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IA&A is a private non-profit, comprehensive arts services organization. Founded in 1995, IA&A is using innovative approaches to respond to the needs of the international arts community. IA&A promotes international and cross-cultural understanding by working with more than 600 museums and cultural institutions, showcasing a wide range of diverse artists, arts movements and cultural programs. IA&A has provided cross-cultural experiences to millions of people at institutions in all 50 states and in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, Vietnam and other countries, in an effort to make the arts more available to a broad segment of the population.

President
The President of International Arts & Artists (IA&A) reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.   IA&A was founded in 1995 and is currently a $2 million/year 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public in four distinct areas:

  • Traveling Exhibition Services
  • Cultural Exchange Programs
  • Design Studio
  • IA&A at Hillyer

More information can be found on the organization’s website at www.artsandartists.org

The President provides inspirational leadership and direction to staff; ensures the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; and establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable IA&A to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.  Specific duties are described below.

Overall Executive Management

  • Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission
  • Ensure that IA&A’s fiscal operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, communications, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization
  • Continue to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive Board that is highly engaged and can assist with leveraging and securing resources
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth
  • Ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and overall impact; comparing performance to stated milestones and goals
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Demonstrate leadership in direction of programs, and bring new ideas and strategies to the Board of Directors

Communication

  • Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals
  • Demonstrate and maintain relationships and cooperative arrangements with a broad array of arts leaders, arts organizations, and arts benefactors on an international, national, and local scale
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, clients, funders, and the general public

Human Resources

  • Attract, retain, and motivate a diverse, high-quality staff (paid and volunteer)
  • Serve as a motivational leader for the entire staff, facilitating cross-departmental collaboration and ensuring a positive, multicultural work environment

Budget and Finance

  • Oversee the financial status of the organization, including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, and ensuring sound financial controls are in place
  • Set financial priorities to support IA&A programs and staff
  • Work with the staff and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines

Development

  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to sustain and grow the organization
  • Ensure that the flow of funds, earned and donated, permits IA&A to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies that will enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • Strong relationships with, and reputation within, international and national arts organizations, including funders, leaders, and artists
  • Deep understanding of, and a driving commitment to, the arts and cultural exchange
  • Financially and politically savvy leadership, with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems
  • Keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making
  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with a related advanced degree in the arts, arts programming, business, or public administration
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, 3-5 years serving in an executive role
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding, and fiscal management experience
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; must be a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Please e-mail a CV and cover letter expressing your interest in this opportunity to christinep@artsandartists.org. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

IA&A is an equal opportunity employer

Head Registrar
IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service seeks an experienced and motivated individual to join its team as Head Registrar.

Job Description

  • Reports to the Director of Traveling Exhibition Service (TES).
  • Supervise other registrars or related staff.
  • Manages registrarial duties for approximately 30 to 40 traveling exhibitions from early development through dispersal.
  • Works directly with Director and Exhibition Development Coordinator to develop new exhibitions.
  • For each exhibition, supervises or acts as the registrarial point of contact for the organizing institution, independent curator, lender(s), and/or venues.
  • Works with IA&A Exhibition Manager (EM) to determine object and logistical needs of exhibition during development and throughout the duration of the tour.
  • With EM, create exhibition budget and maintain costs.
  • Maintain department budget of $1,3+m.
  • Create department budget forecasting and continually update anticipated expenditures.
  • Oversees receipt of income payments.
  • Creates or delegates and approves exhibition checklist, crate lists, condition report notebooks, packing notes, and installation manual for each exhibition for distribution to traveling exhibition venues.
  • Supervises shipping for approximately 40+ domestic and international exhibition transits annually.
  • Assesses shipping costs and income from venues for outgoing and prorated shipping.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates packing/crating, customs brokerage, insurance, courier arrangements, and exhibition consolidation and dispersal.
  • Travel as exhibition courier, multiple exhibitions, multiple annual trips.
  • Informs venues of special handling and security needs of objects through checklists and installation manuals, as well as via direct communication,.
  • Oversees annual insurance policy and insurance claims.
  • Review, submit, and implement comments/suggestions on all contracts (venue, loan, lender, collaborator, curator).
  • Process or delegate signed loan agreements for co-signature, copies to lenders, etc.
  • Supervise organization and maintenance of images for checklists, condition reports, and installation manuals.
  • Supervise exhibition files maintenance.
  • Manages art collection of over 400 works and promised works: organizing movement or artwork, conservation needs, ensure object location recorded in Access database.
  • Review facility reports, venue condition notes, and COI’s.
  • Assists EMs on exhibition catalogue development specifically on object identification and lender credits.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in fine arts, art history, museum studies, or archaeology.
  • 5 FTE years of professional experience working in a museum setting, specifically on exhibition registration.
  • Firsthand experience and knowledge of regulations including CITES, domestic and international U.S. Indemnity, U.S. Immunity from Seizure.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with museum standards of practice
  • Skill in handling, moving, and packing fragile works of art.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of museum exhibitions and how they are generally organized.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining exhibition budget.
  • Demonstrated success at meeting competing deadlines and achieving performance goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations with grace.
  • Forward thinking and enthusiastic.
  • Success at exercising initiative and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Ability to travel regularly nationally, and sometimes internationally

To apply, send resume to christinep@artsandartists.org.

Associate Exhibition Project Manager
IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service seeks an experienced and motivated individual to join its team as Associate Exhibition Project Manager.

Full time position. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation & sick leave.

Job Description

  • Manages a portfolio of 5 to 10 traveling fine art/museum exhibitions.
  • Analyzes the museum and gallery market, both domestic and internationally, for venues with exhibition needs that match the company’s portfolio.
  • Targets marketing efforts on venues likely to contract with the company for the exhibition.
  • Provides timely, accurate and insightful information to venues on the availability, pricing, contract terms, exhibition shipping, and exhibition content.
  • Works with venue contacts to expeditiously book and close deals.
  • Maximizes exhibition value for the company by keeping the periods between exhibition bookings to a minimum.
  • For each assigned exhibition, serves as the main point of contact for the organizing institution or independent curator and lender.
  • Leads development of specific and detailed print and digital promotional materials for each exhibition in collaboration with the company’s design team. These materials include: general exhibition theme description, exhibition specifications, artist biographies, curator biographies, other descriptive material, and representative images. Ensures all images are free and clear of copyright restrictions on use.
  • Oversees the development of exhibition content, including panel and label text and educational resource material, working in conjunction with any outside curators, lenders, or other professionals with assistance from the company’s communications coordinator and design team.
  • Responsible for managing the budget of each exhibition. Understands all budgetary items, works with registrars and company personnel to manage costs.  Initiates in a timely manner the payment of fees to curators, lenders, writers, advisers, image rights holders, and printers.
  • Supports departmental work in identifying potential new traveling exhibitions through museum professional and lender contacts; passes any leads for new projects on to appropriate company personnel.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year experience brokering deals of $50,000 or more
  • Experience developing marketing materials
  • Experience marketing products to or brokering deals with an institutional client and demonstrated sensitivity to a prospective client’s chain of command
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a field related to business or the mission of the company (e.g., marketing, communications, art, international studies)
  • Proven ability to become quickly a subject matter expert in a sales product
  • Basic understanding of contracts, particularly lease arrangements
  • Excellent understanding of contract negotiation and the ability to close deals quickly
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in use of computers and other office equipment
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting
  • Successful experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated success at meeting deadlines and achieving performance goals
  • Forward thinking, enthusiastic, and outgoing
  • Success at exercising initiative and problem-solving
  • Understanding of global and international markets through extensive travel or business experience preferred

To apply, email resume to christinep@artsandartists.org

Exhibitions Collections Management & Marketing Interns
Department: Traveling Exhibition Service
Internship: Fall, Winter or Summer Semester
Number of Hours: 16 to 20 hours per week
Application deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are November 1 (Winter/Spring), March 1 (Summer), August 1 (Fall)

Intern will assist with the development and management of traveling exhibitions within our program of approximately 25 exhibitions on the road or in development.

Duties:

  • Assist in researching and identifying potential venues for traveling exhibitions through a variety of resources including a database of international museums and galleries.
  • Support Exhibition Managers as needed, including, but not limited to, drafting general letters and emails to promote or follow up on marketing of exhibitions, updating the website, and making sure all marketing materials provide current information.
  • Update contact information for venues in database and email program.
  • Coordinate and plan social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for exhibitions and the Hechinger Collection.
  • Manage, research, and update information for collection’s database, including image rights, artist bios, etc.
  • Assist with letters to Hechinger artists and artists’ estates to maintain and update general information, and verify image rights.
  • Research and compile information on various artists, sites, curators, etc.
  • Other administrative tasks as requested.

 

Requirements:

  • Background in art or art history preferred.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent written/verbal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel).
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Ability to multitask and work well with others.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Chase Carter, Communications Coordinator & Assistant Registrar (chasec@artsandartists.org), with the subject: “TES Marketing Intern Search,” with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Junior Graphic Designer (Intern)
We’re is looking for a motivated, creative design intern to join our team for the spring/summer! The internship is a paid full-time or part-time, in studio position. 
 

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities and be able to demonstrate / speak to them:

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong typography, layout skills, and understanding of core design principles
  • Experience in but not limited to digital media, print production, and publication design
  • Detail and accuracy oriented
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with MAC operating systems
  • Current enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or related field or a recent graduate
Working closely under the supervision of the Director of the Design Studio, specific projects and duties include:
  • Design website and social media graphics to support marketing initiatives.
  • Assisting in the development of print marketing collateral for museum exhibitions this includes exhibition graphics, brochures and publications
  • Develop concepts for art catalogues
By the end of the internship, designers will have gained skills in both design and navigating a professional environment, and insight into nonprofit and publishing environments.
Please send your resume, portfolio and cover letter to deannal@artsandartists.org
Marketing and Cultural Exchanges Internship
Department: Cultural Exchange Programs
Number of Openings: 2
Number of Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week
Duration: 4 months, with the possibility of extending
Application deadline: November 1 (Spring), March 1 (Summer), August 1 (Fall)

Join a vibrant and busy team to learn about real projects and learn from experienced arts and cultural exchange staff.

Tasks include collecting data, cultivating inquiries by phone and email, helping candidates with applications, managing mailing lists and newsletters, collecting stories, developing web content, reviewing evaluations from participants, growing social media presence, and assisting on special projects as assigned. The intern will complete all of these tasks with the oversight and guidance of the Program Officer and the Director of Cultural Exchange Programs.

This internship requires attention to detail, creative writing skills, comfort making phone calls, good organization, and interest in multi-cultural and international understanding and communication. Interns gain knowledge of nonprofit management, United States non-immigrant visas, overview of many different arts and creative career fields, marketing campaign experience, and an introduction to leadership. Interns are encouraged to participate in public events related to international engagement or related to career enrichment.

Education: Candidates must be at least a university sophomore or at most have graduated within the last 6 months. Enrolled graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

Compensation: While this is an unpaid internship, IA&A will provide a monthly stipend in the amount equal to the intern’s monthly public transportation costs.

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and matching cover letter addressed to Christopher Sciotto, Program Officer, to csciotto@artsandartists.org. Subject line must read “CEP Internship – Your Name”.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Gallery Exhibition & Public Programs Intern
IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring two Gallery Exhibitions & Public Programs Interns for January-April  of 2018, with the option to extend. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Schedule – 16 hours per week, including one weekday and one weekend day per week. Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Life Drawing class once a month, Monthly Artist Talks, and Third Thursday CultureBlast series
  • Additional hours during exhibition installation week, as needed

 

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions (layout and hanging of artwork, lighting design)
  • Assist with planning and be present for monthly opening receptions during the First Friday of each month
  • Assist with gallery administrative needs
  • Work with gallery Programs Coordinator to develop and implement new public programming
  • Assist with ongoing public programs such as Life Drawing class, Artist Talks, Workshops, CultureBlast, etc.
  • Perform basic office and gallery tasks
  • Assist staff with improving social media, event planning, and publicizing gallery events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work

 

Requirements:

  • Art History, Fine Arts, Arts Management, or Museum Studies education preferred (Graduate student/degrees preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus
  • Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
  • Previous experience handling artwork is desired but not required
  • Previous experience in an arts setting is desired but not required

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Gallery Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Digital Media Intern
IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Digital Media Intern. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their video/digital media skills, and learning how an arts nonprofit utilizes digital media to support its mission, promote its programs and events, and grow and diversify its audience. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Produce video and photography content primarily for social media, as well as website and emailers
  • Work with Staff to develop content such as artist interviews, exhibition previews and highlights, recordings from public programs, etc.
  • Work with Staff to publish posts for social media pages to develop and enhance community interactions, increase mission’s visibility and build social media platform’s audiences
  • Assist with development of a Digital Media plan that will tie in with Hillyer’s Marketing plan

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, be technology savvy, and a passion for digital content media
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work
  • Have access to their own video/camera equipment, and laptop with video editing software
  • Have experience producing video and audio content
  • Experience with and knowledge of programs and software needed to fulfill

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with a diverse range of social media platforms and services including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Google Analytics
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus

 

Schedule – 16-20 hours per week, including one eight hour weekday shift at the gallery working alongside staff as well as working remotely on video content, and visiting artists at their studios to film video content.
Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Monthly Artist Talks and Third Thursday CultureBlast series

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Digital Media Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Communications and Social Media Intern
IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Communications and Social Media Intern for January-April of 2018, with the option to extend. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their marketing and communication skills, and learning how an arts nonprofit utilizes social media to support its mission, promote its programs and events, and grow and diversify its audience. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Build network and brand awareness through social media and other outreach efforts
  • Monitor and engage with audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • Create, edit, and publish daily posts for social media pages to develop and enhance community interactions, increase mission’s visibility and build social media platform’s audiences
  • Track and report on web, email and social media statistics
  • Conduct a communications audit of website, social media outlets, and digital and print materials; then draft a strategic communications plan with findings from audit
  • Assist in preparing and producing marketing and communication materials including press releases, emailers, website content, and print marketing materials as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, be technology savvy, and have a passion for social media
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with a diverse range of social media platforms and services including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Google Analytics
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  •  Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus

 

Schedule – 16 hours per week, including one weekday and one weekend day per week
Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Life Drawing class once a month, Monthly Artist Talks, and Third Thursday CultureBlast series
  • Additional hours during exhibition installation week, as needed

 

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Social Media Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.