Opportunity – Producer, City-Wide Open Studios 20/F[r]ACT/Fiction festival
Entry Deadline: Jun. 20
Full Time July –November
Working directly with Artspace’s senior staff, the Producer shapes and helps organize a month long festival of 250-350+ visual artists in Greater New Haven. The festival includes a central exhibition at Artspace, with one small work by each artist, four consecutive weekends of open houses at studios and spaces across town, as well as a rich array of networking and creative activities and events for artists and their followers. In 2017, these special events may include some of the following activities: a festive, opening night block party, an outdoor artist-designed sound work, a networking event for curators and artists in speed dating format, bus, bike and curator-led tours, scheduled demonstrations of art-making techniques, an event with food vendors, an exhibition of artwork by New Haven Public School educators and students, and a closing reception for artists and volunteers. There will be some smaller, spontaneously organized participatory events (music performances, design competitions, calls for artists, audience surveys) and the launch of our rebranded event website. The Producer may also shape the design of the central exhibition and other audience interactions.
The Producer will coordinate his/her work closely with Artspace’s 3 senior staff (PR, Administrative/Development, Curatorial) and will have regular interactions with hundreds of local artists. The Producer will also work with and be assisted by volunteers on special projects such as the bike tours.
The four organized weekends are: Westville (40 artists); Private studios scattered across town and accessed by self-guided and guided tours (40 artists); Open Studios at Erector Square (80 artists); and 150+ artists who will set up temporary installations at the Goffe St Armory.
Applicants must have experience planning, producing, installing, and executing a successful public/celebratory event and working successfully with practicing artists. Artist Management, Gallery, Curatorial, Public Programs within the context of a cultural organization or Museum experience will be helpful. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, and highly organized. Must be a team player and have outstanding writing, communication, interpersonal skills. The ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects are essential. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. Experience in program development/management, theater production, set design, architecture, graphic design, urban studies, construction will be welcome.
Must be available to work on all the Weekends late Sept –late Oct.
Access to a car
Job will require moving/lifting of objects, furniture
Artspace is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with CWOS Producer in subject line. Please include the name, email and phone for 3 references and their relationship to you. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.