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Performing & Visual Arts Teachers - Newburgh Performing Arts Academy

The Newburgh Performing Arts Academy (NPAA) is a community school of the arts that provides formal training in the visual and performing arts to children and youth ages 3-18. Founded in 2004, NPAA was established to provide youth with instruction in the creative arts such as dance, theater, music, literary and visual arts.
Come grow with us!

Celebrating its 16th successful year, the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy seeks to enhance our award-winning performing and visual arts programs by adding to our roster of esteemed teaching artists in the following pre-professional and recreational disciplines:

Dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, African, Contemporary and Lyrical

Music – Voice/Chorus, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Recording Studio Engineering, drums, wind instruments

Visual Arts – Photography, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Film Making (Final Cut), Cartooning, Comic Book Creation, Computer Based Graphic Arts (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

Theater – Beginner to Advanced Acting Techniques, Musical Theater

Positions are available immediately from September to June on Saturdays during the hours of 9am-5pm and weekdays from 2pm-9pm.

Job Description: All currently available positions are part-time. NPAA teaching artists are responsible for providing high-quality instruction while cultivating learning environments that are most conducive to helping students with varying skill levels and interests to reach their highest potential.

Requirements & Qualifications: Must have experience teaching in your field of interest. Must demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity and must especially enjoy working with youth.

Please respond by email ([email protected]), specifying the position(s) you wish to apply for, and include your resume or bio and website link if applicable. No phone calls.

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]


Teaching Artists – The Art Effect

The Art Effect – Teaching Artist, MADLab Program
The MADLab (Media/Arts/Design Lab) program is an afterschool and summer workforce arts program that specializes in teaching students ages 14 – 19 workforce development skills through a diverse range of arts, media, and design projects.

The MADLab teaching artist duties include but are not limited to:
Collaborate with the MADLab Coordinator and other staff to develop cohesive and age-appropriate curriculum for visual arts program for high school age youth;
Mentor youth at varying skill levels to “get to the next step”;
Engage students through visual arts projects in meaningful ways;
Supervise and successfully manage students moving through a long-term, multi-step arts projects;
Manage student application processing as well as creation of programmatic materials such as rosters and visual arts education tools;
Manage and work in a diverse team with an ability to think on your feet;
Create visual arts projects (found object art, recycled and/or repurposed art, and urban design);
Be a supportive community-based mentor and resource for youth;
Engage youth in a series of “Check ins” to monitor youth employee’s well being and productivity;
Periodically maintain contact with youth‘s parents and guardians to keep them informed and updated on their child;
Perform other tasks as needed.

An ideal candidate would have:
BFA in the visual arts, arts education, or a related field
Experience in working with high school-age youth
High energy and be able to inspire excitement in others
Knowledge of the Adobe creative cloud
Experience in working with power tools
Background in painting/ illustration
Compensation: (Commensurate with Experience)

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and work samples to [email protected]


Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center
Position Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education:4-Year Degree
Position Type:Full Time Permanent
Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute and gallery in New York City. Our Gallery exhibitions, MA and PhD degree programs, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material cultures.

Reporting to, and working collaboratively with both the Director of Public Engagement and the Senior  Manager of Education, Engagement and Interpretation, BGC seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented administrator who will be responsible for the coordination of all department activities.

The successful candidate will be a tactical thinker with excellent writing skills who thrives in a collaborative fast paced environment. An interest in public programming, academia, and museum education preferred.


? Manage the planning and coordination of all public programs and events for seniors, educators, K-12 students, university students, families, arts professionals, and general adult audiences.
? Manage roster of student workers.
? Handle phone calls and inquiries.
? Liaise with third party organizations to book and confirm Gallery tours and events.
? Manage the gallery educator tour schedule.
? Manage and track departmental budgets.
? Manage check requests, invoices and payments.
? Work collaboratively to draft and edit event descriptions for all department marketing materials.
? Liaise with the marketing department on communications, e-blast schedule, website edits, eventbrite, etc.
? Help conduct program evaluations.
? Set up and work events.
? Order and manage supplies.

? B.A.; Background in art history, fine art, American studies, museum education, arts administration, or related fields.
? Minimum 2 years professional experience.
? Excellent organizational and communication skills and able to work well in a collaborative fast-paced environment.
? Demonstrated experience handling program details ahead of deadline.
? Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to work with close attention to detail.
? Proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications.
? Positive outlook and a passion for creating an inclusive working environment.
? Position work schedule includes some evening and weekend hours, to lead and participate in Gallery programs, and to meet job goals and deadlines.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Arts Education Coordinator - Arts Mid-Hudson

Arts Mid-Hudson Job Announcement:

 Regional Arts Service Organization seeks Arts Education Coordinator

 Arts Mid-Hudson is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to advancing, advocating, and supporting all of the arts across the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Founded in 1964, we serve the Mid-Hudson region with a focus on Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. With offices in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, New York, we provide grants and funding for arts and cultural programs, informational/educational workshops, outreach seminars, and funding workshops in various locations across our region.  

The Arts Education Coordinator will develop and oversee educational programs for Arts Mid-Hudson and in the community, as part of community outreach and engagement. The Arts Education Coordinator will be involved with a wide range of programs for diverse audiences, including school groups, adults, and youth/teen/family programs, including liaising with community partners in arts education initiatives and cultivating collaborations.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage relationships and cultivate partnerships over time, building collaborative arts education events across a diverse community; coordinating Arts Mid-Hudson’s arts learning workshops and gallery education programs, collecting data that supports this work, and providing outreach and cultivation for engagement with these programs.  

We seek candidates with prior teaching experience in a public/private school or community arts education program. Candidates fluent in Spanish will be given priority. Bachelor’s Degree required, MFA/MA in Art Education preferred. Annual benefits include generous vacation time, retirement plan, and partially subsidized health insurance.     

Arts Mid-Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the Mid-Hudson region, the constituencies and communities we serve.

To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in the position and why you are the candidate we seek, an up to date resume with contact information to: [email protected]. Or you can mail information: Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Ste F, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Please, no phone calls.

Entry Level Sales Person - Bailey Pottery

Bailey Pottery Equipment is a leader in the building of ceramic art equipment for schools and universities across the USA. Run by artists for artists out tight knit sales team is looking for an entry level salesperson. Attention to detail, computer competence and excellent social skills are necessary as well as familiarity with the ceramic arts. Friendly and upbeat working environment. We offer a competitive benefit package including health insurance. We are located in the up and coming Midtown Arts District in the beautiful Hudson River City of Kingston, NY.  

Position LevelEntry Level
Education: 2-Year Degree
Position Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000
Application Deadline: 01/24/2020

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a resume to [email protected] 


Assistant Professor of Art - SUNY New Paltz

The Art Department at SUNY New Paltz seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Art in the Sculpture Program, a full-time, 10-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 20, 2020.
The Sculpture program seeks an innovative artist and educator with a robust creative practice, experience teaching multiple sculpture techniques and approaches and a deep understanding of the history and theory of contemporary artistic production in the expanded field of sculpture. The ideal candidate should be experienced with shared management of a large, well-equipped sculpture studio and demonstrate familiarity with current health and safety practices with an emphasis on sustainable methods. Candidates who can foster a welcoming and inclusive studio environment are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities for tenure track faculty at SUNY New Paltz generally include a 3/3 teaching load; the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level sculpture courses ranging from an intro-level sculpture course for art majors and non-art majors to advanced sculpture classes for BFA, MFA, and BS Visual Arts students. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emergent sculpture practices in their courses, demonstrate the ability to assume leadership positions and a collaborative approach to program development.

In addition to ongoing excellence in teaching and creative/scholarly research and professional activity, the position requires generosity in service to the department, college and university including committee work and student advising/mentorship.


Qualified candidates must have an M.F.A. in Sculpture or Related Media and at least three years of teaching experience. Candidates must be familiar with the wide range of conceptual and technical approaches to sculpture and also demonstrate a commitment to creating cross-media, interdisciplinary, and high-impact learning opportunities. Candidates must demonstrate technical knowledge of metal fabrication, woodworking, and casting techniques as well as be well-versed in contemporary practices and critical issues in the field of sculpture.

The ideal candidate will also possess a broad intellectual approach to and practice of contemporary sculpture, a record of mentoring and connecting students to career opportunities, a commitment to integrating sustainable practices into the sculpture studio and curriculum, a nimbleness in incorporating emergent digital technologies such as digital fabrication technologies and time-based media into courses, and an engagement in a robust artistic practice that further expands the field of sculpture.

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Various Summer Positions - Cortland Repertory Theatre

Cortland Repertory Theatre is now hiring for the following positions for our 2020 summer season in Central New York.  Full job descriptions can be found on

Production Stage Manager / Company Manager
Assistant Stage Manager Intern
Assistant Technical Director
Scenic Carpenter
Scenic Carpenter Intern
Properties Designer
Properties Artisan
Properties Intern
Costume Shop Intern
Master Electrician

Sound Engineer

If applying, please include a cover letter, current resume and 3 references to production AT  PLEASE include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Marketing, Communications and Media Specialist - Northern Dutchess Symphony

Marketing, Communications and Media Specialist  Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) is seeking an energetic and creative person to lead our marketing and communications activity for the orchestra. The Marketing Specialist job is a very hands-on and collaborative role, responsible for producing brochures, websites, email campaigns, press releases, blog posts, direct mailings, and social media campaigns. The orchestra does 5 concerts each season and most of the work revolves around those 5 concerts and the pre-season communications. The position is mostly remote, with a few in-person meetings per year with the Orchestra conductor and board. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Execute marketing/communication projects; take the lead on some projects, play a support role in others.
  • In consultation with the Music Director, design and develop creative content for season brochure, gain approvals and send to the printer.
  • Update NDSO website with new season information.
  • Design and develop Season Program, to be delivered to printer at least 2 weeks before the first concert.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop an effective social media campaign for the season and each concert, including development of graphics for use on Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • For each concert:

     – Design, get approvals and send postcard, flyer and poster (if required) to printer.

     – Draft and get approvals for press release.

     – Update NDSO website with additional concert information if any.

     – Draft and send email blasts about concert.

     – Create ads for each concert and place in appropriate publications.

  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of Adobe InDesign and web site development technology.



Monthly stipend is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a very small not-for-profit.

Application Deadline: open until filled

To apply, please respond to [email protected] with:

  • Your resume
  • Your cover letter
  • Three samples of your original work from past marketing and communications jobs. Please include at least one example of written work (such as a press release), and at least one example of a digitally-created visual marketing piece (such as an Instagram post).  


About NDSO

The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now in its fourteenth season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.

For more information about NDSO, visit



Director of Finance and Administration - The Art Effect

Poughkeepsie, NY


The Art Effect empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. Based in Poughkeepsie, we help young people in the Hudson Valley explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

The Art Effect is in a period of growth and is looking for a full-time Director of Finance and Administration to be an effective partner to the Executive Director, leadership team, and Board of Directors in guiding the organization to fulfill an ambitious mission.


The Director of Finance and Administration will work closely with the Executive Director, Administrative Manager, and Accountant to build The Art Effect’s capacity to manage its financial and administrative processes as it grows in size and complexity. Reporting to the Executive Director and working directly with several key Board Committees including Finance and Audit, the Director of Finance and Administration will oversee finance, budgeting, cash flow, accounting, vendors, and employee benefits at The Art Effect. Responsibilities will include:


  • Oversee financial/accounting policies and practices, including internal controls and bank reconciliations;
  • Conduct bookkeeping and billing;
  • Schedule and prepare materials for Finance Committee and Board meetings;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federally mandated requirements;
  • Contract management and vendor management;
  • Ideal candidate will also manage the implementation of a new donor and student management systems database.

Financial Reporting, Projecting, and Analysis

  • Manage organizational cash flow and financial forecasting;
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and reports for institutional proposals, grants and special projects;
  • Track and report on programmatic budgets across a number of funding sources;
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making by providing detailed, transparent financial analysis.
  • Communicate and present critical financial matters and overall organizational financial status to ED and Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate the annual audit process.

Human Resources

  • Advance The Art Effect’s resources with administration of policies and practices for compensation and benefits, including healthcare, 401K, and PTO;
  • Oversee personnel contracts
  • Manage, prepare and submit payroll, payroll reporting, and tax forms;
  • Update and manage a training program to inform and support employees regarding policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Ensure compliance with all state- and federally-mandated programs and requirements.


The successful candidate will be a proactive team player who is able to direct and drive The Art Effect’s financial and administrative functions while working collaboratively with the organization’s senior staff and key committee chairpersons to maintain a culture of      accountability and transparency. Candidate must have:

  • CPA and/or equivalent experience with a nonprofit organization of comparable scope and scale;
  • Solid knowledge of and experience in nonprofit financial policy, management, and practice;
  • Experience with personnel administration, human resources, and data management for nonprofits;
  • At least 5-10 years of professional experience overall in the nonprofit sector; experience in the arts and/or education is a plus;
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong relationship skills, particularly with Board of Directors and high-level stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to – and effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in accounting and reporting software including QuickBooks online, as well as in Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to make informed, strategic decisions with a big-picture mentality;
  • Integrity and a dedication to the mission of The Art Effect.


This is a full-time position offering medical and dental benefits, 401K, paid time off, and others. Salary range: $68,000-$75,000.

Please email cover letter, resumé, and 3 references to [email protected] by February 5. No phone inquiries will be accepted.

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