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Studio Technician

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$21.21 per hour; approximately $44,000 annually
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February 15, 2023

 

ARROWMONT IS EXPANDING

Are you thinking about expanding your horizons? Looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

Are you interested in working in an environment where innovation, collegiality, and respect for all are prized values?

Arrowmont just might be the opportunity you are looking for.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is one of the nation’s premier craft schools. Embarking on major initiatives to expand programs and the communities that it serves, Arrowmont is poised to enhance arts and crafts opportunities for ALL. As a result of strategic plan expansion, Arrowmont needs to augment its current staff with several competent, committed individuals. At present, we are adding staff to the Program, Institutional Advancement, Culinary, and Hospitality Departments.

Those hired will join a tightly knit and supportive team that is highly professional, innovative, and committed to Arrowmont’s mission of “enriching lives through art and craft.” At Arrowmont, every team member is valued—all work is valuable and every member’s contributions are recognized and appreciated. You will work in a dynamic, creative environment with colleagues who are committed to providing excellent arts education today while ensuring the future. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and abilities to play an important role in helping Arrowmont move confidently into the future.

Arrowmont is located on 13 wooded acres in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park—Knoxville is nearby and offers the amenities of a major metropolitan area. For more information, go to www.arrowmont.org.

Position Title: Studio Technician
Department: Program Department
Reports to: Studio Manager
Hourly Salary: $21.21 per hour; approximately $44,000 annually
Position Specifics: Full-time, hourly, benefits eligible
Approved: January 2023

POSITION SUMMARY: The Studio Technician is responsible for maintaining educational equipment, materials, and supplies in all studios in accordance with established policies and procedures, and for making recommendations for needed repairs and improvements as evidenced by daily contact and use. The position is responsible for representing the organization and its art programs to local, regional, and national audiences including instructors, assistants, students, and prospective donors. The position reports to the Studio Manager and works closely with the Facilities Manager to oversee studio safety and maintenance of all studio facilities and equipment. The position works with interns, Artists-in-Residence and contract artists as art instructors. Additionally, this position requires working with team members throughout the organization and across the organizational chart. The position is full- time, year-round, hourly, benefits eligible and non-exempt. The Studio Technician serves as part of the school’s programming team, ensuring that all Arrowmont programs and activities run effectively and efficiently. Each member of the team is expected to perform both administrative and hands-on work assignments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages routine equipment maintenance, evaluating functionality and safety of all equipment to meet education goals.
  • Weekly cleaning, oversight, and maintenance of Arrowmont’s studios regarding all shop equipment, tools, materials, and spaces.
  • Identifies equipment problems, and researches recommended solutions and improvements as needed.
  • Works with Studio Manager to establish a regular schedule of studio and equipment repairs and implements repairs according to the schedule and within budgeted guidelines.
  • Work with other Studio Technicians to effectively maintain studio supplies, equipment, and scheduling of studio projects and updates.
  • Contacts and works with Instructors to meet equipment and supply needs of scheduled workshops and special events, and prepares studios to meet anticipated needs.
  • Contacts and works with Instructor Assistants to ensure equipment, supply needs, and all responsibilities are understood and maintained during scheduled workshops and special events.
  • Communicates with Retail Logistics Manager to ensure all material fees needed for workshops and special events that pertain to studio spaces are processed and accounted for.
  • Plans and communicates goals and tasks to interns and Artists-in-Residence that are under their supervision.
  • Maintains ongoing list of repairs and improvements, supplies, and materials needed to meet regular and specific needs for workshops and special events in studios.
  • Coordinates with Facilities Manager to ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of studio facilities, organization of studio machinery and equipment, and operability of studio buildings.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with varying abilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Knowledge and expertise in maintaining fully equipped studios and all associated equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of fine craft materials - uses and descriptions.
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical repair as related to studio equipment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Additional detailed knowledge and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Ceramics, 2-D, Printmaking, Metals, fibers, and/or textiles.
  • Experience in building and fabrication as related to studio space organization or modification.
  • Experience in plumbing and infrastructure repair as related to studio equipment and space.
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a dedicated studio technician at an arts education institution.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with varying abilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is physically demanding and requires the employee to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters.
  • The position requires the ability to work on ladders, use chainsaws, operate a Bobcat forklift, and drive various types of vehicles off campus.
  • The position requires travel and the ability to drive various types of vehicles on and off campus, and thus the employee would need a driver’s license.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The employee must be fluent in English.
  • This position demands frequent exposure to inclement weather.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; utilize frequent fine manipulation with hands and fingers; and have ability to reach with hands and arms and must be able to communicate effectively.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with varying abilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but while workshops are in session, some studios do have noise from
machinery.

INCLUSION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:  Arrowmont is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Arrowmont strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Arrowmont is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Lead Lighting Technician - Fisher

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Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters. 

BAM’s Production department is looking for a Lead Lighting Technician in BAM’s Fisher building.  This is a hands-on position and will be the primary electrician supporting both presented and produced works. The selected candidate will be able to collaborate with BAM and Visiting Company Production Staff with advance planning for a show or event by interpreting light plots, planning network and distribution plan, and leading crews. The selected candidate will exemplify strong leadership and communication skills to successfully operate independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team. Ideally, the selected candidate will be available to begin work as soon as possible due to our current timeline of upcoming performances. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for performing and supervising electrics work for performances throughout BAM Fisher building for load-ins, load outs, rehearsals, and performances.
  • Responsible for performing and supervising electrics maintenance in the Fisher as a working member of the crew.
  • Responsible for programming cues and operating light board when assigned.
  • Collaborate with all stagehands, departments, and production management to work with artists and companies to present cutting-edge, internationally renowned performances and art.
  • Work to identify crewing needs for productions and events in conjunction with Production Manager and other BAM Production Staff. 
  • Work with Production and BAM to ensure crew consists of a diverse workforce, including working with participants in BAM’s Fellowship in Stagecraft and Production.
  • Enforce standards of operation in electrics that are safe for both personnel and equipment.
  • Represent the Electrics Department in production meetings.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and comfortable with DEI concepts, programs and initiatives

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • 7 years' experience working in related theatre/stage work in electrics departments
  • Experience and knowledge of theatrical electrics systems, equipment power distribution and networking.
  • Experience and knowledge programming and operating ETC lighting consoles.
  • Experience interpreting ground plans, scenic drawings and light plots and working in Vectorworks and Lightwright.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable in relation to the work and scheduling

Working Conditions: Ability to stand for prolonged periods and ability to move throughout the facilities as required daily. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with the assistance of a team.

Compensation: Salary and Benefits will be provided per the IATSE Local 4 Fisher Building CBA (union) specifications, includes:

  • Commitment of 1,560 hours/yearly
  • Hourly rate of $41.87 with significant additional OT
  • Fully funded Local 4 Healthcare Days
  • Paid Vacation accrued per CBA
  • Contributions to Local 4 Pension
  • Perks include comp tickets, neighborhood discounts and more

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

Internal Applicants must apply via the Internal Job Portal by the application deadline. Applications not submitted by the deadline may not be considered. Employees must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for an interview:

  • Completed at least 1 year of continuous, active service in current position. (Positions excluded include, but are not limited to, temporary assignments, and probationary employees);
  • Meet the experience and skills requirement as outlined in the job post;
  • Be employed in current position for at least one year:
  • Performed in a satisfactory manner without any corrective actions in the last 12 months

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Production Department supports and continues to take part in this process.

Assistant Carpenter - Opera House

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Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters. 

BAM’s Production department is looking for an Assistant Carpenter who will work with the Head Carpenter in managing carpentry and rigging elements for both presented and produced works, including managing BAM’s manual fly system. The selected candidate will be able to collaborate with BAM and Visiting Company Production Staff with advance planning for a show or event by interpreting ground plans, scenic drawings, rigging plots and fly cue run sheets. The selected candidate will exemplify strong leadership and communication skills to successfully operate independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team. Ideally, the selected candidate will be available to begin work as soon as possible due to our current timeline of upcoming performances. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for performing and supervising carpentry and rigging work for all performances in BAM Opera House.
  • Assist Head Carpenter in working and managing all load-ins, load outs, rehearsals, performances and work calls.
  • Responsible for performing and supervising carpentry rigging maintenance in the Opera House as a working member of the crew, including operation of Opera House manual fly system and motors
  • Collaborate with all stagehands, departments, and production management to work with artists and companies to present cutting-edge, internationally renowned performances and art.
  • Work with Head Carpenter to identify crewing needs for productions and events in conjunction with BAM Production Staff, and the Crew Chief. 
  • Work with Crew Chief and BAM Production to ensure crew consists of a diverse workforce
  • Enforce standards of operation in carpentry and rigging that are safe for both personnel and equipment.
  • Represent the Carpentry Department in production meetings.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and comfortable with DEI concepts, programs and initiatives

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • 7 years' experience working in related theatre/stage work in carpentry and rigging departments
  • Experience and knowledge of theatrical and arena rigging.
  • Experience and knowledge of manual single and double purchase fly system.
  • Experience interpreting ground plans, scenic drawings and rigging plots.
  • ETCP Theater and Arena Rigging Certification within 364 days of hire date.   This certification must be kept up-to-date.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable in relation to the work and scheduling
  • Union Affiliation:  If not currently a member, the selected candidate will be required to join IATSE Local 4.

Working Conditions: Ability to stand for prolonged periods and ability to move throughout the facilities as required daily. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with the assistance of a team.

Compensation: Salary and Benefits will be provided per the IATSE Local 4 CBA (union) specifications, includes:

  • 40-week contracted year at 40 hours/week, with frequent additional hours and weeks required
  • Weekly salary of $1,910.52, with significant additional OT
  • Fully funded Local 4 Healthcare Plan
  • Paid Vacation (4 weeks) in addition to Paid Sick Time per CBA
  • Contributions to Local 4 Pension and Annuity
  • Perks include comp tickets, neighborhood discounts and more

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

Internal Applicants must apply via the Internal Job Portal by the application deadline. Applications not submitted by the deadline may not be considered. Employees must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for an interview:

  • Completed at least 1 year of continuous, active service in current position. (Positions excluded include, but are not limited to, temporary assignments, and probationary employees);
  • Meet the experience and skills requirement as outlined in the job post;
  • Be employed in current position for at least one year:
  • Performed in a satisfactory manner without any corrective actions in the last 12 months

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Production Department supports and continues to take part in this process.

The Project Co-ordinator

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17th February 2023

JOSEPH WALSH STUDIO

Joseph Walsh Studio, situated in County Cork, Ireland, encompasses a design studio, workshop, gallery and archive. Here art, craft, design and technical innovation merge in the creation of exquisite and expressive pieces that open up new possibilities in material and form. Joseph Walsh’s works, from monumental scale sculptures to one-of-a-kind site-specific commissions and collectible design editions, can be found in significant international public and private collections.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working on-site under the direction of the Gallery Manager, The Project Co-ordinator will work in the Joseph Walsh Studio Gallery Business Unit [BU] that represents and communicates the work of Joseph Walsh, while also working closely with the Design Team [who research and develop  Joseph Walsh’s concepts] and the Workshop Team [who realise them].  They will have  a clear understanding of each BU’s function and objectives and will contribute to their respective KPI’s in relation to setting objectives and achieving goals. The Project Co-ordinator will oversee the successful delivery of the Studio’s project schedule and exhibition and events programme. They will have commercial awareness, devise and implement best practice policies and procedures and provide the Gallery Manager with a progress report prior to each quarterly management meeting. The Project Co-ordinator will be flexible and will assist other members of the Team, if and when required, to ensure the Studio meets its overall objectives.

THE ROLE

  • Co-ordinate the Studio’s project schedule –in conjunction with the Gallery, Design Studio and Workshop teams - and oversee the effective and efficient delivery of this schedule.
  • Oversee and monitor production schedules, adjust – if necessary - and resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Co-ordinate the Studio’s exhibition and events schedule - in conjunction with the Gallery Team - and manage the effective and efficient delivery of this schedule.
  • Manage transport logistics.
  • Contribute to the Workshop and Design Studio purchasing schedule.
  • Be responsible for the documentation of best practice procedures and processes for all relevant functions.
  • Work with the Gallery BU and finance teams to monitor budgets and manage costs.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with other team members, suppliers, subcontractors and stakeholders.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A proficiency in MS and Mac.
  • The ability to create new internal systems where required.
  • The ability to work on their own initiative and achieve deadlines.
  • A full clean driving licence [essential].

Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence

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Review of Applications begin January 31st until position is filled

Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence: The Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Chair position is designed to enhance the experiences of students in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, both majors and non-majors, at Grand Valley State University. The Department is honored to have been the first unit on the GVSU campus to have an Endowed position. https://www.gvsu.edu/vma/padnos-distinguished-artist-in-residence-125.htm

Required Qualifications and Education: This position is open to all studio and scholarly disciplines in Visual and Media Arts. Candidates for the position must have a record of: distinguished professional achievement as a visual artist and/or scholarly demonstration of effective mentorship of students, and a record of outstanding teaching performance and effectiveness with students beyond the high school level. A terminal degree in at least one of these areas is required: Art History, Art Education, Film and Video, Photography, Studio Art, or related emphases in theory and criticism.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Position is expected to maintain a high level of creative/scholarly activity and professional visibility. Projects that involve the local community as well as the student population are encouraged. Position will include a teaching assignment equivalent to one course in the fall semester, participation in group and individual critiques, and mentoring for a broad range of students.

Salary: Compensation per semester in residence:

  • Fall Semester – $25,000 in residence and teaching one class
  • Winter Semester – $20,000 in residence only with no teaching

Project budget $20,000

  • Project to be completed by August 1st, 2024, and presented in September, 2024.

Housing on campus provided.

Department/College: Department of Visual and Media Arts/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Department of Visual and Media Arts seeks to uphold the values of a liberal education while providing intensive engagement in the production and examination of the visual and media arts. The department is located on the Allendale campus and has 38 full-time faculty and 627 majors. 20% of students report being from an underrepresented minority group (African American or Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic or Latinx, Two or more races, International, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander). 33% of department majors report being a first-generation college student.

The department offers NASAD-accredited undergraduate degrees in Art History (BA), Art Education (BA/BS), Film and Video Production (BA/BS), Photography (BA/BS), and Studio Art (BA/BS/BFA). The BFA in Studio Art degree has emphases in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Studies. The VMA also offers minors in Art History, Photography, and Studio Art. Numerous VMA courses also serve non-majors and Grand Valley’s General Education program.

The department is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for digital and physical media, including computer labs, digital fabrication labs, digital printing labs, animation labs, a film studio, a woodshop, a metal shop, a print shop, studios for painting and ceramics, and a darkroom. Further information about the department is available at www.gvsu.edu/vma.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor’s degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

VMA Inclusion Statement:  Multicultural competency is core to the work we do each day. We strive to provide safe and affirming spaces for students to discuss concerns they face through the lens of their identities. We acknowledge the impact of power, privilege, oppression, stereotypes, and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active-duty military status, weight, and other identities. We work to create spaces for students to feel heard, accepted, and affirmed. We recognize that being culturally humble is a lifelong journey. We are committed to this journey and continue with ongoing professional and personal development in this area.

Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu). Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. Culturally, the Grand Rapids area is an active hub for art and design, housing the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, the South Division Street Corridor known as Avenue for the Arts, and the international art competition ArtPrize every two years. The university seeks to create an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

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