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CAH Events Coordinator

Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023

For additional inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].

Job Summary

The position is located in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). The mission of the DCCAH is to provide grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city.

This position serves as a liaison for all agency events. The purpose of the position is to coordinate, ensure and facilitate the effective delivery of high-quality activities, projects, programs and events through local, national, or international venues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Designs, plans, organizes, produces and coordinates special and ad hoc agency events. These events may include special programs, activities, meetings, workshops, and special projects. The special events may focus on but are not limited to film production, studio programming, public workshops, award ceremonies, sound stage activity, festivals, cultural programs, and other community-based projects.

Coordinates, implements, and monitors event activities including public service announcements, agency review, and notification to clients/constituents, and site visits to monitor progress of partnership/sponsored projects. Creates and maintains records, files and correspondence related to all assignments. Coordinates the logistics and continuous review and analysis of all Commission sponsored events; giving special attention to the goals and objectives of the events. Serves as the liaison to navigate complex issues surrounding agency events, including the coordination with other sister agencies to procure appropriate zoning approvals and other regulatory and compliance-related items.

Serves as the liaison to develop budgets, schedules, and coordinates staffing needs for each event. Creates, maintains and distributes event documents, including schedules, contact sheets, event programs, and logistics to include parking, radios, credentials, talent, craft services, branded event items and signage. Incumbent may be required to conduct speeches and make appearances on behalf of the Executive Director or designee.

Qualifications and Education

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level.  Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized Experience:  Knowledge of production logistics including front of the house and backstage logistics.  Ability to coordinate, monitor, and maintain medium and large-scale events.

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Working Conditions/Environment

Work is typically in a controlled environment. Occasional extended hours or after-hours and weekend events may be required.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday- Friday 8:15 am-4:45pm (varies)

Pay Plan, Series and Grade:  CS-301-12

Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential

Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Regular

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union):  This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation: The position has been deemed security-sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Residency Statement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.