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Human Resources Director

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July 8, 2019

The Role:

The Human Resources Director will be Powerhouse’s first dedicated HR team member. You will focus your efforts on developing and stewarding values-aligned, people-centered, equitable HR practices for our growing team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture at Powerhouse Arts
  • Deep understanding of foundational HR areas (employee relations, L&D, compensation, performance management, benefits, leaves, payroll, immigration, legal, etc.)
  • Strong emotional intelligence, communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal effectively, empathetically, and courteously with all levels of employees
  • People who thrive in Powerhouse’s organizational culture are those who:
  • Are action-oriented, collaborative, and work well in ambiguous/changing circumstances
  • Enjoy research and iterative problem-solving
  • Have independent follow-through and pay attention to detail
  • Value and work towards an equitable and inclusive workplace

What you’ll do:

HR Operations

  • Collaborate with the administrative team to update company policies and procedures, communicating and operationalizing Powerhouse’s values in compliance with all legal requirements, standards and procedures
  • Working closely with the Financial Manager, oversee employee data and identify and implement new processes and technologies to grow and maintain our team
  • Ensure ongoing compliance of all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures and advise finance and senior leadership team on needed actions
  • Review, track and develop employee benefit programs that support a growing and diverse employee population. Oversee open enrollment and relationships with vendors
  • Lead a semi-annual equitable compensation and performance calibration across the organization
  • Collect data to ensure the organization is staying true to its equity-driven culture
  • Participate in on-boarding all new employees to ensure they feel welcomed and have the tools and knowledge they need to succeed at Powerhouse
  • Participate in strategic visioning work and other long-term projects, as required

Learning & Development

  • Plan and implement ongoing training and career development programs and activities for staff, including facilitating conversations about ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-bias; Identify opportunities for external and internal professional development
  • Oversee performance management processes including but not limited to semi-annual performance reviews, employee development programs, and 1:1 best practices
  • Ensure all new hiring managers are equipped to carry out equitable and informed decisions around recruitment

Recruiting/Talent Acquisition

  • Develop and implement comprehensive hiring practices that align with Powerhouse’s people-centered recruitment and hiring philosophy
  • Source, screen and interview candidates
  • Ensure that new hires reflect the constituencies that Powerhouse Arts seeks to serve
  • Employee Relations and Employee Experience
  • Provide clear guidance and perspective on how to manage employee relations; coach managers to resolve employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while staying aligned with organizational policy and culture
  • Develop and implement procedures and benchmarks to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the organization; support employees through challenges
  • Stay informed on employment best practices

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Passionate about our mission
  • 6+ years in related Human Resources roles
  • Strong foundation in compensation, performance management, change management, benefits, compliance, employee relations and recruiting
  • Experience building and optimizing programs across diverse teams and cultures
  • Previous non-profit experience a plus

Management reserves the right to revise these responsibilities or to require other/different tasks be performed as institutional circumstances change.

 

 

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Social Media & Marketing Intern

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Travel stipend, free dance & fitness classes

POSITION: Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

POSITION: Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

Dancewave seeks an Intern to assist the Communications, Marketing & Design Coordinator in the promotion of our exciting calendar of classes, performances, events and initiatives including the Moving Together Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Summer Dance Camps and Intensives, Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB), and more. Skills cultivated during this internship will assist aspiring individuals pursue a career in events, arts management and marketing/social media engagement.

HOURS: This is a part-time, 15-20 hours/week position for six months. Selected candidate will work primarily at Dancewave’s office in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, with occasional off-site visits.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: Dancewave provides access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create friendly and accessible social media coverage of Dancewave’s events
  • Translate promotional images and video content into exciting promotional graphics
  • Assist in event photo and video documentation for social media, advertising and promotion
  • Research new online marketing techniques and experiment with new ways to leverage social media platforms
  • Organize internal data and information, including digital files and social media insights
  • Ability to apply new ideas to a template while staying on-brand

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Highly detail-oriented with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of and interest in social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • Proficient in Google Suite (Google Drive, Sheets, YouTube)
  • Willing to occasionally travel off-site to photograph Dancewave programs and events
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to assist in other tasks as assigned
  • Must be available for some (preferably all) of the following dates:
    • July 14 & August 11, 2019 – Moving Together Community Dance Class Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    • August 19-23, 2019 – Advanced Summer Dance Intensive with Gallim
    • October 5-6, 2019 – Dancewave Through College & Beyond

Preferred:

  • Background or interest in dance and the performing arts
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing programs
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Ads and Brand Accounts
  • Ability to take quality, in-focus photographs with good composition

Dancewave is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Dancewave is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values community, teamwork, creativity, understanding, and appreciation. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Special Events Intern - Dancewave

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Dancewave is accepting applications for a Special Events Intern. This candidate will assist the Special Events Coordinator in the production of events including Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB) and Moving Together at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Skills cultivated during this internship will assist aspiring individuals pursuing a career in event management or non-profit fundraising.

HOURS: This is a part-time, 15-20 hours/week position for six months. Selected candidate will work primarily at Dancewave’s office in Gowanus, Brooklny, NY, with occasional off-site visits.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: Dancewave provides access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming, we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning, execution, and follow up of events
  • Support organization of volunteer committee for Dancing Through College & Beyond Assist in the acquisition of in-kind donations and sponsorships
  • Assist in event documentation, advertising and promotion, in conjunction with Marketing department
  • Respond to email and telephone inquiries regarding events and registration
  • Process registration and payments in Dancewave’s online database (Salesforce)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Must be available all day October 5 & 6, 2019 (for DTCB)
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to assist in other tasks as assigned
  • Willing to occasionally travel off-site to Dancewave programs and events
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly detail oriented Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of dance and interest in dance education and special events
  • Familiarity with Salesforce (or similar database) or Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Dancewave is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Dancewave is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values community, teamwork, creativity, understanding, and appreciation. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly 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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Studio Manager

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Job Title: Studio Manager

Location: Brooklyn and Manhattan TAC Studios

Reports To: Director of Operations, Co-Executive Director

Status: Part-Time (28 hours per week), Regular, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Sunday through Thursday required //  Sunday (10:30am-5pm), Monday (10:30am-5pm), Tuesday (12-3pm), Wednesday (10:30-4pm), Thursday (10:30am-5pm) 

ABOUT TEXTILE ARTS CENTER:

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility founded in 2009 dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC’s mission is to unify and empower the textile community.  We do this by providing accessible, skills-based classes, artists programs, and community events to reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. We’re proud to offer a diverse range of programming from a fully equipped 6,800 square foot studio in Brooklyn, and a 900 square foot studio in Manhattan.

This marks an exciting moment of change for TAC - including Brooklyn studio renovations, improvements to a number of programs and classes, and the implementation of a long term strategic plan. 

As we turn toward the next 10+ years, we’re looking for passionate textile enthusiasts to join our committed, small team in moving the organization forward.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Since our founding in 2009, TAC has offered a wide range of textile classes, including after school, mini-camp, and summer camp options for kids, along with month-long, weekend, and drop-in workshops for adults. With over 200 adult classes per year and ongoing youth programs, we reach over 1000 children and 1500 adult students across our Brooklyn and Manhattan locations each year. Studio access is also a crucial part of our mission. Each week, we offer over 25 hours of Open Studio in our Brooklyn location, giving community members access to a variety of textile arts materials, equipment, and general-use space to spread out and work on independent projects.

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

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 GM 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 Brooklyn and Manhattan locations
  • Manage inventory, ordering, sourcing, and vendor relations
  • Manage material and equipment upkeep in both locations
  • Prep materials 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 in both locations
  • Update reports for quarterly 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 studio rentals, loom rentals, and private lessons
  • 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 class communications and management, meeting regularly
  • Maintain material lists for all adult classes
  • Perform other duties to support the general operations of TAC as assigned

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 + BENEFITS:

  • 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.
     

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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Fall 2019 Internship Program

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7/15/2019

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Applications for our Fall 2019 Internship Program are now open!

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well those who want to share their skill set with TAC while learning on the job.

As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.

THE BASICS + BENEFITS OF INTERNING

Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some internship positions require very specific hours. Summer internships are a 30/hr per week commitment, for 3 months.  

Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE...

  • Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 
  • Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 of class credit!
  • Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team
  • Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills

ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS

Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with an organization with a model such as TAC’s. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch by via email to let you know about your internship status. 

As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!

For all internship related inquiries, please email submit@textileartscenter.com

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS

Studio - Interns have the opportunity to learn about the daily operations and management of a public arts studio. Responsibilities include: managing inventory, material sourcing + purchasing, maintenance procedures, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects. 

Supervisor: Studio Manager

Youth Education - Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing. 

Supervisor: Education Managers

Resources + Marketing- Interns get hands-on experience with helping to grow an arts organization through outreach and outward-facing interaction. Interns also work on researching and developing new materials to promote textile education to a larger audience. Responsibilities include: research + writing for the blog, research and promotion of textile events, basic data reporting, assisting with event planning, basic design for marketing collateral and website updates.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations

Artist Programs -  Artist Program’s interns aid in running the Artists in Residence and Work In Progress residency programs. Responsibilities include: aiding in scheduling and curriculum development,  attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, developing marketing materials for the programs and resident artists and aiding in exhibition curation and organizing 

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Period:  June 10 - July 15 
  • Interviews: July 23 - August 3 
  • Acceptance by: August 10, 2018
  • Orientation: Wednesday, September 5, 2019
  • Start Date: Sept 9, 2017
  • End Date: Jan 19, 2018

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