Heritage and Cultural Arts Manager (19884947)

East Bay
7/31/2019 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$10,800.00-$13,501.00 Monthly


100 Civic Plaza Dublin, 94568



The City of Dublin is seeking a professional with expertise in marketing, events and the arts who is an energetic, personable, self-starter to serve as Heritage and Cultural Arts Manager.  Under the general direction of the Parks and Community Services Director, this position manages activities of the Heritage and Cultural Arts Division including department marketing; festivals and events; revenue generation; cultural, visual and performing arts programs; facility management; contract management; and, special programs as assigned.  This position has oversight of the City’s Heritage Park & Museums, management of the City’s Public Art Program, Senior Center, and serves as a member of the Department management team in departmental policy development, administrative planning and problem resolution.


  • Plans, organizes and directs Heritage and Cultural Arts Division Staff and activities; plans, formulates and implements program plans for citywide special events, Senior programming, trips and tours, cultural and heritage activities, including the effective use of the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums.
  • Negotiates and implements agreements for City public art projects and art projects required of private developers.
  • Investigates public complaints and requests related to functions supervised and makes determinations on action to be taken.
  • Prepares recommendations on budgetary needs as related to personnel, equipment and material; administers the Division budget including the approval and control of expenditures; and develops long range plans and objectives for Division.
  • Evaluates Division staffing levels and work assignments; sets performance standards for Division staff and evaluates performance; submits hiring recommendations for Division staff to the Department Director.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding construction plans for Heritage and Cultural Arts facilities in terms of program usage.
  • Coordinates activities of the Division with City staff, contractors and outside agencies; negotiates and implements concessionaire, joint use and license agreements with commercial service providers, contract entertainers, special event talent, community organizations and other public agencies.
  • Staffs and serves as secretary to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission; represents the City in meetings of the City Council, City Commissions and community groups and prepares oral and written reports; develops agendas and supports related internal committees.
  • Serves as Staff liaison to the Dublin Fine Arts Foundation.
  • Provides information about Heritage and Cultural Arts programs to local groups, agencies and arts organizations; provides information for press releases; oversees production of arts educational and promotional materials, catalogs, or programs; makes presentations and lectures to local groups and agencies to gather support and encourage community participation and education in the arts.


The Parks and Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions; Recreation, Aquatics and Heritage and Cultural Arts. The department provides an array of programs and activities in support of the City’s goal to build community. In addition, the department boasts some popular community facilities, which are available for rent, including the newest facility, The Wave (a 31,000 square-foot aquatic center anchored by an indoor pool and waterpark elements opened in 2017).


The City of Dublin is located in eastern Alameda County, approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco. The City was incorporated in 1982 with a population of 64,577 within 14.59 square miles. Dublin’s strategic “crossroad” location at the intersection of Interstate 580 and 680 has made the City freeway close and conveniently accessible to the Bay Area with two BART stations.


The City of Dublin is continually striving to enhance the services provided to our customers. The City organization is committed to creating a challenging and rewarding environment in which all employees representing the City are motivated to respond to the needs of the City’s customers. In setting high standards for ourselves, we take pride in:

  • Being a responsive and proactive City team, in touch with the changing needs and expectations of the Dublin community.
  • Providing the highest level of quality service in all City programs and activities.
  • Promoting a “can do” attitude using common sense along with technical/professional knowledge.
  • Being committed to high professional standards. A professional attitude encourages an objective approach to analyses of issues.
  • Providing information and resources to our customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

Ideal Candidate



  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in art, art history, arts administration, social science, recreation, marketing or public administration, or related field.
  2. Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in art, art history, arts administration, and/or recreation administration, which includes at least one year of experience, supervising the business and staffing activities for a Heritage and/or Cultural Arts Center of comparable size to the City of Dublin. 
  3. Certifications/Licenses: Ability to secure and maintain a valid California Class C drivers’ license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability.


  • Possession of a Master’s degree in art, art history, arts administration, social science, recreation, marketing, public administration or related field is desirable.
  • Experience in community public event planning, art education, cultural, social and fine arts programming.


  • Principles, practices, methods and materials for municipal heritage and cultural arts programs, administration, activities and facilities.
  • Methods and techniques of evaluating heritage and cultural arts program needs and effectiveness.
  • Supervisory principles and methods, including goal setting, budget preparation and administration and employee supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of the facilities, arrangements, resources, and equipment and safety practices necessary to administer broad heritage and cultural arts programs.
  • Working knowledge of human behavior and psychology as applied to the various groups, which participate in heritage and cultural arts activities.
  • Curatorial principles and methods of program development, implementation, and promotion.
  • Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.


  • Act as a visionary to develop and implement long-range program goals that respond to the heritage and cultural needs of the Dublin community.
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee large scale community and special events.
  • Plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate comprehensive municipal heritage and cultural arts programs and activities.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned staff; develop, implement and interpret policies, procedures, goals, objectives and work standards.
  • Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make creative recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Represent the City effectively in meetings with others; and maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports, meeting agendas and correspondence.


The City of Dublin offers an attractive salary compensation and benefits plan in a professional, growth-oriented environment. The salary range for the HERITAGE & CULTURAL ARTS MANAGER position is $10,800 - $13,501 per month. The following benefits will complete the compensation package:

  • Classic CalPERS Members – 2.7%@55; EPMC 0%; 7% Cost Sharing; Single Highest Year
  • New CalPERS Members Tier effective 1/1/13 – 2.0%@62; 3.05 Cost Sharing; 3-Year Final Avg. Compensation
  • Pay-for-Performance system available
  • Choice of medical plans through PERS with the City contributing up to $1,780.00 per month
  • Post-retirement medical provided under Government Code Section 22892(b) as established by the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA) through CalPERS; PEMHCA Minimum.
  • City-paid full family dental insurance
  • City-paid single vision plan; optional family coverage
  • IRS Section 125 plan/$900 annual account seed money (HRA)
  • City-paid $50,000 term life insurance
  • City-paid long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Thirteen paid holidays (including one floating holiday) per year
  • Administrative Time Off – 64 hours of administrative leave annually, with the option of being paid for up to 32    hours
  • Approximately 24 days per year of General Leave in lieu of traditional sick & vacation leave; increases with longevity

In addition to the above benefits, the City offers voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program, short-term disability program, supplemental life insurance, Dependent Care Assistance program and a credit union. The City of Dublin does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare.


The best qualified candidates, as determined by an initial screening of applications, will be invited to participate in an interview process which will consist of written and/or oral components. Finalists may be requested to submit personal information necessary to conduct a complete background investigation prior to a final selection by the City.

Candidates who successfully complete the interview process may be placed on an employment eligibility list. This list may be canceled at any time, without notice to candidates. All offers of employment are conditional upon the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. In addition, positions located in the Parks and/or Police Services Department is subject to a background check, including fingerprinting prior to employment.


In accordance with Federal and State laws, the City of Dublin does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, handicap, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, or age.


Apply online at www.CalOpps.org. Once there, click on “Member Agencies,” “City of Dublin,” then on “Heritage & Cultural Arts Manager,” and “Apply Now.” Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019No faxed or e-mailed applications or postmarks will be accepted.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT is meant only as a general description guide and is subject to change. The information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract of employment and these provisions are subject to change.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: