Employment Opportunities

 

Position Title: Adult Education Director

Position Status: Full Time

The Position:
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Adult Education Director is a vital member of the organization’s education team and reports directly to the President/CEO. The Adult Education Director is a member of the broader education team, working together to fulfill the program mission of the organization of providing arts education to the Richmond community.  The Adult Education Director keeps a desk/office at 1812/1818 West Main St., Richmond, VA 23220.

Job Description:
The Adult Education Director is responsible for overseeing and managing adult education programming at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  Additionally, the Adult Education Director is responsible for working closely with organization staff who coordinate related programs including outreach programming for adults.  The primary obligation of the Adult Education Director is to take care of and manage adult education faculty members including the coordination of curriculum and classes.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Maintain and foster communication with adult faculty, serving and the primary contact to the organization for those teaching adult level classes.
- Recruit, hire, and discontinue contracts of adult faculty members as needed.
- Manage the strategic direction of the education department as it relates to adult education classes and teachers, in accordance with strategic planning efforts and goals of the organization.
- Maintain faculty personnel files of adult faculty members.
- Implement and coordinate class surveys and application of those results to any teacher evaluation and performance improvement plans.
- Insure the equitable and ethical handling of pay levels for teachers.
- Coordinate and manage professional development opportunities for adult faculty.
- Work with other education staff members to manage full faculty meetings and professional development opportunities.
- Develop and maintain adult education curriculum, with faculty cooperation and assistance.
- Monitor and manage an applicable curriculum changes for adult education programming.
- Assist with and determine course scheduling for VisArts adult programming.
- Work closely with the Assistant Director of Education for all class scheduling and communication with adult faculty.
- Participate in generating grant narrative and numerical information for the Director of Grants as needed.
- Represent the Visual Arts Center of Richmond as appropriate and as assigned by the CEO, in the areas of arts education and the arts community.
- Manage and meet or exceed expected budget requirement for adult tuition revenue, and expenses associated with adult programming expenses.
- Contribute to the building of each annual budget during the budget cycle.
- Contribute to the Education Committee report monthly, and in a timely manner.
- Assist education staff coordinator with First Friday class and learning activities.
- Contribute to and support Creativity@Work programming.
- Oversee management and improvement of studio spaces and supplies in cooperation with the facilities staff members.
- In cooperation with the Events Coordinator, manage Open Houses (December and March) in accordance with the organization’s calendar.
- Attend studio meetings such as the clay guild.
- Oversee and manage the artist studio residency program and residents.
- Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to resumes@visarts.org.  This position is open until September 5, 2014 or until 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.