Public Art Projects Manager
(Term Certain Position One Year, Full-Time)
Calgary Arts Development Authority is our city’s designated arts development authority. We provide grant investments to hundreds of arts organizations, individual artists, and groups. We value relationships, generosity, reciprocity, plain language, and curiosity.
We believe the arts have the power to build our city. Through the arts development strategy, Living a Creative Life, our vision is a creative, connected, prosperous Calgary where every resident has the opportunity to live a creative life. We foster a sustainable and resilient arts sector, and support arts-led city building.
We have been newly appointed by city council as the future operator for Calgary’s public art program.
We are recruiting for a full-time public art projects manager to join our team. This is a new role and will report to the public art director.
The individual in this role will work closely with the public art director to ensure projects are properly budgeted and staffed. This is done with attention to reputation management and risk management for the program and the organization.
It is expected that this role will manage a variety of contractors related to specific capital projects that will encompass all stages of a public art project from calls to artists, community engagement, request for qualifications, design, fabrication, installation, and any other elements that may require contractor support.
It is expected that the individual in this position will work closely with a variety of City of Calgary departments in the commissioning, engineering, construction/installation, and maintenance of capital projects.
The successful candidate is committed to embedding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in all relationships and processes related to public art. This includes Truth and Reconciliation and right relations with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities within Treaty 7 territory, in part realized through the activation of the White Goose Flying Report, a local adaptation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report with calls to action that can be influenced locally.
PLEASE VISIT our website for the full job description and how to apply.
For best consideration apply by July 19, 2021. We are hoping to fill this position by September 1, 2021 but our commitment to finding the right fit may require more time.