General Manager - Edina Art Center - Closing 4/19/2018 11:59 PM CDT !

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 9:40 AM
    Message # 6101136

    General Manager - Art Center


    $74,007.00 - $92,509.00 Annually


    Art Center 4701 West 64th Street Edina, MN

    Job Type

    Regular Full-Time


    Parks & Recreation

    Job Number



    4/19/2018 11:59 PM Central

    Position Description

    The General Manager- Art Center is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all aspects of operations and programming at the Edina Art Center.
    The duties and responsibilities of this job are performed with latitude for independent judgment in accordance with Department and City policies, Federal, State and Local regulations and are based on detailed knowledge of Department operations.  Work is subject to periodic review by the supervisor, who provides input on approval of recommendations, and discusses assignments, priorities, and work.
    The Art Center Manager supervises one Pottery Studio Supervisor, one part-time office support person and numerous Art Center support staff.

    Essential Functions
    • Plans, directs, and supervises the day to day operations of the Edina Art Center
      • Develops and manages all long-term planning for Art Center operations including capital improvement plans;
      • Manages center, including schedules and inspections;
      • Coordinates daily and preventive repairs and maintenance for the Center;
      • Evaluates procedures, policies and practices and makes necessary modifications based upon new innovations or for improved efficiency;
      • Develops strategies to provide optimum experience for public;
      • Prepares  reports  and surveys for City Council and the Arts and Culture Commission for decision-making purposes;
      • Evaluates, approves and makes purchases of equipment and supplies; and
      • Plans for usage and programs to maximize potential income.
    • Provides supervision and leadership to employees and volunteers
    • Provides training and work direction;
    • Recommends hiring, termination, and promotions;
    • Sets goals and objectives and monitors performance of direct reports; and
    • Conducts ongoing feedback, coaching, mentoring and timely performance reviews.
    • Manages the facility's budget
      • Using independent judgment prepares and monitors annual budget and capital improvement budget, making or recommending adjustments as necessary;
      • Develops short and long term business plans including determining pricing, staffing, facility modifications  and marketing;
      • Prepares requests for annual funding and presents requests to decision-makers for approval;
      • Approves expenditures that are within the budget and within the authorized approval limits of the job; and
      • Negotiates with vendors and contractors, and works to ensure the most cost effective alternatives are identified when planning expenditures.
    • Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains working relationships with others in carrying out job functions.
      • Directs ongoing promotional and public relations programs to include the use of social media;
      • Communicates with others relating to work assignments and progress of work or to convey information about conditions or work related needs; and
      • Communications include responsibility for maintaining relationships with user groups as well as any other groups key to the function.
    • Represents the City to the community; acts as the liaison to the Arts & Culture Commission.
    • Coordinator of the Fall into the Arts Festival.
    • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    The job requires a Bachelor's degree in Art, Art History, Parks and Recreation, or related field, and five years of experience in recreation programming including supervisory and customer service experience, or equivalent.  A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required.
    Desired Qualifications:
    Art-specific programming

    Supplemental Information

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Successful Job Performance:

    • Knowledge of governmental policies and procedures;
    • Knowledge of general accounting practices sufficient to create and manage a program budget;
    • The ability to perform work requiring a high degree of concentration and judgment in interpreting practices and procedures to solve problems;
    • The ability to provide leadership to and motivate volunteers and employees;
    • The ability to work independently and to prioritize work requests;
    • The ability to negotiate contracts with guests and vendors;
    • Knowledge of and ability to operate standard office software sufficient to manipulate data, draft reports and maintain records;
    • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences as well as draft reports, communications and marketing materials;
    • Reading comprehension skills sufficient to read, understand and interpret varied work-related materials;
    • Demonstrates the desired standard of conduct and work performance including confidentiality and privacy requirements of the department;
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and/or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships; and
    • The ability to work with and provide appropriate programming to a diversity of Art Center customers.

    AgencyCity of Edina

    Address4801 West 50th Street

    Edina, Minnesota, 55424



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