Arts and Culture Specialist
Responsible for technical support of artistic and cultural productions and events. Positions in this role may supervise the work of others; however, this is not the primary function of the role. Competencies for this role are usually gained through specialized training, and/or experience in a specialty area specific to the position responsibilities. Specialized and progressively responsible experience is required as the level increases.
Typical functions listed below are examples of work performed by positions in this role and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Some duties may overlap levels; however, the preponderance of the work will be assessed when assigning positions to specific levels.
- Designs, builds, creates, and repairs props, costumes, music, lighting, scenes, or other materials for productions.
- Ensures creative work is thematically and period correct for production.
- Performs research to complete technical tasks.
- Performs specialized technical skills utilizing various forms of instruments, equipment, tools, and technology.
- Provides consultative services to others in the area of specialty.
- Maintains and builds up inventory.
- Leads and completes special projects.
- Consults with clients to understand needs and develops products to meet needs.
- Develops and delivers training.
- Assists in proposal development.
- Organizes, coaches, mentors, supervises and/or provides work direction to staff, students, and external talent.
- Ensures compliance with applicable union and safety standards.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)
Listed below are the minimum requirements for this role. KSAs become more advanced as the level increases and will vary depending on the requirements of the position.
- Knowledge of specialized area.
- Knowledge of safe practices in the production environment.
- Analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to utilize specialized instruments, equipment, tools, and software.
- Ability to work with diverse audiences.
- Ability to maintain composure during stressful and time-sensitive situations.
Arts and Culture Specialist 1
- Performs routine, standardized, well-defined tasks following standard policies and guidelines.
- Provides resolution to problems that have clearly defined solutions.
- Work is closely supervised and reviewed for accuracy.
- Refers new or complex problems to a higher level.
Typically requires a high school diploma and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Technical training or degree in a relevant field preferred.
Market Range: MR04
Arts and Culture Specialist 2
- Tasks are varied in nature and require problem-solving and critical thinking skills to complete assignments.
- Prioritizes work based on the objectives and goals of the work unit.
- Uses innovative solutions to solve problems.
- Work is performed under general supervision.
Typically requires a high school diploma and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Technical training or degree in a relevant field preferred.
Market Range: MR05
Arts and Culture Specialist 3
- Responsible for specialized functions in a discrete area.
- Sets objectives for own work, and uses discretion to make decisions within delegated authority.
- Analyzes and evaluates courses of action and makes independent decisions.
- Interprets situations and proactively solves and recognizes problems.
- Work is performed under limited supervision.
Typically requires a high school diploma and five years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Technical training or degree in a relevant field preferred.
Market Range: MR06
Effective Date: January 4, 2021