Denver International Airport is searching for a Public Art Program Coordinator to coordinate the airport's public art program.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the execution of Denver International Airport's Public Art Policy and coordinating its percent of the art program. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Arts and Public Events, and is responsible for developing short and long term planning, overseeing installation, establishing budgets, scheduling, condition reporting and maintaining permanent and temporary works of public art throughout the airport. The position will also provide support in the execution of temporary exhibits within the airport. Additionally, the successful candidate will work closely with Arts & Venues Denver public art team, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, artists and other community and airport stakeholders and executives to facilitate selection, installation and maintenance of new works of public art.
Project coordination with key stakeholders including elected officials, airport personnel, community members, design professionals, contractors, architects, engineers and commissioned artists;
Convene and manage selection panel meetings and facilitate the selection process for new commission opportunities according to public art policy directed by Denver Arts & Venues;
Convene and facilitate project-related meetings such as construction meetings, site-visits and design team meetings, including drafting agendas, minutes and reports;
Coordinate and participate in contract preparation and negotiation;
Monitor project budget, schedule and scope of work;
Prepare and track the status of artist contracts, including processing invoices and payments, schedules, and milestone payments;
Facilitate incorporation of project information in construction and scoping documents;
Work closely with internal and external stakeholders on the construction approval process including permits, codes and regulations and other necessary project approvals.
Monitor and resolve any issues that arise during fabrication, installation and construction by others of public art project elements;
Prepare status reports and periodic project updates and create and update Web site information regarding active projects;
Ensure complete and accurate project close-out and facilitate project dedication events; Respond to information requests from the public, artists and other public art programs;
Works closely with Global Communications and Denver Arts & Venues on website content and design as it relates to public art at the airport;
Continually monitors, maintains, and coordinates conservation, maintenance and repairs of the public art collection to ensure public and employee safety, good, appearance, and proper operation with minimal downtime and visitor inconvenience.
We're looking for an ambitious individual who has experience working with public art policy and leading committees to consensus decisions. An individual, who has a sound understanding of business practices, is outcome oriented, and has demonstrated public art and culture experience. A focus on continuous improvement and the ability to successfully develop, manage, and maintain plans and programs. The successful individual must be able to work on and manage varying assignments and have the ability to simultaneously organize projects in various stages of completion.
- Bachelor's degree in Art, Art History, Arts Administration, or a closely related field.
- Proven leadership and practical experience in the development of public art projects.
- Extensive project management experience including monitoring budgets, developing contracts; tracking timeliness; problem solving; and coordinating the work of staff, contractors and artists.
- Superior communications skills with an emphasis on customer service.
- Highly motivated and detail oriented.
- Ability to communicate well and desire to work collaboratively.
- Willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
- Proficient with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; desktop publishing and graphic design a plus.
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
- Associate Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field.
- Three years of technical or administrative experience performing standard research and evaluation, case management, and/or implementing work processes.
- A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.