Public Art Project Manager

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POSITION TITLE: Public Art Project Manager (PM)

REPORTS TO : Executive Director of Creative Pinellas (Director)




  • The Public Art Project Manager (PM) will make a 2.5 year commitment to work with the Executive Director to research, develop, plan and track the budget for the multi-year public art project. The PM also maintains the schedule for all aspects of the project and keeps the project on track.
  • The PM will work with other members of the Creative Pinellas team lead by the Executive Director to accomplish the goals of the project outlined by the Director.
  • As this is a multi-year project the PM will be responsible for providing quarterly reports to the Director with the details including the current budget status and projections for the upcoming quarter.
  • The PM will be responsible for suggesting improvements and changes that can support and augment the Public Art Program implementation.


  • Researching, planning, scheduling and implementing all phases of the public art project. • Writes materials for all aspects of the project. • Writes reports about the project for press releases. • Prepares, presents and schedules meetings and discussions about the project. Makes presentations in the community/county about the project when requested. • With the direction of the Executive Director the PM establishes and maintains contact with all the stakeholders in the project. • Recommends/ designs / maintains methods of communication about the project including but not limited to: blogs, newsletters, pod-casts. • Researches, develops, plans, budgets and implements a schedule of public programs that engages the various community constituencies in the Public Art Project. • Maintains the multi-year project calendar. • Assists the Executive Director with all tasks related to the Public Art Project. Makes recommendations about the project when requested to do so. • Oversees the process including the Call to Artists and all aspects of all phases of the Public Art Project.
  • When the project commences, maintains the database of the entire project including the artist applicants and their materials (including presentations and photo-documentation), proposals and budget. • Tracks and organizes the Public Art Project assets. • Works with the County budget office making sure county procedures, rules and regulations are followed. • In later years when the project is in the implementation phase, the PM will be responsible for all aspects, logistics and preparation, installation, de-installation, packing, shipping, transportation and coordination of necessary personnel to complete the proper presentation of the Public Art Project in a variety of venues. Will be responsible for the monitoring of the budget and expenses for the tour of the Public Art Project. • At the conclusion of the Public Art Project the PM will work to compile all the documentation data and work with the filmmaker and editor to produce a documentary record of the Public Art Project • Performs other duties as required.


  • Ability to complete job duties and assignments in an efficient and timely manner • Experience managing public art or similar projects • Must possess a high level of interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to work appropriately with a wide variety of personality types. • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team • Ability to manage, administer and reconcile a budget • Excellent organizational skills. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, data entry, internet research and social media applications. • Ability to work a flexible schedule and additional hours as business necessitates.


Minimum: • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience related to the job responsibilities outlined • Experience working collaboratively • Experience working with the public in sales, community service

Preferred : • Liberal Arts Degree with courses in art, arts management, project management • Writing experience • Experience managing budgets • Experience working in an art environment • Experience working in a non-profit • Experience working for or with county, municipal or state government

  • Experience working with film and audio documentation • Experience in marketing and public relations

Additional Qualifications Desired: • Vast reserves of energy • A good sense of humor • A solutions approach to challenges


To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three recommendations to


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