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Under general direction in the Department of Corrections, to perform administrative and coordinative duties in the statewide Arts-in- Corrections Program and to direct and supervise professional artists and staff in the development and delivery of fine arts programming for inmates; and to do other related work.
Performs administrative and coordinative functions in implementing and operating arts projects and programs; coordinates projects and directs and supervises staff and professional artists in completing segments of large projects; represents the departmental arts program to other State agencies, public and private arts agencies and artists; makes on-site evaluations of the effect of arts programs on agency client and inmate needs; independently prepares reports and recommendations regarding agency artists and arts programming; develops and utilizes methods for evaluating agency arts programs; performs research regarding traditional and nontraditional private, public and agency funding resources for agency arts programming; conducts studies, assessing the artistic and cultural resources available to agency staff and clientele; promotes the interaction of agency with clients and/or general public through arts programming; assists in the screening and placement of paid and volunteer professional artists; oversees procurement of arts supplies, tools and equipment for agency; participates in negotiation, preparation and administration of contractual agreements with other State agencies and private organizations.
In California state service, one year of experience performing the duties comparable to an Institution Artist/Facilitator, Department of Corrections.
Experience: Two years of experience with an arts agency with the primary responsibility for supervising artists, generating grant applications, proposing and maintaining a budget, and planning and implementing new artistic programs. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in one of the following arts discipline areas: Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Graphic Arts or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
Experience: Three years of experience as a practicing professional artist or artist- (craftsperson)-in-residence in one of the following arts disciplines: Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Graphic Arts or closely related field. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Public and private arts funding sources and procedures; California arts organizations and artists; artistic programming in social and educational institutions; public relations methods; principles and practices of public and business administration; supervision.
Ability to: Speak and write clearly and concisely; write grant proposals; monitor and evaluate institutional art programs; interpret, communicate, and apply rules, regulations, and policies and procedures; develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with artists, agency administrators, clients, representatives of arts organizations and contractors, institution staff and inmates; conduct workshops for artists; supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate staff; effectively communicate arts program needs and objectives to institutional staff; effectively communicate institutional needs and objectives to arts program staff.