Art

Jobs: City of Pleasanton needs a coordinator of arts conservation (California)

Contracted Public Arts Conservation and Maintenance Services
City of Pleasanton

Pleasanton, CA
 

The City of Pleasanton seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified individual or business capable of working closely with the Community Services Manager, Civic Arts, to plan and coordinate conservation and maintenance services for the City's Public Art Collection. 

For more information and to see the complete Request for Proposal visit http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/bids.asp 



Contact:Michele M Crose
Email:mcrose@cityofpleasantonca.gov
Phone:925.931.5347
Addressee:
Address: PO Box 520
Website: http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/bids.asp

Deadline: 05-25-2018
 

Residency: Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018 for Ceramic Artists (Newcastle, ME)

Entry Deadline: 6/15/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 


Many of Watershed’s summer residency sessions are organized by artists—who propose a theme related to clay and recruit a handful of other artists to join them for two or three weeks. We call these Artists Invite Artists (AIA) Groups. The balance of participants in each AIA session register independently, often drawn by a shared interest in the session theme. Once at Watershed, all artists work side-by-side in the Watershed studios, forming one community.

An AIA session provides an opportunity to gather with colleagues you know or to spend time with artists whose work you’ve admired from afar. The lead artist and group of invited artists can collectively shape a creative thematic retreat without the pressure and preparation involved in leading a typical training or workshop. AIA sessions are inspired and guided by the leading artists, but time is spent in shared exploration and dialogue in the studio rather than in formal instruction. While clay is core to the Watershed experience, some AIA artists work in other media as well.

To submit a proposal, you must develop a session theme and recruit at least four (and up to 8) other artists to participate in the session.  As the AIA leader, you attend the residency free of charge and your AIA invited artists receive a 15% discount off their residency fees.

Applications to organize a residency are due annually on June 15 in the year prior to the residency. Applicants will be notified in August of their status. For more information on how AIA sessions work, please visit the Watershed website at http://www.watershedceramics.org/residencies/organize-a-residency/

Call for Curators: New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018 (Newtonville, MA)

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Entry Deadline: 6/5/18


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 


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1. Statement of Purpose

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

The New Art Center (NAC) are currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 7-week group exhibitions from September 2019 – May 2020 at the New Art Center in Newton. We will only accept electronic submissions received by June 5, 2018. No extensions will be granted and no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Background Information

Since 1991, NAC has used its Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two artists or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. We continue this tradition through the COP, our annual public call for curatorial proposals.

Our Main Gallery is one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 5,000 visitors each year. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. The space is approximately 2,500 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and an average length of 40+ feet.

A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged, if possible. Two curatorial workshops, led by local curators, will be held on March 14 and April 25 from 7-9 PM. Prospective applicants are encouraged (though not required) to attend one of these workshops to hear more about the curatorial process and have questions about the program answered by NAC staff. To register, visit https://newartcenter.org/index.php/workshops-products/

The COP furthers the NAC’s mission to offer exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. COP exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of over 40 professional artists.

3. Scope of Work

Required:

  • Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
  • Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged (see ‘proposed public programs’ under Criteria, below).
  • In proposals including one’s own work, that work should not be the main focus of the exhibition, and should only be included if it supports the thesis. Artists wishing to include their own artwork in the proposal must be willing to eliminate their own work if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition. 

Additional Considerations:                

  • The proposed exhibitions can include works in a single medium or several media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to installation, performance, and sound art. A variety of media or diverse use of similar media is recommended.
  • Exhibitions may be organized around medium or process
  • Exhibitions may investigate social, cultural, historical, theoretical or political concepts
  • Strong applications are centered on a curatorial concept that ties the work together (see "4.Decision Criteria")

NAC Support
For each exhibition, the New Art Center provides a curator stipend to be applied to exhibition-related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are encouraged to consult with the NAC to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition program(s) or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The NAC receives a 50% commission on sales of any works in the exhibitions. 

The NAC provides:

  • a set budget for printing of a postcard invitation
  • a $1,000 USD curator stipend
  • public relations support such as sending press releases to press venues
  • advertisements, extensive listings, emails to our 10,000+ person mailing list, and posts to our social media feeds
  • duplication of material for distribution at the exhibition
  • gallery signage
  • insurance up to $150,000 in total for art work while it is at the NAC
  • physical assistance in preparing the space and installing the work
  • an opening reception with refreshments

The NAC does not provide (or pay for):

  • transportation of artworks or artists to or from the NAC
  • installation construction beyond basic installation and wall configuration

4. Decision Criteria

  • Quality of the work to be shown: Note - though submission of artists' resumes is required, artists who lack substantial exhibition records and experience will still be considered.
  • Clarity, subtlety, and power of the underlying curatorial concept: Proposed exhibitions must articulate a clear central idea, convincingly supported by the work included. This idea, or thesis, must be expressed in a brief curator's statement of concept. This is required whether the central idea is simply strong aesthetic resonance between works in a single medium or complex theoretical or academic dialogue presented across multiple media.
  • Proposed public programs: The Curatorial Opportunity Program helps advance the New Art Center’s educational mission by using the galleries to enhance the experience of NAC’s students and guests. Proposals must include at least one educational component connected with the exhibition, the goal of which is to place the exhibition, the art practices, and the curatorial practice into the larger context of contemporary art for a general public. This can consist of a panel discussion, gallery talk, ongoing interactive presentations, activities geared toward engaging the NAC’s daily student population or related presentations and/or performances in other mediums.
  • Capability of the curator to carry out the project: In addition to working with the Exhibitions Director on the exhibition design and installation, curators are also responsible for communicating with the artists. This includes assuring timely delivery of press materials, adherence to agreed-upon artwork delivery and pickup times, etc. The curator and artists are expected to work with the Exhibitions Manager to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished and deadlines are met.

5. Eligibility                               
All artists and curators are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that the NAC does not pay for travel expenses or shipping of artwork (or insurance of artwork in transit to or from NAC).

Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions or if they envision a general call to artists. Additionally, proposals will not be considered if they lack a statement of concept; require financial support from the Center beyond the usual stipend and services (see Support); are late or incomplete; are inappropriately scaled for the Main Gallery (see Gallery Space) or have prohibitively complex and/or expensive installation requirements.

6. Requirements for Proposal Preparation

  • ou must complete all fields in the online application in order for it to be submitted. The application requires that you upload all of your documents as PDF or Word documents. The curator statement, proposed public program(s) and image list will also need to be entered into the text boxes provided as well.  CREATE YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST, AND THEN COPY THE TEXT INTO THE TEXT BOXES.
  • You must create a free CaFÉ™ login and password in order to upload images and all other aspects of the application.
  • Other helpful hints and a CaFÉ FAQ are found here: https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml

CHECKLIST

  • Curator's Statement of Concept  
    • (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs or 200 words)
      • The curator's statement must begin with an exhibition title followed by a one-paragraph summary of the curatorial intention of the show.
  • Artist List
    • (suggested length: 50-100 words per artist)
      • The artist list should address each artist individually and discuss how the body of work selected for exhibition relates to and supports the overall concept.
  • Proposed Public Program(s) with Educational Component
    • (suggested length 1 pg/300 words)
      • At least one public program proposal is required, more than one is encouraged. Each proposed program should aim to contextualize and/or expand upon the exhibition, the contemporary art practice, and the curatorial practice for the general public.  
  • Artist Agreement
    • You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to your application’s submission. Please list all confirmed artists in your Curator Statement of Purpose.
  • Resumes and References
    • Provide resumes (1-4 pages each) for the curator(s) and for each of the participating artists. You will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it. Curators must also submit contact information for three professional or academic references.
  • Images
    • Specifications, Audio & Video Specifications:
      • File format: JPEG only
      • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
      • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
      • File size: 5 MB maximum
    • A maximum of 30 images will be reviewed, with a maximum of 12 images per artist. For a tutorial on image preparation, please visit: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtm
    • A maximum of 6 audio files and a maximum of 6 video files can be uploaded to CAFÉ, BUT WE CAN REVIEW MORE. In addition to your online submission, please share any additional audio and/or video files via Dropbox with Exhibitions@newartcenter.org. If you prefer, you may also mail the files on a DVD to Manager of Exhibitions, New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Any mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than June 5, 2018.
  • Image List & Digital Image Submissions - Please follow instructions carefully! 
    • The Image List must be numbered in accordance with the order of the images in the CAFÉ slideshow. We suggest that you create the Image List first and then select and order your images in CAFÉ in accordance with the list.
    • The list must include (for each work):
      • Artist's Name
      • Image Number 
      • Title of work
      • Year
      • Medium (please include as much information about the media used as possible)
      • Dimensions 
      • Specification of either 'A' (for actual work to be exhibited) OR 'R' (for representative work). Inclusion of 'actual' work is encouraged.
        • xample: John Doe #1, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, A
  • In addition to providing the Image List, you will also need to provide the image information for each image you upload onto CAFÉ. Please follow these directions carefully!!
    • For each image you upload, please fill out the fields with the following information:
      •  In CAFÉ’s “Description” field, include:
        • Artist's Name - The name(s) should be the first words entered in the description field!
        • Image Number - This should follow the Artist’s Name in CAFÉ’s “description” field
        • A (for actual work to be exhibited) or R (for representative work)
        • Example: John Doe #1 A
      • n CAFÉ’s “Title” field, include the title of the artwork
      • In CAFÉ’s “Year” field, include the year the piece was completed
      • In CAFÉ’s “Medium” field, include as much information as you can about the media used
      • In CAFÉ’s “Dimensions” field, include the dimensions of the piece
      • In CAFÉ’s “Price” field, insert $0; you must complete this field in order to submit the application, but price has no bearing on the application’s review process.

7. Review of Applications and Award Process                              

  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Applications must be submitted on the CaFÉ website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 5, 2018.
  • Please plan ahead. No paper applications will be accepted and no extensions will be granted. NAC exhibitions staff will be available to answer last minute questions from 1-5 PM. It is reccomended that you submit your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for unforseen technical difficulties.
  • Applications are reviewed by a group of professional artists, curators, educators, museum and gallery personnel / staff, NAC staff and NAC community members.  
  • The panel reviews the application and support materials for the quality of the exhibition concept, the quality of work, educational potential, and clarity.
  • NAC staff may contact the applicant’s professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process. The review process may also include a phone interview or studio visit to view actual work.
  • COP awards will be announced to the recipients in August of 2018. No phone calls please.
  • The New Art Center will determine the schedule for COP exhibitions. Restrictions on scheduling flexibility must be stated in the application’s Curator Statement of Concept.

8. Questions?          
Please contact: Info@newartcenter.org. These COP Guidelines can be downloaded from the New Art Center website: https://newartcenter.org/index.php/curatorial-opportunity-program/

Call for Entry: Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown (Liberty, MO)

http://www.LibertyMissouri.gov/arts

Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown Liberty, MO
City Hall- Community Development
101 E. Kansas
Liberty, MO 64068


APPLY TO THIS CALL
 

Entry Deadline: 2/26/18
Days remaining to deadline: 33

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 


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Project: Wall Art – Corner of 2 N. Water Street & 8 E. Kansas St. – “Liberty” Themed Artwork(s)
The City of Liberty is issuing a call for artists to create artwork that would cover 15 individual panels (approx 6 ft tall by 12 ft wide) hung side by side to adorn a temporary wooden façade (6 ft. tall by 160 ft. wide) at the corner of Water and Kansas Streets in Historic Downtown Liberty.  The wall serves as a visual barrier for a vacant lot located at the SE Corner of the Historic Courthouse Square.
We are looking to create a mural that is appealing to area residents and visitors.  Preferred themes could celebrate community and/or culture with elements that will draw people from around the Kansas City Metro, and visitors to KC, to Liberty for a photo opportunity. The panels should be light-hearted and capture the essence community pride, inclusivity, and equity.
Themes:
 City Pride
 Culture
 History

Artists who draw, paint, make prints, work in computer or graphic design, photography, etc. are invited to apply.  Must be 18 or older to apply, and be willing to sign a legal agreement and waiver. Once installed, each piece artwork must require limited maintenance and withstand the area’s climate and weather for up to two years. 
Panel Details: 
“Panels” refers to the 15 sections, which selected artists will design using the medium of their choosing that adheres to the below guidelines. Panel dimensions as follows:
▪ 13 12’x6’ panels (5 panels on Water St., 8 panels on Kansas St.)
▪ 1 10’ x 6’ panel (A diagonal or angled panel on Kansas St.)
▪ 1 5’ x 6’ panel (a panel on Water St.)

• Some of the panels have a unique shape and the committee will consider how the art will look in the designated space when making the assignments. 

● The wall is built completely out of unpainted or additionally primed CCA treated plywood. Canvas artwork will be directly fixed to this wall via staples. If you choose to paint directly on the wood, that is also permitted. Photos of the blank wood wall are included as an attachment to this application.

●Use the references below to serve as a launch point to explore Liberty’s history and culture:
▪ Visit Liberty Mo tourism website: www.visitlibertymo.com
▪ History of Liberty: www.libertymissouri.gov/2120/History-of-Liberty
▪ William Jewell College History: http://www.jewell.edu/about-jewell/history
▪ Liberty Public School District: www.lps53.org/
▪ Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc.: www.historicdowntownliberty.org/intriguing-history/

● Sample murals and artwork from around the country that served as inspiration to the committee for this Call for Artists are http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/8-street-art-murals-across-the-us-that-were-basically-made-for-instagram

● The artists will be selected by members of the Public Art Committee that includes members of the Liberty Arts Commission, the property owner, representatives from Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc., and City Staff. The group will select proposals they feel fit the City’s culture. 

The Call Options
Artists will select one of three options for their proposal, you may:
A. Create a proposal for one individual panel from the dimensions listed above
B. Create a proposal for all panels on either N. Water or all panels on E. Kansas
C. Create a proposal for all panels, on both streets, the entire façade

The Proposal:
Please be prepared to submit the following items in the online application. All files should be submitted in as .PDF, PNG  or JPG and be sized approximately 1880 pixel on the longest side @ 100 dpi
▪ Resume (Maximum 2 pages)
▪ Outline which proposal option you are choosing
▪ 3-6  examples of previous work
▪ Detailed Project Description, including:
o A literal description of the artwork
o A description of the concepts in the proposed piece
o How will this work contribute to a visitor’s experience of downtown Liberty?
o An artist statement describing wall art experience and interest in the project
▪ 1 to 5 sketches or digital illustrations of the proposed mural panel
▪ Proposed budget for reimbursement of materials
▪ There is no application fee. All artwork will become the property of the City of Liberty at the time of hanging.

Honorarium:
▪ The Liberty Arts Commission will provide the canvas and the hardware for attaching the artwork to the façade if you choose. The artist will be responsible for the remaining materials.
▪ Option A  Honorarium: Up to $150 per panel
▪ Option B Honorarium: Up to $1750
▪ Option C Honorarium: Up to $3500

Timeline: 
▪ Applications are due by February 26, 2018
▪ Artists will be notified by March 20, 2018
▪ Weather permitting, artwork(s) should be completed by April 27, 2018

Residency: The Fine Arts Work Center has a rockin' little program for artists in any medium (Provincetown, Ma)

Emerging Artist Fellowship: The FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown

 

The Deadline for the 2018-19 Visual Art Fellowship is February 1, 2018.

 

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for visual artists and writers in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows (ten visual artists and ten writers) each year in the form of living, work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Elliott Hundley, Tala Madani, and Jacolby Satterwhite.

 

Digital applications are accepted at http://fawc.slideroom.com

For more information, please visit our website at http://web.fawc.org/visual

Job: Registrar/Preparator at Joshua Liner Gallery (NYC)

Website

http://joshualinergallery.com/

NEW YORK, NY

Sector Gallery

Position Level Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education 4-Year Degree

Position Type Full Time Permanent

Description

Joshua Liner Gallery seeks a full-time Registrar / Preparator. The ideal candidate should have significant experience in a gallery or museum environment, with a strong interest in Contemporary Art. Primary duties and responsibilities revolve around all aspects of the Gallery’s inventory: both their physical installation, maintenance, shipping and storage, as well as digital side of organization.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating and managing all incoming and outgoing shipments, loans and consignments for external galleries and institutions, and condition reports for incoming works. Ongoing, the applicant is expected to maintain accurate inventory records for all artworks; measuring and entering new details in the database as they come, insuring that all details are up-to-date and inline with physical inventory onsite and at storage at all times. You will be responsible for all inventory lists as needed: price lists, checklists, and artwork labels for Gallery exhibitions and art fairs.   Physically, the applicant will be responsible for the installation of monthly exhibitions, and responsible for handling a team of outside installers, when necessary. Candidate must have a knowledge of materials to be able to build appropriate and safe packages for shipping, as well as for installing artwork. Understanding of various techniques and materials are crucial, in order to problem solve and for creative thinking when needed. Experience and skill in art handling is therefore essential. Minor photography (with provided equipment) is sometimes required, when needed. The candidate should possess a natural ability to work closely with others, to communicate as a small team. This includes a necessary professional demeanor for all client correspondence: both digitally, on the telephone, and in person. The ability to work well with artists and collectors to organize shipping and installation details is central to this position. Due to this detailed aspect of this position, our ideal candidate will be highly organized and thorough. A knowledge of Artbase is preferred, as well as familiarity with Adobe design programs.   This is a full time position and includes benefits, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Tuesday – Saturday. Additional days and hours as needed for installing and de-installing exhibitions, local art fairs, etc. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits included.  

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a cover letter and resume to joshualinergallery.jobs@gmail.com outlining your relevant experience with the subject “Registrar / Preparator.” Due to high volume of applications, only candidates with relevant qualifications will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Residency: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency (Saugatuck, MI)

Ox-Bow MFA and Arts Faculty Residency Program

 

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers courses, workshops, and artist residencies for students and artists at all stages in their career. In the summer MFA candidates and recent graduates and Arts Faculty residents can take advantage of the Ox-Bow community, which includes faculty, visiting artists and students.

The MFA and Faculty residencies provide:

·       Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)

·       Private room

·       Meals

·       Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits

·       Evening artist lectures

·       Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings and open studios

We are happy to announce Ox-Bow has furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents will be fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

To find out more about the program visit our website.  Interested in spending an extended time at Ox-Bow? Check out the LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship program or consider applying for the fall residency program.

Residency applications are accepted online and there is no fee. If you have questions about our programs or application contact us at ox-bow@saic.edu

 

Deadline or Post Expiration: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Contact Name: Annie Fisher

Contact Email: ox-bow@saic.edu

Contact Phone Number: 1-800-318-3019

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Request for Qualification: City of Albuquerque's BioPark Botanic Garden needs artwork (Albuquerque, NM)

Entry Deadline: 12/30/17

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8 
 

LOCATION/CONTEXT: The High Desert Rose Garden site provides an ideal location to include public art.  The Main focal point for the artwork will be the entrance to the High Desert Rose Garden.  This entrance space will provide the potential for an exterior mobile/hanging or recessed type (stained glass) artwork that considers the use of New Mexico’s natural light and how the work will transform the surrounding area via the interaction of light and shadows.  The work will need to be structurally sound to withstand short intense wind bursts.  Ultimately, the artwork should add to the experience that the visitors enjoy when visiting the High Desert Rose Garden. 

PROJECT INTENT/THEME: The intent of the High Desert Rose Garden is to demonstrate that roses have a place in the southwest xeric landscape. The way the work relates to this intent, the site, and the surrounding landscape, will weigh significantly in the selection process. New Mexico is known for its open skies and natural light.  Artists are encouraged to incorporate this element into the work using tradition and nontraditional ways of manipulating and incorporating the natural light. 

MEDIA/STYLE/SIZE: The Art Selection Committee will consider a variety of media and styles that incorporate but not limited to: glass, stone, metal, wood or other media that integrates well with the existing architecture and the natural southwest environment of the High Desert Rose Garden. The artwork must be suitable for long-term outdoor display. Durability and minimal routine maintenance will be desirable aspects of a successful proposal. The project will support an artwork that will utilize and/or incorporate durable natural materials that will enhance the High Desert Rose Garden.

BUDGET: A maximum of $50,000.00 is available to the selected artist to design, fabricate, transport and install the work(s) at the BioPark Botanic Garden’s rose garden. (1% for Art Funds: BioPark)

 PROCESS: This is a National, open competition, Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for all artists and/or artist teams.  The Art Selection Committee will offer a stipend for preliminary design concepts from a set of finalists not to exceed 5 (five); or at the discretion of the Art Selection Committee, the committee reserves the right to select a single artist and/or artist team from the original submissions from the RFQ.  Stipend funds of $500 per selected finalist are available.

 Deadline for Submission:  December 30,2017

 Eligibility: This competition is a National Call for Artists, open to artists and designers who reside in the United States.

 APPLICATION PROCESS:  Artist will need to apply to this call using Café (Call for Entry) www.callforentry.org

 (Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.)

 Submission Materials – Artists must submit the following items for the project:

 1.       A letter of intent, not to exceed 1000 words, discussing your approach to the site, its context, and potential opportunities you may explore in executing your artwork.

2.       Up to 8 (eight) digital images of past work that would be suitable as indicators of your experience and aesthetic choices.  If you have completed successful public artworks, they would be helpful (though not necessary) for the committee to review.

3.       An annotated image key, clearly labeled with your name and a numerical listing for each image, the title of the work, the media, the dimensions and year of completion.

4.       A current resume not to exceed 3 (three) pages should include statements regarding your artwork/art education or CV. If you are submitting as part of a team, please include separate resumes and statements for each individual.

 All submitted materials should be submitted electronically.  All text documents should be in PDF format and all submitted images as jpegs no larger than 300 dpi. 

 QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about the project, and requests for tours of the garden, may be directed to Matthew Carter, Public Art Project Planner with the Albuquerque Public Art Program, (505)768-3804, or email: mcarter@cabq.gov

Residency: Camera Obscura Lab on the beach at Santa Monica has space for TWO new artists (Santa Monica)

Call for Artists and Artisans - Studio Residencies at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, rec'd by 12:00pm PST

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks applications from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. Residency terms are: April 25 - August 1, 2018 or August 8 - November 14, 2018, and up to two applicants will be chosen to fill each term. The Studio Residency Program offers artists a shared glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for inspiring the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered.

An honorarium of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to each successful applicant.
For more information visit https://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Public_Art_Program/Artist_Opportunities.aspx

Call for Artists: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being and Burnout (Washington D.C.)

Expressions of Clinician Well-Being and Burnout
For International artists
 

The National Academy of Medicine is calling on artists of all kinds to explore what clinician burnout, clinician well-being, and clinician resilience looks, feels and sounds like to people across the country.  nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing

Clinician burnout can have serious, wide-ranging consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to—in the most extreme cases—medical error and clinician suicide. On the other hand, clinician well-being supports improved patient-clinician relationships, a high-functioning care team, and an engaged and effective workforce. In other words, when we invest in the well-being of clinicians—doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical trainees, and more—everyone wins.

Supporting clinician well-being requires sustained attention and action at organizational, state, and national levels, as well as investment in research and information-sharing to advance evidence-based solutions. More broadly, sustained change requires diverse, collective action and the experiences and voices of many.

Use any art form to show us what clinician burnout, clinician resilience and/or well-being means to you. Whether it’s a depiction of how you de-stress from a busy day, how you feel when taking care of patients, or a picture of your favorite clinician, show us—what does clinician well-being look, feel, and sound like to you? Everyone has a stake in this issue—what’s yours?

The well-being of our clinicians impacts everyone. This art show will promote greater awareness and understanding of barriers to clinician well-being—and solutions that promise a brighter future. 

Your art could be featured in a permanent online gallery and/or an in-person show hosted by the National Academy of Medicine in May 2018.

View submission requirements and submit your piece at nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing



Deadline: 02-16-2018
National Academy of Medicine
Washington, DC

Contact: Kyra Cappelucci
email: KCappelucci@nas.edu
Phone: 
Website: nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing

Grants: National Endowment for the Arts has funds for "Arts Works" (USA)

Arts Works - First Deadline
National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that:

  • Celebrate America's creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

*1965 Enabling Legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: 
Grant link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description
Deadline: 02-15-2018

Grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has money available for visual artists with "genuine financial needs" (Open Deadline)

The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.

The foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) with genuine financial needs. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time, with the size of the grant to be determined by the artist’s individual circumstances and professional exhibition history. Artists applying for a grant must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space.

The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or to fund academic study or pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.

For complete application guidelines and a list of previously supported artists, see the PKF website.

Link to Complete RFP
Grant link: http://www.pkf.org/grant.html
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Job: The Art Station of Illinois State University needs a FT Curator of Education (Normal, IL)

The Art Station of Illinois State University

Curator of Education

Illinois State University seeks a Curator of Education for a new initiative, The Art Station, which will provide Illinois State University students and faculty with opportunities to pursue learning and scholarship in the visual arts. In particular, this innovative program will provide individualized attention to students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research and provide professional practice opportunities. Simultaneously, The Art Station will provide educational and self-expressive visual arts experiences to children, youth, and families in the community, taught and guided by art educators and professional artists, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved populations in order to support Illinois State University's values of diversity and civic engagement. The Art Station is committed to fostering creative practice, impactful education, and transformative experiences in the visual arts. 

Under general direction of the Director, the Curator of Education uses specialized knowledge in art education along with skills obtained through experience, specialized training or certification to educate the public about the visual arts. The Curator of Education is responsible for leadership, strategy, and management of the Art Station's education department and its service functions as they relate to seminars, workshops, public programming, and other outreach activities. Curator of Education is responsible with creating and implementing school programs and partnerships, interpretive projects, and content delivery. Work will heavily include teacher and faculty collaborations.  

Appointment renewal for the following year will be based upon available funding and performance.  

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

1. Master's degree in art history, art education, studio art, museum studies or related fields with at least three years of professional experience working in the area of museum education or art education; or Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in art management, art education, museum education, or related fields. 
2. Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning. 
3. Knowledge of curriculum theory and design, teacher education, and interpretive strategies. 
4. Experience with supervision. 
5. Experience in overseeing daily operations of art education program such as organizing and ordering supplies, scheduling programs and special events, and scheduling staff. 
6. Experience in interacting with diverse populations: children, parents, college students, faculty, staff, peers. 
7. Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills
8. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet programs. 
9. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel. 
10. Must be available to work evening and weekend as needed. 
11. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.   

Desired Qualifications:

1. Experience in studio, classroom teaching, or working with public preferred. 
2. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired. 
3. Experience in non-profit organizations, museums, or higher education preferred. 
4. Experience training and working with volunteers preferred. 
5. Wide knowledge and enthusiasm of the visual arts.  

Application Process:

To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at http://www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs no later than January 5, 2018.   Copy and paste this direct link that will take you directly to the posting.

www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73751

Illinois State University:

Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study.  The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community:

Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.”  Bloomington was also recently placed on Livability.com’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.

 For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.ilstu.edu/

 Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Call for Papers: Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe The City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

CFP: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe (Ljubljana, 8-10 May 18)

Ljubljana, May 8 - 10, 2018
Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
photographycee.wordpress.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe

The City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central role photography has played in the diverse socio-cultural environments of Central and Eastern Europe, research on its history in this part of the continent is still little appreciated and remains understudied.

The 2018 conference in Ljubljana will be the third in a series of international conferences initiated in Warsaw in 2016 with the aim of developing and promoting interdisciplinary studies about photography and its histories in the region.

In 2018, we seek to enhance understandings of the mechanisms and realities that have influenced the development of local photographic practices and their relationship with uses of photography elsewhere. We also aspire to expand knowledge about social and cultural customs that facilitated the circulation and legacies of photographs throughout the medium’s history in the region. Paper proposals may therefore address a range of interrelated topics, including but not limited to:

- The history and state of photographic collections/archives, the opportunities they present and the challenges they face
- The history and state of local research practices and academic discourses on photography (research topics, theory and methodology)
- The circulation of photographs and photographic images in public and private spheres and their impact on collective imaginations in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g. the uses of photography in art, media, politics…)

We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations from scholars working in areas such as: photography, art history and theory, visual sociology, anthropology, museology, philosophy, ethnography, cultural studies, visual and media studies, communications, and fine and graphic arts.

To propose a paper, please send your abstract (no less than 250 and no more than 300 words including the title) by the 31st December 2017 to photographycee@liberproarte.eu

In addition, please include a short biographical note of no more than 150 words with full affiliation, the title of your presentation and contact details as a separate document.

The presentation will be given in English

Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2018

Contact: photographycee@liberproarte.eu

Organisation:
Marija Skočir (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Ljubljana)
Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė (Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin)
Marta Ziętkiewicz (Liber pro Arte, Warsaw)
Petra Trnková (Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
Ewa Manikowska (Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Gil Pasternak (Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester)

Reference:
CFP: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe (Ljubljana, 8-10 May 18). In: ArtHist.net, Oct 27, 2017 (accessed Oct 29, 2017), <https://arthist.net/archive/16584>.

Jobs: Stanford University needs a FT Museum Preparator (Stanford, CA)

Museum Preparator III
Stanford University

Stanford, CA
 

Stanford University

Museum Preparator III

Job Number: 75177

Museum Preparator III

100% FTE

2 year fixed term

OVERVIEW:

The Cantor Arts Center is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor's encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes over 40,000 works of art and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford's academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and an invaluable resource for teaching and research on campus. 

JOB PURPOSE:

The Museum Preparator III is a senior, expert-level position, working under minimal direction of the Exhibitions Registrar/Head of Preparation who makes the general work assignments. Employees in this classification perform a larger variety of duties than those expected of the Preparator II level.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

The duties listed under the Core Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.

CORE DUTIES:

The Preparator III responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as Lead Preparator and installation coordinator on the largest and most complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture
  • Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations including installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video).
  • Performs gallery lighting design, with knowledge of LED lighting, re-lamping and exposure settings specific to object requirements.
  • Assists with producing and installing didactic materials, including wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Designs and fabricates custom storage housing for long-term storage at CAC.
  • Packs and transports art objects to and from lenders and donors.
  • Assists with receiving exhibition shipments and with the unpacking and repacking.
  • Helps maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces and art storage
  • May assist with framing and unframing works of art
  • Transmits instructions and specifications received from supervisor to workers; advise supervisor of work progress.
  • Explains tasks to workers; Inspects work for conformance with specifications. Guide and assist other Preparators as needed.
  • May solicit quotes, review estimates and select vendors.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

B.A. degree preferred with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in a museum setting with a permanent collection.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design. Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with installation coordination of large, complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mountmaking including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheetrocking, taping and painting walls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects.
  • Demonstrated ability to install and troubleshoot a variety of digital media equipment (film, computer, audio, video).
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and install wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Demonstrated experience with gallery lighting, lighting design and ability to determine light exposure settings specific to the needs of an exhibition or to a given object.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, museum staff, students, volunteers 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Ability to accurately perform measurements and hang art to specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability in the design and fabrication of custom storage housing and knowledge of archival-quality materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and proper handling methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with shop equipment and ability to perform various skilled tasks including wood, metal and plastic working, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Demonstrated high level of design and implementation of a variety of mount and display solutions. Knowledge of practices and methods in mount making including earthquake mitigation and various materials safe for use with art objects such as wood, paper, fabrics, plastics, metals, mechanical, paints and adhesives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and general public.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.
  • High level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate large and complex installations, solving the most difficult challenges.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and database programs
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply the University's commitment to a respectful workplace including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, diversity and a workplace free of sexual harassment as it applies to their work group.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver's License and drive night and day.
  • Constantly stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, light/fine grasping (files, tools), grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11 to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl.
  • Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs).
  • Ability to operate scissor lift, pump lift cart and pallet jack.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

WORK STANDARDS:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/

Job: Museum

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1022740

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Deadline: 12-02-2017

Job: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association needs an Assistant Archivist (Los Angeles)

Assistant Archivist
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Los Angeles, CA
 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking an:

Assistant Archivist

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Archivist performs archival duties that require working knowledge of archival management principles to organize, describe and promote access to historical materials, specifically those to be used for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s upcoming centennial celebrations. The Assistant Archivist reports to the Digital Archives Manager. 

Position Elements:

  • Following national standards and best practices, develop local guidelines, procedures, and workflows to ensure consistent, secure, and long-term access to archive collections. Review and revise the documents on a regular basis.

  • Identify priorities and determine appropriate approaches to processing collections and preparing them for use. Develop and document project plans and workflows to meet defined objectives.

  • Process, catalog, and prepare collections to be featured or referenced as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s upcoming centennial celebrations.

  • Digitize collections for ingest into Digital Asset Management system, including gathering and entering metadata to enable extensive search capabilities.

  • Assist with archival research and projects for Centennial celebrations as needed. 

Position Requirements:

  • Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA)‐accredited library school or M.A. with concentration in Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Moving Images or Records Management.

  • Demonstrated command of music history and familiarity with other performing arts.

  • At least 3 years of experience processing collections in a variety of formats; creating and updating information in an archives collection management system; applying of metadata content/structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital objects (DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, PBCore).

  • Broad knowledge of digitization standards and developments.

  • Experience directing and overseeing the work of others.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple projects and activities; excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools and best practices for archival processing, description and administration

  • Excellent organizational and research skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Advanced experience with databases, data conceptualization and overall computer proficiency. Experience with scripting and command line processing is a plus.

  • Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.

 



Website: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&APPLICATIONNAME=LosAngelesPhilharmonicAssociationReqExt

Deadline: 11-30-2017

Job: Project Coordinator, Galleries and Commissions Chihuly Studio (Seattle, WA)

Project Coordinator, Galleries and Commissions 
Chihuly Studio - Seattle, WA

Chihuly Studio is a lively and world renowned art studio based out of Seattle. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to join our Project management team.

Our Project Coordinator coordinates small and large scale, public and private installations for National and International clientele from contract phase through completion. The incumbent also coordinates gallery and art fair exhibitions for National and International venues from design phase through de-installation. Functions as liaison between Studio and galleries, clients and client project teams as well as facilitates relative information to Studio departments. Implements and maintains archival strategy for electronic and hard copy project documentation.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • High level of self-confidence and personal direction to negotiate a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment where information and direction comes from multiple sources
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Superior attention to detail; diligence in problem-solving and project completion
  • Exceptional written and oral communication; ability to translate technical information for non-technical staff, clients and third parties
  • Aptitude and curiosity for inventive methodologies and creative approaches in the face of unique challenges

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop project timelines, track progress and deliverables for internal project related tasks
  • Coordinate the mock-up and installation/de-installation and work-flow of small and large scale artwork and gallery exhibitions from inception to completion
  • Coordinate all logistics associated with installation and de-installation of a gallery exhibition, including inventory management, team travel, scheduling, and staging
  • Set milestones for clients and galleries providing them with clear and timely information regarding engineering, lighting, imagery, and site equipment needs
  • Work closely with clients to establish site preparation timelines and insure all requirements are communicated and archived
  • Schedule and coordinate Chihuly installation team travel logistics
  • Provide subcontractors with information needed to complete their job tasks
  • Provide clients with clear and timely information regarding site preparation, engineering, lighting and site equipment needs
  • Review all lighting recommendations and drafting packages for accuracy, clarity and completeness prior to releasing to clients

Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience as a team lead in the architecture / construction / design / art and exhibition fields
  • Art related education and or experience a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required and proficiency in Microsoft Photoshop, project management software and databases is desired
  • Working knowledge of building and construction terminology and ability to interpret architectural plans, elevations, reflected ceiling pans, and structural engineering drawings desired
  • Ability to travel as needed

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a health/dental/vision care package, employer retirement match, and paid time off.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted using our online application process only. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Please go to: https://careers-hrpmsi.icims.com/jobs/2192/project-coordinator---galleries-%26-commissions/login to start the online application process

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • team lead in architecture/design/art: 3 years

 

Job: Yale Art Gallery - Facilities Museum Technician 2 (New Haven, CT)

29-Jun-2017

Supervisory OrganizationYale Art Gallery - Facilities

STARS Requisition number44083BR

University Job TitleMuseum Technician 2

Posting Position TitleBuilding Systems Specialist

Bargaining UnitL34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time TypeFull time

Duration TypeRegular

Compensation GradeLabor Grade D

Work LocationCentral Campus

Worksite Address1111 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510

Work WeekFlexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Total # of hours to be worked:40

Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)As needed by department

Position Focus:Reporting to the Yale University Art Gallery Manager of Facilities, the Building Systems Specialist is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Gallery’s multiple facilities, associated grounds, and internal operations systems (mail delivery, event setup, general building and mechanical maintenance, etc.). Essential Duties:
• Responsible for the daily review and response to all building systems-related Facilities Task Requests, assessing level of service response; schedule small-scale requests (single day special events, furniture repairs/movement, etc.) on YUAG Facilities master calendar & coordinate large-scale requests (multiple day special events, construction projects, large furniture or materials movement, etc.) in partnership with Manager of Facilities; complete the requested service or projects in a timely fashion; update assigned FTRs with details as they occur in order to provide the requestor with up-to-date information.
• Maintain and replace lighting throughout general Gallery, office, and storage spaces. Maintain detailed records in spreadsheet form, which includes automated inventory control to track & calculate changes and specialized requirements (lighting plans, angle of display, assessment of trends including analytical assessment of outages, etc.) based upon frequently changing exhibition requirements.
• Coordinate service agreements with Traffic, Receiving & Stores (TR&S) for the transport of both US & campus mail and various materials to and from various Gallery buildings.
• Inspect, monitor & make basic changes to all mechanical system equipment (steam, hot water, and chilled water lines; fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems, etc.) using multiple building management systems (Metasys, Crestron, Nysan). Make minor repairs and assess when outside contractor is needed; arrange for service with outside contractors. Report and track equipment performance & repair data from gauges, sensors, and charts.
• Review and respond to all mechanical systems-related Facilities Task Requests (FTR) daily, assessing level of service response needed; schedule small-scale requests (event-related environmental and equipment adjustments, etc.) on YUAG Facilities master calendar and coordinate large-scale requests (steam or system shutdown, major construction projects, large materials movement, etc.) in partnership with Manager of Facilities; complete the requested service or projects in a timely fashion; update assigned FTRs with details as they occur in order to provide the requestor with up-to-date information.
• Arrange for escort and accompany contractors and University Facilities personnel throughout the duration of their work within the facility. Ensure the safety of the staff, collection, and building during any repairs, alterations, and renovations.
• Keep mechanical and storage areas clean and organized instituting new and innovated ways of storing materials as necessary.
• Support the Gallery’s Integrated Pest Management protocols by informing the staff and enforcing the Gallery's policies. Provide first line support to staff for pest and rodent reports. Collect and/or report all found pests and rodents; contact University Facilities Customer Service department to arrange related eradication services; provide facilities access for pest management contractors. Notify the Manager of Facilities of any discoveries or concern.
• Serve as a back up to Mechanical Systems Coordinator to provide basic mechanical services such as monitoring, recording and reporting temperature and humidity levels and issues.
• Partner with the Mechanical Systems Specialist to operate loading dock lifts, monitor materials logistics and storage activities and resolve any dock conflicts.
• Other facility-related duties as required.
Schedule: 40 hrs/wk; occasional & planned weeknight & weekend hours along with some Yale holidays.

Essential Duties1. Designs and/or constructs museum exhibits, frames, housing, mounts, display case, lighting, theatrical sets and theatre costumes through use of specialized woodworking, metal working, welding, carpentry, electrical, glazing, draping, patterning and stitchery techniques. 2. Fabricates and reproduces specimens, backgrounds and structures, ensuring artistic effort and scientific accuracy. Mats, frames and unframes works of art. 3. Performs minor conservation treatment (mending small tears, surface cleaning) and recommends conservator attendance when necessary. Maintains facility, climate control systems, exhibits, costumes, collections, and workshop tools and machinery. 4. Oversees and instructs support staff. Installs and disassembles exhibits and sets. Prepares collection for exhibition. Handles, moves, packs and unpacks works of art for exhibits, storage and loan utilizing specialized methods and materials. 5. May act as courier for artwork. Orders material and supplies. Develops time and cost estimates. Monitors budget and other financial material. Communicates with designers, exhibit originators, conservators and curators to provide and obtain information. 6. May conduct research related to construction activities. Inputs to and retrieves information from museum collection management database and other computerized systems. 7. Performs clerical functions incidental to construction activities.

Required Education and ExperienceSix years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:Good organizational, record keeping and communication skills. Proficient in the use of hand and woodworking power tools.

Required Skill/Ability 2:Ability to function as a team player and to communicate in a professional manner with all levels of museum and University staff. Proven ability for independent and self-driven work practices.

Required Skill/Ability 3:Must have a valid CT Driver's License.

Required Skill/Ability 4:Well-developed computer skills using various Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Access.

Required Skill/Ability 5:Developed skill in use of CAD, Adobe and project management software. Successfully complete practical training on the operation of Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Two years of experience monitoring building systems, grounds. Familiarity with the operation of valve & damper actuators, pressure transducers, & air quality monitors; Experience working in a museum environment and with facility preservation issues; Knowledge of building mechanical systems such as Metasys (Johnson Controls), Crestron, and Nysan.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 75 pounds; no fear of heights.

Weekend Hours Required?Yes

Evening Hours Required?Yes

Drug ScreenNo

Health ScreeningNo

Background Check RequirementsAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Click here for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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Job: Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities
UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA
 

UC San Diego

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience 

University Communications and Public Affairs is an award-winning, full-service division dedicated to increasing awareness and spreading the word about UC San Diego’s impact and mission. Department staff work with campus departments to convey the amazing things UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing and help campus departments implement strategies to reach their audience through events, media relations, printed materials, websites and numerous other avenues. Division reports to the Associate Chancellor / Chief of Staff within the Chancellor's Office VC Area.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school with a large, complex communications program requiring a wide variety of communications media, including written, visual, digital and electronic, and associated technical applications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy for a highly visible program.

The Director of Communications, Arts & Humanities (A&H), serves as the communications and media relations professional for the Dean – Arts & Humanities and the units reporting to the Dean. A direct report to the Executive Director for Strategic Marketing and Public Affairs (SMPA), the Director of Communications, A&H provides the full range of communications services and advice to the Dean. This position develops communications strategies in coordination with University Communications & Public Affairs colleagues and in sync with UCPA initiatives and A&H needs. Works collaboratively with UCPA and A&H staff and faculty to devise, communicate, and then implement communications strategies.

The Director of Communications, A&H plans and develops proactive and comprehensive communications and media relations for the key programs and initiatives in A&H. Serve as a public affairs advisor and place news and feature material in local, national and international media outlets. Works in collaboration with UCPA colleagues in the development of promotional materials, providing content for highly polished print publications and websites that advance the international stature of UC San Diego Arts & Humanities. Develops and implements communications strategies to reach institutional goals and objectives in corporate relations, donor relations, alumni relations, internal communications and student recruitment. Directs the use of social media in all these objectives, as appropriate. This position pitches A&H news to strategic local, national and international media and aids in the development and implementation of strategies to address sensitive issues and to keep the campus and community informed of advances throughout the A&H Division. As part of the university communications team, the director will focus on four key areas: 1) Strategic Communications, 2) Media Relations, 3) Public Relations and 4) Multimedia, Publications and Production. This position provides strategic planning and implementation of comprehensive strategic communications efforts.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.
  • Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
  • Extensive experience writing about arts and humanities for non-technical publications.
  • Public relations experience in an academic environment or in the arts community, or experience as an arts or humanities writer/editor for a national publication.
  • Demonstrated excellence in news judgment and strong demonstrated interviewing skills.
  • Sophisticated level knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in Arts & Humanities and related units.
  • Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Proven ability and working experience to edit writing for accuracy and style. Working knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and effective journalistic style.
  • Proven ability to write and communicate effectively in a variety of ways (magazine articles, scripts, press releases, reports, speeches, brochures, white papers, talking points, etc.) and in ways appreciate for targeted audiences (media, support groups, legislators, etc.).
  • Previous video experience - sound bites, PR video clips, etc.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
  • Proven experience using software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and preferred experience using software editing systems (Final Cut Pro or Premiere), animation (After Effects), photo editing, basic web design, blogging and content management tools.
  • Proven ability to read and understand arts, humanities, science and technology terms and concepts and then translate it into easily understandable terms for the general public.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Vacation/Holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
  • Work/Life Balance
  • UC Retirement Plan  

For more information about UCSD Benefits visit here and UCSD Work/Life visit here.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html


Deadline: 10-30-2017

Job: Project Coordinator for Millennial Engagement Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Project Coordinator for Millennial Engagement
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

San Diego, CA
 

JOB SUMMARY: 

Provide administrative and exhibition installation services for MCASD’s Education Department.  Act as liaison between the Museum and the millennial artist involved in the project, the contractors, and the college and university communities by creating a welcoming environment for visitors to discuss and reflect upon their experiences in the Museum’s galleries.  Support mission and vision of Museum throughout performance of duties.   

To view the complete job description and instructions for applying, please view our webpage at: http://www.mcasd.org/about/job-opportunities/project-coordinator-millennial-engagement



Email:jobs@mcasd.org
Phone:858.454.3541
Address: 1100 Kettner Blvd.
Website: http://www.mcasd.org/about/job-opportunities/project-coordinator-millennial-engagement

Deadline: 10-30-2017