Neutral Zone

Visual and Media Arts Coordinator

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All resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Suzie Staley by April 15th, 2019, [email protected]
Posted On:
Closing On:
March 13
April 15
Location: Neutral Zone
310 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Position Summary: Support the mission of the organization to offer visual arts programs and initiatives based on positive youth development practices, with an emphasis on diversity and youth-driven leadership. The Visual Arts Coordinator's essential functions focus on visual art & media arts program design, supports fund development, implementation, and reflection. The importance of youth-driven is put into practice through supporting a collective of youth to create and drive the programmatic opportunities.

Essential Functions:

Programs < 60% of time> – Responsible for a number of duties related to program design, implementation and evaluation including:

  • Support the Visual Arts Collective to drive the art programs and support other leadership opportunities reflective of their interests.
  • Oversee the artistic program opportunities – videography, computer app and design, and guest residencies.
  • Develop and deliver curriculum and workshop activities to support visual arts department for school year and summer.
  • Support the program evaluation through program observation for on-going quality assessment and providing documentation of art programs and special events through participation numbers, written descriptions and photos.
  • Coordinate special youth-driven projects/events that highlight teen success such as Teen 24, Zone Hack Tech Challenge, & The Potential Exhibition, etc.

Community Outreach < 10% of time> – Responsible for a number of duties in teen recruitment and outreach, developing & maintaining community partnerships, marketing & public relations, and working with volunteers including:

  • Respond to visual arts related community contacts including parents, community organizations, partners, and teens.
  • Meet with community contacts related to visual arts programming to build and support organizational partnerships.
  • Coordinate outreach for visual arts programs to teens and educators at local high schools.
  • Ensure the development of visual arts programs including posters, flyers, webpage, social media, press releases for local press and advertising.
  • Support volunteers related to visual arts programs.

Fund Development and Finance: < 10% of time> – Responsible for supporting fundraising in partnership with Program Director through:

  • Support efforts to fundraise for Visual Arts Programs by:
    • Supporting relevant grant writing and reporting
    • Supporting and planning program related fundraisers
    • Strategizing new funding opportunities
  • Track Visual Arts Program revenues and expenditures to correlate with program budget.

Administration: < 20% of time> – Responsible for a number of administrative duties and organizational responsibilities, including:

  • Participate in weekly program staff meetings & monthly staff trainings to support overall program operations.
  • Maintain a well-organized art studio, order and inventory supplies, including internal technology lending, ie. cameras, tablets, & laptops.
  • Oversee and support addition visual & media arts staff – ie. bi- weekly checkins with the video production and Zone Hack advisor.
  • Take photographs and video, as well as, graphic designing needs of programming and special events to document for social media, the Neutral Zone archives, web page, and other marketing needs.
  • Help develop, support and track goals and objectives in program strategic planning process.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of youth development practices.
  • Knowledge and experience in program design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the visual arts programs especially within the digital arts based programming.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • Ability to multi task, be flexible, and be adaptable.
  • Experience with diverse populations of youth, adults, and community groups.
  • Ability to build relationships with community leaders, educators, parents, and youth.
  • Preferred understanding of digital media software programs including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, & In Design
  • Ability to fulfill professional responsibilities including:
    • Punctuality
    • Organization and Planning
    • Strong follow-through

Education, Qualifications, Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years working as a community artist

All resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Suzie Staley by April 15th, 2019, [email protected].

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