Brooklyn

Class Coordinator at Textile Arts Center

Share

Country:

US State:

City:

Contract type:

Salary: 
$17/hr
Application Deadline: 
5/10/2019

Job Title: Class Coordinator, Adult + Youth Education

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports To: Director of Operations

Status: Part-Time (17 hours per week), Regular, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Tuesdays 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm - 10:00pm, and Saturdays 10:15am - 5:45pm, Tuesday 12-1pm bimonthly meetings (if under 2 meetings per month deduct 1 hour from pay)

Pay Rate: $17/hour for a total of 17 hours per week

 

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 unite and empower the textile community. We do this by providing accessible, skills-based classes, artist 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.

 

After 10 years of operation, 2019 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 900 children and 1200 adult students across our Brooklyn and Manhattan locations each year.

 

The Class Coordinator serves as the main administrative point of contact for all youth and adult classes, and supports to the daily operations of the organization as needed. The Coordinator must be comfortable organizing and maintaining information across multiple platforms, both internally and externally (including an online registration system and the TAC website). The successful candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and committed to promoting and ensuring the success of all classes.

 

As the “face” of TAC, the Class Coordinator also provides responsive, high-quality customer service that enhances the general public’s understanding of TAC’s services and programs. The Coordinator 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.

 

The Class Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Operations, but also works closely with all members of the TAC team in regards to class management and daily operations.

 

Due to the Part-Time nature of this role, the Class Coordinator is ideal for someone with a flexible schedule and/or artist looking for consistent work outside of their regular practice.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Class Coordination:

  • Acts as main customer service  contact for all instructors, students, and TAC staff regarding adult and youth classes in our Brooklyn and Manhattan locations
  • Post all adult and youth classes to internal class registration system (Active), the TAC website, and internal calendar
  • Manage CourseHorse enrollments and all registration communications
  • Share weekly class status updates with staff, communicating cancellations to students and instructors as necessary
  • Own full cycle of student communications: facilitate student registration process, class transfers and cancellations, waitlist registrations, class reminder emails, and follow-up evaluations
  • Own full cycle of instructor communications: send class reminder emails, manage material requests with Studio Manager, and follow-up evaluations
  • Support Director of Operations in promotional strategy for classes on an ongoing basis
  • Manage all discount and coupon codes for classes; process gift certificates as necessary
  • Process internal class registration requests from staff and interns
  • Support Director of Operations in the annual scheduling process of all youth and adult programs
  • Pull regular reports from Active (including enrollment, class rosters, financial, and waitlist information)
  • Present a yearly adult class report to staff, analyzing data from the previous season and recommending any changes or enhancements to our adult class program
  • Manage and process youth scholarship applications
  • Post Open Studio sessions in Active and update Open Studio hours on the website twice a week
  • Update information on the website as needed
  • Perform other duties to support the Director of Operations of TAC as assigned

Customer Service:

  • 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 communications, customer service, office administration, or a related field
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (4 years in a directly relevant field)
  • 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:

  • Administrative experience in an arts or educational environment
  • 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

 

Pay Rate + Benefits

The hourly rate for this position is $17 per hour. TAC is closed during set holidays, including Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Break (usually 5 days), and Winter/Christmas Break (usually 2 weeks), Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July weekend. Some off-site customer communication may be required through these times.

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.

 

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments in an email to submit@textileartscenter.com. Tell us why you want to be a part of this team, and why you think you’d be an excellent fit for this role. Your email subject should be titled as  “Class Coordinator - {your full name}”

 

We are looking to fill this position beginning in May. Please apply early!

Contact & Links: 

ASSISTANT IN THE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR FINE ARTS SERVICE COMPANY

Share

Category:

Country:

City:

Contract type:

High-end art handling company seeks a meticulous and professional candidate to work as an Assistant in the Operations Department. The Assistant will work within a team to help facilitate and support departmental needs, field a heavy volume of phone calls and emails, process paperwork and maintain both electronic and paper filing systems, perform general office upkeep & tasks, problem solve, and cultivate client relationships. Position necessitates a highly attentive and detail oriented person with an excellent phone manner and communication skills. Candidate must have the ability to maintain a positive energy within a fast-paced and stressful work environment. Job parameters demand that an established standard of detail and accuracy is consistently upheld, and will require that you excel as an assistant, but also take on added responsibility and initiative within the department as your level of experience develops. Position is entry level. Ideal candidate will have an arts background (BFA preferred) and will have held a prior position in a similar job capacity or office setting. Familiarity with Macs, FileMaker Pro, Word, Excel, and Photoshop are a plus.

Contact & Links: 

Administrative Assistant for StudioEIS

Share

Country:

US State:

City:

Contract type:

Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: 
5/10/19

Job Description

Report directly to the Directors of StudioEIS in a support role within the organization. You will be responsible for the efficiency and organization of key elements in the day to day operations of the company, including administration, operations, and office management. Strong research and communication skills are essential as this position involves research for the purpose of marketing as well as historical research for projects. Previous experience supporting senior executives and managing complex calendars is preferred as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a busy and dynamic environment. You will be supporting a variety of individuals, flexibility and adaptability are key.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day administrative support including but not limited to: email correspondence, answering phones, maintaining files, archiving, organizing and scheduling meetings, managing the company calendar and assisting with special projects as needed.
  • Day to day office management will include correspondence with clients and service providers, organization, mail pick-up and arranging FedEx or other deliveries. Plan and implement staff events, coordinate guest sculptor stays and client visits.
  • Marketing research is an essential component to this position. Understanding and researching potential new work for the studio, creating a bullet point sheet of deadlines, submission requirements etc. for director review. Consistent follow up and overseeing that submission of proposals are completed on time.
  • Must follow closely shared EIS calendar. Be aware of all meetings, client visits, castings, travel plans and deadlines.
  • Assist with historical research for StudioEIS projects.
  • Help with coordinating hiring outreach for new staff at StudioEIS
  • Assist directors as needed with specific tasks. Bill paying, lectures, presentations, research and any other tasks as needed.
  • Social media oversight.
Contact & Links: 

assistant

Share

Category:

Country:

US State:

City:

Job Level:

Contract type:

Salary: 
tbd
Application Deadline: 
two weeks

assitant needed with knowledge of social media.. instagram, facebook, etc to promote my arts business. also organized and independant minded person who can work on their own. knowledge of art a plus but willingness to learn a plus as well..

computer efficiency essential

Contact & Links: 

Packaging Designer

Share

Category:

Country:

US State:

City:

Contract type:

Areaware | Packaging Designer

Brooklyn, New York

As Packaging Designer for Areaware, you will report directly to the Art Director. Your job is to create visual assets for all our packaging and communication channels that clearly communicate the Areaware point-of-view. The ideal candidate is versatile, driven, detail-oriented, and curious, with experience across tools and mediums and an interest in consumer goods. Experience in front-end development a plus.

Experience in 3D modeling a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Consistent representation of the Areaware brand, in adherence to Areaware style guide and brand guidelines
  • Create layouts and illustrations for product packaging
  • Lead the creation of packaging dieline and dieline library
  • Create visuals for marketing emailers, homepage, and social media as needed
  • Contribute to website UX design as needed
  • Contribute to email template design and development
  • Lead the design and production of catalogs and printed collateral
  • Select and negotiate with printing vendors as needed
  • Review and approve packaging samples
  • Produce physical mock-ups and renderings of packaging and printed materials as needed
  • Make seasonal updates to existing printed and digital material, including linesheets, pricelists, business stationery, and web graphics
  • Oversee contractors as needed
  • Collaborate with the Creative Team to ensure designs are consistent with the Areaware brand
  • Liaise with marketing and product development team

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s in Graphic Design or related field
  • Knowledge of packaging design (tolerances, dielines, 3D form building)
  • Strong understanding of graphic design concepts, including typography, color, visual flow, layout, legibility
  • Passion for design, prototyping, ingenuity, discovery, and learning
  • Experience managing print production (pre-flight, press checks, color proofs)
  • Strong file management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude
  • Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Proficiency in front-end web development desired
  • Proficiency in Rhino desired

 

Contact & Links: 

Director of Individual Giving

Share

Category:

Country:

US State:

City:

Contract type:

STREB, a not- for - profit performing arts organization located in New York City is seeking a self-motivated and experienced professional to join their staff as their new Director of Individual Giving. STREB is dedicated to supporting and performing the work of choreographer Elizabeth Streb at its home space, the STREB LAB for ACTION MECHANICS (SLAM) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and on tour throughout the world.

The Director of Individual Giving Responsibilities

• Build and implement the plan for managing and growing relationships with individual donors

 • Design and execute new and creative donor engagement strategies to significantly increase funding from existing, lapsed and new individual donors

• Develop robust cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans customized for each donor and prospect

• Build and manage relationships with prospects and donors through meetings, personalized outreach, event invitations, and regular communications efforts

• Develop new strategies and test new fundraising techniques to streamline communications and insure brand cohesiveness

• Use sophisticated prospect research techniques to expand the pipeline of prospects

• Develop an entrepreneurial approach to move prospects forward and to secure their financial support

• Create a 12-month event strategy and build strategic invite lists

• Plan and execute donor events including cultivation events and annual gala

  • Direct and support Artistic Director, Co-executive Directors and Board of Directors in their fundraising efforts
  • Set annual revenue goals

Required Skills

• 3-5 years demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and development in roles of increasing responsibility

• Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills able to share STREB’s mission, vision and purpose to a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.

• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working under multiple deadlines

• Knowledge and implementation of development best practices, including using data to make informed decisions

• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Work, Excel, and PowerPoint

STREB Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe diversity in our staff is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit arts organization serving all communities.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Benefits included.

Contact & Links: 

Pages

Subscribe to Brooklyn