11 Jan 2021

Full-Time Cultural Arts District Program Manager

City of Hillsboro  Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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Job Description

The Parks & Recreation department seeks a collaborative and community-focused candidate to lead as the City’s newly approved Cultural Arts District Program Manager.

Cultural Arts District Program Manager
Parks & Recreation Department — HP# 2021-47

There is a genuine “buzz” about the arts in Hillsboro and that’s good for local business, tourism, and the community as a whole!

The Hillsboro City Council recently adopted a resolution designating a Cultural Arts District in Downtown Hillsboro. This new designation, along with the City’s adoption of the Hillsboro Cultural Arts Action Plan in 2018, will support and enhance arts and culture in the City by contributing to a vibrant, thriving, and historic Downtown. In addition, the Hillsboro Downtown Cultural Arts District aims to drive economic revitalization by building on existing arts, partnering with local businesses, encouraging entertainment activity, and broadening the community’s emphasis on inclusion and equity.
This position truly is the epitome of arts, culture, tourism, and community collaboration!

This is where you come in!

The Parks & Recreation department seeks a collaborative and community-focused candidate to lead as the City’s newly approved Cultural Arts District Program Manager.

This position will be responsible for design and implementation of the Hillsboro Downtown Cultural Arts District Plan and will lead and coordinate the District Arts Advisory Board – an advisory board of downtown stakeholders.
The position will operate under the direction of the Senior Parks Manager for Arts, Culture and Special Events and will work closely with the City’s Economic Development department, various City departments, and partner organizations.

The last few years have seen extraordinary, first-ever developments in the cultural life of Hillsboro. In addition to the City’s own Walters Cultural Art Center, professionally run organizations are finding a home and audience in Hillsboro. There are now several new and restored theatres, galleries, and venues in operation.

We believe a thriving arts and culture scene is essential to cultivate community pride and economic vitality.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual possessing the right balance of skills in the following areas:
management, marketing, business and economic development, arts administration, and a passion for community engagement.
This position also requires a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as direct communication, flexibility, tact, problem-solving, and strong social skills.

Pay Range
$82,467 – $108,522/year
Starting Salary
$82,467 – $100,334/year
Depending on qualifications

Full-time, exempt position with benefits

11:59 p.m., February 1, 2021
For extensive Benefit Package: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Benefits

To Apply


Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

Human Resources Department
Phone: 503-681-6455
Fax: 503-615-3459
Web: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hillsboro

Hillsboro is Oregon’s fifth largest city with over 100,000 residents. Hillsboro enjoys award-winning urban planning, an affordable cost of living, a strong economic base and one of the state’s most diverse populations. On any given day, you’ll find community events from free concerts and art exhibits to local fairs, cultural festivals and farmer’s markets bustling with activity.
Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

Research – Identify national best practices for Cultural Arts Districts using the Americans for the Arts Toolkit, National Endowment for the Arts research, and current findings in the field. Evaluate successes and challenges of other CAD’s and their relevant application to Downtown Hillsboro.

Design & Planning
– Lead operational planning, establishment, execution, and evaluation of the Cultural Arts District and its programs. Develop priorities and identify special projects.

Coordinate a City team
– Utilize team members from various departments to embrace and advance the work of the District; (Building, Parks & Rec, Economic Development, CMO, etc.) Identify existing policy, roles, activities, as well as the directives of other relevant adopted City plans and ways to better collectively support the CAD.

– Provide staff support for the District Arts Advisory Board (DAAB). Coordinate DAAB monthly meetings and District working group meetings. Act as primary point of contact for all programs and communication relating to the CAD. Act as liaison with City departments and divisions (Cultural Arts, Economic Development, and others), Downtown district stakeholder groups, non-profits, arts organizations, and others.

– Define the District identity. Work with partners to design and install visual markers to identify the District. Work with partners to execute a Downtown beautification plan, including public art, landscaping, lighting, etc.

– Create District website, online calendar and promotional materials. Work with county, regional and state visitor’s associations and tourism bureaus

– Create and execute strategies for resource development in support of the District, such as developing incentives, grant writing and event planning.


Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Public Relations, or a closely related field and 5 years of events and facility management experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in any of the following:
Marketing, branding & public relations; arts administration; tourism & cultural affairs; economic development & small business development; experience in the tourism industry, municipal government agencies, arts and cultural institutions; experience working with chambers of commerce; and/or bilingual skills in both English and Spanish

The principal function of an employee in this class is to manage the Cultural Arts program and serve to supervise the activities, process, function, budget and staff in support of an assigned division or functional area. Responsibilities may include overseeing program and staff; developing strategic and operational plans; developing and managing multiple program budgets; developing and implementing grants; coordinating and participating in the development of  marketing materials; managing program databases; resolving complex customer service issues; preparing financial and operational reports; developing and implementing policies and procedures; overseeing risk management for assigned programmatic area; and coordinating program resources. Incumbents supervise other recreation staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Examples of Essential Work

This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
• Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
• Manages the Cultural Arts Program; oversees activities, processes and/or program delivery; develops and implements strategic and operational plans; evaluates program effectiveness.
• Manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and initiatives; establishes appropriate services, staffing levels, and resource allocations.
• Serves as a liaison and representative of the City at/on a variety of meetings, advisory groups, committees, agencies, councils, and/or other related groups; provides communications and input to promote and support program and/or functional objectives, provides support and direction to Arts Council.
• Oversees the preparation and administration of assigned budget; ensures fiscal compliance; prepares budget assumptions and recommendations. Develops and implements grants.
• Provides reports and presentations to key internal and external stakeholders; cultivates opportunities for community involvement and program expansion
• Manage records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and City policy, guidance and records retention schedule.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Public Relations, or a closely related field and 5 years of events and facility management experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Depending on assignment, some positions may require:
• Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;

• Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances;
• Managerial principles, practices and techniques;
• Program administration principles;
• Principles, practices and methods of assigned recreation operations and programs;
• Community outreach practices and methods;
• Research methods;
• Safe work practices;
• Positive and effective customer service principles;
• Public and media relations principles;
• Budgeting and forecasting principles;
• Strategic planning principles;
• Contract and grant administration principles;
• Risk management principles;
• Modern office equipment.

• Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
• Managing, monitoring, training and evaluating staff;
• Overseeing the assignment of  work activities and projects;
• Managing and administering the programs and functions of assigned area;
• Overseeing facility maintenance and operations;
• Preparing strategic plans;
• Analyzing issues and implementing solutions;
• Developing presentations, reports, marketing and communication materials;
• Developing and implementing plans, objectives, policies and procedures;
• Monitoring operational effectiveness;
• Providing community outreach and public relations;
• Preparing, forecasting and allocating budget;
• Administering budget;
• Administering contracts;
• Preparing and providing public presentations;
• Serving as a community representative and liaison;
• Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications;
• Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.

Additional Information

Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows:
• Excellence in Public Service
• Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas
• Responsiveness in Customer Service
• Tradition of Reliability
• Stewardship of the Public Trust
• Leadership with Ethics and Integrity
• Culture of Teamwork and Communication
• Emphasis on Innovation

Employees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents may be subjected to travel.


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Cultural Arts District Program Manager
  City of Hillsboro
   Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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