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Ohio Arts Council Job Opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeks Fine Arts Specialist 3

The Ohio Arts Council is looking for a dedicated arts and/or business professional to assume the duties of Fine Arts Specialist 3 in the Arts Education & Organizational Programs office, focusing on organizational programs.

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This position will be responsible for providing organizational program support for arts constituencies in Ohio’s Northeast Region. The primary grant programs supported currently include those in operating and project support. OAC program coordinators interact extensively with the public, in all arts genres, and in a broad range of organizational sizes and experience levels. Program coordinators serve as agency ambassadors in multiple settings and must perform consistently in an ethical and professional manner as a public employee of the State of Ohio. Program coordinators are also expected to be confident, savvy, and adaptable in understanding and using up-to-date technology, as most agency programs, processes, and planning rely on either online or in-house platforms, communication tools, or other systems.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing organizational grant programs as assigned: provides necessary grant-writing or program development assistance to current, new, or potential applicants, including in-person and/or online presentations or coaching; uses online grant system to analyze applications for program eligibility and final reports for approval; works with organizational programs colleagues to recruit grant review panelists and conduct public grant review panel meetings; compiles statistics (e.g., types of applications, potential applicants, geographic reach) to be used for building program/agency recognition and value; reviews, evaluates, and presents applicant requests to panel and OAC board/council; provides feedback as requested for periodic program evaluation and policy development; actively seeks out applicants in assigned regions and counties to ensure that public funding for the arts is available to all Ohioans.
  • Maintains excellent public relations: responds to questions about agency/program policies and procedures; attends/arranges work related events (e.g., workshops, webinars, conferences, meetings); conducts periodic site visits in the agency’s northeast region and other in-state constituent travel as requested.
  • Undertakes special assignments as directed: assists with special events (e.g., conferences, workshops, meetings); establishes meeting agendas; obtains speakers; schedules and promotes events; accepts and analyzes feedback; assists in assessing issues with and making improvements to online grants system; performs duties as outlined in the agency strategic plan.

Completion of graduate core program in fine arts or humanities; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in budgeting.
  • Or 6 mos. exp. as Fine Arts Specialist 2, 64812.
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Knowledge of humanities or fine arts; grant-writing and budgeting; public relations; and employee training and development.*

Able to deal with many variables and determine specific action; comprehend and discuss highly abstract material; and serves as a solution-finder and collaborator with constituents, public officials, and colleagues. While not required, knowledge of the Northeast region of Ohio, including the arts sector, is beneficial.

(*) Developed after employment.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


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