This is responsible professional work administering the City of Tampa Art in Public Places ordinance.
Nature Of Work
An employee in this class is responsible for performing tasks of more than average difficulty while administering the provisions of the ordinance and facilitating all aspects of the City’s Art in Public Places program. Under direction, responsibilities include planning, organizing, scheduling and managing art exhibits throughout the city; managing the maintenance, conservation and relocation of works in the public art collection; functioning as art consultant/advisor to individuals, groups and other public art agencies to ensure professional standards in acquiring public art; seeking additional funding through the private sector and grants; seeking appropriate works of art, either through loan or through acquisition, to augment the city’s collection; coordinating public relations activities such as GATV programs; coordinating meeting/activities for the Public Arts Committee, conducting public art tours, and presenting lectures and workshops. Creativity and demonstrated artistic acumen are essential as the employee is required to be knowledgeable of a wide range of artistic media and expressions and to be able to coordinate the display of diverse art in an aesthetically pleasing and effective manner. Considerable initiative and independent judgement are necessary in selecting the art to be exhibited. Employee must exercise tact and diplomacy in serving as the liaison with individuals and the public and involve organizations in the implementation of the public arts program as part of public and private construction and renovation projects. Work is reviewed through reports submitted and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
Manages the City’s Public Art Fund budget and develops additional funding sources to increased the public arts budget.
Promotes public and private understanding and support of the Public Arts program.
Develops procedures for reviewing and selecting sites for public art installations.
Develops procedures for selecting and registering public artists.
Oversees the engineering, installation and maintenance of public art.
Directs and oversees the implementation of the Art in Public Places ordinance, assisting both public and private organizations in the implementation of the program requirements.
Hosts monthly public art television program on GATV. Organizes and conducts public art tours, lectures and workshops.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: the various forms of artistic expression and media.
Working knowledge of: the methods, principles and practices utilized in graphics, commercial art, photography, and design; the public art field.
Ability to: establish and adhere to budgets for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of art; communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private sectors; coordinate activities involving multiple participants from the public and private sectors; plan, organize and execute art displays.
Suggested Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in art, fine arts, graphics, photography or a related field with one (1) year experience in art museum/gallery operations, commercial art, graphics, photography or a related field.
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.
During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.