Performing and Media Arts Position

January 25, 2019

Maine Arts Commission is hiring

Development Program Officer – Performing and Media Arts Director
CLASS CODE 0566 PAY GRADE 26 – $45,094.40 – $ 61,235.20/annually
OPEN: January 18, 2019
CLOSED: February 15, 2019

The Performing and Media Arts Director will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight in planning, development and implementation of media and performance arts programs and projects; regularly surveying and meeting with leaders and artists in the media and performing arts field.

• Identify, document, communicate and respond to current needs for each sector.
• Provide regular updates of the workflow and production in the monthly work report;
• Direct, organize and curate ongoing programming to benefit the Media and Performing Arts fields, including but not limited, to cultural tourism initiatives such as the Maine-New Brunswick Partnership.
• Developing and initiating programs and projects to benefit the media and performing arts field and meeting the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
• Acting as an information resource, both internally and externally, which requires consistent monitoring of the national trends.
• Managing the media and performing arts grants reviews
• Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs.
• Direct and manage logistics for bi-annual Maine International Conference on the Arts, in addition to other events and forums.
• Assist with the implementation of ArtsEngageME as needed and as directed.


• Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and financial management.
• Knowledge of state and federal grant management laws, rules, and regulations.
• Knowledge of theories and practices of community, business, and/or resource development planning and program implementation.
• Knowledge of government mechanisms, capabilities, and constraints.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to write clearly and effectively.
• Ability to deal effectively with a variety of people representing a diversity of interests.
• Ability to direct and oversee professional and clerical staff.


A six (6) year combination of experience, education, and training of a progressively responsible nature in financial, public, business, and/or resource management to include supervisory experience.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess a BA in Performing Arts, Arts Administration or related field, in addition to having a minimum of 5 years work experience.

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ where you will find the posting for this position. Click “apply now” and upload both your resume’ and cover letter.

Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist
207-624-7430 (T)


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% 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): $444.68 biweekly
• Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $422.45 biweekly
• Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $400.21 biweekly
• Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $377.98 biweekly

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

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