Exhibitions Coordinator (part-time, 24 hours / week)
Saratoga Arts’ Exhibitions Coordinator is an integral part of the Saratoga Arts team and helps manage over 24 on-site exhibitions and 50+ off-site exhibitions per year, assists in the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for artists and works closely with the Saratoga Arts team to develop new, engaging programs for our constituents.
The ideal candidate will have:
1. Knowledge and experience in the coordination, preparation and installation of art exhibitions and in developing and implementing community engagement and communication strategies for promoting Saratoga Arts’ exhibitions and related activities
2. Knowledge and familiarity with the region’s exhibition / art scene
3. Solid administrative skills that include an ability to establish and stick with long-term planning calendars and maintain organized records for a multifaceted program
4. Strong written and spoken communication skills to accomplish program outreach and publicity goals and maintain positive relationships with artists
5. Strong computer skills and a familiarity with Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) iWorks programs (Numbers, Keynote and Pages) and InDesign. Familiarity with Drupal (or other website content management system) and database systems a plus
Summer Camp Faculty
Saratoga Arts is seeking qualified, enthusiastic teachers to join our summer camp faculty! 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 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 26 - September 2, 2016. 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 Kate Morse, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Assistants
Saratoga Arts is seeking FOUR Summer Camp Assistants for our annual summer arts camps 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.
Please send resume including three personal / professional references to Kate Morse, Director of Education, at email@example.com. When applying, please specify which position you are interested in.
CAMP CREATIVITY: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 8-14 and available M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm June 27 - September 2, 2016.
IMAGINATION RULES: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 5-7 and available M-F, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm June 27 - September 2, 2016.
TEEN ARTS: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 12-15 and be available M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 15 - August 26, 2016.
PAGE TURNERS CAMP: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 8 -12 and be available M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 15 - August 26, 2016.
Saratoga Arts is currently accepting proposals for our 2016 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 Kate Morse, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.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 Kate at 518-584-4132 ext 201.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com.
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!
Art in the Park:
Art in the Park is Saratoga Arts' annual fine arts show and sale, held on Saturday, July 12th from 7 am - 6 pm and September 13 from 7 am - 5 pm. The event, which is attended by hundreds of people, showcases work by fine artists in a variety of media. Volunteer to help artists set up or tear down booths and displays or help at the kids' arts and crafts table and enjoy this day of fresh air, fun, and art. Interested in signing up and helping out? E-mail Kate and get your name on the list!
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.
Would you like to be added to our mailing list? Give us a call at 518-584-4132.
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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