Opportunity: Current:LA



PUBLIC ART DIVISION - Request for Proposals (RFP)






Developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), CURRENT:LA is an ongoing, biannual temporary art initiative that aims to establish a new paradigm for public art in LA, one that is transformative and contributes to the creation of social capital and public discourse locally, nationally, and globally. CURRENT:LA seeks to maximize the potential for public art to create dialogue and help change how we understand and respond to issues, with an inaugural presentation in 2016 that will respond to the issue of water.


CURRENT:LA Water will establish the rst Public Art Biennial for Los Angeles. Led by DCA’s Public Art Division, the initiative will utilize public sites throughout LA for temporary public art projects that aim to generate civic discourse on the issue of water and allied topics such as infrastructure, drought, ecology and conservation, among others. CURRENT:LA Water will take place for one month in late summer 2016.


DCA is seeking to award up to ten (10) temporary public art project commissions through this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Artists may apply individually or as a team; artist teams may not change over the life of the project. Each artist/team may submit only one (1) project proposal in response to this RFP. Artist/team proposal submissions should demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, installation and de-installation of temporary artworks in outdoor public space, and experience working in consultation with curators, project teams, City staff, technical professionals, governmental committees, and the public. Successful proposals will demonstrate artistic merit, conceptual strength, and inventive strategies for public engagement before and/or during the one-month presentation of CURRENT:LA Water.


This RFP is open to professional artists/teams living and working in the County of Los Angeles. Artists and artist teams pre-qualied for other DCA-administered public art opportunities are not prevented from applying to this RFP. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.


The maximum budget for each project proposal is $20,000. The preliminary/itemized budget included in each proposal submission must cover all expenses required to execute the proposed project, inclusive of all costs for design, fabrication, installation, de-installation, insurance, and public engagement. CURRENT:LA Water is funded by DCA and Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Public Art Challenge initiative.


A Curatorial Committee of Los Angeles-based professional curators will review the proposals submitted in response to this RFP. The Committee will assess all submitted proposals and select up to ten (10) artists/teams to be awarded a CURRENT:LA Water public art commission.


Weddington Park / South

Origin of LA River

Grifth Observatory

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

South Los Angeles Wetland Park

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Ballona Wetlands

Bell Canyon Park

Banning’s Landing Community Center


Studio City

Canoga Park

Los Feliz

West LA

South Park

Ladera Heights

Playa del Rey

West Hills



Nine (9) sites have been shortlisted for CURRENT:LA Water. Proposal submissions must include a Preferred Site List that identifies three (3) of these sites as preferred for the proposed project. Artists/teams are encouraged to visit and/or research the shortlisted sites. Any site-related inquiries must be directed only to DCA; not to facility staff or other City agencies. All locations are subject to change subsequent to the commission of projects through this RFP.

1. CONTACT INFORMATION for artist submitting the proposal; artist teams must identify one artist as DCA’s primary contact and provide contact information for each member of the team;

2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST [max 500 words] in being part of CURRENT:LA Water;

3. PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION [max 750 words] including the proposed artwork concept, physical materials, and potential maintenance and/or security needs;

4. TIMELINE [max 250 words] for proposed project, indicating the approximate time required for proposal tenement, fabrication/production, installation, presentation, and de-installation, and during which project phase(s) public engagement would be implemented;

5. ITEMIZED BUDGET [PDF upload] including preliminary costs for all aspects of the proposed project;

6. PREFERRED SITE LIST [max 300 words] listing three (3) preferred sites for the project, each ranked rst, second, or third choice, and a statement that describes the reason(s) for these site preferences and how a site change would impact the proposal logistically and/or conceptually;

7. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PLAN [max 500 words] describing public and/or community engagement strategies for the proposed project;

8. RÉSUMÉ/CV [PDF upload] for the artist; teams must submit a résumé/CV for each member of the team;

9. PROPOSED ARTWORK / MEDIA ITEMS [max five (5) file uploads] of images, video, and/or audio, including a description for each file and, if applicable, approximate dimensions;

10. PAST PROJECTS / MEDIA ITEMS [max fifteen (15) file uploads] of images, video, and/or audio, including title, year, dimensions, media/materials, and description for each file, as well as client, budget, and location if applicable; teams are encouraged to include projects completed by the team.


Proposal submissions are due by 5P on Monday, November 16, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.


Proposals must be submitted via SlideRoom and a complete submission must include all of the following:


DCA reserves the right to decline all applications to this RFP, and/or cancel this RFP at any time. This RFP is subject to the City’s Campaign Finance, Contractor Responsibility, Equal Benets, Equal Opportunity, Living Wage, Minority/Women Business Enterprise and Slavery Disclosure Ordinances, and any other ordinances in effect in the City of Los Angeles.


DCA manages the City of LA’s public art programs. DCA supports the creativity of local artists by funding and partnering with the City’s arts and cultural communities. The City demonstrates an ongoing commitment to arts and culture through DCA’s ongoing activities, including community arts programming, cultural grants, marketing, public arts and youth arts and education programs, to stimulate and foster the creation of arts and cultural experiences throughout the diverse neighborhoods of LA.


Contact DCA’s Public Art Division: email Paul Pescador <paul.pescador@lacity.org> or call 213-202-5544.

Grant Opportunities

A Blade of Grass Fellowships for Socially Engaged Art, Deadline: Nov 20 (Letters of Interest). Grants of up to $20K will be awarded in support of socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change. Info & app
CEC ArtsLink Grant Opportunities for Artists & Arts Managers, Deadline: Dec 3. Grants of up to $5K will be awarded in support of independent projects by artists and arts managers. Info & app
NEH Grants for Scholarly Edition/Translation Projects, Deadline: Dec 9. Grants of up to $100K will be awarded to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are of value to the humanities and are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Info & app
Heritage Preservation’s Collection Preservation Award, Deadline: Dec 15. The award is presented annually to an organization that has been exemplary in its commitment to the preservation and care of cultural property within the context of its broader mission. Info & app
Fleishhacker Foundation Grants for Bay Area Organization, Deadline: Jan 15. Grants of up to $10K will be awarded to Bay Area arts, dance, music, theater, visual arts, and film/media arts organizations with annual budgets between $100K and $750K. Info & app
Aaron Copland Fund for Music’s Contemporary American Music Recording Projects, Deadline: Jan 15. Grants of up to $20K will be awarded to projects that document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers. Info & app

Residency Opportunity: Grand Central Art Center

Deadline: November 13, 2015


Community Engagement has partnered with California State University at Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) to enlist community-driven creatives* to respond to a call for proposals. 

*Creatives can be defined as community engagement leaders, artists, architects, urban community planners, etc. whose interests are in creating collaborative efforts promoting positive individual and community change. 

Specifically, the Creatives selected will be awarded a one-year opportunity to engage the residents of one of three low-income housing communities in Santa Ana, Calif. and Phoenix, Ariz. to ignite social change through sustainable practices and programs. The Creatives selected, individual and or collective groups, will be given housing (or a housing stipend), a working stipend, and a budget to execute their projects. 

For more information on how to apply, visit the Grand Central Art Center's website

Fellowship Opportunity: The Lighthouse Works

This is a fully funded six-week fellowship administered by The Lighthouse Works.  The fellowship provides room, board, and studio space on Fishers Island, NY and carries $1,750 in stipends.  We are currently accepting applications for the following two sessions:

Spring I : March 15 to April 26, 2016
Spring II : May 17th to June 28. 2016

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2015
Contact: Nate@thelighthouseworks.com with questions regarding the application

Opportunity: REDCAT's Studio

REDCAT is seeking original performance works for the next edition of Studio, REDCAT's quarterly series of new works in progress in dance, theater, multimedia and music. If you have a project 15 minutes or under and would like to be considered - apply now. 

Applications are due by 5:00PM: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Showings are scheduled for: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015
Performance dates: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 at 8:30 PM & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015 at 8:30PM
Visit our website to complete the online application. 
Help us spread the word by forwarding this call to fellow artists. 
For questions email: studio.redcat@calarts.edu

Studio was created to give new artists an opportunity to hone their skills and offer established artists a chance to test new material and works-in-progress before an audience. A revolving panel of working artists curates each edition, selecting artists through a live showing process. 

Opportunity: Intern for Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood

Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood is looking for an intern or two to assist in our handwork/art class. The class is focused on art-making and art exploration that enriches the core curriculum of the school. Students learn about ancient art and make ancient art, they learn about early weaving techniques and they weave. It is a creative approach that requires a helpful and inspired individual who is at ease with early adolescents. Pre-service art educators are especially encouraged to apply. The classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 8-3:30, but part-time is also possible.

Please contact:
Beth Bernstein-Yamashiro, Ed.D., Principal
Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood
3600 West Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303

Job Opportunity: Director of Development & Communications at Visual Communications

Summary: The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for Visual Communications fundraising efforts as a mid-size, full service media arts organization focused on serving Asian Pacific American media arts and artists. S/he plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive development program that generates individual donors, foundation, government, and corporate support.
The job includes tasks pertaining to fund development, donor development and retention, grant administration (researching, writing, managing, and reporting), and marketing and communications. S/he will develop VC's individual and major donor plans that align with the Strategic Planning goals for the organization. S/he will also work closely with Program Staff in implementing fundraising and evaluation activities for our regular programs and will be a part of the core team during our annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With the Executive Director and Board, builds and sustains relationships with current, new, and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals
  • Directs a fund development program that includes: a) government, foundation, and corporate gifts, b) special events, and c) major donors, individual giving, and planned giving
  • Oversees and implements development and communications strategies that will raise annual revenue, writes proposals and secures funding from corporate and foundation donors
  • Researches new grants and foundation initiatives, keeps current of funding trends
  • Manages and coordinates annual fundraising campaigns and events
  • Maintains an accurate grants calendar and shares this information weekly with the Executive Director
  • Guides individual donor campaigns, including membership renewals and special appeals
  • Updates organizational membership database – creates profiles that track donors and prospects
  • Assists with content development for the website, marketing materials, e-newsletters and social networking sites to ensure inclusion of donor-focused content
  • Supports personnel with marketing of VC programs, implements marketing strategies, generates audiences and increases memberships
  • Works with the VC Board to enhance development efforts and individual giving campaigns
  • Represents VC at public events, conferences, and screenings as necessary


  • Personal commitment to goals and mission of Visual Communications a must
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in charitable fund development with proven results
  • Experience working with mid-size organizations with annual income of approximately $700k-$1m
  • Demonstrated success in successfully soliciting and securing major gifts from individuals
  • Demonstrated success in securing major annual gifts from foundations and corporations
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing, sponsorships, and special events
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor tracking systems
  • Ability to contribute to a supportive organizational culture (team-work, humor, flexibility, energy)
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Hours: full time, 40 hours/week, full health and dental benefits, three weeks of paid vacation per year
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Francis Cullado, Executive Director, Visual Communications at francis@vconline.org, www.vconline.org
Deadline: Please apply by October 1, 2015

Job Opportunity: Full-Time Program Associate, Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Program Associate. This position will provide administrative support for our Fiscal Sponsorship program. It is an entry-level position that involves a great deal of front-line customer service. We have nearly 50,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance and support.

The successful candidate will be incredibly personable, have a cheerful disposition, a sense of humor, possess an incredible amount of patience (particularly as it relates to explaining the same information multiple times), and be able to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while remaining calm and collected. Candidates with a work history that includes retail or service positions where they provided stellar service in high-pressure, high-volume environments will likely excel.

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in Fractured Atlas’s “work hard, live well” environment. Our organizational culture embraces people who:

  • Seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory.
  • Are entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts.
  • Are agile, creative problem solvers with an unsentimental focus on concrete results.
  • Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.


  • Front-line customer service for the Fiscal Sponsorship program: 
    • Educate members about fundraising in the arts,
    • Field general requests for information related to fiscal sponsorship,
    • Assist in investigating and remedying member concerns and complaints,
    • Process donations and fund release checks,
    • Review solicitation materials,
    • Contribute educational content to the newsletter and blog.
  • Assist with outreach events in the NYC area for programs and advocacy efforts and carry out special projects as they arise.
  • Assist Program Director with program development, expansion and technical enhancements.


  • First-hand experience working in any artistic discipline is strongly preferred,
  • You must be comfortable on the phone, working in a fast-paced environment, and able to adapt to frequent, rapid changes,
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes: 
    • Love of Customer Service,
    • Self-motivated,
    • Creative problem solving skills,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • An ability to give exceptional customer service when presented with challenging situations,
    • A strong attention to detail,
    • Well organized and able to manage responsibilities independently.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and experience with web-based software required. Previous experience with sophisticated information technology systems and arts administration is a plus.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


Starting salary is $41,336. Benefits include dental and health insurance, employer-contributed 401K plan, TransitChek, tuition reimbursement, ticket allowance, vacation, sick and personal days, and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive office environment. (We also have a SodaStream machine and multiple ways of making coffee.)


To be considered for the position, please email all of the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to Tim Cynova, Deputy Director at jobs@fracturedatlas.org.  Include “Program Associate” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive and original cover letter including your interest in the position and Fractured Atlas, the date you are available to start, and why we can’t live without you. (Please don’t send us a “Find & Replace” cover letter. It shows, and our eyes glaze over, which is not a good thing when we’re reading your letter.)
  2. A list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. References will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  3. A résumé no longer than (2) pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
  4. The following writing assignment, no longer than (1) page: Please share your worst customer service experience. This should be a personal experience as a customer or as a customer service provider.

Incomplete submissions — including those failing to follow directions (seriously people, we’re looking for flawless attention to detail) — will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.fracturedatlas.org prior to submitting materials for consideration.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18, 2015.

Opportunity: San Pedro Arts District

Call for Muralist proposals

The San Pedro Arts, Culture and Entertainment Committee and the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District’s Public Art Program seek muralist’s qualifications and proposed renderings for a project in the downtown San Pedro Arts District. 

Our mission is to promote San Pedro’s authentic arts, culture and entertainment character, through advocacy, marketing and education activities. Submissions should reflect thematic compatibility with San Pedro’s distinct cultural influences, our relationship to the ocean, be site specific and painted directly on the wall. 

The Arts District has set aside a $10,000 award for the winning muralist and will give a stipend for paint/materials. We will also prepare the wall with a coat of white paint and apply a graffiti coating after the mural is completed. 

The wall size is approximately 22 feet high by 101 feet long and is a rough brick exterior, located on the 7th street side of 439, 443, 445 and 461 West 6th Street. We encourage you to visit the site, but please do not disturb the tenants. 

After selecting the winning muralist, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, will keep all submissions in a registry for future projects. The selected muralist will be asked to create an art print of their rendering for future use by the Arts District. 

ELIGIBILITY 1) You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to apply. 2) Muralists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully execute large-scale, exterior, wall-based work. 

Your submission will be evaluated and scored by a Design Advisory Panel consisting of 8-10 local professional artists on the basis of the following criteria: 1) Artistic Quality 2) Technical Ability 3) Thematic Expression of San Pedro’s Environment, History and Culture 4) Community Engagement Approach and Experience

5:00pm - Friday, October 2nd, 2015

In downtown San Pedro, the arts and the waterfront are main motivators in the revitalization of the area. Projects and activities in the Port of LA and the Arts Culture and Entertainment (ACE) Committee seek to eliminate blight and provided physical, social, cultural and economic benefits that have transformed downtown San Pedro. The ACE Committee, administered by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, has spent much of $500,000 provided by the former LA Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). To date nearly $400,000 have gone directly to downtown artists and arts organizations boosting their marketing budgets and upgrading galleries and facades. Recently, the ACE Committee committed itself to transition from the CRA grant-dependent model to a new self-sustaining non-profit company, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District. The goals of the new Arts District are to cultivate more sustaining partnerships; evolve the accomplishments of the past; generate new opportunities to support local arts, culture and entertainment; and fulfill the mission to nurture the cultural roots of San Pedro through arts advocacy, education and promotion. Among its goals, the Arts District is committed to fundraising and advocacy for a sustained schedule of Creative Place Making/Public Art projects, including painted wall murals within the downtown area of the Arts District. 

Please include the following with your submission: 1) Artist Statement: Brief descriptions of your work as an artist, your interest in and qualifications for this Public Art Program, as well as your experience and approach to working with other communities as a muralist. (Limited to 250 words) 2) Resume: A current resume. Artist teams or collaborative groups may submit a combined resume. 3) References: Name, address, email, and phone number for three (3) professional references. 4) Rendering of Proposed Mural: A full color rendering of your proposed design, in both an 8½ X 11 inch paper copy and in a PDF or JPEG format. 5) Images: At least 3 images of past mural artworks and/or a web site address highlighting your work. All image files should be in JPEG format, max 1240x1240 pixels, and should be titled: LastnameFirstname_IMAGE#.jpg (SmithJane_01.jpg). 6) Image List: Attach a document detailing information regarding each above work sample image including: - Title of Work - Dimensions - Medium - Year - Location (if applicable) - Three (3) sentence description 7) If you cannot submit an image of an existing mural, we recommend you produce one sample design for a hypothetical mural that reflects your style and imagery, in addition to images of your existing work. 8) Your Contact Information Name: Address: Email: Phone: Cell (and Home) 

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Provide all documents electronically in either Word or PDF files in addition to the jpeg files requested. Organize your materials in such a way that makes your submission easy to follow, and easy to read for those who will be viewing your materials. Please send complete submission to: jblahnik@sanpedrochamber.com

If for any reason, you cannot submit electronically, you may submit one (1) Original submission, five (5) paper copies, plus a CD or Flash Drive of your proposal submission to: Judith Blahnik, c/o San Pedro ACE Committee San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 390 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 Deadline: ALL submissions are due on: Friday October 2nd, 2015, 5:00pm. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. For additional information, please contact: Linda Grimes, via email: llgrimes@ix.netcom.com

Linda Grimes, Managing Director, ACE Committee

Job Opportunity: Vice President of External Relations, Japanese American National Museum

Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS. 
VP of External Relations is responsible for the strategic direction of the fundraising and communications activities of the National Museum which includes Institutional & Individual giving, Marketing & PR, Special Events and Development Support Units. Oversees the fundraising/communications plans and activities to enhance the organizations name recognition, fundraising efforts, projects and events that will attract donors and sponsors to advance the mission.   Graduate degree from an accredited college or university preferred. 
Minimum of ten years of proven and successful experience in developing and implementing significant administrative, marketing and fundraising efforts with increasing responsibility. Extensive experience gained in working for non-profit organization, museum experience preferred. Must have ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, consultants and Board members with diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with both local and national Japanese American/Asian American community organizations, history, culture, current events and politics. Experience in Altru or similar fundraising software. Internet savvy, and familiarity with online foundation directories and using databases. Visit www.janm.org for full description and application form. EOE.
Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.
Submit: Cover Letter, application and résumé with salary history & references
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: VP of External Relations
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email: hr@janm.org
Fax (213) 830-5673
No Phone Calls Please

Job Opportunity: Artist/Educators, Manhattan Beach Art Center

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division is looking for Artist/ Educators in two areas of concentration.
The Manhattan Beach Art Center has been funded to develop an Art Lab program for High School Students. Art Lab is designed as an in- depth art making program giving students a chance work in more of a collaborative studio environment. The program will be provided at no cost with all supplies included to approximately 20 students. The program will be held at the Manhattan Beach Art Center two days a week on Wednesdays (3:30-6:30) and Fridays (6:30-9:30). Artists/ Educators are encouraged to develop their own projects and work alongside students.  Artists/Educators  need to be familiar with a dynamic mentoring/ learning environment. Artist/ Educators should have experience in a variety of media. Two positions will be contracted, and one is designed as the lead. Contracts will be written for 10-12 hours per week (includes prep time). Compensation depends on experience.  Send Letter of interest and resume to Martin Betz at mbetz@citymb.info
The Manhattan Beach Live Oak Ceramics studio with be hiring contract Artists/Educators to teach classes in ceramics for youth and adults.
For more information contact Martin Betz at mbetz@citymb.info

Fellowship Opportunity: Harpo Foundation

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under-recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

The foundation's Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist age 25 or older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a well-appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute provides an opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports more than fifty residents a year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000-square-foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta that allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.

One fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise, as well as an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and application instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP

Job Opportunities: SAIC Full-time Faculty Positions

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists, designers, and scholars for full-time tenured or tenure-track positions in a variety of disciplines to join the ranks of its renowned faculty. Open searches for full-time faculty with submission deadlines in November and December of 2015 and January of 2016 include:

Full-time faculty in Architecture
Full-time faculty in Art History
Full-time faculty in Art Therapy
Full-time faculty in Designed Objects
Full-time faculty in Science
Full-time faculty in New Arts Journalism
Full-time faculty in Visual Communication Design
Full-time faculty in Visual and Critical Studies

Individuals who are conversant in contemporary practices, committed to teaching at the college level, and interested in shaping the next generation of artists and scholars as part of SAIC's stimulating intellectual environment are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and reflect candidates' professional standing in their fields, particular areas of scholarship or practice, and teaching experience. International applicants will be considered, and some relocation funds may be provided. All positions begin August 2016.

Full position descriptions and online-only application procedures can be found here.

About SAIC 
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, SAIC offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the school is one of the largest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a transdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities with renowned faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit saic.edu.

The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the school and the museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual's abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices. 


Job Opportunity: Head Preparator at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time Head Preparator

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person who wants to be part of a rapidly growing, internationally renowned contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The Head Preparator position will be scheduled 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, but the applicant must be flexible and available outside of the designated days on an as needed basis. This is a managerial position, and the applicant is required to have extensive prior experience working as a preparator at either a contemporary art gallery or museum. 

Main responsibilities: 

1. Scheduling, training, and managing a preparatorial team in the following duties: 

-Installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of artworks for exhibitions, art fair presentations, photo shoots, and private viewings

-Proper packing of artworks for storage and outgoing shipments

-Proper unpacking of artworks for condition reporting and installation

-Receipt and release of artworks

-Local collection and delivery of artworks

-Proper construction of models for exhibitions and art fair presentations

-Storage maintenance

-Facilities maintenance, including, but not limited, to patching, painting, and general clean-up

2. Scheduling and oversight of general contractors, painters, electricians, and other independent contractors on an as needed basis

3. Preparation of installation instructions and diagrams. 

4. Acquisition, maintenance, and organization of all preparatorial supplies (for use at the gallery, off-site storage, and art fair presentations) 


1. Extensive prior experience working as a preparator for a contemporary art gallery or museum

2. Knowledge of (and ability to) accurately install, maintain, and deinstall artworks of a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to sculpture, painting, works on paper, photographs, video, ceramics, etc. 

3. Prior experience installing and deinstalling at art fairs preferred

4. Experience with Photoshop and other graphic and technical software preferred

5. High attention to detail

6. Able to efficiently lead and manage a team of preparators

7. Able to work independently

8. Capable of working successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

9. Superior crisis management skills

10. Excellent communication and written skills

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Please email a cover letter and résumé with the subject line “Head Preparator” to jobs@davidkordanskygallery.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

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


Temporary / Part-time Positions:

Interior Design (temporary)

Art History

Wood-shop Tech

Job Opportunity: Venice Arts


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: 

• 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.