New Job Racial Equity & Restorative Arts -Arts Commission In Tennessee

Racial Equity & Restorative Arts -Arts Commission
Racial Equity & Restorative Arts -Arts Commission

Racial Equity & Restorative Arts -Arts Commission

Company : Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Salary : $72,953 a year
Location : Tennessee

Full Description

$72,953.30 Annually
Nashville, TN
Job Type
Full-Time Civil Service
Arts Commission
Job Number

11/12/2021 11:59 PM Central

Position Description

Metro Arts is the city of Nashville’s office of arts + culture. Our mission is to drive a vibrant and equitable community through the arts. Our work encompasses a wide range of public programs, grant funding and the management of the public art program and collection for the city. We believe that all Nashvillians should have access to a creative life. Our values statement and strategic plan can be found at

This position will support the operations, development and expansion of Racial Equity and Restorative Arts programs for the agency. This position serves on the organization’s executive leadership team, manages the Racial Equity and Restorative Arts team, and works closely with the Executive Director on the development of equitable policies, strategic plans, projects and initiatives that support the agency’s mission to drive a vibrant and equitable community through the arts.

Typical Duties

Program Leadership

  • Leads the operations, development and expansion of existing and new agency-led Racial Equity, Restorative Arts and Youth Development programs; including but not limited to: Racial Equity in Arts Leadership (REAL), Restorative Arts, Opportunity Now (or other youth employment initiatives) and Diversity in Arts Leadership internship programs (or other development programs).
  • Leads administration and staff support for the Committee for Antiracism and Equity (CARE) of the Arts Commission; through CARE collaboratively leads policy review and design and supports change management for the agency.
  • Supports existing and new strategic partnerships toward innovation and creative program design.
  • Develops and pursues external and internal Metro funding support for programs with Executive Director.
Team Leadership
  • Ensures team functions collaboratively and in its highest capacity through excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Facilitates clear, precise and open feedback within a continuous improvement environment; responsible for employee evaluations and documentation of work performance.
  • Supports a climate of responsibility, accountability, respect, integrity, and collaboration.
Agency Leadership
  • Develops reports for and moves policy actions through the various Committees of the Commission.
  • Leads change through successful project management, policy development and management.
  • Designs and oversees evaluation efforts to measure impact of program initiatives with support from agency team members.
  • Seeks, develops, and administers external funding opportunities related to agency mission and program goals.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director on strategic and cultural planning processes.
  • Participates in partnership development meetings for agency-related initiatives
  • Leads opportunity and capacity analysis and makes recommendations on resource allocation.
  • With executive leadership team members, seeks process improvements for agency
  • Manages consultants and vendors, as needed.
General Duties
  • Conducts research relevant to position.
  • Provides data and reporting to agency members and Executive Director as necessary.
  • Participates in meetings and briefings with Metro Council and other elected officials.
  • Develops communications content as needed.
  • Fosters relationships with local organizations who practice restorative arts; Serves as expert on panels, trainings and other events as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Chosen candidate would typically have a Bachelor's Degree plus 5 years of increasing responsibility within arts administration, public policy and/or restorative practice or racial equity programs.

LICENSES REQUIRED: Valid Driver License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. S094-1078, All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong track record of work within arts, racial equity or restorative fields
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation and conflict-resolution skills
  • Deep experience navigating governmental organizations and obtaining buy-in on potentially challenging ideas
  • Outstanding project management skills, including the ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a high-performing, political environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative and productive relationships with community members, institutions, and organizations, with experience working closely with communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities and other historically marginalized communities
  • Experience working within local, county or state government
  • Ability to manage online proposal system (Submittable)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities at once
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

Full-time, Civil Service positions -
10 Vacation Days per year (increasing after 5 years of service)
1 Sick Day per month
11 Paid Holidays per year

Public Safety - Sworn and Civilian positions -
20 vacation days per year
3 Personal days per year
1 Sick Day per month
11 paid holidays per year

Part-time, Non Civil Service positions - Visit HR and Benefits webpages for more information.

Full-time, Non Civil Service positions - contact hiring department for benefits information

Seasonal/Temporary positions - no benefits offered.

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Human Resources Department
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000
Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

(615) 862-6640