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CURRENT JOB OPENING OPSITIONS
 
ArtSmart
Teaching Artist
Healing Arts
Art Therapist
The Healing Arts
Bereavement Counselor
Education & Marketing Coordinator


Postion: ArtSmart Teaching Artist

 

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence ArtSmart program has served thousands of children over the years, from kindergarten to 6th grade, by engaging them in a docent-led tour of our current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art project with an artist.

DUTIES:
The Art Smart Teaching Artist will work with the Education Coordinator to design and teach 4-5 different art projects to K-6th grade groups at the Pence. This position will create age and developmentally appropriate activities related to current art exhibits. They will present art skills, media, and concepts to ensure that children have a rich learning experience. In the art classroom, they will manage group behavior, making sure that the group is safe, engaged, and clear about the task at hand. They will encourage active problem solving, experimentation, and self-expression in the creation of works of art.  The TA will work under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, and is an at-will employee.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in creating interesting art activities for children ages 5-12.
  • Background knowledge of contemporary art history, and ways of discussing concepts in current work on display.
  • Provides students with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings through art
  • Purchases art supplies, or prepares a list of appropriate supplies and suppliers in advance to Pence staff for projects.
  • Knowledge of art media, processes, and how to introduce them to children
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and children.
  • Ability to manage time of 90 minutes, guiding class and adults towards project completion. 
  • Ability to set up and clean up art supplies in our art classroom, along with staff.
  • Ability to be flexible, and vary instruction, based on students’ level of engagement, or background.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please.
This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $28-35/hour. Twenty-five to thirty programs at the Pence Gallery are planned from October to May, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings.  Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included.


Position:  Healing Arts Art Therapist

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery Healing Arts program is a new series of workshops that use art as a healing language for those suffering from the loss of a loved one, or from the challenges of being a home caregiver.  

The Healing Arts Art Therapist (HAAT) will work with the Healing Art Bereavement Counselor to co-facilitate a series of workshops using art as an outlet for grief after the loss of a loved one. The HAAT will work under the guidance of the Pence Director, and is an at-will employee.

DUTIES:
The Art Therapist builds a relationship of rapport and trust with workshop participants by encouraging expression of thoughts and feelings through appropriate art media. The Art Therapist demonstrates compassion to support families from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds.  

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A MA degree in Counseling/Art Therapy required.
  • Must be a registered Art Therapist, or working towards Art Therapy registration with the American Art Therapy Association.
  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in art therapy interventions for adults, with a broad range of expression through visual and verbal means.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess individual participants’ psycho-social needs and capabilities.
  • Provides clients with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings, and provides support as part of a therapeutic support system.
  • Markets program as needed using flyers, email, etc.
  • Knowledge of hands-on art media, processes and the ability to use them in a supportive manner
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and volunteers. Records in writing progress and issues related to clients and workshops regularly.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, Mac computers, and basic budget management
  • Must help do intake via telephone calls and email of prospective workshop participants, maintaining strict confidentiality of their information.

Preferable Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of coordinating arts therapy programs at a hospital, art center, or hospice program.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please. This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $85.00/hour, which includes training, meetings, and teaching time, for a total of $4245 a year. The HAAT typically works collaboratively teaching with the Bereavement Counselor. Three sessions of six week long workshops are planned. Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included.  The workshops start in October.


Position: The Healing Arts Bereavement Counselor (HABC)

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery Healing Arts program is a new series of workshops that use art as a healing language for those suffering from the loss of a loved one, or from the challenges of being a home caregiver.

The Healing Arts Bereavement Counselor (HABC) will work with the Healing Arts Art Therapist to co-facilitate a series of workshops at the Pence Gallery using art as an outlet for grief after the loss of a loved one. The HABC will work under the guidance of the Pence Director, and is an at-will employee.

DUTIES:
The Bereavement Counselor builds a relationship of rapport and trust with adult workshop participants by encouraging expression of thoughts and feelings through appropriate art media. The Bereavement Counselor will demonstrate compassion and understanding to support families from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds.  

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A MA degree in Counseling required.
  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in therapy interventions for adults, with a broad range of expression through visual and verbal means.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess individual participants’ psycho-social needs and capabilities.
  • Provides clients with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings, and provides support as part of a therapeutic support system.
  • Markets program as needed using flyers, email, etc.
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and volunteers. Records in writing progress and issues related to clients and workshops regularly.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, Mac computers, and basic budget management
  • Must help do intake via telephone and email of prospective workshop participants, maintaining strict confidentiality of their information.

Preferable Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of coordinating bereavement programs at a hospital, center, or hospice program.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please. This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $85.00/hour, which includes training, meetings, and teaching time, for a total of $4,245 a year. The HABC typically works collaboratively teaching with the Art Therapist. Three sessions of six week long workshops are planned. Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included. The Workshops start in October.


 

Position: Education & Marketing Coordinator

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Education & Marketing Coordinator (EMC) will work with the Director and the Board of Directors to support a long-term series of education programs. The EMC will work under the guidance of the Pence Director, and is an at-will employee.

The Education & Marketing Coordinator will oversee the development of new art education programs for adults and families that build on the strength of the Pence’s temporary exhibits and the wealth of artistic talent in the region. Marketing goes hand in hand with developing educational classes, and the Coordinator will develop printed and digital graphic material to advertise classes and programs.  He/she will also utilize social media to prom0te Pence programs. Generate, edit, publish and share daily content on Pence Gallery’s social media platforms, which builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to act.


DUTIES:
Identify new audiences for program development. Develop new hands-on art classes, talks, and demonstrations in conjunction with local and regional artists.  Write artist contracts, prepare online registration information, and distribute information to participants from artists. Create and distribute marketing material about classes online and print. Coordinate room set up, supplies, and registration.  Evaluate and keep track of program statistics. Schedule volunteer docents for gallery shifts. Be an active participant in connecting visitors of all ages with art and artists, to inspire learning and build community.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A BA in an art related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of hands-on art media, processes, and contemporary art
  • Knowledge of basic graphic design and Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Social media marketing, including experience with Facebook Ad Manager and Twitter Ads
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to collaborate with staff, volunteers, and artists
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, Mac computers, and basic budget management  

    Preferable Experience:
  • Minimum 1 year of coordinating arts education programs at a museum, community center, or school
  • Experience in evaluating programs and marketing them to different audiences


TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please. This position is listed on 8/21/19 and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $15-17/hour, and part-time at 32 hours/week. The EMC typically works Monday to Friday, but some weekend and evening work is necessary. Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included.

 


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