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The CUE Teen Collective Coordinator is a part-time, seasonal role that supports CUE Art Foundation’s CUE Teen Collective (CTC) for the 2023-24 academic year. CTC is a free, year-long after-school program for high school students who are passionate about visual culture and interested in exploring careers in the fine arts.
The CUE Teen Collective is uniquely structured to give students insight into the NYC art world, in order to prepare them for careers as visual artists and beyond. The program also offers students the opportunity to collaboratively conceptualize and plan a final exhibition of their own work, presented at CUE’s gallery space in the Spring of each year.
The position will be supervised by and work closely with CUE’s Gallery Associate, Communications Associate, and the CTC Lead Educator. They will also work directly with other staff to ensure the success of the 2023-24 collective.
The CUE Teen Collective Coordinator supports the needs of the program across multiple areas of work. The position assists the program’s administrative needs, such as administering registration packets, developing rosters and attendance records, setup and coordination of class sessions, and managing supplies and inventory. Additionally, the position supports communications efforts related to CTC, collaborating with CUE’s Communications Associate on email and website communications, social media, and program documentation. The position also assists the CTC Lead Educator with student engagement, class session logistics, and the planning and coordination of the CTC final group exhibition in June 2024.
The ideal candidate for this position is a motivated individual who is interested in joining a small team of passionate people. They will be mission-driven and interested in arts education as well as arts engagement in New York City and more broadly. They will also share in our commitment to the values of access, equity, and collaboration.
AREAS OF WORK
Organization and administration of student materials
Communication with students, parents, and vendors
Documentation and communication of the program to CUE’s audiences
Management of inventory and budget tracking
Assistance in planning the CUE Teen Collective final exhibition
Assist with creating, editing, and organizing the program/exhibition schedule and student recruitment and selection process
Co-host student interview days during the recruitment process; arrange Zoom calls and calendar invites
Administer registration packets and ensure all student paperwork is complete, filed, and tracked
Serve as the main point of contact for students and parents to communicate late arrivals, absences, questions, etc.
Manage roster of students and track attendance for each class session
Draft and send agreements and W-9 forms to speakers before class sessions; ensure receipt of forms and filing in budget
Sent thank you notes to guest speakers and hosts following class sessions
Draft and send class session information email to students and their parents/guardians on a weekly basis
Assist with outreach and plan field trips to museums, galleries, and artist studios; participate in group conversations with artists and art professionals
Oversee setup and break down of class session material (i.e. tables and chairs, projector, art supplies, etc.)
Co-supervise students during weekly class sessions; participate in conversations and one-on-one meetings and support student needs and questions
Assist with updating Google Classroom with relevant readings and resources
Manage inventory of art supplies and snacks, ordering new supplies as needed and as possible within budget
Purchase and distribute Metrocards; ensure signed agreements are on file
Buy and distribute Blick gift cards for student art materials
Maintain budget; track expenses and ensure costs are in budget document
Communicate regularly and consistently about updates with CTC Lead Educator, CUE staff, students, and parents/guardians
Document program sessions via photo and video and upload to Google Drive
Plan and implement social media for class sessions via Instagram stories/posts
Increase engagement on CTC social media account by liking, following, and commenting on peer organization youth program accounts
Ensure prompt delivery of all requested materials from students
Assist with tracking, reviewing, and copyediting student headshots, biographies, statements and artwork captions
Assist with preparation of email updates, recruitment communications, and public announcements related to CTC
Collect and maintain program data
Exhibition Planning and Production
Assist in producing final student exhibition in CUE’s gallery space
Conduct outreach to videographer, photographer, and other vendors for final exhibition; coordinate documentation and file management
Produce annual print catalogue using student materials and visual assets
Assist in developing exhibition plan, including artwork drop-off, installation, vinyl, and deinstallation/artwork pick-up deadlines
Communicate with students regarding exhibition opening, as well as artwork drop-off, installation, pick-up, and follow up
Mail catalogues to students and send final exhibition communications (images for portfolio, video, etc.)
Other Tasks and Duties
Answer phone and field requests in the gallery as needed
Greet visitors and provide info on gallery hours, particularly on CTC session days
Participate in maintenance and cleanup of gallery and office space, with other staff
Prepare gallery for visits by CTC funders and guests
Participate in creation of development materials for CTC program and general CUE funding, including compiling photos and text related to CTC
Other tasks as requested and assigned
CUE Art Foundation recognizes that individuals have diverse life experiences and trajectories that may qualify them for this role, and prioritizes characteristics, skills, and lived experience that will allow for a candidate to undertake the role and learn from CUE’s context in ways that support both the organization and the employee’s future career goals. The qualifications listed below are simply a guideline, and we encourage those who do not meet them all but believe they are a great fit to apply anyway.
BA/BFA in studio art, art history, arts education, or a related field
Minimum of one year of experience working with students (preferably teenagers) in a school, enrichment program, museum, or community setting
An understanding and interest in contemporary art and the art world
Ability to lift at least 20 pounds
Administrative and Interpersonal Skills
Excellent communication and administrative organizational skills with the ability to work independently and follow through on projects
Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills with attention to detail
Propensity for teamwork; desire to collaborate with others and ability to engage with diverse people working toward common goals
Familiarity with Google Apps, especially Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, and Calendar
Demonstrated knowledge of technical instruction in at least one artistic discipline (drawing, painting, or sculpture is strongly preferred)
Experience with curriculum development and developing lesson plans is a plus
Character and Motivation
Problem solver who is motivated to mitigate and resolve issues and challenges that arise
Creative thinker who enjoys innovating both independently and in a team context
Quick learner who is able to pick up new tools and learn new processes quickly
Teamworker who is motivated, highly organized, and self-directed when necessary
Energetic presence, with spirit of resourcefulness, flexibility, commitment, and optimism
SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
This position is on-site at CUE’s gallery space twelve (12) hours a week. Particular days and hours are to be determined together by the candidate and CUE’s staff, but candidates must be available to attend weekly class sessions (including setup and breakdown) on Tuesdays from 3–7 pm. This is a part-time, seasonal position that begins in October/November 2023 and ends in June 2024, with the potential to become part-time, permanent. The compensation for this position is $25 an hour. The position is not entitled to healthcare benefits or paid time off. In cases of illness or vacation, CUE offers flexible scheduling to accommodate needs.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position and in CUE Art Foundation, along with your resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please combine both documents into a single PDF file, and put the title of the position in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through early November 2023 or until the position is filled. Finalists will be notified by CUE. No phone calls, please.
CUE Art Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, ability, origin, sexual orientation, religion, familial status, arrest or conviction record, or military status, among other factors. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds or with non-traditional experiences who otherwise would be deterred from applying are highly encouraged to submit an application.