Help bring more public art to the state with the SCAC

Public Art Coordinator position opens

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • COMPENSATION INFORMATION: $47,000-$51,000 / FT / State benefits

If you are an innovative thinker who can thrive at the connection point of art, artists, and communities big or small, the SCAC would like to talk.

This week, the public art coordinator position opened for applications. The person in this role plays a vital role in working with constituents—grantees, artists, and organizations—on public art and cultural district initiatives throughout South Carolina.

Here are a few things expected from the person in this position:

  • Works with communities, artists, and arts providers to develop, implement, communicate, and evaluate efforts to build engagement and participation in public art
  • Pioneers the development and implementation of public art projects and initiatives in SC
  • Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to identify opportunities for public art.
  • Integrates public artists section into SCAC’s Arts Directory.
  • Develops public art resource kit.
  • Launches public art community engagement opportunities through education and presentations.
  • Builds and maintain relationships with arts administrators, artists, organizations, community representatives, school districts, colleges/universities, and governmental agencies, through meetings, public forums, panels, and other creative activities.
  • Coordinates grants and programs in assigned areas.
  • Manages public art program budget and negotiates contracts with consultants and other service providers.
  • Generates MOUs, negotiates agreements, and creates contracts for programs/projects in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with consultants contracted to provide training and services related to public art to constituents; contracts and works with evaluator(s) to design and implement evaluation of public art activities.
  • Manages assigned programs: S.C. Cultural Districts; State Art Collection.
  • Works with the State Art Collection coordinator.
  • Represents SC Arts Commission at local, statewide, and national cultural activities, meetings, and conferences.

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