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Studio Manager at Textile Arts Center

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$17/hr (25 hours/week)
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3/31/2021

Textile Arts Center seeks a part-time, textile-trained Studio Manager to join its active team in Brooklyn. The SM is responsible for the daily general maintenance of the TAC studio, overseeing smooth operating for all programs, and managing overall studio use and scheduling.

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven—common denominators around the world. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.

Job Title: Studio Manager

Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn TAC Studio

Reports To: Director of Operations, Co-Executive Director

Status: Part-Time (25 hours per week), Regular, Non-Exempt

In-Studio at Gowanus, Brooklyn TAC:

  • Sunday (10:30am-5:30pm)
  • Monday (10:30am-7pm)
  • Tuesday (10:30am-4pm)
  • Wednesday (11:30am-3pm)
  • Thursday (10:30am-2:30pm) 

The Studio Manager reports to the Director of Operations and works closely with the Class Coordinator and other members of the TAC team. The SM must also have previous knowledge and experience in a range of textile arts, including: weaving, machine knitting, dyeing, screen printing. Experience working in a textile studio is highly preferred.

In addition to studio responsibilities, the SM will be expected to provide responsive, high-quality customer service that enhances the general public’s understanding of TAC’s services and programs. The SM will regularly respond to public inquiries made in person, online, and over the phone, working closely with other TAC staff to ensure the general public is informed about specific TAC classes, events, and programs. TAC students represent many diverse communities, abilities, geographies, and ages.  Sensitivity towards a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and a willingness to listen to and support others, is crucial to this role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Studio:

  • Daily studio maintenance including cleaning, organization, and inventory of the studio
  • Manage inventory, ordering, sourcing, and vendor relations
  • Manage material and equipment upkeep 
  • Prep materials and maintain updated lists for all classes and events
  • Manage Open Studio calendar, registration, and sign in
  • Manage studio supply budget and expense reports
  • Oversee and implement studio improvement projects
  • Update reports for reporting on studio use and finances
  • Answer all studio@textilesartscenter.com correspondence
  • Hire, train, and schedule Work Exchange Studio Monitors
  • Hire, train, and manage studio interns
  • Coordinate equipment rentals and studio rentals
  • Review and coordinate material donations and gifts
  • Communicate with other program staff, instructors, students, and Artists in Residence about studio updates, schedule changes, and reminders
  • Support Class Coordinator in shipping, class communications and management, meeting regularly
  • Perform other duties to support the general operations of TAC as assigned
  • Manage and communicate studio safety guidelines, keeping protocols up to date

Customer Service:

  • In collaboration with Class Coordinator, provide time-sensitive and knowledgeable telephone, e-mail, and online registration support to all student, parent, and general inquiries; manage front desk on assigned days
  • Support Director of Operations’ efforts to improve student experience and resolve escalated customer service issues
  • Serve as studio monitor during set hours: oversee Open Studio student check in, and payment at front desk
  • Provide studio tours and general TAC information to visitors as needed

Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:

Required:

  • One (1) year experience in a studio environment
  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field (BFA, BA/BS in Studio Art, etc) or equivalent experience (4 years in a directly relevant field) 
  • Successful candidate must have at least basic knowledge of textile processes including weaving, screen printing, dyeing, knitting, and sewing
  • Proven skills and aptitude to excel in a customer-focused and results-driven environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a busy professional environment
  • Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capacity to be reliable and highly productive
  • Must be a proactive problem-solver, adaptive to a growing, changing organization
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong people-orientation, with demonstrated consensus-building and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and ability with public speaking
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Textile Arts Center

Preferred

  • Experience in a public-interfacing position
  • A passion and knowledge of textile arts; curiosity to learn more and share information about our class offerings
  • Proficiency on a Mac platform; website and database management experience is strongly preferred
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Must be comfortable moving large packages and responding to general maintenance issues
  • Construction experience and comfort with tools/equipment is strongly preferred

Pay Rate + Perks

The hourly rate for this position is $17 per hour.

The SM is entitled to paid time off, including 5 vacation days, and 3 sick days.  TAC is also closed during set holidays, including Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Break (usually 5 days), and Winter/Christmas Break (usually 2 weeks), Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July weekend.

All TAC staff have access to free adult classes and Open Studio use during the course of their employment.

 

To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and PDF portfolio (or link to website) to submit@textileartscenter.com. Please make sure the subject line reads  “Studio Manager - {your full name}”

Textile Arts Center seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Textile Arts Center are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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Senior Figure Sculptor/Clay Modeler

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Sr. Figure Sculptor/Clay Modeler Wanted

StudioEIS, a prominent sculpture studio in Brooklyn, is seeking a highly experienced and accomplished Figure Sculptor/Clay Modeler.
    
As a senior level member of our talented team of sculptors and artisans, you will be responsible for creating life-sized historical figures for our public and private clients. 

We expect our applicants to be comfortable working with a wide variety of materials such as: water clay, oil clay, urethane foam, plaster, polyester, resins. The required skills for the position include armature construction, life-casting, sizing and scaling, drawing/drafting, sculpting from photography and life. 

If interested, please send your resume and portfolio to info@studioeis.com.

Salary commensurate with experience.  

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Trustee

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Expenses paid
Application Deadline: 
1 Jan 2020

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Job: Trustee

Company: MASK, a UK Charity Commission registered charity No 1128734, http://www.mobileartschoolinkenya.org/

Location: Preferably London, but could be anywhere

Salary: The job of Trustee is voluntary, reasonable expenses paid

Job level: Senior

Hours: Part-time

As a Trustee, you will have a passion for creativity, art and education. You will be committed to work with other Trustees and Director to make sure our work is effective, sustainable and delivers our charitable purpose.  We are particularly interested to hear from those with an experience of fundraising, galleries & exhibitions management, web development, law and finance. Successful candidates will be invited for an informal interview and may be required to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

MASK is dedicated to supporting creativity and innovation of young people and teachers in Africa. Our flagship programme MASK Prize has become the world’s leading celebrator of creativity of young Africans. Creativity is a core skill of 21 century. Art better than any other subject fosters the ability to innovate. However, art is limited in schools which restricts future life opportunities and aspirations for many young people.

 

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Teaching Artist - Visual Art

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May 27, 2019

Organization Description

Recently, Chicago welcomed OUT OF SIGHT, a public art project (modeled after a hopscotch pathway) that invites youth and teens to actively participate in the project and its corresponding program. Installed in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, OUT OF SIGHT’s goals are to engage with audiences of all ages and encourage participants to consider their goals and aspirations and manifest those goals through creative expression. OUT OF SIGHT’s core principles and phrases - exuberance, energy, vision, visualization, enlightenment and serendipity - serve as the foundation for the creative process that participants of all ages will experience when they engage with this project.

 

Job Description

This summer, the OUT OF SIGHT team is collaborating with the Chicago Park District to launch arts programming in the parks, focusing on bringing the OUT OF SIGHT framework to the forefront of participants' minds. The teaching artist will be facilitating visual art workshops with teen camps at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (tentatively) to bring the messages of the project: empowerment, self-discovery, and visualizing one’s goals.

This is a part-time, temporary position for June - August 2019, with the potential for extended work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate weekly visual art workshops at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (locations subject to change)
  • Assist in the development of public programming exploring the principles of OUT OF SIGHT and execute and implement those programs
  • Demonstrate OUT OF SIGHT educational program offerings
  • Provide a safe learning environment for all OUT OF SIGHT participants
  • Assist with the design/coordination of launching and culminating events
  • Assist with the training of teen facilitators and park staffers to conduct OUT OF SIGHT activities
  • Document activities for weekly reports and social media
  • Assist with data collection, attendance tracking and follow up communications
  • Other duties, as requested

 

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching teens and pre-teens in visual art
  • Highly skilled in the discipline of visual art
  • Knowledge required to teach diverse sets of teen groups
  • Demonstrated ability to build and implement unique, innovative, and engaging curriculum
  • Proven time management skills
  • Genuine willingness and interest in collaborative practices
  • Commitment to the core principles of OUT OF SIGHT
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Join art discovery walk this Saturday, London Mayfair

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Great WALK of Art
London Mayfair

Saturday, 10 December, 3-6pm

Join this inspiring art walk in the top commercial galleries and discover art by some of the most influential artists that practice today.

1. Book your ticket on . A ticket 20 includes a glass of wine at the end of a walk. All proceeds are donated to , a UK creativity education charity No 1128734.

2. Meet us at the Royal Academy of Arts, at 2:45pm for 3pm on the 10 December. Nearest tube station: Green Park or Piccadilly

Contact@thegreatwalkofart.com

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