Part-Time Artist in Residence, Exhibitions
Responsible for exhibition spaces including installing and closing of exhibits. Corresponds with artists and coordinates on all aspects of the exhibition process including: shipment, reports, physical arrangement, lighting, gallery repairs, scheduling of photo shoots, press releases and grant proposals. The AIR will work 20 hours per week in exhibitions. Assist the gallery manager in ordering and maintaining supplies. Assist the sales gallery with sales throughout the year especially during Celebration and the Holiday Festival, which are the Craft Center’s annual events. The AIR may have the opportunity to teach workshops and academic classes in their specific medium or foundations and conduct outreach demonstrations. The AIR must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit. In consultation with the Director, expectations of the AIR’s studio work will be reviewed after arrival.
BFA degree. Selection will consider the candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, exhibition or curatorial experience, and potential for instructional support.
MFA or equivalent professional experience.
20 hours per week. One year appointment, October 10, 2019-October 9, 2020. The resident may be invited back for one additional year at the request of the Craft Center for a possible total of two years as an AIR.
Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. Single occupancy bedroom with private bath (whether married or single, cooking and lounge facilities are shared with other residents), individual studio space and 24 hour studio access are provided. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit. Benefits include the accumulation of annual and sick leave on a prorated basis equal to the percentage of employment, and thirteen (13) pro-rated University holidays. Other benefits include pro-rated retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Also, opportunities for additional employment through workshop and outreach programs may be available.
All applicants are required to electronically upload a resume and provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted by committee members. Official transcripts required upon hire. Applicants are also required to submit digital images in JPEG format either by mailed CD to Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166, Attention: Artist in Residence Application -Exhibitions, or by wetransfer.com, to email@example.com, Attention: Artist in Residence Application – Exhibitions.
Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
Review of applicants is in progress now; open until filled.
Questions may be directed to: Director Debra Ruzinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 931-372-6875.
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