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Houston, TX - Disaster Resilience Planning Director

Job Description: Seeking an experienced disaster planning professional to run a robust, comprehensive one year planning process to explore, document, and plan for the creation of disaster resilience among the greater Houston region’s professional arts and historical community. More than a year after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, many artists, cultural practitioners, and arts and history organizations in the Greater Houston area are unprepared for the next sudden or historic disruption. This planning process will, inclusively and comprehensively, articulate what the community needs to know and do to become resilient, and it will lay out a plan to achieve resilience. The planning process will be guided by an Advisory Committee representing the diverse cultural landscape of the region.

The Houston Arts Alliance seeks a dynamic leader to create a plan for systematic preparedness for emergency situations within the Greater Houston arts and history industries. Whether natural or human-caused, no location is exempt from potential disaster. The Director will identify key areas of potential danger and, with quality planning and effective communications, mitigate risk and minimize impact. The successful candidate will have a proven record of commitment to and passion for emergency management, a knowledge and respect for the role the arts and historic preservation play in a resilient city, and a desire to make a difference. For our purposes, the cultural community is described inclusively, including the fine, performing, cultural and community arts, as well as preservation and history; inclusive of artists and organizations of varying missions, budgets, and disciplines.

Integrating throughout HAA’s systems and with institutionalized and formal community input, the Disaster Resilience Planning Director will put together a plan through an inclusive, resilience research project with advisement from national experts. This plan will assess and organize the lessons learned by the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund, and it will answer questions that remain. The plan is slated to include 8 counties: Montgomery, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Galveston, Harris, Chambers, and Liberty.

The position reports to the CEO and partners with the Special Projects Manager.

How to Apply: http://houstonartsalliance.com/images/uploads/main/Emergency_Preparedness_Program_Director_Job_Description.pdf

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