Public Art Manager

City of Boynton Beach, FL
November 11, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification

The purpose of this classification is to perform management-level, professional work and through the direction of the City Manager's Office, organize, coordinate and manage the City's public art program. This position serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) staff, artists, design professionals, development community, neighborhood groups, and larger community; responsible for collections management and maintenance; development/implementation of the annual Art in Public Places Program.

Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Serves as the City liaison to the Arts Commission. Conducts and facilitates related public meetings and conferences with City staff. Attends all related pre-construction meetings and tracks projects through the applicable approval levels to final completion, including quasi-judicial board meetings, zoning and permitting committees and meetings.

Develops, plans, schedules, implements, and manages art-related events.

Recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers to present Art in Public Places Program information.

Maintains positive relations with the media and prepares news releases and other promotional materials.

Prepares designing and construction schedules, contracts and other written materials to coordinate public art projects and the public art program. Designs and produces informational materials and application documents for distribution to individual artist and art community to provide them with information on the selection process and to invite artwork proposals.

Arranges for dedication ceremonies, artwork insurances and transference of title of completed projects, and coordinates related tours, speakers and publicity.

Represents the City's interest while implementing a community-based public art program; plans, develops, implements and administers a fiscally sound program. Develops and monitors project budgets including project and program evaluations and status reports. Makes recommendations for the Art in Public Places Program budget.

Coordinates alternative funding sources such as grant writing and events. Plans, develops and submits grant projects; submits all related financial reports; oversees and maintains accurate operational and budgetary files and records on program related projects; plans, develops, implements and administers budgetary plans and/or fiscal activities.

Reviews and evaluates operations, studies procedures, recommends modification or changes and implements policies and procedures developed by management. Collaboratively resolves procedural, operational, and other work-related problems such as project scheduling, resource acquisition and allocation, and personnel.

Plans, develops, directs, evaluates, and implements a public art plan, initiatives, and all aspects of public art projects to include art project planning, developing, scheduling, installation, tracking, coordinating artwork selection process, administering multiple project budgets, contracts and programs for artist and artwork which includes approval of concept design, proposal selection, installation of completed projects, identifying the scope of services to be provided by the artist and monitoring performance milestones and payments made to artist.

Researches and maintains computerized inventory and information files on the City's Public Art Collection, potential and selected artists, the art/artist selection process and community selection board participants and technical information needed for artwork maintenance.


Performs other related duties as required.

Work hours may include occasional evening meetings. Supervision is received from the Assistant City Manager who reviews work through observation, conferences, and results achieved.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, or closely related field;
  • Three (3) years of previous experience in public arts administration.
  • Possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's license.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Arts Administration or closely related field.
  • Municipal government work experience.

Supplemental Information


The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to City Commission, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, the general public, and media representatives using multiple communication platforms.

Effectively communicates with elected officials, the City Manager, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, the general public, community organizations, neighborhoods, districts, and media representatives as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written public information material to a diverse customer environment.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on confidential and complex matters.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with elected officials, City Manager, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, the general public, and media representatives.


Knowledge of policies, procedures philosophy and objectives of municipal government.

Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary visual art, and the history of public art projects and programs, including current critical theory.

Knowledge of current developments in public art concepts, planning, and criticism.

Knowledge of the methods involved in and the ability to organize and supervise all aspects of public art projects and programs.

Knowledge of alternative funding sources including grant writing and fund raising events.

Knowledge of and the ability to understand the community in relation to public art needs.

Skilled at developing and meeting public art program goals and objectives, and long range plans.

Skilled at using a variety of software programs and equipment to create enticing news releases and other promotional materials,

Ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, and implement innovative and interesting public art projects

Ability to clearly and eloquently communicate the aesthetic vision of communities and artists.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relations with the media and all affiliates of the City's public art program.

Ability to plan, develop, implement and administer budgetary plans and/or fiscal activities to ensure a fiscally sound public arts program.

Ability to effectively balance the interests of the City, artists, neighborhoods, and the general community.

Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.

The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits packageincludes:

• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
• CityPension Plan
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours

• 12Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program *( Depending on budget funding )
•On-site Training Program
• Wellness Program
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security

Student Loan Forgiveness
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Health Insurance
The City pays the entire premium for an eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).

Dental Insurance
Premiums for eligible employeesare paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.

Vision Care Plan
Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.

Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City provides each eligible employee with term lifeandaccidental death insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.

Dependent Life Insurance
Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

City Retirement / Pension Plans
The City has pension plans for general employees, police, and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.

Supplemental Plans
Supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.

Short and Long Term Disability
The City provides Short and Long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) toprovide employees and their dependentswith free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.

Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)
The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.

All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.


The City observes 12paid holidays throughout the year.

Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue one day ofsick leaveper month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.

Tuition Assistance *( Depending on availablebudget funding )
The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.

Wellness Program
The City offers many wellness activities and programs throughout the year.

Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection Plan
Employees may chooseto enroll ina prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.

Credit Union
All City employees mayjoin the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.

Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium
Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees mayparticipate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Direct Deposit
Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.

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