Workshop Coordinator – UC Davis, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amancer

Department Description:
Located in Woodland, CA, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) is a collaborative partnership between the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California, Davis and the greater Woodland community. TANA offers a fully functioning silkscreen studio, Chicano/Latino Arts exhibition space, and a teaching center for the arts. Through exhibiting, printing, and teaching, TANA cultivates the cultural and artistic life of the community, viewing the arts as essential to a community’s development and well-being.

The Chicana/o Studies Department at the University of California, Davis has a history of scholarship and promotion of community health and empowerment. TANA is a continuation of this history, developing an authentic and organic link between UC Davis and the greater Woodland community. The City of Woodland is the most natural partner for the community-based arts instruction and scholarship offered through Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis. The human resources from the community of Woodland and institutional resources from UC Davis will collectively promote the role of art and culture as a viable community-building strategy.

There are four primary elements to TANA:

  • Gallery and Exhibition Space
  • Taller Classes and Community Arts Workshops
  • Community Art and Graphic Design Services
  • Visiting Artist Atelier

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Cover Letter

Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) Associate Director, provide administrative support including planning, coordinating and promoting TANA workshops, events and exhibitions for the program.

Physical Demands:

  • Maneuver boxes of promotional materials weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Daily effort maintaining facility

Work Environment:

  • Work flexible schedule including Saturdays due to facility operating schedule
  • Work in a demanding environment with frequent interruptions, and noise from competing activities.
  • Valid drivers license to travel around the Woodland and Davis area to transport materials to community events.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required.

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience providing administrative support to manage multiple schedules, project timelines, meetings and data.
  • Experience working with at-risk and under-served communities.
  • Experience coordinating events, exhibitions and presentations.
  • Experience working with local non-profit and community serving organizations in region.
  • Experience with silkscreen printing.
  • Experience leading community silkscreen workshops.
  • Computer skills with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with community arts engagement and arts organization presenting, within and for a bilingual Chicano/Latino community.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Chicana/o Art curatorial experience.
  • Experience working with middle school to high school age youth.

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