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New Urban Arts seeks A Life After School Coordinator

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A Life After School Coordinator
Position Description

Start Date: August 1, 2016
Time: 40 hours per week
Salary Range: $37,000 – $40,000, dependent on experience
Benefits: Excellent healthcare and dental plan.
Reports To: Director of Programs
Application Due: July 8, 2016

The A Life After School (ALAS) Coordinator will support New Urban Arts’ students in developing and implementing a post high school plan. Each year New Urban Arts graduates 40-50 high school seniors, many of whom struggle to meet their post-secondary goals. Some aspire to college; some search for employment, and some aim to grow their creative practice. The ALAS Coordinator will build the organization’s capacity to inform and support students as they navigate the post-secondary landscape. The ideal candidate will be an experienced college advisor who also believes in the validity of options other than college.

New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized community art studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists in Providence RI. We believe that democracy requires that all young people, regardless of their background, are entitled to become more independent and creative thinkers. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. We achieve our mission through free year-round youth mentoring programs, artist residencies, professional development, and public performances and exhibitions.


Student Advising:

• Supporting New Urban Arts Seniors in developing and implementing their post high school plans, including the college application process and alternative post-secondary options.

• Running approximately four workshops and events throughout the year including: (Fall) College Application 101; (Winter) Essay Writing Boot Camp; (Winter) Financial Aid 101; (Spring) The Not College Fair.

• Building a library of opportunities and resources.

• Support New Urban Arts underclassman to start thinking about post-secondary options and connecting them to summer learning opportunities.

• Working with New Urban Arts program staff and volunteer artist-mentors to foster an excellent, supportive learning environment.

• Working with New Urban Arts’ program staff and volunteer artist-mentors to ensure that the ALAS program is widely known and understood by New Urban Arts students, that young people understand it as an essential element of our community, and that young people are recruited into the program by all staff and volunteers.

• Working with program staff to help youth develop art school portfolios.

• Enthusiasm regarding participation in rigorous professional development programs on such topics as adolescent development, prevention, conflict resolution, art education, and youth development with experts and leaders in and outside of our organization.


• Building systems to track and report student and alumni outcomes.

• Tracking and reporting student outcomes, evaluate program performance, and employ learning to drive program development.

• Tracking New Urban Arts alumni as they participate and complete post-secondary plans.

Parent & Partner Engagement:

• Building partnerships with post-secondary programs and other organizations

• Working with our partners at College Visions to access college advising expertise and resources and to coordinate college visits and admissions representative interviews.

• Communicate and build relationships with New Urban Arts parents as appropriate during the college application process.


• A commitment to New Urban Arts’ mission and values.

• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

• Experience coaching high school students through the college application process and an understanding of the financial aid landscape and challenges.

• Experience and understanding of art school portfolio preparation and application. process as well as the art and design higher education landscape.

• An interest in working with high school aged youth in a community setting.

• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

• An ability to work in a shared and open office space.

• An ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

• Flexibility, inclusiveness, responsiveness, and the ability to handle stress without contributing to it.

• A sense of humor and wonder.

E-mail resume and cover letter to info@newurbanarts.org, subject: ALAS Coordinator. No calls please. Please send your resume and cover letter as two separate attachments; do not include them in the body of your email. PDF is the preferred file format.

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New Urban Arts seeks Director of Development

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Director of Development
Position Description

Start Date: August 1, 2016
Time: 40 hours per week
Salary Range: $48,000 – $52,000, dependent on experience
Benefits: Excellent healthcare and dental plan.
Reports To: Executive Director
Application Due: July 8, 2016

New Urban Arts seeks a candidate with fundraising experience to work closely with our executive director and board of directors to design and implement robust fund development strategies. The ideal candidate is passionate about equity in education, youth development, arts education, and innovative pedagogy.

About New Urban Arts
New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized community-based art studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists. Since 1997, we have served over 3,000 Providence teens and 175 artists. Each year, our public programs reach over 2,000 visitors and participants. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. Our core program, Youth Mentorship in the Arts, brings Providence public high school students together with local artists, building powerful mentoring relationships through the arts. We also offer summer programs and post-secondary advising.

Fundraising Strategy:
• Work with board and executive director to develop New Urban Arts’ annual fund development plan, including annual fund appeal, special campaigns, events, earned income, grants, and sponsorships.

Fundraising Campaigns and Events:
• Work to ensure that New Urban Arts meets its fundraising goals from our large base of annual individual donors.
• Cultivation of new donors and growth of our donor base.
• Work with the board of directors and the executive director to coordinate the Annual Fund Campaign, including mailings, personal asks of major donors, and other practices.
• Manage relationships with New Urban Arts’ donors ensuring that donors are promptly and appropriately acknowledged, informed of the impact of their donations, and provided frequent opportunities to experience first-hand the impact of their gifts.
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
• Coordination and promotion of fundraising events and other events connected to fundraising, such as cultivation events.
• Manage the implementation of the fundraising features of our Salesforce database and supervise the staff member responsible for data entry and gift processing.• Regularly reporting to the board and executive director on the progress of fundraising efforts.

Foundation Grants, Corporate Relationships, and Sponsorships:
• Work to ensure that New Urban Arts develops and maintains strong relationships with funders locally and nationally.
• Track due dates of proposals and reports for grants.
• Support management of ongoing relationships with institutional funders including, but not limited, progress reports and site visits.

• Work with the communications committee of the board of directors to support our communications strategies.
• Work with staff, board, youth, and other members of the New Urban Arts community to coordinate the design and distribution of marketing materials.
• Supervise the staff member responsible for New Urban Arts’ web presence, including e-news and website.
• Contribute to New Urban Arts’ social media presence.

New Urban Arts is a collaborative work environment, and all staff should expect to support each other’s work and participate in high level conversations about New Urban Arts’ mission, vision, values, and pedagogy, as well as trends in youth development and arts education.

• A commitment to New Urban Arts’ mission and values.
• An interest in working in a shared office space where staff are accessible to the high school students on whose behalf we work.
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of five years fundraising experience, including donor development, relationship cultivation, and making personal asks, or comparable experience.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to independently manage complex, multifaceted projects and meet deadlines.
• Supervisory experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to independently manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Flexibility, inclusiveness, and strong collaborative skills.
• Experience with databases, email marketing platforms, Microsoft Office, and WordPress.

E-mail resume, cover letter (two pages maximum), and writing sample (two pages maximum) to info@newurbanarts.org, subject: Director of Development. No calls please. Send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as three separate attachments; do not include them in the body of your email. PDF is the preferred file format.

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Strokosch Fellowship for Emerging Leaders at the Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Spread the word! The Alliance of Artists Communities is now accepting applications for the Strokosch Fellowship Program. Fellowships will be awarded to three emerging ALAANA (African, Latin@, Asian, Arab or Native American) residency leaders to support their participation in the 2016 Alliance of Artists Communities’ Conference in Portland, OR – October 4-7.

The Conference will bring together over 350 artist residency leaders, funders, community organizers, educators and artists from around the globe to explore support for today’s artists. Fellows will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward travel, lodging and professional development opportunities. More information about the conference is available here.

Guidelines: Emerging ALAANA leaders from the United States who have worked within the residency field, or associated roles, for one to five years are encouraged to apply.

Apply at: artistcommunities.org/conference/scholarships
Deadline: July 15, 2016

For more information, contact Deb Dormody, Director of Operations + Programs at ddormody@artistcommunities.org.


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FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator assures the smooth operation of FirstWorks across office operations, data, and programs.  Vital to the management of the entire organization, the AC must be detail-oriented, highly organized, capable of synthesizing complex information, and be proficient in CRM/Databases, Accounting and MS Office suite applications. The AC provides assistance to the Executive Artistic Director as well as broad support for Administration, Programs, Marketing, and Institutional Advancement. S/he facilitates internal communications and is often the first line of communication with the outside world. The AC reports to the Senior Director of Administration (SDA).


FirstWorks is a non-profit that enhances the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community through world-class performing arts, education programs, and as the Founding Creative Partner for PVDFest. FirstWorks’ public performances, whether with iconic guest artists or world-class local ensembles, are framed with extensive community interaction and provide pathways to opportunities for 4,000+ low-income students in Rhode Island.


This is a full-time permanent position. Occasional evenings and weekends based on performances.  Fulltime employees are eligible for health & dental benefits. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Oversee daily management of FW office, including telephone and reception; office supplies and maintenance
  • Maintain institutional calendars, schedules, and monitor deadlines and deliverables
  • Serve as Board liaison for communications, records, agendas, minutes, and arrangements; handling confidential issues and information
  • Assist senior management, coordinating activities, schedules and communications
  • Provide personnel management support such as staff searches, recruiting and helping to supervise interns
  • Develop presentations, overviews and project schedules as directed
  • Working under the supervision of the SDA, document our Standard Operating Procedures, and regularly review, update, and communicate process updates and reminders to staff
  • Working under the supervision of the SDA, perform light bookkeeping functions such as data entry and draft report generation
  • Under the supervision of the SDA, help develop standard project schedules for various initiatives
  • Assist with preparing expense reports
  • Note taking at meetings, and following up on assignments
  • Maintain electronic and traditional files and archives
  • Work closely with SDA and Associate Director of Development to integrate, improve and manage CRM Database systems, data entry and reporting
  • Provide support to annual campaign, donor cultivation and special events as needed


  • Build & maintain active artist database; conduct on-going artist research
  • Maintain artist information spreadsheets documenting planning progress
  • Draft artist deal memos and contracts for review
  • Work with Managing Director to arrange artist lodging, travel and hospitality
    • Help manage on-site box office and customer service/POS and FOH needs for all events
    • Help Production with support for FirstWorks Box Office, including seating charts, ticket inventory and sales data for all self-managed performance and development events
    • Gather data on ticket sales, finance, and programs; maintain records and prepare reports



  • Coordinate distribution of marketing materials and media communications
  • Support marketing and cross promotional efforts, including group sales, package and affinity group pricing
  • Implement cross-promotional offers and communications with partners
  • Manage/update mailing lists for distribution to a variety of constituents



  • Bachelor’s degree required with minimum of 2-3 years of office management experience,
  • Excellent computer, database management, and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, QuickBooks online, project management tools, and knowledge of SalesForce based CRM tool is helpful
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Greater Providence, business community, creative community and some experience in interacting with the nonprofit arts & culture sector
  • Commitment to connecting art with audiences and FirstWorks core values:

~Creativity and artistic excellence

~Partnership model

~Arts potential for social impact


Salary is commensurate with professional experience. Benefits include health care (full-time only) and vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • A cover letter, resume, and 1- to 3- multi-page work/writing samples
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

Send applications to:

jobs@first-works.org (include the position title in the subject line)

Or by mail at: FirstWorks, 270 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903


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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. In the past, nearly $7 million in grants have been awarded to more than 380 recipients.



A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2017 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.


The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award


2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

·         A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award

·         B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award


For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.


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FirstWorks Seeks Grants Manager

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

FirstWorks seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent writing skills to align communications and case-making in order to advance FirstWorks in its second decade of connecting art with audiences. The Grants Manager will assume lead responsibility for foundation, government, and corporate grants. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, s/he will play a central role in implementing FirstWorks annual development plan, with key responsibility for the complete grant writing process– including prospecting, proposals, fulfillment, donor reports and cultivation.


The FirstWorks Grants Manager must develop a holistic understanding of FirstWorks strategies and assets to tell the FirstWorks story and meet development objectives.


FirstWorks is a growing non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs.


This is a full-time position.  Start date: Immediately


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of grants from foundation, corporate, and government
  • Research, identify, and cultivate prospective funding sources from local and national foundations, corporate and government agencies, and individual donors
  • Write briefs, grant proposals, appeals, and applications including development of attachments and budgets for grant requests
  • Design and manage an index for all work-samples and support materials used for submissions
  • Build and maintain a robust grants base: develop and maintain key long-term relationships with program officers and prospects
  • Rapidly synthesize data, strategy, and programmatic goals to create compelling cases for the support of FirstWorks
    • Participate in regular Development team meetings to ensure clear communication, foster brainstorming and proactive planning, and task tracking
  • Develop, track and submit proposals, grant requirements and interim and final reports for all foundation, government and corporate fundraising
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development to ensure smooth day-to-day fundraising operations, including best practices and processes for timely data entry and gift processing, ensuring smooth integration with financial system tracking system also in conjunction with the Senior Director of Administration
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Administration, oversee the creation and regular communication of effective program evaluation tools, dashboards and reports
  • Maintain grant status and reporting within our CRM.  Develop custom reports as necessary
  • Develop and manage copy for web, newsletters, prospecting, annual appeal, donor recognition, and cultivation
  • Support Annual Fund and donor cultivation/fundraising events




  • Bachelor’s degree required with minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with cultural nonprofits, including 2 years of development or grant writing experience.
  • Excellent writer, creative and strategic thinker with ability to clearly articulate organizational mission, programs, and present FirstWorks in a compelling and effective manner.
  • Familiarity with issues related to arts and education trends; understanding of and belief in FirstWorks’ mission.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative.
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person.
  • Facile knowledge/user of software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines, databases, prospect research tools); familiarity with Patron Manager/SalesForce a plus.
  • Commitment to connecting art with audiences and FirstWorks core values:

~Creativity and artistic excellence

~Partnership model

~Arts potential for social impact


Salary is commensurate with professional experience. Benefits include health care (full-time only) and vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • A cover letter, resume, and 1- to 3- multi-page writing samples
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

Send applications to:

Email to: jobs@first-works.org (include the position title in the subject line)

Or by mail at: FirstWorks, 270 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903


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Frequency Writers offers scholarships for Latinx and LGBTQ-identified writers

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Many voices were silenced last weekend in Orlando. In response, to empower voices in our community, and with support from an anonymous friend, Frequency Writers offers two scholarships to LGBTQ-identified writers and writers-to-be. All levels of writing experience are welcome.

One scholarship is offered to an LGBTQ-identified individual aged 25 or younger.

One scholarship is offered to a Latinx and LGBTQ identified individual of any age.

Recipients will receive a scholarship covering the full cost of any Frequency class that takes place within the next year.

To apply send an email to Frequency with the following:

NAME (we will only announce awardee names with your permission)


Please attach a two page writing sample in any genre.


Respond to the question: How will a scholarship benefit your writing life at this time?

Submit your application to frequencyprovidence@gmail.com.

**Frequency considers need-based partial scholarships on a rolling basis. Those applicants who are not selected for these particular scholarships will be considered in our general scholarship pool.

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Executive Director

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Location: Providence
Salary: $60-75,000
Start Date: November. 2016
Full Time

Job Description
Providence CityArts for Youth (¡CityArts!) is seeking a new fulltime Executive Director to lead a nationally awarded community‐based youth arts organization in Providence, RI.  CityArts mission is to ensure Providence youth ages 8-14 have access to quality arts programs–unhindered by socio-economic barriers, and celebrating the arts as a means to youth empowerment, community building and social change.  At CityArts, access to arts learning is valued as a fundamental right for all children. Particularly for urban youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods that are impacted by conditions associated with poverty and lack of resources, the transformative powers of the arts can help youth find positive pathways to adulthood.  Our creative youth development opportunities help youth gain essential skills and social/emotional resilience that will help them to succeed in school and in life.

CityArts serves over 900 elementary and middle school youth in free out‐of‐school time and artist residency programs.  CityArts youth population reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our arts center’s neighborhoods.   72% are Latino, 86% are eligible for Federal free/reduced lunch; and 43% prefer Spanish as their primary language. Free multi-disciplinary arts classes are offered in visual art and design, digital media, dance, music, theatre and writing.  Youth engage in the arts through active project-based learning, STEAM design-thinking, and creative inquiry.  CityArts work includes studio instruction, exhibitions, public art, service learning opportunities, and school/community partnerships. CityArts also has the only state AmeriCorps teaching artist program, serving three Priority middle schools.

CityArts jointly occupies a 32,000sf converted historic mill facility with the Highlander Charter School in the heart of the Southside of Providence, RI.  CityArts annual budget size is near $500,000, and draws resources from private and public foundations, government, contracts, and individual contributions.

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of Providence CityArts for Youth and is responsible for providing organizational leadership and sound management.  Alongside the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for setting the overall vision and direction for CityArt’s future, and ensuring CityArt’s success and long-term sustainability.  The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: management of operations, fund development, Board and community relations, budgeting, and programs. The Executive Director must be passionate about equity and access to arts learning for underserved youth, and building vibrant urban communities through creativity and the arts.

Providence CityArts is at a pivotal point in its history as it seeks a new leader for this fiscally-sound, mature organization with a well-regarded reputation, strong programs, experienced staff and a thoughtful board. The Board is looking to partner with a leader who can help expand the organization’s impact.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The next Executive Director of Providence CityArts for Youth will report to the Board of Directors, provide overall leadership and serve as the chief executive officer of this dynamic and expanding non-profit arts organization.

The ideal candidate will be a growth-focused, seasoned leader.  Priorities for the next Executive Director include supporting existing program excellence and promoting the exploration of new programs and services that meet the current and anticipated needs of the community.  The next leader of CityArts will partner closely with the Board of Directors; manage a full-time staff of 5 and 15-30 part-time teaching artists; and engage community to envision and implement an ambitious agenda of youth and community development that emphasizes empowerment through arts access.  The growth-focused executive director will guide and support the development and senior leadership teams to cultivate and execute plans to expand revenue generation and fundraising activities that support existing and future programs and facilities with an emphasis on expanding CityArts individual donors.  S/he will present solid accomplishments in non-profit leadership at the staff or board level, and an underst
anding of and commitment to CityArts mission and philosophy.

Salary Range:  $60,000-75,000

Benefits:  Individual Healthcare Plan

Top candidates will demonstrate a range of qualifications and experiences including:

Minimum Qualifications

•       Demonstrated senior-level management experience and a track record of results, preferable in a multi-faceted, community-based youth arts non-profit organization;

•       Experience in arts/culture, creative youth development and K-12 arts  education work necessary

•       A profound understanding of urban underserved communities as demonstrated through professional or personal life experience

Skills and Experience

•       Strong operational and financial management skills and a collaborative style

•       A proven record of five or more years’ diversified fundraising success, including government and private foundation grants, donor cultivation, and events

•       Master’s degree in arts education, community arts, or relevant area

•       Ability to recruit, develop and lead CityArts senior directors and staff

•       Ability to work with diverse groups and constituencies and a strong commitment to supporting communities of color and social justice work;

•       Ability to passionately and persuasively communicate with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills that effectively promote the organization’s mission.

•       Demonstrated success in developing and strengthening broad range of external partnerships and relationships;

•       Knowledge of community development preferred

•       Success working with a board of directors, cultivating strong board engagement, recruitment and development;

•       Spoken fluency in Spanish preferred

CityArts is an equal opportunity employer.  People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about Providence CityArts, please visit the website (www.providencecityarts.org).

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please forward resume and cover letter no later than July 11, 2016, to Search@providencecityarts.org


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016


CC:S is looking for talented and passionate designers to join our next stage of growth with exciting new projects and high profile non-profit and corporate clients. We are a boutique graphic design studio focusing on branding, print, infographic design and interactive design.

The ideal candidate has to be best in class with an ability to think and collaborate across disciplines and mediums. Must possess a creative approach to problem solving, a positive and collaborative attitude, a meticulous attention to detail, and a fine-tuned eye for typography and color.

As a studio, we value the holistic approach to design and life, encouraging self advancement in career and family.

This job will start as a part-time commitment with the strong potential of moving to a full-time position.


Deliver and maintain CC:S’s creative vision on all projects.

Brainstorm design solutions that meet the objectives of individual projects.

Be flexible and adaptable within a team and studio environment.

Participate in critiques and revise designs according to feedback.

Utilize input from directors and possess the ability to continue further concept exploration and design refinement.

Show flexibility and desire for personal growth by working outside area of expertise.

Manage time efficiently and work in an organized fashion as this is a fast-paced, small studio business.

0-3 years of experience

Mastery in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

Must love dogs


CARRIE CHATTERSON STUDIO • 215 Shady Lea Road • Suite 20


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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Museum Education Assistant

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Location: Providence, RI
Start Date:
Full Time

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to work both autonomously and as part of a team at the RISD Museum.

The RISD Museum is committed to connecting diverse publics with a collection of art and design from the ancient past to the present day. The successful candidate will coordinate, implement, promote, assess, and recommend modifications to programs that support this goal. The Education Assistant provides administrative assistance and project support necessary for the efficient operation of educational programs, projects and initiatives. In addition, the role supports the educators and volunteer docents by coordinating programs related to teaching, research and interpretation of the collection.


• Bachelor’s degree preferably in art history or humanities.
• At least two years of work experience in a museum, cultural institution or related organization preferred.
• Demonstrated ability in administration or project coordination required.
• Knowledge of general office software required (i.e. Google applications and Microsoft Office).
• Ability to balance priorities and organize work required.
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively required.
• Experience with database systems, such as Altru, preferred.
• Cultural competence, collaborations with diverse communities, or other areas of experience or expertise that support these goals are preferred.

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

How to Apply
Please visit:


RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.  We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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September 1st Deadline-Apply Now! Call for Artists for Block Island Airport Gallery

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers. Works in all media will be considered. Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works. The Block Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.

Eligibility: All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents. No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to apply.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2016

Juror of Note: Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by juror Catherine Little Bert. Please see biography below.

Apply: please submit the following via email:

-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;


-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.


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Jamestown Arts Center Seeks Art Instructor – Storm Drain Stenciling Workshops

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Location: Jamestown, RI

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Start Date: July/August 2016

Part Time



Job Description


The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative art instructor to teach Storm Drain Stenciling Workshops at the JAC to tweens (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 13-18). This series of art and design workshops will create artwork for stencils that will be used in the Jamestown Storm Drain Project. These workshops are specifically designed for middle school and high school students. This program is a fun way to educate and engage youth about important environmental issues and messages while making art!


The instructor will be conducting workshops at the JAC in which participants will design the text for stenciled storm drain slogans (“Drains to the Bay”, “Keep Our Waterways Clean”, “Please Don’t Feed the Storm Drain!”, etc.) There will also be additional, optional, opportunities to stencil storm drains in Jamestown along with other community members.


The ideal candidate is well versed in Adobe Illustrator with a basic understanding of Photoshop. Prior teaching experience with tweens and/or or teens is essential. The goal is to run 3 early evening workshops on weekdays, and 2-3 late afternoon workshops on weekends in July and August. Specifics dates and times can be somewhat flexible to suit the instructor’s schedule. Please send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and student work samples to Alicia Bell, Education Director: alicia@jamestownartcenter.org


Content will cover:


- An overview of the Jamestown Storm Drain Project and it’s overall messages and goals for community involvement and awareness (Provided by JAC staff)

- Discussion and student exploration of typography styles and personalities

- Students’ experimentation and exploration of type and image combinations, specific to storm drain education messages

- Students’ experimentation and exploration of the type as image, specific to storm drain education messages

- Demonstration and experimentation with stenciling techniques

- Some lessons plans will be provided; instructor can enhance the content as needed to suit his/her own style and ideas


About the JAC: The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, OutLoud events, concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a 5,000 square foot, former boat repair shop, the JAC is also home to the East Bay Met School’s Arts Advisory, a Big Picture Learning high school program for young visual and performing artists. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, Community MusicWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, The Jamestown Schools, Providence Premieres, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Worldways Social Marketing, Watson Farm, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center is quickly becoming a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish.


Our mission is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts experiences. The JAC is an equal opportunity employer. http://www.jamestownartcenter.org


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Stone Carving Class with Laura Travis

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Dating back to medieval Celtic artisans, ancient Egyptians and beyond, the 3,000-year-old practice of stone carving is a timeless art form. Join us for a chance to explore the techniques of relief carving, a medium that compels us to translate the very fundamentals of sculpture — form, texture, movement, light, shadow, balance, proportion and space — into stone. Using a flat chisel, we work on several modestly sized designs. Plenty of stone lore, tips for scrounging up materials and tools, and techniques for polishing and finishing are provided as we carve away. And in the end, we see that our stone creations do indeed have a timeless quality, whether displayed indoors or installed in a garden landscape at home.


Laura Travis: BS, Art Education, Rhode Island College; MFA, Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art; additional studies at the Carving Studio in Vermont and at RISD. Travis taught art in the Providence Public School System for 25 years, where was is National Board certified. She was named Rhode Island Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2007 by the RIAEA. Documented in NetWorks Rhode Island 2011, her work has been shown in Canada and locally at Newport Art Museum and galleries at AS220.She operates her current studio at the mill at 30 Cutler Street in Warren, RI.


Admission Info:

Tuition:$270.00 | Lab Fee:$25.00



Soapstone Sculpture for Teens
Presented by RISD Continuing Education
July 25 – July 29, 2016

This workshop in soapstone carving is designed to augment students’ sculpting experience and expand their carving technique. Soapstone is the easiest of all stones to carve and offers the satisfying challenge of working in the round on an intimate scale. It is one of the best ways to learn reductive sculpture techniques and is suitable for beginners, yet the beauty of the stone and the finishes that can be achieved make it interesting for the more advanced student as well. Looking at the artwork of Native American carvers and some monumental modernist sculptors provides inspiration and focus for the wonderful, flowing forms students can achieve. Using saws, files, rasps and chisels, participants should be able to complete one small carving in three days. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who have never carved, and even for those who have. Please come with several ideas, sketches or visual references, if possible, so that we can begin carving immediately. Note: Students must supply their own sandbag, gloves, goggles and dust mask.

Instructor: Laura Travis (see above)

Admission Info:
Tuition:$270.00 | Lab Fee:$40.00



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Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its second concert season

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Season Two Call for Scores is now live!
Submit here by August 1: http://goo.gl/forms/nQDpwvmyGvcGNPMn1

Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its second concert season beginning Fall 2016. Concerts will take place at Aurora in downtown Providence, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble along with special guest performers from the local and regional experimental, electronic, and new music scenes. We will also perform on the Times Two series in Boston (http://www.timestwoseries.com/). We remain dedicated to presenting music from Rhode Island-based/native composers, but are also opening the field to composers from anywhere in the world to participate this season.

Pieces may be up to 15 minutes in duration, scored for one or more performers drawn from the following instruments: clarinet/bass clarinet (1 player), violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano, and electric guitar, electronics, and/or multimedia. The addition of one or two other instruments/voices may be possible; please contact info@verdantvibes.com with specific questions.

Composers may submit up to three works via links to scores in PDF format and streaming recordings (MIDI ok, please make sure link does not expire before September 1). We will not accept any submission materials or proposals via email — complete the online form by August 1:http://goo.gl/forms/nQDpwvmyGvcGNPMn1

If you would instead like to propose a collaboration, please upload various work samples and tell us about your ideas in the “proposals” field below. (Artists other than musicians are encouraged to reach out, too!)

Composers will be notified of results by September 15. Parts (printed or PDF) for selected works must be received by October 1, 2016. All works will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer. Verdant Vibes strives to present a diverse spectrum of voices.

We welcome questions via email: info@verdantvibes.com

Our call for scores will always be FREE — if you’d like to support our mission of making new music and employing artists, please make a tax-deductible donation here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=13447

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The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Now in its 10th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize Winner, courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers, courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • A selection of art publications from Prestel Books

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2016. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/enter


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2016 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference – Advanced registration by June 19

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

featured writers

margo jefferson

Pulitzer Prize Winning Cultural Critic

rigoberto gonzález

American Book Award Winner

julianna baggott

New York Times
Notable Author

the deadline for advanced workshop applications has been extended to june 19th!

located within surfing distance of the atlantic ocean, in kingston, rhode island.

By day, absorb the wisdom and insights of some of today’s finest writers. By night, explore the area’s colonial history, natural landscapes and seascapes, or the art galleries, museums and world-class dining in Narragansett, Newport, and Providence. Writers of all levels will find master classes, craft sessions, workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting to suit their needs.


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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Museum Interpreter

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Location: Pawtucket, RI
Salary: $10 per hour
Start Date: June
Part Time

Job Description
Old Slater Mill Association (OSMA) operates an museum complex within the Old Slater Mill National Historic District in Pawtucket RI, part of the region established in December 2014 as the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

OSMA is recruiting for two new interpreter positions to work tour shifts from June through December 2016, with opportunity for extension into 2017.

The position is categorized as “temporary” because of its seasonal nature – Slater Mill closes for tours in January and February, however other events and activities continue to take place. Tours resume in March. However most interpreters continue seamlessly into subsequent season.


The Museum Interpreter is a member of a team of employees of the Old Slater Mill Association who interact directly with museum visitors and users. Interpreters provide a primary level of customer service and relations, serving in an ambassadorial role for the museum. Interpreters convey historic narrative while guiding visitors through the site.  Interpreters assist with retail sales; program planning, promotion, and implementation; building and site maintenance; and communications. Interpreters report to the Operations Manager.

Duties of the Position:

Conduct tours for public visitors, school visitors, and other guests as requested by management

Retain an advanced level of knowledge and information regarding Slater Mill history

Punctual arrival, museum set up, and preparation for daily visitors

Communicate with visitors in a friendly, professional, and accommodating manner at all times

Ensure a memorable and informative museum visit for all patrons

Closing duties on completion of each shift, including secure lock up of facility

Collection of admission fees and sales revenues in the Museum Store, and processing through a point-of-sale computer system; sales accounting at open and close of each shift

Light housekeeping necessary to keep the facility tidy, such as vacuuming, dusting, surface cleaning, sweeping, and trash removal.

Timely and reliable communications with interpreter team members, and management

Maintain a neat and clean uniform appearance while on the job


High school diploma or Associate’s Degree with emphasis on study of history. Bachelor’s Degree in History, American Studies, Labor Studies or related field preferred.

Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

Interest in the study of and teaching of history; experience giving public tours a plus

Ability to adapt to a varied public audience that includes adults and children

Outstanding verbal communication skills

Experience with basic computer operations

Ability to lift up and move objects to 25 pounds in weight

Old Slater Mill Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
EMAIL resume and cover letter to info@slatermill.org, ATTN: Lori Urso, Executive Director.  No phone calls please.


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Rhode Island School of Design and RI Campus Compact Seeks AmeriCorps*VISTA for External Leadership, Partnerships & Service

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Location: Providence
Salary: AmeriCorps Stipend and Education Award
Start Date: August 2016
Full Time

Job Description
The VISTA will support the external areas of leadership, partnerships, and service while collaborating with RISD’s other VISTAs and staff who are supporting these areas at the internal and integrated campus levels.

In External Leadership the VISTA will work to support 2 major areas.  For both the Community Liaison (CL) program and the Leadership and Community Engagement Fellowship (LACE), the VISTA will work to enhance already established systems for facilitating both programs within the community and as part of the larger Community Service system at RISD.  By focusing on training, student stake, and self-authorship the VISTA will promote leadership development that will also contribute to the overall sustainability of the program.  The VISTA will also work with staff to insure that both of these programs play an integral role in the external partnership development taking place at the site.

In the area of external partnerships, the VISTA in this role will continue to support the formalized partnership program.  This responsibility is divided into two major areas.  First, the VISTA will work with RISD to insure the capacity, longevity, and facilitation of the currently formalized partnerships that exist with RISD.  Second, the VISTA will work to strengthen new partnerships through RISD’s formalization process.  Both of these areas will rely on strategic integration with the CL and LACE programs so that systems can be built around student stake/facilitation and the ground work can be laid down for greater student management of more sustainable partnerships.  During this portion of the VISTA cycle the individual in the role will also begin to explore better methods for evaluation and documentation of these partnerships.

External Service includes the support of campus events (long term and one day) that provide introductory immersion for students into community service while strengthening the success and awareness of our established partnerships. For these external areas the VISTA will utilize student empowerment and careful partnership development and collaboration to create careful methods of planning that identify social and community issue in real time and create relevant and reciprocal action steps.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Passion for AmeriCorps*VISTA mission of fighting poverty and strengthening communities

2. Bachelor’s degree from four-year institution

3. U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

4. Interest in student leadership development

5. Interest and ability to manage service experiences in a way that identifies and unpacks educational components and learning outcomes

6. Experience advising college students

7. Experienced event planner or program designer

8. Experience working with the non-profit sector

How to Apply
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Andy Jacques, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Center for Student Involvement (RISD) at ajacques@risd.edu

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of June 10th.

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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Seeks Summer AmeriCorps Teaching Artist

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Location: 891 Broad Street
Start Date: June 20th, 2016

Job Description
Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is seeking 11 minimum time AmeriCorps members to commit 300 hours of service during the summer of 2016.  The team will teach four weeks of summer programming to Providence youth, ages 8-14, at our South Side studios on Broad Street.  Programming will focus on STEAM and Design Thinking processes to boost engagement in learning and combat summer learning loss.  Youth will work collaboratively with their peers and teaching artists to gain skills in inquiry, leadership, presentation and creative problem solving.   The AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project offers members an opportunity to not only strengthen their curriculum development and classroom management skills, but also deepen problem solving and leadership abilities. Intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members volunteer full-time from June 20th to August 13th, 2016, to complete 300 hours
of service, and receive a $1,200 education award at completion of service.
Member Duties Include:
o       Run two, two-week, sessions of STEAM based programming for CityArts summer camp.

o       Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum for CityArts summer camp.

o       Explore how design, science, technology, engineering and math can be combined in project-based learning workshops to deepen problem solving and leadership abilities within CityArts youth ages 8-14.

o       Attend all training sessions (June 20th through June 24th).

o       Attend reflection sessions to support the member’s professional growth.

o       Provide academic enrichment and mentor students during the four-week long summer camp.

o       Outreach and collaborate with fellow teaching artists.

o       Collect, document, and survey student work and progress using CityArts tools/instruments.

o       Submit great story and time sheet reports on a regular and timely basis.

o       Member is required to volunteer an 8 hour day.

o       High School degree required, some college preferred.
o       Must be eligible to complete at least one minimum time term of AmeriCorps Service (for this position, the term is from June 20th through August 13th)
o       Strong interest in service and community development.
o       Strong interest in providing high quality arts education to urban youth.
o       Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
o       Proven ability to organize and manage simultaneous tasks and projects.
o       Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills.
o       Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability.
o       Ability to receive feedback and adjust performance to the standards of the program and staff.
o       Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic community; ¡CityArts! considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply
Send resume, two references and portfolio images to:
Vanessa DeNino
AmeriCorps Program Director

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