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Our mission since 2015 has been to serve artists and the city of Boston by curating impactful public art projects that create wonder and spark change. We want to see a future in which Boston is alive with contemporary works and infused with the belief that public art is essential to the city’s cultural fabric and identity. We are on a mission to build a public art city.
To achieve our mission to build a public art city, we must increase our project production and we are currently seeking an ambitious, organized, and diplomatic Project Manager who enjoys working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to take on this exciting challenge with us.
TIME STATUS & SCHEDULE:
The Project Manager is an outward-facing position focused on executing Now + There’s (N+T) high-impact projects and the Public Art Accelerator program which all combined will establish N+T’s vision to make Boston a public art city. The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director (ED), works closely with the Assistant Curator (AC) and an outside Project Director (PD) and has no direct reports. The Project Manager works in the office during periods of coordination and is often outdoors during the spring, summer and fall installation season.
Develop meaningful cultural change within Boston's public art ecosystem by creatively and effectively bringing artists’ projects to the public on time and on budget in support of a virtuous cycle of art production.
The Project Manager is organized, diplomatic, poised, and nimble allowing them to operate with aplomb in a rapidly shifting environment with multiple stakeholders and audiences. They can work independently as well as collaboratively to help realize projects that strengthen the organization’s commitment to valuing an artist’s vision. They are proactive and can help stabilize N+T’s start-up growth by managing production cycles and developing new systems for radical collaboration.
The Project Manager balances their past experience with an active desire to create new methods of art production and experience-making. In their interactions with N+T staff and artists, they offer balanced, creative, and thoughtful feedback. With the public and vendors, they are equally thoughtful and represent N+T’s values including supporting voices and practices systemically marginalized from the traditional art world.
The Project Manager loves working outside, enjoys getting to know Boston’s diverse neighborhoods, and relishes new challenges. They work well in rapidly evolving environments and erratic schedules and they are not afraid to make decisions. As a resilient people-person, they keep a sense of humor at all times, relate well to others, and believe everything is possible. Despite their confidence and inventiveness, they are not afraid to ask for help.
Assist Project Director in conceptual design planning for all high-impact projects under consideration
Calendar key milestones for projects (e.g., community coordination, permitting, fundraising, fabrication, installation and de-installation)
Develop budgets with accurate cost estimating
Advise on materials choices, fabrication, and site
Provide expert opinion on the feasibility of considered projects
Manage up to 4 high-impact projects annually in coordination with Project Director
Create and manage project calendars with milestones and deliverables
Coordinate, track, and execute all deliverables including those of outside entities (e.g., artists, studio managers, fabricators, city and state permitting agencies, partner institutions, and outside collaborators)
Coordinate and schedule all meetings with partners, CA, PD and ED
Update and track budgets; assist in forecasting
Draft and negotiate contracts; provide on-going review for compliance
Approve and track project payments
Oversee field work during all installations and deinstallations
Coordinate site prep
Document existing conditions for later use in de-installation and remediation
Manage and maintain daily schedules with multiple vendors
Maintain safe work environments with an eye towards public safety
Oversee multiple vendors and demand excellence from all contractors, being assertive if they are not meeting project standards
Document all work and provide daily reports to PD
Act as N+T ambassador at all times
Assist the six N+T Public Art Accelerator artists in project conception and feasibility
Offer feasibility feedback on proposals
Share vendor and contractor referrals as needed
Share installation best-practices as needed
Offer up to two hours of one-on-one feedback on proposals and installation plans
Routinely check on installations for wear and tear
3-5 years of project management experience
Skills and proven results in executing outdoor projects with multiple-vendors
Excellent communication skills matched by superb interpersonal skills
Decisive and confident yet flexible and thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment
Diplomatic with a keen sense of humor
A passion for public art
Fluent in all Google platforms with a basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs
Able to be outside for extended periods of time and perform some lifting and carrying as needed to move materials
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Compensation is commensurate with experience and will be discussed with applicants who are invited to interview.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24, 2019.
Social Media & Digital Engagement Intern
Paid Internship for Spring 2018
Our growing team is looking to bring on a part-time Social Media & Digital Engagement Intern for the fall semester. The ideal candidate will have strong copy writing skills, a creative eye, and a keen interest in everything social media. You will work with a dedicated Digital Strategy Manager and the organization's administrative team to help produce an active social media presence, monthly e-newsletters, a robust blogging schedule, and support digital engagement campaigns that promote our current projects.
Create meaningful support for Boston’s public art ecosystem by helping maintain digital communications channels and aiding in the creation of engaging content for the web and social media.
The person brought into this position will need to be reliable, self-motivated, quick-thinking, and ready to learn. Requirements: Must be fluent in English, be proficient with Google Apps and Microsoft Office, and have good working knowledge of at least 4 of the following: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Pages, Mailchimp, SquareSpace, Canva, and Hootsuite.
The time commitment will be approximately 5 to 7 hours per week. Ideal dates of internship service are mid-February to mid-June. This position offers flexible working hours and locations but does require use of your own personal computer and/or mobile phone.
The internship carries a stipend of $300 per month. College credit is available.
This internship provides professional development in social media strategy, copy writing, content development, and communications best practices.
how to apply
Please complete this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/R4gpumD0t2WWrcxG3
ABOUT NOW + THERE
Now and There is led by curator, artist, and cultural changemaker Kate Gilbert. With support from a Board of Directors and Advisory Committee comprised of independent artists, curators, and other professionals from the art world, this team brings together curatorial vision, funding capacity, and executional drive to produce engaging public art in neighborhoods across greater Boston. Now + There's goal is to build a public art city. Find more at nowandthere.org.
Now + There is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Now + There is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on the needs of the organization, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Massachusetts. Now + There will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.