Opportunities for Teaching Artists

 

youTHINK at Zimmer Children's Museum

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youTHink seeks Teaching Artist/Facilitators for its Neighborhood Program. Over ten sessions, approximately 15 youth will work with a teaching artist/facilitator to explore the assets and challenges in their community, and through a creative process, work to make positive change in their community. Each program will culminate in the production of artistic work, a community celebration, a community dialogue, or other public engagement with their process.

We are currently seeking Teaching Artist/Facilitators in any of the following disciplines:

·         Culinary Arts

·         Visual Arts (drawing, painting, comics, etc.)

·         Digital Media (Animation, film, photography, etc.)

·         Fashion design

Key responsibilities include:

·        Planning and implementing ten 90-minute sessions with approximately 5-15 middle and high school youth, including culmination session, in line with program goals

·        Participating in planning and professional development meetings

·        Reflecting on all program sessions through post-session forms

Qualifications:

·        Minimum 3 years facilitation/teaching artist experience with middle school and high school aged youth, including non-school settings

·        Understanding of, and experience with, critical pedagogy, the arts, and creative youth development

·        Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to diverse groups of youth from across Los Angeles

·        The ability to collaborate with program staff team to implement high-quality youth programming

·        Proficiency and/or professional experience in one or more art forms

·        Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

·        Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) preferred

Programs will take place after school at a library or other community site 1 day/week for 10 weeks. Opportunity for subsequent programs throughout the school year.

To apply: Send 1) current resume 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, facilitation philosophy, and description of the art form(s) you work in, and 3) a sample 30 min session plan that you could imagine leading in this program to Julia Taylor at julia@youthink.org. Please send all materials by December 20. Please be advised that we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the employment opportunities. Thank you for your understanding.

youTHink is program of the Zimmer Children’s Museum which is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff that reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles, the constituencies, and neighborhoods it serves.

 


 

18th Street Arts Center

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Four internships are now available starting Winter of 2018 at 18th Street Arts Center, Southern California's largest artist residency program. Work directly with artists, plan public events, and help contribute to our public presence in the world while gaining valuable training in working in an arts organization.

1 - Design Intern

2 - Curatorial Programs Intern

3 - Social Media Intern

4 - Events and Marketing Intern

See below for the full descriptions.

 

Design Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We have many exciting design needs – from printed catalogues and brochures to large artist projects, banners, flags, and design for web and social.

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting available.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for designing and executing marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, as well as working with artists on design projects.

  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design on Adobe Suite (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc) and proficiency with WordPress UX

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with portfolio samples to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Design Intern” in the subject line.

Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 18th Street Arts Center is accepting applications for Program interns to work under the supervision of the Artistic Director. This is an unpaid internship (college credit eligible) for the Fall of 2017 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program. Upcoming projects include a series of public off-site artists performances and projects, as well as a community cultural mapping project funded by the Irvine Foundation.

The Curatorial Programs Internship at 18th Street offers:

  • Opportunities to realize independent creative projects including curating exhibitions, writing texts for publication, and organizing events
  • Internship responsibilities tailored to the candidate’s interests and career goals wherever possible
  • Small organizational staff allowing for maximum exposure to the full range of responsibilities and skills required to run a non-profit arts institution
  • Participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities

Learn more about 18th Street here: http://www.18thstreet.org  

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, at jobopenings@18thstreet.org. The internship will be offered for a three month period, with the possibility for extension. Please specify “Curatorial Programs Intern” in the subject line.

Social Media Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing, and communications strategy of the Center. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic intern with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help us spread the word! The intern will gain valuable experience working at an art non-profit, acquiring skills related to creating and sustaining an online audience. This position provides a creative opportunity to understand the relationship between social media and contemporary art.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement.

Track social media coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports.

Perform other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Familiarity and interest in Snapchat – we are looking to start a new organizational account! Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts. Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Passion for provoking public engagement.

* Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus *

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and links to social media profiles (personal and/or for an organization/student club/company…) to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.

Events & Marketing Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We are a small staff, and consistently need enthusiastic arts-lovers to help us support artists and provoke public dialogue!

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and executing free public events, learn how to design and produce small and large public events, including the development and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • Learn how to design and produce events
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Events and Marketing Intern” in the subject line.


 

Turnaround Arts

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Job Description

Turnaround Arts is hiring a Program Assistant. For more information and the application, click here.

 

 

Media Production Assistant @ UCLA

 

Job Description (2017-18)

Working Title Position: Media Production Assistant

Pay:                                                       $14.00/hour

Hours:                                                  10 hrs/week

FALL & WINTER QTRS only

Description

Provide media and outreach support to Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) programs: the Center for Community Learning, the UCLA Cluster Program, Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars, Undergraduate Student Initiated Education (USIE), freestanding minors (e.g., Disability Studies, Civic Engagement, Social Thought, and Food Studies.

The main responsibility will be to create video campaigns with consistent themes. The student will be provided with iPad, GoPro, video cameras and sound equipment.

Responsibilities

Work closely with supervisor to create original video content in line with marketing objectives;

  • Navigate all areas of video pre-production, field production and post-production;
  • Gather, edit, and manage video content for delivery on different social media platforms.
  • Interview staff, faculty, students and community partners, transcribe interviews and log footage;
  • Perform additional duties, as directed. 

Qualifications

·         Proficient with video production equipment (cameras, audio, lighting, etc.);

·         Experience using video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Suite, etc.);

·         Experience in Marketing and Communications (website development, graphic design, photography, copywriting, etc.) a plus;

·         Flexible schedule and ability to work some evening and weekends;

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Excellent organizational skills;

·         Ability to work independently;

·         Work-study preferred but not required

If interested, please contact Rayna Jackson (rjackson@college.ucla.edu).