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Arts ed position posted in Sumter

Director of Art Education at Sumter County Gallery of Art

Deadline to apply: n/a, applications open until position filled

The director of art education at the Sumter County Gallery of Art (SCGA) manages the Art Education Program.

He/she is responsible for curriculum development, coordination and operation of the Gallery’s educational programs, which include gallery based programs and art classes, and off-site, community–based art education programs and partnerships. The position requires professionalism, commitment to quality programming and excellent service, connecting with families and children, artist communities, education communities, community organizations, and the community at-large. The successful candidate should be a highly creative thinker with the ability to develop an art education based and fun curriculum that utilizes a variety of media. Shall possess knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artistic practices, including socially engaged and culturally diverse art; commitment to community engagement; research, budgeting, personnel management skills.
 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Implement, evaluate and manage all established SCGA art education programs including: 7-week Summer Art Camp for youth ages 4-17, spring and fall classes for youth and adults, Summer Art Camp Scholarship Fund, workshops, festivals and off-site partnerships including, but not limited to, the HYPE afterschool program serving 450 children at 8 sites and Art for Seniors partnership serving 6 rural Community Centers.
  • Develop and implement new art education programming and community partnerships.
  • Seek out community groups with different missions for possible collaborative programming that align with the socially aware and inclusive mission of SCGA.
  • Collaborate with gallery staff, the Director, Curator, and education assistant on ideas, programs and activities that relate SCGA art programs with the exhibitions when appropriate.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and graphic design computer programs. Ability to design and generate spreadsheets, invitations, brochures, posters for all SCGA art programs strongly desired. Maintain the Education page of the SCGA website.
  • Identify and write grants to fund educational programming
  • Work with educators from Sumter School District to coordinate field trips and design assignments based on SCGA exhibitions.
  • Supervise and train education staff and volunteers
  • Plan and manage education budget
  • Prepare written reports for bi-monthly Gallery Board meetings.

Job qualifications/requirements

  1. A bachelor's degree is required, and a master's degree preferred in Art Education, Studio Art or related field OR a minimum 2 years experience in art education at the classroom, museum or arts organization level is preferred. The position involves some weekend and evening work, to include at least one Saturday a month.
  2. Knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, artistic practices, socially engaged art, and museum education methodology
  3. Solid computer skills including Filemaker Pro, Word, Excel, PhotoShop or Illustrator.
  4. Knowledge of WordPress website platform.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  6. Strong organizational skills, including personnel management, budgeting, prioritization, preparation and time management.
  7. Self-directed, energetic, highly motivated, and outcome-oriented. Respect for and sensitivity to diversity and individuality.
  8. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  9. SCGA has a small, close-knit staff and we all wear many hats – some not directly related to the job description. Must be a good “team player” with an attitude and willingness to help and support each other.
  10. Some evening and weekend work – at least one Saturday a month.

Competitive salary based on experience. Vacation and sick leave. E.O.E. Email résumé w/references and cover letter to scgadirector@gmail.com. 803.775.0543.

Arts ed position open in Sumter

Director of Art Education at Sumter County Gallery of Art

Deadline to apply: n/a
Update 31 Oct. 2019, 11:25: This position is filled. The director of art education at the Sumter County Gallery of Art (SCGA) manages the Art Education Program. He/She is responsible for the overall curriculum development, coordination and operation of the Gallery’s educational programs, which includes gallery based programs and art classes, and off-site, community–based art education programs and partnerships. The position requires a high level of professionalism, commitment to quality programming and excellent service, connecting with families and children, artist communities, education communities, community organizations, and the community at-large. The successful candidate should be a highly creative thinker with the ability to develop an art education based and fun curriculum that utilizes a variety of media. Shall possess knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artistic practices, including socially engaged and culturally diverse art; commitment to community engagement; research, budgeting, personnel management skills. A bachelor's degree is required, and a master's degree preferred in Art Education, Studio Art or related field OR a minimum 2 years experience in art education at the classroom, museum or arts organization level is preferred. The position involves some weekend and evening work.

Tuning Up: New exhibits go(ing) up in Sumter, Columbia

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  • Sumter County Gallery of Art, in the Sumter County Cultural Center (200 Hasell St., Sumter), recently launched two new exhibits featuring contemporary artists Shanequa Gay and Lorna Ruth Galloway. The exhibits run through June 22. For more information, go here.
  • In Columbia, plan to check in on S.C. Arts Commission Visual Arts and Craft Fellows from 1976-2018 when two new exhibitions open this month, both running from May 10-June 24. Click here for a listing of artists at each.
    • 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 Whaley St., Columbia)
    • Henry Ponder Gallery at Benedict College (1600 Harden St., Columbia)

Sumter County Gallery of Art seeks exhibition curator/assistant director

The Sumter County Gallery of Art is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time exhibition curator position who will work closely with the executive director to plan and design a diverse program of rotating exhibitions. Candidates should possess a general knowledge of art history, painting and sculpture, new media (i.e. film, video, or installation art), as well as knowledge of both the national and international contemporary art scene(s) and the historical determinants. Duties and responsibilities: • Packing and unpacking the artwork, preparing, installing, and de-installing the exhibitions, and reclaiming the gallery space. • Light carpentry and miscellaneous construction skills. • Receipt and shipping (or driving to pick up and deliver shows within the region) of exhibits as well as insuring appropriate conditions in the exhibition galleries (temperature, humidity, lighting) while they are on display. • Production of related publications, lecture series and symposia. • Document, care for, develop, and display the existing permanent collection including the Elizabeth White Collection. • Design and maintenance of the SCGA website. • Presentations, tours and talks to individuals and groups about the exhibitions in the galleries. • Teach occasional adult and youth art education classes and workshops. • Some heavy lifting required. Qualifications: • MFA (preferred), or BFA in art history or studio art with at least two years of exhibition/curatorial experience. • Solid computer skills including Photoshop, Filemaker Pro, Word, Excel, iWeb, Wordpress preferred. • Demonstrated technical skills in programming, video, and sound. • Ability to communicate the ambitious and inclusive vision of the Sumter County Gallery of Art to the general public; to be a passionate advocate. • Ability to maintain good relationships with artists, donors, and the public. • Ability to be a “team player” within a small close-knit staff. To apply: Email resume, contact information, and three references to scgadirector@gmail.com or mail to Karen Watson, Director, Sumter County Gallery of Art, P.O. Box 1316, Sumter, SC 29151. Full-time position, paid vacation and sick leave. Call Watson at (803) 775-0543 with any questions. About the Sumter Gallery of Art The Sumter County Gallery of Art, established in 1969, is a nonprofit, community-based institution with a mission to provide visual arts and arts education opportunities to the tri-county area of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties, an extensively rural, economically depressed region of the state, geographically isolated from the major art centers in the U.S. SCGA serves as one of the only cultural resources for the visual arts available to the area. Via: Sumter Gallery of Art