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18 May 2018

Full-Time Cultural Center Manager

City of Rancho Cucamonga  Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States

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Job Description

Cultural Center Manager

Salary: $6,460.00 – $8,753.00 Monthly

Location: Victoria Gardens Cultural Center – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Community Services

Closing: 5/31/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

The Position
This New position is contingent upon City Council approval as part of the budget adoption for fiscal year 18/19.

This position reports to the Community Services Director and exercises direct supervision over Cultural Center supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff. This job is distinguished from other classifications in this series by the breadth of programs and services managed, span of supervisory control, scope of functional responsibilities, budgetary authority, decision making authority for center operations.

To plan, direct, manage, and oversee the programs and operations of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center; to coordinate assigned programs and services with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Community Services Director.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for working with children and families to provide quality cultural art experiences, excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a strong commitment to customer service to patrons and leadership of staff in all areas of the theater; sound professional judgment and an outstanding work ethic, attitude and a sense of teamwork; the ability to adapt quickly, prioritize and organize workload, multitask, and meet deadlines, ability to analyze community needs and recommend plans for modifying services, and flexibility in adapting to the evolving world of theater.

Examples of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below.

Manages all staff, services, programs, operations and activities of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, including the Lewis Family Playhouse, Celebration Hall, Imagination Courtyard, and related spaces, and in-house production companies of RC Community Theatre, Mainstreet Theatre Company, Black Box Productions, and Broadway at the Gardens Productions, in accordance with strategic plans, marketing plans, and program goals.

Solicit, select and negotiates artist contracts with booking managers to secure professional performances at the Playhouse, including compensation, technical production needs for performance, hospitality arrangements, and marketing and sales requirements.

Oversee, direct and monitor professional touring artists series productions, special events, artist-in-residence programs, World Music Program, Theater Arts Academy, fundraising events, and Playhouse Membership program.

Supervises Cultural Center uses and operations of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, including front of house, concessions and merchandise, theatre technical operations, facility supervision, box office, marketing, sales, grants, fund development, administration and facility rentals.

Recommend, develop and implement goals, objectives, polices and priorities for the Cultural Center programs and operations; identify resources, monitor the compliance and evaluate for efficiencies.

Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.

Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of full time professional and technical staff; plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the activities and performance of staff directly and through subordinate supervisors; review and approve staff schedules and labor expenses.

Prepare, administer and monitor the Cultural Center budgets: forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures.

Oversee the Request For Proposals and bid specifications for productions, maintenance work and associated services at the Cultural Center.

Prepare and deliver written and/or orally clear and concise staff reports, presentations, statistical summaries, memo and correspondences regarding programs and operations to the community, commissions, boards or council.

Represent the Cultural Center in meetings and functions involving community organizations, donors and members.

Meet with the Community Services Director to discuss Cultural Center needs assessment and functions; serve on the management team for the Community Services Department, and participate in the development of policies and completion of special projects as assigned.

Prepare and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for the Cultural Center on a continuing basis.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations specific to cultural programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in the performing or cultural arts, or a closely related field is highly desirable, and five years of progressively responsible professional experience in cultural and performing arts including two years of supervisory and administrative responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Principles and practices of cultural arts and performing arts programs and services; presenting of professional performing arts artists and contract negotiation; methods and practices used to plan, organize, schedule, and direct specialized arts and cultural programming; budget preparation, justification, fundraising, grant-writing, and management methods; bid administration practices and contract management; community needs and issues related to organized arts programs for children and adults; supervisory practices; customer service practices.

Direct and supervise the work of staff and contractors; work with donors, community groups, and public officials; develop, interpret, and administer service contracts; develop and implement methods and procedures for improved cost-effectiveness and participate by the public and associated organizations; demonstrate a commitment to integrating arts, entertainment, and education programming into a broader community development agenda; analyze problems, identify alternatives solutions and implement recommendations; exercise initiative; set and adjust priorities in a rapidly changing environment; manage multiple assignments; meet critical deadlines; demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, management, visitors, educators, media, contracted and volunteer personnel, and the general public; interpret and apply administrative and department policies and procedures; prepare clear and concise reports and make public presentations; operate computer hardware and use word processing, spreadsheet, social media and related applications programs; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, donors, artists, agents, contractors, public officials and the general public.

Special Requirements
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Depending upon assignment, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license and demonstrate a satisfactory driving record.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is constantly required to sit, and occasionally to stand and walk to access work areas. Finger dexterity is required to operate computer hardware and standard office equipment and to reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level to access documents and equipment. The employee occasionally lifts and carries office records and reports typically weighing less than 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to talk and hear.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with City staff, customers, contractors, vendors, donors, public officials, and the general public in explaining and promoting programs, and resolving potential conflicts.

The employee constantly works in an office setting and in the cultural arts center. The employee may work on weekends and other work hours, as needed, in order to attend promotional functions, and oversee programs and events at the Center.

In accordance with California Government Code Section 3100, City of Rancho Cucamonga employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.

All applicants are required to apply online at Closing date is Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Second interviews will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, please plan accordingly.

Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. Resumes may be attached to completed application form as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the City will be invited to compete further in the examination process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain candidates until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of the City. The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.

Successful candidates shall be required to:
◦Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
◦Pass a pre-employment medical exam; and
◦Provide proof of a valid California driver’s license and be insurable; and
◦Pass a reference and background verification. References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga Participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In accordance, the City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government’s online employment eligibility verification system, please visit .

The City does not make employment decisions based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or physical handicap, except when such qualifications are appropriate occupational qualifications. In addition, the City of Rancho Cucamonga abides by a nepotism policy which may preclude you from being hired if the City employs a relative. The City of Rancho Cucamonga makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources. There is a no smoking policy in effect in all City Offices and vehicles. Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at
Applicants may wish to visit the City’s official website at for more information.


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Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, culture, and manager. States: California.

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