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To apply for this job, please email (no phone calls please) to OFFCenter’s Executive Director, Robert Allen at: rallen@offcenterarts.org  Please attach a cover letter and resume as PDF files.

Position – Studio/Gallery Coordinator (Position open until filled)

Employment status : Part-time: 20-25 Hrs/weekFlex/Overlap Schedule with Senior Staff to cover –
Open Studio Hours (Tu-Fr: Noon – 5 pm; Sat: 10 am – 3 pm) And occasionally needed/compensated for Special Events on evenings or weekends

Reports to: Program Manager, Executive Director

Compensation: $10.00 per hour starting

Position Summary

The Studio/Gallery Coordinator is responsible for maintaining OFFCenter’s Open Community Arts Studio as a safe and healthy environment to support the creative expression and well-being of studio participants based on OFFCenter’s mission, vision, values, and principles. Responsible for encouraging and engaging artists on a daily, periodic and long-term basis and encouraging them to participate in the full range of opportunities through OFFCenter programming. The SGC collaborates with the Program Manager (PM) to identify key Open Studio artist candidates to mentor and guide through progressive, skill-building and art sales opportunities through our Emerging Artists’ Economic Development Program. The SGC collaborates with the PM for participants’ recruitment into our: Weekly Skill-Building Workgroups in visual, written and musical arts; Specialty Art Technique and Art-Based Business Workshops; Non-Juried Exhibits (6x/yr); Emerging Artists Co-op Gallery; and Folk Art Festival activities. The SGC is responsible for operating OFFCenter’s Artists’ Co-op Gallery and Exhibition Space to provide dynamic public venues for display and sales of a diverse range of studio artists’ creations. It is essential for the SGC to compassionately engage with a diverse range of artists of all ages and abilities with, recruiting and mentoring all studio artists to finish their work to presentation level for exhibits and art sales, the SGC supports participants’ artistic, social and economic development. In collaboration with artist-instructors, support staff (service-learning interns) and volunteers, primary responsibilities also include; keeping the studio a safe, accessible environment for a diverse population; maintaining and organizing studio supplies; manage donations of art materials; and manage art sales accounting for OFFCenter’s Art Thrift Store and Artists’ Co-op Gallery.

OFFCenter is committed to a culturally diverse staff that reflects our varied community and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


Primary Responsibilities –

Open Community Arts Studio & Co-op Emerging Artists’ Gallery Management

  • Maintain a safe environment for diverse self-expression and social dialogue, while instilling a positive sense of personal ownership, responsibility, and reciprocity to the OFFCenter community from each of its studio users.
  • Assist studio participants to access art materials, art resources, and artist opportunities.
  • Encourage the art making of studio participants, helping participants expand their artistic skills.
  • Encourage studio participants to contribute to studio organization and maintenance.
  • Give tours and information to guest and new participants.
  • Keep studio materials organized and accessible.
  • Manage and organize storage of equipment, tools and art materials.
  • Work with volunteers to maintain and clean the studio and keep art material available and organized.
  • Accept and organize material donations from donors.
  • Collaborate with Program Manager to make best use of donated art materials for workshops, classes and outreach.
  • Manage and maintain our art material Thrift Store and Artists’ Co-op Gallery.
  • Assist customers with sales from our Thrift Store, Artists’ Co-op Gallery and Exhibition space.
  • Assist Program Manager to develop program workshops and exhibitions.
  • Assist as needed with Exhibition, Outreach and Fundraising events.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor or Associate’s degree in art, arts management, art therapy or social services preferred.
  • Experience working in the arts or social services.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Basic knowledge of Google Apps (Mail, Docs etc…)
  • Initiative to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with OFFCenter staff, program participants, volunteers, interns, agencies, visitors, donors and community partners.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Good verbal and communication skills.
  • Retail art sales experience a plus.
  • Spanish or American Sign Language skills a plus.