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Maryland State Arts Council seeks a Public Art Manager



SALARY RANGE: $44,017 - $70,265





The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Manager within its Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the State's Public Art Program and the operations of the Maryland Commission on Public Art. MSAC and the Maryland Commission on Public Art are responsible for managing the administrative aspects related to the selection and placement of artwork in state facilities. Incumbent works with the Department of Budget Management (DBM) and other state government representatives to develop calls for artists/qualifications that lead to the selection of public art to be included in capital projects. Duties include the development of policy and procedures related to the acquisition and placement of public art work; managing projects from the initial point of contact to the final installation of the project; creating and implementing processes for commissions of public art; administering Memorandum of Understanding and/or contracts; serving as the liaison between the Arts Council, Commission, artists, clients, architects, contractors and other regulatory officials; conducting outreach; providing technical assistance; and developing and maintaining a collection management system.

Candidates must possess strong written, oral communications, and interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials. The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks is required. Candidates must be knowledgeable of the contemporary trends, practices and strategic approaches related to public art. Experience organizing and managing site-specific projects and working closely with artists, fabricators and/or contractors is essential. Experience with Microsoft Word, Google Mail, Excel and Access and/or other relevant software is required.

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree (B.A.) in visual arts, art history, architecture, urban design or other related field from a four year college or university and a minimum of four years experience in administrative staff or professional work, two of which must have been with a public art program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at Go to the bottom of the page and under ABOUT, click ABOUT DBED then click on Work at DBED. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:

DBED Office of Human Resources

ATTN: Program Manager, Public Art

World Trade Center- 401 East Pratt Street- 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

No Later Than: May 8th, 2015

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