MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
This position is primarily responsible for building the arts capital grant program outlined in Maryland SB323 (2021) and managing public art and projects for (MSAC). Incumbent reports to the Executive Director of MSAC and works closely with the Public Art Program Director and with other staff in the management and administration of public art commissions through the Maryland Public Art Commission (MPAC). The focus will be on building an arts capital grant program that distributes $3 million annually to arts organizations and county arts agencies beginning in fiscal year 2024.
The duties for this position include: providing technical assistance, professional development and program evaluation, building the grant program to include researching existing programs in other state agencies and arts councils; facilitating constituent listening sessions; developing program rationale; establishing grant eligibility and criteria; building an application process, form, and rubric; developing applicant and grantee communication templates; establishing grantee reporting requirements; and developing program outcomes and a program evaluation framework. The position manages Commission projects of the Public Art Across Maryland program, assists in the artist selection process for artwork in new or renovated state buildings and public spaces throughout Maryland and works closely with state user agency partners and contracted artists.
The selected employee will be well organized; able to work independently; have an aptitude for detailed work; ; experience with database software applications and able to prepare reports/charts; possess strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectively present information, respond to internal and external inquiries; and complete concurrent and high priority tasks.
SoSome state travel.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.
1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated:
BA degree in one of the following: visual arts, art history, arts administration, architecture, landscape architecture, design or related field.
Three (3) years experience in project management in capital, public art, program or agency/organizational management.
Experience making presentations.
Experience working with committees/boards and community organizations.
Experience working in the public or non-profit arts sector.
Proficiency with all Google products, Microsoft Office Suite and/or other relevant programs.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at: http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce
It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume along with the supplemental questionnaire to your online application. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to: [email protected]
Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources
ATTN: ARTS CAPITAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR, PUBLIC ART PROJECT MANAGER
World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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