Coordinator, Cultural Programs
Application Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019
Salary & Benefits: Starting Salary is $47,498.66 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to the posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
Classification: Full-time, Technical/Professional, Pay Grade PT5, Exempt
Location: Santa Fe College Spring Arts House, 636 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.
Santa Fe College’s Cultural Programs manages and maintains the art inventory of the Santa Fe College Foundation, operates the historic Spring Arts House located in downtown Gainesville, and enriches Alachua and Bradford counties through the design, development and execution of various cultural events and activities that enhance the community’s cultural appreciation and economic development.
The Coordinator, Cultural Programs provides leadership in the development of the college-wide Visual and Performing arts sponsorships, the Fine Arts Patron’s program, directing and producing cultural community events including the administration of the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, management of the historic Spring Arts House, as well as the development and maintenance of the Santa Fe College Foundation art collection.
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develop college-wide sponsorship and fundraising opportunities including scholarships.
• Maintain the development, implementation and execution of various cultural community and special events in Bradford and Alachua counties that provide meaningful outreach to and engagement of residents within SF’s service districts.
• Organize, implement and manage the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival held annually in Gainesville, Florida.
• Manage and maintain the SF Spring Arts House while exhibiting an understanding of cultural usage and historical preservation with the objective of expanding utilization of the facility for donor and college events.
• Implement and manage marketing materials and advertising campaigns including the creation of press releases. Continue to develop the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Patrons Program and the Take-A-Seat program.
• Coordinate and evaluate the college-wide art collection.
• Provide and promote service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Associate Vice President for Advancement
Required: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with five (5) years of related work experience in visual arts and event management. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with art and graphic design, curating art exhibitions, as well as the supervisory management of vendors and volunteers.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, as are membership with several professional art affiliations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
• Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
• Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
• Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, developing creative solutions and options, and following through with implementing resolutions; able to make well-reasoned, sensible and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations and other factors.
• Systems & Software – proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
• Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. College transcripts should be submitted to confirm academic qualifications. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.