Employment Opportunities

Intermedia Arts Minnesota
Position Announcement
Deadline to apply: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5PM


POSITION TITLE: Project Manager, Creative CityMaking Minneapolis
DEPARTMENT: Creative Leadership and Artist Development
REPORTS TO: Creative CityMaking Program Manager and Director of Creative Leadership Programs

Intermedia Arts is a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art.

Intermedia Arts is seeking a Project Manager for Creative CityMaking Minneapolis, an arts-based innovation initiative that pairs staff in City of Minneapolis departments with experienced community artists to advance the City’s One Minneapolis goal: Disparities are eliminated so all Minneapolis residents can participate and prosper. These collaborations between City staff and artists are in support of the following objectives:

  • To use arts resources and practices to help City departments address their priority issues;
  • To design and test new interfaces between City systems and the community, and new approaches for community engaged policy-making, planning, and practice;
  • To enhance City staff and artists’ abilities to facilitate community engagement, and equip them with new tools for working effectively with traditionally underrepresented communities;
  • To create a collaborative, sustainable support system that advances the work of City departments through partnership with experienced community artists;
  • To document and communicate lessons learned.

The Project Manager for Creative CityMaking will be an independent contractor working for Intermedia Arts to facilitate and support artist and City staff collaborations at the project level. This is a temporary 13-month position (May 15, 2015-June 15, 2016) and will require an average of 40-hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits. Contractor will be paid a total of $48,375.


Project Support for Artists/City Staff Teams

  • Serve as a liaison between artists and the City
  • Schedule and hold periodic check-ins with project teams
  • Review and consult on project plans
  • Track and report on individual project plans and budgets
  • Provide tailored support to each project team as needed
  • Assist project teams with culminating community events
  • Work with artists and City staff to determine method and schedule of documentation, and ensure delivery
  • Coordinate photographic documentation and/or video documentation
  • Collect statistics for Intermedia Arts on numbers of participants engaged
  • Assist with evaluation efforts
  • Facilitate team agreements between artists and city staff
  • Support collaboration integrating artists into City process
  • Facilitate group and separate internal monthly check in with all artists and with all department staff
  • Assist as needed with reminding/inspiring regular communications efforts
  • Ensure that branding and communications protocols are being used by artists and City Staff
  • Conflict/resolution support as needed
  • Bi-weekly check in with artist/city staff team members
  • Documentation and note-taking support of team meetings

Management of Artists:

  • Ensure fulfillment of contract and responsibilities with authority for supervision artists resting with Program Manager and Director of Creative Leadership Programs
  • Work with City staff to integrate artists into City innovation space and program
  • Manage expectations, scopes and budgets of the projects of artists
  • Attend City of Minneapolis departmental meetings as needed
  • Ensure artist deliverables are collected and fed back into systems at Intermedia Arts for storytelling and documentation
  • Ensure artists have the resources they need to complete the job
  • Play a coaching role with interdisciplinary understanding between artist and city staff
  • Support monthly reporting by artists through note taking, phone check-ins and meetings    

Development and Maintenance of Project Documentation: 

  • Collect individual project documentation from project teams, such as images, reports, activity logs, and audio/video
  • Monitor media coverage and feed it back to Intermedia Arts
  • Update and maintain contracts and agreements
  • Assist in data collection and management.
  • Identify key points for documentation and coordinate key documentation strategies
  • Maintain contact lists of project stakeholders
  • Collect monthly logs by artists and city staff
  • Report, document, and communicate material and information for mid-project report, newsletters, and check-in as needed
  • Track communications with artist/city staff team.

Engage in Program Activities:

  • Attend and support all convenings
  • Support artist interviews
  • Attend orientation to Department
  • Assist in exhibit creation in 2016
  • Keep CCM Program goals at forefront of work
  • Regular communication with Creative CityMaking Program Manager and other Project Managers if relevant.

Assist in Evaluation:

  • Ensure and inspire regular evaluation responsibilities
  • Inspire and facilitate data collection
  • Assist data collection and management from engagements for departmental and evaluation use
  • Record and report what it takes to support effective municipal and artist collaborations
  • Collect statistics for Intermedia Arts on numbers of participants engaged

Other Duties as Assigned


Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of experience in Arts Administration and Arts-Based Community Development
  • Demonstrated experience developing programming, managing events and projects, supervising volunteers, and developing and adhering to budgets
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Public Policy and experience with City systems
  • Experience working with artists and City professionals or in cross-sector collaborations with artists
  • Experience managing and facilitating partnerships and collaborations
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Proactive and self-directed; able to find solutions, innovate, and solve problems
  • Highly organized; able to manage multiple demands and adjust work schedule accordingly

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of local community and arts community
  • Demonstrated experience working in and with traditionally underrepresented communities
  • Demonstrated experience working with City of Minneapolis
  • Flexibility; able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Demonstrated record of professionalism and excellence
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow while meeting the changing requirements of the job

Computer Skills: Mac User; Proficient in MS Office Suite; Web and social media savvy; Able to use and manage digital media files (digital video, digital audio, digital images)


To Apply:
Interested applicants should prepare and submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to info@intermediaarts.org. 

Deadline to apply:
Deadline to apply: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5PM



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Intermedia Arts is committed to maintaining a diverse work force and strongly encourages people of color to apply.