FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN
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.
• 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
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.