Art-To-Go Instructor

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The Old Jail Art Center is currently seeking part-time instructors for its Art-To-Go school outreach program. 

POSITION INFORMATION:

Art-To-Go is the primary school outreach program for the Old Jail Art Center.

Representatives from/for the OJAC Education Department make monthly visits to various Region 14 Campuses, providing thematic lessons to K-12 audiences that address current social and cultural issues as referenced in the museum collection.

At each monthly program, Art-To-Go instructors lead observation and discussion of educational videos, books and collection art works connected to that month’s theme, followed by a studio making activity.

This program is provided free to participating schools; including 8 monthly visits and a travel stipend encouraging a field trip to the OJAC in the final month(s) of the school year.  Contracted ATG Instructors travel to participating schools for 8 monthly visits, and to the OJAC in the final month to lead a concluding tour and making activity.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attend a monthly training and review session at the OJAC

Conduct monthly, classroom art instruction including discussion (using Visual Thinking Strategies) and art activities for K-12 audiences

Manage classroom dynamics

Conduct tours and making activities on-site at the museum during final month of program

Promote education programs, policies, and mission of the OJAC


REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate must have, at minimum, a Bachelors degree. (Degree in Education or Art preferred)

Candidate must have reliable transportation.

Some form of teaching experience required. (camp/workshop, classroom, etc.)

Schedules are very flexible, but regular availability on weekdays before 5:00 PM is required.


HOURS

Between 12-30 instruction hours per week [Instructors may choose to work between 2-5 days per week]

COMPENSATION:

  • $90 full school day; $45 half school day
  • Monthly travel stipend up to $200

START DATE

2018-2019 School Year

Training mid-August 2018


ABOUT THE OLD JAIL ART CENTER

Serving a core audience of 25 rural counties, the Old Jail Art Center is one of the few accredited art museums between Fort Worth and El Paso. The mission of the Old Jail Art Center is to be the primary cultural resource for the region, providing visual art, performing art, and local history resources for residents and visitors alike, and fostering memorable experiences for all.

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Administrative Assistant/ Visitor Services Associate

Facility: Old Jail Art Center

Supervisor: Executive Director

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Compensation: Employee Health Insurance, Generous Vacation/Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Managed 401K Plan

Minimum Job Requirements: 

College degree preferred. Professional appearance and behavior in person and on the phone are essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are expected. An interest in art and/or regional history preferred. Computer software skills using PC & Mac operating systems essential. Working knowledge of online purchasing, payment, and account management. Able to lift 50 pounds minimum. Willing to work some evenings and weekends.

Overall Objective:  

A.A. -To assist staff and board in keeping the museum’s office related operations in order. Responsible for processing accounts payable, e-commerce sales and services, managing contracts & vendors, and other general clerical duties. 

V.S.A. – To greet and provide general information to visitors and callers regarding museum exhibitions and operations. Oversees operations of gift shop and visitor information area. Assits in monitoring visitors to ensure collection safety.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Assistant

·       Maintains inventory of general office supplies and orders for staff needs

·       Processes cash/credit card transactions, completes daily balance sheet, inputs financial information into spreadsheet

·       Prepares periodic deposits and statements

·       Maintains contracts and payments to phone, utilities, insurance, credit cards, etc.

·       Codes, records, and files account receipts/transactions for reference and staff retrieval

·       Works closely with accounting firm to prepare and file financial reports

·       Assists staff and accounting firm in maintaining budgets

·       Demonstrates a commitment to growing and sustaining the OJACs financial health

Visitor Services Associate

·       Greets and provides relevant information related the museum, collections, and exhibits to visitors and phone inquiries

·       Attends periodic Visitor Service and Exhibition Trainings led by Director of Education

·       Responsible for monitoring visitors during visits to ensure collection safety

·       Responsible for building opening and closing duties

·       Processes and manages sales of gift shop/online sales via Square and Stripe payment platforms

·       Manages and maintains gift shop inventory

Requirements:

·       Able to work in a museum environment with challenging and changing exhibitions

·       Respect for visual arts, history, and associated education is critical

·       Ability to prioritize and stay organized in a fast paced work environment

·       Able to work evening or weekend events if requested

·       Willingness and ability to lift at least 50 lbs 

Additional Duties as Needed:

·       Stays well informed on current exhibitions, collections, and programs 

·       Assist with general duties related to building and operations 

·       Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and assisting other staff with projects

Technology:

·       Command of QuickBooks or Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Cloud

·       Familiarity with Square and Stripe payment platforms an asset

·       Willingness to learn new forms of technology/ platforms as required

How to Apply:

Email brief cover letter and resumé by July 30, 2018 to: pkelly@theojac.org

[with “Administrative Assistant” as subject]

 

The Old Jail Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Development and Marketing Coordinator

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COORDINATOR

Facility: Old Jail Art Center – Albany, TX

Supervisor: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Compensation: Employee Health Insurance, Generous Vacation/Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Managed 401K 

Contact: pkelly@theojac.org

Website: www.theojac.org 

Date: July 2018


Position Description:

Works collaboratively with the Executive Director and OJAC staff to plan, execute and document a variety of fundraising, marketing, and outreach campaigns for exhibitions, events and programs at the Old Jail Art Center.

A successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising and marketing, passion for the visual arts and education, experience managing complex projects and competing deadlines, and significant experience working with active committees and volunteers. Ability to work successfully with limited staff resources in a fast-paced and changing environment is essential.


Scope of Duty:

Development and Membership

  • Coordinates membership campaigns and annual fund initiatives

  • Collaborates with Executive Director in the preparation and submission of grant applications

  • Maintains and updates a database of membership and donor information

  • Identifies and pursues new funding opportunities

  • Administers correspondence with individual donors, maintains donor and membership databases, and provides statistical reports on developmental activities

  • Identifies and implements ideas for more efficient use of resources

  • Coordinates museum fundraising activities and events, serving as staff liaison to volunteer committees

  • Follows agency procedures when selecting and negotiating with vendors for services. Contractors may include caterers, rental suppliers, entertainers, photographers, etc.

 

Marketing and Outreach

  • Creates original concepts and design, ensuring proper collaboration, review and production on print and digital projects

  • Maintains the Old Jail Art Center brand, working with staff to ensure a consistent and identifiable aesthetic and messaging across all platforms

  • Conceptualizes and develops print and digital advertisements and signage

  • Conducts research and targets specific community and niche interest groups—i.e., schools (academic departments and student organizations), arts appreciation organizations, professional and trade groups, etc.—that have a connection to and affinity for the museum

  • Maintains & updates a database of marketing contact information

  • Creates press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events

  • Maintains, builds, records and reports social media marketing, i.e., Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, etc.

  •  Follows agency procedures when selecting and negotiating with vendors for services. Contractors may include designers, printers, photographers, etc.

  • Maintains well‑organized Museum digital and graphics library and files, including images and photographs of events and programs. Implements hierarchical file retrieval system in compliance with information technology guidelines

  • Ensures that the Executive Director is regularly informed of any significant design, production, and/or vendor issues

 


General Personnel

  • Maintains a professional, respectful, and service‑oriented focus when interacting with museum staff, visitors and the public

  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the museum and its employees and in accordance with ethical standards. Adheres to all agency policies and procedures

  •  Available for occasional evening, weekend and/or holiday work at special events and programs

  • Performs all other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in museum or nonprofit setting, with an emphasis in fundraising, as well as experience in marketing, and/or community relations

  • College degree in a related field, such as Museum Studies, Marketing, Fundraising or Business

  • Proven experience in fundraising, including experience in grant writing and management, direct solicitation, special events management, marketing, public relations, community relations and public speaking

  • Proficiency with Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design, Premiere-Pro…)

  •  Proficiency with social media marketing tools, i.e., Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, etc.

  • Excellent oral and written communications, including group presentation and interpersonal relationship skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating brochures, invitations, catalogues, both digital and print

  • Experience recruiting, managing, supervising and evaluating committees of volunteers

  • Experience with budgeting and project reporting


Salary commensurate with experience and education. Medical, Paid Vacation/Sick.  

Open immediately. EOE.

Send resume cover letter with salary expectations, work samples (if available) and three professional references to:

Patrick Kelly, Executive Director, Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd St., Albany, TX 76430 or pkelly@theojac.org 

Please, no telephone calls.