Jobs in the Arts
Outreach & Programs Coordinator - Barrett Art Center
The Dutchess County Art Association (known as Barrett Art Center) seeks an Outreach & Programs Coordinator for our rapidly evolving art organization and historic landmark in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, New York. Candidate should be self-motivated, organized, and have the ability to work effectively with colleagues, patrons, volunteers, and youth in a highly collaborative, creative environment.
About Barrett Art Center (BAC)
BAC sustains the Mid-Hudson’s diverse contemporary art community through high-caliber art exhibitions that are free and open to the public and maintains a strong presence in the community, bringing together thousands of participants each year through collaborative programs to reach diverse audiences. Our organization is invested in history: building preservation, collections stewardship, and interpretation are likewise integral to our mission.
Position Title: Outreach & Programs Coordinator
Position: Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), Outreach & Programs Coordinator (OPC) will:
• Co-lead Barrett Kids After School Art & Homework Club two afternoons/week, work with Barrett Kids Coordinator and Barrett Artist in Resident;
• Recruit, coordinate, and manage community volunteers;
• Lead exhibition tours and creative arts programs for all ages & abilities;
• Foster relationships with regional cultural organizations and businesses;
• Ensure ongoing excellence in consistent communications with constituents, including press releases, eNewsletters, social media, and website content; and
• Perform peripheral administrative duties as needed in office (shared between all staff & volunteers): answering phones, work with vendors, opening/closing art center, and assist ED in performance of duties as required
Salary: $21,000 (10 month term) September 3, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
This is a 22-hour/week, grant-funded position lasting one academic year –10 months – with opportunity for continuation. Due to the nature of the work and the necessity to meet external deadlines, schedule will vary and include weekend and occasional evening hours.
Benefits: OPC holidays include observed holidays that fall Wed.-Sat. and four paid personal days (8 hours each) during term. BAC will reimburse OPC for all reasonable travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of duties, as approved by the ED.
The successful applicant will possess:
• Min. 4-year post-secondary degree in relevant field of study and/or 4 years relevant job experience;
• Excellent leadership, coaching, planning, and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously;
• Ability & passion for leading creative arts programs, especially with children of diverse populations and visitors of all ages with a range of learning abilities;
• Experience in collaboration and community relationship building; ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships within and without the organization
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as public speaking acumen;
• Understanding of and passion for the Barrett Art Center mission and values, and a dedication to achieving the organization’s long-term plans;
• Knowledge of museum education and interpretation concepts and best practices a plus; and
• Familiarity with MS Office & InDesign.
Application materials must include: 1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the key priorities, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, including the candidate’s professional relationship with each individual. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent.
Application materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected] by July 15, 2019 to ensure full consideration.
Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
845.471.2550 ? www.barrettartcenter.org ? [email protected]
Director of Visual Arts and The Art Institute - The Art Effect
THE ART EFFECT
The Art Effect is a community-based, multi-arts educational center offering a
wide range of creative, educational, and culturally-enriching programs to diverse
audiences throughout the Hudson Valley. It was created in 2018 from a year-long
merger of two long-standing arts education and youth development agencies in
Poughkeepsie, NY: Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project. The Art Effect
empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and to bring
about positive social change. We are the largest arts education nonprofit in the
The Art Effect is seeking an extremely creative, passionate, and talented person
to join our team as the Director of Visual Arts and The Art Institute. This
position is responsible for maintaining the renowned artistic excellence of The
Art Effect.The Director of Visual Arts will both lead agency-wide artistic
processes and creative direction, and oversee The Art Institute, an
advanced-level, college preparatory program.
Since its inception in 1996, The Art Institute has seen 99% of its graduates
receive merit-based scholarships to college. Art Institute graduates have
currently been offered over $53 million in merit-based awards and have gone on
to incredible careers at Amazon, Disney, Tiffanys, Reebok, Victoria’s Secret,
Comedy Central, Fisher Price, and more.
The person in this position would collaborate on agency-wide program
development with the Director of Education, and introduce strategies to
contribute to increased impact on our students and community.
This is a full-time position offering health insurance benefits, 401K, paid vacation,
and other employee benefits. The position reports to the Executive Director.
? Generate creative ideas for student and community projects in the arts,
including painting, sculpture, public art projects, installations, exhibitions
? Support arts education programs by overseeing the artistic process of the
teachers and students.
? Maintain a high level of quality for student work.
? Create and oversee artistic designs, works, and installations for The Art
? Maintain multiple studio spaces and manage the Carole J. Wolf Gallery (at
? Teach advanced-level Art Institute courses, including Advanced Portfolio
Development and Senior Thesis.
? Support professional development of all teaching staff.
? Guide students on the potential opportunities they have as artists.
? Mentor students throughout the college application process. Offer
guidance in the college admissions process and possible colleges
appropriate to each student’s goals.
? Implement programmatic evaluation.
? Direct The Art Institute, Junior Art Institute, Dutchess Arts Camps, and
year-round tuition courses.
? Create programmatic schedules.
? Assist in hiring teachers and oversee a staff of 12-40 art educators.
? Contribute to budget process and maintain fiscal responsibility
? Manage and order supplies.
? Deepen relationships with national colleges, alumni, and partners.
? Guide students in college and related scholarship application processes.
? Assist in creative marketing strategies for growing The Art Institute.
Liaison with Colleges, Teachers, and Artists
? Engage colleges in Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day event,
visits/presentations during the summer and school year, and maintain
communication throughout the year.
? Liaise with National Art Honor Society/Scholastic/NYS Art Teachers
Association /National Arts Educators Association, etc.
? Liaise with area artists, businesses, and non-profits for student
internships, public art projects, and collaborations.
? Engage alumni in activities and communication.
The ideal candidate has a proven record of success administering arts-based
programming, and at least three years experience administering and teaching
arts programs. Expertise in graphic design, web design, and strong skills in
Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and Acrobat are a plus.
Open to candidates with additional and multiple disciplines in the arts.
Please email cover letter, resume, 5 artistic work samples, and 3 professional
references to [email protected]
No phone inquiries will be accepted.
Accepting applicants through July 15.
Learn more about us at FeelTheArtEffect.org. #FeelTheArtEffect
Executive Director - Manhattan Graphics Center
The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) is seeking its first Executive Director (ED) to put the organization on a secure footing for the next phase of its development. Manhattan Graphics Center is a fully-equipped, fine-art printmaking studio that welcomes artists of all levels of experience, providing an accessible environment for the learning and practice of printmaking. MGC has been sustained and flourished over the course of its 33-year history through the efforts of its volunteer membership of approximately 200 artists, including a core of twenty-five key holders who provide day-to-day staffing, as well as through the hard work of its one and one-half permanent employees, a part-time bookkeeper and a part-time grant writer. As we approach the end of our current ten-year lease at our midtown location in July 2021, MGC faces the challenge of securing the funding and operational foundation to sign a new lease while continuing its mission to nurture an egalitarian and communitarian culture where artists of all levels, ages and backgrounds work together. The ED will report to the Board and its Executive Committee and work in close collaboration with our volunteers and staff to implement strategies that strengthen the organization. MGC has secured a two-year grant to fund this position. It is our expectation that the successful candidate will use these years to work with the Board, the membership, volunteers and staff to build upon existing financial resources and programs and develop new ones, to lead the organization into the future.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATIONS • Grow revenue-generating activities to support MGC’s mission, including through grants, donations and fundraising events and by building strong relationships with existing and potential donors. • Enhance MGC’s presence and reputation in the arts community by partnering with other professional, civic and private organizations to secure new resources and opportunities. • Support and expand MGC’s communication efforts, through one-on-one, print and electronic methods, to create a stronger organizational presence locally, nationally and internationally.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND VIABILITY • Assume responsibility for the fiscal management of MGC, including submission to the Board of an annual budget, quarterly financial statements and annual financial reviews or audits that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. • Oversee day-to-day fiscal management within the approved budget to ensure maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT • Oversee, develop and provide support to MGC’s staff. • Develop a keen understanding of the roles and responsibilities of MGC’s volunteers, members and affiliated supporters so as to offer informed leadership and support. • Ensure effective systems to track, evaluate and communicate programmatic success.
BOARD GOVERNANCE • Communicate effectively with the Board, providing timely and accurate information as required for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions. • Administer and support Board decisions and policies. • Submit annual self-evaluation.
PLANNING • Explore and identify strategic options for future direction consistent with the mission. These may include o Lease extension o Alternative sites o Program diversification o Cooperation and/or merger with other organizations
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Degree from an accredited college or university, with a preference for education in the fields of art management, business or nonprofit management or visual arts. • Five years of relevant work experience at an arts organization, nonprofit corporation or other nonprofit entity, which may include such areas as personnel management, grant writing, marketing and program development. • Demonstrated success in fundraising, development and outreach.• Ability and demonstrated experience working collaboratively with others, including volunteers. • Love and knowledge of printmaking. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Flexibility with regard to work hours and office arrangements.
SALARY RANGE • Starting salary: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience.
HOW TO APPLY Submit resume and cover letter with the names of three professional references (including names, position, addresses and telephone numbers) to: [email protected] • We will start reviewing applications on July 15, 2019. The position will remain open until it is filled. MGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contemporary Modern Technique Teachers – Barefoot Dance Center
Barefoot Dance Center seeks Ballet and Contemporary Modern Technique teachers for the fall. Please contact the director, Jessie Levey at [email protected]
At Barefoot Dance Center, we train the “whole dancer.” Our students include people of all ages who are curious learners in search of their own voices as dance artists. We teach organic alignment so that dancers don’t force their turnout or strain their hips and knees. We honor each individual body for what it is naturally capable of while challenging our students to attain new skills. While working to gain certain goals in a technique class, they are also being challenged as dance-makers.
Our desire as teachers is to help our students on the path to becoming innovative choreographers who have something to say. Additionally, our students strive toward becoming powerful performers with abilities to focus and delve deeply into expressing themselves and their ideas through a variety of thoughtful ways. Students and teachers at Barefoot are dance artists in progress, making work which honors the creative process.
Deadline to apply: September 21
Artist Hiring – Pinot’s Palette
Pinot’s Palette, a leader in the Paint-and-Sip industry with over 100 open locations in the United States and Canada, is excited to need some fun charismatic art instructors as we continue to grow! Customers witt fottow your instruction white they paint on their own stretched canvas with acrytic paint. The ideal person for this job witt have an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, positive attitude and the abitity to work quickty and energeticatty with our team of artists.
o Creating and devetoping paintings to be taught in ctasses and used for promotional items
o Devetoping and executing detaited teaching methods
o lnstructing customers during ctass in an energetic, ctear and wett-paced manner white encouraging creativity and creating a retaxed, fun atmosphere o Assisting customers and staff member(s) to ensure smooth ctass ftow and promote customer painting success through teamwork and positive attitude
o Abitity to design and execute quatity, acrytic paintings in various painting stytes
o Basic computer skitts and internet knowtedge o Pubtic speaking or performance skitts (comfortabte speaking on a microphone)
o Time management and communication skills
o Must have a reliable means of transportation
o College Degree in Art or Design related field o Some experience leading a group of people (classroom or otherwise)
o Some experience in customer service
To apply, please respond to [email protected] with:
o Your resume
o 3 images of your original paintings
Please visit www.pinotspatette.com/fishkill to find out more about us.
Compensation: Starting at 515/hour with bonuses, rewards, and room for advancement
Bilingual Media Fellow – La Voz
The Bilingual Media Fellow will help build capacity and support organizational sustainability by enhancing marketing, social media, and the quality of writing. The first La Voz Bilingual (Spanish/English) media fellow will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic recent college graduate, with a talent and passion for superior reporting and writing, and a dedicated focus on Latino and immigrant issues in our region.
Must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish and English
Must be a recent college graduate (no more than three years out of college) with a Bachelor’s degree and major or minor in any of the following: Human Rights, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Spanish language, Media, Journalism, Written Arts, Marketing, or Communications.
Must be proficient in MS Work, Excel and social media
Must have strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Must be self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and detail oriented
Talent and passion for superior reporting and writing, and a dedicated focus on Latino and immigrant issues in our region.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Please submit your cover letter in Spanish, explaining why you are the ideal candidate, resume (in English) and three contact references through Interfolio.com here. Applicant reviews will begin immediately.
Specific questions regarding the position can be directed to Mariel Fiori at: [email protected] No phone calls please.
Education Coordinator - Dia Beacon
Education Coordinator, Dia:Beacon
Dia Art Foundation seeks an experienced Education Coordinator based at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York. Founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. Dia fulfills its mission by commissioning new projects, organizing temporary exhibitions, displaying its collection of art from the 1960s and 1970s, and presenting programs of public engagement.
With oversight from the Education Program Manager, this position is responsible for a range of programmatic tasks associated with family, school, and youth engagement at Dia:Beacon and contributes intelligence to the development, implementation, and evaluation of Dia’s educational initiatives in the Hudson Valley. This is a 40hour-per-week, full-time position based at Dia:Beacon, starting July 1, 2019.
Responsibilities include: • Attend and conduct hands-on support for all education programs during Dia:Beacon’s public hours for K–12 students, families, and teens including: the Arts Education Program, a long-standing educational partnership with the Beacon City School District; Dia Teens, a year-round teen engagement program; Saturday Studio, a monthly artist-led workshop series geared toward children and families; a guided tours program; a robust internship program; and in-gallery public programs • Provide general administrative support to the Education Department as required, including: maintaining the department calendar, studio calendar, and scheduling meetings or programs at Dia:Beacon; updating project budgets; ordering all program materials and supplies; and conducting other administrative support as required • Serve as the on-site liaison for community and school partners, educators, interns, and program audiences as directed, and support educators in the development and implementation of original programs with oversight from the Education Program Manager • Advance and maintain potential partnerships and collaborative relationships with organizations and schools; and represent Dia within the greater educational community in the Hudson Valley at meetings or events related to youth and families, school visits, or presentations, etc. • Coordinate with the Education Program Manager and the Visitor Experience team to support K–12, collegiate, and adult tours of Dia:Beacon and support school group visits and lead tours as required • Coordinate schedules and offer logistical support for educational internships based at Dia:Beacon • Prepare learning spaces for programming, including the preparation of supplies and tools; maintain the organization and upkeep of Dia’s classroom and storage space; and coordinate in a timely manner with other departments for program setup, breakdown, and pre- and post-program housekeeping needs • Assist the education department in the research, development, and expansion of Dia’s educational and public engagement initiatives as directed • Support the continued development of accessible, equitable, and inclusive education and public programming initiatives at Dia:Beacon
Qualifications: • BA in art history, education, museum studies, studio art, or equivalent experience required • Minimum of 2 years administrative experience, ideally in a nonprofit education or contemporary art organization • Experience directly supporting in- or out-of-school programming for teens and/or K–12 students and a demonstrated commitment to prioritizing equity and access for populations diverse in age, background, and learning styles is required • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of contemporary art, particularly the artists represented in Dia’s exhibitions, commissions, and programs history, as well as a commitment to best practices in the fields of arts/museum education • Understanding of and interest in the educational landscape of the Hudson Valley region and/or working knowledge of community-based organizations or resources within Beacon’s neighboring communities
• Must be a creative and critical thinker who is strongly committed both to prioritizing Dia’s mission and cultivating inclusive learning environments with a broad public; active listening skills, intellectual curiosity, empathy, high emotional intelligence, and comfort with open-ended or experimental working processes is essential • Well-organized, proactive, thorough, and able to work independently; able to prioritize individual tasks in support of program production; efficient in planning and implementation processes • Exceptional communication skills; should be comfortable with public speaking and engaging with wide-ranging audiences and stakeholders, and eager to contribute to Dia’s learning community and organizational culture • Arts advocacy, outreach, and/or experience building and maintaining community relationships or organizational partnerships strongly desired • Understanding of program evaluation and of qualitative and quantitative data collection processes and analysis a plus • Event or program production experience a plus • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, social media platforms, and familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms essential; experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus
This is a full-time position based at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York, beginning July 1, 2019. Regular working hours are Thursday–Monday, 9 am–5 pm, aligned with the museum’s public hours.
Qualified applicants may apply for this position by e-mailing a letter of interest and resume to [email protected], with “Education Coordinator, Dia:Beacon” as the e-mail subject heading. No phone calls or e-mails to addresses other than the one specified. Dia will review all applications and contact applicants who are most qualified for the position. Employment references will be requested and an offer of employment is subject to a background check.
Dia provides a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including health, life and disability insurance plans, a 401(k) plan with company match, and paid time off.
Applicants should submit materials to [email protected]
Deadline: open until filled
Dia is an equal opportunity employer.
Teaching Artists – Center 4 Creative Education
CCE needs some new teaching artists in dance and drumming for both our Kingston and Beacon sites. Ideally, experienced teaching artists but CCE does its own training as well. Very part-time at this point but lots of potential. Hip hop and modern dance and hand drumming of various styles. Call the office: 845.338.7664 – or email: [email protected]