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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Assistant Arts Grants Administrator (5628)

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Assistant Arts Grants Administrator

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: FK64
  • Class Code: 5628
  • Established: 09/18/1980
  • Revised: 02/25/1986
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction in the California Arts Council, to provide professional staff support in program areas such as: organizational grants; artists in residence; State/local partnership, or touring/presenting; and other developmental or evaluative projects which assist in developing arts programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Assistant Arts Grants Administrator is differentiated from an Associate Arts Grants Administrator by the degree of independence with which the incumbent works and by the nature of the incumbent's assignments.


Employees in this class are assigned limited journey level responsibility for implementing the Council's arts projects and programs. They generally have total responsibility for completing routine and less difficult projects or they may have responsibility for a segment of a larger project, conducted under the direction of a higher level position that has total responsibility for completing the project. Assistant Arts Grants Administrators typically provide funding advice and other technical information to grants panel members, arts organizations, public or private agencies, or individual artists, as assigned. Entry into Assistant Arts Grants Administrator is normally from outside State service.

Typical Tasks

Compiles and analyzes information on traditional and nontraditional, private and public funding resources for the arts in California, particularly as they may apply to the needs of minority populations and special constituencies; provides advice and coordination for private or public groups in the development of comprehensive programs of arts activities; conducts studies to assess the artistic and cultural resources and needs of local communities or public or private agencies; conducts studies of a wide variety of arts problems involving organization, funding, policy, systems, or procedures; and informs the public or other State agencies about and promotes the objectives and activities of the California Arts Council.

Minimum Qualifications

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Experience: One year of experience with a performing or exhibiting organization, or an arts service agency with responsibility for one of the following: artistic program planning or evaluations; public relations and marketing; fiscal management; or organizational development. or


One year of experience with a public or private arts funding agency with responsibility for analyzing or evaluating grant applications. and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Registration as a Senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.) (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of education on a year-for-year basis.)



A Master's Degree in Arts Administration, or a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration with at least 24 semester units in Arts Policy or Arts Management.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public, business or nonprofit administration with specific reference to fiscal management, marketing and public relations, contracts, program evaluation, planning and development; the cultural history and current artistic activity of California; and components of public grant proposals processes.


Ability to: Speak and write clearly and concisely; interpret and apply rules, regulations and grants criteria; and develop and maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with arts organizations and artists.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated capacity for development as an Arts Grants Administrator as evidenced by work history, academic achievement, artistic achievement, or other well-defined occupational or vocational interests; willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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