Job Title: Studio Technician
Supervisor: Director of Education
FLSA Status: part-time (20 hours/week)
Salary: $18 per hour
Availability: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 7pm – 10 pm; Thursday 8 pm – 10 pm
The New Art Center, a community art education space, offers people at all levels of ability exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art.
The Studio Technician supports all classes through studio prep and maintenance, supply organization, clay recycling, and customer service for students and teachers. This position requires an engaging and proactive problem solver who also functions as the evening staff monitor. They must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
In addition, this position requires:
- A positive, helpful attitude and friendly etiquette while talking to students, faculty, community members and vendors.
- Ability to multi-task and remain focused in a busy, high energy studio and gallery environment.
- Flexibility, patience and resourcefulness
- Work closely with staff, students and faculty to create a welcoming, energized, organized studio environment
- Provide ongoing customer service for all students and teachers
- Set up studios for classes and workshops according to student and teacher needs
- Maintain studios and studio sink areas in clean, organized condition, fully equipped with proper supplies
- Working with Registrar, answer phones and assist students regarding class registrations and general program information; manage evening office needs
- Working with teachers, manage supply inventories and student materials lists for all classes and workshops; upload materials lists to the NAC website
- Create studio signage as needed
- Other duties as assigned, such as assisting with occasional receptions and events
The ideal candidate will have good customer skills, and some experience working with clay. Additional training will be provided. They will be self-motivated and able to work independently to complete tasks within a timeline. They should be strong enough to lift a box of clay, able to make sound judgments as needed, and be attentive to the details of keeping art studios in working order.
- Familiarity with visual arts, especially studio/workshop organization & maintenance
- Interest in working with visual artists and art educators
- Bachelor’s Degree
- At least 2 years’ professional work experience in a related field
- Must be willing to operate small machinery (pug mill, grinding wheel, etc.)
- Must be willing to do some cleaning as regular part of the daily routine
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as a regular part of the daily routine
To apply, please send your resume to [email protected]
No phone calls, please.
The New Art Center is continually looking for new faculty and instructors for classes and workshops. If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, please contact [email protected] or call 617-964-3424.
Job Title: Children’s Art Instructor – Woodworking
Supervisor: Director of Education
FLSA Status: part-time
Salary: $25 per hour
Availability: Wednesday afternoons, September 22 through December 1
The New Art Center is seeking a part-time children’s woodwork instructor for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 to teach woodworking on Wednesday afternoons this fall. The fall term begins September 22 and runs through December 1, 2021.
Applicants should have a studio art or art education degree, an enthusiastic teaching style that encourages both skill-building and creativity, and working knowledge of materials and studio procedures. Experience working with children is required.
How To Apply:
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]
August 09, 2021
About our Organization:
The New Art Center is a community art space which offers everyone exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. Our organization offers a supportive culture that takes art and artists seriously. We serve over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops and we seek to lower barriers to participation, making the experience of art accessible to everyone through our outreach programs and scholarships. Our faculty includes some of the region’s most esteemed art educators. In two facilities that are welcoming and conveniently located, as well as through our online learning platform, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that has served children, teens and adults at all skill levels since 1977.
New Art recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
If you are interested in modeling for the New Art Center, please contact our Registrar, Marte Humbert, at [email protected] or call 617-964-3424.
The New Art Center offers internship opportunities to students interested in the arts. Our past internships have included projects focused on arts education, marketing, exhibitions, development, and office management. To learn more about available internship opportunities at the New Art Center, please contact us.
The New Art Center also offers part time employment opportunities: Teacher Assistants for our 10-week summer Children’s Vacation Art Programs. (College students only; apply in February. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Marte at [email protected])
We have short term and ongoing volunteering opportunities, depending on your schedule and interests. Our past volunteers have helped the New Art Center with exhibition openings, event booth participation, mailings, distribution of marketing materials, filing and organizing, and more. If you are interested in volunteering at the New Art Center, please contact us.