Museum Administration/Curator, Program/Project Management, Public Art Administration
4 Year Degree
Manages and oversees the development and implementation of public art projects and programs associated with improving mobility and quality of life for millions of people in Los Angeles County
Example Of Duties
Manages and oversees highly visible public art projects and programs
Participates in planning, developing and implementing departmental workplans, goals, objectives and budgets
Oversees, evaluates and approves the work of staff and consultants in the development and implementation of public art projects to meet objectives within established timelines
Develops and updates policies, procedures and guidelines associated with public art, art conservation and design excellence enhancements
Initiates and writes scopes of work, requests for proposals/qualifications, evaluates proposals and prepares cost estimates
Interfaces with multiple Metro departments, professional consultants and contractors during all project and program development and implementation stages
Works closely with Contract Administration to develop, negotiate and execute multiple artist, professional services and contractor agreements
Manages performance of contractors and consultants including all aspects of regulatory compliance, contract compliance, performance measurement, scheduling, prioritization of work, budget development, monitoring and reporting
Prepares and presents reports and recommendations to management and outside agencies
Reviews and provides departmental responses for incorporation of public artwork and design amenities within construction projects during planning, design and construction phases
Responds to Design Builder/Contractor requests for information, field meetings, fabrication shop drawing and material samples reviews and effects project completion punch lists
Coordinates with technical staff and outside experts for conservation, repairs and maintenance of hundreds of existing artworks
Undertakes research and analysis of national/international industry best practices, state of the art innovations, copyright usage, conservation techniques, state and federal artist's rights laws
Monitors artworks for vandalism, theft and damage, develops artwork condition inventory, assessment database and develops maintenance and repair workplans
Develops, plans, coordinates and facilitates artists workshops and arts related community outreach meetings
Develops and prepares public information materials and temporary art projects across a variety of platforms
Develops tour strategies, participates and provides tours of artworks
Communicates and implements safety rules, policies and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
Requirements For Employment
Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration, Fine Arts, Art History, Architecture, Environmental Design, or a closely related field
5 years of progressively responsible experience including 2 years’ of supervisory experience in developing complex, highly visible public art projects
Masters degree in related field is desirable
Current principles, policies, theories and practices of public art and public art conservation programs both locally and nationally
Contemporary visual art, art history, architecture, landscape architecture, signage, and urban design and planning
Art fabrication techniques, materials, processes and vendors
State and federal art law and copyright issues
Structure, functioning and protocol of local government, public agencies and community groups
Public sector contracting, procurement, budgeting and accounting processes
Transportation design, construction methods, practices and processes
Personal computer business and design software applications
Possess high interpersonal skills to interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, multiple design professionals, contractors, elected officials and the public
Communicate art and design concepts effectively, verbally and in writing
Implement a wide variety of public art projects and programs with tight deadlines in a highly multi-tasking environment
Read architectural construction drawings, specifications and visual design materials
Exercise critical judgment and creativity in making decisions for the benefit of Metro
Compile and analyze complex data, statistics and budgets
Negotiate contract terms
Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence and maintain organized and accurate job files
Supervise, train and provide technical assistance to subordinate staff
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Deadline: October 11, 2016
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.
Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:
METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.
All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (CV)
*Open to the public and all Metro employees
PTSC BENEFITS Medical/Dental/Vision Plan - Employee has the choice of 3 separate medical plans and 3 dental plans. A separate vision plan is included in each medical plan. Group Life Insurance - PTSC pays for an amount equal to your annual salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000. Minimum amount of life insurance is $30,000. Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - PTSC provides $50,000 coverage for each employee. Additional voluntary coverage in amounts up to $500,000 is available at favorable premium rates. Long-Term Disability Insurance - 100% employer paid. Provides employees with a minimum income of 60% of earnings after six months of disability. Buy up or buy down options available. Holidays - 10 days a year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Time off with Pay (TOWP) - Compensates employees who are on approved absence from work for reasons such as illness, injury, medical and dental appointments, personal business, vacation, or observance of (a) religious holiday. Years of ServiceAnnual Accrual Hire date - 5 years 20 days Beginning of 6th - 10th year 25 days Beginning of 11th - 15th year 30 days Beginning of 16th + years 35 days
Pension Plan - PTSC retirement plan is the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Vesting is five (5) years. Minimum retirement age is 52, based on the 2% at 62 formula. Other Benefits: Transportation passes for employees and/or eligible dependents; Medicare; Tuition reimbursement; credit union membership; SDI; Deferred Compensation Plan; 401(K) Thrift plan; EAP; US Savings Bond Program; Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; Flexible work schedules; and Jury Duty Pay.
Be sure to complete the supplemental questions on the online application.
About Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro Art)
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is seeking an experienced Creative Services Manager to join the Metro’s vibrant Art and Design program. Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-spe...cific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments, creating a sense of place and strengthening ties with the communities we serve. Our multi-faceted program ranges from photography installations to onboard posters, mosaics and sculptures, workshops, art tours and live performances, through to our monitoring, care and conservation of our expansive collection of public art and portable artworks.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.