Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality is hiring


The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality has announced the opening of three positions, as follows:

Position 1:Tacoma Creates Specialist, Lead; Application deadline: May 15, 5 p.m. This position develops, implements, coordinates, and manages the Tacoma Creates program in alignment with City’s strategic initiatives and responsive to community needs to support equitable access to arts, culture, science, and heritage programming. Duties include providing technical assistance concerning programs and funding to organizations and community groups; leading the public school access program; directing the work of Tacoma Creates staff and contractors; coordinating and collaborating with partner programs; acting as lead and liaison with city departments, officials, and citizens on issues related to Tacoma Creates; and providing training and outreach to community. Visit

Position 2:Community Programs Specialist (COMING SOON!) This position supports the cultural growth and vitality of the city by planning, developing, coordinating and implementing comprehensive arts and cultural programs, events, and special projects in the visual, literary, performing, public art, and other art forms. Position provides administrative assistance and support in the coordination, implementation, and promotion of arts and culture programming; coordinates and collaborates with partner programs and acts as a liaison to city departments, officials and citizens on issues related to arts and culture programming; and coordinates public programs that support Tacoma Creates as necessary.

Position 3:Tacoma Creates Coordinator (COMING SOON!) This position assists in the implementation, coordination, and promotion of the Tacoma Creates program to support equitable access to arts, culture, science, and heritage programming. Duties include data entry and management, correspondence, assisting in the planning and production of Tacoma Creates public events, basic research, marketing and promotion across multiple communication channels, and assisting with funding applications and panels.

Apply: Find out more, including full job description, qualifications, salary, and apply at

Benefits: The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma’s Public Employees’ Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma’s benefit package, feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits at

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma’s workforce goal is to reflect our community. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

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