The City of Santa Ana Arts & Culture Commission will convene today (as it always has) at 4:30pm at the City Council Chambers. But today, they will be deciding -- is there a better time for art?
The Commission will decide on one of three staff proposals: to change the time of their meetings to a) 4:30pm (no change), b) 5:00pm or c) 5:30pm. If you have thoughts on the matter, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the meeting today at 4:30pm. Parking is validated.
Other items to be discussed today are updates on the City's Arts & Culture Masterplan Steering Committee implementation and a review of the City's recent application to a pilot program that would designate Santa Ana a California State Cultural District.
At the Commission's last meeting in July, they elevated Sandra Pena, Ward 6 to the Chair of the Commission and Jessica Cha, Ward 5 to Vice Chair, they discussed a downtown public art project, and they inaugurated a search for an Arts & Culture administrator. Applications are due by August 24th.
Story by Ryan Smolar.
The City of Santa Ana is hiring an Arts and Culture Specialist to help implement the City's new Arts and Culture Master Plan. This is a critical position in one of Southern California's most creative cities. The ideal candidate is passionate, knoweldgeable, results-oriented and eager to work with diverse stakeholders as a linchpin connector for arts, community, city and culture.
If interested, learn more here or read the job posting below!
Arts and Culture Specialist
City of Santa Ana
Santa Ana, CA
$58,728.00 - $78,696.00 Annually, DOQ
The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
Under general supervision, plans, implements and maintains the City's Cultural Arts Programs as part of the Santa Ana Arts and Culture Master Plan, and acts as staff liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To:
Serves as City liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission to assist the Commission in developing and implementing artistic and cultural projects and programs consistent with the short, mid and long-term goals of the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan; provides staff assistance to the Arts and Culture Commission by developing and posting meeting agendas, facilitates meetings and maintains Commission records; works with the arts community, non-profit agencies and other community-based organizations to develop opportunities to promote arts, culture and a variety of quality-of-life activities in the city; serves as a liaison between representatives in the arts, youth and education fields and the City to develop a vision and action plan for arts awareness and the promotion of youth and educational programming; establishes and promotes public art programs. Makes oral presentations to arts organizations and other public and private organizations. Evaluates programs and ongoing projects for effectiveness and efficiency. Identifies, seeks, submits applications for and manages local, state, and federal grants and other funding sources for arts activities; monitors and reports on expenditures, oversees the budget designated for the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan and coordinates communication with funding sources and recipient arts organizations. Performs other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in art, arts administration, business administration or a closely related field. Two years of experience in the administration of arts or art-related programs or any combination of education and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, skills and abilities.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: principles and practices of arts programming and management; grant writing; public information principles and techniques; public administration including public policy; local, state and national arts programs, organizations and funding sources; principles and techniques of contract monitoring and evaluation; budget process and controls.
Ability to: develop, implement, administer and evaluate arts programs; keep abreast of current developments in the arts, including arts programs, organizations and funding sources; prepare and secure funding; prepare and present oral and written reports; design and carry out an effective public relations program; supervise, direct and train volunteers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, artists, art-related organizations and the general public; effectively represent and promote the arts in the City of Santa Ana.
Special Requirements: Must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver's License as a condition of employment.
Special Working Conditions: Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Bilingual fluency in English and one of the following languages is desirable: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, or Samoan.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.
The Personnel Services Department will review all applications and materials submitted. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:
Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of 100%) which will evaluate the candidates' experience, training, education and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, M-24
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