participants, community groups, school officials, other departments, and agencies, regarding programs, activities, and special events; administers professional service agreements and contracts; ensures insurance documents, qualifications, fingerprinting and other required documents are completed by the City; prepares, researches and reviews staff reports, commission minutes, program summaries, activity records, and financial records in order to advise interested parties regarding major developments; assists with development and production of the marketing materials to promote a variety of programs, activities, and events.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRESENTLY :
Training and Experience : Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in leisure services, recreation management, physical education, or a related field is required.
Seven (7) years of responsible professional recreation and program planning experience is required, including supervisory, administrative, and program planning work.
NOTE: Verification of your college degree or official transcripts is required at time of employment. Failure to do so will be cause for disqualification or removal from the eligibility list.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS :
The physical and mental demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level; stoop, kneel, or crouch to access or place records or files; lift and carry records and documents, typically weighing less than 25 pounds. The employee must be able to physically lift, push, pull, and/or carry materials, and recreational and media equipment used for special events weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and program data, rules, and requirements; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; work with constant interruptions and meet deadlines; and interact with City officials, media, citizens groups, contractors, employees, management, and others encountered in the course of work; ocassionally subject to conflicts involving the use of community services; works in both office and field settings, and occasional travel is required to different community centers, events, as well as user group and public sites.
HOW TO APPLY :
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed City application form, supplemental application, and resume. The first review will be Friday, February 15, 2013. Facsimiles, photocopies, electronic mail and final filing date postmarks are not accepted. You can download a job announcement and City application material below or by contacting the City of Manhattan Beach Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.
All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates must successfully pass each step of the recruitment and selection process to be placed on the eligible list.
Your application must include at least ten years of employment history (assuming you have been employed for ten years) and you must explain any gaps in employment (i.e. unemployed, school, etc.). You must include your work experience for each position listed on the City application. Entering “see resume” for your work experience on the City application is not acceptable and your application may be rejected. You must also include salary information for each job you list, your reason for leaving each job and names and phone numbers of present and past supervisors or managers. Your application may be rejected if incomplete or if you fail to provide this information.
is accepted by mail or in person at the address below.
Human Resources Department - City Hall
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 802-5258
If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Technician at (310) 802-5253. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).
City Application (MS Word)
Supplemental Application (PDF)
Job Announcement (PDF)
The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate. NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.