Marin County Department of Cultural Services supports a thriving arts community by offering a cultural hub and gathering space at the Marin Center and providing leadership in building support for the arts throughout the County. The Department of Cultural Services in partnership with the Marin Cultural Association has five essential functions: operating the Marin Center facilities and campus as rental venues, programming a diverse performance series and the visual arts galleries, overseeing the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center docent tour program, and producing the award-winning Marin County Fair. The Department and the Marin Cultural Association support art and culture in Marin County, increasing participation, advancing collaboration, and optimizing resources to create greater access to the arts for all Marin County residents regardless of age, race, ability, or means.
The Deputy Director is an at-will executive-level classification responsible for overseeing all administrative business operations and participating with the Director in developing and implementing long- and short-range plans, policies, and procedures.
Oversight and projects may include but are not limited to:
Planning, organizing, administering, coordinating, reviewing and evaluating the functions of a variety of Cultural Services programs
Providing day-to-day administrative direction to the Marin Center and the Marin County Fair staff in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards
Supervising and leading administrative and Fair staff
Directing the management of a variety of analytical and feasibility studies involving matters such as ticketing trends, production best practices and capital improvements
Reviewing reports of findings on studies and making recommendations to the Director regarding appropriate courses of action
Planning and directing activities to strengthen the Marin Center and Marin County Fair brands, increase revenue, and raise visibility for events and programs
Assisting the Director in developing community contacts and representing Cultural Services and the Marin Cultural Association before various public and private organizations
Performing special projects and heading teams and committees considering system wide issues and plans
Fiscal management of a $7 million Department budget
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed. Typically, graduation from a four-year college or university in Venue Management, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Development or a field closely related to the work, and four years of experience in a management role at a large nonprofit arts organization or state or county fair that has included supervising staff and administering complex and diversified budgets and programs. Possession of a Master's Degree in the fields listed above and experience in a public sector agency are both highly desirable.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Has senior leadership experience in managing a large venue or Fair Management and/or Nonprofit Arts Management with an outstanding record in strategic planning, fiscal management, employee relations and project management
Is a proven leader with a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to their work and the ability to successfully work within a leadership team at the executive level
Is passionate about advancing and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts
Is versed in the principles and practice of leadership and management and can thoughtfully and respectfully manage personnel issues
Brings experience with marketing/branding and earned revenue generation
Understands principles and practices of project management, contract negotiations and monitoring, and budget development and management
For more information about this exceptional career opportunity, including position details and the required qualifications, please see the recruitment brochure here.
Filing Deadline: To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/marincounty/jobs/3637767/deputy-director-of-cultural-services. IMPORTANT: Your submission must include a resume and cover letter that addresses the competencies and technical skills described in the highly qualified candidate profile outlined in the recruitment brochure. For complete instructions on how to apply contact: Department of Human Resources, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 415, San Rafael, CA 94903. http://www.marincounty.org/jobs. EEO/TTY