Art Omi and Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability.
Art Omi Residency Program Assistant
Full-Time Temporary position, 6 weeks. Wednesday, June 12 to Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 40 hours a week. May include several weeks of admin work from home in October-January.
This position supports the artists residency program behind the scenes, running errands, helping with logistics, and assisting the Program Director to create a positive, productive, and welcoming environment for 25 artists from around the world.
This is a great opportunity to learn about running a successful art residency program.
Major Areas of Responsibility
- Prepare studio spaces for artists arrival
- Check equipment inventory and prepare for use
- Set up studio barn office
- Coordinate residents pick up
- Assist Program Director with daily tasks
- Coordinate weekly errands
- Help to find local resources for artists projects
- Facilitate Visitor's arrival and their presentations and studio visits
- Must be a people person and comfortable with a very diverse, international group
- Must have their own car and accommodations
- Must be able to drive 9 person passenger van
- Knowledge of the local area is a plus
- Must be able to multitask and prioritize
- Must be able to work in a team
- Must have working knowledge of macOS and Google Suite
Candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to Art Omi’s mission, to working to advance its position within the field, and an ability to advocate effectively for the organization and its goals in professional and social settings. We encourage you to apply even if you believe you don't meet all of the criteria.
What follows is a general description of expectations for the work environment. We are open to making modifications to support people of all abilities whenever feasible.
This is a fast-paced environment, both indoors and outdoors, encompassing some office operations and equipment, and public events. The candidate must be able to work 40 hours per week including some weekends evenings onsite. This position includes driving a 9-passenger van, some lifting up, and computer work.
Art Omi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, Art Omi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
- Full-Time Temporary
- Six weeks: Monday, June 12 - Friday, July 24, 2024
- 40 hours a week, generally 9 AM-5 PM, some evenings required
- Includes working on three Saturdays: (Sat, June 22; Sat, July 6; Sat, July 13)
- May include additional admin work from home in October-January
- $18 per hour
- Digital applications only, please
- Submit a cover letter and resume with the subject ‘Art Omi Residency Program Assistant’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham Curator & Program Manager
The exciting new development, the Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham, is seeking a part-time Curator & Program Manager to help plan, curate, and develop programming for various legacy and rotating exhibition spaces and public gathering spaces across the Art Omi Pavilions site. The Curator & Program Manager will also develop video content on the project’s collaborators and conduct outreach to potential legacy Pavilions collaborators. The Curator & Program Manager will report to the Co-Executive Directors, who are based in New York City. Preferably, the Curator & Program Manager will be based in the Hudson Valley.
Art Omi Pavilions is currently in pre-development and will break ground on the first phase of buildings in Summer 2024. This position will focus on strategy and pre-planning for both exhibitions and programming, as well as outreach and networking for potential collaborators until the site is open to the public in 2025. This position will work closely with the Art Omi Pavilions leadership team as well as Art Omi’s leadership, Curatorial, and Public Programming teams in time, as the local staff of Art Omi and Art Omi Pavilions will closely collaborate, if not fully integrate, over time.
This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week with the potential to develop into a full-time role closer to the opening of Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham to the public in 2025. The role can be done remotely or in office.
The key responsibilities and tasks associated with this role include but are not limited to:
- Initiate, research, and develop new exhibitions for rotating exhibition spaces across the Art Omi Pavilions site. This includes the Visitor Center gallery, and the Biennale Exhibition Pavilion, and the Mini-Pavilions, which will be part of the phase 2 construction of the project (timeline for construction and completion TBD). There may also be the opportunity to curate outdoor sculptures around the site. This will include:
- Curatorial responsibilities include research, writing, exhibition development, and working directly with artists.
- Coordination of all exhibitions and installations across the common exhibition areas (not including collaborator Pavilions, which will be curated by collaborators directly).
- Develop timelines for curatorial programs and projects.
- Project management, siting, production, fabrication, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions, including staff and contractors responsible for arranging crating, shipping, insurance, contracts, travel policies, and artwork loan agreements.
- Develop and monitor contracts, agreements, and other administrative documents as needed.
- Develop exhibitions program budget in concert with the Co-Executive Directors and maintain and work within budget.
- Work closely with the Art Omi Communications and Education departments on the development, implementation, and execution of interpretive program texts, digital content, online publications, and other key initiatives related to the dissemination of curatorial content. Communicate across departments to ensure that the Art Omi Communications and Development departments have content for press releases, the website, and social media, funding proposals, etc.
- Work to broaden Art Omi’s participation and reputation in the international contemporary art world by building and leveraging their own network of connections with artists, galleries, collectors, and peer institutions, and via their leadership and scholarship in the field.
- Demonstrate a commitment to advancing Art Omi’s mission to expand access to art and ensure that curatorial initiatives are being carried out in alignment with the institution’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) values.
- Develop and execute programming for the site. This will include:
- Plan and execute core artistic and community programming activities to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision. Programs should be designed to engage the various visitors the project hopes to attract, including the local community, weekend visitors to the area, the greater art world, and more. Examples include moderating and facilitating artist panels and discussions.
- Developing and implementing all logistical aspects of AOP’s programming, including but not limited to: budgeting, ticketing, registration, staffing, securing rentals and vendors, and coordinating contracts with service providers as needed.
- Design and implement evaluation processes for public programs.
- Lead and conduct outreach on behalf of the project to artists and collectors who are invited to participate in the project. This will include:
- Develop and execute a plan of strategic outreach to artists and collectors that are selected by the project Co-Executive Directors to be invited. This includes many famous, established artists.
- Conduct research as to the best way to contact potential artist and collector collaborators.
- Leverage the founder’s personal connections as well as one’s own network to reach desired artists and collectors.
- Research suitable collectors to invite to participate in the project, alongside the curators’ research, ideas, and outreach.
- Miscellaneous duties as they arise.
- The ideal candidate will have an existing network of curators, artists, and institutions, developed through five or more years of experience working in a curatorial capacity, or acceptable equivalent, with a record of compelling exhibitions in the field of contemporary art, OR at least three years in a museum or art-related environment with experience in organizing exhibitions and programming.
- Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work transparently within budgetary guidelines, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Exemplary communication skills will prove a significant advantage.
- Prior success managing exhibitions and/or programming within limited budget constraints.
- M.A. preferred, BA considered, in art history and/or related field.
- The ability to think strategically and creatively problem-solve.
- Candidate must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed according to programming and exhibition schedules.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to connect with a range of collaborators. This includes the ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization from AOP and AO leadership, to collaborators, peer staff, and third-party contractors.
- Positive and ambitious attitude; energetic.
We encourage you to apply even if you believe you don't meet all of the criteria.
Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, Art Omi Pavilions @ Chatham complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
- $32 - $35/hr, commensurate with experience.
- Must be available on occasional weekends throughout the year for openings and events, especially in the warmer months.
- Digital applications only, please
- Submit a cover letter and resume with the subject ‘Curator & Program Manager’ to: email@example.com
Art Omi: Education Student Volunteers
Art Omi: Education has a variety of volunteer opportunities coming up in 2024 for students ages 14+.
These are not paid positions.
- Join us as a helper during our Saturday Kids' Workshops. Students must commit to a minimum of four consecutive Saturdays. Hours are 9:30AM - 12:15PM.
- Become a helper during Winter or Spring Art Camp.
- Become a beloved Camp Omi volunteer! Students must commit to a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks. Hours are 8:30AM - 3:30PM.
- Help out during Education events. Dates/times vary.
To apply to volunteer for any of the above programs, please email a letter of interest to Sasha Sicurella, Art Omi: Education Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, include the following:
- Your name and birthdate.
- Why you would like to volunteer with us.
- Any experience you have had with children.
- Your interests and hobbies, especially those related to the arts.