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Arts and Culture Manager, Allegheny County Airport Authority (439 views)

Allegheny County Airport Authority is seeking an Arts and Culture Manger under the general supervision of the Vice President, Planning, is responsible for managing the Arts in the Airport program, including arts planning, project implementation, community partnerships, and collection management at PIT and Allegheny County Airports.

  • Develops and implements initiatives outlined in the biannual Art in the Airport plan;
  • Manages all permanent and temporary art commissions, temporary art installations and exhibitions;
  • Develops and manage the art program budgets for all projects, including invoicing and artist contract payments;
  • Monitors terms and conditions of public art contracts, leading to the completion of project deliverables and adherence to timelines;
  • Serves as the direct point of contact for artists, commissioning agencies, project managers, project architects and others throughout the process of design; fabrication, installation and maintenance of artworks;
  • Contributes to written policies and procedures for the public art, including the Art Policy, Gift Policy, Deaccession Policy, and others;
  • Seeks opportunities for funding the art program, writes and manages grants;
  • Participates in local, regional, and national meetings to represent the ACAA art program;
  • Represents ACAA and artist in project partnership meetings;
  • Schedules and coordinates artists’ proposal reviews for Airport Art Committee meetings, provides pre-meeting information as well as follow-up reporting at the direction of Planning Director;
  • Coordinates with other ACAA departments as needed to facilitate the art program;
  • Manages unsolicited proposals from inquiry through review by Airport review panels;
  • Manages the Creating a Sense of Place program, which includes coordinating with our partners, developing project plans and overseeing installation;
  • Assists with navigating complex situations that have the potential to impact performance or project deadlines;
  • Manages the PIT Performing Arts Program, including identifying artists to participate in the program, scheduling performances, and assisting artists during their performances;
  • Writes, edits, and produces informational and educational tools for the art program.
  • Disseminates interpretive materials to the community, artists and general public to ensure an understanding and appreciation of the art program;
  • Plans and produces special events related to the art program for ACAA staff and the public;


  •  Knowledge of public art policies and experience working with visual and performing artists;
  • Knowledge of the field of public art and skill to apply knowledge to assist with developing programs;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to maintain organized electronic and paper files and records for departmental use;
  • Ability to organize and facilitate meetings, prepare presentations, written reports and create project management timelines and benchmarks;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and database applications;
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent;


  • Communication – Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; communicates effectively using two way communication through strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Strategic Thinking – Thinks “big picture”; Forward thinking and adept at seeing future outcomes and results; Commits to a course of action to accomplish individual, team and organizational goals
  • Team Builder – Recognizes the value of team work and being an effective contributor to the team that drives desired results
  • Customer Centricity – Aware of customer needs and the prioritization of our customers both internal and external; Makes decisions with customer in mind; Builds strong customer relationships


  • The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art, Arts Administration, Art History, Architecture, Urban Design or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in project management, with experience in an arts organization or public art program preferred.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED/ RECEIVED The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and depth perception. Must be able to understand and speak clearly in English.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and outdoor weather conditions for airfield work. The employee is regularly exposed to a moderate noise level in the office work environment and is occasionally exposed to very loud noise level when giving tours and media escorting on the airfield. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours or be recalled to duty up to 24 hours per day, seven days a week during emergency situations or other extensive periods.


  • None/Receive general guidance from Vice President, Planning.

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