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Employment Opportunities

Program officer

The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified candidates for a program officer position.

The responsibilities and requirements for this position are described below.

Interested individuals must apply online, through the State of Minnesota Job Postings Web site: State of Minnesota's online Job Search Web portal.

From the DEPARTMENT drop-down menu, select ARTS BOARD, then click SEARCH.

Applications must be submitted by or before Friday, August 7, 2015.

Program officer: Operating Support and Community Arts Education Support

This position exists to manage two Arts Board grant programs that invest in the capacity of arts producing or presenting organizations, artist service organizations, and community arts education organizations and programs, to make the arts available and accessible to all Minnesotans.  

Specifically, the program officer will manage:

  • Operating Support - provides annual operating grants to Minnesota’s most well established arts producing and presenting organizations, artist service organizations, and community arts schools and conservatories
  • Community Arts Education Support - provides annual operating grants to community arts schools, conservatories, programs, and others. 

Together, the two programs award approximately $13 million per year.

Candidates for this position must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in arts, arts education, or other related fields
  • At least three years’ experience working professionally as an administrator in an arts, art education, or other nonprofit organization
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with arts producing and presenting organizations, artists service organizations, or community arts education programs or schools
  • Strong understanding of the elements and practices that foster organization/program health and success
  • Ability to analyze and understand financial information provided by applicants and grantees
  • Ability to clearly convey policies and procedures to applicants, grantees, and advisory review panel members
  • Professional, customer service approach when dealing with applicants, grantees, advisory panel members, and members of the general public
  • Ability to facilitate group decision making processes
  • Ability to develop and manage program budgets and work plans
  • Ability to manage multiple project components simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

The following are desired, but not required, for this position:

  • Grant making experience
  • Experience as the chief staff person responsible for managing an organization or program
  • Experience in program evaluation or assessment

The Arts Board is looking for volunteer grant advisory panel members and qualified interns to work in a variety of areas.

If you are looking for other positions in the arts, please visit the job board offered on the Springboard for the Arts Web site.

Other opportunities with the State of Minnesota can be found at the State of Minnesota employment Web site.

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