Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst Hiring Two Positions

The Arts Extension Service (AES) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two available Program Coordinator positions.

AES is a partially self-sustaining program in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts whose purpose is to provide arts management and arts entrepreneurship instruction to make the arts more accessible to a greater audience throughout the United States. The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating education programs and events. This position is responsible for marketing and grant writing in support of AES and will also teach a variety of arts management and entrepreneurship courses and workshops.

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Society of Arts and Crafts seeking Executive Director

Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts (SA+C) has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over 100 years. SA+C’s dual mission is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance the public appreciation of fine craft. SA+C seeks a resilient leader and visionary to guide the organization in revenue enhancement, operational planning, administration, project management, team management and development, and strategic planning. For more information, click here. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to SAC@ArtsConsulting.com.

the Steel Yard is hiring a Workforce Coordinator

The Steel Yard is dedicated to serving Rhode Islanders living at, or below, the federal poverty line. To meet the needs of this community, the organization has developed paid training programs that provide the skills needed to gain, and maintain, livable-wage employment in the metalworking industries. Job training programs are facilitated by highly-skilled artists and fabricators with industry experience, who teach participants to proficiently use the tools common to industrial arts practice.

Workforce Coordinator Role and Responsibilities: The Workforce Coordinator is an advocate for all aspects of professional development, job training and education in all of the Steel Yard’s activities. The Workforce Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and evaluation of the Steel Yard’s signature workforce training program: Weld-to-Work. Weld-to-Work exemplifies the Steel Yard’s commitment to equity and opportunity in today’s creative and industrial workforce. Participants are paid to undergo safety training, skills building, and collaborate on functional public art amenities that are permanently installed within communities across Rhode Island.

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Wickford Art Association Call for Art: Going Green

The Wickford Art Association (WAA) is presenting “Going Green”, a fine art exhibit exploring the color green, the rebirth of our earth’s landscape and the environment, including recycling, reusing and repurposing. The open juried show runs from May 25 to June 17, 2018. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

The Call for Art is Tuesday, May 22nd from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday, May 23rd from 11 AM to 7 PM and Thursday, May 24th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Artists may refer to our website for submission guidelines and entry fees. Show registration is open to artists in any fine art medium. The juror is Tom Deininger, from Bristol, RI a contemporary artist and environmentalist who is known for his abstract paintings and large found and recycled object artworks.

Call for Proposals: The Doors of Make Room

Make Room, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, will commission 11 individual artists from across the nation to participate in the creation of a world-class public art exhibition in Washington, D.C., called “The Doors of Make Room,” as part of National Month For Renters.

Each of the 11 artists will paint a distinctive fiberglass door to be exhibited as part of a public art display in Washington, DC. “The Doors of Make Room” will be displayed on the streets of the nation’s capital in 11 different public and private spaces, including high tourist and/or traffic locations, from September 14 to 25, 2018. Artists will be given 72 hours to execute their design, in person, at a professional work studio in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that will be provided by one of Make Room’s partner organizations.

Individual artists with professional and/or emerging qualifications are encouraged to respond to this RFP. Artists may submit up to three (3) designs in the form of two-dimensional drawings, renderings or paintings. Artists must be able to replicate their design in the two-dimensional format covering the entire door within the 72 hours provided.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium and up to $450 for supplies, covering their design fee and all costs associated with execution and materials. For the painting process, Make Room will additionally cover travel, accommodation and meals for each artist as well as provide a professional work studio through one of its partner organizations.

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Call For Art: 2018 CSF Exhibit

The goal of this exhibit is to represent the visual interpretation between art, science and medicine as it relates to neurometabolic disorders, specifically connective tissue and cerebrospinal (CSF) disorders. CSF Disorders are conditions that create a change in CSF pressure, which often lead to numerous neurological and physiological symptoms. Two-and three-dimensional work will be accepted. No video. Use discretion in the presentation of works that contain nudity, or touch on racial, ethnic, political or religious issues, as the gallery is in a government building. All work must be exhibition-ready to install with the appropriate hardware.

Submission deadline is May 11. For more information, click here.

URI’s Harrington School seeks a Manager of their Broadcast Center

Participate in a leading role in the renovation and transformation of the TV studio in the Harrington School of Communication and Media into a state-of-the-art video/sound recording, production, and broadcast center. Utilize extensive experience in video and audio production and engineering, as well as entrepreneurial thinking, to then lead and manage the new broadcast center. Collaborate with faculty and teach students in this new communication and media hub. Articulate and implement the vision and agenda for developing the broadcast center into a critical resource on campus and an asset for representing the Harrington School and the University of Rhode Island to the world.

Application deadline is June 8th. For more information and to apply, click here.