Jobs in the Arts
Executive Director – Lake George Arts Project
The Lake George Arts Project (LGAP) seeks a detail-oriented, effective business manager and communicator to lead this well-respected, multi-faceted arts organization in the popular resort town of Lake George, NY.
The mission of the Lake George Arts Project is to provide income and exposure opportunities to emerging and established artists and musicians while providing quality arts programs for the residents and visitors of the greater Lake George region. Principal programs include a year-round Gallery Exhibition Series, a Summer Concert Series, and the Lake George Jazz Weekend. Other programs and activities include a video festival, occasional readings and lectures, and a number of fundraising events. Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, prior non-profit administrative experience, and preferably have a background in the arts.
As the face of the organization, candidates will need to have excellent communication skills in order to manage and interact with staff, Board of Directors, exhibiting and performing artists, as well as network and collaborate with local businesses, art organizations, educational institutions, and engage with the public.
Other experiences and key skills include:
· grant writing and innovative fundraising
· planning, management, and execution of public events
· maintaining finances (Quickbooks knowledge helpful)
· negotiating contracts with performing artists
· creating and balancing budgets
· managing data base
· promoting and publicizing events
· managing website and social media outlets
· IT skills, including experience with WordPress
· community networking
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the chief administrative and financial officer of the organization, working in close collaboration with the Gallery Director and Jazz Weekend curator in carrying out LGAP’s mission and vision. The Executive Director’s position would begin on or about January 1, 2020.
Work schedule flexibility is important and will require some evenings and weekends, average of 30 to 40 per week. Salary range $42,000 – $45,000. Salary commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline is October 18, 2019. Please email resume, with a minimum of 4 references, to [email protected], with “Search Committee” in the subject line. Hard copies can be mailed to Search Committee, c/o Lake George Arts Project, 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845. Questions: (518) 668-2616. LGAP is an equal opportunity employer.
Teaching Artists, Empire Programs - The Art Effect
The Art Effect empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and bring about
positive social change. We help youth 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.
In The Art Effect’s Empire State Extended Learning Time after-school programs, visual and media
teaching artists mentor youth within the Poughkeepsie City School District through the process of
creating a diverse range of arts projects (including planning, producing, finalizing and exhibiting).
We are seeking engaging, experienced teachers of both fine and media arts for our Empire Programs.
Each position co-teaches two afternoons a week in either an elementary-age program (2nd/3rd or
4th/5th) or middle school program (6th/7th/8th). Applications are currently being accepted and
positions begin pending background check and fingerprinting clearance.
Lead Teaching Artist responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development and Implementation:
? Develop cohesive and age/culturally appropriate curriculum for after-school arts/media classes
for elementary-age students.
? Implement and facilitate engaging visual/media arts lessons during class time.
? Conduct each class in an organized and seamless manner in demonstration of strong
classroom management skills.
? Ensure students are well supervised, and within sight at all times.
? Establish a classroom culture that fosters learning, tolerance, understanding, creativity,
productivity, positivity, and focus.
? Clean up of materials/classrooms/projects.
? Keep classroom records including accurate daily attendance, daily activity log, engaging
lesson outlines, and log of any incidents/injuries. Follow organization’s protocol for keeping
track of this information.
? Prepare necessary teaching materials ahead of time and keep records of curriculum goals and
? Create consistent organizational systems in order to keep work organized, and ensure that
materials/equipment are well cared for.
? Be prepared for class ahead of time, including preparing class materials in advance for
seamless transitions throughout class time.
? Communicate with family members, building staff, and our staff to let them know about all the
wonderful things being achieved in class.
Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts, film-making, video
production, education, or a related field is required, OR equivalent amount of professional experience
teaching art to youth in a formal setting. A Master’s degree in education, arts education, or media
production is a plus.
? Must have a minimum of one year of experience working with children or youth.
? Must have a minimum of one year of experience in curriculum development.
? Must have experience with classroom management and leadership.
? Must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
? Must have a background in visual arts, filmmaking or other arts disciplines.
? Must have excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
? Must have a demonstrated track record of effectively teaching a diverse range of learners.
? Must have the ability to juggle multiple overlapping high-stakes priorities at once.
Compensation: (Commensurate with Experience)
Please send a cover letter, résumé, work samples and/or sample lesson plans to
Director of Explore Programs: Lauren Hollick [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.
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.
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]
Various Opportunities - Storm King Art Center
Full-time employees may be eligible for Storm King’s benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, Life, and retirement plans in addition to a generous paid time off program.
Storm King Art Center is dedicated to fostering a diverse workplace. Storm King Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.
People who are of color, gender oppressed, LGBTQ, immigrants with work permission, and people of diverse social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Storm King Art Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other related consideration.