The Commission implements its strategies through the main divisions of Executive Office, Arts Development and Training, Community Cultural Development Services, and Events Management & Production Divisions. Critical to their operations are the corporate services support offered by Marketing and Public Relations, Finance and Accounts, Human Resources Management Development & Administration and Department and the Corporate Services Division.
The Executive Office
The Executive Office encompasses the Executive Director’s Office and Corporate Planning Unit provides oversight of the daily operations/activities of the Audit Unit, which reports directly to the Board of the Commission. The Executive Office is responsible for providing overall management and strategic leadership to the organization. It is also responsible for developing, and monitoring the corporate plans and reviewing all systems and procedures to ensure compliance of the organization with established government regulations.
Arts Development and Training Division
The aim of the Arts Development and Training Division is to develop and implement national talent development programmes as well as planning and staging national cultural events as highlighted in the JCDC’s annual events calendar. This translates into the provision of an avenue for the creative expressions of various target groups comprising schools, adult and community groups to be unearthed, promoted and showcased to the global community.
Community Cultural Development Services Division
The Community Cultural Development Services Division is responsible for programme implementation and the planning of events and activities at the community, parish and regional levels. This is the implementing machinery from the base level to ensure that all Jamaicans have an opportunity to participate in the country’s cultural development and preservation. The work across the island is carried out by a dynamic network of staff throughout 13 Parish Offices is augmented by a cadre of volunteers who constitutes the Parish Cultural Development Committee.
Corporate Services Division
The Corporate Services Division provides a very critical role in creating and sustaining organizational operational efficiency. Its ultimate vision is providing number one customer service at all times. The Corporate Services Division provides the requisite support services to the operations arm of the organization through the following respective units and departments. These are: Procurement Unit, Property and Assets Management, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Research and Documentation and Business and Product Development.
Events Management and Production Division
The JCDC has over 50 years of experience in the production and staging of national and international events, as the Commission is recognized as the country’s premier events management organization. The EMP Division coordinates, develops and implements events management services on behalf of the Commission for private individuals, corporate companies, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government. Additionally, it leads in the planning and implementation of all national commemorative events including Independence Celebrations and entertainment arts competitions.
The Events Management and Production Team has several years of experience and has gained formal training in Events Management at the prestigious University of London. The team has led delegations of performers in and outside of Jamaica to various countries including Cuba, USA, Canada, Japan, Turks & Cacois, Trinidad and Grand Cayman
Some of the events that were successfully organized include: The St. Mary Agricultural Show, The St. Mary Breadfruit Festival; The Curry Festival in Westmoreland, Anthony B’s New Year concert in Trelawny, the International Hoteliers Conference in Half Moon, Montego Bay, St. James, The King and Queen of Spain Visit to Jamaica, The CB Pan Chicken Championship, Ministry of Tourism Arts in the Park and the Jamaica Diaspora Conference.
Marketing and Public Relations Department
The Marketing and Public Relations Department coordinates and manages sponsorship for all events and programmes of the Commission, as well as promotes and publicizes all the programmes, events and activities of the Commission through various media to increase the Commission’s visibility and corporate image.
Human Resources Management Development and Administration Department
The Department is responsible for the management of all matters relating to the human resource development of the Commission. Some of the key duties includes: performance management, staff recruitment, training and development, compensation, leave applications, and the coordination and implementation of staff enrichment programmes. It is also responsible for ensuring proper management of office operations of the Commission.
Finance and Accounts Department
The Finance and Accounts Department manages and controls all accounting duties and is responsible for ensuring financial accountability and compliance with established government regulations.