Skip navigation

Oklahoma Arts Council Job Opportunities

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.


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:


Research, Data Collection, and Evaluation:

Program Oversight and Support:



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 

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.