Gallery One Job Opening

Organization: Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA
Position: Gallery Director – Part Time
Start Date: Mid January 2010. This position is currently funded through September 2010 by a grant from the Washington States Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, with hope that the position will be permanently funded after that date.
Hours: 15-20 hours per week; combination of core committed and flexible
Compensation: Depending on Experience

Gallery One Visual Arts Center seeks a part-time Director who, in collaboration with the Gallery One Board of Trustees and Board Committees, will provide leadership, direction and administrative oversight for Gallery operations, programs, exhibits and retail store; conduct and oversee all hiring and personnel matters; represent and promote Gallery One in the local and regional community. It is imperative that the successful candidate possess excellent customer relations skills, and be committed to fostering a cooperative workplace atmosphere;

Qualifications:
College Degree in an arts related field and be knowledgeable and passionate about the visual arts
Experienced in arts leadership, curation, staff supervision
Possess strong business orientation and skills associated with revenue generation, budgeting and financial forecasting
Experience working with a non-profit organization

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references, by December 19 to:
Search Committee
Gallery One Visual Arts Center
408 N. Pearl
Ellensburg, Wa. 98926
e-mail: Pam@Gallery-One.org

Gallery One Job Opening

More Bad News…. from Ohio

October 20, 2009

Ohio Arts Council Programs on Funding Hiatus for FY2010 and 2011

International Partnership and Capacity Building on Hiatus for FY2010Arts Innovation and International Partnership on Hiatus for FY2011
Arts Access Program Accepting Applications Only on March 1 Deadline

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) will place several programs on a funding hiatus during the FY2010/2011 biennium and reduce one program to a single deadline.

Due to the extreme economic situation in the state and nation, there have been continued reductions to the OAC’s budget. As a result the OAC needed to stretch its limited state funding, maintain services to the field and manage program activities after a 47 percent reduction in the OAC grant budget and a 40 percent reduction in OAC staffing from the beginning of the 2008/2009 biennium. The short-term solution is to place some programs on hiatus during the current biennium.

Capacity Building and International Partnerships are on hiatus for the current fiscal year 2010 (which began July 1, 2009 and ends June 30, 2010). The Capacity Building program supports established and emerging institutions to develop effective leadership, sound management practices, diverse financial resources and successful partnerships. Applications will be accepted again in FY2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) and the online application will re-open for this program on June 1, 2010.

In addition, the Arts Innovation program will be on hiatus during FY2011. The Arts Innovation program supports organizations proposing imaginative projects that involve the production of new works of art that stretch the boundaries of conventional disciplines or forms, use unusual collaborations and program design, respond to new conditions or technologies, or promote access for new audiences in ground-breaking ways.

The International Partnership program will remain on hiatus through FY2011. The International Partnership Program provides a limited number of small grants to assist Ohio nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and universities and colleges to develop exemplary international arts projects and innovative partnerships with countries where the OAC or the state of Ohio has signed agreements or established collaborative partnership projects.

The Arts Access program will continue providing both operating and project support funding for small and emerging organizations as specified in the program’s guidelines, but will accept applications at only the March 1 spring deadline rather than at both a spring and fall deadline as in recent years.

For more information about these or other OAC programs please see the OAC staff directory at http://www.oac.state.oh.us/aboutOAC/staff.asp for the appropriate contact.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

More Bad News…. from Ohio

Red Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased to announce our search for a full time Gallery Coordinator. It is the gallery¹s mission to create an appreciation of art through the exhibition and sale of contemporary ceramics.

The ideal candidate would have an extensive knowledge of contemporary ceramics, the ceramic medium, and previous gallery experience. Sales experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Strong office administration, business skills, and computer database knowledge are essential.
The Gallery Coordinator will curate and install gallery exhibitions; maintain gallery website; monitor inventory and sales; receive, pack and ship inventory; oversee resident assistants working in the gallery; facilitate public relations and advertising; and work with the Executive Director and Staff to develop programs to enhance the Center¹s educational mission.
Starting annual salary $33,000 or commensurate with experience.

Application packet should include cover letter, resume, and contact information of five references. Please send all materials to: David Hiltner, Executive Director, Red Lodge Clay Center, PO Box 1527, Red Lodge, Montana 59068. Review of applications begins December 1st, 2009.

Sincerely,
David.

David Hiltner
Red Lodge Clay Center
PO Box 1527
Red Lodge, MT 59068
406-425-2032
www.redlodgeclaycenter.com

Red Lodge Clay Center