ASC – Project Manager, Public Art

Categories: Job Opportunities

Position: Project Manager, Public Art

Reports To: Vice President, Public Art

Department: Public Art, Programs & Services, Arts & Science Council

Classification: Exempt


Job Summary: 

The Project Manager for Public Art manages assigned public art projects, under the supervision of the Vice President, Public Art, to meet the goals of the City and County’s 1% for Art Ordinances. This includes coordination of artist selection, project meetings and events, payment processing, and contract administration. The Project Manager works with City/County staff, artists, contractors and vendors to facilitate the construction and installation of public artwork and ensure projects are completed/installed within set budgets and timelines. The position researches issues and provides technical assistance related to public art projects. The Project Manager also participates in the overall programs of ASC and contributes to initiatives within the Public Art Department, as well as other related tasks.



  • Help define scope of work, develop criteria for project applications and artist selection.
  • Write calls for artists, review applications and check references, and communicate with artists during selection process.
  • Coordinate selection panel application review and meetings.
  • Process artist contracts, assist in project documentation and filing.
  • Initiate and cultivate communication among artists, commissioning agencies, project managers, project architects and others throughout the project process.
  • Manage and track project expenditures.
  • Confer with artists throughout the design, development, fabrication and installation phases of a project to resolve design, fabrication and installation issues as they arise.
  • Assist with developing, implementing and assessing policies and procedures for the Public Art Program.
  • Prepare information and materials for community, project, and Public Art Commission meetings.
  • Assist in establishing annual priorities for public art allocations and exploring/identifying opportunities for additional funding or grants.
  • Assist with program documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform other duties as apparent or assigned by the Vice President, Public Art.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art, Art History, Art Administration, Architecture, Urban Design, Construction Management or related fields
  • 2-4 years public art or design-related project management experience. Nonprofit or government experience helpful
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally with all levels of staff, community representatives, and artists
  • Knowledge of artistic disciplines/media, visual art and architectural trends, and architectural construction terms
  • Ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing environment and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Willingness to make both independent and cooperative decisions, manage shifting priorities and provide clear direction
  • Experience with community interfacing and organizing
  • Commitment to service excellence and added value
  • Computer skills – must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with collection management software and online application systems helpful



  • Position will have work space in the ASC office
  • Work with specific public art projects requires visits to active construction sites
  • Work requires frequent meetings, consultations and interaction with project stakeholders both on and off site
  • Work environment is fast paced with frequent interruptions from phone calls, emails and colleagues
  • Will require occasional lifting, carrying, set-up and clean-up of materials
  • Attendance and participation at events and activities will be expected from time-to-time outside of normal office hours and on weekend


To Apply: Please email application – cover letter and resume – using subject header Project Manager, Public Art to carla.hanzal@artsandscience by 5 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018. No phone calls please.