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Division Director of Arts & Culture

Posted by Salt Lake County ; Posted on 
Jobs: Full Time - DEADLINE :  
Division Director of Arts & Culture


Directs, plans, oversees, and evaluates all programs and services for Division. This includes short- and long-range strategic planning, talent management, fiscal accountability, quality management, and process improvement. Develops, recommends, and implements strategic organizational policies and procedures. Manages, directs, and coordinates activities through managers and supervisors.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus six (6) years of related progressively more responsible experience, four (4) years of which must have been in a leadership or managerial capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Education may not be substituted for the required supervisory experience.

Preference may be given to a master’s degree in Business, Administration, Public Administration, one of the Arts or other closely related field.

Experience in the Performing Arts or Event Facility industry is also preferred.



The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Provides leadership in short- and long-range planning to accomplish operational planning and development goals and objectives.
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures necessary to the effective management and operation of the Division.
Advises management of industry trends and legislative changes affecting programs.
Defines metrics and outcome measurements that will quantify performance against goals and establishes a system for obtaining and reporting those measurements.
Evaluates the need and efficiencies of all Division programs and services. Enhances and streamlines existing processes to increase effectiveness.
Directs the preparation, justification, and administration of the Division’s budget. Ensures that adequate fiscal controls are in place.
Manages, directs, and coordinates activities through managers and supervisors, which includes hiring, firing, promoting, orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisal and discipline.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Represents the County and the Division to community groups and the general public.
Arts & Culture

Oversees the Arts and Culture Advisory Board. Work with the Chair and Vice-Chair to manage agendas, meetings, objectives, and functions of the Board. Oversees the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency Board in partnership with the Community Service Department.
Develops and implements strategies to meet revenue projections, generate new revenue sources, and reduce costs of services while maintaining high quality.
Develops fair, equitable, and competitive rental rates and service charge structures for commercial and community users of the facilities.


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