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Armory Center for the Arts is in need of a Part-Time HR & Office Assistant. The position starts with 10 to 15 hours a week. This may turn into a full-time position in the fall that would include Receptionist duties. We are looking for someone with office, clerical and customer service background. The assistant reports to the Finance/HR/Operations Director.
- Prior experience working in a cultural organization
- Familiarity with business protocols; office skills
- Familiarity with HR concerns – Personnel Policy Manuals, Hiring Paperwork, Vacation and Sick accrual, Labor laws – exempt/non-exempt status, lunch and break time requirements
- Strong interpersonal skills and courteous phone manner.
Via email, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references to:
Director of Finance and Operations
Armory Center for the Arts
No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.
Armory Seeking Part-Time HR/Office Assistant » Armory Center for the Arts
May 15th, 2013 by
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Call for proposals and projects:
Critical Information graduate student conference
|Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 1, 2013
Proposals due June 30, 2013 to email@example.com
|Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a platform to assess current scholarship and research at the intersection of art, media, and society. Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging both collaborative and individual papers or projects that address the following issues: Art and Social Theory, Philosophy and Media, Mediated Image Making, the Work of Art in the Information Age, Media and Memory, Identity and Representation in the Mediated Environment, Mediated Intercultural Exchange, Media Excess, and the History and Future of the Image, and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory, society and the visual arts will be considered.
Open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year, Critical Information is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts.
Name, School, Department Affiliation, Academic Status
Phone Number, Email Address
Title of Paper or Project
Abstract including thesis statement and main argument. 100–150 words
Please submit the above information and your abstract within the body of an email. No attached word documents.
Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2013
Decision Email: September 30, 2013
Paper Deadline; November 1, 2013
Conference Date: December 1, 2013
May 15th, 2013 by
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Getting Your Sh*t Together
The Ultimate Career Workshop for Artists (see below for testimonials)
If you are anywhere in the LA area and are looking to kick-start your art career, get organized, and learn just about everything it takes to make it in the art worlds, then this class is just what you’ve been looking for. Learn how to make things happen for your career and get one-on-one feedback from leading LA critics, curators, and gallery owners.
Duration: Summer 2013, Mondays (7pm – 9:00pm)
Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, June 3 – July 22, 2013.
Tuition: $250 includes a copy of the GYST software (a $130 value).
Can’t wait? Buy the manual, it’s an instructor at your fingertips for a fraction of the cost. But really, if your in the greater Los Angeles area, this is a great way to meet new artists and other arts folks.
Contact: Chris Reynolds, GYST Director of Marketing
chris (at) gyst-ink.com
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Created by artist, curator, and legendary CalArts professor Karen Atkinson, Getting Your Sh*t Together (GYST) is the often-imitated workshop for emerging artists, and for artists who’ve been “emerging” longer than they expected. Over 400 artists have graduated from GYST since 2002 and their continued success and contributions to the art world are what gives GYST such a great reputation.
GYST teaches you the business stuff you should have learned in art school, but didn’t. GYST values self-sufficiency and presents you with information, skills, and strategies to make things happen without necessarily waiting around for some arbiter of culture to validate your work. We’re not concerned with producing slick, commercialized artists, nor is this some new age, touchy-feely “find your inner artist” crap. GYST is a program for artists, by artists that will teach you bare-knuckled, practical strategies for negotiating the baffling terrain of the contemporary art world, whether you are interested in working with galleries, or creating a DIY or social practice.
Over 8-weeks, you’ll create and refine your “presentation package,” artist statement, bio, resume, portfolio, and more, with the full editorial and technical support of GYST staff.
GYST culminates with Curator Speed Dating (when we can). Get real-world feedback on your portfolio and proposals from some of the area’s hottest curators. Past curators have been LA Times Art Critic David Pagel, LACE Director Carol Stakenas, LA Weekly Critic Doug Harvey, Artillery Magazine Editor Tulsa Kinney, Critic Shana Nys Dambrot, Matt Wardell, John Spiak, Mark Greenfield, Richard Amromin, Anne Bray, Melissa Pellico, Christopher Russell from the Getty Research Institute and others.
Students also get a complimentary copy of the new GYST software, which usually retails for $129. The MAC and PC based program is packed with all the organizing tools and information resources every artist needs.
In just the past years, our workshop alumni have won multiple grants from a number of funders, as well as secured galleries, produced numerous DIY projects, and in general, have their sh*t together.
“Two weeks after finishing GYST, I had a studio visit from Robert Berman. Because I had recently gotten my sh*t together, I was able to send him a portfolio before the visit. I think it really helped – he offered me a solo show. Thanks, GYST! Really, thank you. I mean it.”
- Alumni Cameron Gray had his first solo show (ever) at the renowned Robert Berman Gallery and sold several large canvases. He’s currently represented by Berman’s Gallery.
-GYST Alumni Derrick Maddox was included in a large group show of African American Artists with some legendary artists. He started making work on a regular basis and started having studio visits which has made a huge difference in his career. He is currently booked for a show at the California African American Museum.
May 11th, 2013 by
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The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state’s rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media. The mission of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.
Currently the PMCA is seeking a Membership & Bookstore Associate for a full-time position. This is a non-exempt position. Work hours areWednesday to Sunday 9am to 6pm.
Position Closing Date: June 28, 2013
The position has the following requirements:
• Previous sales/customer service experience needed
• One year experience in membership services, or other office experience is preferred
• Knowledge of Mac and PC (including MS Office software), and point of sales (POS) system
• Knowledge of E-tapestry or Raiser’s Edge a plus
• Must be exceptionally outgoing and personable with the ability to interact effectively with Museum staff, volunteers, members, and visitors
• Ability to respond calmly and graciously to feedback, complaints, and inquiries; ability to negotiate and mediate at all levels, to be sensitive to differing viewpoints, and to be proactive and anticipate needs
• Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must be able to work special museum events, including openings, benefits, after hour events
• Experience in organizing events a plus
• Strong interest in arts, museums, and non-profits
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Serve as point person for all membership inquiries and oversee membership activity
• Manage membership database using E-tapestry
• Produce membership reports from database as required
• Generate membership cards and membership package
• Maintain membership mailing list and general e-mail blast list.
• Respond to phone, e-mail, and internet inquiries/request in a timely, patient, and courteous manner.
• Research membership prospects as required
• Maintain membership files and assist with keeping prospect files in good order
• Communicate with members as needed in support of membership activities
• Organize and coordinate member-exclusive events including exhibition openings, benefits, luncheons, studio visits, etc.
• Assist other museum staff with museum programs when necessary
• Create and maintain relationships with local businesses and ensure fulfillment of benefits
• Supervise visitor services and provide a high level of customer service to Museum store customers
• Take an active role in sales, merchandise display, storage and marketing of Museum store merchandise
• Assist customers with telephone inquiries, take orders and respond to questions
• Responsible for overseeing shipment of merchandise for in-store, phone, and online purchases
• Maintain upkeep of museum online store
• Research and purchase wholesale items for the store
• Research and contract consignment items for the store
• Demonstrate knowledge of store policies and procedures, selection of books and merchandise relating to current exhibitions
• Point person for all bookstore vendors
• Monitor Museum security procedures
• Operate point of sale system (POS) for bookstore merchandise and admission
• Verify and monitor daily sales and admission deposits, and have cash accountability
• Work with bookkeeper for bookstore sales reconciliation
• Provide reports for sales tax filing
• Responsible for bookstore inventory
• Responsible for general housekeeping of store
Please submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All attachments must be in MS Word or PDF format. Please put in subject line of e-mail: Membership & Bookstore Associate
May 11th, 2013 by
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Green Public Art Consultancy invites artists, performers and designers
to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances,
art bikes, balloons and street spectacles for a Green Art Parade! Parade
entries can make political statements, environmental messages. For
inspiration, visit this pinterest board to get those wheels turning!
The route will begin at a location TBD in North Park and will conclude
at Art Produce (3139 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104). Participants
must be able to walk, run, and/or roll the entire route. The route will
not exceed 1 mile in length.
The Green Art Parade will occur on two dates, Saturday, July 13, 2013
and Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. An artist’s
reception at the Art Produce gallery and garden will immediately follow
each event. The parade will coincide with North Park’s Ray@Night
To extend the ephemeral nature of the parade, Green Public Art
Consultancy intends to exhibit a number of Green Art Parade entries in
the Art Produce gallery and garden space from July 8, 2013 – August
18, 2013. Art Produce is a unique, artist-run, storefront exhibition
space and public art experience in North Park, San Diego. The gallery,
entirely visible from the sidewalk, is designed to accommodate
sculptural installations, cross-disciplinary works, digital media, and
performance events. http://www.artproduce.org/
ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all artists residing in Southern
California. Artists living in San Diego are especially encouraged to
CRITERIA: Selected artists / teams will have experience creating
artworks that express green design theories, utilize green materials and
techniques, or express a significant environmental concern; have
previously demonstrated a successful collaboration on a project; and are
available to participate in a minimum of two public art parades.
DEADLINE: Submission materials are due May 15, 2013 by 5:00pm via email
DOWNLOAD full copy of RFP at www.greenpublicart.com
May 11th, 2013 by
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The California Association of Museums invites YOUR ideas and expertise. The next CAM conference will be held March 5-7, 2014 in Napa, California. We are looking to YOU–our California colleagues–to make this conference the best ever. The deadline for proposals is June 14, 2013.
Why submit a proposal? The programs you create, the collection you protect, the networks you tap into, the community you serve—those are the reasons you go to the annual CAM conference. You take ownership in your conference experience when you are a presenter. You’ll leave knowing you made a difference in your own professional development, and in the advancement of your chosen field.
Instructions for Submitting a Proposal
Please be sure to thoroughly review the guidelines listed on this page prior to completing your proposal—we have made a few changes that we are excited to implement in 2014!
CAM recommends downloading a draft form
to allow ample time to write your responses, to assist in sharing the draft proposal with other presenters, and to allow you to keep an electronic copy of the proposal for your files.
When you are ready to submit your proposal, go to the link below and copy your responses into the online submittal form.
Remember to submit your proposal by Friday, June 14, 2013
Follow the link to get more info:
May 5th, 2013 by
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The SPE Future Focus Project Grant recognizes and supports Professional Members’ exceptional creative work. The grant supports the creation and development of specific work proposed to and chosen by a review committee, and as such, directly supports the creative and professional development of participating members. It also serves to benefit SPE in that the work comes back to the society and is shared as part of future conference programming, providing new and relevant material specifically supported and encouraged by the organization.
The SPE Future Focus Project Grant will provide $5,000 to one project submitted by a member, or members in the case of a collaborative project, in 2013, its pilot year. Grant applicants can apply for support to undertake a new project, to continue, or to complete an existing project. The grant will fund any work being done in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for web-based platforms.
The engagement of the grant spans 18 months: announcement and funding dispersed in September of 2013, written report due from recipient in September of 2014, presentation of project to community in March 2015.
Only current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply for the grant. Officers of the organization – national and regional – including the Board of Directors, the Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC), are not eligible for consideration during their tenure.
Applications will accepted at spenational.slideroom.com and will require:
- A description of no more than 1000 words of the proposal and how the grant will be used
- Examples of work, (no less than 5, no more than 20) to be uploaded to SPE’s Slideroom account for review
- A current summary CV of no more than 2 pages
The National Office will confirm eligibility of candidates and prepare the applications for review by the Awards and Recognition Committee of the National Board.
The grant recipient(s) will be expected to complete the project as proposed, provide a final report on schedule with a narrative about the use of the funds, how the award benefited the recipient and examples of work done as a result of the grant, and present his/her efforts to the membership at the national conference that follows the conference announcement of the grant.
Application Deadline July 1, 2013 11:59 pm EST.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
May 5th, 2013 by
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The Ultimate Career Workshop for Artists is BACK!
Register now for the Summer session “Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop” at the Armory Center for The Arts. If you are anywhere in the LA area and are looking to kick-start your art career, get your existing career organized, and learn just about everything it takes to make it in the art world, then this workshop is just what you’ve been looking for.
June 3 – July 22, 2013. Mondays (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena
Tuition: $250 includes the GYST software (a $130 value).
FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE!
April 24th, 2013 by
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Inner-City Arts seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking individual for their next President and Chief Executive Officer. An oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, Inner-City Arts is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers. Since it was founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts has brought life-changing opportunities to more than 150,000 children living in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and provided professional support to nearly 5,000 teachers and community partners. For more information, please visit the Inner-City Arts website at www.inner-cityarts.org.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of the organization, as well as working with the Board to chart the future direction of the organization. The President and Chief Executive Officer oversees an annual budget of approximately $3.1 million and a total staff of 30. The President and Chief Executive Officer will have at least 8 to 10 years of relevant senior level leadership experience, with a strong preference for candidates that have held the topmost leadership position at a similar sized organization. It is preferable that candidates come with a background in youth development and with experience and knowledge of critical issues in the arts and education. Experience that demonstrates the ability to conceptualize, plan, prioritize, implement, and communicate is essential. Demonstrated successful experience and comfort with fundraising is essential. A demonstrated record of developing and managing the successful growth of a nonprofit organization is beneficial. Candidates with knowledge of the Los Angeles nonprofit community will be given strong consideration. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable.
To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/inner-cityarts. Direct inquiries or nominations to Morris & Berger by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (818) 507-1234.
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The Development Specialist is a full-time employee of Fractured Atlas reporting to the Director of Development. The position supports activities related to fundraising from all sources for Fractured Atlas, including foundation, government, and individual. The position has primary responsibility for processing gifts to Fractured Atlas and for maintaining the highly sophisticated customized donor database. The position will also support the institutional giving program by providing grant writing and reporting as needed, and helping to steward relationships with key program officers, corporate executives, and government officials. Fractured Atlas is launching a major gifts program and the position will support such activities as researching prospects, scheduling meetings, organizing cultivation events, and acknowledging donors.
Duties and Responsibilities
- In collaboration with the Director of Development, write timely and targeted proposals, reports, acknowledgements, and other correspondence with institutional funders.
- Help to gather and track factual and anecdotal information from all program areas to use for proposals and reports.
- Manage proposals and reporting to government agencies, including the NEA, NYSCA, DCA, and handle requests to elected officials for member items.
- Working with the Controller, maintain current information on Cultural Data Project account.
- Work with the Director of Development to maintain grants calendar for foundation, corporate, and government sources, and report regularly on progress.
- Participate in the cultivation and stewardship of program officers and corporate executives. Maintain donor recognition and sponsor fulfillment plan, including listings on the web site, printed material, and sponsor benefits.
- Under the close supervision of the Director of Development, support the launch and implementation of the major gifts program: Research prospects and help maintain and refresh prospect pipeline; Facilitate meetings with prospects and donors for Executive Director, Director of Development, and Board members; Support cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects, including events, correspondence, and other communication.
- Manage the annual fund individual giving program: Written requests to current and past donors, and prospects (3 to 4 mail appeals annually); Process and acknowledge gifts; Ensure proper donor stewardship.
- Work with Community Engagement Specialist to design and implement e-appeals.
- Measure and analyze returns on appeals with an eye toward maximizing results of future mailings and e-appeals.
- Prepare and process acknowledgement letters to donors of gifts of $1,000 or more.
- Attend and help to staff Fractured Atlas member events held locally.
- Update and enhance donor solicitation materials, and oversee production of and updates to Development Information Package materials.
- Maintain electronic files for a paperless office.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / SkillS
- Three to five years development experience.
- Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Outstanding writing skills and attention to detail.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; ability to manage multiple projects and deliver an impeccable work product while adapting to frequent, rapid changes.
- Self-motivated and hyper-organized with the ability to manage responsibilities independently while working with a small, tight-knit staff.
- Strong computer and word processing ability.
- Facility and strong comfort level with fundraising databases.
- Bachelor’s or advance degree preferred.
- Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
Starting salary is $48,640. Benefits include health insurance, employer-contributed 401K plan, TransitChek, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick and personal days, and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive office environment. Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer.
To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to Tim Cynova, Deputy Director at email@example.com. Include “Development Specialist” as the email’s subject line.
1. A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references.
2. A résumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
3. The following two writing samples, each no longer than (1) page, demonstrating your breadth and flexibility as a writer:
a) A donation check to Fractured Atlas for $1,000 was lost in a stack of papers and found a month after it was received. Draft an acknowledgement letter from the Executive Director to the donor.
b) A case statement for support for your favorite Fractured Atlas program.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please (we mean it). Thank you!
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.fracturedatlas.org prior to submitting materials for consideration.
April 15, 2013. Deadline for submissions is May 3, 2013. Early submission is encouraged.
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