Arts k-12 Education Administrator – University of Alabama at Birmingham

ART PLAY K-12 EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR  (T63838)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a Program Administrator II(ArtPlay k to work under minimal supervision, this hire will coordinate and implement all aspects of UAB Visual and Performing Arts K-12 education, including summer camps, classes, workshops, family days, Vocabby’s World, UAB Arts Youth Council, as well as other programs that may be assigned or developed.

Responsible for the execution of programming in correlation with the mission and goals of UAB Visual and Performing Arts.  Through strategic planning and research, develops new initiatives and sets long-term goals.  Works directly with the director to assess risks and issues.  Collaborates on long term planning and visioning for ArtPlay. Ensures all K-12 programs adhere to UAB policies and procedures.  Develops data through internal/external forms to document programming strategies.In consultation with the Director of Artplay, recruits, interviews and selects quality teaching artists.  Establishes and implements a performance evaluation for all teaching artists and their classes.  Insures that teaching artists receive appropriate training on UAB policies and procedures by providing materials and collecting verifiable information.  Collects background checks and UAB child protection tests for all teaching artists and volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and support for all teaching artists and staff.
  • Works with the appropriate leadership to ensure programs reach the broadest possible audience.
  • Develops, presents and gains approval for and implements new class and workshop offerings.
  • Maintains operation of existing successful programming and assesses all programs consistently throughout program cycle.
  • Coordinates with Office Manager to ensure that proper communication and information is received by students, families and teaching artists
  • Establish and maintains positive relationships, both internally, throughout UAB and in the community.
  • Represents UAB in the community and with sponsors, donors, and granting organizations.
  • Establishes, implements, manages and monitors a budget for each assigned program.
  • Assists with establishment and management of overall Engagement/ArtPlay budget.

For more information: https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T63838&lang=en

Curator of Visual Arts – Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

ABOUT AEIVA

AEIVA’s mission is to enrich and support accessible learning, research, and thinking for the UAB community, Birmingham, and beyond, through transformative and challenging exhibitions, engaging programing, and purposeful collecting.

Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), is a center for UAB and the Birmingham community to engage with contemporary art and artists. The 26,000-square-foot building is named for lead donors Judy and Hal Abroms, and Ruth and the late Marvin Engel. AEIVA’s 6000 square feet of exhibition space features anywhere from six to ten exhibitions a year.

The 95-seat Hess Family Lecture Hall serves as a changeable space for a variety of artist talks, panel discussions, performances, installations and educational programming, as well as events at AEIVA. In addition, the building’s academic classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices are home to the Department of Art and Art History, facilitating a dynamic partnership in AEIVA’s mission of enhancing social, cultural and historical understanding through the visual arts across UAB and the broader community.

The Abroms//Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, as part of the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, seeks an energetic curator to provide significant contributions to the management, development, and enhancement of a dynamic program of contemporary fine arts exhibitions, educational initiatives, and growing permanent collection.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director and guest curators to annually organize a variety of compelling exhibitions that draw from the AEIVA Permanent Collection, local and regional art collections, emerging and established visual artist.
  • Conduct scholarly curatorial research based on current AEIVA exhibitions, as well as research the AEIVA Permanent Collection and present findings through essays, publications, lectures, gallery talks, exhibition texts and panels, web-based media, and other forms of communication.
  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director and AEIVA Collections Committee to plan the strategic growth of the AEIVA Permanent Collection.
  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director, AEIVA Curator of Education, and ArtPlay to develop public and campus educational programs and initiatives that relate to AEIVA exhibitions and/or the AEIVA Permanent Collection.
  • Work closely with AEIVA staff to oversee but also assist in the general execution and installation of AEIVA exhibitions.
  • Assist with logistical aspects of exhibitions, including preparation of contracts and exhibition checklists, as well as occasional registrarial duties such as preparing loan forms, condition reports, and organizing shipping logistics.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director for the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, Senior Director of Development, and AEIVA Senior Director to identify fundraising and grant writing opportunities, donor cultivation, fundraising goals, as well as the development and maintenance of AEIVA’s annual curatorial budget.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director for the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, Senior Director of Development, and AEIVA Senior Director to provide leadership to the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB supporting member groups. This could include private tours, lectures, artist dinners, and planned visual arts trips for supporting members.
  • Develop new, and reinforce existing relationships with various community partners and UAB entities in a manner that fosters and promotes innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Maintain active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors, and professional colleagues. Build partnerships that enhance community engagement. Maintain a visible role in the community including the maintenance of relationships with artists, galleries, collectors, donors, and members of the general public.

For more information and to apply: https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T64240&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

 

Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University Presents Exhibition “LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family”

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The exhibition “LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family” is available at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University August 21 through December 14, 2019. [Art & Education]

 

“Through Positive Eyes” is the Sixth Fowler Museum Exhibition Dedicated to the Intersection of Art and HIV/AIDS

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Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections, the Collections Assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks involved in providing a safe environment for the works of art in the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. This public facing position will also monitor classes and appointments in all of the Harvard Art Museums’ facilities, engaging with visitors in a professional and courteous manner. Continue reading “Collections Assistant – Harvard University Art Museums”