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The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence (AiR) Program is a seasonal program – this position is full time from April through September and part time from October through March. The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is seeking a personable and enthusiastic individual to manage its AiR program at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. The AiR program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.

-Promote the program during the winter, advertise in colleges, publications, on blogs and other social media.
-Oversee the online application process during the application period.
-Assist in securing jurors for each application category and oversee jury process for each category.
-Coordinate the successful applicants and assign artists to each session. Evaluate fellowship requests and assign full or partial fellowships to participants.
-Interview and hire AiR assistant(s) for each session. Oversee assistants and assign tasks.
-Hire and oversee cleaning crew for the program, coordinate cleaning between sessions.
-Conduct orientation for each session, arrange field trips, help secure and arrange for visiting artists and writers to each session.
-Organize and oversee day to day operations of the AiR program.
-Organize social events for AiR residents such as dinners at homes of Board and committee members, potluck dinners with the AiR residents and artists within the art colony, and field trips for each session throughout the season.
-Organize open studios and writer readings for each session.
-Coordinate with Property Manager to maintain buildings, ensure garbage and recycling are kept under control, and that facilities operate normally.
-Conduct evaluations before and after each session with participating artists.
-Present seasonal reports to the Programs Director and Executive Director.

-Bachelors degree or above.
-Minimum of two years experience in arts management or arts related field, have an interest in and familiarity with contemporary arts and crafts.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, sensitivity toward and ability to collaborate and work with diverse populations.
-Knowledge of Microsoft office, Adobe suite, proficient in writing and typing, knowledge of technology a plus.
-Some local travel involved so car is required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Target Starting Date
The position’s start date is March 1, 2017.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and maximum two page resume to Applicants must provide two references with email and phone contact information.

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Byrdcliffe does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.