About Dyson & Womack
Dyson & Womack is a public art consulting and cultural advocacy firm based in Los Angeles specializing in curation, production, cultural evaluation, and spatial design. Our work supports the future of creative culture around the globe. We inspire artists and institutions to imagine and implement accessible, equitable, and sustainable art programs that actively support and serve communities.
Whether we are commissioning public artworks, developing cultural plans, producing art exhibitions and festivals, or project managing the development and fabrication of artworks, at Dyson & Womack we strive to make art impactful and inspiring to everyday life.
Opportunities at Dyson & Womack
Dyson & Womack work across diverse projects with public and private clients throughout the creative industry. Our employees have expertise in project implementation and management, strategic planning and critical thinking, that supports our innovative and progressive approach to the contemporary cultural landscape.
As Commissions Manager, you will operate with the highest degree of integrity, transparency, and resourcefulness; supporting our commissioned artists, project clients, and the diverse communities with which we work. We are excited to offer this opportunity to join our highly creative team.
First and foremost we seek an individual with a track record that showcases
Interpersonal skills that contribute to strong client relationships;
An aptitude for leadership;
Effective communication across project teams including government stakeholders, architects, construction companies, landscape firms, fabrication teams, and many other industries.
Methodical and appropriate attention to detail during administrative and artistic review; including schedule, material choices, budget, engineering, and fabrication methodologies; and
Innovation and creativity alongside a solution-orientated approach.
As Commissions Manager, you will
Manage between 10 and 20 commissioned artists through design development, engineering, fabrication, and installation of commissioned public artworks;
Coordinate and communicate with project teams including design-build, project owners, artwork fabricators and engineers, and artists, and Dyson & Womack staff;
Manage all commission schedules ensuring artists stay on track and keeping all team members up to date on any adjustments to schedule;
Track artist budgets and manage pay applications;
Conduct site visits to artist studio’s, construction sites, and artwork fabricators as needed to check work progress;
Review engineer reports shop drawings, lighting plans, architects and civil drawings as necessary looking for any potential issues with artwork integration and flagging as necessary;
Maintain project files across Dyson & Womack platforms including Smartsheet, Bluebeam, Basecamp, and Google Drive;
Implement internal project reporting tools to ensure all relevant Dyson & Womack staff are updated on commission progress;
Coordinate with artists for photoshoots of artworks in progress and once completed; and
Ensure successful completion of all commissioned artworks as measured by an on-time, on-budget, and goal-based delivery.
To take this position, you will have
3-5 years employed at a professional level in project management in the architecture, construction, or public art production fields at a minimum.
Advanced knowledge of Bluebeam;
Working knowledge of LEED status requirements;
The ability to read and interpret engineer, shop, civil, landscape, and architectural drawings; and
Led projects with budgets exceeding 1 million dollars.
Valid driver’s license
Light travel (in and out of state)
Full-time, exempt position with a competitive and negotiable salary based on prior experience.
Holidays, paid vacation and sick leave provided after the probationary period. All employees are offered a healthcare stipend negotiable upon contracting.
Email cover letter, specifically articulating why you are a good fit for this position and resumé/CV to Dyson & Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Commissions Manager” in the email subject. Position open for immediate hire.