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Project Coordinator, Art in Transit at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Project Coordinator, Art in Transit

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington, DC Full-Time
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Metro is hiring a highly motivated Project Coordinator for its Art in Transit Program to assist with the planning, implementation, and completion of multi-disciplinary arts projects.

The Art in Transit Program integrates visual and performing arts throughout the Metro system to enhance the experience of public transit riders and continues to successfully create environments where customers and the public can enjoy the arts as a regular part of their daily lives. The Project Coordinator will actively engage with artists, arts professionals, architects, engineers, and may represent the Authority when interacting with community representatives, and jurisdictional arts councils to develop projects and performances that reflect and celebrate the spirit and vitality of communities served by Metro.

The Project Coordinator, under the supervision of the Art in Transit manager, will work to build meaningful partnerships with community organizations and peer institutions locally and nationally, and will play a key role in managing the Authority's collection. The ideal candidate has a keen knowledge of, and interest in, the arts, is knowledgeable of the principles and practices of project management, is skilled at collaborating with peers, senior staff and outside stakeholders, and is able to communicate the mission of the program with diverse audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in (Public) Arts Management, Art Administration, Museum studies, project management, marketing/branding, communications, or related field is preferred

    o In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a High School Diploma/GED and four (4) years of experience supporting art projects/programs will be considered.

  • Bachelor's Degree in (Public) Arts Management, Art Administration, Museum studies, project management, marketing/branding, communications, or related field is preferred

    o In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a High School Diploma/GED and four (4) years of experience supporting art projects/programs will be considered.

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Mission - Essential Worker Designation: (Check only if this job has been identified as critical to Mission Essential Functions (MEF) under WMATA's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

As part of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's COOP, incumbents in this job may be required to report to or continue work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


Note : Employees designated as "Non-Mission Essential" may have their status temporarily changed depending on the nature, scope and duration of operations interruption.

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Project Coordinator for Arts in Transit assists with the planning, implementation, and completion of complex, multi-disciplined tasks related to the management of visual and performing arts projects for the Authority's Art in Transit Program. The incumbent supports the program by developing and maintaining projects schedules, estimates, and budgets in conformity with the program technical specifications and individual contract guidelines. The incumbent interacts with external stakeholders, using various communication mediums, on all matters of the program. The Project Coordinator supports the Program Manager by monitoring and tracking the projects progress and status, creating reports and presentations and monitoring and handling submittals. In coordination with the Authority's Asset Management team, the incumbent, regularly, updates the electronic, physical assets and informational records that comprise the Authority's Art Collection. Supports the Project Manager, in identifying, developing, and implementing growth opportunities for the Art in Transit Program.

Essential Functions
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and monitoring of WMATA's Art in Transit projects and collection. Conducts program administration activities related to the planning, design, and implementation phases of the projects, as well as the assessment and upkeep of the existing Collection to fulfill the Art in Transit Program's mission of enhancing customer experience throughout the transit system. Prepares reports of project phases for stakeholders, as required.
  • Provides information to inter-departmental staff regarding specific artwork and long-term maintenance requirements.
  • Monitors and manages submissions of project deliverables, as well as, conducts quality review of materials to ensure project deliverables conform to program and contract guidelines. Meets with WMATA staff and other relevant parties to review projects and their implementation, in accordance with the program and the Authority policies, procedures, and expectations and visits construction sites and other locations as required.
  • Develops technical documents such as scopes of work, requests for proposals, reports, specifications, permits, and other documents. Prepares and distributes correspondence, action lists, and related materials (i.e. Metro Electronic Action Documents, Memoranda, implementation progress and status reports and other relevant data for projects).
  • Coordinates with WMATA teams to develop and implement project schedules, estimates and budgets, ensuring that projects can be completed; are realistic; fully meet program goals and conform to quality, safety, schedule, and budget requirements
  • Meets directly and frequently with staff, contractors, and consultants to discuss and resolve issues during the design and construction phases.
  • Assists in developing partnerships with other WMATA offices, external partners, community agencies, local or federal government officials and stakeholders to strengthen the Authority's engagement with local communities, improve the perception of transit and contribute to the image of the region as a place where art abounds and where the artistic interests of its communities are recognized, valued and celebrated.
  • Establishes and maintains all records for the program. Uploads files into WMATA's record-keeping management systems to ensure accurate and efficient documentation of all Art in Transit projects.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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