Serve #SCartists with the S.C. Arts Commission

SCAC seeking Artist Services Program Director

Application deadline EXTENDED: Monday, April 29, 2019


The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) seeks an energetic, creative, and resourceful Artist Services Program Director/Arts Coordinator II with experience in arts administration, program development, and leadership in the arts.

The ideal candidate will share our mission and values and have the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross-section of local arts councils, community organizations, businesses, governments, arts organizations, artists, and school districts, as well as education and community leaders to support SCAC programs and services statewide.

The person in this role:

  • works collaboratively with diverse constituency to implement SCAC programs
  • develops, manages, and oversees a portfolio of SCAC programs/projects in support of artists statewide.
  • works with artists in all disciplines throughout the state
  • coordinates agency efforts to support creative placemaking and arts-based community development statewide
  • manages projects/programs for SCAC, including the coordination of data/information gathering, analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of information
  • develops short and long-term planning goals, annual work-plan, and budget for SCAC assigned projects/programs in accordance with agency mission, values and strategic plan; assists with securing funding for future program development
  • negotiates agreements and contracts for programs/projects in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • serves as a county coordinator, which is the commission’s liaison with arts and community organizations and artists in assigned counties:
    • provides technical assistance and consultative services
    • serves as a liaison and resource for agency programs
    • assists with community cultural planning, development of grant applications, budgeting, board and staff development, and program administration
  • represents the S.C. Arts Commission at local, statewide, and national cultural activities, meetings, and conferences
  • participates in strategic planning and budgeting and collaborates closely with other agency programs and departments
  • fulfills other duties consistent with supporting agency projects, programs, and events

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree* in an arts discipline, arts administration, arts education, public administration, or business administration and five (5) years of professional experience in arts management and programming, community development, or related areas.

*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Salary and other details may be found by visiting the link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential.  Responsibilities will require some additional working hours, nights, and/or weekends as well as in-state travel to several South Carolina counties. There will also be occasional out-of-state-travel for training, professional development, professional affiliation, or service opportunities. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity.

View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.


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