Utility Box Project

The Sunset & Vine District Public Art Program is seeking artists to create utility box art.

Eligibility: (restrictions not provided)

Budget: Selected artist will receive $2,000 for compensation for final designs submitted as Illustrator files with the correct resolution/specs for the printer for all 10 utility boxes

Deadline: August 18, 2015

Questions: doartfoundation@gmail.com

Download RFQ

 

Job Opportunities: San Diego State University

San Diego State University has several positions open in their Arts Department. All positions start Fall 2015

Contemporary Art History / Visual Studies

Furniture

Temporary / Part-time Positions:

Interior Design (temporary)

Art History

Wood-shop Tech

Job Opportunity: Venice Arts

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

Venice Arts seeks a full-time Development and Communications Associate to work under the general supervision of the Associate Director. A member of the Dev/Comm Team, the Associate’s primary roles and responsibilities include: 

Development:
• Assist with grants research, writing Letters of Inquiry, and drafting final reports
• Maintain grant attachments and related, collateral materials used in grant packaging 
• Assist with implementation of annual campaigns, including online/social media and direct mail
• Send donor acknowledgement letters and other development correspondence as requested
• Regularly update all data relative to donor prospecting and generate reports
• Provide support for fundraising events and maintain all data related to such events 

Marketing & Communications:
• Calendar and implement the marketing and communications plan
• Archive all print and electronic press clippings
• Manage all media contacts, press release/press packet dissemination
• Assure that all promotional materials are stocked and available to the public
• Draft quarterly communications reporting following the proscribed protocol 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a graduate of a nonprofit management, fund development, or marketing/ communications program; prior, entry-level experience in development and/or communications preferred. Must be an excellent writer, articulate, extremely well-organized and detail oriented, with the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines at the direction of multiple staff. Must be extremely comfortable capturing and entering data, as well as querying a database to generate reports. Must be highly proficient with Excel, with a demonstrated ability to generate reports and graphs; experience with FilemakerPro a plus. A strong design sensibility and ability to work with Adobe Suite software preferred, but not required. Must have a flexible schedule, as occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. Must demonstrate a basic understanding of communications and the ability to execute multi-platform campaigns in an efficient manner. 

Salary and Benefits: This full-time, non-exempt position starts at $18 per hour; vacation and sick time accrues after completion of an initial, 90-day period. This position offers an excellent opportunity for growth and development for candidates interested in development and/or communications.

How to Apply: Send your résumé, along with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to Elysa Voshell: elysa@venice-arts.org. Please: no phone inquiries or walk-ins.

Mission: Venice Arts mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media-based arts education programs. Venice Arts also serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low-income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi-media. 

Job Opportunity: CalArts Admissions Counselor

Information and Responsibilities: 

This position will play a key role in the admissions process and will be involved in the full range of recruitment and field activities, including conducting on and off-campus sessions, participating in extensive recruitment travel and representing the Institute at a variety of admissions sponsored events. Travel, evening and weekend work are required.  Additionally the position facilitates, tracks and reports on all applicant files as they move through the admissions process.

•    Represent CalArts at high school visits, CalArts recruitment events, and at community college, national and regional college fairs
•    Represent specific schools and programs (such as Film/Video) as assigned
•    Contact teachers and counselors at secondary schools and community colleges regarding college fairs, and visits by CalArts faculty and admissions representatives locally and nationally.
•    Conduct follow-up with prospective applicants by e-mail, phone, and social media
•    Counsel prospective students and parents on CalArts programs, admissions requirements, deadlines, portfolio or audition requirements
•    Assist with faculty portfolio/admissions review session planning, preparation, and set up as assigned
•    Assist facilitating applicant processing during faculty portfolio/admissions review sessions as assigned
•    Aid in the processing of disseminating portfolio and application materials to appropriate faculty
•    Conduct follow-up with selected applicants for supplemental materials, scheduling of interviews or auditions, campus visits 
•    Maintain knowledge of the programs, curriculum, faculty, facilities and admissions procedures and requirements 
•    Maintain accurate, updated records and prepare periodic reports
•    Conduct weekly on-campus information sessions and tours of CalArts
•    Schedule, organize and confirm all on and off-campus portfolio reviews of prospective student work
•    Manage a heavy volume of telephone and email inquiries from prospective students, applicants and admitted students
•    Work some evenings and weekends and have the ability to travel locally or remotely for up to 2 weeks at a time

Requirements: 

•    Excellent communication, presentation and public speaking skills
•    Ability to communicate effectively with Admissions co-workers, faculty, prospective students, and parents.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills.
•    Active interest in and awareness of contemporary art and design practices.
•    Social networking and computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Keynote and PowerPoint.  
•    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
•    Academic recruitment experience preferred.
•    Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license for off-campus recruiting visits.

Qualifications: 

•    Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Design, or Film is preferred 
•    1 – 2 years relevant experience 
•    Experience in higher education admissions policies and procedures
•    Experience with financial aid processes and programs
•    Working knowledge of MAC computers

How to Apply:

Position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to cjoy@calarts.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line: Admissions Counselor in order to be considered. 

For more information, visit: https://calarts.edu/employment/admissions-counselor

New Curatorial Opportunities


Liverpool Biennial Assistant Curator


Liverpool Biennial is looking to appoint an Assistant Curator to join the team.The Assistant Curator will support the Programme Team in all aspects of the research, preparation, delivery, production, installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Biennial exhibition and year-round programme of talks, events, publishing and research. Dealine: May 14, 2015. Read more

 

Chief Curator

The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) seeks an experienced museum professional as full-time Chief Curator. The successful individual will join a strong accredited Museum that has grown and engaged audiences from across the country with its specialized art collection and programming. Read more

 

FRAC is looking for a new Director

the FRAC will be embarking on a structural change towards an EPCC [Public Establishment of Cultural Cooperation]. To develop its tasks, guarantee its day-to-day management, and effect its structural change, the FRAC is looking for a new Director. Read more

 

Assistant Curator / Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Assistant Curator/Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art. As a member of the Curatorial Department, the Assistant Curator/Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art is responsible for curatorial research and implementation support for Guggenheim-organized Asian art exhibitions and scholarly publications, including the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation projects; for liaison work with Asian institutions; and for translation and interpretation as necessary. Read more

 

Curator, Exhibitions

The Rubin Museum of Art seeks a curator to work collaboratively and closely with the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, other Curatorial staff, and the staff of other departments. The incumbent will report to the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research. Read more

Summer 2015 Multicultural Curatorial and Education Internship

FUNDED BY THE GETTY FOUNDATION AT THE LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART

Internship Description: The Getty Summer Curatorial Intern will be involved in the ongoing work of the department—all aspects of collection care, exhibition development, and registrar’s tasks. The intern works full-time five 8-hour days a week and divides the time and tasks between working with Registrar Candice Reichardt and Director of Collections and Exhibitions Sue Ann Robinson. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to see and assist with the work of exhibition installation when it is scheduled by the Preparator with a crew of art handlers. The intern will learn the care and handling of art and the system of safe storage and recording locations. This summer the intern will work on processing new acquisitions with the Registrar including a gift of 45 contemporary artworks as well as researching new acquisitions’ artworks in print, painting, and sculpture and artists new to the collection with Robinson. The intern will measure, condition report, pack and update the database in the accessioning process. The intern will help compile and update checklists for upcoming special exhibitions as well as help generate loan agreements associated with those exhibitions. Working with the Director of Collections, the intern will have the opportunity of organizing two small selected exhibitions from the permanent collection for installation in the Historic Anderson House to be installed at the end of the internship.   Research for an exhibition of contemporary ceramics will also be an ongoing project for an exhibition scheduled later in the year under the direction of Robinson. This will involve photographing the artwork, creating a checklist with complete identification information as well as researching and writing brief biographies of the ceramists and the ceramic methods involved.

Eligibility Requirements: The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Intern must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2015. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 8, 2015 and ending no later than August 21, 2015. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the Internship Application (PDF) and all other supporting documents. A completed application is: Resume, course transcripts, statement of interest, letters of recommendation and application form. Only complete applications will be reviewed for an interview. All applications are due by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled May 6, 7, 12 or 13.

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Internship Description: The Getty Summer Education Intern will be involved in the ongoing work of the department—all aspects of education, and visitor services. The intern works full-time, five 8-hour days a week and divides the time and tasks between working with the Director of Education and Visitor Services, Lisa Marsh and the Associate Director of Education and Visitor Services, Bianca Moreno. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to see and assist with museum programming and the After Dark event. This summer the intern will prepare and conduct several Family Artmaking Workshops that occur every Sunday. The intern will be part of the team that develops gallery learning experiences and implement them in the galleries. Part of the job includes preparing curriculum for Pre Visits to the schools for use with the KidsVisions Program, including Art Workshops and post lesson plans for the upcoming school year. The intern will study the Common Core and VAPA standards when preparing lessons and apply them to the curriculum.

Eligibility Requirements: The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Intern must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2015. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 8, 2015 and ending no later than August 21, 2015. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the Internship Application (PDF) and all other supporting documents. A completed application is: Resume, course transcripts, statement of interest, letters of recommendation and application form. Only complete applications will be reviewed for an interview. All applications are due by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled May 5, 6, or 7.

Call for Submissions: Beyond the Box

Beyond The Box utility box mural event that will take place on May 2, 2015, with selected utility boxes, including locations:
• Near the Brand Boulevard of Cars and the Museum of Neon Art.
• In the Adams Hill neighborhood.
• On Louise Street near the 134 Freeway.
• In north Glendale on Foothill Boulevard.

The Glendale Arts & Culture Commission would like to encourage artists and community members to create murals in the City to beautify the streetscape. Artists are not required, but highly encouraged to incorporate volunteers into the mural process. Artists may create a template or outline to help volunteers paint the mural, or propose another concept for involving volunteers in the mural process.

Artists will be asked to prepare utility boxes (sand and prime). Artists are required to paint the mural on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Artists will be asked to apply final protective coating the following day.

The Arts and Culture Commission will fund up to $750.00 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials. The Commission anticipates selecting artwork for twenty-four utility boxes. Please visit the City of Glendale website for application guidelines. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2015.
 

Job Opportunity: Museum Curator

POSITION: Museum Curator 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA) seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, entrepreneurial individual with museum or similar work experience to develop and present exhibitions, run the Museum curatorial department and actively organize and oversee the permanent collection of the Museum. A successful candidate will thrive in our museum environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged, yet convention and tradition are equally respected. 

Nearing its 60th year, BMOA is an accredited Museum of Art located adjacent to Central Park in downtown Bakersfield, CA. Five gallery spaces comprise 5800 square feet of the 17,000 square foot facility and the Museum’s permanent collection exceeds 350 works of art. Currently, BMOA presents three annual exhibitions in the Museum galleries and hosts an Italian street painting festival, Via Arte, each October. Through these exhibitions, BMOA seeks to explore and develop modern and contemporary California art and artists while also giving nod to more traditional fine art. BMOA displays both established and emerging artists. Work from outside California is explored, though less frequently. 

Working among a small and dedicated Museum team, and in partnership with the Museum Director, the Director of Development, and the Museum’s exhibitions committee, the Curator will have the opportunity to strategically develop, direct and implement the exhibitions to fulfill BMOA’s mission of promoting the visual arts to diverse and broad audiences. The Museum seeks to continually expand its artistic reach to the many culturally diverse audiences throughout the Central Valley; specific cultural visual arts exhibitions are periodically shown. 

This is an opportunity for a candidate to work in a very hands-on, cooperative, inspiring environment with forward-thinking individuals who continually seek to elevate the quality and diversity of art shown at BMOA. A successful candidate will embrace California’s incredible art hubs for ideas and inspiration. A travel budget will be included to enhance this interaction. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Bring exceptional visual arts, primarily from California, to a diverse regional audience, including families, school-aged children and underserved populations through exciting and engaging exhibitions and permanent collection display; 

  • Plan, budget and execute 4 annual exhibitions in alignment with BMOA mission; 
  • Oversee exhibition tactics including, but not limited to: conducting studio visits, arranging loan agreements, maintaining condition reports, maintaining reproduction releases and facility reports, designing exhibition schematics, and preparing text for all written materials related to each exhibition; 
  • Work with education and development departments to create and implement strategies and programs to expand exhibition reach (eg. lectures and visiting artist presentations to compliment exhibitions on display). 
  • Organize and manage the permanent collection of the Museum; 
  • Manage a department of two (with potential for additional internship assistance); 
  • Interact regularly with all Museum departments in support of BMOA’s mission; 
  • Maintain and adjust all project budgets regularly; 
  • Oversee all art belonging to or lent to the Museum and assure record and object descriptions of all items are maintained for collection files; 
  • Oversee the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee; 
  • Perform or oversee registrar functions to ensure record maintenance for BMOA’s permanent collection and exhibitions according to Museum’s best practices; 
  • Oversee handling of all art objects entering and leaving the Museum; 
  • Work with galleries, artists, museums, collectors and lenders to acquire all works for exhibitions and solicit works for the Museum’s permanent collection; 
  • Maintain all contracts and legal documents for all exhibitions and borrowed materials, and permanent collection items; 
  • Coordinating with the Museum Director and Director of Development, maintain considerable public and donor contact as it relates to the Museum’s current and future exhibitions and permanent collection. This may include assisting in grant writing projects as needed. 
  • Assist Director of Development and Museum Director with fundraising as it relates to all curatorial functions; 
  • Assist departments as needed in activities supporting curatorial strategy execution, including, but not limited to: gallery-led tours, developing curatorial content text for print and online materials, 
  • Work with other departments to coordinate exhibition openings and special curatorial events, including but not limited to Preview Circle Opening artist presentations, Curator’s Forum prospecting events, First Wednesday Curatorial Series); 
  • Candidate must agree to reside in Bakersfield or within a 50 mile radius of Bakersfield upon commencement of job. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Ability to propose, create and execute project budgets for all exhibits and curatorial functions; 
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary/modern and traditional California art and artists; 
  • Ability to understand and propose artists and exhibitions that will make an impact in a museum of our size. 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and work among a broad range of constituencies (including but not limited to collectors, donors, professional colleagues, board members, artists and the community) in an effort to further BMOA’s mission. 
  • Management experience in conjunction with collaborative team success; 
  • Flexibility to manage and ability to prioritize and plan multiple tasks – some outside the scope of curatorial department – in order to successfully implement the exhibition and curatorial program strategy. 
  • Exhibition fundraising skills – particularly helping link prospective donors with niche projects; 
  • Strong communications skills; 
  • Strong written, analytic skills and research skills; 
  • MA degree in related art field preferred; BA/BS from four-year college or university with an art-related degree required. 
  • Three to five years Museum Curatorial or related art experience required. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience; relocation assistance may be available. 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to employment@bmoa.org. 

Bakersfield Museum Of Art BMOA.org 661-323-7219 

Artist Studios Available


For nearly 30 years Angels Gate Cultural Center has provided subsidized studio space for professional, working artists from all artistic disciplines residing within the Los Angeles area. Current artists in the program range in practice from visual arts to jewelry and performance to photojournalism.
 
Angels Gate Cultural Center, located in Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, CA, overlooks the Port of Los Angeles and Catalina Island. The studios are located within nine different repurposed 1940s Army barracks; thus each one varies in size, lighting and cost.  The cost of a studio ranges from $150 to $800 a month. 
 
We are currently accepting applications from individual artists, collaborative teams, or collectives on a rolling basis.
 
For more information about the studio program or for an application, please go to our web site here. 
 
Questions? Call us at 310.519.0936.
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
 

2015 New York Arts Practicum


New York Arts Practicum, June 8-July 31, 2015
Application deadline: March 22, 2015.


Apply now to the 2015 New York Arts Practicum, a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where participants produce work without access to their institutional facilities, and site visits to artist workspaces, galleries, and museums.

The intensive eight-week program offers participants a structured environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist and demystifies the many ways one can be an artist today. Mentees work in their mentor’s studio two to three days per week, meet Monday and Tuesday evenings for a critique seminar, and convene Fridays for site visits. Past participants called the experience: demystifying, life changing, and an inspirational reality check.

Curious about the program or the application process? Join Program Director Michael Mandiberg for a Google Hangout on Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 PM EST or Friday, March 13th at 3:00 PM EST. RSVP to: info@artspracticum.org.

Mentors lead critiques structured around developing strategies for creating work without institutional studio facilities. Practicum mentors lead seminars on their work, or related topic; these sessions are intimate views into their in-progress work, with a focus on process. By working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, participants gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school.

Mentors for Summer 2015 and their Practicum Descriptions
Brendan Fernandes will be preparing exhibitions and exploring dance and movement.
Kate Gilmore will be developing new work, editing videos, and organizing her archive.
Pablo Helguera is planning a large performance and researching upcoming projects.
David Horvitz will be working on things. You can help.
Marisa Jahn is working on a series of public art projects.
Steve Lambert will be working to: Rebuild, Maintain,and  Grow.
Jen Liu will be shooting a new film, choreographing, and 3D animating.
Mary Mattingly is working on collaborative, public sculptures this summer.
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy are going down the R&D tunnel and using the blockchain to authenticate digital art.
Not an Alternative is planning an exhibition, field expedition, and public interventions as "The Natural History Museum."
William Powhida is working on a solo exhibition and with Jennifer Dalton on a public art project about housing.
Kenya (Robinson) is making multiples of the #WHITEMANINMYPOCKET.
Brad Troemel will be doing research and experimenting.
Clement Valla will be researching alternate histories of photography, mining the museum and making sculpture.
Marina Zurkow is preparing a gallery show and working on the Field Guide to the Dark Ecologies of New York.

Last year’s mentors and visitors included: Sonel Breslav at Murray Guy, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney at BHQFU, Courtney Childress at On Stellar Rays, Julia Christensen, Zoe Crosher, Not An Alternative, Kate Gilmore, Pablo Helguera, David Horvitz, Robert Hult at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Marisa Jahn, Miao Jiaxin, Steve Lambert, Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner, Martha Moldovan at David Zwirner, Leigh Ledare, Simone Leigh, Michelle Levy at EFA Project Space, Jen Liu, Matthew Lyons at The Kitchen, Eva and Franco Mattes, Mary Mattingly, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Douglas Paulson at Flux Factory, Stephanie Pereira at Kickstarter, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Sara Reisman at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, Magdalena Sawon at Postmasters Gallery, Brooke Singer and Stefani Bardin at La Casita Verde, Benjamin Tischer at Invisible Exports, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, Clement Valla, Madeline Warren and Yuta Nakajima at Hauser and Wirth, Andrew Norman Wilson, Letha Wilson, Ed Woodham, and B Wurtz. You can see documentation of these visits on our Flickr page.

For program description and application please see the website: http://ArtsPracticum.org. For questions, please see the FAQ: http://www.artspracticum.org/faq, or contact us at info@artspracticum.org.
 

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter's
LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015

January 29 - February 1, 2015
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA

Printed Matter presents the third annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 29 through February 1, 2015, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA. 

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over 20 countries.

The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City. Over 35,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2014.

THE LA ART BOOK FAIR PREVIEW
Join us on Thursday, January 29, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Geffen Contemporary for a three-hour opening night preview, with special musical performances by NO AGE and PRINCE RAMA.

Entry to the Preview will cost $10, proceeds going to support LAABF15. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by artist Edie Fake.

A full calendar of events will be posted online at www.laartbookfair.net

Job Opportunity: Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships

LA’s BEST
DIRECTOR of DEVELOPMENT/STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Suite M-120
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LAsBEST.org


 
The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships builds relationships with potential and existing BEST Friends Board members to create volunteer, in-kind and financial support for the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.  Focus and impetus is to improve the lives of children by connecting diverse young professionals and students to each other and their communities through volunteering, fundraising, public outreach and community building.  By connecting members to one another and expanding membership, the LA's BEST Friends community is sustained and continues to grow.  Members are young, professional, and philanthropically focused inspiring others to serve, mentor and build friendships. This position drives the creation, implementation, and success of all activities and fundraising programs produced by the BEST Friends Board of Directors. This is a full-time position, located in Los Angeles, California.  The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships will report to the Vice President of Development.   
 
LA’s BEST
In September of 1988, the City of Los Angeles took a bold step outside of traditional city business to create an innovative after school program to address the alarming rise in street gangs, school dropouts and drug use in communities where children lacked adequate adult supervision during the critical hours between 3-6 p.m.   The program, called LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow), approaches inner-city children as resources to be developed rather than problems to be solved. From its original 10 sites, LA's BEST has grown to serve over 29,000 students in 195 elementary schools. 
 

Responsibilities:
The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships is charged with leading and managing all efforts on behalf of the BEST Young Professionals (Best Friends) Board.  This person must create and implement a strong strategic direction for fundraising including managing two BEST Friends signature annual fundraising events, monthly First Friday activities and quarterly school site prospect forums. In addition, this person is part of the events management team for the annual signature fundraiser produced by the Governing Board.
 
Strategic planning and execution:

  • Provide leadership for all development activities, working closely with the Vice President of Development, members of all three boards, the Development Committee, and corporate and operational staff
  • Focus on improving retention of existing donor base and finding efficient ways to attract new major donors
  • Implement programs to increase contributions from corporate fund sources, foundations and major individual donors
  • Design and execute effective recognition program for donors to keep them engaged and moving to higher levels of commitment
  • Execute fundraising events with appropriate board, staff, and external volunteers

 Organizational management:

  • Work with the Vice President of Development to organize, train, motivate, and lead BEST Friends members to embrace and carry out the full spectrum of fundraising responsibilities
  • Successfully involve volunteers in fundraising; support the process of strong board development and engagement
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with board members, including regularly scheduled phone or face-to-face meetings

External liaison:

  • Establish sound working relationships with funders and community groups who can further the work of LA’s BEST
  • Maintain and utilize a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of fundraising

Qualifications:
This position requires a creative, passionate, self-motivated, disciplined, energetic person with long-term strategic vision, superior people skills, and an ability to clearly tell the successful story of LA’s BEST.  
 
A successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience using Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • A bachelors degree and a minimum of five years of development experience with a proven track record of success; more than five years of director-level fundraising experience is preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in all aspects of development with an emphasis on running a fundraising Campaign, securing major and planned gifts, maintaining excellent corporate/foundation relations and planning events
  • Excellent organizational, project management skills and an ability to cultivate a motivated team of internal staff and board members
  • Qualities of a dynamic self-starter and team player who works effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively as a colleague and team builder; works effectively with diverse populations
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High-level skills of analysis and judgment in planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Creativity and initiative in creating new fundraising opportunities within the context of operational and program goals
  • Strong business acumen

LA’s BEST Application Requirements:
Please submit cover letter and resume to Robyn.RitterSimon@lacity.org
No phone or e-mail inquiries.  Due to high applicant volume, we regret we cannot send personalized responses to all applicants.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Media Design, CSUSM

The School of Arts at California State University San Marcos is embarking on a search for an Assistant Professor in Media Design for an Academic Year/9 month Tenure Track Position.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  All applicants should have a MFA or PhD in a related field by August 2015; evidence of successful teaching experience as a university level instructor; expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design, and new media theory.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching within integrated and cross-disciplinary media arts programs that include digital art, web design, film, video, photography, contemporary art history, media theory, studio arts, and community-based art. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will have expertise, develop and teach courses in graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design and new media theory. This person will enthusiastically participate in shaping our proposed degree program, Art, Media, and Design, which contains two options: Digital and Media Arts, and Art and Visual Culture. In addition to serving these programmatic needs, the person hired for this position will teach general education requirements through university-wide lecture and studio arts courses, advise and mentor students, and serve on college and university-wide committees.

Our curriculum is grounded in a commitment to community engagement and project-based learning and is deeply engaged in serving local, regional and international communities. The successful candidate will enhance this transformative, diverse learning environment through teaching design as an art form that is community and client responsive, and that has the power to communicate ideas and visually represent data in compelling and transformative ways. With the inclusion of mobile media design, the program helps students explore values and ethics that make them responsible members of a global, networked community.

Applications must include:

Cover Letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
Reprints of representative publications
Reproductions and links of representative artwork
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Transcripts that include relevant course work
Three current letters of recommendation
Faculty Application

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:
Media Design Search Committee Chair, School of Arts
ARTS1415@csusm.edu


A review of application will begin on January 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 
The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.


CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities  for more information.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Mid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International.
Description: USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Performances at important festivals provide American artists with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as exposure to new and larger audiences. It is our hope that participation of exemplary artists from the United States in international festivals will help develop audiences for, and greater appreciation of, the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts.
Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 5, 2014

The Creative Work Fund is accepting letters of inquiry for Media Arts and Traditional Arts Grants.
Description: The Creative Work Fund currently invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring media artists or traditional artists. A media or traditional arts project may culminate in any form, but it must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a media artist or a traditional artist. The Creative Work Fund supports artists and nonprofit organizations in creating new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds.
Geographic Focus: California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma Counties
Deadline: December 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Puffin Foundation is accepting applications for project support.
Description: The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.  Average grants are approximately $1,250.  The maximum grant size is $2,500. For the upcoming 2015 cycle, Puffin will review grants only in the following fields: Video/Film, Fine Arts, and Public Interest/Environmental Issues. Application forms are not available electronically and must be requested by mail. Please review the Puffin website for full application details.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 6, 2014 (to request application packet), December 27, 2014 (final deadline)

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is accepting proposals for Individual Support Grants.
Description: Since 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist. Twelve grants are awarded each year.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. A financial disclosure page is included in the application which must be completed and signed.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 15, 2014
 

Job Opportunity: Full-time Faculty, Photography & Media, CalArts

Position starts September 1, 2015
Application deadline: December 15, 2014

California Institute of the Arts 
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355 

calarts.edu/employment/full-time-faculty-position-program-photography-and-media
 

Position category: Academic 
School/Department: School of Art 
Reports To: Dean of the School of Art 
Appointment: Regular 

Information & responsibilities
The program in Photography and Media at CalArts is seeking an artist for a full-time faculty position to begin in the fall of 2015.

Duties
Full-time faculty teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students and participate in program and school-wide administrative matters.

Responsibilities include
– Class preparation and grading
– Six hours per week of classroom instruction
– Twelve to fifteen independent study contracts per semester
– Mentoring at least twelve students
– Attending faculty meetings
– Participating in curricular planning and assessment activities
– Participating in mid-residency and Graduation reviews
– Participating in recruitment and admission reviews
– Other duties as assigned by the program Directors and the Dean

Requirements
The ideal candidate should be an artist with a strong professional practice, a firm commitment to teaching, a dedication to working with a culturally, economically and intellectually diverse community of artists, and an interest in the major questions of photographic and arts education in the 21st century.
– Prefer two or more years of full-time teaching at the college level.
– Knowledge of both traditional and innovative approaches within Photography and Media.
– An MFA degree is expected, but candidates with significant professional experience are welcome to apply and will be seriously considered.
– Effective leadership and organizational skills.

How to apply
Applications are due December 15.
Interested candidates should submit the following to the SlideRoom application site:
– A letter of application
– A current curriculum vitae
– A portfolio of professional work
– A list of 3 professional references
– Additional inquires can be addressed to: photomediahiring@calarts.edu
– All submissions will be treated confidentially.