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Studio Manager at Textile Arts Center

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$17/hr (25 hours/week)
Application Deadline: 
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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PART-TIME SALES COORDINATOR

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Booklyn seeks a Temporary Part-time Sales Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have strong organizational skills, and be interested and capable of working as part of a team. This position is a contract position for four months, and has the potential to grow into regular part-time or full-time work, and into other areas of our organization.

Responsibilities:

- Management of Booklyn's webstore sales: draft descriptions, photograph work, and create posts online

- Social media promotion of artworks for webstore sales

- Draft monthly sales e-blast of new artworks, box sets, and other products

- Professional email and phone communication with customers and clients.

- Process orders using WooCommerce, PayPal, Stripe, and Square

- Pack & ship orders

- Manage consignment contracts, tax forms, client contacts lists

- Inventory management using Collective Access

- Create and edit invoices using Quickbooks

- Work with Managing Director to strategize sales goals

 

Requirements:

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

- Demonstrated experience using a range of digital media platforms

- Digital photography and editing

- Commitment to platforming artists’ books by historically marginalized identities and histories, environmental and social justice work

- Bachelors Degree

 

Desired:

- Experience with online sales, packing and shipping procedures

- Book and zine arts sales experience

 

About Booklyn:

Founded in 1999, Booklyn is an artist-run, non-profit 501 (c) (3), consensus-governed, artists and bookmakers organization headquartered at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Over two decades, Booklyn has created a global network connecting hundreds of artists and organizations with educational institutions. Through that network, Booklyn has distributed thousands of books, artworks, archival collections, and box sets used by an audience reaching into the hundreds of thousands. We work directly with artists and social justice organizations to produce, document, and prepare work for acquisition by leading academic, artistic, and cultural institutions worldwide. Read more here: https://booklyn.org/info/about/ 

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Dance Teachers & Dance Teacher Assitants Needed

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To Be Discussed

Dance Teachers and Dance Teacher Assistants needed for busy Brooklyn dance studios.  Teach salsa, bachata, Latin, Ballroom, Tango, Swing, Hustle and more.  Spend your time doing what you love and make money at it.  Want to become a professional dance teacher?  Joint our dance teacher training program.  We will train you to teach dance.  Please see more at https://dancefeverstudios.com/teacher-training/

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Administrative Assistant

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Upon the interview

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Job Purpose

Administrative Assistants ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the office and support the work of management and other staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Assistants perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

  • Use computer word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to prepare reports, memos, and documents
  • Prepare and send outgoing mail, and courier parcels
  • Update and ensure the accuracy of the organization's databases
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to management and other staff
  • Use computer software to prepare invoices and financial statement
  • Assist with financial reports as required
  • Prepare and coordinate concerts, workshops, and lecture-demonstrations
  • Provide Board support, prepare Minutes after the Board Meeting
  • With the Executive Director, prepare meeting agendas and supporting material for distribution
  • Ensure the timely distribution of material to the Board
  • Support the Board with meeting, travel and other arrangements
  • Draft minutes of Board meetings for review by the Executive Director
  • Create an action list for management staff from board meetings

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary education in business, computers, or office management is an asset

Requirements

  • Proven admin or assistant experience
  • Grant Writing Experience or Assistance is a major plus 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as GoogleDoc, GoogleSheets and GoogleSlides
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GALLERY INTERN

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Job Summary

Space 776 is a small Bushwick gallery looking for an intern to start in August/September 2019 (3 months internship). The position will be assisting the Director and Business Manager. Ideal candidates are undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in fields related to: art history, arts administration, fine art, business, communications, and marketing.

Preferable skills include proficiency in the following: Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Social Media (Facebook and Instagram), and general technology. 

The gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 - 6:00pm. Applicants should be available at least one of these days for the entirety of the work day. We are able to fill out whatever paperwork is required if this internship is a credit bearing requirement for your school. 

*This is an unpaid internship.*

Please send a brief cover letter, and a CV, with the subject line INTERN 2019.

info@space776.com

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Office Worker for Fine Arts Service Company

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High-end art handling company seeks a meticulous and professional candidate to fill the position of Office Worker as an administrative support role within the Billing department.

Daily tasks will include but are not limited to: 

Scanning

Data entry

Printing

Filing

Invoicing

Emailing

Client correspondence 

Supply orders

General office support as needed

The ideal candidate will exhibit a consistent and extremely thorough attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and an analytical mind. As a member of this team operation, you will be expected to shoulder an increasing amount of responsibility as your experience level within the company grows.

The ability to double check and proofread ones own work is a must, as is the ability to build a working knowledge base through committing repeated scenarios to memory. Position requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral.  Accuracy, efficiency, prioritization, and self-organization are necessary attributes.

Arts background (BFA/MFA) is preferred. While this position is entry level and you will be trained in company procedures, prior experience working in a similar administrative support role within an arts-related organization is preferred. Familiarity with Macs, FileMaker Pro, Word, Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.  

 

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