Program Director, Public Art – CLT Airport
VP of Public Art
General statement regarding the overall function, scope and purpose of the work to be performed.
Beginning in 1990, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) began developing a public art program. The airport now has over 20 artworks or exhibits that it considers part of this program. These works have come from a variety of sources – direct purchases, gifts and Public Art Ordinance commissions. The art program will continue to grow in the coming years with significant expansion projects planned for the airport and the allocations for art that will result from these projects per the Public Art Ordinance. Recently completed is Refik Anadol’s Interconnected for Concourse A. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article214769365.html
The potential to enhance the airport and customer experience through this program expansion is significant, and the Program Director, Public Art – CLT Airport will facilitate timely and enhanced communication and coordination between ASC and CLT Airport Leadership Team and Design and Construction Teams.
The Program Director will be a key member of the ASC Public Art team, charged with coordinating and managing public art planning, project implementation, community partnerships, and collection preservation and maintenance at CLT Airport. Responsibilities include processing invoices and monitoring CLT Airport Art program budget, work with artists during the design development and presentation, community outreach and education; serve as liaison between the artist and project team through design development, fabrication, installation and maintenance of the CLT Art Collection.
Reporting to the VP of Public Art, the Program Director provides administrative, curatorial, and project management support, works with airport staff, artists, contractors, vendors, tenants and other community partners to coordinate design, construction, and installation of public art installations, cultural exhibitions, performing arts experiences, and community outreach and engagement.
List the duties and functions essential to the successful performance of the job.
Maintains business relationships with City and County with emphasis on CLT Airport, to administer the current public art ordinances and assists with development of program policies and procedures in accordance with the adopted Public Art Master Plan.
Assists with development of program policies and procedures and in developing the Annual Work Plan from Capital Investment Program funds (CIP)
Develops and tracks budgets for assigned projects in cooperation with ASC finance department and VP of Public Art including invoicing, artist contract payments and project administrative income
Manages artist solicitation and the community panels for artist selection and manages public art project implementation including liaison among artists, commissioning agencies, project managers, project architects and others throughout the process of design, fabrication and installation of artworks.
Negotiates terms and conditions of public art contracts, ensures completion of project deliverables and adheres to timelines.
Represents ASC and artists in project partnership meetings.
Assists with planning CLT Art dedications, documentation, promotion and secures archival and maintenance information with project artists.
Analyzes and resolves complex issues that have the potential to impact performance or project deadlines.
Contributes to written policies and procedures for the Public Art department.
Disseminates interpretive materials to the community, artists and general public to ensure an understanding and appreciation of the CLT Art Program.
Supports VP, Public Art, and airport staff in reporting on program milestones to the Public Art Commission, elected officials and other key stakeholders.
List the requirements or minimum qualifications needed to perform the essential duties of the job. Should include minimum educational and experience qualifications, required skills, specialized knowledge, computer proficiencies, and required certifications.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art, Arts Administration, Architecture, Urban Design or related design fields. Master’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of contemporary visual arts and experience working with visual artists. Work requires 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in project management, with experience in an arts organization or public art program preferred. Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Excellent computer skills both oral and written. Proficient in all Microsoft Office 2016 applications. Ability to maintain organized electronic and paper files and records for departmental use. Ability to organize and facilitate meetings, prepare presentations, written reports and create project management timelines and benchmarks. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with CLT Airport management and staff, community leaders, artists, consultants, the media, the public, and others. Ability to pass a Federal background check to qualify for an Airport security badge. Ability to read architectural drawings and construction documents is desired
Describe the work environment and physical requirements of the position.
Position will have work space at the CLT Airport (2.5 days a week) and in the ASC office. Work with specific Public Art projects requires visits to construction sites and interaction with contractors, artists, airport and government officials. Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment with frequent meetings, consultations and interaction with external and internal stakeholders. Attendance and participation at events and activities throughout the cultural community will be expected from time-to-time outside of normal office hours and on weekend.
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Carla Hanzal at Carla.Hanzal@artsandscience.org by September 17, 2018. Subject Line: Program Director-CLT (No phone calls, please).