Open Spaces: Lead Artist
Type of Position:
About Open Spaces:
In 2012, The San Diego Museum of Art received a generous grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The fund supports museum initiatives that seek out new ways of engaging audiences through art.
The San Diego Museum of Art’s project, Open Spaces, focuses on the creation of public artworks in select neighborhoods. Residents of these communities will work with chosen artists to determine the content, medium, and site of each public artwork. As a result of the grant, the Museum is able to provide the budget and personnel needed to help realize each artwork, but each community will maintain the creative power to design, build, and install the work of art.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Artist Portfolio including 5-10 images, in any media, representative of their practice. Digital images, a website link, or other documentation are acceptable. No physical works accepted. Special consideration will be placed on community-centric projects.
- CV including all arts-related experiences: degrees; art classes, workshops taken, apprenticeships, etc.; exhibition history; public commissions; awards; fellowships and grants received.
- List of experience working with communities in public art programs, projects, related volunteer work, and/or board member experience.
- Skills: Applicant should list any languages, other than English, in which they have proficiency.
- Other: Applicant should be able to lift up to 30 lbs. and have a valid, state-issued Driver’s License.
Typical work activities:
- Assisting Artist-in-Residence in generating and developing ideas, sketching and making models of concepts.
- Setting and meeting deadlines.
- Working off-site and in-studio, and adhering to health and safety procedures related to these places.
- Sourcing materials and developing relationships with suppliers.
- Coordinating with the Artist-In-Residence, Project Coordinator, and Manager of Public Programs.
- Assisting with administrative tasks related to developing the artwork; Corresponding between stakeholders and the public; Creating publicity or acting as Museum representative on Open Spaces.
- Assisting with project planning: Creating and managing budgets, planning finances, and calculating expenditures.
- Assisting Artist-in-Residence in presenting updates, progress reports, and new ideas to community members, stake holders, the public, the Museum, and the media, upon request.
- Working with Artist-In-Residence to complete specific tasks.
- Assisting in the evaluation of the project, and contributing to any reports prepared for funding agencies.
- Work outside the Museum is dependent on weather conditions.
- Work at community centers or public institutions other than the Museum will vary.
- Work inside the Museum takes place in a controlled climate, with light background noise.
If interested, please submit cover letter, CV, portfolio, and at least three personal references to: email@example.com or submit to The San Diego Museum of Art, Human Resources, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112.
Position Close Date: February 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.