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Position Title: Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Reports to: Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Type: Fulltime, year-round position – 60 hours or more per week (including weekends) from mid-May – September. 40 hours per week from October – mid-May.
Start Date: March 12, 2018
The Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking supports the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking in two primary areas: the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the Painting and Printmaking facility and administrative duties essential to the department’s programming. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and maintaining day-to-day operation of paint/print facilities; has direct responsibility for maintaining supplies, general upkeep and maintenance of the paint/print facilities; technical and educational assistance to residents, visiting artists, and summer faculty and students. The Studio Coordinator supports the Artistic Director in the administration of Anderson Ranch Editions, the Gallery, Exhibitions, Public Events, Visiting Artists and Critics Programs, and all other programs for which the Artistic Director is responsible.
Managing day-to-day maintenance (i.e. cleaning, changing lights, dump runs, snow/leaf removal, heating and plumbing and mechanical needs, et al) of the building, ordering major and minor area-related studio equipment and materials, designing, ordering, and facilitating delivery and installation of custom/specific equipment, overseeing safety of studio including maintenance of fire equipment, first aid supplies, and alarm systems (where applicable), and monitoring security of facility including regular walk-throughs and inspections year-round.
Assisting with summer and non-summer workshops, managing supply lists, ordering supplies, interfacing with faculty regarding workshop curriculum and helping to coordinate 40+ workshops per summer.
During summer, the Studio Coordinator trains and supervises several interns as a team, provides assistance to faculty and students, and prepares classrooms and the building each weekend.
Supporting the Artistic Director with budget development and management, inventory, contracts, scholarships, and data tracking.
Promoting and marketing summer and non-summer workshops.
Teaching a minimum of two summer workshops per year.
Supporting the Residency, Gallery, Visiting Artist, Development, Administration and other programs.
Training and supervising interns consistent with Ranch policies to address the day-to-day needs of summer workshops.
Participating in Ranch meetings.
Providing technical assistance to residents and visiting artists.
Supporting the organization’s outreach activities by giving studio tours, short talks, and demos.
Representing the Ranch at local and national colleges, and community centers.
Supporting staff and board to cultivate positive relationships with volunteers and donors.
Providing program materials to the staff newsletter, organizational newsletter, annual report and website.
Maintaining the Anderson Ranch Editions website.
Cultivating sponsorship opportunities and identifying potential donors.
Soliciting artwork for the annual art auction.
Participating in special events.
Supporting the Artistic Director in research and the artistic production of his/her work.
Assisting with Anderson Ranch Editions, including:
Project preparation and oversight
Assisting with visiting artists and project editioning
Packing and shipping
A working knowledge of contemporary and traditional painting practices and procedures and printmaking processes and technologies with at least three years experience in a printmaking department or studio. Required technical experience:
Relief / Woodcut
Adobe Creative Suite, Word and Excel
Large-scale digital printer operation
Willingness to take initiative and accept guidance and supervision.
Ability to establish priorities, respond to unanticipated needs in a fast-paced environment.
Comfortable teaching small groups or tutoring one-on-one.
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and within a team.
Professional development and artistic practice are encouraged and studio space is provided when available, generally not during summer months or the January immersive program.
Compensation and Benefits
Individual health insurance coverage
Option to opt into a dental and vision plan
Retirement plan with year-end discretionary match
Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave