The Community Development and Independent Music Specialist will develop, implement, and manage all aspects of the Community Development Through the Arts Program, and create and develop a program to promote the Independent Music Scene in Wyoming.
Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive program that will strengthen and promote the Independent Music scene in Wyoming.
Develop services to independent musicians and bands that strengthen their professionalism, artistic abilities, creativity, and business savvy.
Work with partners to strengthen the capacity of non-profit and private performance venues to present Independent Music.
Develop, implement, and manage the professional development of arts and community organizations' capacities to offer arts programming, including board development, fund raising, organizational development, etc.
Develop, implement, and manage a leadership development program to strengthen leadership in the arts across the state of Wyoming.
Perform annual site visits to selected grant recipients to determine qualifications for grant programs and to monitor progress of WAC funded arts projects.
Work with Arts Manager to determine funding for grant programs and prepare and monitor budgets; prepare quarterly reports.
Serve as liaison to the Wyoming Arts Alliance (WyAA) in their capacity as a WAC partner; assist with conferences and other programs offered by WyAA.
Accept correspondence and requests for information and/or assistance from, and on behalf of, constituents and colleagues of the WAC and the department, and address all in compliance with current department and WAC strategic plans.
Oversight of grant programs.
Develop tour schedules and direct all informational aspects of the WAC's annual Piatigorsky Foundation Tours.
Work with partners to plan tours of arts programming to under served communities in Wyoming.
Manage or assist with special projects or other tasks for the good of the WAC and/or State Parks & Cultural Resources.
Represent the WAC, the Department, and the State of Wyoming at regional and national events.
Preference may be given to applicants with a Master's degree in art administration, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field with 2+ years of previous experience working in art administration; working knowledge of trends in the Independent Music scene and resources available.
Knowledge and/or combination of experience in art related field, business management and nonprofit organizations, with knowledge of arts policy and procedural issues.
Knowledge of community and economic development policies and procedures.
Ability to work without direct supervision, exercising considerable initiative, with independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
Skills in the planning, implementation and assessment of community meetings.
Ability to achieve program goals, fully complying with all State and Federal regulations while working effectively and cooperatively with others.
Skills in use of computers and various software programs.
Skills in verbal and written communication, with strong listening skills and ability to apply knowledge in service to constituents.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)
Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed in an office environment and in community locations.
Speaking and interacting with arts community leaders and constituents.
Through grants, partnerships, programs and unique opportunities, the Wyoming Arts Council provides funding and support statewide for projects big and small. The WAC plays an important role in the economic and social development of every community by investing in the arts. It awards almost 400 grants and fellowships each year, funding programs and projects from every county, thereby serving more th...an a million participants, including 1.1m adults, 200k youth, 10k artists, and 1.3m people total. For every $1 of Arts Council funding, local communities provided another $35 worth of arts programming in FY16, with an estimated project value of $32,167,251.
The Wyoming Arts Council is funded through State of Wyoming General Funds, National Endowment for the Arts Federal Funds, endowments and private donations, sponsorships and registrations for events such as the annual Governor’s Arts Awards.
Current State statutes defining the role of the WAC Board in working with the Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources are 9-2-901 through 9-2-904. Other statutes defining WAC programs are in 16-6-801 through 16-6-805 for Works of Art in Public Buildings.