Employment

 

PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

 

PROJECT MANAGER

 

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

Located in City Hall, the Public Design Commission is New York City’s design review agency and is part of the Mayor’s Office. Established in 1898, the Commission reviews works of art, architecture and landscape architecture on City-owned property. Projects include construction or restoration of buildings, such as museums and libraries; creation or renovation of parks and playgrounds; installation of lighting and other streetscape elements; and the installation and conservation of works of art. The Commission holds one monthly public meeting to review projects, which are primarily submitted by City agencies. There are 11 Commissioners, who serve pro bono, and seven full-time staff members. The Commission also acts as caretaker and curator of the City's public art collection and maintains an extensive archive documenting the history of New York City's public works.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities are to review projects and proposals submitted by City agencies and coordinate all aspects of the monthly design review meetings. This includes coordinating with City agencies, unwrapping and organizing submissions, researching projects, reviewing submission materials and preparing detailed project descriptions, coordinating and attending meetings and site visits, and creating and distributing meeting documentation. The Project Manager maintains an MSAccess database and assists with the annual report, coordinating with other staff to collect text and photographs, and helping to create maps and graphs. The Project Manager also provides general support for the day-to-day operation of the Commission, including answering the phones, responding to inquiries, organizing materials and supplies, and purchasing office items.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR SKILLS:

  • New York City Resident (required within 90 days of appointment)
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree in a related field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience or graduation from an accredited college with a graduate degree in a related field
  • Interest in and experience with landscape architecture and art
  • Familiarity with architectural drawings
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with MSAccess databases a plus
  • Experience with GIS software a plus

 

SALARY: 

Commensurate with experience plus a generous and competitive benefits package

 

TO APPLY: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two (2) references via the online application portal.

 

The City of New York and the Office of the Mayor
are Equal Opportunity Employers.