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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/CEO
The Board of Trustees of International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is pleased to announce its international search for a President / CEO as a consequence of the impending retirement of its founder and CEO of 23 years. The President / CEO reports to the Board and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of is mission and financial objectives.   

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a 501(c)3 arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A was founded in 1995 and operates in Washington, D.C., with a professional staff of 20 and at a budget of $2m annually. For more information see www.artsandartists.org.

IA&A is comprised of:

  • a world renowned Traveling Exhibition Service that tours 15-25 fine arts & decorative arts exhibitions annually to museums nationally and internationally;
  • an on-site contemporary art space that produces monthly exhibitions (IA&A at Hillyer);
  • an art collection of nearly 400 works (the Hechinger: Tools as Art collection);
  • a Design Studio that produces print and electronic material for IA&A and other arts groups/artists; and
  • a Cultural Exchange Program that brings 130+ interns, trainees, and scholars to the U.S. yearly.

IA&A is a distinctive and unique organization that requires the vision and leadership of a talented, energetic, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and thoughtful President / CEO who can continue its growth.  

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A passion for IA&A’s mission of increasing cross-cultural understanding through the arts;
  • 10+ years appropriate professional experience, including at least five years in an executive role;
  • substantive connections in the arts and strong relationships with national & international arts leaders;
  • a record of success in the growth of her/his past endeavors;
  • a deep understanding of, and a driving commitment to, the arts and cultural exchange; and
  • the complete range of proven leadership and management skills befitting a CEO, including a strong grasp of finances and the ability to guide a talented, experienced staff.

Compensation ranging from $120,000 to $145,000 plus health insurance, retirement plan and other benefits, and reasonable moving expense reimbursement (depending upon experience).

Submit a cover letter and a complete chronologically organized CV to christinep@artsandartists.org subject line: President / CEO. Apply immediately – applications will be considered as they arrive.  Accepted candidates for consideration will be contacted for more information and possible interviews.  

A more detailed job announcement is available upon request.

International Arts & Artists is committed to diversity in its mission, its practices, and its programs.

Traveling Exhibition Manager
IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service seeks an experienced and motivated individual to join its team as Exhibition Manager. This is a full time position. The salary range is $30,000 to $34,000/year depending on experience plus commissions. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation & sick leave.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

 

Job Description

  • Manages a portfolio of 5 to 7 traveling fine art/museum exhibitions.
  • Analyzes the museum and gallery market, both domestic and internationally, for venues with exhibition needs that match the portfolio of exhibitions
  • Targets marketing efforts on venues likely to contract with the IA&A 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 finalize contractual agreements.
  • Maximizes exhibition success 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 internal design team. These materials include: general exhibition theme description, exhibition specifications, artist biographies, curator biographies, other descriptive material, and representative images. Understands image copyright restrictions.
  • Ensures the timely 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 department’s communications coordinator and the internal design team.
  • Responsible for managing the budget of each exhibition. Understands all budgetary items, works with IA&A registrars and other personnel to manage costs. Initiates in a timely manner the payment of fees to curators, lenders, writers, advisers, image rights holders, etc.
  • Supports departmental work in identifying potential new traveling exhibitions through museum professional and lender contacts; passes any leads for new projects on to appropriate department personnel.

Benefits
Generous health and leave benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a visual arts organization preferably a museum or art gallery.
  • Undergraduate degree, master’s degree preferred, in Art History or museum studies
  • Basic understanding of contracts, particularly lease arrangements
  • Excellent understanding of contract negotiation and the ability to close expeditiously
  • 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
  • Experience working in an office environment. Some sales experience a plus

 

Email your application, including the following documents, to Christine Pembroke at christinep@artsandartists.org, with the email subject line: “Associate Exhibition Project Manager”:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references
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), April 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 Eileen Streeter, Communications Coordinator & Assistant Registrar (eileens@artsandartists.org), with the subject: “TES Marketing Intern Search,” with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Intern, Cultural Exchange Programs
International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A’s programs include IA&A at Hillyer, Traveling Exhibition Service, Cultural Exchange Programs, and Design Studio, all of which provide services to artists, cultural institutions, and the public.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs supports the next generation of creative leaders through educational and cultural exchanges in the arts. Through the Exchange Visitor Program, we provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. We are a designated J-1 visa sponsor and work specifically with American museums, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and design firms.

Position Summary

Join a vibrant and busy team to learn about real projects and learn from experienced arts managers! The Intern will support program management and communications with IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs. The Intern will also work on other projects including public programming, grants, and more. The Intern will complete all of these tasks with the oversight and guidance of the Director of Cultural Exchange Programs.

The ideal candidate is interested in cultural diplomacy and international exchange, is well-organized and detail-oriented, has strong written and verbal communication skills, is creative and energetic, and is comfortable providing assistance in a friendly and professional manner.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs maintains a professional and knowledgeable, yet also friendly and social, departmental culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with occasional fun, whether that’s ice cream breaks, team field trips, or other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Sending, tracking, and monitoring evaluations for exchange program participants.
  • Engaging with participants to develop communications pieces, including profiles, blog posts, and more.
  • Developing content, engaging with followers, and growing social media presence.
  • Assuring program quality and compliance by reviewing program evaluations.
  • Managing mailing lists and monthly newsletters.
  • Assisting on special projects as assigned.

Why IA&A?

  • Learn about the role of the Exchange Visitor Program, nonimmigrant visas, and broader cultural diplomacy initiatives.
  • Get first-hand experience with communications and social media marketing.
  • Gain an understanding of non-profit management and operations.
  • Take a lead role on team projects with the guidance of IA&A’s arts managers and professionals.
  • See behind-the-scenes into a variety of creative career fields.
  • Participate in events related to international engagement or career enrichment.
  • Convenient location – our office is located minutes from the Dupont Circle metro station.
  • Be surrounded by the incredible art, culture, and cuisine Washington, DC, has to offer!

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be at least a university sophomore, and must have completed their studies within 12 months of internship start date. Currently enrolled graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • Fluency in English required, while fluency in additional languages is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Service-minded individual who is self-motivated and can work independently and as part of a team within a professional office environment.

Deadline for Applications: February 8, 2019

Start Date: April 29, 2019 is preferred. However, start date is flexible depending on applicant’s availability.

Number of Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week

Duration: 4 months, with the option to extend to 8 months

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

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Schrock (jschrock@artsandartists.org). Subject line must read “CEP Internship – Your Name”. Incomplete submissions 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 September-December 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
A&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Digital Media Intern for September-December of 2018. 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 September-December of 2018, with the option to extend, 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.