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        County of Marin - Senior Program Coordinator

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        There are currently two full-time regular-hire positions in the Department of Cultural Services. Please read below to find out more about each opportunity:


        Senior Program Coordinator-Marin County Fair:

        Now in the 81st year, the award-winning Marin County Fair is the county’s premier community event with over 100,000 attendees annually. Admission includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks and 28 free carnival rides. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Marin County fairgrounds under the backdrop of Mt. Tam. The Fair has focused on diversifying its programming, staff, and judges so every member of our community feels welcome.

        The Fair has been awarded the Western Fair Association’s prestigious Merrill Award an unprecedented six times. The Merrill Award, the highest award in the fair industry, is presented to a fair that clearly demonstrates innovation, vision, and excellence.
        As an integral member of the Marin County Fair team, the Senior Program Coordinator brings expertise in event operations and production. They will be involved in the planning and preparation for the Marin County Fair including organizing, and execution of specific program and business categories such as competitive exhibits, the agricultural barnyard, the Global Marketplace and/or food services.   The Senior Program Coordinator will develop work plans and timelines, create and implement policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvements and modifications.  For all assigned areas of responsibility, the Senior Program Coordinator will be expected to prepare comprehensive and concise status and activity reports, provide cost estimates for budgeting, and track and control expenditures. Additionally, the Senior Program Coordinator recruits, contracts, trains and supervises seasonal staff.

        Senior Program Coordinator-Marin Cultural Association The Marin Cultural Association’s (MCA) mission is to support art and culture in Marin County including the programs and facilities at the Marin Center and Marin County Fair. MCA was founded in 2015 with the goal of expanding the role of the Department of Cultural Services to have a meaningful impact on the artist and arts organizations in Marin County.  In 2019 the Board of Supervisors adopted the Countywide Art and Culture Plan. The plan has served as a roadmap for MCA and for the Department. In 2023 the MCA board agreed to expand the mission to include serving as the Arts Council for Marin County. Reporting to the Director of Cultural Services, the Senior Program Coordinator for the Marin Cultural Association works with the MCA Board of Directors, department staff, community-based organizations, artists, arts organizations and other stakeholders to plan, administer and promote a variety of county-wide programs and services.  They develop program work plans, make recommendations on program activities and objectives to management; evaluate program effectiveness, monitor expenditures and ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

        The Senior Program Coordinator is also responsible for providing staff support for fund development which includes research, prospecting, proposal development, grant writing, reporting to funding sources and relationship development with constituents.  The Senior Program Coordinator provides input for the annual budget process for MCA and provides technical assistance, information and data to the Director and Board regarding budget preparation, program reporting, expansion of services and/or the initiation of new activities. Additionally, the Senior Program Coordinator coordinates, facilitates and/or conducts public meetings and activities, including board and committee meetings and coordinates communication and marketing activities including press releases, and traditional and social media messaging.

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