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Von Braun Center • 700 Monroe Street, Suite 2 • Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 519-2787 (ARTS) •


Public Art Program Manager

Public Art Program Manager:  Arts Huntsville, the local arts agency serving the City of Huntsville, AL, seeks a Public Art Program Manager to support the community’s growing public art initiatives and full implementation of the Huntsville Public Art Master Plan. The Public Art Program Manager is responsible for strategic development and day-to-day management of the agency’s public art projects and collection.


Key Job Duties

·       Planning & CoordinationCoordinate meetings and activities of the Huntsville Public Art Committee; partner and coordinate with departments within the City of Huntsville, collaborate with the Public Art Committee, City of Huntsville, and Arts Huntsville Executive Director to establish the annual public art work plan to advance the goals of the Huntsville Public Art Master Plan.

·       Project Development:  Develop and manage all aspects of the commissioning of public art installations, including current, pending, and future projects. Facilitate and manage partnerships with the City of Huntsville, outside agencies, community groups and organizations, and private development partners. Develop project goals and criteria, prepare and distribute RFQs and RFPs, coordinate the artist selection and contracting process, and facilitate interaction between the artists and commissioning agency, project design team, and community.

·       Budgeting & Fiscal Management:  Develop annual budget and project budgets in collaboration with Arts Huntsville Executive Director. Manage artist, vendor, and consultant contracts and monitor contract compliance.

·       Collection Management:  Establish and manage systems to track and maintain the City of Huntsville’s public art collection and all related public art records. Establish, coordinate and manage annual conservation and maintenance program.

·       Community Outreach and Engagement:  Develop and manage local artist professional development initiatives, partner with Arts Huntsville Equity and Engagement Manager to inclusively engage Huntsville’s diverse community in initiatives, activities, and events highlighting developing and established public art installations, and advocate for expanded public art investment.

·       Communication, Publicity & Administration: Collaborate with Arts Huntsville team members to develop public relations, social media, and educational content related to Huntsville public art programs, projects, and initiatives. Supervise assigned staff, interns, and volunteers as available.

·       Other Duties:  Key job duties listed herein are not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities or responsibilities required for this position. Responsibilities and activities may change at any time and include other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

· Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in art, architecture, arts administration, public administration, urban planning, or other closely related fields.

· Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in public art, architecture or construction management, urban planning, community-based arts programming, event management, or arts education. 

· Ability to foster and maintain relations with artists, staff, board and committee members, city officials, partners, community members, and developers.

· Ability to manage multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

· Excellent communication ability, both written and verbal.

· Ability to analyze budgetary information and statistical and technical data.

· Experience in MS Office Suite and Google platforms and experience/interest in new technologies, programs, and software.

· Knowledge of artistic disciplines/media, visual art, and public art trends preferred.

· Experience managing public art projects, public art policy, and/or design and construction-related project management preferred.

· Previous database or collections management experience preferred.

· Experience with IT troubleshooting helpful.

· Flexibility, teamwork, and positive, “can‐do” attitude essential; high degree of initiative required.


Employment Status: Full-Time Exempt Position


Compensation and Benefits: Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience, including health insurance, 403-B plan, and generous paid holidays/paid time off.


Working Conditions:

Physical Demands – Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require the ability to lift up to 40 pounds; may require lifting and carrying objects, regular standing, and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; eye/hand coordination for operation of computer and stage/light/sound equipment; may require eye/hand/foot coordination for operation of a motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech and hearing to maintain communication with colleagues and constituents.

Work Environment – Works in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Equipment Used – Standard and specialty business and professional equipment and tools, including computers, hand tools, and stage, light, sound, and video equipment.


Application Process:


Position open until filled. Anticipated start date January/February 2022.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references electronically to All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement. No phone inquiries accepted.


Arts Huntsville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.


About Arts Huntsville:

Arts Huntsville stimulates and supports community creativity and engagement by advancing the arts, entertainment, and culture to enrich the quality of life, education, and economic development in the greater Huntsville metropolitan region. Arts Huntsville’s Board and staff fulfill its mission through four core programs: Arts Promotion and Support, Arts Education, Community Events, and Public Art.