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Henry Art Gallery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Part Time Temporary Program Coordinator (Artist Fellowships Coordinator), at approximately 10 hours per week.
The Artist Fellowships Program Coordinator will coordinate the activities of the Artist fellowship Program at the Henry. This is a new, pilot program funded by the Jones Endowed Funds for the Arts that supports creative collaboration at a public “Research 1” university by bringing into conversation contemporary art and art practices and the university’s teaching and curriculum across disciplines
The culmination of our work at the Henry is the presentation of exhibitions and programs that connects our UW and greater community with the transformative power of contemporary art, artists, and ideas. To that end, the Artist Fellowships program aims to generate a structured, but open-ended space for surprising and enriching encounters among different forms of inquiry.
The program is designed to connect the Henry’s upcoming exhibiting artists with University of Washington faculty, staff, and students who share creative and research-based interests and methods in processes of mutual learning and collaboration.
20% Facilitating increased engagement between the Henry Art Gallery and academic units of the University of Washington ·Assisting with logistics involved in cross-disciplinary collaborations on campus. This includes: making travel and hotel arrangements; scheduling; communicating with artists and their agents; setting up and facilitating meetings; tracking communications across departments and units on campus· 20% Helping coordinate public-facing programs that may result from artist fellowship research engagements ·20% Acting as main point-person during artist fellow visits; occasional meeting planning and moderation of discussions between faculty members, administrators, and artists will be expected· 20% Collaborating with and maintaining active communication with curatorial staff and attending regular check-in meetings with supervisors· 20% Staying up-to-date with the museum’s current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, as well as having a finger on the pulse of relevant campus events and news.
A key responsibility of the coordinator will be to build upon existing relationships the Henry has with units and departments across the University, as well as to cultivate new partnerships. The coordinator will work in the Henry Art Gallery (see special note below) and partner venues on campus and across the greater Seattle area.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR Equivalent education/experience.
1. At least one year of experience managing, producing, or coordinating logistics for artists, visiting scholars, or equivalent art programming experience 2. At least one year of experience working, teaching, or researching on a University campus 3. Familiarity with the higher education learning environments and an understanding of structural barriers and throughways to communication with faculty, centers, and staff 4. Excellent research and documentation skills 5. Excellent writing and communication skills 6. Demonstrated interest in developing and executing new programs and partnerships collaboratively 7. Demonstrated organizational skills 8. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage time wisely (experience prioritizing and managing deadlines) 9. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity and able to navigate unchartered territory in helping to facilitate relationships with academic partners and artists 10. Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends for performances and outreach events
1. Master’s Degree in Arts or a related field or equivalent experience as a substitute for degree 2. Familiarity with University of Washington campuses, faculty, curriculum, and resources 3. Experience working with artists to help them pursue artistic research or performative goals 4. Experience leading interdisciplinary collaborations on a University campus 5. Deep and broad engagement in contemporary ideas and culture in keeping with the Henry’s mission
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