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Newport Art Museum seeks Registrar (part-time)

Monday, 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)

Monday, 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”

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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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Call for Artists – The Friends of East Greenwich Free Library

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

CALL FOR ARTISTS – ENTRY INFORMATION

THE FRIENDS OF EAST GREENWICH FREE LIBRARY

6th Annual Juried Art Exhibit - Winter’s Eve

DECEMBER 5, 2016 – January 3, 2017

Opening reception: Thursday, December 8th 6pm – 8pm

FOR FULL PROSPECTUS, visit www.eastgreenwichlibrary.org (Winter’s Eve tab), or SEND REQUEST TO friendseglibrary@gmail.com.

Juror – RICHARD WHITTEN: Richard Whitten earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a M.F.A. in Painting from the University of California at Davis where he studied with both Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson. He is presently Chair of the Arts Dept and a Professor of Painting at Rhode Island College. Richard has participated in many solo, 2-person, and group exhibitions and is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships. For more about Richard Whitten, visitwww.richardcwhitten.com.

The Winter’s Eve 2016 “Juror’s Award” includes a SOLO 2017 Exhibit at the gallery.*

Howard Silverman Gallery . East Greenwich Free Library

82 Peirce Street . East Greenwich, Rhode Island

401-885-1699 . friendseglibrary@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Exhibition:  Thursday, December 5 to Thursday, January 3, 2017
  • Opening reception: Thursday, December 8th, 6pm – 8pm
  • Delivery dates: FridayDec 2, 2-4pm AND Saturday, Dec 3, 10am–1pm
  • Pickup for declined work:  Monday, Dec 5, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

(artists will be notified via email no later than 12/4 of their acceptance/decline status)

  • Pickup of exhibited work:  Wednesday, January 4, 4pm – 6pm

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for consideration. A maximum of two pieces may be selected for hanging. No theme required.

No commission is required by the Friends of East Greenwich Free LibraryOver 400 patrons visit the Library daily! NFS acceptable.

*past Winter’s Eve Juror’s Award Winners: Cathy Chin, Reed McClaren, Marjorie Ball, Uli Brahmst, Lee Bergwall Hanks.

Questions?  Contact Paulette Miller 401-885-1699 . friendseglibrary@gmail.com

 

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Studio spaces available at the Shady Lea Mill, N. Kingston, RI (November)

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

There will be 3 studios available for rent in November, just in time for the popular Open Studios Week-end, Dec 3rd and 4th.


Studios 104 (550 sq ft), 106 (656 sq ft) and 107 (722 sq ft) or any combination of first two, second two or all three, will be available.

Great spaces for Artist, Artisan or light industry.  These are all first floor spaces and Verizon Fios for HIGH SPEED INTERNET is available in all three. Check out the website www.themillatshadylea.com and Facebook page, The Mill At Shady Lea, to learn more. Contact them at 401-290-7548 for more information.  Viewings of the spaces can be arranged.



 

 

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RISCA is Hiring A New Individual Artists Program Director!

Monday, October 10th, 2016
Want to do exciting work supporting a growing community of individual artists in Rhode Island?  Join the RISCA team as our new Individual Artists Program Director.
This position will manage and oversee the agency’s support for individual artists.  In this capacity this person will provide technical assistance and support to current and potential applicants, and to artists who approach the agency for assistance. Our Individual Artists Program Director will work within state government and in the public to identify new opportunities to support artists and grow the arts and creative sector, provide educational support on issues related to support for artists who are presenting or producing art, and more.
This individual will also help to oversee the agency’s electronic communications and information activities (web site, blog, newsletter, artist directory, social media, etc.)
RISCA is an exciting place to work, and we’d love to have you on our team. The deadline for applications is October 22nd, so apply now.  Go to Apply RI for details and to submit a cover letter and an online application.
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Request for Qualifications: Sculpture / 3D Installation for Roger Williams Park Zoo’s new Rainforest Exhibit, Deadline 10/24/2016

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Oudoor Portion of Our New Rainforest Building (Scheduled to Open Spring 2018)

Providence, Rhode Island

Budget: TBD

Application Deadline: Ocbober 24, 2016

About the Rainforest Exhibit

Our new Rainforest Exhibit will seek to reveal the close connection that we have with this remote, exotic place that seems to exist a world away.

We want to present our audience with the opportunity to rethink the way we perceive our individual roles in the world, and to understand that we can and do in fact, impact the rainforest through our daily decisions and can make a difference.

About the Art Piece

The goal of this art piece is to represent the concept of perception shift or change in perspective. It will be located at the midway point of the exhibit, underscoring the shift in narrative between expected and unexpected stories of the Rainforest. Ideally, we are thinking of a sculptural piece, but would be willing to consider alternative approaches to the concept as well. This piece will serve as a clear transition point between two different parts of the exhibit experience. It should be contextual to the Rainforest, and resonate with our general Zoo visitor population.

The selected finalist will be designing and building the piece.

Physical Dimensions: The finished piece will live inside an approximate 8’ x 10’ footprint.

Other Considerations

The exhibit will feature graphic panels telling stories about the Rainforest. Initially, these stories will feature characters one would expect to see: indigenous people and exotic animals. At a certain point there will be a dramatic shift, and the characters in these stories will become unexpected: a man grilling steaks in his backyard, a girl buying coffee, and so on. The collective effect of these “unexpected” stories will be to create an opportunity for our audience to see just how much our everyday actions really do affect the Rainforest.

1000 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI 02907

Attn: Lynne McLain

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you

have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

- Jane Goodall

Submission Requirements

Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Roger Williams Park Zoo art selection process. YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals (RFP).

At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past five years) and resumes.

Applications will be reviewed by the Roger Williams Park Zoo Art Selection Panel to assess the quality and appropriateness of the artist’s work and the artist’s ability to carry out a substantial art commission. The RFQ process is mainly about the panel’s initial response to the artist’s images.

If selected as a finalist, artists will craft detailed proposals including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $500.

Digital or hard copy materials will be accepted for this call. Hard copy submissions should be mailed to:

Estimated Timeline

October 24, 2016 at 5:00pm (E.S.T.): Deadline for submissions

November 23, 2016: Panel meeting for selection of finalists; artist notification:

xxxx 2016: Finalist site visits

February 2017: Finalist presentations to selection panel

Each application must include:

1. A current resume for each artist. If you are applying as a team, include all team member resumes within one document.

2. Six digital images of relevant artwork. In the Description of Image, accompanying image annotation must list media, size, title, date of completion and a brief description of the artwork if necessary. Please do not present more than one view of artwork per image. If you wish to show a “detail”, include it within the six (6) artwork images.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI 02907 Attn: Lynne McLain

Emailed submissions may be sent to lmclain@rwpzoo.org.

Finalist’s site-specific proposals should convey artist’s ideas and plans through designs, renderings and/or scale models with a statement that describes the project’s intent, proposed materials, fabrication and installation methods, and an itemized budget. Finalists are also asked to explain how their artwork will be sourced and fabricated. They will be supplied with plans, photographs, and specific information about the Roger Williams Park Zoo Rainforest Exhibit.

A site visit will be scheduled for the finalists. An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to the finalists following presentation of their proposals. The proposals will remain the property of the artist. However, Roger Williams Park Zoo reserves the right to retain proposals for up to one year for display purposes and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public information purposes.

The Art Selection Panel reserves the right to determine which proposal will be funded and the extent of funding. The panel also reserves the right to not accept any final proposal submitted. If the Art Selection Panel’s recommendations are approved by Roger Williams Park Zoo, the selected artist/s will enter into contract with Roger Williams Park Zoo for the selected commission. The accepted artwork will be owned and maintained by Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Selection Criteria

The panel will select the artist based on the following criteria:

• High artistic quality and suitability of the final proposal in relation to the project description, program goals and site descriptions.

• Ability of the Artist’s Team: The artist’s ability to carry out the commission, to keep the project within budget, and to complete and install the work on schedule.

• Value: The quality and scope of the proposed completed work in relation to the commission and fees paid to the artist’s team.

• Permanence and durability of materials for this heavily used public space: It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that all artwork meets safety standards, adheres to building codes and other state regulations. Artworks must be durable and require minimal maintenance.

• Collaborative Spirit: Willingness of the artist to consult with the Zoo’s employees, architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, general contractors and building staff (or designated representatives) to assure smooth integration of the artwork into the site and to make necessary adjustments in relation to building codes and other construction issues.

Artist Eligibility

This call is open to all artists. Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are RWPZ staff and their family members as well as the Art Selection Panel members and

 

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The Public Art Archive Seeks Program Manager In Denver, CO

Monday, October 10th, 2016
WESTAF (The Western States Arts Federation), located in Denver, Colorado, is now accepting applications for the position of Program Manager of the Public Art Archive
Position Summary
This position provides leadership for the further development of the Public Art Archive.  The Archive is a 7 year old ongoing project that seeks to acquire and make available for both public and administrative use images and data related to installed works of public art across the United States and beyond. Public Art Archive Program Manager works with the senior management team at WESTAF to build the Archive into a comprehensive and financially self-sustainable resource. The position is a full-time, salaried opportunity at WESTAF’s lower downtown Denver office.
The Organizational Culture
WESTAF is operated by a staff of 30 employees many of whom have arts or creative backgrounds. The highly entrepreneurial organization is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and mission-oriented staff and applicants from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will thrive in a setting where the day-to-day tasks vary, collaboration is critical, and employees are able to work as part of a team but are empowered to manage their workload and execute tasks independently.
Key Duties
The Public Art Archive Manager is responsible for the following key duties:
  • Collaborates with experts in the public art field to further develop and enact an ambitious vision for the Public Art Archive
  • Ensures that the current Public Art Archive site remains available to the public at a high standard of reliability and accuracy
  • Develops and maintains relationships with experts in the public art field in order to ensure that the development of the site reflects best practices
  • Manages the project in a way that guides it to a state of financial self sufficiency
  • Directs contractors in the task of validating, vetting and importing content
  • Works to relate the capabilities of the Archive to other WESTAF technology projects to take advantage of potential synergies
  • Represents the Public Art Archive at professional gatherings
  • Manages the Archive’s e-newsletter and the social media presence
Minimum General Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a master’s degree preferred
  • Aptitude for completing work objectives under limited supervision
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability
  • Knowledge of the visual arts field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A knowledge of the visual arts
Minimum Technology Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the basic architecture and processes of mid-level web sites, or the ability to quickly learn such basics
  • Proficient computer skills on both Mac and PC platforms
  • An understanding of basic social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Compensation
The position has the following compensation and benefits:
  • An annual salary in the range of $43,000 to $46,000
  • Eligibility for an annual bonus at the conclusion of one year of work
  • Three weeks of paid vacation (10 hours/month)
  • Paid sick leave earned at the rate of eight hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • An RTD Ecopass
  • A retirement plan with 403(b) matching opportunities after one year of employment
To Apply
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter that details how your education and experience will allow you to successfully complete the key duties of the position noted above.  In addition, please submit a resume that outlines your general qualifications for the position along with three professional references. Please send your application materials to Laurel Sherman at Laurel.Sherman@WESTAF.org. Questions about the positions should also be directed to Ms. Sherman. The position will remain open until it is filled.

About WESTAF
WESTAF’s mission is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts. In its work, the organization strives to reflect the values, insights, spirit and knowledge of communities of color, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized ethnic communities in the West and ensure its programs and initiatives incorporate the diverse perspectives of the region. For more information about the work of WESTAF please go to www.westaf.org. Information about the Public Art Archive can be found at www.publicartarchive.org.
Issued September 28, 2016

 

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Chazan Gallery Call for Proposals – Deadline: Dec 1

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

THE CHAZAN GALLERY

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is accepting artists’ proposals for solo and group shows for the 2017-2019 exhibition season.

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Please send proposals to submissions@chazangallery.org including:

-  15 digital images of your work (# 1- 5 will be juried in the 1st round)

  • Images must be numbered and listed accordingly on an image list with titles, dates, medium and size
  • Digital images should be in JPEG format, 72dpi and no bigger than 1.5 MB per image

-  A brief proposal

-  An up-to-date CV

-  Please name every file submitted with your name      (e.g. johnsmith_CV.doc, johnsmith_image01.jpeg)

Please contact elenalledo@chazangallery.org with any questions.

 

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Studio space Available for Rent in Pawtucket, RI

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

For Rent:
Studio space at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket, RI. This is a large brick mill that has been rehabilitated into space for artists of all types. We have sculptors, glass artists, metal artists, painters, digital artists, multi-media artists, 3D Printers, Micro Welders, Jewelry Designers, Photographers, Architects, and more. We have established artists, RISD students, and Professors.
The building is very secure with key fob entry, camera surveillance, and an ability to buzz in your guests with your cell phone. Bathrooms are new and clean and the building is cleaned on an ongoing daily basis.
The rent includes all utilities (heat and electric).

Unit 301
515 square feet with two windows. Lots of light. $475 per month (utilities included).
For more information, or to arrange a visit, please call Jim at 401-465-4031 or send an email to 80fountainstreet@gmail.com

Unit 210
578 square feet with two windows. Lots of light. $500 per month (utilities included).
This unit has a separate room within the unit for use as an office, storage, or just a private space. People love this feature.
For more information, or to arrange a visit, please call Jim at 401-465-4031 or send an email to 80fountainstreet@gmail.com

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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Bi-Lingual Assistant Program Coordinator VISTA

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Job Title:                Riverzedge Arts Bi-Lingual Assistant Program Coordinator VISTA

Organization:         Riverzedge Arts

Location:                Woonsocket, RI

Salary:                    $11,880 total living stipend for twelve months of service

Start Date:             10/31/2016

Terms:                   Full Time Temporary

 

Job Description

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Launched in 2002, Riverzedge Arts is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change.  Riverzedge’s mission – “to help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative social enterprise” – is realized through award-winning teen enrichment and job training programs, high-end experiential arts learning in K-12 settings, and community arts and economic development initiatives that convene residents and artists to improve places and quality of life. More information at riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts.

 

Riverzedge is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year service commitment from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017 for which members receive a monthly stipend, health care and other member benefits through the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Grad Nation VISTA Volunteer will support applied STEAM (STEM + Art) learning programs for at-risk teens, helping to expand pipeline opportunities such as credit-sharing with higher education, and improving options for drop out youth and other vulnerable populations.

 

The AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will increase graduation rates as part of programs that are nationally recognized for their innovation and impact. This position is especially critical to our organization’s and city’s goals to increase graduation rates at the high school with the lowest graduation performance in the state of Rhode Island. The member will support community empowerment by expanding leadership, engagement, performance, post-secondary access and career supports, and by building capacity for high impact alternative pathways to graduation and post-secondary success.

 

Fluency in Spanish is mandatory.

 

Member activities will include: identifying potential collaborators and coordinating meetings; helping to improve program performance through effective referrals and diversion placements, and creating credit pipelines for high-risk teens; helping to establish or improve intra-organization communication, project management and data information systems implemented at scale; helping to secure commitments among partners through formalized partnerships with MOUs, etc…; and improve and expand existing and new youth empowerment programs.

 

Other desired skills and attributes:

  • Creative self-starter who produces and documents results
  • Well-organized and professional in diverse settings
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with project management
  • Strong research, writing and presentation skills
  • Experience working with urban youth and communities

 

Note:  AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives an $11,880 total living stipend for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of $5,775 or cash award $1,500. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

 

How to Apply

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Director Karen Barbosa at karen@riverzedgearts.org. Interested parties should apply asap-decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Trinity Repertory Company Seeks Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY, PROVIDENCE, RI

Trinity Repertory Company, the Tony Award-winning State Theater of Rhode Island, seeks a strategic, collaborative and experienced Director of Marketing & Public Relations to plan, lead and grow its marketing and patron services activities, including subscription, single, group, and student ticket sales. As an integral member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Executive Director, this position oversees a full-time staff of seven and is responsible for developing and implementing audience development strategies and programs that result in patron acquisition, loyalty, conversion, retention and exceptional service. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be skilled in traditional and digital marketing, sales, communications and media relations; demonstrate a track record of success achieving substantial income growth, while managing budgets and resources efficiently; and have the proven ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), seven years of successful marketing and management experience with particular strength in analytics and data-driven decision making, and a passion for or previous involvement in theater. Complete posting at www.trinityrep.com (Get Involved/Work with Us). To apply, submit cover letter/resume to jobs@trinityrep.com. Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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City of Providence – Arts, Culture + Tourism Seeks Project Manager

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

City of Providence
Department of Human Resources
Arts, Culture & Tourism
Project Manager
$52,837
Non-Union

Summary

The City of Providence Arts, Culture & Tourism (ACT) Department strengthens neighborhoods by embedding arts and cultural strategies within the City’s community development initiatives. Grant-funded creative place-making projects further this work which advances the Creative Providence cultural plan. The Project Manager reports to the ACT Director, and serves as liaison to grant funders, consultants and community partners.

This is a temporary grant funded position with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 30, 2017 (dependent on grant-funding)

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assist AC+T staff in managing the Department’s major grant-funded strategic initiatives.

2. Assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of projects.

3. Provide limited technical assistance to community partners.

4. Act as liaison for community partners, consultants, and funders on special projects.

5. Recruit and supervise interns.

6. Other duties at the discretion of the Director.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2. 3-5 years of arts administration / project management experience.

3. Passion for Providence’s arts, cultural diversity and creativity.

4. Ability to work independently and to retain enthusiasm and good humor in an exciting but busy work environment.

5. Understanding of creative placemaking movement.

6. Experience with project planning and management including: community outreach, creative and cultural sector interaction, and interdepartmental work.

7. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience engaging diverse communities and/or implementing place-based strategies.

8. Ability to manage the needs the of multiple stakeholders and projects simultaneously.

9. Excellent organizational skills.

10. Strong writing and editing skills.

11. Preference given to bilingual candidates able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@providenceri.gov with “Project Manager” in the subject line.

Human Resources
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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Public Art Selection Mtg For The Virks Building, Thursday, 10/6, 9:00 am

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

AGENDA

The Rhode Island State Council On the Arts Selection Committee Meeting

For Public Art For the Virks Building, Pastore Center, Cranston, RI

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:00 am

Meeting To Be Held At the RI State Council On the Arts Offices,

1 Capitol Hill, 3rd fl, Providence, RI, 02908

9:00 – Introductions, description of the process, questions

9:15 – Initial run through of top-ranking artist applicants by last name

9:30 – Discussion of preferences, winnowing of applicants

10:45 – Opportunity for public comment. Please let a RISCA employee know if you wish to speak.

11:00 – Selection of 3 finalists

Adjourn

 

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RISD Museum Artist Development Day, 10/15, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

To be held in the Metcalf Auditorium and Museum Galleries.

An afternoon of professional development workshops, panels, and collegial dialogue for artists and designers is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Practical tips and critical conversation on contemporary creative practice benefit individuals in every stage of professional practice—from emerging to established.

Fee: $15. Register by October 5 to receive a $5 early-bird discount.

Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Register now

Full Schedule:

Panel: Economic Models & Resources for Individual Artists
While a variety of components are critical for maintaining Rhode Island’s vigorous creative landscape, individual practicing artists are at the heart of the arts ecosystem., Yet in recent decades, mechanisms of public support for this category of arts worker have shifted significantly, with private assistance often provided by for-profit galleries and a network of collectors. Artists working in the state today need to have an understanding of the assets and challenges of the current economic models. This panel brings together a variety of professionals to discuss:
* The role of a commercial gallery – professional approaches, norms, benchmarks, and commitments
* Alternative organizations to support business development
* How government, foundations, and institutions currently support individual artists and what more can be done

Panel: Partnerships
Individual artists and arts institutions rely on a network of formal and information partnerships. By sharing resources—from artistic and practical expertise to financial assistance—artists and arts organizations can envision and realize multifaceted projects. What makes a successful partnership? How can individual artists identify and maintain partnership opportunities that will advance their practice? This panel brings together a group of arts professionals to answer these questions and more, including Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum; Elena Patiño, RISCA’s director of community arts programs; and artist Holly Ewald. Rebecca Noon, community engagement coordinator at Trinity Reperatory Company, moderates.

Presentation: Presenting Your Work to Curators
Jan Howard, chief curator, and Houghton P. Metcalf, Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss their experiences working with individual artists and offer advice on self-presentation.

Roundtable Discussion: Public Art
Public art commissions offer maximum exposure while demanding long-term commitment. In this roundtable discussion facilitated by Elizabeth Keithline, artist and public art program consultant at RISCA, and glass artist Paul Housberg (RISD BFA 1975 / MFA 1979), learn about the ins and outs of government- and corporate-funded public art opportunities and consider ways of integrating large-scale projects into your existing practice.

Roundtable Discussion: Maintaining a Practice as a Teaching Artist
How can artists support their practice through teaching? This roundtable discussion, facilitated by Anjel Newman, AS220 youth director; Nicholas Medvescek, the CreativeGround administrator at NEFA; and RISCA’s Lynne DeBeer and Daniel Kahn, addresses resources for connecting with organizations and schools, recommendations for working with a variety of audiences, and suggestions for developing teaching strategies.

Panelists and facilitators include:
Lynne DeBeer
Holly Ewald
Sarah Ganz Blythe
Paul Housberg
Jan Howard
Daniel Kahn
Elizabeth Keithline
Xander Marro
Nicholas Medvescek
Dominic Molon
Anjel Newman
Rebecca Noon
Elena Calderón Patiño
Loren Spears

 

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