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NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: April 1, 2021
RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY 04/29/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Cambridge Arts
Job Title: Street Performer Monitor (seasonal, 3 positions)
Job Code: X320
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 10-20 hours per week, May through October, including evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Cambridge Arts Council (Cambridge Arts) promotes and presents high-quality community-based arts programming for the benefit of artists, residents, and visitors to the City of Cambridge. Cambridge Arts is currently seeking applicants for the position of Street Performer Monitor. The Street Performer Monitor(s) will work under the direction of and report to the Director of Community Arts and Executive Director.

Role and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as the official liaison between Cambridge Arts and performers, residents, and members of the business community in matters pertaining to the Street Performer Program
  • Ensure that all active performers on public property have and display valid city-issued Performer Permits
  • Enforce the articles of the City of Cambridge Street Performer Ordinance (Ord. No. 1176) as outlined in the Sidewalk Use Ordinance (Chapter 12.16, Section 12.16.170)
  • Enforce and monitor appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions as identified by City and State health policies
  • Manage sound levels of performers using a calibrated decibel reader and maintain the decibel reader while it is in your possession
  • Mediate performer conflicts and respond to program-related complaints and concerns as necessary and at the request of the Director of Community Arts and Cambridge Arts staff as needed
  • Routinely monitor phone ‘hotline' and social communication platforms for complaints/comments from performers, citizens, and local businesses
  • Submit weekly reports on performer/monitor activity to the Director of Community Arts and Executive Director

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with varying ability levels to perform these essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Strong proven mediation & conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse community
  • Passion for and interest in music and/or performance arts
  • Commitment to fostering the arts, culture, and community of Cambridge
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Street Performer Monitors are expected to spend between 10-20 hours per week outdoors during all weather conditions to conduct routine monitoring, mediate performer conflicts, and respond to program-related complaints. While performing the duties of this job, Monitors are frequently required to sit, stand, move, talk, and listen. Must have sufficient mobility to travel throughout the city, primarily in and around Harvard Square. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs duties inside and outside of buildings.  Exposure to all weather conditions.  Exposure to moderate noise level from music, other live performances, and ambient sounds.

RATE: $16.65 /Hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov  or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 4/29/21. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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