Salary: $16.00 – $20.78 Hourly

Location : Cary, NC

Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time

Job Number: 23-01906

Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Division: Cary Art Center

Opening Date: 08/03/2023

Closing Date: 9/3/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: N/A

The Cary Arts Center is seeking an organized and enthusiastic Program Assistant II to support arts programming in our community. The Program Assistant II will serve as the lead buyer and organizer for classrooms, art supplies, special tools, and equipment. This role will work closely with art instructors to learn about program needs in order to assist with management of the visual art supply budget.

Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Visual Arts Education Specialist.

This is a part-time, non-benefited, year-round position, up to 20 hours a week, with a maximum of 999 hours per year.
Typical Tasks

  • Acts as the lead buyer for the Arts Education Program by taking ownership of ordering, receiving, and maintaining inventory and stock levels for supplies;
  • Coordinates with art instructors to order and distribute materials in a timely fashion;
  • Tracks supply needs according to class and camp schedules;
  • Organizes and maintains a cleanly appearance of classrooms and supplies to create an environment ready for the public to enjoy;
  • Maintains a system for tracking purchases, managing the art supply budget, and entering receipts;
  • Communicates by phone and email with supervisor, Cary Arts Center staff, and instructors to ensure that all program needs are met;
  • Purchases supplies from retail outlets as needed;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required to support a successful arts education program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires knowledge of visual arts supplies; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; general knowledge of computers and related software; general knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; strong organizational skills; learner mindset; ability to adhere to program standards, policies, and regulations; ability to follow directions and to work with instructors and staff; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to understand and meet deadlines; ability to perform considerable walking, climbing, and lifting moderately heavy items (35lbs); ability to move around the classrooms, storage areas, and off-site locations to lift, put away, tidy up, and organize supplies; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to talk and hear to communicate with other employees; ability to read and write handwritten and typewritten materials.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Must be 18 years or older.
Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma/GED.
Prefers some knowledge of art supplies and materials.

Conditions of Employment
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Requires possession of a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Regular Full-Time Employees

Cary is pleased to provide excellent, competitive, and comprehensive benefits to serve the needs of our employees and their families.

Because Cary believes that employees are one of our most important resources, significant dollars (averaging about 40% of annual salary per employee) are spent each year on employee benefits.

All regular full-time employees of Cary are eligible, and benefits coverage for new employees and family members is effective upon an employee’s hire date.


Do you have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma/GED?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you comfortable using a computer and relevant software to type brief communications and enter information?

  • Yes
  • No


This is a year-round, part-time position (less than 20 hours per week). How many hours a week are you seeking to work?


Please describe your experience and knowledge of art supplies. If you do not have this experience, type “N/A”.


Why are you interested in this position?

Required Question

Job Category
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Job Type
USD 16.00 - 20.78 per hour
United States
Career Level
Town of Cary, NC