Director of Broward Cultural Affairs

Posted by The Broward County Board of County Commissioners ; Posted on 
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Director of Broward Cultural Affairs


SALARY:$92,696.91 – $147,944.05 Annually


09/28/18 05:00 PM

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Cultural Affairs




The Community
Bordering Southeast Florida’s Atlantic coastline, Broward County is the eighteenth most populous county in the nation and the second largest in Florida. It is located between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, forming the heart of Florida’s largest metropolitan area in which 5.6 million people reside. Within the county’s 1,224 square miles are 31 municipalities, the largest of which is Fort Lauderdale. Nearly two-thirds of the county is part of the undeveloped Everglades conservation area. Broward County boasts more than 23 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline, and its beaches attract both the local population as well as tourists from around the world. With an average year-round temperature of 77 degrees, Broward County has a tropical climate and is a choice destination for over 14 million visitors every year.

Broward County’s warm climate, demographic diversity, robust and expanding economy, myriad of housing options, excellent schools, state-of-the art healthcare and an advanced transportation system afford its residents an exceptional quality of life.  Broward offers world-famous fine dining, theater, nightlife and shopping venues, as well as an abundance of recreational activities like golf, deep sea fishing, boating and unlimited opportunities for fun on the beach. The state’s second largest public school district is located in Broward County, providing excellent primary and secondary education. In addition, there are many prestigious local and regional colleges and universities offering excellent higher education opportunities.

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a part of Broward County and most major cruise lines operate out of Broward County’s Port Everglades, ranked second among cruise ports worldwide. Among Broward’s abundant retail shopping options is Sawgrass Mills, the largest one-story shopping mall in the United States. For the sports enthusiast, Broward is home to the NHL’s Florida Panthers, while other major sports teams, like the Miami Heat, the Miami Marlins, and the Miami Dolphins, are just a short drive away.

The Opportunity
The County seeks a Director of the Cultural Division to work with staff and the community as an advocate for arts and culture.   Reporting directly to the Deputy County Administrator, the Director manages a staff of 18, an annual operating budget of $9M, plus additional an $5-7M in capital appropriations for public art (depending on the annual capital budget) and will have a powerful voice in shaping the strategic direction of the Cultural Division.

The Director will deepen the Division’s  existing partnerships and pioneer new enterprises, collaborating with community groups, nonprofits, schools, private industry, foundations and cultural organizations across the county, region and nationally. The Director will be charged with substantively increasing access to and improving arts programming and services, proactively striving to create opportunities for the County. A transformational leader, the Director will offer creative ideas to adapt, strengthen, and when appropriate, diversify the Division’s programs and partnerships to address the changing needs of the community.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be an accomplished executive with knowledge of the role of the arts in public and community life, have experience in executive level arts administration  and knowledge of major cultural institutions and arts organizations. This individual must be a forward thinking, business minded leader who is/will be actively involved in the community and has the ability to build relationships with public/private partnerships, nonprofits and community leaders.   The successful candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, exceptional organizational and administrative skills, a collaborative working style, and a demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the arts.  He/She must have the capacity and interest to be an effective mentor and supportive leader for staff; demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with, and present to, executive level staff and elected officials; and be able to clearly articulate complex information succinctly.  Advanced written and oral communication skills will be imperative. Relevant knowledge regarding the Arts in Broward County is highly desirable.

Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in arts administration or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred. Requires six (6) years in arts management including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience or closely related experience.   
The annual salary range is $92,696.91 – $147,944.05 and will be based on the knowledge and experience of the individual selected.  The State of Florida does not have a state income tax. The County’s comprehensive benefits include:

Florida Retirement System (FRS)
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Savings Accounts
Vacation and Sick Leave
Insurance Coverage
Life Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
Paid Parental Leave
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply at before September 28, 2018.
Physical DemandsPhysical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


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