The City of Richmond: ARTS COORDINATOR

Regular Full-Time
2010-I-01$36.13 – $42.70 (Per Hour)
This specialized position involves the development of arts and cultural activities, city wide arts education programs, fine arts programs, special events, exhibitions, public and community art projects and city wide festivals. The work involves planning, co-ordinating, administering, and providing leadership within the Arts, Culture and Heritage Division. Examples of key work include:
§ Develop and implement arts and cultural activities with various non-profit groups, City staff, agencies, artists, cultural industries and media.
§ Raise awareness of the arts and provide opportunities for arts education within the community.
§ Develop the appropriate infrastructure to support the arts and provide opportunities and partnerships for artists.
§ Build and foster relationships with a variety of organizations and groups to advance the arts in Richmond.
§ Plan, implement and manage arts and cultural activities, programs, special events and performances.
§ Recruit, supervise and train union staff, contract instructors, and volunteers.
§ Prepare, administer and monitor budgets.
§ Liaise with a variety of City departments to maintain and enhance the delivery of arts and cultural activities.
University graduation with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration or a related discipline. Two to five years' experience in an arts and culture setting or related facility. Experience in planning and implementing community wide programs and activities of an arts and culture nature.
§ Knowledge of the cultural needs, interests and resources in the community as related to activities, programs and special events.
§ Knowledge and experience in developing marketing and promotional strategies for arts and cultural activities and programs.
§ Knowledge and experience in fundraising events.
§ Ability to recruit, supervise, train and evaluate staff, instructors and volunteers.
§ Ability to prepare, administer and monitor budgets.
§ Ability to write grants and reports.
§ Ability to work as part of a team to deliver arts, cultural and heritage services within the community.
§ Ability to address complex situations that require sound decision making skills.
§ Ability to exercise considerable independence of judgement, action, tact and initiative in performing the work.
§ Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of groups and businesses.
§ Ability to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
Duties are performed in an office environment.
This position offers competitive compensation, benefits package and a compressed day work schedule (9 days in a fortnight).
People ¨ Excellence ¨ Leadership ¨ Team ¨ Innovation

For further details regarding this job opportunity, please visit our website at www.richmond.ca/jobs. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, with cover letter, that reflects their knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position, no later 5:00 p.m., January 15, 2010, quoting 2010-I-01 to:
Human Resources Division,
City of Richmond, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1.
Fax: 604-276-4169; E-mail (Word or PDF format only): resume@richmond.ca
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada. The City of Richmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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