CULTURAL EVENT COORDINATOR
City of Agoura Hills
FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: MARCH 26, 2018
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The City of Agoura Hills is seeking a dynamic individual to work alongside a team of dedicated, skilled and highly motivated professionals in their Recreation department. The City offers competitive pay, benefits and a 9/80 schedule. Skills needed include event planning, recreation programming, excellent customer service, supervisory experience; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Two years experience planning events and recreational programs is required. Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field is desired.
Complete our application and supplemental questionnaire on our website, click to begin.
Applications materials will be screened on a continuous basis with
the first application review date of Monday, March 26, 2018.
Resumes may be attached to completed applications,
but a resume will not be accepted in lieu of an official City application.
Why work for the City of Agoura Hills?
When you become part of the City of Agoura Hills family, you will work alongside a team of dedicated, skilled and highly motivated professionals, who contribute their talents and commitment in providing excellent services to our community. Here is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic organization dedicated to serving the Agoura Hills community.
What You’ll Do
Depending upon assignment,
duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plans, organizes and directs specific cultural arts program(s); for example: teens, classes, camps, specialevents, workshops, or specific art events, programs, and activities.
- Participates in the selection, assignment, scheduling, and supervision of subordinate program staff including contract staff or volunteers, conducts staff orientations, or trainings.
- Responsible for the collection and accounting of fees for program registration; prepares the program budget recommendation for the allocation of personnel, supplies, and equipment for program activity areas; participates in budget administration; submits purchase requisitions for program supplies and equipment.
- Prepares or assists in the preparation of news releases, brochures or other program related materials. Responsible for marketing The Event Center by doing community and industry outreach, attending exhibits, meeting with professionals, and any social media related activities.
- Coordinates reservations for The Event Center, including, but not limited to advertising, confirming, and completing reservations for all private, non-profit, and commercial events.
- Coordinate assigned recreation and/or community service activities or programs with other City Departments, and outside agencies, and services providers.
- Represents the city in relations with other local agencies, community groups, students, private citizens, workshops, seminars, school organizations while discussing program related issues.
- Evaluates program attendance, participant response and cost; maintains related records; prepares program related reports; and, makes recommendations on the program.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
What You Bring
Graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field and two years of experience coordinating and planning a variety of recreation programs, special and private events involving the direction of seasonal, contract, and volunteer personnel. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills will be considered
The ideal candidate will have the ability to; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City Employees, and the public utilizing principals of good customer service; working knowledge of theories, principles, practices and programs that are common to community service programs, community center operations, management, private party and special events; budget management as it pertains to program activities; human behavior common to group and individual community service activities; first aid and safety practices related to program activities; methods and techniques of supervision; the methods required to plan, implement, promote, supervise and evaluate program activities; ability to work independently; maintain records and prepare reports; supervise the work of others engaged in program activities; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; analyze unusual situations and resolve through application of City and department policies; meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of hire and have a satisfactory driving record based upon specific program needs. Possession of or ability to obtain American Red Cross certificates in first aid and CPR within six (6) months.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those to be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the class in a successful manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, both in person or on the telephone, and operate standard office equipment. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs. is sometimes required. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision and the ability to focus.
While performing the duties of the class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret situations; read and interpret data, information and documents; interact with City staff and other organizations; and deal with customer relations.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee works in both typical office conditions and in a recreational setting. The noise level of the office work environment is usually quiet. However, the environment for the recreational setting is dependent upon site location, type of activity being performed and weather conditions. The noise level in the recreational setting is frequently loud. The employee may work outdoors in all weather conditions including wet, hot, cold and may be exposed to heavy dust and pollen.
What We Offer
- Retirement: CalPERS retirement (2%@55 formula for classic members; 2%@62 for new members). The City does not participate in the Social Security system; however, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare.
- Health Care benefits: Medical insurance is provided by the City for all full-time employees and their dependents up to $1,594.55/month. Vision and Dental insurance also provided.
- Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance: is provided by the City at no cost to the employee.
- Life Insurance: is provided to full-time employees by the City in the amount equal to 1 ½ times their annual salary.
- Deferred Compensation: The City will match up to $70.00 per pay period towards employee deferred compensation contributions
- 9/80 work schedule: Employees are eligible to participate in a 9/80 work schedule.
- Holidays: Accrue 12 paid holidays per year. Sick leave: Accrue 12 paid sick days per year. Vacation: 1-5 years of service = 80 hours; 6-10 years of service = 120 hours, 11 or more years of service = 160 hours.
Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral board interview. Candidates who pass the oral board interview may be invited to interview with the Community Services staff for a more in-depth discussion regarding the position and their qualifications for the position.
The Fine Print
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification, reference check, a criminal history questionnaire and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) finger print check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Agoura Hills, is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
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Location/Region: Agoura Hills, CA