. The winner will be announced January 21, 2015.
. The winner will be announced January 21, 2015.
KCAI has an opening for Director of Alumni Relations and Development.
Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City is seeking a part time entry-level Visitor Services Team Member.
The Missouri Arts Council seeks a Community Arts Specialist
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) seeks a Marketing and Constituent Services Coordinator
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas is looking for an adjunct to teach Printmaking 1 and Art Appreciation (a lecture course) for the fall semester of 2014. Both of these classes meet on Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. back to back. Interested applicants can emaiL Christa Kagin, MAET-ATR email@example.com their resume and contact information ASAP!!!
Real Estate Developer in Overland Park is need of an artist with 3D imaging expertise or other ability to create color images of Multi-Family Development project for our test website. Send resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Constructing Media Marketing Group is seeking graphic artist for Kansas City-based marketing group. Exceptional creativity and great portfolio requested. WordPress experience and web design experience will win the job.Please send resumes to Kirk at Kirk@constructingmedia.com
The Kemper Museum has an opening for a part-time Museum Protection Officer, submit resumes to Jean Hanover at email@example.com or deliver to their East Office Building.
KidsTLC INC is looking to hire a new Street Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing community outreach, assessment, support and referral to community resources for homeless youth. The position requires some on-call time.
Printing company located in Merriam is looking to add a pre press operator to their staff.
10 POWER Marketing needs a graphic/wordpress designer.
A vehicle graphics company is looking for a full-time graphic designer.
Graphics and T-shirt artist position.
The Daum Museum of Art in Sedalia, MO seeks a part-time/ on call installation staff. A full background check will be required to work in collections storage areas. Please forward a cover letter and résumé to Matt Clouse, Registrar/Exhibitions Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone calls please.
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has several openings including a full-time curator position.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft seeks a Director of Community Outreach and Development.
Galerie Gabrie, a contemporary fine art gallery in Pasadena, CA, is looking for a Gallery Assistant.
Looking to relocate to Miami? Here is a Art jobs board for the city.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey has a 30 year history of making dance accessible to all, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multicultural community partnerships. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary and community members that exemplify the life and vision of our mission, we are requesting proposals from Kansas City Art Institute students to create an three-dimensional award for KCFAA to present at their 30th Anniversary Gala.
The winning design will receive $500 plus the cost of materials to produce the piece.
Medium options: glass, ceramic, fiber and other materials considered. Material must be three-dimensional, inspired, and appropriate to use as an award.
Dimensions: No larger than 24″ x 24″
Theme: The ART of Dance
Proposals due: August 1, 2014
(please include estimated cost of materials)
Proposal Winner Announced: August 18, 2014
Project Review: September 2014
Project Completion: October 1, 2014
Proposals submitted to:
Randy Williams, Advancement Office
Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Mo 64111
HMK Hallmark has a part-time opening for a Graphic Artist – Service Specialists. They are responsible for the stores graphic design, laser engraving, dye sublimation, embroidery, and high speed printing/book binding. Submit resume to email@example.com or contact Leslie Anderson, Store Manager 816-931-4555 for more info.
KCAI has an opening for an academic and career advisor.
Townsend communications, Inc. has an opening for Corporate Art Director / Graphic Designer. The Art Director formulates concepts, designs and production of layouts for magazines, advertisements, other related publications and company sales /promotional aids. Applicants should contact Alice Chandler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitterman Family Confections has an opening for a Creative Designer. This position makes custom labels for customers using their logo and adding a creative spin. Product flyers, catalogs, signs, candy bar wrappers, etc as needed. Submit a resume and link to your portfolio to HR@BITTERMANCANDY.COM
Murray’s Ice Creams & Cookies seeks a people person to fill a Soda Jerk position. Contact Murray Nixon at email@example.com.
The University of Missouri Extension in Lexington, MO has an opening for a Community Arts Regional Specialist
The Kansas City Ballet currently has a receptionist position open.
Full time Graphic web Designer and Product Manager Position in Overland Park focusing on building wordpress sites.
Framer position in westport.
CR Promotions is currently hiring a part-time Graphic Design Artist for the Kansas City area.
DeCloud Studios, an Overland Park, KS based School Yearbook & Senior Photography Company is currently accepting applications from talented, responsible and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Seasonal Photo Editor.
Phoenix Gallery is opening a second gallery in the Plaza and would like to hire a KCAI student or alumni for a part-time position. Send your resume and contact info to Susan Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Division-D in Columbia, MO has an opening for a Digital Creative Associate. They are responsible for internal branding, developing and designing creative units for current and future clients. Send your resume, contact info and portfolio to email@example.com
University of Missouri in Columbia has several opening available: https://myhr.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=9 and at their extension school http://extension.missouri.edu/careers/positions_available.html
Interact Center is a non-profit arts organization offering full time creative practice at the professional level for adults with disabilities. We are a state-licensed adult day care center offering both theatrical and visual arts daily artistic programming. Mission-driven and creative, we are looking for the right candidate to join our team.
Curator: Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) seeks a visionary Curator specializing in modern and contemporary art with a particular emphasis on art and artists of the western United States.
Various job opportunities at the Guggenheim Museum: NYC.
Current available positions at The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA.
Current available positions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) current Opportunities. San Francisco, USA.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago job opportunities. Chicago.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Current Full-time Faculty Positions. Chicago, USA.
Cincinnati Artswave current Job Opportunities.
Association of Midwest Museums current Job Opportunities.
The Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago is accepting applications .
Gold Coast boutique in Chicago seeks dynamic individual, must have general sales & office work experience in addition to product photography & photo editing skills.
Kompleks Creative, a graphic design and digital marketing agency based in Downtown Durham, NC, is searching for a graphic designer to join their team. To apply visit: http://komplekscreative.com/careers or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeform studios is looking for two part-time 3D Modelers. Primarily 3D modeling and editing to prepare scanned geometry and textures of people for 3D printing. Also opportunities to operate a high-end 3D printer and post-process 3D prints. Contact Lisa Menninger at 913-387-9451 or email@example.com for more info or to apply.
DeCloud Studios, an Overland Park, KS based School Yearbook & Senior Photography company is currently accepting applications from talented, responsible and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Seasonal Staff Photographer. Contact Leilah Kouri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913 – 956 – 7312 for more info.
Avila University needs to staff 3 classes in the Art+Design Department for this fall semester 2014 Master’s Degree preferred but not required. Stipend commensurate with education and experience. Please send inquiries and resumes to Janine Urness at email@example.com.
The classes are:
BEGINNING DRAWING Monday/Wednesday, 9 – 11:40 am
BEGINNING PAINTING Monday/Wednesday 2 – 4:40 pm
3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN Tuesday Thursday 9 – 11:40 am
Unbound seeks a graphic designer with a BFA for a Visual Communications Specialist.
Notre Dame de Sion School seeks a K-8 art instructor.
Lexmark is seeking a design-conscious, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and organized illustrator and Multimedia Designer to join the creative wing of its global marketing team. Applicants should contact: Sherri Lockridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
The InterUrban ArtHouse has an Administrative Assistant position opening
Studio Dan Meiners seeks a Floral Designer & Team Leader. Please email:
– Photos of your floral designs
– Cover letter explaining how you are a good fit for this
position to Rory Welsh at email@example.com or call 816.843-7244 if you have questions.
UMKC Innovation Center Artist Inc. Programming, is seeking an Associate Director Program/Project Operations. This position is the chief administrator of the suite of Artist INC.programs and is responsible for the program’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
LOFT at Oak Park Mall is seeking passionate, highly motivated, fashion forward leaders!
EPIC Clay Studio is a small non-profit ceramics studio in the heart of Strawberry Hill. It is a program of Accessible Arts in collaboration with CHWC. They have a paid residency position open.
Part-time position at a printing co. in production and customer service.
The Museum of Prairie Fire in Overland Park seeks a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will play a central role in recruiting, training and managing volunteers for the Museum.
Chinati in Marfa, TX is seeking part-time (20 hours/week) visitor services associates as well as a full-time development manager. The full job descriptions and application instructions are posted here: https://chinati.org/programs/employment
Program Assistant Position at the Getty Foundation: Works with senior staff in all areas of grant making, including undergraduate and graduate internship programs, art conservation, art museums, and academic art history. Responsibilities may include managing a small internship program at the Getty.
The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently seeking an Admissions Counselor for the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.
Bilingual Spanish Emerson School in Austin, TX seeks an elementary art teacher.
QUINN FABLE ADVERTISING in NYC has an opening for a Junior Art Director.
VISUAL INGENUITY in St Louis seeks a Graphic Design Associate.
The Art Institute of Austin is currently identifying qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator to lead the Fashion program. This position does require a teaching load in addition to overall management of the program.
Upcoming residency deadlines follow. Happy searching!
AZULE (Hot Springs , North Carolina United States)
Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, Colorado United States)
Mesa Refuge (Point Reyes Station, California United States)
The Banff Centre | Interdisciplinary programs (Banff, Alberta Canada)
Thurber House | John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence (Columbus, Ohio United States)
Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, California United States)
Caldera (Sisters, Oregon United States)
HUB-BUB (Spartanburg, South Carolina United States)
Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont United States)
AHHA Visual Art Residency | Hardesty Arts Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma United States)
Lanesboro Residency Program (Lanesboro, Minnesota United States)
Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, California United States)
The Rensing Center (Pickens, South Carolina United States)
Weir Farm Art Center (Wilton, Connecticut United States)
Willapa Bay AiR (Oysterville, Washington United States)
Full-time and part-time art handler positions are open!
KCAI CPS is seeking a part-time Services Assistant on weekends.
KCAI is looking for visiting professors in animation and graphic design.
Children’s Mercy Hospital is seeking an illustrator/ graphic designer. Contact Susan Abdel-Rahman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Murphy Hoffman Company would like to hire a KCAI alumni for a full-time graphic design position ASAP.
Vance Publishing, an industry leader in b2b media communications, is seeking an Assistant Art Director to join our Creative Services team in our Lenexa, Kansas office.
Portraits Today Studios is a retail, same day portrait studio and is looking for an experienced photographer not afraid of the challenge of retail photography.
Fast growing sign company needs a vinyl production team leader and print production person.
GameStop, a Fortune 300 Company is searching for management and PT Supervisors (Sr. Game Advisor) candidates for our Kansas City area stores. Send resumes to ChrisJordan@GameStop.com.
Lowe’s is hiring. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Exhibit company looking for a full time fabrication assistant and all around enthusiastic worker with a great attitude and a willingness to grow.
LogoKC currently has an immediate opening for a full time Graphic Artist.
Lifestyle Publications is one of the fastest growing companies in Kansas City and has an immediate opening for the position of Graphic Designer/Art Editor.
The Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) was established in 2010 based on a pioneering content partnership with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and is scheduled to open in May 2014 in Overland Park, KS. The Museum is looking for talented and motivated candidates to join the team as Visitor Services Coordinators.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, quirky greeting cards, gift wrap, and custom stamps, envelopes and cards. They are looking to hire a KCAI affiliate for an Assistant Manager Position. in the Plaza and Leawood store, along with several other positions. Applicants should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online www.paper-source.com
Professional post production company in the St. Louis metro area is seeking full time photo editors to perform color correction and artistic editing on primarily wedding and portrait images using Adobe Lightroom.
DCM Art Services provides transportation, installation, packing / crating, storage and specialty work for Houston and the surrounding areas. We currently have an Art Handler Position available.
The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, TX seeks a part-time Gallery Educator.
Austin based art’s non profit seeks Director of Operations and Accounts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a visitor services assistant.
Established East Coast Gallery with four locations is seeking a professional, proactive, detail oriented individual to assist in the receipt, cataloging and shipment of artworks to both our domestic and international clients, as well as to our other gallery locations.
Grapefruit Moon Gallery in the twin cities seeks a gallery sales specialist.
Murray’s Ice Creams & Cookies has an opening for a part-time Murray’s Soda Jerk. Contact Murray at email@example.com, call 8169315646 or visit their Westport location and slip a sheet of paper with your contact info and availability through the mail slot.
Artist & Craftsman Supply at 229 Southwest Boulevard is hiring full-time staff. Must have knowledge in a variety of mediums. Contact Nicholas Naughton at 816-221-5454 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Dan Needham of Needham Floral seeks a part time floral assistant. Contact INFO@NEEDHAMFLORAL.COM for more info.
KCAI is seeking applications for the full-time position of executive administrative assistant to the president.
The City of KCMO has several art related positions open.
Lexmark is seeking a design-conscious, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and organized illustrator with a strong background in conceptual and corporate illustration and graphic design to join the creative wing of its global marketing team. Applicants should contact: Sherri Lockridge at email@example.com
Midtown Self Storage Need a weekend only person to help with UHaul, pulling trucks up, cleaning, returning, running of our storage elevator. This position is part-time and pays an $9 hour. Contact Jolie Vorce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis has an opening for Exhibitions & Gallery Manager.
So You Want To Have A Show? : Do’s and Don’ts from a Curator’s Perspective
Okay, so a few departments on campus require students to have an off campus show, those that don’t require it may encourage students to show while in school. So if you’re reading this, you obviously want to have a show. I’ve been a curatorial assistant for 3 years and just recently took over the Subterranean Gallery as director. A whole lot more goes into putting on an exhibition than people think, here are your do’s and don’ts.
1. Set a realistic budget – With any gallery opening, it’s going to cost you a lot of time, and quite a bit of money. Just to make the space at Subterranean Gallery exhibition ready costs a few hundred dollars. Research galleries and find out what they will provide for you. Some spaces have wonderful gallery preparators who will hang your work on pristine walls and handle it with care. Other spaces, like most small alternative spaces have a curator/preparator/director who wears all of the hats like me. Plan for around $200 to have an opening.
Here’s an example breakdown:
So for a local exhibition, on the low end without factoring in the cost of framing your show would cost $170! Some galleries will split this cost, other spaces it is up to the artist.
2. Be prepared – Know that often times, things will go wrong and you will be working on getting the show ready up until the last few minutes before it opens. Most gallery directors have shows in mind and begin preparing 6 months in advance before a show. If you need a spring exhibition, pitch in the fall or early winter, and when you do pitch be professional.
Appropriate Exhibition Proposal Needs:
o Cover Letter
o Examples of Work – Specifically the work you are planning to make/ have made for the exhibition.
A meaty paragraph with details as to how you plan to use the space, why you want to show there, what your work is doing etc.
The proposal should set up a context for your work so that the gallery owner can understand how it would interact with their space/curatorial practice.
Please, do not ever approach a gallery owner at an opening with a bunch of ideas. If other galleries are like me, we have many things balancing at once and your pitch will be forgotten. Email us and set up a meeting, I’ll give my email to just about anybody. I would happily meet someone for coffee and listen to exhibition ideas, but have something realistic in mind for the space first (make a proposal!). Be considerate of my time and I will be considerate of yours.
3. Set Deadlines– Some artists hate deadlines, but when it comes to making an exhibition happen they are a necessity. You need deadlines for every stage of the exhibition. Here are my guidelines for a show:
Sticking to this schedule will allow for you to not only have a smooth opening, but a develop a relationship with a curator/gallery director who will trust you! That trust is important. If you show up two days before an opening with wet paintings completely disorganized, they have the power to turn the ship around and call the whole thing off, be considerate.
4. Know Who and What you’re dealing with – Try to meet the gallery owner before you start planning an exhibition, or at the very least visit the space. The end goal may be to have an exhibition, but you need to remember to protect your art. A lot of spaces will ignore common gallery policies like loan forms and may or may not have a professional preparator hanging your work. Meet these people, talk to them and ask a ton of questions. If they aren’t willing to answer things like What if my art gets damaged? or Who will be installing the exhibition? don’t walk- run.
Also choose your helpful friends wisely. Art school is a busy place and having people you can rely on will lead to less headaches in the long run.
5. Don’t expect to sell work – This is a biggie, but if that’s your intention with having an art opening, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Selling work is a beautiful pleasant surprise if it does happen in undergrad, but your work is going to change and mature. Don’t let selling one type of thing effect the type of work you make and ideas you want to explore unless your ultimate goal is to be Jeff Koons with a workshop doing everything for you. If you show at a commercial gallery, they are going to take a significant cut from the overall sale. Plus, many galleries that are considered alternative spaces, like mine, can’t sell work! As an undergrad student it is better for you to find galleries willing to offer social capital rather than a paycheck.
Social capital can be in the form of networking, brand building, marketing, programming etc. With each exhibition I am currently working on, I’m planning gallery programming specifically related to the artist’s ideas and practice with the hope of encouraging the community to develop a more enhanced dialogue with the artist. This is also a plus because it gives artist’s the freedom to sell their work out of their studios for 100% of the profit and potentially get exhibitions at bigger galleries that have mailing lists full of collectors specifically looking to buy work they care about! Building and refining your network is the most important thing you can do while in school to keep from feeling completely lost once you graduate and beyond. The internet is doing quite a bit to change how the art world works so don’t underestimate the power of social capital.
6. Last but not least, communicate– Check your email, your phone, and respond. If I set a due date for Exhibition plans or the press release and just don’t hear from you, I won’t order postcards and I’ll push the show back until I do. Keep communication as professional as possible, and be upfront with me if something happens. Remember that when you plan to have a show in a space, it needs to stay on par with the expectations the community has for the caliber of the work in the space. Not only is your artistic reputation at stake with the exhibition, so is the reputation of the gallery.