Jobs in the Arts
JOBS IN THE ARTS
Barefoot Dance Center Seeks Part-Time Dance Teacher
Must be experienced teaching a variety of ages in modern/post-modern techniques and creative dance. Somatic training certification a plus. Ability to teach African Diaspora dance style(s) also a plus. POC encouraged to apply. Position begins mid-September 2018.
Studio located in mid-Hudson Valley, NY. www.barefootdancecenter.com
Send cover letter and resume to Jessie Levey, director at [email protected]
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
-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
-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 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.
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.
- 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: https://www.opus40.org. 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 http://bit.ly/2KGcvNH
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.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, film reel or link to digital portfolio, and three references to [email protected]
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]
FAMILY ART PROJECT INTERN – WAVE HILL
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.
THE MOVIEHOUSE CINEMA ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER IN MILLERTON, NY HAS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN EXHIBITION, MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATION, AND SALES.
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 themoviehouse.net (on the Theater Info page). Submit application & resume to [email protected]themoviehouse.net. 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.