Arts & Culture Program Manager - DIA
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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Denver International Airport is searching for an Art & Culture Program Manager to join the Executive Office team. The Art & Culture Program Manager will be responsible for the oversight of the art and culture program and will report to the Director of Executive Initiatives. Additionally, the successful candidate will have oversight of two team members and be responsible for establishing goals, policies, procedures and guidelines for the program. The Art & Culture Program Manager will also be responsible for the development and/or revision of the art & culture master plan, art policy, art inventory, maintenance plan and overall program portfolio and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the program are successfully executed.
This position presents an extraordinary opportunity for a highly skilled Manager who thrives on a fast paced, ever changing environment and demonstrates a proven history of managing and implementing public art initiatives. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the temporary exhibit process and have the ability to visualize the art & culture program holistically, aligning the varied initiatives to the overall vision of DIA. The work of the Program Manager has airport-wide impact and will work with the entire airport community, business partners and stakeholders to introduce new and exciting art works. We’re looking for: A Manager who has experience working with staff at all levels within the organization. An individual, who has a sound understanding of strategic business practices, is outcome oriented, and has demonstrated art and culture related experience at a management level. A focus on continuous improvement and the ability to successfully develop, manage, and maintain budgets, plans and programs. The successful individual must be able to work on and manage assignments that are unstructured and have the ability to simultaneously organize projects in various stages of completion.
Denver International Airport is the 5th busiest airport in the United States. We offer an exceptional opportunity as the scale of our operation spans 53 square miles, over 1.5 million square feet of terminal space, a 50 million annual passenger capacity and North America's longest commercial runway at 16,000 feet. Additionally, we have broken ground on a substantial expansion project which includes a major ground transportation component involving commuter-rail. Together We Soar is our slogan – come join one of the most progressive airports in the country that believes in building business and employee success.

Job Responsibilities:
Serve as the accountable leader for the DIA Art & Culture program.
Establish goals, policies, procedures and guidelines for the program.
Oversee two art and culture employees responsible for exhibition coordination.
Budget oversight including Operations and Maintenance budget and Capital Improvement funds associated with the art and culture program.
Provide program evaluation and audit oversight.
Recommend and implement improvements based on data, trends, infrastructure change, customer and community feedback.
Collaborate with Arts & Venues Denver, the Commission on Cultural Affairs and Public Art Committees on projects and initiatives.
Development and/or revision of the art & culture master plan, art policy, art inventory, maintenance plan and overall program portfolio.
Oversee the programs art collection in collaboration with other relevant DIA departments such as planning and development, airport infrastructure maintenance and airport operations.
Attend conferences, make presentations, and share best practices with industry partners and other airports.
Assist with the management and retention of art related documents.
Provide ongoing reports to senior leadership.
Actively oversee and participate in relevant meetings, committees and working groups.
Lead and be responsible for continuous improvement of the program.
Develop documentation and communication plans for the program.
Serve as Project Manager for art related contracts.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education Requirement:
Baccalaureate Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Political Science, Art, or a related field.

Experience Requirement:
Three years of full performance professional level experience developing, implementing, and administering programs. (Some positions may require experience in a specific program area.)

Education/Experience Equivalency:
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:
Completion of Supervisory Training courses prior to completion of the probationary period.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education/Experience in Architecture, Design, Fine Art, or Arts Management.
Knowledge of construction/design processes.
Experience in Public Relations.
Understanding of the Denver Art community.
Three years of professional level experience developing, implementing, and administering Public Art/Cultural Affairs programs.
Recent professional experience supervising/managing staff in a public art/cultural affairs program.
Recent professional experience managing processes with many stakeholders.
Recent experience with budget management.
Recent experience with administration of temporary exhibits and long-term public art projects.
Excellent and proven effective communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. Demonstrated experience and ability to present information and respond to a variety of audiences.

Additional Information:
FBI Criminal Background : An FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DIA). Employees are also required to report any felony conviction and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance / be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required. FBI fingerprinting is required. Shift Work / Snow Duties / Emergency Incidents : This position may require extended/additional shift work as DIA is a 24/7/365 operation (can include nights, weekends and holidays).
Driver's License: Must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
Paid Holidays
Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
Flexible Spending Accounts
RTD DIA Value Pass
Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
Flex Time
Domestic Partner Programs
Wellness Center
Education & Training Classes Learn more about our benefits on our website at: or by clicking here . No relocation assistance is available. The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Classification Title : Program Manager
Working/Functional Title : Arts & Culture Program Manager
Pay Grade : 811 A
Agency : DIA
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Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
Recruiter : GB