ARTS is a critical contributor to Seattle’s arts and culture sector and the creative communities whose livelihood are dependent on a health and thriving arts scene. During this unprecedented pandemic, ARTS has been tasked with working even more intentionally with its communities to provide effective RECOVERY programs. These include many kinds of arts programs and events such as Created Commons, Recovery Grants, and Seattle Together partnerships.
ARTS is seeking a temporary ARTS Recovery Manager to provide compassionate team leadership as well as provide for the development, implementation, project management, and evaluation of program services and deliverables to meet the needs of the impacted Seattle arts sector with a focus on unserved and underserved BIPoC communities.
In this role, you will be the key contributor to policies, procedures and strategic initiatives relating to using Federal Recovery Funds efficiently, aggressively, and creatively via contracts with individual artists, arts and community organizations and partners. You will hire and supervise all temporary ARTS Recovery Fund staff responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering these highly restricted federal funds and oversee the management of this program.
The work of the Recovery Manager falls into the following priority areas:
Team Leadership & Management
Outreach & Engagement
Community Support & Capacity Building
Application Review & Project Compliance
Grant and Contract Project Management
Here’s more about what you will be doing:
Supporting and managing the ARTS Recovery Fund Staff
Planning, coordinating and extending Recovery Funds into specific unserved and underserved communities and that have specific federal funding guidelines to implement ARTS core program recovery goals
Working collaboratively on the recovery programs with artists, community agencies, Arts Sector constituents, collaborators, and other city departments
Serving as the lead for identifying artists, organizations, programs and communities in the creative sector to reach out to for capacity building around federal recovery funds, recovery programs and events to be carried out through ARTS staff and other participants under your guidance
Holding responsibility for the integrity of all contracts associated with Federal Recovery Funds from start to finish. Serving as liaison with Art Sector general constituency, program participants and presenters and overseeing all contract requirements and contract compliance for creative deliverables
Assisting with, or directly providing for the development of budgets and proposals for specific creative sector contract opportunities for direct contracts as well as for RFPs or RFQs
Developing funding opportunities for BIPoC by creating clear and user-friendly grant application processes, cultivating potential funding support, administering grants and developing funding proposals and program reports and budgets, making presentations to decision makers regarding use of Recovery Funds and by providing for communications between ARTS and internal and external stakeholders
Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your commitment to:
Leading people and projects to achieve measurable outcomes with compassion, creativity, and a commitment to equity
Applying a racial equity and social justice lens to your work and decision making
Operating through a framework of inclusivity and anti-racism
Respectful two-way community outreach and engagement
Effective communication – both orally and in writing
Thinking strategically and proactively problem solving
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals including the public, internal staff, and other external stakeholders and organizations
Manage multiple priorities and balance competing needs
Maintain confidentiality with sensitive information and demonstrate diplomacy
To be effective in this role, you have proven experience:
Either as a manager, supervisor, or team lead providing leadership, coaching and motivation
Project Management experience, specifically in federal grants, contracts management and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Cultivating positive teams and partnerships across organizations and serving as a liaison between your organization and community
Supporting success and advising community members
Familiarity working with Arts Organizations and Cultural Sector, committees/boards and diverse community organizations and stakeholder groups
Developing community involvement and inclusive outreach strategies
Negotiating contracts and developing and overseeing budgets
Tailoring communications/presentations to meet audience needs in advance and in the moment
Working with a wide range of grants and using grant tracking software
Ensuring contract compliance
Being accountable and managing multiple priorities and working to deadlines
Using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate they have the skills listed above through a combination of their work, education, and life experience as demonstrated in their resume, cover letter, and answers to supplemental questions.
Please note this advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This position is classified as a Manager 1* and will report to the Deputy Director. This a two (2) year benefits eligible temporary assignment.
In addition, to completing the application at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle fully, please attach:
Who may apply: This OOC position is open to regularly appointed City of Seattle employees that meet the qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov
Want to learn more about the Office of Arts & Culture? Visit our website at: http://www.seattle.gov/arts
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