The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project) prepares young people to succeed in the world through the arts and media, teaching them to solve challenges with creative thinking and active participation, to engage others meaningfully, and to grow into leaders and productive members of our community. In The Art Effect’s Empire State Extended Learning Time after-school programs, visual and media teaching artists teach and mentor youth within the Poughkeepsie City School District through the process of creating a diverse range of visual and media arts projects (including planning, producing, finalizing and exhibiting).


We are seeking an engaging, experienced Program Manager for our Empire Programs. The Empire Programs Manager is responsible for directing, coordinating, overseeing, and evaluating the successful implementation of The Art Effect’s anticipated 12 Empire programs.

This position supervises between six and eight Teaching Artists/Assistant Teaching Artist teams. This is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with health benefits and 401k option. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted up to and including October 1st, with interviews occurring the week after, with an anticipated program start date of October 15th.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Designing learner-centered, constructivist project-based learning units focusing on visual arts and media arts.

Developing curriculum and assessment materials to create a reusable lesson archive.

Leading teams of teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating media/arts education curriculum for elementary and middle-school aged students and subbing in for teachers when needed.

Managing program interns to oversee all production/post-production in programs.

Assisting with professional development for teachers.

Maintenance of attendance records, activity logs, and other administrative duties that may be relevant to program, along with liaising between parents, administrators, and The Art Effect.

Grow the program’s reach and potential to better fulfill The Art Effect’s mission.

Coaching teachers with regard to The Art Effect pedagogy and reflective/adaptive self-directed improvement.

Upholding and training teachers in following site-specific disciplinary policies.

Meeting weekly with teachers to help them gather supplies, paperwork, fine-tune day by day curriculum, answer questions, brainstorm big-picture directions.

Meeting with on-site school literacy coaches to confer about linking after-school program to in-school curriculum/best practices for using media education to reinforce/strengthen literacy skills.

Compiling/inputting/filing student paperwork, assessments, enrollment, and attendance info.

Drafting outcomes reports, session-by-session, overview as well as site-by-site.

Writing copy/organizing pictures for web updates and social media posts.

Requirements for Position

A Bachelor’s degree in education, arts education, media arts, filmmaking/video production, visual arts, or a related field is required (a Master’s degree in education, arts education, or media production is preferred)

The ability to juggle multiple overlapping high-stakes priorities at once

A minimum of two years coordinating and directing a team, particularly teams working with children or youth

Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills

A demonstrated track record of effectively teaching a diverse range of learners

A vision for sustaining and expanding The Art Effect’s transformative pedagogy across all Empire Programs

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, résumé, and work samples or sample lesson plans to [email protected]

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.

Responsibilities include:

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

Required Skills/Abilities:

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

Preferred Education/Experience:

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 to find out more about us.

Location: Fishkill
Compensation: Starting at 515/hour with bonuses, rewards, and room for advancement.


This is a full-time position offering medical benefits, and 401k plan.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Train and lead youth in creating and developing multimedia (audio/video) content for customer stories, internal company announcement videos, external promotional social videos, product marketing videos, recruiting videos, corporate training and other potential client-commissioned projects.
Develop and oversee production of innovative media content for The Art Effect.
Provide input on The Art Effect’s media-based curriculum sequencing so students are prepared to enter the Excel and Forge Programs.
Create a Media Directory of production companies/businesses/industry professionals for student placement/collaboration to help reach of goal of employing local youth producers.
Develop and teach Forge Boot Camps.
Innovate and implement media-based marketing strategies to grow Forge client base.
Innovate and implement media-based Art Institute courses that prepare more youth to be eligible to produce in Forge Media.
Lead The Art Effect in staying current with emerging technologies and digital media.
Maintain a familiarity with cutting edge industry developments in film and video.
Deepen relationships with community partners.
Function as the public face of Forge Media.
Oversee all phases of Forge productions. Script, storyboard, budget, allocate resources, set deadlines and select optimal forms of media for projects.
Draft Forge budgets and approve program proposals.
Translate client parameters into actionable pre-production tasks (and train youth to be able to do the same) booking shoot locations; developing production schedules, reserving and renting equipment
Responsible for Production and Post-production on video content while mentoring students through Forge. Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media.

Requirements for Position

A BFA or Bachelor’s degree in film, visual media, or related fields (Master’s degree a plus)
At least 5 years of experience working in production
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Experience working with teens and youth
The ability to represent organization and build external relationships
The ability to manage a set staffed by teenage trainees
The ability to teach and regulate safety with lighting equipment (i.e. C-Stands)
The ability to meet and hold students to a high level of production quality
Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and After Effects
Familiarity with shooting on Canon C-100s, Sony a6300s, and DSLRs
Integrity and a dedication to the missions of The Art Effect and Forge Media

To apply:
Please send cover letter, references, and resume to [email protected] as well as a reel and/or video link to a production (please identify your role in the production).

Jensen Artists – Part-Time Administrative Assistant

About Jensen Artists:

Founded in 2007 as Christina Jensen PR, the company expanded in 2015 to include artist management services and was renamed Jensen Artists. Jensen Artists is dedicated to developing the careers and telling the stories of today’s most vibrant classical musicians. We are motivated by a desire to illustrate the abundance and appeal of today’s classical music world by sharing our clients’ personalities, creativity, and art with the public.

Job Description:

Jensen Artists seeks a career-minded individual with a working knowledge of classical music and the classical music industry to fill an administrative assistant position. Some prior experience working, interning, or completing coursework related to public relations or the classical music industry is preferred for this entry-level position. Attention to detail, promptness, strong organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Monitoring press clips and routing to artists, presenters, managers and label representatives

• Preparing press reports

• Posting event listings on a variety of online calendars and websites

• Researching new press contacts and publications

• Updating artists’ individual accounts and concert calendars on a variety of online resources (Spotify, Bands in Town, and others)

• Updating the Jensen Artists website as directed using the Wix platform

• Assembling materials for industry conferences and meetings

• Scheduling meetings and phone calls

• Attending artists’ performances in the New York area

• General office management – mailing, filing, copying, ordering supplies, renewing subscriptions, running errands, etc.

• A variety of tasks as directed

This position is 20-hours per week. The ideal schedule is 10am-2pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday working from the Beacon, NY area; 10am-6pm on Tuesday at Jensen Artists’ Manhattan office. Competitive hourly wage. Position is available in early September 2018.

?To apply:

Please send cover letter, résumé, and 3 writing samples (preferably press releases or pitch letters) to [email protected] addressed to Christina Jensen. No phone calls please.

Women’s Studio Workshop – Arts Writer

The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women’s issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.


-Interview resident artists and write a blog post on each (approximately one per week)

-Write quarterly blogs that tie together work of current or recents artists and the greater contemporary conversations within the field, specific but not limited to print, paper, book arts, etc

-Work with WSW’s staff and Board to identify 12 outside writers per year to work on special projects and increase readership; contract with and manage these writers

-Manage the blog schedule in coordination with the marketing team, ensuring timely posts while the artists are still working at WSW

-Grow blog readership in measurable ways and find new vehicles to support resident artists through this work

-Maintain and elevate WSW’s voice and branding

-Photograph artists working in the studio

-Track social media, website, and email analytics and give weekly reports at staff meeting

-Keep WSW’s Flickr account up to date with artist images

-Generate content for all AIR-related posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

-Create AIR-related content for email marketing through MailChimp, including spots in WSW’s Monthly e-Digest, blog-centric emails, and artist’s book announcements

-Work with the Artistic Director to launch new artists’ books, including but not limited to, visual documentation, book description, and website page

-Manage website as it relates to artists (alumnae, gallery, artists’ books, etc.)

-Complete other tasks, as needed



-Possesses a major or minor in Art History or Visual Arts and has knowledge of contemporary art

-Eager to engage critically with artists and produce one artist feature per week

-Adept at operating at high-efficiency in a deadline-continuous environment and producing content under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality

-Experienced in writing about visual arts and passionate about elevating the quality of art writing online

-Proactive in addressing any an all issues related to job responsibilities

-Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

-Extremely organized and detail-oriented

-Comfortable taking direction from more than one editor/manager and eager to improve as a writer with each and every blog

-Embraces opportunities for growth and works well independently and as part of a team


Preferred qualifications:

-Familiarity with the artistic disciplines offered by WSW (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, darkroom photography, and book arts)

-Knowledge of Adobe Suite, MailChimp, Salesforce, WordPress, and/or social media platforms


Application Materials:

-Cover letter


-Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses

-Three writing samples (at least one non-academic)

Compensation includes: $30,000 annual salary, 2 weeks paid vacation, ~2.5 weeks paid vacation for WSW’s winter break, and generous sick time. Healthcare stipend anda private, studio apartment on WSW’s campus ($700/mo) are available.


This is a full time, exempt position with a one-year contract. There is a possibility of contract extension or permanent hire at the end of the first year.


Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) is an equal opportunity employer. WSW recognizes workplace diversity as an asset that contributes to the success of its mission and is committed to a policy that respects and values individual differences. WSW will not discriminate in hiring, retention or promotion of any individual on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, HIV status, marital status, or pregnancy.

La Voz Bilingual Media Fellow

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 here. Applicant reviews will begin immediately.

Specific questions regarding the position can be directed to Mariel Fiori at: [email protected] No phone calls please.


Part-Time Registrar Assistant Position- Woodstock School of Art

Job Summary –

Responsible for assisting the Registrar with various initiatives including

maintaining student and donor records, processing student evaluations of courses, and other

administrative duties. Reports to Executive Director.

Primary responsibilities

  • Enter student contact information and attendance records into FileMaker database
  • Process payments for student registrations, donations and product sales
  • Send course confirmation emails to students
  • Enter donor information into FileMaker database
  • Print and track donor thank you letters
  • Update and maintain email distribution list
  • Attend all Exhibition openings (Saturdays only)
  • Answer phones and direct students to studios

Job Requirements –

  • A minimum of one year of experience in an office setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Database management preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skillsHours –
    Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (additional hours as needed)Apply –
    Send resume by June 6, 2018 to: [email protected]


OPUS 40 Executive Director

The OPUS 40 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Saugerties, seeks an Executive Director. Architectural Digest has called Opus 40 “one of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent.”  A 2/3rds time position reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Opus 40’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ED will initially develop thorough knowledge of core programs, operations, and business plans. The ED works directly with the board and attends board meetings during non-executive sessions. The ED oversees human, financial, environmental, technical operations and such other duties as may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications, services, and systems.
  • Recommend time lines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and inspire volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Opus 40’s staff and ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, donors, and other constituents.
  • Design and implement the strategic business planning process for the program operation and growth in conjunction with the board.
  • Submit reports and items for the agenda of board meetings on all matters of relevance.

Fundraising & Communications:          

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion.
  • Work with the board to create and annual fundraising plan.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Develop relationships, cultivation processes, and partnerships with potential donors, community/ political leaders, and other organizations to garner new opportunities.
  • Attend events, seminars, conferences and other opportunities to network and promote Opus 40’s mission.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a list of references to: [email protected]. Further information can be found at: Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by May 25.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is seeking inspiring applicants for the part-time position of Performing Arts Director.

The Performing Arts Director organizes DVAA’s performing arts programming and manages the Tusten Theatre and Krause Recital Hall. This includes curating 8-12 public performances at the Tusten, the annual Winter Salon series at Krause Hall, in keeping with DVAA’s mission; and coordinating space rental/usage with other performing arts groups and more. Additionally, the Performing Arts Director helps produce DVAA’s arts happening calendar and related arts services, as well as contributes to public programs and events that DVAA produces and contributes to, throughout the region.

A successful candidate for this role will be innovative, energetic, and passionate about the performing arts, and excited to bring dynamic programming to small communities.

To learn more and how to apply, please visit

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2018.

Spark Studios Teaching Media Artist


The Art Effect (formerly Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft) is seeking an engaging, creative, and enthusiastic teaching artist to support Spark Studios, a media arts and entrepreneurship summer workforce development program for youth ages 14-19. Youth receive hands-on training and practice in filmmaking and videography within the context of entrepreneurship and job skills training, all while earning an hourly wage.



As a teaching artist, you will guide a group of teenagers through the pre-production, production, and post-production processes of creating at least one original film. You will oversee student work and be responsible for student growth, as well as quality of production value and media messaging in student products. You will assist the Program Coordinator in curriculum planning, conducting interviews and selecting youth employees, tracking attendance, writing activity logs, and performing other administrative duties that may be relevant to the program. You will serve as a positive role model to the youth in our programs and be responsible for overseeing student management of media files.



This position requires experience creating media arts projects, an aptitude for learning new programs easily, and proven ability to mentor children/youth/teenagers. The ability to manage and work in a diverse team and think on the spot are also required. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner and self-starter ready to hit the ground running.


On-set working experience a must. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or shooting on Canon C100s or Sony a6300s a plus.


This position reports to the Spark Studios Coordinator in our Poughkeepsie, NY offices.


Dates of Employment:

This position begins in June, covers program dates of 7/9/18 – 8/17/18, and concludes 8/24/18. Specific start and end date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


Pay will be negotiated on an hourly basis and will be commensurate with experience.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, film reel or link to digital portfolio, and three references to [email protected]


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]


This year-long position provides qualified high school or college students with opportunities to learn and practice skills such as working with the public, handling different art materials and techniques and being part a dynamic team of educators. Interns assist at the Family Art Project, a long-running and well-attended weekend drop-in program, where they have an important role in helping shape the experience of the families who attend. Interns assist in setting up, preparing for, cleaning up after and directly facilitating the Family Art Project to children and adults. The content, theme and materials are nature- and seasonally-based and change every week.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Family Art Project Internship in the subject field.



Seeking candidates with excellent communications skills who enjoy working with the public & who have an interest in the Arts, film and theater. We’ll train you! You can download an application at (on the Theater Info page). Submit application & resume to [email protected] Questions? Call 860-435-2897.



Violin and general music teacher wanted for part-time position at a music school located in Wappingers Falls.  College student OK.  Hours are late afternoon/early evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays and during the day on Saturdays.  Must have good people skills and enjoy teaching children. Willing to train the right person.  Good pay and work environment.  Please call Carol at (845) 452-4225.