The Nevada Arts Council seeks a Folklife Specialist. This class series encompasses positions that perform a broad range of professional and technical work involving but not limited to: cultural/natural resource assessment, programming, funding, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education, planning, mitigation and recovery.
This recruitment is for a Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist 3 within the Nevada Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position, known as the Folklife Specialist, will work to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Nevadans, with a focus on sustaining and documenting Nevada’s traditional art forms and artists, especially with underserved or marginalized communities. The Folklife Specialist manages grants, programming, research, and training workshops associated with traditional artists and organizations, cultural preservation and sustainability, and folk and traditional arts infrastructure development.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in studio art, dance, theater, photography, folk-life, communications, architecture, English, creative writing or related field and three years of professional experience related to the position which involved working with a non-profit arts or cultural organization, a public arts or cultural agency or comparable experience in a public or non- profit setting which included managing and administering arts programs and grants; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of professional experience relevant to the position which involved working with a non-profit arts or cultural organization, a public arts or cultural agency or comparable experience in a public or non-profit setting which included managing and administering arts programs and grants; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist II in Nevada State service.
Be sure to include all relevant folklore-related work and volunteer experience including any conducted in partnership with a state arts agency in the application. Email Rebecca Snetselaar, the current Folklife Specialist, at [email protected] with questions about this position.
Salary: $51,803.00 – $76,921.00 (Yearly Salary)
Job Type: Full-Time
Workplace Type: Hybrid (Required Travel: 10-25%)
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
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