Job Title: Manager, Center for the Arts

Reports to:Program Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1748
Salary Schedule:MGT07


Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and coordinating a high-quality performing arts center to enhance the district fine arts curriculum in collaboration with the Office for Teaching and Learning. This includes providing opportunities for student and community participation in performing arts experiences, ensuring a fiscally sound performing arts center, facilities management, program development and implementation, and marketing of the facility and its programs.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide leadership and direction for the operation of the Center for the Arts, consistent with the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities, ensuring alignment of center programming with the district’s instructional priorities.
  2. Promote fine arts programs and activities at the center that are consistent with the total education philosophy of the District through information sharing and interacting with the public, media, administrators, state art agencies and parents.
  3. Develop a comprehensive plan for program improvement, including implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the Center for the Arts offerings.
  4. Plan, coordinate and implement age-appropriate programs for students following District guidelines.
  5. Develop and implement a marketing and public relations plan for Center activities and programs in collaboration with the other district departments.
  6. Develop and maintain the Center for the Arts budget, including identifying equipment and material needs and the submission of special requests.
  7. Coordinate program schedules for district, school, and community events to support the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities.
  8. Collaborate with school arts programs to provide technical assistance for Center productions.
  9. Coordinate the development and negotiate contracts for outside programs and services.
  10. Initiate and maintain community partnerships with educational organizations, the professional arts community, and production companies to develop community programs and support the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities.
  11. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  12. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of current trends, research, and issues in arts education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sound and lighting technologies.
  • Knowledge of business operations with profit and loss responsibility.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Three years of related professional experience




  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus in a fine arts discipline
  • Experience in sound, production, or stage management
  • Experience in arts administration
  • Certification or credential that aligns with duties and responsibilities in the area of fine arts or related field


Direct supervision of assigned stage support personnel. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding, disciplining; and addressing complaints and resolving problems for assigned personnel.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc. Equipment used for sound and lighting technologies; microphones, podiums, projectors, musical instruments; stage production equipment for theatre, dance, and music performances; and choral risers.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Manager, Center for the Arts;   EST: August 6, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: August 6, 2013