Durham Art Guild is hiring! Education and Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)
Consider joining our team and playing a vital role in facilatating and strengthening our annual Creative Mentorship Program. Details below!
Education and Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)
About the Durham Art Guild and Position Summary:
The Durham Art Guild (DAG) is a nonprofit, member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. Our mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.
DAG provides paid opportunities for artists and educational opportunities for students in Durham through one of our main annual programs, the Creative Mentorship Program, a collaborative effort between DAG and Student U of Durham. The mission of Student U is to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. The Creative Mentorship Program (January - June) pairs high school students with professional artists for twenty weeks of one-on-one arts mentorship at Golden Belt Artist Studios in Durham, monthly workshops and/or fieldtrips to area arts organizations and a culminating month-long exhibition in Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt.
DAG is currently seeking to fill the position of Education and Outreach Coordinator, a part-time position that primarily serves the needs of the Creative Mentorship Program. The Education and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
Primary Scope of Work:
The principal role of the Education and Outreach Coordinator is to oversee all aspects of the Creative Mentorship Program and ensure that the program runs efficiently, on-budget and with the most positive impact possible for the participants. This position is also charged with the essential role of evaluating, strategizing and visioning for future program progression and enhancement.
• Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent years of experience.
• Candidates should have a passion for visual art and be knowledgeable of the Triangle arts community and the resources it offers.
• Must have flexibility to work occasionally on weekends and evenings and be present or available during after-school student-mentor meetings.
• Youth-related teaching or mentoring experience.
• Excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
• Visual arts training, arts education background and/or curatorial experience.
• Fundraising, marketing, evaluation and/or graphic design experience.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Commitment and Compensation:
This is a program-focused 8-month position, November – June (33 weeks). The position is part-time, 10 hours per week and compensation is commensurate with experience.
If you would like to apply for this position please email a cover letter, resume and two professional references to the Executive Director listed below. Use “Education and Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 2016. Feel free to share this posting with individuals who might be interested and qualified.
The Durham Art Guild is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DAG is committed to equitable practice within all aspects of the organization and does not discriminate in any way including, but not limited to discrimination by age, gender, disability, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, and gender expression.
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Featured image: Bryce, a student from our 2016 program, discussing his piece "Twenty Inch Rims" with Billy Dee, one of our 2015 program mentors. Photo courtesy of Bob Nocek.