Cultural Arts Manager

City of Sugar Land

Full Time
Sugar land, TX
Posted 6 months ago
Salary Depends on Qualifications
Location  111 Gillingham Lane Sugar Land, TX
Job Type Full-Time
Department Environmental and Neighborhood Services
Job Number 2200458
Closing Continuous
Position Description

The City of Sugar Land is inviting hard-working professionals who are interested in a full-time position as a Cultural Arts Manager to apply to join our amazing City! This exciting position works Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Why Should You Join Our Team? 
We are a full-service municipality located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. We pay our managers a competitive salary, depending on experience. We also offer great benefits and perks, such as 9 paid holidays plus a floating holiday to use at your discretion, a generous vacation package that starts to accrue on your first day, a robust pension plan to set you up for a fulfilling retirement, flexible work from home opportunities, a down-to-earth casual environment and dress code, and a positive team-oriented culture. Our full-time employees have access to medical, dental, vision, disability, life and other insurance options. If we have your attention… Please. Continue. Reading!

About The City of Sugar Land
The City of Sugar Land, a municipality with a population of 111,026, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations, entertainment venues, and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family. Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home. Sugar Land’s aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility.
We are proud to have been named one of the Top 50 places to live in the United States by The Press of Atlantic City, as well as the Best Texas cities to raise a family by Dwellics. We hire people based on their potential, not just their experience. We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. We believe that happy, talented employees add value to the City. We do our best to hire friendly, professional people who work hard and play well with others. We also promote a healthy work-life balance and personal development.

Summary of Duties
Are You a Good Fit?

The ideal candidate must be able to oversee all cultural art initiatives on behalf of the City of Sugar Land by developing a wide variety of local art programs, educational events, art exhibitions and performing art events while maintaining the on-going public arts efforts.  The ideal candidate must maintain a knowledge and appreciation of Sugar Land public art efforts to develop policy and entrepreneurial initiatives that support and enhance the community’s artistic and cultural amenities. An understanding of cultural affairs programs, characteristics, services and activities is vital for success in this role. The perfect candidate would be willing to act as a liaison for the City to Arts and Cultural organizations in the community.

Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for success in the role, as are high levels of relationship building, professionalism and dependability.

We are looking for someone who can provide exceptional customer service for a variety of clients, vendors, coworkers and the public with professionalism and patience. Ask yourself: Do you enjoy developing and managing cultural and recreational arts programs? Are you able to design ang support the community’s cultural vitality and nurture the City of Sugar Land’s creative sectors? If so, please consider applying for this Cultural Arts Manager position today!

Minimum Qualifications
What We Need from You a Cultural Arts Manager

As our Cultural Arts Manager, you will manage the City of Sugar Land’s Public Art Plan. You will be expected to promote cooperation and collaboration amongst the local and regional cultural arts communities by facilitating public discussions on issues affecting the arts community and respond to and participate in community events related to arts and culture. You will be responsible for managing the Cultural Arts Coordinator daily. Much of your day will be spent implementing cultural arts initiatives for the City. This position will foster strategic projects such as envisioning of future Cultural Arts facility, utilization of Sugar Land Auditorium, pursuing Film Friendly status, etc.

The ideal candidate is hard-working, patient and detail oriented.  You update the City Public Art Plan in conjunction with City Council’s goals. You are diligent and able to multi-task, so your work gets completed in an organized fashion. You follow through and are accountable for all actions. When an emergency situation arises, you are not easily flustered, but are willing to work hard to help in any way designated by your leadership team.  At the end of the day, you get great satisfaction out of successfully revitalizing the City’s cultural arts program by making with City of Sugar Land the ideal community for Cultural Arts programs. If you can do those things and meet the following requirements, we would be happy to speak with you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, Urban Planning, Recreation Administration, Public Administration, Marketing or a related field from an accredited school or university. Master of Fine Arts, Arts Administration preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Arts, Culture, or event marketing/communications parks recreation, or related discipline.
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver License
Additional Information
Our success is achieved by the courage to do things differently and accept that failure will occur on the path to innovation.

The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Sugar Land
2700 Town Center Blvd., NSugar Land, Texas, 77479
(281) 275-2735

Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Admin & Clerical, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Communication, Data Management, Diversity Opportunities, Environmental, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Literary/Writing skills, Management, Parks & Recreation, Project Management, Public Relations, Sales & Marketing, Statistics, Urban Planning

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