Huntington Beach Employment – ARTS EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Website City of Huntington Beach

Job Description:

This is an excellent opportunity to work for the Community & Library Services Department working under the direction of the Cultural Services Supervisor at the Huntington Beach Art Center. The ideal candidate must possess the skills to initiate, develop, organize, and implement educational programs for the Huntington Beach Art Center. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

Temporary/part-time employment is restricted to 1,000 hours within a 12-month period (July 1 – June 30) and does not qualify to receive City benefits, except those required by law.  The City does not belong to the Social Security system.  However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7 1/2% of base earnings to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.  Further restrictions apply to CalPERS Retired Annuitants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements educational art programs. Employs a variety of educational techniques to reach diverse communities and those with special needs.
  • Initiates a studio program to present educational programs in both technical and conceptual art skills.  Selects and oversees a studio program, which includes contract classes, demonstrations, workshops and critiques.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment for collaborative programs and projects
  • Develops outreach programs and projects.  Organizes annual family art event and grant funded educational programs.
  • Maintains program records.  Assists in developing budget for assigned programs.
  • Works as a member of the Art Center team.  Works effectively and efficiently with artists, community volunteers, educational institutions, and the public.

Job Requirements:

Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful performance in the position is qualifying.  A typical combination includes:

  • Knowledge of:  Principles and techniques in art education; contemporary art, artists and issues; program planning and delivery; program promotion; grant writing and funding; principles and practices of supervision; basic algebra and business math; recordkeeping systems; budgetary planning and preparation.
  • Ability to:  Schedule, coordinate and deliver art education programs. Develop, present and market ideas and recommendations in both written and verbal form. Work as a team member on programs, projects, and assignments; give and follow oral and written instructions. Develop and maintain effective recordkeeping systems. Write reports, grants, and business correspondence. Work according to professional standards. Work effectively with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Education:   A high school diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience:   A minimum of three (3) years directly related experience or training developing and/or administering art education programs.
  • License:  Must possess a valid California Driver license and an acceptable driving record by the time of appointment. Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program due to the performance of field duties that may require operation of a City vehicle.
  • Certifications: Within three months of appointment must obtain CPR/First Aid Certificates.

Job Details:

Company: City of Huntington Beach

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Huntington Beach, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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