The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (Arts Foundation) seeks a full time Public Art Coordinator to effectively implement various aspects of the Arts Foundation’s Public Art Program in accordance with the Percent for Art Ordinances for the City of Tucson and Pima County. More information on Arts Foundation Public Art Program can be accessed online:

The Coordinator will work closely with the Public Art Manager to administer all public art program functions and activities, including new and active percent for art projects, relocations, deaccessions, donations and private sector projects. The Assistant Manager will:
1. Manage approximately 3 public art projects. Coordinate and facilitate selection and approval processes. (40%)
2. Manage special projects, such as the Summer Youth Public Art Program. (30%)
3. Support the Public Art Manager in daily working of Public Art Program with PACD and Board updates, attending project meetings as needed, and answering emails and requests for information. (30%)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Under direction of supervisor).
1. Provides project management of public art projects as mandated by the City of Tucson and Pima County Administrative Directives.
2. Builds support and consensus as applicable with project teams in all phases of assigned project management: artist selection, design, risk management review, maintenance review, fabrication/ construction, installation, and completion.
3. Coordinates and facilitates artist selection processes and related committees.
4. Supports Public Art Project Manager and artists for delivering projects within established timelines and under the guidelines of the established contracts.
5. Facilitates collaborations and working relationships with multiple stakeholders, including artists, architects, designers, technical professionals, City and County staff members, construction teams, developers, members of the community and others.
6. Collaborates on strategic planning for annual public art plan and long-range vision of the public art program.
7. Performs other duties as required.

The Public Art Coordinator plays a critical role interacting with applicants, Arts Foundation staff, board, and representatives from the City of Tucson and Pima County. We are looking for an experienced individual who is a creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills, a mature interpersonal style with the ability to interact well with a diverse range of people. A successful candidate will possess understanding and commitment to the Arts Foundation’s mission and vision which centers the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
1. Education: BA in related field (experience additional to what is listed below may be utilized in lieu of education with Executive Director approval)
2. Experience: Equivalent to 1-2 years of experience in -or closely related to- administering or managing of public art, arts granting, arts project management, and/or curatorial programs and/or in the organization and management of arts programs in a public setting.
3. Attributes:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel. Willingness to learn other online management platforms such as Sharepoint, Salesforce, Box, Submittable, Trello, Airtable, and Zoom.
• Demonstrated ability to manage details of various projects, build rapport and work diplomatically with the public, as well as represent the Arts Foundation in a professional manner.
• A commitment to listening, creating space for diverse perspectives, and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes.
• Ability to communicate at all levels effectively and tactfully, create trusted partnerships and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of various artistic disciplines with an emphasis on visual art and public art trends preferred.
• Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities and multiple artistic expressions in step with AFTSA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
• Experience or interest in government policy preferred.
• Database or collections management experience preferred

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Non-smoking environment. The work requires being comfortable working in a politically sensitive environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines which will require work outside of regular business hours.

Must possess valid driver’s license and driving record which is acceptable to the organization’s insurance carrier.


Organization/Company: Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
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