$47,308.00 – $69,855.00 Annually

Under direction, coordinates arts and volunteer services, including planning, publicizing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on various arts and volunteer programs.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Arts and Volunteer Coordinator I:
Under general supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Arts and Volunteer Coordinator series. Incumbents entering the class are not required to have directly related work experience and may be considered in a training capacity. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion.
Arts and Volunteer Coordinator II:
This is the journey-level class in the Arts and Volunteer Coordinator series. Employees at this level work with occasional instruction or assistance as needed.  Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative.

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Plans or assists with the implementation of art exhibits, public art, unveiling events and volunteer appreciation events. Designs, recommends and coordinates a variety of performing arts and volunteer programs. Develops, recommends and maintains proposed program budgets, expenditures and participant fee schedules.  Negotiates fee schedules with instructors and contractors, determines program schedules, establishes registration protocols, and markets programs to the public. Publishes quarterly newsletters and publications and maintains the corresponding mailing and email lists. Updates and maintains the Arts and Culture portion of the city website, social media sites, and the TASHCO and Arts and Culture archives. Recruits, hires, supervises, trains, and directs the activities of assigned part-time staff and volunteers. Schedules, assigns work, and monitors progress of assigned part-time staff and volunteers serving in the Arts and Culture Division. Coordinates the city's volunteer program; recruits and screens volunteers by ordering background checks; maintains a volunteer email list; and assists with volunteer orientation and placement in other divisions. Offers ongoing assistance to city staff and outside agencies with volunteer job descriptions and programming. Participates in special events, including annual Thorntonfest, Harvest Fest, and Winterfest. Assists in developing and making recommendations on policies and procedures. Observes and evaluates programs, surveys participants, analyzes program success, and recommends improvements. Prepares routine narrative and/or statistical reports. Responds to inquiries regarding art and volunteer programs and operations, and resolves problems and concerns expressed by citizens and/or organizations. Serves as liaison and represents the city of Thornton to outside organizations. May plan, schedule and coordinate the activities of contractors, consultants and others on a project basis. May implement the goals, objectives and policies of the TASHCO Board into workable programs, projects and activities. May direct a variety of public art programs such as the rotating art exhibits and approved SCFD installations. May be responsible for the implementation of the SCFD grant(s) and assist in the preparation and submittal of financial reports. May work directly with artists on visual and public art projects, including the coordination of a "call for entry" process with TASHCO subcommittee members to obtain optimum art for the city. May be responsible for acquiring public art. May maintain a database of volunteers, applications and hours served. May assist with developing an annual program budget; recommends budget priorities and allocation of resources; monitors and approves expenditures. May order, receive, distribute, and maintain inventory of supplies and equipment. May assist with coordination of the Thornton Arts, Science, and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Board activities and maintains a database of community members interested in TASHCO and the arts. Performs other duties as assigned.
Arts and Volunteer Coordinator I:
Bachelor's degree in an Arts or Volunteer related field from an accredited college or university; one year of experience in arts or volunteer administration. Six months of lead or supervisory experience preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Arts and Volunteer Coordinator II:
Bachelor's degree in Arts, Volunteer or Non-Profit Management from an accredited college or university; two years' experience in arts or volunteer administration; one year of lead or supervisory experience. Certificate in Volunteer Management preferred. Training in art development work, including experience with the preparation of state and federal grants strongly desired. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
The city of Thornton conducts pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation as a condition of employment.

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