Required Qualifications: M.F.A. (foreign equivalent or higher degree). In lieu of degree, five years of experience in the field. Preferred Qualifications : Practicing Artist with a well-regarded practice and/or recently completed MFA or higher degree who demonstrates the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and mentoring, contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion and to community engagement. Excellent communication skills.
Brief Description of Duties: The FHS Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists and collectives to apply to become Artist In Residence in the Future Histories Studio (FHS) at Stony Brook University. This is a part time 10-month, one academic year opportunity for artists to help develop a new practice-based studio and pursue research and/or realize a specific project while drawing on the University's resources, including its labs and facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, and archives, libraries, research centers, and special collections. The artist(s) will also engage with the FHS and campus community through their presence in the studio, public talks, and a culminating exhibition, performance, screening, or installation. In addition, this position will offer a series of high-level workshops each semester and have access to FHS and other art department facilities to support their work. Provides academic leadership, interacts with graduate and undergraduates students on a regular basis. Participates in the mentoring of students (graduate and undergraduate), and assists FHS studio users. May be asked to participate in other ways as requested by the Director of the FHS. This position will also have the opportunity to network and participate in symposia and events hosted by other Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration and Optimism (DISCO) network.
Assist with running the FHS studio
Introduce students and others affiliated with the FHS to production methods and thought processes that fall within the artist's purview.
Help build out the studio and prepare equipment (computers, cameras, micro-computers, robotics, etc) for use.
Incumbent will interact with workshop participants on a regular basis, helping them to problem solve as well as provide advice and feedback on works in progress.
Conduct a series of high-level workshops each semester (approximately 3 workshops per semester focusing on a different skill or theoretical framework)
Engage with the FHS and campus community
This includes community building, the incumbent will engage FHS constituents and others in the campus community with critiques, conversations and other forms of focused interaction.
Publicly present work on campus
Give public talks for the FHS studio, individual classes, and or interest groups; prepare an exhibition, performance, screening, installation or equivalent at the end of the residency
Both established artists and recently minted MFAs or Phds who demonstrate the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. Applications from artists whose practices intersect race, gender, aging, human futurity, social and computer sciences, digital, computational, and other media, are especially welcome. The artist(s) will be selected by the PI, Stephanie Dinkins, along with a selection committee made up of the Stony Brook Department of Art faculty.
Special Notes: This is a part time 10-month, one academic year appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.
Resume/CV should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Education Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Art-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
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