ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH Arts Council of Fort Worth Public Art Project Manager / May 2017 Public Art Project Manager Job Description Job Title: Public Art Project Manager FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt Reports To: Vice President of Public Art Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Application Deadline: M onday, June 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Summary The Arts Council of Fort Worth provides professional management services for Fort Worth Public Art – a municipal percent for art program established in 2001. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of multiple assigned public art projects, based upon the guidelines set forth in the City Counciladopted Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan and City of Fort Worth administrative processes. It is wellsuited for an individual who has an understanding of public art and is able to navigate complex situations with accuracy, sensitivity and diplomacy. Essential Duties / Responsibilities - Manage all aspects of specific public art projects, as assigned, including project planning, facilitating artist selection and City approval processes, contract negotiation and compliance, managing project budgets and fund allocation processes, managing project schedules, monitoring fabrication and installation of artworks, plaque and project dedication coordination with the Community Engagement Coordinator, and assist Collections Manager with maintenance and conservation coordination. - Develop partnerships and maintain close communication with City Council Members, community stakeholders, neighborhood associations, and other entities, as appropriate, with regard to specific public art projects - Plan and facilitate public art design charrettes and community meetings, as required - Contribute content for digital media and print publications, as assigned - Represent the Fort Worth Public Art program and the Vice President of Public Art, at meetings of local organizations and community groups, City Council, Arts Council of Fort Worth Board, public art events and others, as assigned - Plan and implement new public art initiatives, as assigned - Other related duties, as assigned Application Requirements: - Cover Letter highlighting applicable skills and experience and salary history (1 page) - Resume (no more than 4 pages) - Completed Supplementary Questionnaire Must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 via hand-delivery, US Mail or email: Arts Council of Fort Worth ATTN: Rachel Ireland, HR Manager 1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-298-3035 firstname.lastname@example.org Questions may only be directed to Ms. Ireland. Thank you!
ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH Public Art Project Manager Candidate Supplemental Questionnaire Please submit concise written responses to the following: 1. Do you meet the minimum Education / Experience requirements listed on the job description- 2. Please describe you project management experience. 3. Please describe your experience working with community-based and/or collaborative projects. 4. Please describe the most complex project you have managed. 5. Please indicate which items with which you have at least two (2) years of full time experience: a. Making public presentations b. Facilitating artist selection processes c. Reading / reviewing design and construction plans d. Preparing / reviewing project budgets and cost estimates e. Drafting / administering contracts f. Preparing detailed project reports 6. Please indicate which of these software systems with which you are proficient: a. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) b. Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign c. Enterprise software, financial systems 7. Do you have a valid Driver’s License and a personal vehicle available during working hours-
Skills / Requirements - Proven ability to work with a diverse array of publics, including artists, community leaders and stakeholders, elected officials, City staff, and design professionals - Excellent written and oral communications skills (fluency in Spanish is a plus) - Diplomacy, tact and sensitivity - Experience with contracts and project budgets - Ability to read architectural drawings and site plans ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH Arts Council of Fort Worth Public Art Project Manager / May 2017 - Knowledge of various media, materials and fabrication/construction methods - Strong detail orientation - Ability to effectively multitask under pressure in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment - Visual acuity and manual dexterity required, including ability to lift up to 20 pounds - Valid Texas Driver’s license - Personal vehicle - Personal mobile phone - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database software - Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and photography is a plus Education/Experience Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Fine Arts, including studio art, arts management, museum studies, art history, design, architecture, urban planning, or a closely related field. Equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience in public art project management is preferred. A substantial knowledge of public art including national public art best practices, design, and contemporary art issues must be demonstrated.
Additional Salary Information: Arts Council Benefits- Medical, dental, and vision insurance- Employer-matched 401K Plan (up to 2% of salary)- Paid vacation and sick leave- Paid holidays- Free parking- Employee training opportunities- Reimbursed mileage (for public art site visits and meetings)
The Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County was founded in 1963 as a private nonprofit. The Arts Council is dedicated to create an environment that promotes, nurtures, and supports the arts in our community through diverse channels, each with a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth.
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.