WESTAF (The Western States Arts Federation), located in Denver, Colorado, is now accepting applications for the position of Program Manager of the Public Art Archive.
This position provides leadership for the further development of the Public Art Archive. The Archive is a 7-year-old ongoing project that seeks to acquire and make available for both public and administrative use images and data related to installed works of public art across the United States and beyond. The Public Art Archive Program Manager works with the senior management team at WESTAF to build the Archive into a comprehensive and financially self-sustainable resource. The position is a full-time, salaried opportunity at WESTAF’s lower downtown Denver office.
The Organizational Culture
WESTAF is operated by a staff of 30 employees, many of whom have arts or creative backgrounds. The highly entrepreneurial organization is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and mission-oriented staff and applicants from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will thrive in a setting where the day-to-day tasks vary, collaboration is critical, and employees are able to work as part of a team but are empowered to manage their workload and execute tasks independently.
The Public Art Archive Manager is responsible for the following key duties:
Collaborates with experts in the public art field to further develop and enact an ambitious vision for the Public Art Archive
Ensures that the current Public Art Archive site remains available to the public at a high standard of reliability and accuracy
Develops and maintains relationships with experts in the public art field in order to ensure that the development of the site reflects best practices
Manages the project in a way that guides it to a state of financial self-sufficiency
Directs contractors in the task of validating, vetting, and importing content
Works to relate the capabilities of the Archive to other WESTAF technology projects to take advantage of potential synergies
Represents the Public Art Archive at professional gatherings
Manages the Archive’s e-newsletter and the social media presence
Minimum General Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a master’s degree preferred
Aptitude for completing work objectives under limited supervision
Proven entrepreneurial ability
Knowledge of the visual arts field
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A knowledge of the visual arts
Minimum Technology Qualifications
Knowledge of the basic architecture and processes of mid-level web sites, or the ability to quickly learn such basics
Proficient computer skills on both Mac and PC platforms
An understanding of basic social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
*The position has the following compensation and benefits:
*Eligibility for an annual bonus at the conclusion of one year of work
*Three weeks of paid vacation (10 hours/month)
*Paid sick leave earned at the rate of eight hours per month
*Eleven paid holidays per year
*An RTD Ecopass
*A retirement plan with 403(b) matching opportunities after one year of employment
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.