Arts Coordinator, Arts & Humanities - 3320

Career Purpose

Provides quality service, resources, outreach and programming to the citizens of the Lawton Fort Sill Community so that all may have quality of life and economic opportunities. Participates in the creation, establishment, organization and implementation of arts and humanities programs for the City of Lawton Arts and Humanities Division. Acts as a liaison in support of film production support. Oversees management of the City of Lawton culturally related property such as the Fine Art Collection.


  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with arts and cultural organizations, local governmental agencies, staff and citizens.
  • Supports economic development of area’s creative industries to include film, music, education, visual arts, performing arts and humanities.
  • Oversees contact database for area press and media, “Arts E-vine”, Fort Sill PAO and FMWR, state and federal offices as well as area cultural organizations.
  • Coordinate or perform audio and lighting tasks at McMahon Memorial Auditorium (MMA) for events as well as special events such as Freedom Festival and International Festival
  • Supervise and participate in the set up and break down of event equipment at the MMA and special events
  • Write press releases, commercials, and articles
  • Create marketing and advertising plans
  • Assist in creation and design of division promotional materials
  • Maintains the COL website for the Arts & Humanities Division
    • Includes the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council’s programs such as International Festival, Student Performances, Lawton Cultural Award and the One to Six Art Purchase Award.
  • Maintains social media sites for the Arts & Humanities Division, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council,  
    • Includes the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council’s programs such as International Festival, Student Performances, Lawton Cultural Award and the One to Six Art Purchase Award.
  • Participates in planning, organizing and coordinating sponsored programs
  • Assists with grant research, writing and reports
  • Maintains and manages Film Support Request Program – City of Lawton owned property
  • Public speaking engagements including press and media interviews
  • Liaison to local, state and federal offices as needed in support of programming
  • Manage City of Lawton cultural property and database such as the Fine Art Collection
  • Work flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend events.


  • Advocate for the visual and performing arts as well as humanities industries
  • Create and maintain various databases, files and supplies for various visual and performing arts programs
  • Provide outreach to area organizations, businesses and educators
  • Research various topics related to history, professional advancements in the industry, etc.
  • Develop programing to include finding performers/artists, booking of performances and events.
  • Secures venues, equipment and provide technical assistance for events
  • Assists in coordination of stages at the annual Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival and International Festival and perform duties of stage manager as needed
  • Attends monthly meetings of various community organizations
  • Recommend equipment and materials for visual and performing arts programs based on performer and venue needs.
  • Develop surveys based on program goals that provide a measure of qualitative and quantitative experiences by patrons, artists and vendors.
  • Use basic statistics to analyze data and create presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Arts & Humanities Administrator


To perform this job satisfactorily, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Preferred graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Arts Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field preferred or equivalent work experience in the Arts and Humanities industry.
  • Skill in the operation of basic office tools and equipment: personal computer with various software such as MS Office, Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Website, fax machine, copy machine, and telephone.
  • Preferred experience of film production from pre-production to post-production
  • Preferred experience in lighting and sound operation
  • Preferred experience in use of camera and other recording devices and compatibility with websites and software
  • Awareness of copyright, trademark and laws, otherwise known as Intellectual Property
  • Skill in writing press releases and producing promotional materials
  • Knowledge of nonprofit and for profit operations of community arts/cultural organizations
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and deal effectively in a team environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneous
  • Effectively organize and coordinate events and programs


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Near vision enough to read and review finely printed materials.  Hearing enough to understand and communicate in person and by telephone.  Speak and communicate clearly and distinctly in person and by telephone.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position is generally performed in side an office setting, but may require infrequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.  The employee may occasionally be exposed to hot, wet and/or humid conditions during special events.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quite while in the office, and moderate to loud when performing duties outside of the office setting.   


The position requires heavy contact with the public who are typically individuals and/or groups that have, or could have, some impact on program or policy matters.  The purpose of the contacts is to plan and coordinate work efforts; provide input and advice, and resolve problems by influencing and motivating.  Media contacts are frequent. 


First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on April 22, 2021.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.



The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

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Closing Date
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$1,437.60 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Arts and Humanities

How To Apply ?

Application Instructions

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