Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Community Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist will oversee all aspects of the Community Development through the Arts program, including oversight of grant programs and providing services to arts and community organizations to help strengthen their capacity to offer arts programming. This position will also develop, implement, and manage initiatives addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Wyoming Arts Council staff, board, and constituents, including statewide organizations.

Human Resource Contact: <Stacy.sprengeler@wyo.gov 307-777-7010

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Develop, implement, manage and direct all aspects of the Community Development and Arts (CDA) program.
  • Develop, implement, and manage services, training, and professional development to strengthen the capacity of arts and community organizations to offer arts programming, including but not limited to: board development, fundraising, organizational development, etc.
  • Research and document appropriate resources in the field of economic, social, and community development through the arts.
  • Provide information to communities that will encourage and invite application for CDA programs.
  • Contact mayors, city council, city managers, economic development managers, artists, chamber directors, etc. to meet with, discuss community development and the arts, and encourage applications for CDA programs. Work to develop partnerships and collaborations.
  • Manage the Community Support Grant (CSG), which includes communication with applicants and review to ensure applications are submitted with the proper information.
  • Plan, schedule, implement and manage the CSG panel processes.
  • Review supplemental grant funding requests submitted through the CSG, including Rural Arts Access and Organizational Professional Development.
  • Manage the Rural Arts Access Grant.
  • Evaluate grant data and work with organizations and communities on project development, service to underserved communities, and sustainability.
  • Perform site visits throughout the state annually to determine qualification for CDA programs and to monitor progress on projects funded by the program.
  • Prepare and monitor the CDA program budget.
  • Represent the Arts Council, the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and the State of Wyoming at agency events, and at regional and national meetings related to CDA.
  • Develop statewide partnerships to plan tours or arts programming to underserved communities.
  • Assist with developing the Artists & Venues Directory, including marketing efforts and ongoing growth and development.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain initiatives addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Wyoming Arts Council staff, board, and constituents, including statewide organizations.
  • Conduct and compile arts-based research pertinent to DEI initiatives and identify areas of improvement for Arts Council programs and services.
  • Develop strategies for the Arts Council staff and board to address current and future goals for increasing DEI in operations.
  • Work with Arts Council staff on all programs and events to ensure DEI best practices are being addressed and followed.
  • Research, develop, and implement strategies for increased consideration of DEI best practices in Arts Council granting.
  • Evaluate grant data to identify and address possibilities for increased DEI awareness and practice for underserved communities and individuals.
  • Work with Arts Council constituents, including arts organizations, to provide information and education resources to ensure DEI best practices are being addressed and followed in arts programming around the state.
  • Serve as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
  • As required by the NEA, serve as the ADA coordinator for the Arts Council to oversee accessibility/inclusion and Section 504/ADA compliance for the agency, including working with staff and constituents to follow federal regulations in all arts and grant-related programming.
  • Develop tools and provide resources, training, and guidance to constituents and grantees to ensure ADA compliance.
  • Support Grants Manager with accessibility/inclusion and Section 504/ADA compliance in Arts Council granting.
  • Attend and provide training for accessibility/inclusion and Section 504/ADA compliance.
  • Assist as needed with annual Governor’s Arts Awards events.
  • Assist with planning and carrying out other Arts Council and SPCR conferences, gatherings, and events.



Preference may be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the arts, arts education, business administration, or a related field and five years of experience working for an arts organization or arts-related business. A master’s degree in the fields listed can count toward two years of work experience.


  • Knowledge and/or combination of experience in an art-related field, business management, and non-profit organizations.
  • Knowledge of arts policy and procedural issues.
  • Broad knowledge of more than one arts discipline.
  • Knowledge of community and economic development policies and procedures.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, exercising considerable initiative, independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
  • Strong listening skills with the ability to apply knowledge in service to constituents.
  • Ability to achieve program goals while fully complying with all State and Federal regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others.?
  • Skills in the planning, implementation, and assessment of community meetings.
  • Skill in the use of computers and various software programs.


Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)

0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)


Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Work is performed in an office environment. Some national and regional travel is required.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with the application addressing their qualifications for the position and why they are interested in working in Wyoming.
  • The Wyoming Arts Council’s main office is located in Cheyenne, WY. We are seeking individuals who will work out of the main office or work in another Wyoming community with frequent work in the main office.
  • Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.

Supplemental Information

024-State Parks and Cultural Resources – Division of Cultural Resources

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.