Port of Seattle seeks Public Art Technician

Public Art Technician

Location: Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Organization: Aviation Director’s Office
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Expires: May 1, 2022, 11:59:00 PM
Minimum Salary: 30.11
Midpoint Salary: 37.64

Some of what you’ll be doing:
In this role you will maintain and care for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) permanent Public Art collection. You will be responsible for a day-to-day care of the Public Art collection at SEA, installation, and relocation of artworks, and coordinating conservation efforts. You will also assist with the installation and de-installations of temporary exhibits.

  • You will assist the Art Program in the planning, installation and deinstallation of a variety of artworks from permanent collection and temporary works as well as following industry standards, best practices when handling public art and preparing artworks and materials including mounting, wrapping, and packing.
  • You will inspect weekly or bi-weekly artworks located in the Terminals, Airport Office building, SeaTac Office Center (STOC) and grounds, temporary exhibits, exhibit cases, lighting, and providing condition reports of any areas needing special attention.
  • You will coordinate annual collection assessments and work with the coordinator to manage and maintain database.
  • You will clean and maintaining over 150 public artworks, addressing exhibits, and exhibit cases, as described in the Art/Exhibit Maintenance manual for each artwork.
  • You will ensure public art assets in storage are safely stored and maintained. You will also organize tools, equipment, and inventory of supplies in the two art storage spaces, and work with Art Program Coordinator to purchase materials as needed.
  • You will coordinate with Port departments such as: Maintenance, Sign Shop, Field Crew, and Port Construction Services on miscellaneous art/exhibit tasks or issues to facilitate resolution of problems.
  • You will report exhibit lighting fixtures failures by working with Port electricians using Maximo website when replacement must occur.

Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have three (3) years of experience handling and installing art in museums and galleries.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Arts or Art related studies.
  • Desired – We hope you have five (5) years of experience in art handling and technical coordination in museums, large public or corporate facilities, and galleries.
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Knowledgeable – You have a good understanding of handling art in a busy facility and a network of local fabricators, conservators and background in conservations or preservation practices.
  • Organized – You are able to identify and prioritize the most crucial and urgent tasks. You offer excellent time management, you are well organized and able to balance various assignments and responsibilities as needed through planning, teamwork, and collaboration with the stakeholders.
  • Effective Communicator – You possess excellent written, verbal, and active listening skills and you can maintain confidentiality in sensitive matters.
  • Reliable – You are proactive and able to make maintenance decision without supervision and able to prioritize projects with accuracy and high attention to detail.
  • Technologically Savvy – You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. You may be required to work any and all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays. You may be required to work during emergencies.
  • Work Environment – You will generally work inside the airport and may be exposed to areas of high noise, work at heights and/or in confined spaces. You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
  • Overtime Eligible – You are eligible for overtime pay in this role.
  • Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.

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