We’re Hiring: Studio Art Coordinator
Position: Studio Art Coordinator
Schedule: Full-time: 40 hours/week; non-exempt; Tuesday through Saturday work schedule
Supervisor: Studio Art Director
Under the supervision of the Studio Art Director, the Studio Art Coordinator assists in the administration of quarterly classes and workshops in six studios; runs the on-site youth art tours program; orders and maintain art supplies, and assists with developing activities for family day events. This position will also work with the Studio Art Director and Ceramics Studio Manager in gathering feedback from the Teaching artists, students and volunteers to maintain a harmonious and collaborative workplace culture.
Studio Teaching Artists and Students:
- Work with Studio Art Director in onboarding of new Teaching Artists, developing and collecting Teaching Artists’ contracts, and providing them with enrollment rosters and studio updates.
- Assist in soliciting information from Teaching Artists such as class materials list, lesson plans, photos and updated bios.
- Assist with the planning and scheduling of quarterly studio classes, workshops, etc.
- Assist in distributing and gathering class/teaching artist evaluations.
- As needed, assist Operations Director in tracking and awarding scholarships for youth and adult recipients.
- Assist with addressing Teaching Artist’s needs for providing a safe, welcoming, and informative environment.
- Work with Studio Art Director and Ceramics Studio Manager in planning and implementing seasonal Family Day events including the annual Holiday Arts Festival.
- Collaborate with the Art in the Community, Exhibition and Communications staff in developing activities for on-site public programs and off-site community events .
- Manage Youth Art Tour program. Work with teaching artists in creating lesson guide and activity for on-site youth art tours.
Administrative Support for Studio Program:
- Provide timely reports and updates on class enrollment and cancellation of classes.
- When necessary, support class registration.
- Order and maintain art supplies; assist in the organization of studios.
- Work with the Studio Art Director, Ceramics Studio Manager and Operation Manager in assessing studio’s facility, equipment needs and setup needs for classes/workshops.
- Maintain public studio calendar listings for scheduled classes, tours, rentals, etc.
- Other duties as assigned by the Studio Art Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in the arts or related field preferred
- Experience in teaching studio art and/or coordinating art programs for youth and/or adults.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Ability to exercise diplomacy and patience with stakeholders
- Familiarity with registration database systems.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple tasks in a busy environment.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and independently motivated.
- Attention to detail and ability to organize data, schedules, tasks and projects.
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Google Suite.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Must be able to lift 25lbs.
- The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
About the Richmond Art Center:
A non-profit organization, the Richmond Art Center has provided 82 years of excellence in arts education and exhibitions for the East Bay region. The Art Center’s mission is to be a dynamic arts organization that empowers and transforms individuals and the community through creative exploration, experience and education. The largest Art Center in the East Bay, the 1951 vintage modern facility is part of Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza and receives partial funding from the City of Richmond. The Art Center offers one of the most extensive schedules of exhibitions and art instruction programs in the East Bay, presenting 13 to 16 exhibitions in four galleries, and providing 50-60 art classes and workshops in six studios four times a year to 400-450 students each quarter, ages 5 and up of all skill levels. In addition, the Art in the Community program offers after school art experiences to schools and various community centers, engaging nearly 1700 underserved student age children. The Art Center has over 600 members, 100 volunteers, 12 full-time and four part-time staff. The Center has an operating budget of just over $1.5 million.
To apply, please submit the following materials via email:
Resume and a cover letter introducing yourself, stating how your work experience qualifies you for this position, how this opportunity supports your career goals. Also include the names and contact information for three professional references. Open until filled.
Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation & Benefits: $18-$20 per hour
DOE, includes vacation, sick, and holidays and contribution to health plan
The Richmond Art Center is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and respects differences.