UrbanArt Commission – Program Manager


Company: UrbanArt Commission
Job Title & Description Position: UrbanArt Commission – Program Manager (full time)

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is excited to add a new Program Manager to the team with a focus on curatorial, temporary and event-based public projects. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Management team to engage stakeholders and support artists through the development of public art and programming. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Moveable Collection, approximately ten temporary public art projects and events annually (such as the recent UAC Block Party), and new programs that will activate existing UAC project sites. Through the Moveable Collection, artworks by Memphis-based artists will be purchased and displayed in city facilities around Memphis. This portfolio of work aims to stimulate broader interest in public art across the city and to and provide greater opportunities for Memphis-based artists to participate in public art.

Finally, this position will be responsible for collaborating with the UAC team to implement a new strategic plan and helping to deliver the mission of UAC to connect artists and neighborhoods to shape spaces.

Reports to: Executive Director


Manage the City of Memphis’ Moveable Collection, including existing inventory, acquiring new work, and accompanying programming

Develop and manage large and small scale temporary projects for UAC events, projects and partners

Coordinate with key partners in the planning and execution of programs and events

Manage revenue and expenses for programs based on the organization or project budget

Recruit and manage volunteers and interns to assist in program implementation, as needed

Organize, implement, and promote programs and events in keeping with the strategic plan of UAC

Contribute social media and communications content related to portfolio, as needed

Assist in managing aspects of specific public art/design enhancement projects and budgets, as assigned, including project planning, monitoring fabrication and installation of artworks, and maintenance coordination


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Overall qualifications required include proven ability to work with a diverse range of people, personas and public interest.

Fine art or curatorial experience strongly preferred

Detail oriented, highly motivated and organized

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Able to work nights and weekends, as needed, for events

Interest in a lively, creative work culture

Dedication to UAC’s mission and goals


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in arts management, art history, design, or a closely related field. 2-5 years previous project management experience required, specifically coordinating multiple stakeholders and adhering to a timeline. Professional background in public art, design and contemporary art issues a significant plus.

Salary range will be commensurate with years of experience and qualifications. Applicants should email a current resume including a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page and 3 professional references with the subject line “Program Manager application” to: HR@uacmem.org.

About us: UAC is an independent non-profit organization committed to creating opportunities for artists and neighborhoods to connect and shape spaces through public art. UAC is committed to equity and inclusion in our work. People of color, LGBTQIA individuals, differently abled persons, indigenous peoples and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.uacmem.org.

Contact Procedures (How the applicant should apply for the position.) Email: HR@uacmem.org
Closing Date 08-31-2018

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