Employment Opportunities

November 2020

The Fine Arts Work Center is currently hiring for the following 3 positions: Executive Director, Visual Arts Coordinator, and 24PearlStreet Online Workshops Manager.  See descriptions and requirements below:
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Click here to view the job description. 

To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:
Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President at FAWC@ArtsConsulting.com.


VISUAL ARTS COORDINATOR                          

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, one of the nation’s leaders in residency programs for emerging artists and writers, seeks a Visual Arts Coordinator. The Visual Arts Coordinator supports the work of the Visual Committee to select the annual visual fellowships and administers the day-to-day operations of the Visual Fellowship Program. This position reports jointly to the Chair of the Visual Arts Committee and the Executive Director. The Visual Arts Coordinator is delegated to implement decisions made by the Visual Arts Committee.

The Visual Coordinator is an 8-month position, 30 hours per week from September 15 – May 15, renewable upon approval of the Visual Committee and Executive Director. Year-round benefits include a fully covered benefit package of health, dental and life insurance; affordable housing and a studio space.

Those interested in applying for the position may use this application form to submit a resume or CV and a letter outlining qualifications.

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2020

The responsibilities of the Visual Arts Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
•    Calling meetings of the Visual Arts Committee (VAC) upon request of the Committee Chairperson.
•    Designs and leads, with the Writing Coordinator and the Executive Director, the annual orientation program for new Fellows.
•    Attends staff meetings.
 •    Consulting with the Executive Director on budgetary matters affecting the Visual Arts program. Developing the Fellowship VA budget.
 •    Working within the annual budget as approved by the Board of Trustees for the Fellowship program.  Keeping records of program expenditures.
•    Promoting and publicizing the Visual Arts Fellowship, with support from the marketing team. Setting application goals with the Executive Director. 
•    Processing and organizing 700-800 applications from SlideRoom.
 •    Organizing the jury procedures for the selection of Visual Arts Fellows, pursuant to decisions of the VAC.
 •    Handling arrangements for outside jury members and assisting them in viewing works by applicants.  The coordinator, with suggestions from the VAC selects and invites the jurors; organizes travel arrangements and accommodations; reserves a suitable offsite location for the review; organizes the schedule and facilitates the process.
•    Notifying applicants of the jury decisions.
•    Developing and implementing an orientation for new Visual Arts Fellows in concert with the FAWC staff.
•    Will be the liaison between the Visual Arts Fellows and the Executive Director and Committee.
•    Posting information of interest or benefit to the Visual Arts Fellows.
 •    Developing and arranging, with the Writing Coordinator, the annual program schedule and joint program committee meetings. Reviewing the proposed schedule with Executive Director.
 •    Publicizing public Visual Arts program events, with assistance from the marketing team.
 •    Notifying VAC members of non-public Visual Arts program events.
 •    Developing, overseeing, and attending all Visual Arts program events.
 •    Managing all correspondence relating to the Visual Arts program.
 •    Informing the administrative staff of any mailing list changes.
 •    Maintaining a “high res” digital library of the works by current and former Visual Arts Fellows.
 •    Preparing, as needed, parts of FAWC brochures, website, application forms, newsletters, annual reports, lists, calendars and press releases relating to the Visual Arts program, its Fellows and events, including an annual listing of former Visual Arts Fellows' accomplishments.
 •    Visiting Artist recruitment. Determining prospects with input from the Fellowship and Visual Arts Committee. Corresponding with, making arrangements for, and escorting Visiting Artists.  Scheduling artist talks with Visiting Artist and arranging studio visits for those Fellows who request them.
•    Organizing professional meetings between VAC members and Visual Arts Fellows in concert with the VAC Chair.
•    Scheduling the use of the Hudson D. Walker Gallery with the Visual Arts Fellows, which includes 10-15 exhibitions each fellowship year. Visual Coordinator manages onsite installation and de-installation, as well as day of event hospitality and photography with assistance from each exhibiting Fellow. 
•    Manage the visual arts Fellowship-related and gallery-related equipment (i.e. DSLR cameras, projectors, TVs, monitors, speakers, lights, printers), budget for non-office-related equipment purchases, and maintain an equipment tracking “sign-in/sign out” protocol with Fellows.
•    Tend to the digital media lab: track ink and paper usage, orient the Fellows to the space and clearly communicating the responsibilities of using the FAWC equipment and sharing materials.
•    Promoting the FAWC in the community by participating in art related meetings, conventions, and conversations. For example, participating in RISD’s portfolio reviews, being on a panel lecture talking about artists residencies (RISD, Mass Art), being a regular contributor to NYFA’s #artisthotline live twitter talks.
•    Participation at CAA.
•    Managing publicity, administering jury process, and coordinating onsite lodging and studio logistics for two month-long, mid-career artist residencies.

Qualifications 
•    A former Fine Arts Work Center Visual Fellow
•    A practicing professional artist
•    At least one year of administering a program or working as a studio assistant
•    Must have strong interpersonal skills and listening skills
•    Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask
•    Demonstrable experience in working successfully with a committed group of people often working with limited resources
•    Resourcefulness

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FINE ARTS WORK CENTER 24PEARLSTREET ONLINE WORKSHOPS MANAGER   (Salary Range $43,000-$50,000)
             
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, one of the nation’s leaders in residency programs for emerging artists and writers, seeks a full-time online program manager for its year-round workshops program in creative writing. The 24PearlStreet Online Workshops Manager manages the online workshop program of the Fine Arts Work Center. This position reports to the Education Director. The 24PearlStreet Online Workshops Manager executes responsibilities related to administration, program development, budget, marketing, and technology. They are the primary contact for both students and faculty, with the exception of faculty booking and scheduling. This position is remote-friendly.

Qualifications:
•    Candidate must have an undergraduate or advanced degree in creative arts or arts administration
•    Two years of previous experience managing and developing nonprofit education programs
•    Familiarity with creative writing and visual arts professions
•    Have a demonstrated history of excellent communications, organizational, and computer skills 
•    Proficiency with Macintosh computer and applications
(Word and Excel preferred, InDesign and Photoshop desired)
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills 
•    Adeptness with technology and the ability to guide others on technology 
(we are developing a custom online learning platform based in Wordpress) 
•    The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across departments 
•    An understanding of and enthusiasm for online learning (synchronous and asynchronous learning) 
•    Willingness to work flexible hours
•    An outgoing personality, patience and sense of humor

Job Responsibilities:

Administration:
•    Main point person for student and faculty inquiries regarding both program content and tech questions
•    Manage registrations and cancellations, including general correspondence
•    Track enrollments and payments
•    Coordinate and manage faculty contracts
•    Communicate faculty scheduling conflicts to Education Director for rescheduling when possible 
•    Monitor class performance and quality and relay to Education Director
•    Upgrade, administer and compile course evaluations from students and faculty
•    Compile data and create monthly program reports for Education Director
•    Submit check requests for faculty payments
•    Input data into database and maintains program mailing list
•    Manage and track scholarship applications 
•    Recruit and manage interns/volunteers (as needed)

Program Development:
•    Serve as a primary contact for all faculty and student questions, concerns, and issues. 
•    Acts as liaison for faculty-student and student-student issues as they arise. 
•    Update user manuals for faculty and students and FAQ documents
•    Recommend program improvements to the Education Director
•    Work with faculty to address student concerns
•    Monitor class performance and quality
•    Manage other aspects of the program as requested

Budget: 
•    Work with Education Director and FAWC leadership staff to determine program 
and budget goals and strategies for meeting expectations
•    Maintain a document with day-to-day financial tracking capabilities 
•    Manage income and expense records
•    Reconcile Authorize.net credit card transactions 

Marketing/Promotion:
•    Work with Education Director, FAWC leadership staff, and marketing consultant on developing the program website and marketing approach through advertising, social media, e-news, and other promotional outreach
•    Collect and compile catalog and web materials in coordination with Education Director
•    Enter faculty and workshop information into Drupal
•    Maintain and grow an active Workshops alumni group on Facebook
•    Manage the Workshops blog (interviews with faculty)

Technology:
•    Maintain the online teaching platform, including managing improvements in functionality and recommending web upgrades.
•    Manage Workshops web sub-pages, updating copy, troubleshooting glitches, and notifying and working with the web team to quickly resolve issues
•    Familiarize and train faculty with the online teaching platform
•    Create class blogs and act as admin, responsible for fielding all technology related questions and issues from both students and faculty


The Fine Arts Work Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. The Work Center values diversity and inclusion and seeks to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities and perspectives. The Work Center considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.


Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references
to Kelle Groom, Education Director through our submission form.

Download a PDF of the job description.

Applications accepted until position filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
 

 

 

The Fine Arts Work Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. The Work Center values diversity and inclusion and seeks to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities and perspectives.

The Work Center considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.