Job Description

 

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Director of Programming and Community Engagement, the Program Coordinator and Exhibits Manager is a full-time, non-exempt position responsible for supporting the successful development, coordination, and execution of the Art Students League of Denver’s (ASLD) adult and youth courses, community engagement program, exhibitions, and special events. Responsibilities include but not limited to scheduling adult and youth courses, planning, coordinating and installing exhibitions, collaborating with outside partners, and working to identify and deliver off-site programs. This position will work closely with ASLD staff, faculty, and students, as well as collaborate with local and national creative professionals.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General Program Support (45%)

  • Works with the Director of Programming and Community Engagement in identifying artists and collaborating entities that will be appropriate for ASLD’s varying educational and exhibition programs.
  • Assists the Director of Programming and Community Engagement in representing ASLD to the community, building awareness and expanding programmatic participation and retention.
  • Coordinates adult programs such as Visiting Artists Series and Atelier Program by managing logistics, preparing contracts, program set-up and break-down, and handling travel, lodging and hospitality arrangements.
  • Coordinates community programs (e.g. Demo and Dialogue, Community Engagement, Studio Tours) and other special programs, by coordinating with artists and instructors to create schedules and purchase supplies.
  • Coordinates KidArt summer camps & Teen Studio by helping to schedule camps, order camp supplies, tracking enrollment, and be the day-to-day point person for camp operations and other-related duties.

 

Exhibits (30%)

  • With support from the Director of Programming and Community Engagement, creates exhibition programming in tandem with ASLD’s other programs by creating and managing an 18–24-month exhibition schedule, coordinating with artists, creating exhibit didactics, installing onsite/offsite exhibits, and organizing exhibition receptions and complementary programming.

 

Administration (25%)

  • Takes lead on entering schedule of courses and programs in the database software, and offers support with course catalog development.
  • Participates in planning meetings for programs and exhibits, faculty meetings, and select committees as needed. 
  • Works with the Director of Programming and Community Engagement and other administrative staff in marketing, fundraising and customer service.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • 2–4 years of experience in art programming, art education, fine arts or closely related field (a bachelor’s degree may be substituted for some experience)
  • Experience in exhibition planning and execution, with an understanding of best art handling practices and knowledgeable on art trends
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to balance working independently with working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to anticipate needs and proactively project manage
  • Adept data entry experience
  • Experience with budgets and tracking expenses
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
  • Ability and willingness to work evening hours and weekends when required 
  • Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public and to handle stressful situations
  • Committed to advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives

 

ABOUT THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF DENVER

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SHERMAN SCHOOL

Modeled on the famous Art Students League of New York, The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) first opened its doors in 1987 with a handful of recognized artists teaching over 100 students within its first year.

Today, located in the historic Sherman School in the West Washington Park area, ASLD engages over 900 students a month, with over 200 noted artists who teach diverse fine arts courses throughout the year. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, ASLD is supported by private donations, tuition, foundation grants, and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

At ASLD, every student has the opportunity to study with regionally and nationally recognized working artists in a wide selection of media. Our ongoing classes, workshops and youth summer camps provide hands-on experiences for all ages and ability levels. Community engagement is central to ASLD mission and realized through partnerships with local organizations. 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The compensation for this position is based on market data and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including employer paid medical, dental and long-term disability insurance.    

 

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT

ASLD is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity and strives to be an inclusive organization. We are committed to building a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

TO APPLY

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter describing their interest in the Program Coordinator and Exhibits Manager position to j.asakawa@asld.org.  Please include “Your Name – Program Coordinator” in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only potential candidates will be contacted. Position open until August 30, 2019.