Manage complex and/or politically sensitive public art projects; Provide oversight for controversial and visible projects involving many stakeholders. Work cooperatively with other City departments, outside agencies and the public relative to arts programs and services.
Prepare and develop project budgets and cost estimates for project recommendations; Develop and implement the public art work plan, policies and procedures involving the design and integration of art into the construction of specific public sites;
Manage public art projects at every stage of development, including writing and distributing Requests for Proposals and Qualifications; Oversight of the budget allocation, artist selection process; Management of all phases of design, fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Prepare and negotiate bid specifications and initiate bid process; Administer, revise and monitor all contracts and lease agreements with artists and specialized contractors for new public art, maintenance and conservation of public art owned by the City.
Monitor, interpret and ensure program compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations including the Federal Visual Arts Rights Act of 1990 and City of Tempe zoning, building safety and right of way ordinances.
Supervise Gallery Coordinator, part-time staff and interns; Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Serve on the Maryanne Corder Neighborhood Grant Program committee. Act as grant applicant technical advisor to Neighborhood Associations and Homeowner Associations throughout the entire grant cycle including the artist selection process; grant submittal, presentation of project to the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission and completion of art project.
Oversee the City’s Art in Private Development program and maintain ongoing communication with property owners to ensure compliance with the City’s public art ordinance; Provide technical review and guidance on the Art in Private Development designs, materials and specifications to assist developers and artists in the fabrication and installation of artwork.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Position is open until filled
Employees in this position are represented by the Tempe Supervisors' Association (TSA).
Three years of increasingly responsible experience in coordination and implementation of public art programs and/or in the organization and management of arts programs in a public setting. Two years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in arts administration, studio arts, construction management, architectural design, urban design or a degree related to the core functions of this position.
The Tempe Arts & Culture Division develops and manages the city's arts and cultural programs and services, including public art, community arts grants, the Tempe History Museum, and Tempe Center for the Arts. In 2015 the Tempe Arts and Culture Plan was adopted, bringing a new level of aspiration and with it an expansion of planned arts offerings. In order to implement important components of the P...lan, Tempe is hiring two new arts administrators through a national call: Public Art Administrator, and Arts Engagement Administrator. With the inclusion of these key positions, the City will be able to maintain its dedication to enriching the lives of the local and extended community by providing life-long engagement in accessible cultural, social, and educational experiences.
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.