The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill an open position on the State Designer Selection Board. This position is currently vacant. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
How to Apply:
The SDSB is an independent board that receives support from the Department of Administration. Detailed information about the SDSB is located here. Minnesota Statutes §16B.33 details the work and processes followed by the SDSB. To apply, fill out the “State Arts Board Member” application on the Secretary of State’s website.
Qualifications of Nominees:
Our nominee must have knowledge of architectural history and practice, and familiarity with the design professions (architecture, landscape architecture, and various engineering disciplines including electrical, structural, and civil), as well as expertise in evaluating design proposals and works of visual art and experience in the public decision making process.
Applicants with public art expertise are preferred for their understanding of technical and functional issues associated with buildings and public space, ability to interpret blueprints and plans, and evaluate the composition of professional teams. They are also in the position to advocate for and encourage state agencies to consider funding public art for their projects under the state's statute.
Anticipated Time Commitment:
The time commitment can vary greatly each calendar year and is dependent upon the legislative bonding bill. In 2008 there were 26 projects, however, in 2013 there were 3 projects. Each project typically requires two board meetings (approximately a half day each) and one proposal reading day in advance of the meeting dates. You can view how many projects there were each calendar year right here.
Per diem, mileage, parking, and lunch (if applicable) expenses are reimbursed to board members, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes §15.0575.