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Staffing

NASAA surveys state arts agencies every several years for updated staffing, compensation and structure information. Many members use this information to inform restructuring efforts, recruiting plans, budget justifications and agency performance audits. NASAA offers a variety of additional data relating to staffing, including information on administrative and programmatic staff sizes.

  • Fiscal Year 2013 Staffing and Compensation Data Executive directors can request customized fiscal year 2013 salary comparison tables for 13 key agency positions. Contact Ryan Stubbs for more information.
  • 2013 Staffing Trends ReportNASAA member-only content These highlights from the Fiscal Year 2013 Staffing and Compensation Survey include information about staffing trends over time, variations between agencies, and agency responses to staffing cuts.
  • Staffing Breakout: Community DevelopmentNASAA member-only content This analysis of staffing trends in community development was originally prepared for the 2009 Community Development Coordinators retreat.

Organization

Contact NASAA for access to the databanks described below.

  • Organizational Chart Databank This repository contains sample state arts agency staffing diagrams. Use these as models when creating an organizational chart or considering restructuring strategies.
  • Job Description Databank Refer to these detailed job descriptions and announcements for common state arts agency positions while drafting job postings, redistributing responsibilities among staff or writing performance review standards.

For sample organizational charts or job descriptions, contact Henry Clapp.

Placement

    Chart: State arts agency placement within state government, showing 23 SAAs as a division of a multiple-agency department, 5 SAAs as an agency within the governor's or secretary of state's office, 21 SAAs as individual or independent state agencies, and 1 SAA as a nonprofit.

State arts agencies occupy a variety of structural positions within state government. Some are independent agencies reporting directly to the governor. Others are divisions of larger departments such as cultural affairs, economic development or tourism. For more information on state arts agency structure, consult the latest placement tableNASAA member-only content or contact Kelly Barsdate.

Have more questions about something else? Ask NASAA.

 

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