Martha Street Studio is hiring a Professional Programming Coordinator
The Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. (Martha Street Studio) maintains the heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement at its sustainable 2-storey facility.
Martha Street Studio seeks an experienced individual to fill the position of Professional Programming Coordinator.
The successful candidate, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will administer all aspects of Martha Street Studio’s yearly exhibitions programming and any additional professional programming including (but not limited to) self-directed and artistic residencies. They will facilitate the marketing and sale of artworks on consignment and studio editions in a busy artist-run production house devoted to the medium of printmaking.
The successful candidate will work with the programming committee, studio members, artists, writers, Martha Street Studio staff and curators in a convivial environment. They will have previous experience in artist-run centers or visual arts organizations and have excellent communications and organizational skills. They will be proficient in a variety of design software and social media platforms.
This position requires a commitment of 24.5 hours per week and will include some evenings and a minimum of 3 Saturdays per month. Applicants must have relevant post-secondary education in visual arts or art history. This employment opportunity will begin immediately.
Please submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest by 5pm,Friday March 17, 2017. Martha Street Studio thanks all candidates for their submissions, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
Please submit applications to:
Kristin Nelson, Director, email@example.com or, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg MB R3B 1A2
Professional Programming Coordinator
Job Description, 2017
Category: Part-time, permanent (0.7)
General Responsibilities: The development, coordination and delivery of all aspects of the studio’s gallery and professional programming activities
Reports to: Director
-Experience in the field of artist-run center culture and or arts organization administration.
-Experience in install / strike of exhibitions.
-Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with artists.
-Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Proficiency in a variety of software (word, Photoshop, etc) and social media platforms (mailchimp, instagram, facebook).
-Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and exhibit sound judgment.
Tasks involved in professional programming - exhibitions:
Coordinate yearly professional exhibition schedule
Coordinate critical writing, hired writer, layout and printing of exhibition brochure
organize pick-up/delivery of artwork for exhibition
organize and promote annual call for exhibition submissions
communicate all relevant details to exhibiting artists
promote professional programming to media, on website and through emails
organize hospitality for exhibition openings
provide information about upcoming professional programming and events for newsletter
contribute to and maintain digital photo archive of professional programming for exhibitions for the purposes of granting and promotion
attend professional programming exhibition openings, artist talks, etc.
Tasks involved in professional programming - other:
Liaise with other organizations for the purpose of joint programming
organize and promote annual call for residency submissions
communicate all relevant details to residency artists (incoming and outgoing)
organize off-site events, exhibitions when required
organize and promote annual call for U of M summer student scholarship.
Tasks involved in art sales:
Marketing, promotion of artwork
make and maintain connections to artists
assist with capturing images and information for inventory system
make and maintain connections to buyers
assist with inquiries on artwork for sale
framing: liaise between client and framers
framing: arrange drop-off, pick-up, quotes and client billing where appropriate
yearly inventory of MSS editioned works
keep print sales area and flat files clean and organized.
You might be asked to perform additional tasks when reasonable/feasible
Assist staff with the packaging of sold artworks
general customer service
contribute, write funding, granting applications and or texts when required
printing of class brochures, holiday cards etc.
assistance with exhibition installation / strike