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 Employment Opportunity

Senior Public Art Project Manager


ABOUT THIS POSITION

THIS IS A CRITICAL POSITION. During the current health crisis, any job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job.  You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is looking for a dynamic individual to join the Public Art Program team to coordinate and direct activities and personnel involved in the implementation and completion of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) arts projects, programs and contracts, including but not limited to, design, scheduling, construction, legal procedures, budget, maintenance, and construction compliance. Serves as program manager, staff supervisor, interdepartmental and Arts and Culture Commission liaison in the absence of the special projects administrator (public art program director).

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.​


IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Ability to work cooperatively with artists, commission members, city staff, the media, and the general public.

  • Ability to develop consensus around complex issues and situations.

  • Knowledge of contemporary public art/percent-for-art programs and trends in the field.​


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the program director to coordinate the development of the annual public art plan in tandem with other city departments.

  • Manages complex, and politically sensitive multi-year public art projects through the City of Phoenix percent-for-art program in cooperation with multiple CIP Program departments and outside agencies, contractors, and design professionals.

  • Serve as a primary liaison between artists, architects, engineers, city departments, media, and community groups, including the Friends of Phoenix Public Art.

  • Coordinates city manager and city council reporting and briefings, as needed.

  • Coordinates the supervision of interns, contractors, and the training of public art project managers (036), as needed.

  • Develops program and project budgets, schedules, work plans, labor utilization, and cost estimates/projections.

  • Drafts and administers project design, construction/fabrication and installation contracts.

  • Develops and coordinates community input and participation in the Public Art Program and specific projects.

  • Develops and presents public art and educational outreach workshops.

  • Manages the artist/consultant selection process for projects.

  • Researches and determines use of appropriate materials for municipal public art projects and infrastructure.​

SALARY

$63,107 - $96,117 annually.  Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.  For more details, visit:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture, design, museum studies, urban planning, engineering, construction management, or a related field.

  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in administering public art projects, including at least two years at a supervisory level.

  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

  • Ability occasionally to work evenings and weekends, as required.  

  • The City job description can be found here  

  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.

  • For information regarding pre-screening and driving positions, click here.​

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Public art project procurement, design and construction management experience.

  • Experience with public art construction methods, materials and integration into capital projects.

  • Experience with public art contract negotiation and administration.

  • Four years of experience in developing municipal public art and design projects, including experience in planning and  budgeting.​

RECRUITMENT DATES

Recruitment closes August 2, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.​

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.​

To Apply: 
1. Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs
2. Select “Current Job Openings”
3.  Search 40779 in the search bar at the top of the page
4. Select “Apply for Job” at the top of the page

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REFERENCE

Senior Arts Specialist, JC: 41220, ID# 40779, 07/19/21, 6 mos, CH, Benefits: Prof/Supv​​​​

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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.​

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Employment Opportunity
Public Art Collections Manager (Project Manager)

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ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is seeking a Public Art Collections Manager (project manager). The project manager manages the maintenance and conservation of the city’s Municipal Art Collection, which includes approximately 200 works of major outdoor public art projects and 1,000 works of indoor portable works. The project manager should have experience in managing the care and conservation of public-art or fine-art collections, museum studies, or a related field. Reporting to the Public Art Program Director and working as a member of a team, the project manager will serve as the technical expert for advising on and implementing best practices in public art collections management, conservation, and preservation.

KEY JOB DUTIES

  • Implementing and, when needed, revising the Collection Management Policy, artwork maintenance plans, priorities and budgets;

  • Conducting field assessments and condition reports and needs of the city’s public art collection;

  • Procuring and managing contractors carrying out the maintenance and restoration of artworks in the City’s collection;

  • Managing and updating maps, databases and records documenting works in the collection, according to best collection management standards and practices; and

  • Developing public educational and outreach initiatives, including artist professional development workshops, related to the Public Art collection and program.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Deep knowledge of 20th and 21st Century public art and studio art;
  • Strong ability to organize and manage multiple projects within stated timelines;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team with many departments and community groups;
  • Fluency with such software in common use including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

SALARY

$58,136 - $88,379 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • ​Bachelor's degree in fine arts, museum studies, fine art conservation or a related field from an accredited college or university, however, a master’s degree is preferred;
  • Four years of professional experience managing the care of a public art or fine art collection of diverse outdoor and indoor art works, including tracking, assessing, maintaining and conserving artworks;
  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record; and
  • Ability occasionally to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • The City general project manager job description can be found here.
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Two years of experience developing and implementing priorities and budgets for maintaining public and/or fine art collections;
  • Two years of experience with hiring and coordinating contractors carrying out art conservation and maintenance;
  • Experience with managing and/or coordinating people and/or projects.
  • Experience with collection database management;
  • Experience with and knowledge of best practices for proper collection care and preventative conservation;
  • Experience with art exhibition curation and installation;
  • Experience writing and administering grants; and
  • Experience with collection digitization.

RECRUITMENT DATES

First review of applications will occur the week of March 2, 2020. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on March 16, 2020, whichever is sooner.​

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.

To Apply: 

  1. Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs ​  
  2. Select “Current Job Openings”
  3. Search 35572 in the search bar at the top of the page
  4. Select “Apply for Job” at the top of the page

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REFERENCE

Project Manager, JC: 08640, ID# 35572, 02/19/2020, 6 mos, PO, Benefits: Prof/Supv City of Phoenix employees commit to Work Smart, Spend Wisely, Be Kind. City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.