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Community Arts Development Program Coordinator
Nevada Arts Council

Carson City, Nevada

The position manages the Community Arts Development Program of the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency. The position develops and coordinates short- and long-term programs, initiatives and partnerships that serve local arts agencies, civic leaders, communities and community-based arts organizations to strengthen and enhance community vitality and access to the arts. This position is located in the Carson City office and requires travel throughout the state to serve rural communities, as well as the Reno and Las Vegas metropolitan areas. It presently supervises a part-time contracted program associate.

Approximate Annual Salary: $41,906.16 to $61,950.96 

Responsibilities include:

Program development and assessment; individualized assistance and skills training for local arts agencies, communities, community arts organizations and civic leaders on a wide variety of topics; coordination of statewide arts town meetings in conjunction with the agency’s planning process, topic-specific workshops, and conferences; providing guidance to constituents applying for grants; production of the agency newsletter, managing the Nevada Circuit Riders Consultant Program, writing articles and publications; hiring and supervision of professional staff; and collaboration with other programs on agency-wide activities.

Demonstrated work experience should include:

  • Familiarity with the mission and goals of a state arts agency and of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Program and budget planning
  • Development, administration and evaluation of programs designed to support local arts agencies and community cultural organizations
  • Broad knowledge of artistic disciplines
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, ranging from emerging to established
  • Experience in providing technical assistance through individual and group skills training activities Planning, developing and managing public meetings and workshops
  • Ability to analyze statistical information and to prepare various reports
  • Experience with database management, social media and various software programs, including Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and Outlook.  
  • Excellent organizational skills, verbal and writing skills and ability to multi-task


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in studio art, dance, theater, photography, folklife, communications, architecture, English, creative writing or related field and one year of professional level experience which involved general arts administration, management of an arts program or comparable experience in a public or non-profit setting; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of professional experience relevant to the position which involved working with a non-profit arts or cultural organization, a public arts or cultural agency, or comparable experience in a public or non-profit setting; managing and administrating arts programs and grants; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist I in Nevada State service. 

Recruitment for the position is handled by the Nevada Division of Human Resource Management. Applications must be submitted online. The position is listed as a Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist 2 - Option B, Nevada Arts Council at The HR contact person for this position is Eric Mager at 775.684.0107 or

It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The position will remain advertised until it is filled. 

For information about the Nevada Arts Council or this position, please call 775.687.6680. The website,, is in the midst of an upgrade.

The following questions are part of the recruitment.

  • Do you have experience working with (a) the National Endowment for the Arts, (b) a state arts agency and/or (c) a local arts agency or community arts council? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with planning and conducting (a) public meetings, (c) topic-specific workshops, and (c) statewide conferences and gatherings? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with providing technical assistance in the areas of arts and cultural programming, organizational and board development, and other areas pertinent to capacity building? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with developing and evaluating a broad spectrum of arts and/or cultural programs and services? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with grants programs and grants management systems? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with writing and editing publications, toolkits, website information, and other written and electronic materials? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  •  Do you have experience with supervising professional staff, interns, contractors, and other part-time and/or seasonal temporary workers? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained.
  • Do you have experience with budget development and management? If so, please describe this experience and how it was obtained. 
Please describe your experience analyzing statistical information and preparing various reports?

Description of Nevada Arts Council

The Nevada Arts Council's mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports and makes excellence in the arts accessible for all Nevadans – from its rural towns to the urban centers. A division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, NAC maximizes its public value to the state and its citizens by investing in Nevada’s creative workforce; contributing to the quality of life and economies at the local level; supporting and creating public programming in the arts; celebrating Nevada’s diverse and rich cultural traditions; and presenting the arts as a concrete tool for educational reform, community vitality, and cultural tourism. To provide access to staff and programs, NAC manages offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. NAC is divided into program areas to serve a diverse clientele. Although each program offers distinct activities for its constituencies through grants, professional development and initiatives, there is an emphasis on internal and external collaborations. The professional staff develops and administers services that support the agency mission and goals in accordance with the NAC strategic plan, and provides various forms of technical assistance, which includes phone consultations, site visits and extended consultations.

Contact:Susan Boskoff, Executive Director

Deadline: 08-15-2015

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