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Oklahoma Arts Council Job Opportunities


Grants and Programs Assistant

UNCLASSIFIED 
Department: Oklahoma Arts Council 
County Location: Oklahoma  
Posting Date: April 1, 2018
Open Until Filled 

OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL  
 
The Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. We strive to build a diverse team comprised of the best and brightest individuals to support our mission to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry and our vision to use the arts as a transformative force for education, quality of life, and economic development. The Oklahoma Arts Council is currently seeking enthusiastic and creative people with an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to public service to contribute to our team. 

POSITION SUMMARY  
 
The Grants and Programs Assistant provides grants office support as well as general agency administrative and programmatic support. This position organizes the grant application and review processes; assists constituents with the grants application system; and, maintains grants-related records and filing systems. Additionally, this position manages the agency’s contact management database, assists with the development and implementation of agency programs and initiatives, and serves as a backup for the Executive/Finance Assistant as needed. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the Deputy Director with state retirement and insurance benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $41,600. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
 
Grants Access

Grants Processing

Grant Payment Processing:

Program and Administrative Support:

General Office Support:

Successful candidates will:  

Qualifications: 

Key Requirements/Physical Demands: 

To Apply: 
The Oklahoma Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of OAC to prohibit unlawful discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to political or religious opinion or affiliation, race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law. It is the policy of OAC to provide equal opportunity in employment, advancement and other conditions of employment to all qualified applicants and employees. It is the intent of OAC to fully comply with all applicable state and federal equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.  

A successful application will consist of: 

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:  
 
Chandra Boyd 
Deputy Director 
Oklahoma Arts Council  
PO Box 52001-2001 
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2001 
chandra.boyd@arts.ok.gov 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Visual Arts Department Internship

The Oklahoma Arts Council is seeking an intern for its Visual Arts Department. The department oversees the following agency responsibilities: The Capitol Art Collection, which encompasses the art on view in the public areas of the Oklahoma State Capitol and grounds; the Oklahoma State Art Collection; the art in the public areas of the Governor’s Mansion; and, the Oklahoma Art in Public Places program.

The Oklahoma Arts Council Visual Arts Department Internship program provides participants with hands-on experience working with several of the most important art collections in the state of Oklahoma. The program enables interns to work closely with staff professionals and is tailored to accommodate one intern in the spring and one intern in the fall of each year.

Although focusing primarily on collections care and maintenance under the supervision of the Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections, the experience also broadens awareness of the role of collections management as a modern information science and an essential component of overall museum operations. Interns are given the ability and the opportunity to attend cultural events at the Capitol and assist in cultural programming sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council. In addition, interns will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Visual Arts Department of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Art in Public Places program. Each intern will undertake at least one special project of their own design under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections.  

Objectives

Interns obtain practical experience regarding collections care and management that typically include:

Interns are generally assigned to a focused collections management project. Interns coming from graduate programs will also prepare and present a short public gallery talk discussing an item on exhibit in the Betty Price Gallery or in one of the other public exhibition areas of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ongoing instruction, discussions, exercises and assigned readings reinforce hands-on work and offer best practice insights and provide accurate and comprehensive introduction to collections management and care. Through their interaction with the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Program Interns also receive a general introduction to the processes involved in the management of a large scale public arts program.

Requirements

Students pursuing degrees in Museum Studies, Art History, History, Ethnological Studies, Planning, or other public policy disciplines and who have completed three hours of museum studies-related course work or 12 credit hours of history and/or art history courses are qualified to apply for an internship. Prior experience working with art works or cultural materials is helpful, but not required.

Due to the Oklahoma Arts Council’s commitment to delivering high quality programing to the artists, art educators, art professionals and the art going public of Oklahoma, and due to our full schedule and limited staff, it is important for our interns, regardless of education or experience level, to possess the following attributes:

Good attention to detail
Effective working alone and with others
Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Able to sit/stand for extended periods mutually respectful work style
Flexibility!

How to Apply:

Send a letter outlining your interest in this internship to the address below. Include any museum relevant experience and contact information for at least one professional and one academic reference.

Oklahoma Arts Council
c/o Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections
PO Box 52001-2001
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2001

As an agency of equal opportunity, the Oklahoma Arts Council strives to increase opportunities that foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from students of different race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and veteran status.

Cultural Development Director

Department: Oklahoma Arts Council
County Location: Oklahoma
Posting Date: January 31, 2019

Open Until Filled

The Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. We strive to build a diverse team comprised of the best and brightest individuals to support our mission to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma's thriving arts industry and our vision to use the arts as a transformative force for education, quality of life, and economic development. The Oklahoma Arts Council is currently seeking enthusiastic and creative people with an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to public service to contribute to our team.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Oklahoma Arts Council seeks qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Development Director. The Cultural Development Director will play a lead role in guiding the Oklahoma Arts Council’s continued work to expand the reach of our services and resources to all Oklahoma communities, with special emphasis on rural, underresourced, underrepresented, and culturally diverse communities. As the Oklahoma Arts Council works to strengthen and rejuvenate its efforts in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility, the Cultural Development Director will help provide research data, identify needs, resources, and opportunities, and will work with staff to devise a plan for actionable goals for increasing our service to all Oklahoma residents and communities.

The Cultural Development Director reports directly to the Assistant Director. The Cultural Development Director collaborates and works closely with the Assistant Director and Community Arts Director and is part of the agency’s professional development and community arts outreach efforts of the agency.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

Grants Management:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Accessibility:

Research, Data Collection, and Evaluation:

Program Oversight and Support:

Characteristics

Qualifications

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is capped at $51,000/year. This is a full-time, exempt, unclassified state position with retirement and health insurance benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance for the employee and partially paid health insurance for dependents as well as an option to participate in the State’s retirement program.

To Apply: 

The Oklahoma Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of OAC to prohibit unlawful discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to political or religious opinion or affiliation, race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law. It is the policy of OAC to provide equal opportunity in employment, advancement and other conditions of employment to all qualified applicants and employees. It is the intent of OAC to fully comply with all applicable state and federal equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.  

A successful application will consist of:

Please mail cover letter, resume, and references to:  
 
Chandra Boyd 
Deputy Director 
Oklahoma Arts Council  
PO Box 52001-2001 
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2001 
chandra.boyd@arts.ok.gov 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.