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Call For Public Art: The Ringer Park Memorials Public Art RFQ deadline is Saturday, 12/10/16

December 7th, 2016
This is a final reminder of the deadline this Sat, 12/10 at 11:59 MST for the Ringer Park memorials public art project in Boston, MA. Artists and landscape designers are invited to apply. Particularly encouraged are creatives from the region.

Download the RFQ & apply online at Call for Entry (CafE).
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CALL FOR ARTWORK Contemporary Art: a Global Perspective- January 17, – March 3, 2017

December 6th, 2016

Contemporary Art: A Global Perspective” Art Exhibit:  Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) are seeking artworks that embrace the cultural diversity of artists in the region. Through creativity artists have the opportunity to explore, reflect, and celebrate their cultural history, views and showcase the diversity of Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage. This exhibit is part of RISCA’s Atrium Gallery traveling Exhibits Program, for more information please contact Elena.patino@arts.ri.gov or at  (401) 222 6996 or visit http://www.arts.ri.gov/community/atrium/programs.phpEligibility: This show is open to artists working in all mediums including but not limited to Drawing, Digital Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, and Traditional Folk Arts. Works must be original and previously submitted artworks will not be accepted.Hanging Requirements: All artworks must be wired and ready to hang; our hanging system does not allow for hanging with clips, saw tooth hangers, or loops. please wire prior to drop off.How to Submit: Complete and email required “Artist Agreement” & “Artwork Submission Form” with JPEG images of artworks to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com with “2017 DIVERSITY EXHIBIT” in the subject line. JPEGS should be labeled with the title of artwork only. An artist statement on the required “Artwork Submission Form” for the gallery book (200 words maximum)IMPORTANT DATES:Entry Deadline: Required “Artwork Submission Form” and 1-3 JPEGS must be emailed to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com by Friday, December 14, 2016.   Exhibit Run: Wednesday, January 17, 2017 – Friday, March 3, 2017   Artwork Drop Off Dates Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm) Thursday, January 12, 2017 (1 :00pm- 6:00pm) Friday, January 13, 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm)Artwork Pick Up Dates Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (10-:00am—4:00pm) & Thursday, March 9,2017(1:00pm—6:00pm) (If you are unable to drop off or pick up during designated dates and times please contact Taylor Terreri, Director, at Taylor@warwickmuseum.org, or at (401) 737-0010.

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Southside Cultural Center seeks Program Manager

December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) is a non-profit community-based multidisciplinary and multicultural art and cultural center located in Trinity Square on the south side of Providence. Its mission is to connect, cultivate, and engage community through the arts. As an annex to a 150-year-old United Methodist Church complex, the Center supports multiple performance spaces—including a 350-seat theatre—in a historic building at the intersections of Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Currently the Center hosts seven local arts organizations as partner tenants, with many more artists and others using the building through short and long term space rental agreements.

Position Background:|
We are seeking a culturally-sensitive, self-directed, and mission-driven individual with demonstrated experience in arts programming, performance staging and venue management to join our team.  The team leading Executive Director is joined by a group of staff, tenant partner arts organizations, and volunteer board of directors who are actively engaged in the programming and development of the Center.

The Program Manager is a new position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a proactive equitable venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a revenue-generating financial model for SCCRI based upon the draft venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a plan for the 2017 inaugural season per the draft use plan and budget for the venue spaces in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Develop and manage the venue calendar of events and schedule for maximum utilization of the venue spaces
  • Respond to all inquiries and requests for rental of venue spaces
  • Process rental agreements and payments according to established systems; participate in updating systems as needed
  • Network to create awareness in the community and beyond for the programming and venue space availability
  • Work with the marketing team to maintain an up-to-date and timely website and other media tools for marketing all of the above

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following characteristics and experience:

  • Will have demonstrated experience in the performing arts and arts management
  • Will thrive working in a fast-paced environment where every day is different
  • Will be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Will be able to work within a group and individually to set and then meet goals and deadlines
  • Will be at ease working in a culturally and economically diverse community
  • Will have excellent written and oral communication skills; bilingual a plus but not required
  • Will have strong  computer skills
  • Will be available to work nights and weekends to meet programmatic needs

Administrative/Compensation:
Reports to Executive Director

Work week will begin at 30 hours and move to full time position within 9 – 12 months.  Salary and benefits will be negotiated based upon skill level and experience.

Instructions:
This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.  Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 15, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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Southside Cultural Center seeks AmeriCorps (Volunteer Coordinator)

December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) connects, cultivates and engages community through the arts. A cultural center located in a historic building in Trinity Square, Providence, we are home to partner tenant organizations (Cambodian Society of Rhode Island, Laotian Community Center, Providence Improv Guild, Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and Rhode Island Latino Arts) and a resident theatre company, Wilbury Theatre Group. Collectively, our partner tenants provide the community classes in playwriting, acting, improvisation, dance, and music as well as performances and special events. Our facility is also made available for rent to community members, organizations, and schools whose events and programs help us fulfill our mission.

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island now seeks an AmeriCorps participant to work as a Volunteer Coordinator to help build capacity at the Center and further develop SCCRI’s volunteer management systems.  Part-time students may be eligible. Work week schedule is flexible.

Internship Available – Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description:
The volunteer coordinator will work with the SCCRI Executive Director and SCCRI Program Manager to facilitate volunteer recruitment and management. Ideal candidate will be outgoing, comfortable in a multi – cultural and diverse community environment, very organized and will have some interest in the performing arts. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with staff to develop organizational systems for targeted volunteer recruitment for SCCRI events, programs, special projects, marketing, and campaign initiatives
  • Developing and sustaining volunteer management organizational systems including contracts, communication  and engagement, intake through online volunteer request forms
  • Designing placement for volunteers in collaboration with the SCCRI partner tenant organizations
  • Designing placement for volunteers for activities that serve goals outlined in the SCCRI strategic plan
  • Recruiting, coordinating, managing, and supervising volunteers on a regular basis
  • Supporting organizational management for special events and programs
  • Supporting SCCRI staff to develop networks with schools and community organizations to increase involvement with Center

Qualifications
All applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be a United States Citizen who is at least 17 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Google platforms
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Spanish not required but a plus.
  • Must be flexible and available to work both evenings and weekends.

All AmeriCorps applicants must abide by LISC RI standards and complete/obtain all required materials (including having a government-issued photo I.D. and passing a national criminal background check) to be considered for this position.

Compensation:
The position includes a paid stipend and educational award upon program completion.

Instructions:
This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.

Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com.

The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 20, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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Providence Art Club National Juried Show Call for Art – Women Artists

November 30th, 2016

Call for Entries:

The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote “art culture”. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization. Please visit www.callforentry.org for more information and to apply to this exhibition.

 

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FirstWorks seeks Program Manager

November 29th, 2016

FirstWorks seeks a Program Manager to coordinate the development and operations of the FirstWorks Season including the annual PVDFest. S/he reports to the FirstWorks Executive Artistic Director, who sets the curatorial direction on the development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of programs.

FirstWorks is a fast-paced non-profit arts organization that enhances the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs. Candidates will be considered for either a full-time position with benefits or ¾ time position. Job includes some evenings and weekends. Start Date: January 2017

Scope of responsibilities includes:
Program
• Assist EAD in researching and curating FirstWorks season
• Serve as overall project manager for the PVD Fest, coordinating with staff and partners
• Generate artist contracts and assist in negotiations
• Screen/respond to booking inquiries from artists and agents
• Maintain artist database and production calendar
• Track program budgets and monitor projected expense
• Preview local artist performances
• Assist in building and developing relationships with community partners and artists
• Provide programming support to donor events
• Oversee evaluation and documentation

Production
• Create production schedules, distribute and coordinate production staff
• Coordinate venues for performance and engagement activities
• Develop Festival footprint plan and schedule of performances
• Track the details of all artist contracts and tech riders
• Work to negotiate and fulfill artist production requirements, within budget
• Coordinate all requirements/details with venue technical director/staff
• Provide or secure stage and/or house management at FirstWorks events
• Oversee on-site front of house, signage plan and installation
• Manage artist hospitality
• Coordinate Artist transportation, including curb-to-curb delivery, vehicle rentals, reservations, etc.
• Work with Education & Community Coordinator to plan and implement engagement activities

Marketing & Fundraising
• Provide information about artists and programs for grants and reports
• Maintain knowledge of the organization’s Strategic Plan, and participate in its implementation
• Secure artist descriptions
• Coordinate performers on promotional appearances
• Assist in developing marketing campaigns
• Assist in developing sponsorship proposals, attending sponsor meetings as requested

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree • 3-4 years experience in performing arts/program development and management as well as production, logistics and/or stage management
• Broad knowledge of performing arts
• Excellent writing skills (writing samples to be provided)
• Experience negotiating and managing contracts
• Good communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
• Effective computer skills and facility with databases and spreadsheets
• Reliable automobile/transportation
• A team player willing to roll up sleeves and help the organization thrive

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume and writing and/or work sample to jobs@first-works.org. Position will remain open until filled.

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Riverzedge is Hiring

November 28th, 2016
Riverzedge is currently looking to hire teachers for our rapidly growing Mobile Studio Program.
With our Mobile Studio program, expert teaching artists travel to schools, organizations, or worksites with projects that will inspire expression and encourage experimentation in the
visual arts, while providing hands-on learning experiences that
boost literacy, math, and science skills.
Mobile Studio has served over 1,092 students across Rhode Island since 2014, and we’re looking to expand in the upcoming months!
Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards.
Start Date: Immediately, Part Time, Permanent position.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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This is a part time position predicated on school-based need. Hours of work vary but are likely to occur between 2pm to 6pm. Sessions generally run 4-10 weeks in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income.
*Candidates who are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.*

The Riverzedge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Progressive art and academic skill building is achieved through well designed curricula that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving with literacy- and STEAM-enriched art making. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.

Education: BA/BFA/MFA degree in the visual arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher training. Practicing artists encouraged to apply.

Art Skills: Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of at least several artistic practices and disciplines.  Candidate will be expected to have a working knowledge of observational, figurative and technical skills of drawing, painting, and 3D Design/Media as well as the ability to adapt to participants’ specific creative interests. Knowledge of art history is preferred, as well as flexibility with a variety of mediums and materials.

Required Abilities & Experience:
*  Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom while maintaining a positive and fun atmosphere;
* Experience working with youth in an urban environment, preferably
within a school-based setting;
*  Able to adeptly and efficiently create and/or follow multi series curricula and lesson plans;
* Flexible thinker, able to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures and sectors;
*  Ability to multi-task-to empower and engage youth participants while delivering sophisticated art and academic skills development;
* Able to work independently and produce high quality results while accepting supervision and working in conjunction with a diverse staff;
A familiarity with RI Program Quality Assessment Tool (RIPQA).

Supervision: This position is supervised directly by the Mobile Studio Director.

Performance: Performance of each duty evaluated against the above requirements. The Mobile Studio Director will complete at-random observations and evaluations, and will provide weekly support. Teaching artists will be required to participate in periodic professional development trainings.

About Riverzedge Arts:
Launched in 2002, Riverzedge is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change. We help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative entrepreneurship. Nationally award winning youth programs provide academic enrichment, jobs training, 21st Century skills building, and alternative routes to diploma attainment to teens, and high end experiential arts learning to K-12 youth throughout the state. Community arts and economic development initiatives convene artists, improve places and provide a platform for people of all ages to explore and express their intelligences and creative abilities through meaningful civic engagement, education, and employment. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.

Assurances:
Riverzedge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all decisions affecting terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristics.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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Jamestown Arts Center seeks Arts Education Coordinator

November 18th, 2016

Jamestown Arts Center
Arts Education Coordinator

Part time: 20 hours per week
$20/hr

The Arts Education Coordinator plans, implements, and oversees arts educational programs for the JAC, and serves as a liaison between the organization and both students and local schools. Building on existing programming, the Arts Education Coordinator is responsible for the continued development and promotion of creative year-round programming for all ages including summer arts camps.

Specific duties include:
- Identifying and hiring instructors with oversight from the Executive Director
- Overseeing existing partnerships and developing new community partnerships for educational outreach purposes
- Working with Programming Committee to develop educational outreach for performing and visual arts events
- Scheduling all classes, camps and workshops and maintaining a shared schedule
- Working with Executive Director to set educational programming budget
- Ordering and maintaining all materials and related equipment
- Maintaining and preparing classroom spaces
- Working with Marketing Manager to promote classes, camps & workshops
- Overseeing registration process in conjunction with Administrative Assistant
- Providing support to instructors
- Submitting monthly education reports to the board
- Building and maintaining positive relationships with current and potential students, and families and local schools and partners

The Arts Education Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years experience programming in an arts educational non-profit or school setting or related experience. The ability to work well both independently and with others is critical.

This position requires proficiency with computers, Microsoft office software, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

 

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Call For Public Art, Boston, MA

November 16th, 2016
The Art Selection Committee of the Stanley A. Ringer Park memorials project invites artists and landscape designers to forward public art qualifications for one or several transformative, permanent public art installations that will serve as a tribute to four cherished community members inside Ringer Park. The proposed memorials project will honor Stanley A. Ringer, William Margolin, Brian Honan and Dawnn Jaffier. The project is intended to contribute to the safety of Stanley A. Ringer Park while recognizing the civic and community contributions of the honorees. A number of potential sites have been identified within Ringer Park, a 12.38-acre park located in the heart of the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Final sites and specific tributes will be determined during the art selection process. The selection process will lead to the identification of one or several artists/teams who will develop one or several concepts for one or several sites. The Urban Culture Institute is facilitating the art selection process.

Download the Request for Qualifications.
Apply online at Call for Entry (CafE).

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Contact: Christina Lanzl | Co-founder & Director, christina.lanzl@urbancultureinstitute.org

 

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NOW MORE THAN EVER: Take the NE Foundation For the Arts Creatives Count Survey, 11/18 Deadline

November 16th, 2016
NEFA logo

Has your creative work been counted? Take the Creatives Count survey before it closes Friday!
Survey closes November 18, 2016

Participar en la encuesta en español 参加中国调查

Creative workers are a vital part of our region’s vibrancy, but are often undercounted – and underserved – because of the fluid nature of their work life. You can help change that! Artists and creative workers of New England are invited to:
  • Answer questions about your jobs, income, and career priorities
  • Be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card
  • Count yourself in…and encourage creatives in your networks to do the same
The survey should take 20-30 minutes to complete, because it is designed to capture the complexity of creative work – please take this opportunity to convey how much you count. Help advocates, service providers, and other stakeholders ensure that creative workers are better served by employment analysis, program planning, and advocacy strategies.
Analysis of your responses will be included in a report on the whole creative sector in New England that will be released in spring, 2017. Thank you!
In partnership with the state arts agencies of the six New England states with support from the Barr Foundation, NEFA seeks input from creative workers (including visual artists, dancers, musicians, designers, craftspeople, architects, digital media creators, culture bearers, makers, and more), working full time or not, on various aspects of their work life, including the type of work, how much time is spent on those activities, and how much of this work makes up their income. The survey includes questions on demographics, education, training, and income, employment status and sector, specifics on creative pursuits, as well as opportunity to cite top resources and needs for advancing a creative career. Learn more.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS

November 14th, 2016

Submission Deadline: Saturday, Dec.3, 2016

For the 2017 season This call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to Hope, Hospice & Palliative Care RI. Students are ineligible. No application fee. The HHPCRI Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. High visibility area for visitors and staff. Large works encouraged. 16 x 20” min. frame size. $250 HONORARIUM FOR EACH EXHIBITING ARTIST SELECTED http://publicartri.com/call-for-artistsubmissions/call-for-submissions-form.html

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Printmaking Reimagined: 2017 Wheaton Biennial

November 10th, 2016

About the Exhibition

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) cultivates an open spirit of inquiry with a curriculum emphasizing connections across disciplinary boundaries. Our Wheaton Biennial invites artists whose work reflects a similar spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of a particular artistic medium. The 2017 Biennial will focus on fresh directions in printmaking and will examine what constitutes a print today, particularly in light of new methods and technologies.

Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. Selections will be made by the Biennial juror, Andrew Raftery. We are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of printmaking.

About the Galleries
The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Exhibitions feature work by contemporary artists in all media, as well as works from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collection, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South Africa.

The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between ob- jects and their histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research, and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions. Go to wheatoncollege.edu/gallery.

About the Juror
Andrew Stein Raftery is a printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life. Trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale, he has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years. His portfolios Suit Shopping (2002) and Open House (2008) were exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York and were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. In 2003 Raftery received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and in 2008 he was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected to membership in the National Academy in 2009 and is Professor of Painting at Rhode Island School of Design.

Eligibility
All works must be original and not previously exhibited at Beard and Weil Galleries. All media will be considered. All work must be received ready for exhibition with appropriate hanging hardware in place.    The gallery director reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Entry Procedure
A non-refundable fee of $25 enables each artist to enter up to three works; additional works (up to 5) may be submitted at a cost of $5 each. Please submit one digital image per work; one additional image will be accepted for 3D works. Video, film, and time-based works can also be submitted online.

To apply, go to: callforentry.org and click on the Wheaton Biennial link. Credit card payments accepted. Submission deadline: 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Entry Format
All images and files must be submitted electronically with the online application. Each image must be in JPG format and should not exceed 5MB in size or 8” in any direction. Video and time-based submissions should be .mov files and should not exceed 5 minutes in length. Please name each file as follows: Artist’sName_Title_Entry#; e.g., Smith_EveningSun_1

Delivery and Return of Work
All work submitted for exhibition must be delivered to the galleries by hand or carrier on February 24 or 25 between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at the expense of the artist. All artwork is to be picked up or will be shipped back April 12 or 13 between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Please ship via UPS or FedEx with paid return delivery paperwork and postage. The Wheaton College post office is open for deliveries between 9-5.

Liability and Insurance
Wheaton College will provide insurance coverage for artwork while it is on its premises for exhibition purposes. Insurance for work while in transit to and from Wheaton College is the responsibility of the artist. All work will be handled with professional care; however, staff cannot be responsible for any loss or damage.

 

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Newport Art Museum seeks Registrar (part-time)

October 31st, 2016

Registrar

(Part-Time, 2 1/2 days/week)

SUMMARY:

The Registrar oversees a growing collection of 2,000+ objects of American and contemporary art, including works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, paintings, and new media. Manages the care and control of the collections on site, implementing and revising collection policies and overseeing object movement, both internal and external. Oversees packing and shipping of works of art. Manages the logistics of outgoing loans and paperwork, as well as copyright permissions paperwork. Implements and manages security procedures, organizes and controls storage areas and contracts for outside services when necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Catalogues works of art, which includes photographing them and maintaining and updating collection management software and digital images
  • Helps ensure adherence to art safety and security procedures
  • Serves as the point person and primary contact for security and building maintenance issues, contacting our vendors and consultants who repair and maintain these aspects of the museum when necessary
  • Assists with moving works of art within the Museum and its buildings and installing permanent collection works of art, along with preparator
  • Handles collections paperwork, such as copyright permissions, loan forms, and condition reports
  • Maintains the storage and collections spaces, keeping them orderly, well-organized, and clean (occasional vacuuming and dust removal)
  • Manages all aspects of monitoring the collections environment, including integrated pest management, temperature and humidity monitoring, light level monitoring
  • Prepares objects for exhibition, storage, transport, study, or photography
  • Assists with taking out, moving, and handling artwork at for the Collections Committee and Board meetings
  • Advises on special events and media access to collections and historic interiors
  • Keeps up-to-date on the field of collections management, developments in technology, and new methods of collections care
  • Generates and installs labels for permanent collection objects on display
  • Manages the production of new labels for objects in the Museum and outside on the campus, in consultation with the Senior Curator
  • Will handle/execute tasks related to the “Newportal” project, which involves making various collections in Newport available online to the public on a site maintained by a partner-organization; will attend Newportal meetings as representative of the Museum
  • In the long term, will conduct an inventory of works on paper and other museum objects
  • Keeps track of and orders collection care supplies (boxes, labels/tags, gloves, etc.)
  • Assists with other collections and curatorial tasks as needed
  • This is a part-time position requires availability during normal business hours as well as occasional nights and weekends, when needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • A genuine interest in art and respect for the art object
  • A positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoys coming up with solutions to challenges and improving upon procedures
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and to work as a member of a team
  • An interest in design; design skills are not required but are a plus (for making labels for permanent collection objects)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to learn
  • Comfort with technology and some prior database experience
  • A willingness to take basic photographs of collection objects and some skills in Photoshop or other Image-editing software are a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and some experience with Excel is helpful
  • Work may be performed indoors and outdoors throughout the campus and sometimes off-site
  • Position may require periods of walking, bending, stretching, climbing and enough physical strength to carry heavy works of art with help from others and smaller works unassisted
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in collections management or care
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A B.A. or B.S. in art, art history, American studies, historic preservation, conservation, museum studies, library science, history, or a related field

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Registrar” in the subject line. This position is a part-time, salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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Newport Art Museum seeks Office Manager/Bookkeeper (part-time)

October 31st, 2016

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Reports to: Staff Accountant & Controller

JOB SUMMARY:

Individual is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day needs of the Museum’s administrative office, including ordering supplies, communicating with vendors, and opening the mail. Additional tasks involve bookkeeping functions in support of the Museum’s Finance Department. Accounts Receivable, bi-weekly payroll, preparation of bank deposits, entries into QuickBooks, generation of departmental income/expense reports, and other general Finance Department support.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a college or associate’s degree, possess an accounting certificate, or have related experience
  • Knowledge of office administration
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office applications and QuickBooks
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing documents and entering information into QuickBooks
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and function as a team player
  • Demonstrate ability to engage effectively with staff, trustees, members, student, volunteers and all contractors and vendors working for the Museum
  • Demonstrate complete confidentiality of all Museum affairs
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Human Resource experience and an interest in the arts are a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains all records & supporting documentation in an accurate and clear manner in accordance with established procedures
  • Prepares and records deposits in QuickBooks. Ensures that all proper documentation is provided as backup for the deposit.
  • Perform the day-to-day processing of financial transactions as needed.
  • Verifies that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Collects time sheets and processes payroll on a bi-monthly basis
  • Maintains updated vendor files and file numbers
  • Organizes and completes supply orders
  • Keeps Staff Accountant & Controller updated on all issues related to A/R
  • Responsible for the sorting, stamping & distribution of mail.  Stamps all checks according to procedures.
  • Performs other related duties & projects as assigned by the Staff Accountant & Controller

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Office Manager/Bookkeeper” in the subject line. This position is a part-time, salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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Newport Art Museum & Barrington Public Library Hosts “Write Rhode Island”

October 28th, 2016

Write Rhode Island: A Writing Competition for RI Students

RI Students are invited to participate in Write Rhode Island, a short fiction competition presented by School One High School and Goat Hill. Competition deadline: December 10, 2017.

Students can read the contest rules, download guidelines and a complete list of free writing workshops by visiting the School One website, www.school-one.org.

Write Rhode Island: New Writing Workshops for Students Announced

Newport Art Museum will host a four part workshop that offers students an introduction to short stories, RI History, a private tour of the Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library.  Workshops will be held on November 7, 14, 21 & 28th at 3:30pm.  Please contact Maggie at Newport Art Museum to sign up,  call (401) 848-2787 or email: registration@newportartmuseum.org

Barrington Public Library will offer a three part workshop beginning November 3 at 3:30pm at the library. Interested teens can contact Tanya at (401) 247-1920.

For more information or a list of complete workshops in libraries in Cumberland, Johnston, Fox Point and Warwick visit www.school-one.org.

 

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The National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database

October 21st, 2016

The National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database is a tool that enables users to access current and historical information on a multitude of topics related to arts administration and policy. Records in the database are classified into four types: Americans for the Arts archive, research abstracts, sample documents, and one pagers. The database contains over 7,000 records—providing arts administrators, policy researchers, and advocates with comprehensive information on arts policy and practice and arts administration resources and best practices. For more information: http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/legislation-policy/national-arts-administration-and-policy-publications-database-naappd

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Get Some Of This: Various Funding Opportunities In the Arts

October 20th, 2016

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 12/5/2016
The Artist as Activist Fellowship program provides up to $100,000 over two years to artists in support of an ambitious creative work that tackles the theme of racial justice, with a particular focus on mass incarceration. Eligible: US-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on a project. Webinar: 10/27 at 3PM.

National Endowment for the Humanities, 12/7/2016
Collaborative Research Grants support combinations of scholars, consultants and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.Eligible: Governments, nonprofits, academia, individuals Awards: $25,000 to $300,000

Anthony Quinn Foundation, 1/4/2017
The Arts Scholarship Program is focused on Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Funds will only support pre-college or summer intensive arts education programs.Eligible: Must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth who will benefit from financial support. Awards: $1,000 to $2,500

ASCAP Foundation, Multiple Deadlines
Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards require an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD. A cash prize will be awarded to be shared equally among the co-writers of each musical work or composition Deadline 11/1/2016
Morton Gould Young Composer Awards encourages developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers. Deadline: 2/2/2017
Eligible: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident, or enrolled as a student with a student visa; must be under age 30 as of 12/31/2016. Awards: A panel of ASCAP composer members will decide

New England Foundation for the Arts, Multiple deadlines
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant, 12/1/2016
Expeditions Touring Grant and Expeditions Tour Planning Grant, 2/13/2017
Creative City, 2/21/2017
National Theater Project Presentation Grant, Rolling
National Theater Project Presenter Travel, Rolling
New England Presenter Travel Fund, Rolling
Eligible: Artists, schools, nonprofits, government. Awards: Vary by funding category

 

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NEFA Call For Workshops Is Now Open

October 17th, 2016
Creative Communities Exchange (CCX)
June 8-9, 2017 | New London, CT | #CCX2017
Image: Creative Communities Exchange 2015 in Keene, NH, by Michael Moore
Are you engaged in projects that leverage your local creative sector for economic and community development?

Promote your community and share your creative economy strategies by leading a workshop at the next Creative Communities Exchange (CCX).

This fast-paced biennial event gathers New England leaders from various sectors for networking and practical workshops prepared by their peers. Submit your creative economy project to create the content for this unique peer-to-peer exchange. Read more about the CCX.
Deadline to apply: December 16, 2016
  • CCX workshop leaders receive discounted registration for the event, and are eligible for NEFA’s Creative Economy Award
  • Projects led by arts organizations, artists, planners, economic development, and municipal government are encouraged to apply (share with your non-arts networks!)
What do CCX workshops focus on?
Workshops discuss the specific strategies and steps taken by creative economy initiatives.These initiatives leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth. They might include: downtown revitalization, artists and civic engagement, impact data collection, planning, zoning, space development,and generally fall under these themes:
  • LEADERSHIP & PARTNERSHIPS
    Organizational leaders building capacity within their organizations and communities through strong partnerships with local stakeholders.
  • HEADING DOWNTOWN
    Innovative events and projects that catalyze the creative community and draw visitors and life to the economic centers.
  • POLICY & PLANNING
    Programs that use information and cultural plans to implement policy and zoning decisions that affect all citizens of their local community.
  • SECTOR CONNECTOR
    Model projects that use technology, networking, and training to enhance the capacity of the creative sector’s connections to other sectors.
CCX 2017 will take place in New London, Connecticut, where arts and cross-sector leaders are forging strategic and surprising synergies across southeastern Connecticut to meet the economic and community development needs of today and plan for the future.

Local host:

CONTACT
Program Director, Research and Creative Economy

 

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