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Rights and Reproduction Associate

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11/22/2021

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Reporting to the Director of Publications, the Rights and Reproductions Associate is responsible for researching, gathering, and securing images and associated permissions for Dia publications and other printed and digital materials; hiring photographers; scheduling and directing photo shoots; ensuring proper crediting and copyright on all images; supplying images to internal departments; fulfilling external image requests; adding new images to and maintaining the image archive (digital asset management system); and advising on rights and reproductions questions throughout the institution. While not required, candidates demonstrating experience with production for printed materials, including proofing images and conducting press checks, are highly desirable.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Research, request, and organize images for Dia publications; secure all necessary image permissions and copyrights for publication; research and compile image credits; track photography permissions and artist and estate fees for individual publications

Fulfill image requests for Communications, Curatorial, Development, and other departments as needed; ensure proper crediting and caption information for all shared images

Oversee image selection for printed and digital materials and publications and work closely with the Senior Graphic Designer on legal and aesthetic usage

Input all new images into digital asset and/or web content management systems; manage accuracy and consistency for all image information and metadata; maintain existing images in archive

Archive all final book files and associated images

Manage and track all outside requests for Dia image rights and online digital media rights; when necessary, traffic requests to internal staff or artist studios for approval

Scan and store archival transparencies and slides; organize physical image archive

Hire photographers; schedule and direct photo shoots of all Dia exhibitions in coordination with Curatorial and Communications departments

Co-manage budget for new collection photography with the Manager of Exhibitions

Obtain clearances for Dia photography, video, and digital media as needed

Process invoices for reproduction and copyright fees

Assist with color correcting images and conducting press checks

Other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of Publications

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties:

Attend regular departmental and interdepartmental meetings

Coordinate with the Legal department for contract terms relating to photography, images, and copyright

Consult on all matters relating to art and image copyrights

Education, Certification, Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience with at least two or more years of direct copyright clearance experience

Experience in an arts or nonprofit organization is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

Understanding of and ability to communicate copyright issues as they pertain to all facets of Dia’s image use needs

Ability to hire and manage freelance photographers

Ability to art direct photo shoots

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong computer skills; proficiency with content management systems, InDesign, and Photoshop

Ability to organize and oversee a variety of projects simultaneously

Experience with image proofs for printed materials and press checks for publications is a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

This is a 40-hour-per-week position based at Dia Art Foundation’s New York City offices. Work is currently conducted in a hybrid environment Mondays through Fridays with no less than three days in the Chelsea office. Additional hours may be occasionally required based on business needs

Work is performed in an office environment; typically, prolonged periods of sitting and use of computers and standard office equipment is required to accomplish work objectives

Please note that to provide a safe workplace free of recognized hazards and to take every possible step to reduce the transmission of COVID among our employees, Dia Art Foundation requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, except for those who obtain an exemption due to a medical condition, religious belief, or pregnancy.

Dia provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with significant employer contributions towards the cost of healthcare premiums. The 401(k) plan provides 100% employer match up to 4% of the employee’s deferral and immediate vesting. Paid time‐off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, thirteen holidays, and a generous parental leave program. Work-related travel expenses are fully covered. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations.

Dia Art Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies. In addition, Dia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and supports a neurodiverse workplace.

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Director of Arts and Cultural Planning

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$98,813-$111,731
Application Deadline: 
11/23/21

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Director of Arts and Cultural Planning will coordinate the development and implementation of cultural initiatives and events for the City.  As part of the newly established Arts and Culture Division, the Director of Arts and Cultural Planning will collaborate with the Cambridge Arts Council and other City departments to expand Cambridge’s recognition and support of cultural heritage as a cornerstone of the Arts community and civic life.  Particular focus will be placed on increasing racial and cultural equity in the distribution of City resources for arts and culture initiatives.  Specific duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement creative opportunities to integrate cultural traditions and artistic expression throughout civic life.
  • Manage projects related to arts and culture events, including program design and execution.
  • Serve as a liaison with diverse cultural communities to ensure City celebrations and events are community-driven and socioeconomically diverse.
  • Implement key recommendations from the Mayor’s Arts Task Force and Envision Cambridge. 
  • Collaborate successfully with the Cambridge Arts Council, City departments, and internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including the Cambridge Office for Tourism, and other organizations focused on economic development and the arts. 
  • Leverage untapped public and private foundation resources and development opportunities to increase City financial support for culturally diverse artists, art spaces and programming.
  • Work across City departments to eliminate institutional and structural barriers and promote a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse arts community; through the Public Art process, licensing and permitting, and related City processes.  
  • Strengthen the Central Square Cultural District and explore opportunities for additional designations and recognitions of culture in Cambridge. 
  • Collaborate with the Central Square Business Improvement District, city commercial districts and business organizations, and community groups to target arts-related outreach to area youth and vulnerable communities and enhance the city’s cultural identity.
  • Bolster artistic activity through audience building, artistic space making, and support for professional and nonprofessional artists, with a central focus on racial equity.
  • Build new networks of artists, arts and cultural organizations, institutions of higher learning, the business community, schools, and other local stakeholders.
  • Grow and lead the newly established Arts and Culture Division through entrepreneurial skills and creative thinking.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the arts and culture sector or community events.
  • Enthusiasm for expanding access to arts and cultural programming, with a particular focus on engaging underserved constituencies.
  • Commitment to diversity, antiracism, equity, and inclusion as guiding principles for the City as a whole, including arts and cultural activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues related to public art, cultural planning, and community development.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and capacity to develop new projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to build consensus among stakeholders from all backgrounds and levels of professional experience.
  • Strong technology skills, including website development, social media management, use of inter- and intra-office communication tools such as Zoom, video conferencing, teleconferencing, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies

Preferred Background/Qualifications:

  • Experience with community organizing or grassroots campaigns.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Familiarity with Cambridge.

RATE:  $98,813-$111,731 + excellent benefits

 

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Mayfair Arts Center Program-Facility Manager

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November 8, 2021

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) believes that rhythm is a positive, infinitely creative form of human expression that has the power to improve lives and communities. CHRP educates and ignites the imaginations of children, teens, adults and elders; entertains and inspires audiences ; and unifies our communities through the practice and appreciation of rhythm. Our fice core programs include Rhythm World (summer festival of American tap), Stomping Grounds (City-wide festival of percussive arts), We All Got Rhythm (arts education programs), Stone Soup Rhythms (performance and teaching collective) and the new Mayfair Arts Center (education and rehearsal space that also serves as an incubator for independent artists and small/medium sized non-profit rhythm based organizations).

The Mayfair Arts Center Program-Facilities Manager leads and implements critical support of MAC programming and CHRP programming at the MAC.  This position is a key member of the organization’s core management team. 

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