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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Center for the Arts Manager

Series: Production Theater – Performing Arts

Levels in series:  1 | 2










The Center for the Arts Manager is the third level of a three level performing arts production series which includes the Program Coordinator specification from the Program Coordination – Program Coordinator series.  Incumbents are responsible for performing various duties related to planning, directing, and reviewing the programs, activities, and operations of the Center for the Arts.  The Center for the Arts Manager is distinguished from the Program Coordinator by its responsibility for monitoring all aspects of the center including the facility and its resources.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervising staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.  Daily 25%
  2. Developing, planning, and implementing programming goals and objectives.  Recommending policies and procedures related to the development and evaluation of programs, events and activities.  Daily 25%
  3. Developing and implementing schedules for programmed events for internal and external clients including the development of an arts professional series.  Weekly 25%
  4. Developing and administering the budget; forecasting needs for staff, equipment, and supplies; monitoring and approving expenditures.  Weekly 15%
  5. Serving on various committees, task forces, and theater productions groups.  Quarterly 5%
  6. Researching and identifying potential funding sources including fundraising events; developing and preparing grant proposals.  Quarterly 5%
  7. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require): Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Direction, Theater Production, Performing Arts or a related field and two years theater production experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require): None required.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry): 

Knowledge of:

  • Contract negotiation, principles and practices;
  • Supervisory principles;
  • Training techniques;
  • Program scheduling methods and techniques;
  • Research methods;
  • Public relations principles;
  • Record keeping principles;
  • Budget administration principles;
  • Theatrical production procedures;
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Preparing and executing contracts;
  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Developing and administering a budget;
  • Preparing a variety of reports;
  • Conducting research;
  • Using computers and software application programs;
  • Prioritizing work and performing multiple tasks;
  • Developing and evaluating policies and procedures;
  • Determining staffing and equipment needs for future projects;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: fingering, talking, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents may be subjected to travel.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College: 06/04