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Maine Arts Commission Job Opening

September 12, 2016

Arts ed, creative aging, % for art

Interested in working at the Maine Arts Commission? Below is an opportunity for that includes three program areas – arts education, creative aging and per cent for art. Please go to the Maine Arts Commission site and learn more about these programs.

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Maine Arts Commission Arts & Humanities Associate

Special Programs Director

CLASS CODE 0822           PAY GRADE 24$39,062.40- $ 52,936.00 Annually

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: September 9, 2016 to October 7, 2016


The Special Programs Director will work in a team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director. The Special Programs Director will provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development, coordination, administration and evaluation of some of the Maine Arts Commission’s programs, such as Percent for Art, Creative Aging, and Arts Education. The position works at the state level to design and implement arts programs and projects; and to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to artists, teaching artists, arts organizations and others. Statewide travel is required.


  • Direct Special Programs as defined and directed.
  • Take on special projects as assigned.
  • Develop programs and initiate new projects in field relating to areas such as Creative Aging.
  • Communicate with the field, provide technical support for, and manage the Percent for Art and Creative Aging Programs, and assist with or manage Arts Education initiatives and other special programs as directed.
  • Oversee, manage, and direct the distribution of funding to special programs.
  • In coordination with other staff, provide program information for distribution, and create print and publication material related to program as needed.
  • Manage the process-tracking of each program’s activities.
  • Manage the archiving of completed and ongoing projects in a way that is accessible to entire organization.
  • Manage program budgets effectively.
  • Build collaborative relationships inter-agency, within the state system, and in the field.
  • Work with individuals and organizations (in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors) in a positive way for the betterment of the agency’s goals.
  • Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

  • Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs, such as the Creative Aging and Percent for Art programs.
  • Assist in the interpretation and implementation of the Percent for Art law and legislated rules.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development and implementation of the Percent for Art and Creative Aging programs, as well as other projects in the arts.
  • Collaborate and consult with state and national arts organizations and institutions to promote best practices, exemplary arts programming, and to implement professional development opportunities.
  • Manage agency funding programs that relate to all identified Special Programs.
  • Secure panelists, select or coordinate committees, structure grant and program reviews, and create minutes of grant review processes as needed.
  • Cultivate, support, and work with constituents.
  • Represent the Maine Arts Commission at public and formal events.
  • Research grant and funding opportunities and prepare applications for state or federal funds as appropriate opportunities are available.
  • Develop and maintain national contacts and be current in research and exemplary practice in arts field.
  • Provide reportage to the Executive Director and members of the Maine Arts Commission when required.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of the trends and history of the Public Art and Creative Aging fields.
  • Knowledge of the current art world, including exhibitions, artists and current practices.
  • Ability to interface with arts practitioners as a responsive mentor and advocate.
  • Ability to organize work assignments in a timely and professional manner, including but not limited to the ability to delegate duties and tasks when optimal.
  • Ability to assemble grant materials, take minutes and provide transparent and valuable reportage on program activities.
  • Ability to apply and facilitate group dynamics and use exemplary interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide quality service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to evaluate programs and to generate clear and comprehensive reports for projects.
  • Awareness of, and ability to use, current communications methods and technology, such as cloud-based. applications, laptop and desktop computer systems, word processing and data applications.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively in a team environment, and with other organizations and institutions.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects effectively in a flexible environment.


To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in an Arts or Humanities related field and two (2) years’ experience working with artists, arts groups, and/or humanities organizations. Directly-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree or commensurate work experience preferably in the fields of Public Art or Creative Aging. Knowledge of Maine artists, galleries and museums is a benefit. Knowledge of and passion for the aging population is also a benefit.


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.85% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $415.11 biweekly
  • Level 2:   95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $394.35 biweekly
  • Level 3:   90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $373.60 biweekly
  • Level 4:     85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $352.84 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.


Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website:


Friday, October 7, 2016


Tammy Sturtevant, HR Generalist

General Gov. Service Center

74 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333-0074

207-624-7418 (T)

207-287-4032 (F)


The information online is located at

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