Employment Opportunities

 

Position Title: ENGAGE Coordinator

Position Status: Part-time, hourly, nonexempt (approximately 10 hours per week)

The Position: The ENGAGE Coordinator is responsible for coordinating exhibition-related educational programming for youth and adult audiences.  The ENGAGE Coordinator is a key staff member, responsible for ensuring the success of and growing the ENGAGE programming at VisArts by planning and creating all educational programming and materials related to each of our four annual gallery exhibitions, under the guidance and direction of the Director of Exhibition Programming. To learn more about our ENGAGE program, click here.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Researches, designs and produces youth gallery guide
  • Researches and writes lesson plans for exhibition-related workshops, incorporating Virginia Standards of Learning.  Lesson plans are to be designed for K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adults
  • Writes script for 30-minute gallery tours, designed for K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adults
  • Designs hands-on ENGAGE table
  • Trains contracted teachers on gallery talks and workshops

MARKETING

  • Assembles and distributes exhibition-related program descriptions for youth audiences to schools and to other community youth groups
  • Drafts and updates information for VisArts website

SCHEDULING AND REPORTING

  • Arranges and schedules field trips and workshops throughout the school year
  • Contracts teachers, schedules classroom space, orders supplies for workshops
  • Creates and distributes the exhibition/field trip schedule and information to teachers prior to tour
  • Collects, manages and tracks evaluations and feedback
  • Maintains accurate records of attendance and provides regular exhibition reports

QUALIFICATIONS

BA degree or significant related experience in arts education or museum education

Knowledge of InDesign preferred

Please send cover letter and resume to carolinewright@visarts.org.  Interviews will begin the week of July 21.

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Position Title: Resident Artist

Position Status: Residency, non-paid

Compensation: Studio Space and Facility Usage

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is seeking a Resident Artist to provide program support in exchange for use of private in-house individual studio space and access to facility studio equipment and space.  The Visual Arts Center of Richmond engages the community in the creative process through the visual arts. We believe there is a creative spirit in all of us that nourishes our humanity and enriches our society. We foster a creative culture that encourages people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels to explore, participate and experiment in the visual arts.

TERMS OF RESIDENCY

Beginning six months August 1, 2014 – January 31, 2014, with option to renew for up to one year. Resident artists are provided a 180-square-foot private studio space in the Steve and Kathie Markel Studio Row at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia.  The studio includes wi-fi, electricity, and access to water, bathroom, and staff kitchen.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

In exchange for studio space, the resident will work 7 hours per week for VisArts with combined evening and weekend hours. Primary duty is oversight of activities during Open Studio hours that are made available to VACR members while enrolled in adult education classes. Additionally some light maintenance and repair in the various public studios throughout the building will be assigned weekly to be carried out. Resident will check in on each studio during Open Studio hours, be available to answer students’ questions, monitor use of equipment, and work closely with front desk staff to ensure safety and adherence to studio-use policies. Teaching duties will be not be required nor included in this position, however an interest in teaching will be considered as either additional paid work or exchange for studio space. Specifics on studio maintenance duties will be directed by facilities management staff. Residents will receive guidance and directions from education program staff regarding Open Studio Hours monitoring duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must hold a BFA degree and have knowledge of visual arts studios, operations, and safety issues. MFA or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Selection of candidates will be made based on artistic skill levels, technical and maintenance skills, personal demeanor, and interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a letter of inquiry, a resume with references, a CD with five images of art work made in the last three years and a brief description of materials and processes, to resumes@visarts.org attention Studio Residency at Visual Arts Center of Richmond 1812 W. Main St. Richmond, Virginia 23220. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the opportunity is filled.

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Internships

VisArts internships provide an environment for college and high school students to participate in the daily operations of the organization and to expand their educational experiences outside of the classroom.  A designated supervisor assigns intern projects and tasks.

Part-time internships may be available during the spring, summer and fall semesters. All internships are unpaid. Internships are available to high school, college and graduate students, career changers and retirees. All interns must be at least 16 years old. For specific instructions on how to apply for an internship at VisArts, please download a copy of our Internship Guidelines.

If you are interested in pursuing an internship with us, please fill out our Internship Application and send to our Education + Volunteer Coordinator, Nicki Stein, along with any additional materials as required in the internship descriptions below.

Deadlines for internship applications:
Spring Semester – November 15
Summer Semester – March 15
Fall Semester – July 15 (EXTENDED to August 8th)

Candidates whose background and skills most meet position requirements are contacted for an interview.

VisArts has extended the deadline for Fall Internship Applications. We will be accepting applications for our Facilities Assistant, Arts Administration, and Graphic Design & Photojournalism internships until Friday, August 8th. 

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Facilities Assistant Internship

VisArts is currently accepting Facilities Assistant Internship applications for the Summer 2014 term. Interns will take an active role in the Facilities Department, participating in hands-on experiential training in the operation and maintenance of a 32,000 sq. ft. arts center. Interns will assist the Facilities and Exhibitions Manager and facilities personnel in multiple aspects of building maintenance and upkeep, including scheduling regular maintenance, ordering materials for the studios, and developing safety protocol under the guidance of facilities staff. Those with an engineering background are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment: Interns are required to commit to the full internship period of 15 weeks (May-August) and to work 15-20 hours per week. A set schedule will be determined by the intern and his/her supervisor.

Please note that a letter of recommendation is appreciated, but not required.

You may view the full description and application instructions here: Facilities Assistant Internship

The deadline to apply for the Fall Term has been extended to August 8th.

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Studio Assistant Internship

VisArts is currently accepting Studio Assistant Internship applications for the Summer 2014 term. Interns will spearhead daily tasks in the Facilities Department, participating in hands-on experiential training in the operation and maintenance of multiple studios over a wide variety of mediums, such as painting, fiber, letterpress, printmaking, glass, woodworking, and metals. Interns will independently organize, clean, and assess each studio, as well as learn the basics of studio maintenance in various mediums. The internship will also include facility cleaning duties.

Time Commitment: Interns are required to commit to the full internship period of 15 weeks (May-August) and to work 15-20 hours per week. A set schedule will be determined by the intern and his/her supervisor.

Please note that a letter of recommendation is appreciated, but not required.

You may view the full description and application instructions here: Studio Assistant Internship

PLEASE NOTE: this internship is ONLY available for the summer term. The deadline to apply for a Summer 2015 Studio Assistant Internship is March 15th, 2015.

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Graphic Design and Photojournalism Internship

The Graphic Design and Photojournalism  internship is designed for a student with exceptional interpersonal skills and a passion for storytelling. The intern will work closely with the Development and Education Departments at VisArts to document events, generate marketing materials, and capture daily life in our building to engage the community in the story of our organization and raise awareness about the value of community arts education. This internship will give the student hands-on experience in the fast-paced marketing goals of a not-for-profit organization, while simultaneously allowing them the opportunity to build a graphic design and photography portfolio.

Time Commitment: Interns are required to commit to the full internship period of 15 weeks and to work at least 8 hours per week. A set schedule will be determined by the intern and his/her supervisor.

You may view the full description and application instructions here: Graphic Design and Photojournalism Internship

This internship position has been filled for Summer 2014. Please consider applying for the Fall 2014 session. The deadline for application submission has been extended to August 8th.

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Arts Administration Internship

The Arts Administration Internship is designed for a student with exceptional interpersonal skills and a passion for community arts education. Interns will gain valuable experience in the not-for-profit sector through participation in the daily operations of our Education Department. This internship will allow the student to gain an understanding of nonprofit management in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment, including opportunities to assist instructors in our studios and our gallery.

Time Commitment: Interns are required to commit to the full internship period of 15 weeks (Fall: September-December Spring: January-April Summer: May-August) and to work at least 8 hours per week. A set schedule will be determined by the intern and his/her supervisor.

You may view the full description and application instructions here: Arts Administration Internship

This internship position has been filled for Summer 2014. Please consider applying for the Fall 2014 session. The deadline for application submission has been extended to August 8th.

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Clay Studio Internship & Field Study

Internships and Field Studies in the Clay Studio are a semester long commitment with an obligation of 8+ hours per week. For students earning college credit for the Internship or Study, the hourly commitment will reflect the academic department’s weekly time requirements.

Interns and Students will work with the Studio Manager to learn the daily operations of an active clay studio within in a vibrant community arts and education center. Assigned tasks will enhance the Interns’ and Students’ proficiency in the studio environment and deepen their understanding of their medium and craft.

Interns and Students will participate in:

  • Preparing glazes
  • Supervised kiln operation
  • Monitoring open studio hours
  • Managing clay inventory
  • Assisting instructors
  • Proper studio and equipment maintenance

You may view the full description and application here: Clay Internship Application

PLEASE NOTE: this internship is ONLY available for the summer term. The deadline to apply for a Summer 2015 Clay Internship is March 15th, 2015.