Feb 7, 2024

LA Metro

Los Angeles, CA

Basic Function

Provides senior-level professional work and/or technical expertise in planning, programming, and delivery of high visibility art projects and programs to achieve the promise of a world-class regional transit system for all.

Example Of Duties

Develops and implements innovative arts programs which transform the customer experience, enhance the use of transit, and strengthen Metro′s ties with the communities it serves

Designs and implements art outreach programs and related public engagement activities for diverse communities

Interacts with other agency departments

Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs), scopes of work, and professional services contracts and coordinates artist selection processes

Manages small, single-site, or region-wide projects or funding programs; manages small consultant contracts or assists with the management of large contracts

Communicates effectively regarding art, creative placemaking, and design aesthetics using multi-media presentation materials

Develops information materials and online content
Provides coordinating support during artwork design and construction phases

Reviews complex construction drawings, product specifications, material samples, shop drawings, reports, and recommendations for conformance to quality, schedule, and budget requirements
Supervises independent contractors, including artists, fabricators, and other professional services in implementing arts programs and community engagement programs

Facilitates and coordinates cultural partnerships and special programs

Conducts needs assessments, evaluates artwork condition, and develops annual condition reports
Represents Metro before elected officials and business and community groups

Performs independent research; prepares and presents reports and recommendations

Prepares independent cost estimates and monitors budgets for projects and new initiatives

Complies with Metro’s efficient and effective bill paying standard to ensure project and cost center invoices are paid in a timely manner

Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, or a related field; Master′s Degree in a related field preferred

Three years of relevant experience implementing art programs in the public realm
Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions


Theories, principles, and practices of public art, project management, grants management, and cultural programming

Basic and current principles and theories of contemporary art, art history, architecture, planning, landscape, and urban design

Design, construction, installation, and maintenance practices

Art fabrication techniques, materials, processes, and vendors

Copywriting and copy editing

Art law, artist moral rights, and copyright issues
Contracting, scope of work development, procurement, and budgeting processes

Research and report preparation methods
Contract management

Applicable business software applications


Implementing innovative art and community engagement programs

Communicating effectively orally and in writing
Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, elected officials, contractors, outside representatives, and the public

Analyzing situations and identifying problems

Preparing reports and correspondence

Making visual and verbal presentations about Metro programs


Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
Think and act independently

Follow oral and written instructions

Work positively with diverse groups of artists and communities, as well as design, fabrication, and construction professionals

Represent Metro in public meetings, task forces, and special events

Read architectural construction drawings, specifications, and/or visual design materials

Compile and analyze data, statistics, and budgets
Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (TL)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Link to job posting and how to apply: http://jobs.metro.net/JobInformation.aspx?tab=desc