Seeking Project Manager for the San Antonio River Foundation
The San Antonio River Foundation, established in 2003, is a private, non-profit foundation created to raise funds for the San Antonio River Improvements Project beyond those allocated by government agencies. The River Foundation works with leading artists, architects and scientists to create enhancements that complement the natural beauty of the river and fully engage the community with the river.
The San Antonio River Foundation has commissioned work for over a dozen large-scale public art projects by noted regional, national and international artists. These projects serve to enhance the San Antonio River Improvements Project (SARIP), a $358.3 million on-going investment by the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, San Antonio River Authority (SARA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in flood control, amenities, ecosystem restoration and recreational improvements along 13 miles of the San Antonio River from Hildebrand Avenue south to Loop 410 South.
To learn more about the San Antonio River Foundation: http://www.sariverfoundation.org/
To learn more about the San Antonio River Improvements project: http://www.sanantonioriver.org/
The project manager reports directly to the Executive Director and works as a member of the River Foundation team. The project manager plays a pivotal role in the planning, development and implementation of active projects from inception through completion, ensuring the highest quality of work. This person also monitors the ongoing maintenance of existing projects and oversees requisite repairs and modifications.
- Well developed written and verbal communication skills, organization, diplomacy.
- Knowledge of construction technology and building plans.
- Knowledge of public process.
- Substantial exposure to and knowledge of public art, contemporary visual art and architecture.
- Above average computer skills. Experience in computer aided design (CAD) a plus, but not required.
- Knowledge of, or interest in, restoration ecology and sustainable building practices.
- Knowledge of, or interest in, environmental education.
- 3 years or more in one of the following fields: architecture, project management, public art, construction management, civil engineering. Experience in multiple fields preferred.
- Graduation from an accredited college with a concentration in public art, architecture, urban planning, public administration, visual arts or a related field.
- Work with various planning subcommittees to develop appropriate strategies for future SARF-funded public art projects and architectural design projects.
- Develop a plan for competitions that considers the structure by which project artists will be selected, type and scope of work, estimated budgets and compensation, project timelines, coordination with community partners and gaining consensus.
- Manage all aspects of the artist selection process including: development of call for artists/architects materials, pre-submittal questions, artist and architect research, selection panel coordination and presentation, management of artist / architect database.
- Develop and manage all project budgets
- Conduct ongoing oversight of design phase progress to maintain schedule, assist as needed.
- Manage all contractors, consultants and staff performing design, engineering, construction, or other project related activities.
- Review and approve invoices, conduct studio/shop visits during fabrication to ensure quality, coordinate project schedules.
This project is unique and has multiple partners. It is important that the Project Manager coordinate with the Project Team. The Project Manager works closely with all members of the team and serves as the Foundation representative. Project Management Team consists of but is not limited to:
- SARF, Art & Architecture Committee Chair
- San Antonio River Oversight Committee, Co-Chair
- San Antonio River Authority, Mission and Museum Reach Project Managers
- City of San Antonio Project Liaison and other city representatives
- Bexar County representatives
- Project Designers and Architects
- US Army Corps of Engineers
Staff and Stakeholder Support
- Keep staff and project stakeholders updated on project status and overall progress
- Assist as needed in building community support, interest and advocacy.
- Conduct regular committee meetings and provide presentations to Boards/Committees as directed.
- The Project Director is an integral part of the SARF Team. As such, the Project Manager will assist the Team in carrying out the Foundation’s mission, reaching the Foundation’s operational goals and accepting other duties as assigned.
Compensation and Schedule:
This is a full-time, 40 hrs./week, position. Occasional after hours requirement for board meetings and special events. Transportation and valid driver’s license required.
The annual compensation is $49,000 - $59,000 based on experience. Includes health benefits, dental coverage, savings plan, paid vacation.
Please send a brief cover letter and full resume to:
or by mail to:
San Antonio River Foundation
attn: Stuart Allen
P. O. Box 830045
San Antonio, Texas
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Address: 100 East Guenther, San Antonio, Texas 78204