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Arts and Culture Manager - Pittsburgh International Airport


Under the general supervision of the Vice President, Planning, the Arts and Culture Manager is responsible for managing the Arts in the Airport program, including arts planning, project implementation, community partnerships, and collection management at PIT and Allegheny County Airports. 


  • Develops and implements initiatives outlined in the biannual Art in the Airport plan;
  • Manages all permanent and temporary art commissions, temporary art installations and exhibitions;
  • Develops and manage the art program budgets for all projects, including invoicing and artist contract payments;
  • Monitors terms and conditions of public art contracts, leading to the completion of project deliverables and adherence to timelines;
  • Serves as the direct point of contact for artists, commissioning agencies, project managers, project architects and others throughout the process of design; fabrication, installation and maintenance of artworks;
  • Contributes to written policies and procedures for the public art, including the Art Policy, Gift Policy, Deaccession Policy, and others;
  • Seeks opportunities for funding the art program, writes and manages grants;
  • Participates in local, regional, and national meetings to represent the ACAA art program;
  • Represents ACAA and artist in project partnership meetings;
  • Schedules and coordinates artists' proposal reviews for Airport Art Committee meetings, provides pre-meeting information as well as follow-up reporting at the direction of Planning Director;
  • Coordinates with other ACAA departments as needed to facilitate the art program;
  • Manages unsolicited proposals from inquiry through review by Airport review panels;
  • Manages the Creating a Sense of Place program, which includes coordinating with our partners, developing project plans and overseeing installation;
  • Assists with navigating complex situations that have the potential to impact performance or project deadlines;
  • Manages the PIT Performing Arts Program, including identifying artists to participate in the program, scheduling performances, and assisting artists during their performances;
  • Writes, edits, and produces informational and educational tools for the art program.
  • Disseminates interpretive materials to the community, artists and general public to ensure an understanding and appreciation of the art program;
  • Plans and produces special events related to the art program for ACAA staff and the public;


  • Knowledge of public art policies and experience working with visual and performing artists;
  • Knowledge of the field of public art and skill to apply knowledge to assist with developing programs;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to maintain organized electronic and paper files and records for departmental use;
  • Ability to organize and facilitate meetings, prepare presentations, written reports and create project management timelines and benchmarks;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and database applications;
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent.


The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art, Arts Administration, Art History, Architecture, Urban Design or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in project management, with experience in an arts organization or public art program preferred.

Job Type - Full Time

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