Salt Lake City

  • PUBLIC ART PROGRAM MANAGER

    Requisition ID
    2018-3622
    Department
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Minimum Salary
    USD $45,614.00/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $62,213.00/Yr.
    Post End Date
    6/29/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the general direction of the Arts Council executive director (or other designated member of management), incumbent manages the city’s public art program, coordinates the work of the advisory body (Salt Lake Art Design Board), manages each public art project from initial development through installation, manages information regarding public art program, manages maintenance, inventory and related aspects of program, works with the community members and stakeholders, and works with artists and members of each project team. Incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment to perform said duties.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs analysis of public art opportunities in terms of budget, scope and design relationship to capital improvement project, and advises and makes recommendations to Salt Lake Art Design Board and respective partners and stakeholders.  Develops plan and manages each project as approved. 
    • Prepares and issues Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications for each project.  Manages review and selection process for each project.
    • Drafts artist’s agreement, manages the agreement through the City process, and serves as project contact for each agreement.
    • Serves as project manager for each project, including scheduling of meetings, communication with all project partners and client department, tracks project through each phase, approves payments per terms of the agreement, works on-site in cooperation with artist, contractor, subcontractor, and client department.
    • Maintains archival information on each project, including legal documents; artist statement; working drawings; photographic images; information on materials, fabrication and maintenance requirements; press coverage; and other related information.
    • Issues information regarding the program and specific projects, including press, appropriate City agencies and other program partners, community groups, and stakeholders.  Maintains and updates information on City website.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in education, art, arts administration, communications or other related field, plus two years related paid professional experience in related field.  Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis. 
    • Knowledge of standard practices in arts administration in general and public art in particular.   Familiarity with public art programs across the country.  Knowledge of visual arts and building construction.
    • Considerable human relations and communications skills, both oral and written. Must be able to obtain and disseminate information, advise and consult, and have experience in facilitating meetings.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers and related software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics programs.
    • Ability to establish priorities, balance several projects at once, and plan and prepare reports.
    • Ability to relate well to coworkers, supervisors, advisory board members, community members, stakeholders, artists, contractors, public officials, and the general public. 

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