The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) exists to engage, enlighten and elevate a diverse inclusive cultural, performing, literary, and visual arts community.
The fundamental reason this position exists is to serve as an advocate for cultural affairs. The employee will work with the community to promote Montgomery’s rich cultural history, the arts, and entertainment while providing opportunities to celebrate different cultures at city sponsored events. The director will deepen existing partnerships and pioneer new enterprises, collaborating with community groups, nonprofits, schools, private industry, foundations, and cultural organizations across the region and nation. This position reports directly to the Mayor.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Management, Business, Public Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Arts Management, or a related field and at least five years of arts management experience to include art and cultural events promotion, planning and management; and four years of high level supervisory and administrative experience to include budgeting and policy making.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Montgomery is known for our historic downtown and focus on the future. Our southern charm is only elevated by our high-tech innovations to make life as pleasant as possible. Steeped in culture as well as history, we proudly showcase the extremely talented dancers, singers, playwrights, scientists, and more that are passionate about entertainment, art, and culture. We are home to ballets, sports complexes, museums, civil rights memorials, city parks, and a vibrant riverfront housing Riverboat Harriott II.
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