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 The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women's issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.

Responsibilities:

  • Interview resident artists and write a blog post on each (approximately one per week)
  • Write quarterly blogs that tie together work of current or recents artists and the greater contemporary conversations within the field, specific but not limited to print, paper, book arts, etc.
  • Work with WSW’s staff and Board to identify 12 outside writers per year to work on special projects and increase readership; contract with and manage these writers
  • Manage the blog schedule in coordination with the marketing team, ensuring timely posts while the artists are still working at WSW
  • Grow blog readership in measurable ways and find new vehicles to support resident artists through this work
  • Maintain and elevate WSW’s voice and branding
  • Photograph artists working in the studio
  • Track social media, website, and email analytics and give weekly reports at staff meeting
  • Keep WSW’s Flickr account up to date with artist images
  • Generate content for all AIR-related posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Create AIR-related content for email marketing through MailChimp, including spots in WSW’s Monthly e-Digest, blog-centric emails, and artist’s book announcements
  • Work with the Artistic Director to launch new artists’ books, including but not limited to, visual documentation, book description, and website page
  • Manage website as it relates to artists (alumnae, gallery, artists’ books, etc.)
  • Complete other tasks, as needed


Requirements:

  • Possesses a major or minor in Art History or Visual Arts and has knowledge of contemporary art
  • Eager to engage critically with artists and produce one artist feature per week
  • Adept at operating at high-efficiency in a deadline-continuous environment and producing content under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Experienced in writing about visual arts and passionate about elevating the quality of art writing online
  • Proactive in addressing any an all issues related to job responsibilities
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable taking direction from more than one editor/manager and eager to improve as a writer with each and every blog
  • Embraces opportunities for growth and works well independently and as part of a team 


Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the artistic disciplines offered by WSW (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, darkroom photography, and book arts)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite, MailChimp, Salesforce, Wordpress, and/or social media platforms


Application Materials:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses
  • Three writing samples (at least one non-academic)

     

Compensation includes: $30,000 annual salary, 2 weeks paid vacation, ~2.5 weeks paid vacation for WSW’s winter break, and generous sick time. Healthcare stipend anda private, studio apartment on WSW’s campus ($700/mo) are available.

This is a full time, exempt position with a one-year contract. There is a possibility of contract extension or permanent hire at the end of the first year.


  

Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) is an equal opportunity employer. WSW recognizes workplace diversity as an asset that contributes to the success of its mission and is committed to a policy that respects and values individual differences. WSW will not discriminate in hiring, retention or promotion of any individual on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, HIV status, marital status, or pregnancy.

The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.

WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by January 31
Residency length: 1 month
Residency occurs: the year after application, September through June

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-page description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

You’ll work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 900 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers for sale. You’ll work on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. After the Fiesta is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Wheel-throwing and hand-building
  • Glazing and surface design
  • Loading and firing electric kilns
  • Providing assistance to community members and volunteers in the studio
  • Maintaining the ceramics studio and equipment
  • Performing administrative duties relating to Chili Bowl, as necessary

Required:

  • Wheel-throwing experience
  • An interest in functional clay

 

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $300/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. Though the ceramics intern leaves before our group exhibition, she is still welcome to include her work in the show.

 

The internship in a nutshell:

Applications due by: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 3 months
Internship occurs: immediately following application, January – March

 

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Up to ten images of recent work, which must include examples of functional pieces (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

The Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child(ren) under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1000 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

  • Bringing a caregiver or partner to stay for the residency period
  • Finding a childcare facility near WSW
  • Locating individuals near WSW who can provide childcare
  • Paying for childcare at your family’s home base

If you plan to bring your child(ren) and are in need of childcare, WSW recommends using Care.com to locate area providers. WSW cannot assist applicants in finding childcare options.

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with a single bed in each room) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area where another bed can be placed. The maximum occupancy is three. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September – June

 -Application must include:

    • A current resume
    • A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1000 stipend
    • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
    • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
    • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
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