Artistic Noise Boston Director – Job Description (posted October 2014)
About Artistic Noise
Artistic Noise is an arts and entrepreneurship program for youth in the juvenile justice system and youth living in the communities we serve. By working both inside the detention facility and back in the community, Artistic Noise provides continuity for youth who are often experiencing trauma and upheaval in their lives. In Artistic Noise participants process and document their lives by creating artwork exploring themes such as identity, hope, incarceration, and dreams. Participants exhibit and market their artwork, learning transferable job and life skills from entrepreneurial projects and exhibit planning.
Boston Director’s Responsibilities
The Boston Director oversees all aspects of Artistic Noise’s programs in Boston and works with the New York Director and Artistic Noise’s Board of Directors to guide and grow the organization as a whole.
Program and Curriculum Development:
- Create and implement studio art projects with incarcerated young women.
- Run community based entrepreneurial projects with youth from the program.
- Design innovative and multi-media visual art projects examining issues important to our youth, especially related to youth incarceration.
- Build relationships with the facilities where Artistic Noise offers programming.
- Organize 2-3 art exhibits a year, in collaboration with local institutions.
- Collaborate with NY chapter on program development and projects
Organizational Development and Infrastructure
- Collaborate with the Board of Directors to envision and work towards Artistic Noise’s future.
- Collaborate with the Board on grant writing and fundraising
- Evaluate and assess programming and regularly report program activities and outcomes to the Board.
- Manage administrative tasks for a small non-profit organization.
- Document all projects, for publication on website and elsewhere.
Supervision and Training
- Supervise and train the Assistant Director.
- Hire, train and supervise other teaching artists, staff and interns as needed.
- Supervise and train youth involved in the entrepreneurial projects.
- Experience working with urban youth.
- Expertise in developing art curriculum for teens in a variety of 2-D, 3-D, and digital media.
- Strong teaching and group facilitation skills.
- Commitment to working with incarcerated youth.
- Belief in the creative potential and crucial voices of young people affected by the juvenile justice system.
- Interested in issues of art and social justice.
- Keen political/social/critical analysis skills.
- Creativity and desire to grow with a small grassroots non-profit.
- Experience with non-profit administration a plus.
- Familiarity/knowledge of Boston community a plus.
- Patience, self-motivation, and flexibility.
- Working artist with a strong studio practice.
This is a part-time 20hr/ week salaried position with flexible schedule. Compensation is commensurate with experience ($22,000-$26,000). Workshops typically run September-June with a July and August break.
- Cover Letter
- Names and contact information of 3 References (letters of recommendation are welcome but not required)
- Artist Portfolio, or Artist website
- Examples of prior student work
- Any other materials that you think are relevant
Submissions must be received by January 1st, 2014.
Please email your submission package to:
Kate Jellinghaus – firstname.lastname@example.org