RACC Opportunity: Public Art Project Manager

March 10, 2022 10:28 AM | Cynthia Knapp

The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.  

The Opportunity: Project Manager

Position Summary:
The primary role of the Public Art Projects Manager is to manage public art projects from initial point of contact with client to final installation. Functions of the position include managing the selection process and project budget; writing and monitoring contracts, developing and maintaining relationships with the current and prospective clients, artists and community members. Leadership of infrastructure and outdoor installations is an important component of this position. Programming for artist support and growth is another key area of work.  Strong, proactive communication with program partners internally and externally is essential for this position, as is a commitment to Diversity, Equity and inclusion in all aspects of programming

Essential Functions:

  • Manages temporary and “permanent” public art projects for public and private entities with an emphasis on infrastructure and outdoor projects as assigned including: presentations & client interface with the Public Art Committee (PAC) managing the selection process including developing and orienting selection panels, developing and managing project budgets, establishing project goals and priorities with panel; writing RFQs and RFPs; writing, managing and administering contracts with individual artists; coordinating with Collections Manager on prefabrication conservation and maintenance reviews and, serving as liaison between artists, clients, contractors and any regulatory officials needed in project permitting or review.
  • Working in collaboration with Public Art Registrar and Public Art Managers, maintains the public art records and files using archived hard copies and electronic files.
  • Participates with the public art team and acts as project lead as assigned, in the development and review of the Public Art program policies and procedures as well as launching of pilot projects.
  • Participates in the creation, facilitation, and delivery of presentations about the Public Art program for local and national groups.
  • Communicates effectively with constituents, including interested individuals with general questions about public art and artists new to a process and needing guidance.
  • This position may or may not have supervisory duties with other team related to administration of projects.
  • Actively attains knowledge of the various arts activities in the tri-county region.
  • Commits to RACC’s Equity Initiative and furthers the organization’s goals to expand outreach and engagement.
  • Undertakes special projects/assignments as assigned for both the program and the organization.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with project management in public art, arts administration or adjacent field
  • Robust knowledge of contemporary visual arts practices locally, regionally and nationally. Preferable to hold  B.A., B.F.A., in studio art, arts management, art history or museum studies.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently and effectively both orally and in writing to respond to a wide range of questions and concerns especially with artists, administrators, and community members
  • Strong organizational skills and follow through tempered with flexibility
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Computer skills in word-processing, form building, FileMaker, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Skill in conveying procedures and requirements to persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures, filing and record maintenance.
  • Customer service skills                             

Status:                         Full Time | Hourly

Schedule:                    Regular Hours of Operation 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

Supervisory:               Director of Public Art

Compensation:         $64,000 - $69,000 Depending on experience

RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

Application Instructions:
To be considered for this opportunity a cover letter, resume, questions completed and references must be included.  This posting closes March 21. 2022 at midnight.

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