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14 Nov 2019

Temporary Deputy Arts and Culture Director (Special Projects Administrator)

City of Phoenix  Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Job Description


The Special Projects Administrator position will serve as the Deputy Arts & Culture Director and will be a partner with the department head in the oversight of special initiatives and projects, including the coordination and development of a new Latino Cultural Center.
The position will also offer leadership for developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, grant programs, and services. The position demands special skills in interacting with multiple city departments, community groups, appointed City Boards and Commissions, not-for-profit agencies, business associations, elected officials, executive City management and a wide range of media and press. This position supervises a staff of two and reports to the Arts and Culture Director.

This is a temporary position which will be funded through June 2020 with a possibility to be made regular in a future budget cycle. The temporary position will have benefits but will not earn city retirement credits or participate financially into the city’s retirement program.


This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.



The ideal candidate will possess excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communications skills and extensive community engagement experience.



Up to $116,064 annually.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,360/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.


A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:

Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions (but only after this position becomes regular); choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days.  For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.



  • Five years of progressively responsible (managerial) experience in managing arts related or facility projects, capital campaigns, or programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, education/public administration, nonprofit management or related field.
  • The City job description can be found here.
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Seven years of experience in managing arts related or facility projects, capital campaigns, or programs.
  • Windows, PowerPoint and public presentation experience.
  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience.
  • Extensive community engagement experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.



First review of applications will occur the week of November 18, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on December 9th, whichever is sooner.



Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: administration, arts, arts center, culture, director, management, non-profit, and recruitment. States: Arizona.

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