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7 Mar 2018

Full-Time Director, Arts@MSP

Airport Foundation MSP  Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description

Job Title: Director, Arts@MSP
Supervisor’s Title: Executive Director, Airport Foundation MSP

Job Description Summary:

The Arts@MSP Director will be a big picture thinker and an articulate communicator with a passion for connecting the aviation community with the arts community. He/she will have the innate ability to assess and respond to community interests, creating arts and cultural opportunities that enliven and enhance the individual and collective experience. The Director will provide leadership to the Arts and Culture Steering Committee, which is responsible for major decisions about the ongoing development of arts and culture programming at MSP International Airport. With guidance from the steering committee, the Director will develop and implement the artistic vision and focus of the MSP Arts and Culture Master Plan.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Serves as staff lead to the Arts and Culture Steering Committee ensuring adherence to the MSP Arts and Culture Master Plan
2. Hires, supervises and evaluates arts department personnel, contractors and vendors
3. Develops, implements, and evaluates all program components as well as providing curatorial oversight to include design, preparation, installation and display
4. With Executive Director, develops and manages annual arts budget
5. Responsible for over sight of contract management and collection maintenance and security
6. Acts as a spokesperson for the program via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and community events
7. Fosters the development of good relations with the airport community and other cultural organizations in order to create and sustain strong partnerships and working relationships
8. Reports to the AFMSP Executive Director and Board of Directors on a regular basis to provide activity updates
9. Establishes written procedures for operations of programs and arts staff
10. Works with AFMSP Volunteer Manager to create arts program volunteer duties
11. Works with AFMSP Marketing Director to promote Arts@MSP and support regional arts efforts
12. Works with other national and international airports to benchmark trends in airport art
13. Serve as a member of architectural design teams to incorporate art into airport construction projects
14. Serves as a member of the Airport Foundation MSP management team
15. All other duties as assigned

Required skills and abilities:
1. Strong leadership skills and ability to present projects logically and affectively in public forums
2. Knowledge and experience to integrate art related principles of design, harmony, color and conceptual space into all program components
3. Possess the patience and respect necessary to work within a larger governance structure
4. Skill in working with diverse groups and individuals and building sustainable partnerships
5. Proven artistic design and written and oral communication skills
6. Ability to be self-directed, make decisions and follow through with defined procedures
7. Must be organized and be able to meet goals and deadlines amidst a fast-paced environment
8. Ability to lift thirty pounds and walk distances of a mile

Required education and experience:
1. This position requires a minimum of a four year college degree in a related field
2. Familiarity with public art project and exhibition coordination including contracts, fabrication, construction and installation
3. A minimum of ten years experience in the arts community, program development, budgeting, staff and volunteer management and partnership development
4. A track record of at least five years of progressively greater responsibilities in multi-faceted program development
5. Art and culture policies including artist selection processes and public processes
6. Experience supervising staff and volunteers with a track record of building strong teams
7. Experience with various computer applications including database management, Excel, Outlook and desktop publishing

Note: All employment is contingent upon successful completion of five to ten year background checks and ability to maintain badge holder privileges.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to: jana.webster@mspmac.org

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, director, music, and performing arts. States: Minnesota.

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