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Public Art Project Manager (Part-time Interim Professional)

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Public Art Project Manager (Part-time Interim Professional)




Public Art Project Manager (Part-time Interim Professional)

Salary: $30.00/hr
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Job Type: Part-time, Temporary
Closing: 9/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific



The Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking a qualified individual to fill a temporary, part-time (18 hours per week) position. Reporting to the Arts Coordinator, the Public Art Project Manager will play a pivotal role in leading the development and implementation of active public art projects from inception through completion and final close-out and ensuring the highest quality of commissioned public art projects and appropriate community engagement. This will include upcoming art projects in Courthouse Square and a downtown parking garage.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with public art administration including project management and community outreach.

This is a temporary, non-benefited part time position. The position is anticipated to last up to two years depending on available funding, but may end at any time.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and disseminate Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals
  • convene and manage Project Advisory Committee meetings and facilitate the selection process for new commission opportunities
  • facilitate project-related meetings such as construction meetings, site-visits and design team meetings, including drafting agendas, minutes and reports
  • monitor project budget, schedule and scope of work
  • project management and coordination with key stakeholders including appointed officials, client department personnel, community members, design professionals, contractors and commissioned artists
  • prepare periodic project updates and create and update web site information regarding active projects
  • prepare and track the status of artist contracts, including processing invoices and payments, schedules, and milestone payments
  • ensure complete and accurate project close-out and facilitate project dedication events
  • provide staff support to the City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program and represent the program at meetings and functions as assigned; respond to requests, complaints and inquires from the public
  • respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • keep accurate records of attendance at programs or events
  • monitor compliance with applicable City and County laws and ordinances, and City policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will likely possess at least two years of previous experience with public art project management and completion of college level coursework related to the arts or arts program administration. Additional qualifications include knowledge of, or interest in, public art and contemporary visual arts; proven top-notch organizational skills; effective verbal and written communication skills with a broad range of audiences and comfort working with diverse populations; ability to multitask while maintaining efficiency, establish priorities and proceed with objectives; a strong dedication to customer service, ability to project positive professional demeanor at all times; the desire and ability to enhance Santa Rosa through Public Art in the best interest of the community; and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

Additional Information

As a Public Art Project Manager, you will work a flexible schedule, depending on program needs, including evenings and weekends. Physical requirements include operating a computer keyboard and lifting, moving, setting up and removing tables, chairs and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Site visits include outdoor art locations, potential installation sites, event sites, public art tours and inspections of public artwork. To attend meetings, conduct site visits, and set up for events, including transporting materials, individuals must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely and must possess a valid, Class C, California driver’s license OR be able to demonstrate the ability to travel and transport materials to various locations in the City which may or may not be reachable by public transportation.