SENIOR ART PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TEMPORARY POSITION)

  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full Time Museum and Arts Project Management
  • Salary: Start Rate: $34.87/hr - Top Rate: $52.29/hr USD

Job Description

TEMPORARY POSITION
Basic Function
Provides senior-level professional work and/or technical expertise in planning, programming, and delivery of high visibility art projects and programs to achieve the promise of a world-class regional transit system for all.
Example Of Duties
  • Develops and implements innovative arts programs which transform the customer experience, enhance the use of transit, and strengthen Metro's ties with the communities it serves
  • Designs and implements art outreach programs and related public engagement activities for diverse communities
  • Interacts with other agency departments
  • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs), scopes of work, and professional services contracts and coordinates artist selection processes
  • Manages small, single-site, or region-wide projects or funding programs; manages small consultant contracts or assists with the management of large contracts
  • Communicates effectively regarding art, creative placemaking, and design aesthetics using multi-media presentation materials
  • Develops information materials and online content
  • Provides coordinating support during artwork design and construction phases
  • Reviews complex construction drawings, product specifications, material samples, shop drawings, reports, and recommendations for conformance to quality, schedule, and budget requirements
  • Supervises independent contractors, including artists, fabricators, and other professional services in implementing arts programs and community engagement programs
  • Facilitates and coordinates cultural partnerships and special programs
  • Conducts needs assessments, evaluates artwork condition, and develops annual condition reports
  • Represents Metro before elected officials and business and community groups
  • Performs independent research; prepares and presents reports and recommendations
  • Prepares independent cost estimates and monitors budgets for projects and new initiatives
  • Complies with Metro's efficient and effective bill paying standard to ensure project and cost center invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
    May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred

Experience
  • Three years of relevant experience implementing art programs in the public realm

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Knowledge:
  • Theories, principles, and practices of public art, project management, grants management, and cultural programming
  • Basic and current principles and theories of contemporary art, art history, architecture, planning, landscape, and urban design
  • Design, construction, installation, and maintenance practices
  • Art fabrication techniques, materials, processes, and vendors
  • Copywriting and copy editing
  • Art law, artist moral rights, and copyright issues
  • Contracting, scope of work development, procurement, and budgeting processes
  • Research and report preparation methods
  • Contract management
  • Applicable business software applications

Skills:
  • Implementing innovative art and community engagement programs
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, elected officials, contractors, outside representatives, and the public
  • Analyzing situations and identifying problems
  • Preparing reports and correspondence
  • Making visual and verbal presentations about Metro programs

Abilities:
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Think and act independently
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Work positively with diverse groups of artists and communities, as well as design, fabrication, and construction professionals
  • Represent Metro in public meetings, task forces, and special events
  • Read architectural construction drawings, specifications, and/or visual design materials
  • Compile and analyze data, statistics, and budgets
  • Conduct tours for the general public, school groups, and elected officials
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (LC)
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions

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Job Address

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