Director of Artistic Programs
Reports to: President & CEO
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: Health / Optional 403b Retirement. Position includes 10 Vacation, 8 Sick, 11 Holidays, and Parking.
Supervises: Program Assistant, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Preparator, and Program Interns
Artspace, a non-profit visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists, seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Director of Artistic Programs to lead our exhibitions, residencies, artist programs, and through the supervision of an education & outreach coordinator oversee all educational programs. The Director of Artistic Programs plays a leadership role in formulating strategies that support Artspace’s artistic and community engagement goals.
The Director of Artistic Programs oversees, plans, and manages all aspects of Artspace’s exhibitions,residencies, and programs (including educational and artists) in an effort to engage the public in the creative process, support and present the work of professional visual artists, expose the community to diverse artistic styles, develop new audiences for the visual arts, and help create an environment in which artists of all levels and ages can learn and exchange ideas.
The Director of Artistic Programs is a vital senior-level staff member of Artspace who reports directly to and works closely with the President & CEO to establish the artistic direction of Artspace. The Director of Artistic Programs supervises a full-time program assistant, a part-time education & outreach coordinator, a part-time preparator, and program interns. Along with other staff and Board, the Director of Artistic Programs is ahighly visible member of Artspace.
Artspace is seeking a creative thinker who knows how to accomplish things independently while also serving as a highly functioning member of a team. Physically, the position requires climbing ladders, stairs,and lifting of 50 – 100 pounds on a regular basis.
• Curate more than thirty exhibitions (on-site and off-site) per year with emerging and established regional and national artists.
• Receive works of art; contract with artists; install and strike exhibitions; pack/unpack works for travel.
• Write exhibition essays and educational program brochure text; work with designers and printers to produce brochures and catalogues.
• Provide content for artistic programming related press releases, social media, and website.
• Identify and cultivate lasting and ad hoc partnerships to meet artistic goals.
• Promote all Artspace by attracting participants, supporters, and collectors to all artistic programs.
• Ensure that revenue goals are met or exceeded each year.
• Working in conjunction with the Director of Development, oversee Artspace newsletter, gathering all content and working closely with designer and printer.
Artist & Residency Programming
• Promote artist membership program in the community and recruit artists to join.
• Develop and implement all artist services programs including: networking opportunities,professional development, workshops, panels, etc.
• Oversee and publicize long-term studio opportunities and short-term residency programs for emerging and established artists.
• Attract and retain an appropriate mix of high-quality artists for all studio, residency and visiting artistprograms.
• Organize review process, interview, select and orient all new studio and residency artists to Artspace and the Raleigh creative community.
• Coordinate end-of-residency exhibitions as well as any educational programs associated with residencies including workshops and classes for youths and adults, meet the artist events, and public lectures.
• Work with education & outreach coordinator to develop cross-over educational programming & lectures internally and externally including: meet the artist events, artist lectures and demonstrations, and professional development opportunities for artists.
• Supervise education & outreach coordinator and program assistant and guide planning of all Artspace educational programs including:
• Process & Product, integrating the 5th grade visual arts and social studies curricula.
• Artspace Summer Arts Program, week-long youth classes, and evening and weekend workshops for teens and adults.
• Artspace Outreach Programs, partnering with social service organizations and schools.
• Adult workshops and classes throughout the year.
• Saturday classes and College Prep programs for youth.
• Supervises exhibition preparator, program assistant, and program interns.
• Assist development staff with fundraising efforts, providing content for grants, and coordinating the donation of artwork for fundraiser events.
The successful candidate must possess a broad understanding of the visual arts, curatorial practice, and the need of practicing artists. Furthermore, this position requires a bold vision of community engagement,a collaborative working style, and the ability to create exciting programs and meaningful partnerships. Applicants must have 5 years experience in a senior-level curatorial or artistic director role. An advanced degree in art history, arts administration or curatorial practice is preferred.
The ideal candidate is someone who shows initiative, is energetic, imaginative, and highly organized. Strong organizational and computer skills are necessary. Competency with Microsoft Office required; experience with online art submission software and WordPress a plus. Candidate should have exceptional communication skills, including experience in writing about art. Candidate must handle multiple projects simultaneously, and have an interest in working in an active office environment. Candidate should be knowledgeable of contemporary art and have experience curating exhibitions and in overseeing educational programs for youth, adults, and diverse audiences. Candidate must be attentive to detail. Involves occasional weekend and evening hours.
Salary commensurate with experience, opportunities for professional growth and development.
Please send cover letter, resume, 3 reference contacts, two writing samples, and salary requirements to:
Director of Artistic Programs Search Committee, Artspace, 201 E. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 or email
email@example.com. Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls or
email inquiries regarding the status of your application.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014, or until position is filled.
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Artistic Programs
Employment Status: Contract, Part-time
Supervises: Program Interns & Volunteers
Dates: January 5 – December 31, 2015 (30 hours/week)
Artspace, a non-profit visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists, seeks a part-time, contracted Education & Outreach Coordinator. Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, the Education & Outreach Coordinator will oversee, plan, and manage all aspects of Artspace’s educational programming including youth and adult classes and programs. This position is responsible for recruiting and training all art teachers, volunteers, and interns involved in Artspace’s classes and workshops for youth and adults. The Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the administration of program evaluations and in working with the Director of Artistic Programs to effectively assess all educational programs.
The Education & Outreach Coordinator reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Artistic Programs to achieve Artspace’s mission. The Education & Outreach Coordinator supervisors program interns and volunteers and works closely with the Program Assistant. This position is responsible for ensuring all classes and workshops run smoothly and requires some evening and weekend hours. Along with other staff and Board, the Education & Outreach Coordinator represents Artspace at public events, and works as an effective and proactive team player.
• Oversee and coordinate school programs including Process & Product, integrating the fifth grade visual arts and social studies curricula.
• Plan, implement, and oversee the Artspace Summer Arts Program, including 48 week-long youth classes, and approximately 15 evening and weekend workshops for teens and adults. Interview, hire, and contract with art instructors; finalize brochure content and work with designer and printer to produce course catalog; coordinate advertising; hire and supervise Summer Arts Program Interns; supervise more than 25 volunteers.
• Work with Director of Artistic Programs to seek and secure partnerships in the community for Artspace Outreach Programs. Coordinate all outreach programs, working with staff at each location, hire teaching artists, develop, oversee, and evaluate programs.
• Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, plan and implement all adult workshops and classes throughout the year.
• Schedule and oversee all year-round Saturday classes and College Prep programs for youth.
• Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, create programs/classes (lunch time, evening, and weekend) that complement Artspace exhibitions.
• Work with Program Assistant and/or graphic designers to create all educational program brochures and promotional materials and work with printers to produce.
• Assist development staff with fundraising efforts by providing content and budgets for grants.
A Bachelors degree in arts, arts education, or related field with 3-5 years arts education and/or programming experience. Masters degree in art education, arts administration, or related field preferred. This position requires a collaborative working style and the ability to create innovative and exciting programs and meaningful partnerships.
The ideal candidate is someone who shows initiative, is energetic, imaginative, and highly organized. Strong organizational and computer skills are necessary. Competency with Microsoft Office required. Candidate should have exceptional communication skills and have knowledge of a wide range of art techniques and supplies. Candidate must handle multiple projects simultaneously and have an interest in working in an active office environment. Candidate should be knowledgeable about the visual arts, both applied and in an art historical context, and have experience developing and overseeing educational programs for youth, adults, and diverse audiences. Candidate must be attentive to detail. Involves occasional weekend and evening hours.
Salary commensurate with experience. Potential for position to become full-time in the future.
Please send cover letter, resume and 3 reference contacts to: Education & Outreach Coordinator Search Committee, Artspace, 201 E. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls or email inquiries regarding the status of your application.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2014, or until position is filled.
Artspace Tech Internship
Deadline for Applications: Rolling
Artspace seeks an intern to edit audio files for Artspace podcasts. Video editing is a plus, but not required. Intern will be responsible for recording artists’ talks and special Artspace events.
For more information, please contact Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions at (919) 821-2787 or email@example.com
Please mail or email letter of interest, resume, and two references with contact information/relationship to:
Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601