What is a Cultural Affairs Officer?


Cultural Affairs Officer Job Description

Cultural affairs officers work to increase awareness and participation in the Cultural affairs, attractions and activities of a municipality or region.


Cultural affairs officers serve as a liaison between city or regional departments, the media, businesses, community agencies, artists and other entities and individuals who are important to the success of all of the Office of Cultural Affairs' programs.



Typical Job Duties

• Assist in all aspects of planning and implementing the programs and services of the Office of Cultural Affairs

• Supervise volunteers, interns and staff during special events and during regular office activities

• Transport equipment and supplies to special events

• Work with support staff to coordinate contractual services to various individuals and groups

• Coordinate contracts with artists, installation and collections management

• Liaise with other city or regional departments in order to ensure success in the coordination of art activities

• Assist with presentations and other outreach activities

• Help to maintain records and lists of artists, arts organizations, community groups, funders and others to promote participation in and sponsoring of Office of Cultural Affairs programs



Scholarships for Becoming a Cultural Affairs Officer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Cultural Affairs Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Cultural Affairs Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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