Salary: $20 per hour
Start Date: 8/13/12
Overview: This position is responsible for overseeing the production end of a screen-printing studio of 8 to 12 teen and late teen artist participants, while also working closely and collaboratively with the Screen Printing Accounts Director and Screen Printing Studio Assistant. The studio runs much like a small business, of which the Production Director is the manager and the teen artists are the creative and production staff. This position is also responsible for developing opportunities for the studio youth to achieve long-term learning goals through on-going progressive activities.
Hours: Approximately 25 hours/week during the school year; 30 hours/week during the summer. Required days are Monday through Thursday.
Education: BA/BFA degree in the arts, preferably printmaking, and a strong portfolio.
Required Skills and Experience:
➢ Thorough knowledge of silkscreen techniques, photo emulsion, and hand stencil techniques;
➢ Industry experience on a hand press and a background in printmaking;
➢ Knowledge of Material Health and Safety Practices in a studio setting;
➢ Creative energy to guide youth in the exploration of new ideas for printed products and of new processes for printing on a wide variety of materials and products;
➢ Applied knowledge of Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) including design alterations and layer separations;
➢ Experience working directly with youth, preferably in an urban environment;
➢ Experience creating and completing lesson plans and designing short and long-term projects predicated on youth vision and leadership;
➢ Flexible, able to multi-task, i.e. run a commercial venture while empowering youth participants to complete jobs, mentor others in art-skills development and develop new products;
➢ Strong oral and written communication skills; and
➢ Ability to work independently, accept supervision and work harmoniously with the Screen Printing Accounts Director, Screen Printing Studio Assistant and other staff.
How to Apply
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