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.
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.
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.
$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:
Unit 7 Supervisory/Professional Benefits
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.
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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 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.
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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Senior Arts Specialist, JC: 41220, ID# 40779, 07/19/21, 6 mos, CH, Benefits: Prof/Supv
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