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Saratoga Arts Opportunities

 
 
Job Opportunities:
 

Fine Art Models
Saratoga Arts is currently seeking fine-art models for our figure drawing and portrait drawing classes and workshops.  No experience is necessary.  Applicants must be responsible and have a passion for the arts.  Interested candidates should complete the studio model application either in-person at The Arts Center, or online by clicking HERE.  Hours vary and are flexible.  Pay rate is $15 per hour. 

 

Seasonal Faculty
Saratoga Arts is currently accepting proposals for our 2014 class season.  Applicants must have a passion for the arts and proven experience working with students at a variety of learning levels.  Interested parties can pick up an information packet at The Arts Center, can request a packet by e-mailing Tanya Tobias, Associate Director - ttobias@saratoga-arts.org, or can download a faculty packet.  Applicants will be asked to submit a class proposal, resume, personal/professional references, and images of their work.  Artists interested in teaching at The Arts Center may also schedule an appointment by contacting Tanya at 518-584-4132 ext 202.

 

Summer Camp Assistants
Saratoga Arts is seeking TWO Summer Camp Assistants for our annual summer arts camp for children ages 5-15.  Camp Assistants must be available for the full length of the program as required by the position (see below) and have experience working with children.  The primary responsibility of a summer camp assistant is to ensure the health and safety of each summer camp participant.  Other responsibilities include: assisting visual and performing arts teachers with classroom preparation, helping students learn and execute arts-based lessons, monitoring lunch and snack periods, and organizing classrooms for daily lessons.  Summer Camp Assistants must be mature, responsible and act as a positive role model for the children participating in camp. Preferred qualifications: a two-year degree in early childhood education or childhood development and/or 3 years experience working with children at a variety of learning levels, preferably in a summer camp setting.  

Vacant Positions:
 

1. Imagination Rules Camp Assistant (Part-Time, 9 weeks)
    Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm, Monday - Friday
    Dates: June 30 - August 29, 2014
    Works with children ages 5-7

2. Teen Arts Camp Assistant (Full-Time, 3 weeks)
     Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
     Dates: August 11 - August 29, 2014
     Works with children ages 12-15

Please send resume including three personal / professional references to Tanya Tobias, Associate Director - ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.  When applying, please specify which position you are interested in.
 

Summer Camp Faculty
Saratoga Arts is also seeking applicants to fill several summer camp faculty positions. Summer camp faculty must be certified to teach in NYS (or currently be active on the BOCES substitute teacher registry), have a passion for the arts and proven experience working with children between the ages of 5-14. Summer camp faculty will be required to develop and implement, age-appropriate, arts-based, lessons (based on the week’s theme) and work with Saratoga Arts staff and summer camp assistants to ensure the safety and well-being of our summer camp participants. All applicants must be mature, able to work independently, be proactive in lesson and supply planning, and act as a positive role model for children participating in our summer camp.  Saratoga Arts’ offers three, visual-arts programs that run from June 30 - August 29.  Hours for our summer camp faculty vary, the schedule is flexible and based on a teacher’s availability.  Please send resume including three personal / professional references to Tanya Tobias, Associate Director - ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.  
 

Theater Camp Manager | Co-Teacher
Saratoga Arts is seeking a Theater Camp Manager for our Arts Center Children’s Theater program.  Established in 2011, The Arts Center Children’s Theater program runs for 7 weeks during the summer and during February and April School Breaks.  The mission of the program is to provide an opportunity for children (ages 5-15) to learn about theater in a fun and supportive environment.  Saratoga Arts’ Theater Camp Manager must have a four-year degree in theater and/or theater management, a minimum of three years teaching and production experience, and have experience in all aspects of the production of short plays (researching age-appropriate productions for children, character assignment and development, costuming, set design, stage direction, etc...).  Applicants must be available for the 2014 schedule as listed below.  There is the possibility for additional hours with this position.

The 2014 schedule for this position is as follows: 
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
July 7 - August 22.  

Please send resume including three personal / professional references to Tanya Tobias, Associate Director - ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.   

 

Internships:

Fund Development Intern (12-15 hours/ week)
Saratoga Arts offers student interns practical experience working within fund development for a non-profit arts organization. Fund development interns will work closely with the Development Associate assisting with and/or being responsible for:

1. Assisting with fundraising events and direct mail campaigns/ mailings.

2. Assisting with data management by maintaining database records, mailing lists, updating donor giving history and preparing reports.

3. Composing correspondence, assisting with direct mail material and updating web content.

4. General administrative responsibilities as needed.

Interns will also conduct research on relevant fund development opportunities.  Student interns must be reliable, motivated and able to work independently.  Fund Development Interns must be highly organized, detail oriented and have strong writing and communication skills.  Must have experience working with Microsoft Excel.  Experience in data management and mail merge is encouraged.  For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Dubben, Development Associate at edubben@saratoga-arts.org

 
Education / Programming Intern

Saratoga Arts offers student interns practical experience as well as an opportunity to gain general knowledge and a broad understanding of the day-to-day operations in a busy not-for-profit arts center. Education/Programming Interns will work closely with the Associate Director and assist in and/or be responsible for:

1. The creation of exhibition specific gallery guides
2. Developing new media and organizational contacts
3. Organizing and maintaining class/workshop schedules
4. The evaluation of current Saratoga Arts class and workshop offerings
5. Maintaining and updating appropriate pages on Saratoga Arts' website
6. Updating and editing database listings
7. Organizing and recording class registrations
8. General administrative duties as assigned by Saratoga Arts staff.

Interns will also conduct research on relevant program and professional development ideas.  Student interns must be be reliable, motivated and able to work independently. For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Tanya Tobias, Associate Director, at: ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.
 
 
Exhibition and Gallery Management Intern

This internship offers students the opportunity to receive practical training in gallery and artist management, curatorial practices and exhibit installations, as well as art administration.  Interns will have the opportunity to work on design, marketing and research based projects that meet the needs of both the individual and Saratoga Arts.  This internship will provide an environment where interns can expand upon their knowledge and skills in gallery management and arts administration.   Exhibition interns will work closely with the Director of Exhibitions.

Student interns must be reliable, motivated and able to work independently. For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions at edubben@saratoga-arts.org.

 

 
Volunteer:

Do you love the arts? Volunteer for Saratoga Arts!

Saratoga Arts relies on nearly one-hundred dedicated volunteers to operate. Without volunteers, Saratoga Arts would not function! By getting involved, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the inner-workings of a dynamic arts center that has grown tremendously since its inception in 1986. As a volunteer, you will also have an opportunity to do the things you love in a beautiful, arts-based, friendly environment where each individual’s skills and talents are maximized and appreciated.

There are many benefits to volunteering for Saratoga Arts. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to connect and network with working artists, arts professionals, the Saratoga Springs art community, and meet dozens of volunteers with similar hobbies and interests. Volunteers learn and develop new skills, can attend special Arts Center events FREE, have fun while helping an organization that offers over a dozen ongoing programs for youth, adults and seniors in Saratoga and the surrounding area, and our volunteers are the most up-to-date on community arts and Arts Center activities and programs.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Saratoga Arts please call 518-584-4132!

First Night Saratoga:

First Night is a New Year's celebration of the arts and community. Each year, thousands of revelers come to Saratoga Springs to experience a wide-ranging variety of arts and music. But First Night would not be possible without the help of all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. We are again seeking volunteers this year to serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6 PM and 11:40 PM.  

Write kmorse@saratoga-arts.org to find out how you can join in on our amazing team of volunteers!

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Interested in volunteering for Saratoga Arts? Volunteers help with mailings, special events, First Night, Art in the Park, and in The Arts Center Gallery.

You can download a Volunteer Application Form here - just fill it out and mail it to:

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or call 518-584-4132.

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