Employment

The Shemer Art Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

VISUAL ARTS MANAGER

The Shemer Art Center is seeking an energetic team member who interacts well with the public and is able to share the positive energy of our already dynamic art organization and team.  As Visual Arts Manager they will lead the management and execution of the Shemer Art Center’s visual art programming for youth and adults, including, but not limited to:

– helping to plan, schedule and execute visual arts classes, workshops, lectures and artist cafes for adults, ages 18+, including the planning and oversight of evening classes and weekend workshops;

– helping to plan, schedule and execute summer camp programming for children ages 6-17;

– overseeing the creation of promotional materials and website updates with administrative support; and

– assistance with all on-site events and other education and administrative duties that arise or are assigned by the Executive Director in support of the organization’s operations and objectives.

Skills for this position include:

– Telephone, customer service/relations, retail sales experience
– Artist/Art experience/background
– Working knowledge of WordPress, Event Espresso
– Computer and correspondence skills (Word, Excel)
– QuickBooks
– InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Terms of Employment:

    • Full-Time, 35-40 hours per week.  Hours TBD, plus additional hours when needed for assistance with weekend events.
    • Rate: Hourly, TBD based on experience.  Non-benefited position.
    • Starting Date: TBD

EVENTS & VOLUNTEER MANAGER

The Shemer Art Center is seeking an experienced and energetic team member who interacts well with the public and is able to share the positive energy of our already dynamic art organization and team.  The Events & Volunteer Manager will work with the Executive Director to help plan and execute the Shemer Art Center’s five large community events, which include:

    • Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival;
    • Art in the Garden and Sparkling Tea;
    • Shemer Arizona Arts Festival;
    • Gift Shop & Sculpture Artist Showcase; and
    • Shemer Honors

The position will also include working with our volunteers and managing our volunteer database.

Position Skills and Experience:

    • Three+ years event planning and executing experience
    • Experience working with and leading volunteers
    • Art knowledge and artist contacts
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong computer and email skills, plus experience with Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Terms of Employment:

    • Part-Time, Hourly, Hours TBD, plus additional hours when needed for assistance with weekend events.
    • Rate: Hourly, TBD based on experience.  Non-benefited position.
    • Starting Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

GIFT SHOP COORDINATOR

The Shemer Art Center is seeking an experienced and energetic team member who interacts well with the public and is able to share the positive energy of our already dynamic art organization and team to join us as Gift Shop Coordinator.  The Gift Shop Coordinator will work with the Executive Director to oversee ongoing operations of the Shemer Art Center’s gift shop, which includes:

  • meeting with artists to update and maintain artist inventories;
  • creating displays and overseeing the merchandising of artist works in both the gift shop and lobby bookcase;
  • drafting and sending out artist correspondence (thank you notes, meeting scheduling, requests for artwork, submission notifications, and monthly updates, etc.)
  • assisting with bi-annual gift shop submissions from new artists;
  • creating signage and pricing labels;
  • keeping track of gift shop supplies;
  • soliciting and organizing gift shop volunteers; and
  • as needed, attending and assisting at exhibition openings and events.

Position Skills and Experience:

  • effective verbal and written communications
  • fine art knowledge
  • retail or gallery art sales experience
  • merchandising and display experience
  • MAC computers (Apple), Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Apple email

Terms of Employment:

  • Hourly, 10-12 hours per week (one or two weekdays and Saturdays), plus additional hours as needed for exhibition openings and events.
  • Rate:  TBD based on experience.

If you have these position skills and experience and are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to info@shemerartcenter.org.  All submittals will be responded to and interviews set up with candidates moving forward after a review process.

As a non-profit organization, we also continuously encourage and respond to volunteer and intern inquiries! Thank you for your interest!