Open Source 2021 Festival Employment
Founded in 1987 by artists, Artspace New Haven centers community-building and education while providing a platform to present the work of visual artists in the city of New Haven. Artspace’s exhibition and commissioning programs encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community.
Artspace is currently hiring for the following part-time, temporary positions to support our annual festival, happening over two weekends, Oct 15 – 24, 2021:
Program Director, Sponsorships
This individual is responsible for coordinating the sponsorship efforts of Artspace for the Open Source 2021 Festival. This person will focus on managing our existing relationships with businesses in the region while developing relationships with new sponsors. The position will also be responsible for researching and evaluating suitable granting and funding opportunities, and for compiling the information needed to apply for such grants and funds. They remain on time and on budget with all projects, reporting weekly status updates at meetings and on required spreadsheets.
Program Director, Channel Voices
This individual is responsible for selecting talent to appear in recorded segments running prior to the festival through in-person and Zoom events during both weekends, October 15 – 24. They are the primary contact between talent and Artpace for the pre-recorded interviews and events on Zoom. They schedule and direct the video production team, communicating expectations, formats, and deliverables. They schedule Zoom talks and in-person shoots with talent, arranging for transportation and lodging, if necessary. They remain on time and on budget with all projects, reporting weekly status updates at meetings and on required spreadsheets.
Program Director, Artspace Windows Project
This individual is responsible for managing the curatorial process of selecting artists’ works for projection in Artspace seven retail windows. They are actively involved in developing the theme, working with team members to identify artists to participate, communicating with artists regarding submissions and stipends, working with the preparator to acquire necessary specifications and materials, engaging with the social media lead to share promotional images. They remain on time and on budget with all aspects, reporting weekly status updates at meetings and on required spreadsheets.
Program Director, Social Media + Storytelling
This individual gets our story out to the largest audience possible in a compelling and engaging way. They work with leadership to develop a tailored campaign that runs non-stop from August through October. Experience working with photographers, videographers, storytellers, real folk — with equal knowledge of social media best practices. The Director will remain on time and on budget with all aspects, reporting weekly status updates at meetings and on required spreadsheets.
Employment period: 12 weeks, August thru October.
Reports to: Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs
Schedule: Tues-Sat, in-person and remote work. Must be available two Sundays during the festival.
Compensation: $25 per hour, 20 hrs per week for 12 weeks
- Must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence
- Must possess excellent leadership skills and the ability to lead diverse teams to meet strategic goals.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and customer services skills and must have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
- Must have the ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision
- Be a compelling spokesperson adept at inspiring widely divergent audience
- Must have exemplary written, verbal, and listening communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient in the latest version of Microsoft Office and Google products as well as familiarity with social media platforms. Proficiency with WordPress, iMovie, or FinalCut Pro a plus
- Must have the ability to work a non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekends. However, as an anti-racist organization mindful of oppressive employment practices, all staff work a hybrid remote/in-person schedule.
Interested applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line OPEN SOURCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR – [insert job area here] and a one-page resume.
Artspace is a registered Connecticut 501(c)3 organization. We strive to have a diverse workplace where employment opportunities are broadly distributed. It is the policy and practice of Artspace to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all matters of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and past or present membership in the uniformed service (or application thereto) or any other status protected by applicable law.