2021–2022 Wassaic Project Programming Fellow Open Call
This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The Wassaic Project is looking for a 2021–22 Programming Fellow!
The Programming Fellow works alongside the Director of Artistic Programming, helping run the Wassaic Project’s year-round artist residency program, exhibitions, public programs, and special events. Special consideration will be given to those with experience in exhibitions and/or programming, and those who are also visual and/or performing artists.
The programming includes a year-round artist residency program, annual Summer Exhibition, and year-round exhibitions in the Maxon Mills Gallery, artist and critic lectures, virtual programs, summer and winter benefits, as well as three seasonal community events: the annual Haunted Mill, Opening Day, and Mill Warming. The Wassaic Project’s programming is expected to continue to grow in the next few years, and are looking for someone to help them evaluate successful programming and how to focus their energies to increase attendance and support for artists.
The Wassaic Project is an equal opportunity employer. They encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
- Assist and support the annual Summer Exhibition proposal process, including creating the proposal form, fielding artists’ questions, and working closely with the curators (the Wassaic Project Co-Directors and Director of Artistic Programming).
- Assist and support year-round the artist residency program, including monthly artist orientations, artist presentations, open studios, and studio visits programs, as well as day-to-day support for artists-in-residence.
- Assist with the physical install and de-install all exhibitions.
- Help manage the daily operation of the Summer Exhibition and sales of artwork.
- Help coordinate three annual community events: the Haunted Mill, Opening Day, and Mill Warming.
- Coordinate and help develop year-round programming and exhibitions including, but not limited to, exhibitions, artist workshops and presentations, performances, and film screenings.
- Assist Co-Directors with coordinating their Winter Benefit and Summer Benefits.
- Coordinate email communications.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Fluency in Google Docs/Sheets.
- Basic competence with tools. Building skills and/or art handling experience a plus.
- Licensed driver with a responsible record.
- Preferred: 2+ years administrative and/or gallery/museum/non-profit experience, including project management and experience with public programming.
- A connector and team player: someone who is comfortable working closely with a wide variety of people and finding ways for them to collaborate and communicate.
- An excellent facilitator and organizer who can assess the skills of others and assign tasks accordingly.
- Flexible working style and ability to remain calm in an active and decentralized office.
- Energetic and positive, with a good sense of humor and passion for improving the lives of others through the arts.
- A strong interest in joining the Wassaic Project community.
Programming Fellow works closely with — and reports to — the Director of Artistic Programming and works collaboratively with the Co-Directors and other staff members.
- Start date: May 3, 2021
- One year position (negotiable for longer)
- 30 hours/week, four-five days/week, flexible hours, weekend work days required
- Availability and attendance at all public events including weekends
- Private studio in Luther Barn (may change seasonally)
- Housing provided on-site (shared house with two additional Wassaic Project staff members)
Health insurance is not offered.
Interested candidates should complete this Google Form and upload a single PDF that includes (in the following order):
- Cover letter (1 page)
- Resume/CV (2 pages max)
- Three professional references (including email and phone numbers)
- 5 images and corresponding info (1 image per page) if you are a visual/performing artist
- Please label the file as: LastName_FirstName_ProgrammingFellow2021_WassaicProject.pdf
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and please put “Programming Fellow 2021” in the subject line. They will also be holding an info session about the position on Thursday, February 11.
February 23, 2021, midnight ET