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Job Specification



Under direction, preforms the work involved in preparing plans for the development promotion, and implementation of programs to meet the needs of various cultural and heritage groups, societies, and organizations within the community; provides technical assistance to such entities in securing program or project funding, in formulating a budget, and in determining staffing and training needs; does other related duties as required.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Formulates or aids in the formulation of plans for implementation of a cultural and heritage affairs program or programs.

Formulates plans and programs which result in provision of technical services to local organizations, the promotion, marketing, and development of local organizations, increased funding to provide for those services, and the establishment of networks to utilize previously untapped or unrelated resources.

Prepares program proposals necessary to gain funds, and ascertains major program provisions including budgetary requirements, staffing needs, program goals, and objectives

Provides technical assistance by locating funding sources and preparing criteria for program development and evaluation.

Reviews reports of exiting programs and provides advice and recommendations to ensure that programs meet intended objectives and goals of the funding source.

Outlines specific program development problems, pursues appropriate solutions, and keeps interested parties apprised of program changes.

Organizes and promotes support for programs, and meets with state officials and members of private organizations to ensure that resources are identified at the state and county level.

Gathers information from studies, surveys, and reports.

Organizes advocacy efforts for various programs, gathers support from state officials, private agencies, and other sources, and ensures that resources are identified at the county level to promote program support.

Arranges meetings with funding source representatives, organizations, and members of concerned organizations to discuss programs, goals, and other relevant matters.

Provides assistance to local organizations with regard to their public relations functions, program development, marketing, and promotion of their activities.

Represents the agency at meetings and conventions to inform interested groups and individuals about programs.

Coordinates meetings and prepares information for interested parties.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


NOTE: Applicants must meet one of the following or a combination of both experience and education. Thirty (30) semester hour credits are equal to one (1) year of relevant experience.

Five (5) years of professional experience in developing, planning, and providing of programs in an organization which is concerned with fine or applied arts, performing arts, history, anthropology, or related activity.


Possesion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year of the above-mentioned professional experience.


Possession of a master's degree in the humanities, history, or journalism from an accredited college or university.

NOTE: "Professional experience" refers to work that is analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range of basic knowledge of the profession's concepts and practices; and is performed with the authority to act and make accurate and informed decisions.


Appointees will be required to possess a drivers licence valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential dutiesof the position.


Knowledge of procedures to be followed in formulating and executing plans for effective utilization of available funds.

Knowledge of procedures for obtaining private and public grants and in presenting proposals in accord with funding source guidelines.

Knowledge of methods employed in collecting and analyzing factual information, drawing source conclusions, and recommending appropriate actions.

Knowledge of objectives of various cultural and heritage programs.

Knowledge of communications principles, methods, and techniques. . Knowledge of program planning and administration.

Ability to evaluate programs and procedures in accord with intended objectives and goals.

Ability to evaluate situations and make determinations based on findings.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and supervisory personnel.

Ability to use reference materials and manuals necessary for researching prospective funding sources. Ability to complete assigned tasks in accord with established deadlines.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
06403LC N/A23-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.