FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

Employment Opportunities


Now Hiring for 2 positions:

Program Director and Summer 2022 Program Assistants.

Program Director

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to restoring the year-round vitality of the historic art community of Provincetown. The Work Center is internationally known for its acclaimed seven-month residency program granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.

The Work Center was founded in 1968 by a group of artists, writers, and patrons, including Fritz Bultman, Salvatore and Josephine Del Deo, Stanley Kunitz, Philip Malicoat, Robert Motherwell, Myron Stout, Jack Tworkov, and Hudson D. Walker, among others. Through the years, the Work Center has drawn internationally recognized artists and writers to Provincetown for free-of-charge public programs such as lectures, readings, and exhibitions. The Work Center’s Fellows, who arrive in Provincetown as emerging and mostly unknown writers and artists, have gone on to win multiple Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, Prix de Rome scholarships, Whiting Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. The artists have presented their work at the Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, The New Museum, MASS MoCA, Friends of the High Line, and many other venues around the world.

The Fine Arts Work Center’s Summer Program offers nearly 80 different classes in creative writing and visual arts over the course of 11 weeks. Members of the program’s award-winning faculty are among the most respected and renowned artists and writers working today. Through 24PearlStreet, the Work Center’s online writing program, students may register for one, four, or eight week asynchronous workshops; as well as for virtual live one week synchronous workshops. 24PearlStreet students have 24/7 access to our custom built online classroom where teachers may post class lectures, readings, assignments, and feedback.

Purpose of Position: The Program Director plays a key role on the senior leadership team at the Fine Arts Work Center and is responsible for ensuring programmatic excellence across the Work Center’s programmatic, community engagement, and partnership offerings. Specifically, the Program Director oversees the implementation of several signature initiatives at the Fine Arts Work Center, including the eleven-week Summer Workshop Program, ongong online writing program 24PearlStreet, and free year-round series of cultural events and exhibitions. The Program Director also supports efforts to engage the Work Center’s local community as well as the community of past Fellows, a diverse network of visual artists and writers who participated in the acclaimed seven-month Fellowship program, through offerings such as the Returning Residency Program and Opening to Wonder series.

KEY DUTIES

Visual Arts and Creative Writing Education Programs

● Initiate and set goals for visual arts and creative writing programs based on the Fine Arts Work Center’s strategic priorities and objectives.
● Ensure that program systems and operations are effective, impactful, and aligned with strategic goals.
● Collaborate with the Education Program team to oversee all aspects of program development including planning, scheduling, and implementing Summer Workshop Program and 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program.
● Research, hire, and support world-class visual arts and creative writing faculty.
● Make recommendations for and enact new educational program models that support learning and drive new earned revenue.
● Work in collaboration with External Relations Director to market and promote open enrollment education programs, to reach annual student enrollment goals.
● Oversee Education Program revenue and expenses to ensure programming achieves financial projections and expenses remain within budget. Serve as point of contact for Finance and Administration teams.
● Collaborate with staff and faculty to ensure smooth operations of both in-person and virtual classes and events.
● Oversee meaningful student and faculty evaluation processes and implement program changes as necessary.
● Ensure that education programs reflect the organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values and participants have an exceptional experience every time they interact with the organization.

● Oversee scholarship program to engage new and emerging voices in our work.

Community Engagement and Partnership Offerings

● Engage a broad and diverse audience in the Fine Arts Work Center’s free year-round series of cultural events and exhibitions, including the newly launched Opening to Wonder series.
● Maintain gallery exhibition and public presentation calendar and align cross-department staff around its successful implementation.
● Connect with past Fellows to carefully listen and explore how The Work Center can best engage with this community.
● Oversee ongoing and new Fellows network offerings, such as the Returning Residency Program and other past Fellows outreach programs.
● Manage all aspects of select community-based partnerships, including bookstore collaboration with local independent book seller.
● Identify opportunities to create collaborative alliances and mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with regional and national visual art and writing programs, schools, galleries, and other mission aligned organizations.
● Deepen relationships with local community-based partners and organizations through innovative programming partnerships.

● Represent the Work Center in national meetings and conversations as appropriate.

Other

● Track and report on earned revenue and program development progress to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.
● Supervise Summer Program Manager and 24PearlStreet Manager. Promote a culture of quality performance and continuous improvement that values learning and collaboration.
● Work with Buildings and Grounds and Housekeeping teams to ensure summer residential program participants have a quality on-site living experience.
● Identify opportunities to make Work Center programming more accessible to audiences with disabilities.

● Play a key role in Strategic Plan development and implementation.

Qualifications:

● Five to seven years of experience in non-profit program management.
● Demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing programming and community engagement strategies.
● Knowledge of the field of adult education creative writing and visual arts programs.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders and advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values.
● Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem-solve, adhere to deadlines, and lead a team to success.

● Interest, expertise, and background in visual arts and/or creative writing.

The Work Center provides a competitive salary, as well as the opportunity for subsidized housing in beautiful Provincetown. Benefits also include employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurances. The quality of life that Provincetown provides is also a substantial benefit.

Applications

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, through our online application form.
The Fine Arts Work Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Summer 2022 Program Assistants

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown seeks two full time seasonal Summer Program Assistants for our eleven-week program of nearly 70 inspiring workshops in creative writing and visual arts taught by award-winning faculty. Our writing workshops include classes in poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and playwriting. Our visual arts workshops include classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and photography.
Summer Program Assistants are vital members of our team and assist with the daily operations of running the summer workshops. This position assists in managing the Summer Workshops and Summer Project Residencies. Summer Program Assistants report to and work in collaboration with the Summer Program Manager. The Summer Program Assistant responsibilities relate to program operations and development, marketing, and hospitality. They and the Summer Program Manager are the primary contacts for both students and faculty, with the exception of faculty booking and scheduling.
The position runs from May 30 – August 19, 2022. The work week is 40 hours per week, with 2 non-consecutive days off per week. Evening and weekend work required. Salary: $17/hr. Includes shared on-site housing.

Qualifications:

● Familiarity with creative writing and visual arts professions
● Comfort in a customer service role
● Demonstrated history of excellent communication and organizational skills
● Adeptness with technology and the ability to guide others on technology
● Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across departments
● Understanding of and enthusiasm for in-person and online learning
● Willingness to work flexible hours
● An outgoing personality
● Patience
● Experience in a printmaking studio or with photography/printing equipment a plus!

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
● Main point person, with Summer Program Manager, for student and faculty inquiries
regarding both program content and tech questions
● Conducting general office work
● Compiling course evaluations and demographic forms from students and faculty
● Assisting in compiling data for board reports
● Managing student and faculty check-in and orientation
● Organizing and selling faculty books and Work Center merchandise
● Setting up event room, A/V equipment, merchandise, and books for faculty readings,
artist talks, and student night
● Assisting with cleaning and setting up of visual arts studios, classrooms and
common areas
● Assisting with the photography classes – printing images, ordering supplies
● Taking photos and supporting program promotion and events on social media
● Assisting students in the computer and media labs
● Introducing faculty during faculty readings & artist talks
● Assisting with all aspects of student night – room set up, introductions, food service,
etc.
● Preparing, setting up and cleaning for meals and receptions, including daily
continental breakfast and weekly receptions
● Additional as needed: assisting with fundraising events and gallery support

Interested applicants should apply via this online form, including a resume and cover letter,
by February 14, 2022.

 

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