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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE MANAGER

Position
The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting from four weeks up to five months, residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.

We are seeking an Artist in Residence Manager to oversee the operation of our Residency program. This position is full time from April through September and part time October through March.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to
-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 Director of Programs and Exhibitions in securing jurors for each 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
-Ensure all artists have completed artist agreement before arrival
-Interview and propose AiR program assistants for each session. Oversee assistants and assign tasks
-Oversee cleaning crew for the program, coordinate cleaning between sessions
-Organize and oversee day to day operations of the program, including but not limited to conducting orientation for each session, arranging field trips, helping secure and arrange for visiting artists and writers to each session, organizing local trips to the supermarket and for arts supplies
-Organize social events for AiR residents such as dinners at homes of Board and committee members, pot luck dinners with the AiR residents and artists within the colony
-Create synergy and interaction between month long residents, seasonal residents, and year-round residents
-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 monthly reports to the Director of Programs and Exhibitions and Executive Director. The work of the AiR Manager is further supported by the organization’s Programs Committee.

Requirements
-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/or 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.

To apply
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@woodstockguild.org. No phone calls please.

PART-TIME GALLERY PREPARATOR

Position
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is seeking a Gallery Preparator to install exhibitions on a part-time basis (approx. 2-3 days/month). This is an opportunity to join a dynamic growing organization and become an integral part of the team as Byrdcliffe continues to expand. Candidates must be skilled with hanging and installing works of art, managing digital technologies such as video and other multimedia work, wall patching and painting, and art handling and packing. Candidates should be detail-oriented and self-motivated. Candidates will have the opportunity to respond creatively to challenges, problem-solve, and work independently or within a group.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to
-De-installing and packing artworks safely for shipment
-Spackling, sanding, and painting walls in preparation for the next exhibition
-Hanging new shows, including wall-mounted paintings and works on paper, ceramics and sculpture on pedestals, shelves, and/or on floor, video, and other types of installation
-Mounting wall text and labels
-Adjusting lighting for each exhibition
-Occasional art transport locally and/or to New York City
-Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
-1 year similar experience in a museum or gallery
-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-Ability to climb ladders of 8 feet or higher
-Driver’s license and own transportation.

To apply
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to derin@woodstockguild.org. No phone calls please.

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.