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Maine Arts Commission


Public Service Coordinator II -Director of Operations


CLASS CODE: CA31, PAY GRADE: 31- $52,478.40 - $72,155.20/annually

Open for Recruitment:November 20, 2013 - January 3, 2014


The Director of Operations will assist the Executive Director in the day-to-day operations of the Maine Arts Commission and will oversee certain program initiatives.

The agency is interested in applicants who are deeply and broadly knowledgeable in the arts, with a proven career engagement with arts innovation, engagement with artists and arts organizations and general diplomacy. Development skills are a plus, excellent written and verbal skills are essential. Responsibilities include human resource management, strategic planning implementation, internal fiscal and office management affairs, coordinating agency programs, and acting as liaison with arts organizations, the Maine Arts Commission members, as well as regional, federal and state agencies and commissions.

This position entails assistance with human resources generally, demonstrable problem solving skills and a willingness to learn and follow bureaucratic systems. Work is performed under administrative direction. 


  • Assists and represents the Executive Director in all agency functions, particularly human resource management.
  • Assists in developing annual budgets and agency budgeting and financial management activities in order to ensure necessary funds are requested and expended correctly.
  • Designs, coordinates, and implements grant proposals in order to obtain and help distribute grants and ensure funds are used equitably in accordance with grant provisions.
  • Manages office administrative personnel and oversees office information systems in order to assist in the completion of day-to-day agency operations.
  • Reviews and analyzes Commission policies and programs in order to recommend policy and program initiatives.
  • Provides oversight of the strategic plan and partnership agreement(s)
  • Coordinates activities with related state and regional level arts and humanities and other organizations in order to expand partnerships to increase visibility of and financial support for the arts.
  • Oversees agency rule-making in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office in order to ensure rules support Commission goals and objectives and meet legal requirements.
  • Oversees agency internal and external communications


  • Knowledge of the trends and history of the various art forms.
  • Knowledge of the functions and management of cultural organizations.
  • Knowledge of government human resource structures, policies and norms.
  • Knowledge of public sector budgeting and planning including performance management.
  • Ability to manage and supervise personnel, develop budget and grant proposals, and administer programs.
  • Ability to develop and recommend policy and program initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of state and federal government management including both administrative and legislative (knowledge of State Government is an asset).


A seven (7) year combination of education and/or experience in the arts or related field that includes a minimum of two (2) years in an administrative, management, and/or supervisory capacity. Experience must include human resource management, development of program rules and policies, long and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation.


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  17.07% of salary for BU positions and 22.07% for Confidential Positions.

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.


Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website:



Friday, January 3, 2014


Tammy Sturtevant, HR Generalist General Gov. Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04332-0074 207-624-7418 (T) 207-287-4032 (F)

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