Profession cultural policy officer

Cultural policy officers develop and implement policies to improve and promote cultural activities and events. They manage resources and communicate with the public and media in order to facilitate interest in cultural programs and emphasize their importance in a community.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Cultural projects

    The purpose, organisation and management of cultural projects and related fundraising actions.

Skills

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Establish relationship with the media

    Adopt a professional attitude to respond effectively to the demands of the media.

  • Provide improvement strategies

    Identify root causes of problems and submit proposals for effective and long-term solutions.

  • Develop media strategy

    Create the strategy on the type of content to be delivered to the target groups and which media to be used, taking into account the characteristics of the target audience and the media that will be used for content delivery.

  • Develop cultural policies

    Develop programmes which aim to promote cultural activities and cultural engagement in a community or nation, and which regulate the organisation of cultural institutions, facilities and events.

  • Establish collaborative relations

    Establish a connection between organisations or individuals which may benefit from communicating with one another in order to facilitate an enduring positive collaborative relationship between both parties.

  • Liaise with cultural partners

    Establish and maintain sustainable partnerships with cultural authorities, sponsors and other cultural institutions.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Build community relations

    Establish affectionate and long-lasting relationships with local communities, e.g. by organising special programms for kindergarden, schools and for dissabled and older people, raising awareness and receiving community appreciation in return.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

Optional knowledge and skills

project management principles present a cause fix meetings perform project management evaluate cultural venue programmes develop professional network conduct public presentations develop promotional tools manage cultural facility work with cultural venue specialists promote cultural venue events liaise with event sponsors perform resource planning create cultural venue outreach policies develop cultural activities coordinate events