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ProjectArt Detroit Director

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Detroit, MI

ProjectArt


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Salary is commensurate upon experience

About: 

ProjectArt is a leading out-of-school and residency program for artists and underserved K-12 students that provides innovative, creative, and effective approaches to teaching and learning through the visual arts in partnership with public libraries in 9 cities from coast to coast. Through the organization's arts education, arts social practice residency in the public library, artists create new artwork inspired by our mission and the library as well as mentor youth who do not receive adequate access to art education in their school. ProjectArt defines underserved as those lacking adequate access to art programs and cultural opportunities because of economic conditions, race or ethnic background, geography, or disability. 

ProjectArt has a strong interest in projects that provide students with opportunities to think critically, problem-solve, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively as they mature into young adults.

Summary of Position: 

Position will manage and oversee the virtual educational program for the 2020-2021 Detroit students and resident artists. This year, and due to limitations from the coronavirus, ProjectArt has shifted it’s program to a virtual platform and will be open for students and organizations in our 7 Detroit regions from September 2020 to June 30, 2021. The Detroit Director will also lead planning efforts for an upcoming virtual benefit for the organization in April. The position will report to the Head of Programs and Executive Director and will work closely to continue developing the program in its 5th anniversary year in Detroit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Art Programs, students and families

  • Managing virtual teaching residencies for 4 local artists. 
  • Collecting and proofreading artists’ lesson plans.
  • Weekly communication with families.
  • Responsible for student enrollment, attendance, and roster updates and maintenance.
  • Joining and monitoring virtual classes.

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Hands on support in carrying out virtual Benefit at the end of April.
  • Coordination with staff to ensure marketing strategies are completed.
  • Liaising with ProjectArt Detroit communities to create programmatic features.
  • Solutions-focused mindset, and willingness to jump in where needed is essential.

Technology

  • Tools: Slack, staff app, PA primary communication tool.
  • Troubling shooting class attendance app (training for app)
  • Google suite. 

Artist Residency

  • Conducting virtual studio visits with artists.
  • Assisting in the development and coordination of Final Virtual Resident and Student Exhibitions.
  • Help to recruit artists for the upcoming RFP process in spring/summer 2021.
  • Exhibition invitations to Donors/ Supporters.

Outreach 

  • Serve as a liaison between The Detroit Public Library Staff, ProjectArt Artists, Community Partners, and Families. 
  • Schedule meetings with Foundations and Donors where requested to develop lasting relationships.
  • Work with ProjectArt’s Development team to write grants, identify funding opportunities.
  • Connect and liaise with local feeder groups in order to bring students into the library/virtual classes.
  • Coordinate volunteers.
  • Press Relations / Social Media: Connecting with Local Supporters
  • Cultivate corporate relationships to meet fundraising goals and targets

Administrative

  • Weekly virtual conference meetings with NYC headquarters.
  • Natural willingness and discipline to work both with our team and independently.
  • Collaborate and be flexible in a fast-paced team environment.

About: 

ProjectArt is a leading out-of-school and residency program for artists and underserved K-12 students that provides innovative, creative, and effective approaches to teaching and learning through the visual arts in partnership…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

  • Work is remote at least until June 30th
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • 1 week off between Christmas and New Years
  • Work is remote at least until June 30th
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • 1 week off between Christmas and New Years

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Detroit, MI

How to Apply

  • Applicants should submit a resume with three references. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by the organization’s senior management for immediate hire.
  • Please send resume cover letter, and any accompanying materials to: info@projectart.org with the subject line: Detroit Director
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  • Applicants should submit a resume with three references. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by the organization’s senior management for immediate hire.
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