Executive Director - Part Time/Flexible Hours

Are you passionate about public art?  

The Laramie Public Art Coalition is searching for a passionate, self starter who can lead a comprehensive public art program in Laramie, WY.  Do you love doing something different every day? No two days are the same- this position will require a broad range of skills, but most important is a desire to grow a public art program in our beautiful college town. LPAC is an independent 501(c)3 which works with a large variety of stakeholders to further our mission:

The Laramie Public Art Coalition's mission is to enhance the unique visual and cultural vibrancy of Laramie and Albany County, in a manner that encourages participation and engagement from all our citizens and visitors. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Lead a consensus based public art program to further LPAC mission, the Laramie Public Art Plan and board goals/objectives.

• Work with entities in the public and private sectors to encourage public art projects and initiatives. Establish strong positive relationships with community partners, local governmental agencies and prospective private business project partners.

• Lead the development and implementation of the five-year public art work plan, then conceptualize and implement public art projects as part of the work plan.

• Evaluate potential projects to identify opportunities and constraints, determine scope and funding.
• Identify and work with community partners to establish funding sources for the program and specific projects identified by the board.

• Organize & manage projects as directed by the board including design review/artist selection committees and community public art events with community partners.

• Organize the annual 5x5 public engagement workshop and/or public outreach for the LPAC work plan.

• Serve as a community resource for other entities who wish to launch public art projects and artists.

• Serve as the public face and spokesperson for LPAC for all events, media and community partner meetings.  

• With the board, lead ongoing fundraising efforts, both grassroots & large donor, to support operations & future projects

• Seek, apply and manage local, state, federal & private organization grant funding to support the LPAC mission.

• Develop educational & fundraising programs and materials to support LPAC mission

• Coordinate/Conduct  professional development workshops for local artists interested in public art.
• General administrative duties including fiscal management, development/revision of organizational policies, monthly board reports & board meetings.  

Desired Qualifications:

• Strong experience leading/working in a non profit/board environment (management preferred)

• Experience leading/fostering strong board development

• Passion for public art

• Project management 

• Public speaking 

• Grant writing and management experience

• Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies. 

• Highly motivated self starter, ability to work independently with minimal supervision

• Experience with public art and/or public design projects. 

• Experience working in the field of public art, creative placemaking. 

This is a salaried part time employee position, approximately 20-25 hours per week.  Work hours are flexible with the understanding that the candidate will be expected to flex work time in accordance with organization needs.  LPAC encourages professional development and will support the right candidate in growing their professional abilities.  

The position is open until filled, first review of applications will occur the week of November 11th, 2019.  

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and examples of your work in public art or creative placemaking to publicartlaramie@gmail.com or call Andi at 307-399-0963 for more information.