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AS220 Industries Director
AS220 Industries Community Membership Manager

AS220 is a non-profit community arts organization located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  We provide an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts: a space to access tools, technology and knowledge; a space to come together, collaborate, innovate, experiment and take risks. AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit and perform in our facilities, including: four rotating gallery spaces; a performance stage; a black box theater; a print shop; a darkroom and media arts lab; a fabrication and electronics lab; a dance studio; a youth program focusing on youth under state care and in the Rhode Island juvenile detention facility; 48 affordable live/work studios for artists; and a bar and restaurant.

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To apply for jobs listed here, please send all materials requested in the specific position descriptions below to jobs@as220.org. Applications can also be faxed to 401-454-7445, or be mailed or hand delivered to:

AS220
ATTN: Jobs
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, as220.org, before applying.



AS220 Industries Director (40 hours/week)

The AS220 Industries seeks to foster a diverse community of artists and makers by providing affordable access to resources and educational experiences in wide range of artistic disciplines including printmaking, digital fabrication, photography and media arts.

The Industries Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee programmatic offerings, ensuring they are are affordable and relevant to meeting demands of artists, members and students while maintaining and growing the financial sustainability of the Industries Program. The Industries Director manages staff, including the Community Membership Manager, Facilities Coordinator and Open Hardware Community Manager as direct reports.

In addition to higher level programmatic oversight, the Industries Director is also directly responsible for managing educational programming. Educational offerings include regularly offered workshops, one-on-one instruction, private workshops, and educational activities held during special events. The Industries Director is expected to work with staff and instructors to develop new educational offerings based on interest and demand. Working with the members Education Committee and Instructors, the Industries Director will strive to refine pedagogy in the various artistic mediums supported by the space.

Ongoing education related duties include instructor recruitment, training and support, and workshop registration management. The Industries Director will be expected to work with the Communications Director to develop digital and print materials that present workshop participants with a well rounded curriculum and clear potential tracks for those looking to developing projects, further artistic knowledge, and experience community.

The Industries Director should have both big picture thinking and management skills with an eye for attention to detail. An background in education is required as is an in-depth understanding of at least one area of the Industries core artistic disciplines. Candidates should have a willingness to learn about a broad range of artistic mediums. The Industries Director will report to the Managing Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

Visioning:
– Lead visioning and long-term planning for Industries
– Engage in professional development as needed to build knowledge, understanding relevant skills
– Work with Industry staff to foster, manage, maintain, grow relationships and gather input with:
Industries Members
AS220 Staff, residents, and community
Providence community
Non-profit organizations, businesses, colleges, and schools

Administrative:
– Manage the Industries’ budget and work toward the financial sustainability in conjunction with the Managing Director
– Manage the Industries staff schedules
– Schedule and run weekly Industries staff meetings
– Delegate, oversee and document general administration of the program

Management:
– Supervise and support Community Membership Manager, Facilities Coordinator and Open Hardware Community Manager
– Supervise temporary contract staff and ensure interns are properly supervised
– Oversee roles, responsibility and work-flow of staff

Cross Program Collaboration:
– Communicate relevant programmatic info via email, phone, and in-person to all-staff, the development and admin teams
– Work with the Communications Director on Industries marketing and communications
– Work with Development team on grant applications and fundraising efforts
– Work with IT Director on computer system and network infrastructure
– Work with Property Management on space issues, problems, and inquiries
– Collaborate with other AS220 Staff and departments on special events and other initiatives as needed

Instructor Engagement:
– Collaborate with Member Education Committee
– Work with staff and instructors to develop new or special class offerings
– Actively recruit instructors in collaboration with Human Relations Manager
– Standardize workshop procedures for instructors (including prep and follow up)
– Develop and coordinate instructor trainings and professional development offerings
– Collect and publish relevant open source syllabi
– Submit instructor check requests

Managing Workshop Offerings:
– Create and standardize schedule of regular core-curriculum classes
– Create and publish full curriculum and suggested student tracks
– Work with Communications Director to promote workshops on the Industries website, via email and social media
– Manage workshop registration and rosters and update internal calendar
– Create workshop material/supply kits for core-workshops offerings

Data and Analytics:
– Create and Manage distribution and collection of student evaluations
– Track and report workshop enrollment and income
– Analyze enrollment and survey data to inform workshop offerings

Special Programming and Partnerships:
– Collaborate with Youth Studios staff on youth workshops
– Work with partner organizations to coordinate private and offsite workshops as requested
– Collaborate with the Community Membership Manager on educational programming for special events

Compensation:
AS220 has an equal pay policy: all non-profit staff are paid $18.50 per hour with benefits, including health care for full-time staff, generous and flexible paid time off, and opportunities for professional development.

To Apply Please Send: Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@as220.org

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of AS220.



AS220 Industries Community Membership Manager (40 hours/week)

The AS220 Industries seeks to foster a diverse community of artists and makers by providing affordable access to resources and educational experiences in wide range of artistic disciplines including printmaking, digital fabrication, photography and media arts.

Members are an integral part of the Industries. They are not just users but also contributors to the space, offering knowledge, expertise, ideas, and labor. The role of the Community Membership Manager is to engage with members, leveraging their knowledge, facilitating their involvement and providing them access to space and resources. This position is also responsible for growing the membership by creating an inclusive environment with clear pathways of engagement and relevant resources.

The Community Membership Manager will be the person on the front line working most closely with members to foster community and implement systems and policies that create an accessible and welcoming space.  Day to day duties include assisting current members working in the space and signing up and orienting new members. The Community Membership Manager will coordinate member volunteer hours and oversee membership committees and Industries events. In the longer term, the Community Membership Manager will work to identify trends, track and analyse usage and gather input from members regarding interest. This position will work closely with the Facilities Coordinator and Industries Director to develop and implement policies and systems.

The Community Membership Manager should have people skills and be well organized. A background in art making is a required.  An understanding of printmaking preferred. Candidate should have a willingness to learn a broad range of artistic mediums. The Community Membership Manager will report to the Industries Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

Membership Systems:
– Oversee membership levels and offerings
– Manage and maintain online member portal
– Manage member data, information
– Develop and maintain member contracts and handbooks
– Manage member email lists
– Orient and train new members to systems of access
– Coordinate member volunteer hours, tasks and trainings
– Actively track and ensure member dues collection
– Collaborate with Youth Studios staff on youth and youth alumni membership programs

Manage Resource Usage:
– Manage and update online resource booking system
– Work with Facilities Coordinator to develop systems and processes of usage
– Create user guides and manuals as needed
– Track and report resource and equipment usage
– Analyze resource and equipment usage data to identify trends and needs
– Work with Facilities Coordinator to ensure equipment and space meet the needs of members

Member Engagement:
– Orient new members to the space and community
– Work to increase membership through recruitment and promotion
– Run regular member meetings
– Manage member committees
– Work with the Industries Director to identify potential instructors
Coordinate special contract and for-hire projects with members as needed
– Oversee internships as necessary
– Gather data and assess member needs, interest and demand

Special Events:
– Organize special and public events such as Drink and Ink, PVD Fest and Foo Fest
– Collaborate w/ staff and development on fundraising through events like the Print Lottery

Compensation:
AS220 has an equal pay policy: all non-profit staff are paid $18.50 per hour with benefits, including health care for full-time staff, generous and flexible paid time off, and opportunities for professional development.

To Apply Please Send: Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@as220.org

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of AS220.