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06 / 03 / 14 / Assistant Sculpture Foundry Technician: Alfred University




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The School of Art and Design at Alfred University in upstate New York is seeking a part-time, temporary Assistant Technician for their Sculpture Foundry. The studio technician will assist with all aspects of operating the Foundry areas such as ordering and managing materials; maintaining, repairing and ordering tools and equipment and assisting with the storage and disposal of hazardous materials following procedures of the office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Additional responsibilities include working with students in explaining and overseeing mold making, ceramic shell casting, metal casting and the safe use of power tools. The job will require dirty work and heavy lifting of materials and equipment. Individual must be responsible, organized, and have extensive working knowledge of various foundry materials, processes and equipment necessary to carry out the excellent educational expectations demanded by the Faculty and Alfred University.

Please send Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Coral Penelope Lambert

Head of Sculpture Dimensional Studies
Director of the National Casting Centre Foundry

School of Art & Design
NYSCC @ Alfred University
2 Pine Street,
Alfred NY 14802, USA.










02 / 07 / 14 / Web Designer: Insource Services




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Insource Services is a professional services consulting firm headquartered in Wellesley, MA that offers Financial, HR, and IT services to small and mid-sized companies and non-profit organizations. They are currently seeking a designer to collaborate with the internal team to develop a new website and provide industry best practice knowledge to this project.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional web design experience
  • Expertise in either Drupal or Wordpress
  • Information Architecture experience preferred
  • Ability to attend meetings in our Wellesley office once a month

If interested: Please tell us why this project interests you, why you think you would be the best candidate and what you have done in the past that you believe qualifies you for this work. In addition, please send us a resume, your hourly rate, work samples and references. Clarifying questions are welcome. Please send your information to: ethosproject@insourceservices.com.










01 / 27 / 14 / Graphic Design Administrative Assistant: Safdie Architects




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Safdie Architects has an immediate, full-time, opening for a graphic designer who will also provide administrative support to key personnel. Qualified candidates will possess intermediate skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, with emphasis on Photoshop, as well as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Previous work experience in an architectural environment is preferred but not required. Applicant must be self-motivated and possess the ability to prioritize a variety of on-going objectives in an efficient manner. Excellent organization and communication skills are required. Confidentiality is essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Proof of authorization to work within the United States will be required. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and graphic design work samples in PDF format to Jobs4747@gmail.com. No telephone calls please.










01 / 24 / 14 / Gallery Assistant: Vessels Gallery (part-time)




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Vessels Gallery is looking for a part-time Gallery Assistant. Located in Boston’s South End, Vessels specializes in ceramic art and represents studio ceramicists from the United States, Europe and Asia. Responsibilities range from gallery-sitting to inventory management to installation. It is important that the candidate be responsible and organized. Proficient computer skills are required. Previous gallery experience is preferential, though not required. This position is about 12 hours a week.

If interested, email Roberta Tunnard at rbt@vesselsgallery.com with a resume and cover letter. 










01 / 02 / 14 / Visual Arts Manager: Boston Center for the Arts




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The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to support and manage the daily operations of the four Visual Arts Programs under the supervision and direction of the Associate Director of Visual Arts. This is a position for someone who is excellent with details, comfortable with multi-tasking and who enjoys dealing with artists. The Visual Arts Manager will work with guest curators, juries, BCA staff, press, the general public, and will be responsible for the smooth running of Visual Arts Programs, including:  Mills Gallery Exhibitions, Artists Studios Building Program, Artist Residencies, and Public Art Residency.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree at minimum, with a background in visual arts
  • One-two years experience in a gallery, museum or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are critical, as much of the job involves working with artists, curators, and the public. The ability to manage others, multi-task and prioritize tasks is important.
  • Knowledge of installation best practices, exhibition lighting, and setup of A/V technology
  • Ability and comfort in transporting artwork across the Northeast; drivers license required
  • Experience with logistical and technical problem solving of accepted artist proposals.
  • Strong working knowledge of Apple computers, Microsoft Office programs and database management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environment

For details and to apply, click here.










11 / 13 / 13




On Friday, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem opens their new exhibition by French installation artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Within a gallery-turned aviary, the artist introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to live among Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars, treating the instruments as perches and creating abstract soundscapes.
The museum is looking for part-time Gallery Interpreters to provide a wide range of services related to the use, access, and care of the museum’s temporary exhibition, From Here to Ear. This exhibition features live finches interacting with musical instruments in an enclosed space through which guests will tour. Under the direction of the Art & Nature Center Programs Coordinator, the successful candidates will maintain the gallery, tuning electric guitars and caring for the live birds. The exhibition runs from January –April 2014.  
QualificationsThe Gallery Interpreter must be comfortable conversing with the general public and working in close proximity to animals. A strong candidate will have a friendly, personable manner, an interest in birds, music, and/or contemporary art, and a passion for working with people. Prior experience in education, customer service, and/or animal husbandry is preferred. Standing and some moderate lifting are required. Morning (8:30-12) and afternoon (2-5:30) shifts available, Tuesday through Sunday. Must be able to work one weekend shift. 
To ApplyQualified candidates should email their cover letter, and resume to jobs@pem.org or by mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 





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On Friday, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem opens their new exhibition by French installation artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Within a gallery-turned aviary, the artist introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to live among Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars, treating the instruments as perches and creating abstract soundscapes.

The museum is looking for part-time Gallery Interpreters to provide a wide range of services related to the use, access, and care of the museum’s temporary exhibition, From Here to Ear. This exhibition features live finches interacting with musical instruments in an enclosed space through which guests will tour. Under the direction of the Art & Nature Center Programs Coordinator, the successful candidates will maintain the gallery, tuning electric guitars and caring for the live birds. The exhibition runs from January –April 2014.  

Qualifications
The Gallery Interpreter must be comfortable conversing with the general public and working in close proximity to animals. A strong candidate will have a friendly, personable manner, an interest in birds, music, and/or contemporary art, and a passion for working with people. Prior experience in education, customer service, and/or animal husbandry is preferred. Standing and some moderate lifting are required. Morning (8:30-12) and afternoon (2-5:30) shifts available, Tuesday through Sunday. Must be able to work one weekend shift. 

To Apply
Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, and resume to jobs@pem.org or by mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 







10 / 03 / 13 / Painting Studio Manager: Massachusetts College of Art + Design




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The Massachusetts College of Art + Design is seeking a part-time Studio Manager in the Painting area.

Duties

  • Manage and maintain painting studios and associated work spaces within the 2D Fine Arts Department located in the Kennedy Building. Working with the college’s Environmental Health and Safety Officer and faculty to insure health and safety for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • Instruct and enforce college policy on how and what materials can be used, stored, and disposed of in a safe, acceptable manner. Insure that studios are in proper working condition and outfitted with appropriate equipment and materials.
  • Inform students, staff and faculty in the safe and proper use of hazardous equipment and materials in the Painting Area studios, and document trainings.
  • Actively work as a representative of Academic Affairs to assist the faculty of the 2D Fine Arts Department with integrating the needs of studio curriculum with program facilities, budgets and schedules. Maintain budgets for and record all expenditures for materials and supplies.
  • Supporting of the Fine Arts 2D Painting Area requires working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (18.75hrs/week). 

Qualifications

  • BFA degree and experience in painting
  • Knowledge of studio safety procedures
  • A positive attitude towards assisting others and the ability to share expertise and information with a diverse student and faculty body
  • Willingness to learn changes in technology, including processes and methods, record keeping and correspondence
  • Organizational and managerial skills necessary to work as part of a team with the associate vice president and department chair to integrate departmental curriculum with facility use
  • Must be able to lift, bend, stretch, reach, climb on a step stool and carry up to 50 lbs. in the context of regular studio operations
  • Must be able to work in an environment and conditions commonly found and used in a painting studio

To apply, visit the Careers page on the MassArt website.










07 / 25 / 13 / Graphic Designer: J-PAL at MIT




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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a center at MIT with affiliated professors from over 30 universities worldwide who conduct randomized evaluations of social policies aimed at poverty reduction. J-PAL’s three core activities are research, training, and policy outreach. At J-PAL’s Global Office at MIT, the Junior Graphic Designer will work under the Digital and Print Communications Associate in the Policy Group to provide organization-wide (worldwide) design work and brand management. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Design in-house materials for fundraising, informational graphics special events, office stationary, brochures, reports, and other collateral
  • Web design for new sections or enhancements to current website, other web-based graphics (social media, etc.), and E-newsletter templates
  • Comprehensive print branding, including monthly policy publications, region or donor specific informational booklets, posters, banners, and event signage
  • Overall, being an effective brand steward and ensuring the J-PAL brand is upheld worldwide

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design
  • 1-5 years experience is a plus, position also open to recent graduates
  • Proficiency with standard design software including Adobe Creative Suite with the ability to work cross-platform
  • A solid knowledge of the graphic design process including design and typography,production procedures, printing and photography, file mechanical building and digitalfile preparation
  • Proven experience with website design / digital production
  • Knowledge of back-end coding is a plus (HTML, CSS)
  • Experience with Sharepoint, Flickr, and YouTube a plus
  • Knowledge of MS Office and specific experience in PowerPoint is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, time management, and self-management a plus.

Compensation and Benefits
As an employee of MIT, this position offers competitive compensation and generous benefits. See http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits for more information.

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF file and please title your file and email subject line ‘Graphic Designer: [Your Name]’. Please include in your cover letter specific information on why you are interested in this position and why you meet the position’s qualifications, along with a link to your online portfolio. Send these materials to Leah at lhorgan@mit.edu. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 5th.










02 / 04 / 13 / Tufts University Art Gallery: Exhibitions Coordinator




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Source / artgallery.tufts.edu

The Tufts University Art Gallery is dedicated to conceiving and presenting art exhibitions and educational programs that support the academic and civic ideals of Tufts University. The Gallery fosters cultural exchange by creating a forum for art produced by emerging and mid-career artists, by featuring new work of established artists, and by exposing fresh interpretations and scholarship on art. The Gallery’s major constituencies include: current students, faculty and staff on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and other Tufts Schools; the greater university community of alumni, parents, donors, friends, and neighbors; the regional and New England arts community; and arts professionals.

The Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator independently performs project management functions to support the exhibitions program at the Tufts University Art Gallery and is supervised by the Director of Galleries and Collections. The Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator serves as project manager for 15 exhibitions per year: 6 curated exhibitions in the Tisch and Koppelman Galleries and Remis Sculpture Court; 7 in the Slater Concourse Gallery (Tufts’ Community Gallery); one Museum Studies Program exhibition; and one outdoor public art project. In addition, this Coordinator recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and mentors approximately 12 to 15 Gallery Ambassadors (part-time student employees providing visitor services to the Gallery’s audience and live security for works of art on loan). Other responsibilities include:

  • coordinating two Call for Proposals annually for the Slater Concourse and liaising with selected departments and student groups who submit proposals;
  • liaising with the Staff Assistant to add project deadlines to master office calendar and to make travel arrangements for visiting artists, curators, guest speakers, and art couriers (15 to 20 per year);
  • managing 15 Gallery Student Advocacy Council members and facilitating 2 to 3 special events it organizes annually;
  • publicity (including drafting press releases, proofreading, managing Gallery’s Facebook page and contributing to Arts & Sciences Arts Twitter feed, Constant Contact e-newsletters, etc.).

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a non-profit arts organization or academic department in an administrative capacity
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Proficient in Macintosh Office Suite; working knowledge of Adobe; basic knowledge of Windows/PC
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

MA degree preferred. Graduate or certificate coursework in non-profit arts administration or management very desirable. Prior supervisory experience of students preferred. Access to a vehicle is helpful.

To apply, click here.










01 / 30 / 13 / Massachusetts College of Art + Design: Visiting Artist - Fine Arts 2D




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Source / massart.edu

The Fine Arts 2D Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks candidates for a two year full-time faculty position beginning in September, 2013. The department consists of 200 undergraduate and graduate students and 10 full-time faculty. This position is to teach an undergraduate painting major studio and an elective each semester, and to advise students. A small private studio within the painting department is provided. The assistant or associate professor is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan. POSITION: Full-time two year appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor starting in September 2013 We will conduct informational interviews at the CAA Conference. Please electronically submit (on MassArt’s employment website): * Curriculum Vitae/Resume * Letter of Interest Also submit (at https://dropbox.yousendit.com/MassArt) 2 PDF files that include: *15 digital images of your work. File name must be “Your Last Name_Your First Name_My Images” *List of all images that were included in the above files. File name must be “Your Last Name,_Your First Name_Image List” The PDF files should be electronically submitted by visiting https://dropbox.yousendit.com/MassArt. The subject line should be “FA 2D Painting Search”. Please label the files as described above. Within the body of the message, please include your name. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. No video clips or audio files will be viewed. Review of completed applications will begin on January 22, 2013 Position is open until filled. 

Qualifications:

  • College-level teaching beyond Teaching Assistantships
  • MFA or equivalent
  • Exhibition record 
  • 1-3 years college level teaching beyond Teaching Assistantships 

to apply click here.







01 / 29 / 13





2013 Summer Admissions Representative: Boston University





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For current BU students looking for a summer job, follow the link above to learn about becoming a Student Admissions Representative for the University.







01 / 23 / 13 / EcoLogic Development Fund: Website Design Internship




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EcoLogic collaborates with rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico. We work with local communities to identify, evaluate, and prioritize their conservation and natural resource needs, and then help them obtain what they need—skills, financing, materials, access to decision makers and experts, hands-on experience, and other forms of support—to restore and conserve the natural environment where they live and on which they rely for basic necessities and well-being.

The website visual design intern will create designs and other materials for the EcoLogic website. The position requires independent creative thought and the ability to work with a team and take direction to develop and help implement a website that complements EcoLogic’s mission and work.

This is an unpaid, rotating position and applicants are welcome at any time.

EcoLogic has experience with local universities in the provision of credit for the successful completion of internships.

Scope of Work:

  • Design mockups of important pages of the website.
  • Create a website style guide documenting the color palette values, fonts used, and column widths globally and in specific areas (e.g., homepage, article page, navigation page), and interaction elements (e.g., menus, buttons, icons) of the site. The visual aspects of website features (e.g., teasers, pagination, subcategory navigation) should also be documented by including other specifics like widths, word counts, wrapping logic, etc. This will serve as a map or key for others who will be editing the site once it has been created.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to see the design implemented. 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of website design development practices and content management systems, especially WordPress.
  • Background in art/graphic design, and/or web development.
  • Some work or volunteer experience.
  • Proficiency with Windows OS, MS Office, and Google Docs.
  • Experience in environmental conservation and/or international relations a plus.
  • A critical thinker with the ability to follow direction and work independently and on a team.
  • Desire to learn and grow. 

Send resume and a cover letter that includes current contact information to lpowell@ecologic.org, or for more information visit the EcoLogic website.










01 / 16 / 13 / The Imaginary App: Call for Artists




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Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko, editors of The Imaginary App, an anthology of art and scholarship on app-computing, invite artists and designers to submit entries for a traveling art exhibition and publication of selected works in our anthology.

The exhibition will feature original icons of nonexistent apps with their concepts.

Apps are placed at the tips of our fingers on mobile screens. They offer themselves as channels that navigate us through uncanny media networks and rhizomes. They are shortcuts that guarantee direct and immediate access to what we need beyond the screen. We live in the hope that ubiquitous computing will help us maintain our public and private lives – relationships, work, and leisure – and apps promise to make computation even more seamless and the media environment even more subliminal. If anything, apps reveal how much we depend on this promise when we imagine our being with each other as being with technology. The goal of this project is to challenge the limits of technological assistance endorsed by the slogan: “There’s an app for that.” What are the most desirable, terrifying, or ridiculous apps that haven’t been and, possibly, will never be released? Formulate a concept of an app. Translate it in the language of design.

VENUES:

The exhibition in conjunction with Harvard University’s metaLAB (www.metalab.harvard.edu) will be presented in several venues over the course of 2013 and 2014.

Other venues include:

Currently The Imaginary App is in negotiations with several other galleries, media centers, and festivals in Detroit, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen as well as several venues in Asia.

SUBMIT:

    1. app icon (4×4 inches, TIF, 300 dpi)
    2. app concept (600 characters max.)
    3. bio (100 words max.) + website, twitter (optional)

The works will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Concept: originality and critical potential
  • Design: clarity and aesthetics of presentation

Send your work to theimaginaryapp@gmail.com by April 1, 2013.

For more information and updates see: djspooky.com/imaginaryapp/call/










01 / 16 / 13 / Mammoth Media: Internship Opportunity




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Join the team at Mammoth and start your career with a company that is at the center of advertising innovation! Use your talents and skills to produce best in class advertising and marketing solutions for clients.

Mammoth Media inc. is a grand format printing company. Mammoth manufactures end-to-end digital printing, design, and installation on any project: large or small. They are a forward thinking, technology rich large format company with a focus on retail point of sale and environmental graphics.

The Design Intern is responsible for supporting the creative team through innovative, flawless design to ensure the delivery of superior creative solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Generate innovative client solutions
  • Define the vision of projects and effectively communicate that vision to colleagues and clients through skillful design
  • Be an Audience Advocate by understanding the clients’ business, staying tuned in to business issues and keeping abreast of cultural events and trends that affect your audiences

Requirements:

  • Creative and artistic presentation skills; the ability to think visually and collaborate with other creative team members
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator and Web.
  • Knowledge of brand positioning and industry trends

If interested, please contact:
Mammoth Media Inc.
Design Dept.
80 sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
P: 781.803.6434










01 / 09 / 13 / Gallery Benoit: Gallery Internship




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Gallery Benoit is seeking an Intern who will be an integral part of the gallery team.

Duties include: assisting gallery manager with exhibitions and fundraising activities, database management, and other special projects.

This candidate must be professional, details oriented, computer savvy with excellent writing skills. A background in art history or studio arts is required.

Candidates must be able to commit 7-10 hours/week. Some nights are required during art openings or special events.

All inquiries to suzann@gallerybenoit.com

Gallery Benoit
4 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116











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