Monday, February 6, 2012

Call for Emerging Artists: Step Up 2012

Step Up is Real Art Ways' annual call for Emerging Artists in New England, New York and New Jersey. It is an awesome program designed to jump start the careers of artists. Our definition of "emerging" is quite loose, the guidelines are defined on our website.  There is no cost to apply. Selected artists receive a solo exhibition, honorarium, materials budget and publication.  
Here is a link that will provide more information and an application:  

Urban Outfitters Display Artist

Urban Outfitters - Manhasset, NY
See original job posting at Urban Outfitters » TITLE: DISPLAY ARTIST REPORTS TO: Store Merchandiser

To set the highest standard possible for visual excellence to create an environment that is creative, dynamic and entertaining for our customers.

Candidates must have a strong artistic background including a fine arts, design or architectural background. A completed professional portfolio should be submitted if applicable.

Display Artist candidates must also possess:
  • Ability to develop three-dimensional work, installation capabilities, and possess excellent construction craftsmanship skills
  • Experience with building and a proficiency in power tool usage
  • Talent and interest in artwork, painting and paper hanging
Urban Outfitters develops and remains creative by one person's idea that is shared. Great ideas frequently come from the Display Artists in our stores: they are the foundation of the creative process and they are the pioneers in developing the Urban environment. It is essential that Display Artists share their ideas so that we as a company can continuously foster an environment of 'peers teaching peers'.

Display Artists are eligible to receive a quarterly bonus by achieving the quarterly sales goal and through the submission of creative layouts with an accompanying submission cover sheet. Submissions will be evaluated based upon the level of innovation and creativity applied to company direction and the Display Artist's contribution to creating unique and distinctive store environments. The bonus is based on the employee's annual salary, and is payable on a quarterly basis.

  • Actively seek outside inspiration and apply personal talent to develop and contribute unique perspectives to the overall display concept
  • Interpret Company direction and updates to ensure displays create an artistic, visionary and unique environment that has a positive impact on sales
  • Ensure excellent craftsmanship throughout all windows and displays
  • Utilize seasonal books to interpret the inspiration of the floor set by using knowledge of the customer and location while infusing personal artistic and cultural interests
  • Promote the Urban philosophy of 'peers teaching peers' by sharing skills and achievements as well as knowledge of contemporary art, music and culture
  • Mentor staff by training visual expectations, operational standards and materials/tool management
  • Identify and develop team members to assist in display projects and seasonal set-ups
  • Attend daily meetings and share inspiration, new ideas and pertinent information from the Home Office with the store team
  • Communicate new inspiration to the Home Office through good idea sheets and photo layouts
  • Consistently collaborate with the Store Merchandiser which results in innovative and timely project execution
  • Prioritize and plan projects to ensure that the customer experience is not inhibited
  • Keep work areas organized and clean, with an emphasis on customer and employee safety
  • Ensure safety standards are upheld in the store in terms of displays and materials/tool management
  • Maintain an organized display room, signage storage area and fixture room
  • Support sales generation by creating an environment that highlights the appearance of the product and reflects the customer's lifestyle and interests
  • Ensure display budgets are met and complete expense-reporting requirements accurately and on time
  • Efficiently utilize all display materials, including adaptations from recycled displays
  • Assist in achieving the store shrinkage goal by ensuring that all merchandise used for display is properly handled and accounted for at all times

Drawing Assistant

Artist Studio - Brooklyn, NY
See original job posting at New York Foundation for the Arts » Artist Studio


Looking for highly skilled and organized assistant to work in Artist’s studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Must have superior draftsmanship, attention to detail and a strong working knowledge and ability to work in both charcoal and graphite. The position is 10 to 6, 3 days a week and at times, possibly 5 days a week.

Focus of position will be assisting artist with preparing and helping to finish works on paper. Other duties will require at times, running errands some basic studio management.

Emphasis will be put on applicants with a BFA or higher degree.

The position will start on March 1st.


Applications require resume and work samples if possible. Please send emails and inquires to:

Open Studio Artist

Museum of Arts and Design - New York, NY
See original job posting at New York Foundation for the Arts » Museum of Arts and Design 
(New York NY)

Artists Wanted for Open Studios

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is seeking local artists for the Open Studios Program. Successful candidates will have extensive background working predominately in three-dimensional materials and processes. The studios are open for the public to interact informally with the working artist during regular museum hours- teaching experience is a plus. Artists are highly encouraged to visit the Open Studios at MAD to fully understand the structure of the program.

The positions are temporary adjunct part-time. This residency will run for approximately 4 months; each artist will work one regularly scheduled day/week, with select additional evening shifts. Participating artists will also have the opportunity to display their work in the museum’s 6th floor vitrines for the duration of their own residency as well as the following 4 months. Each artist will also have their bio and two images of their work featured on MAD’s website.

To learn more about Open Studios, visit and hear from other artists in the program via

To apply, please submit a current CV, no more than 5 digital images, and a letter of interest/proposal. This proposal should describe what project(s) you will be working on during studio time, with the understanding that you will be continuously interacting with visitors while making art. Please describe the materials and techniques, as well as relevant experience teaching or interacting with the public.

MAD cannot accept original works of art, nor assume responsibility for any materials submitted.

Please send applications to:


Storyboard Artist

scratch pictures - Greenpoint, NY
See original job posting at »
We are looking for a talented young storyboard artist to help us sketch some boards for an exciting new short film we are producing. With some popping new projects on the horizon we are looking to build relationships (budding production designers please apply.) Send us some of your work and lets go play. $200/day More Info:, NYC: Production Artist

Bloomingdales - New York, NY
See original job posting at Bloomingdales »
Job Number:

Overview: has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Production Artist to contribute to our in-house online creative team.

Assists the design team on execution of assets for homepages, landing pages, emails, banners and special projects

Responsible for updating retouched high-rez images for all assets prior to production.

HTML production for the above projects

Organizes photo and design assets

Understands templates and executes to spec

Meets all deadlines.

Independently navigates the creative process, negotiating successfully with other teams while being proactive, resourceful and flexible along the way.

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience

Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver/ HTML

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently

Excellent attention to detail, organization and communication skills

Must be self motivated, team oriented, have a collaborative approach to creative development and possess a positive attitude

Artist Studio

Entire 2nd Floor, 129 East 27th Street New York, NY, Artist Studio
1200 Square feet loft space. Tile and hardwood floors, high ceilings, one flight walk-up. Southern light streams through façade-long window. Located in a vibrant neighborhood near the new Gansevoort Hotel and shares the block with several amazing restaurants  including Blue Smoke, Prime House, and I’Truilli.  Close to subway.  In move-in condition, the newly renovated loft  includes a new heating and air conditioning system. Also includes three small offices and two bathrooms. $4000 a month.  Escalation : 3% a year. Lease Term: 3-10  years. For showing call 914-837-1117 or write

Professors of Fine Art - Umeå University

Application closing date:
March 12, 2012
Umeå University—with its 36,700 students and over 4,200 employees—is an organization in constant change and development. Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research in many areas—several in which it is among the best in the world—and others in which it is regarded as a leader in Sweden. We are one of Sweden's largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programs. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here. 
The Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå was founded in 1987 and is an institution within the Faculty of Arts. The Academy has about 70 students in the Fine Arts program. The program has two degree levels, Bachelor of Fine Arts (3 years) and Master of Fine Arts (2 years). During the current academic year, a postgraduate program in Fine Arts has begun with three PhD students. Courses are also given in Aesthetics.
The education is oriented towards contemporary art. The Academy of Fine Arts has about 20 employees and hosts substantial activity with visiting artists, critics and curators all of whom give lectures, workshops and seminars. For further information about The Academy of Fine Arts, see
The Academy of Fine Arts moved to new premises early 2012 and will form an independent institution within the Umeå Arts Campus, which also houses Bildmuseet, the School of Architecture, the Institute of Design and HUMlab X. 
The appointment as Professor of Fine Arts requires qualified artistic and pedagogical skills. On appointment of the above positions, the assessment of teaching skills will be given as much importance as the assessment of artistic skills. 
The appointment as Professor of Fine Art 100% reference number 311-1174-11, is above all linked to the bachelor level with participation in separate courses in aesthetics, education at the master level as well as in the postgraduate program.
The position is appointed for three years and is renewable for a further three years if there is such a need. The position includes one's own artistic work/research at 40 per cent. Good language skills in English and Swedish are required. 
The appointment as Professor of Fine Art 50% reference number 311-1172-11, is above all linked to the master level with participation in separate courses in aesthetics, education at the bachelor level as well as in the postgraduate program.
The position is appointed for two years and is renewable for a further two years if there is such a need. The position includes one's own artistic work/research at 50 per cent. Good language skills in English is required. 
For eligibility requirements and assessment criteria refer to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 4. 3 §.
Enclose in quadruplicate:
1. A brief written statement of artistic activity.
2. Verified CV and description/list of artistic works referred to.
3. A brief written statement of pedagogical experience.
4. Copies of certificates and documents referred to. 
Description and documentation of qualifications must be structured in accordance with Umeå University's employment procedures.
Candidates called for an interview are required to give a lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts. Application date approx. late May.
Additional information is provided by Dean Roland Spolander, +46- (0)90-786 68 68 or Asst. Dean Per Nilsson, +46-(0)90-786 68 62.
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.
Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.
Your complete application, marked with corresponding reference number, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive March 12, 2012 at the latest.
We look forward to receiving your application!


IME FILMS - New York, NY
See original job posting at »
I am directing a short film and seek a storyboard artist to draw 1 scene from my script, to add a visualize for a website I am creating to get funding for my project. If it works out I may hire you to create the storyboarding for the rest of my script. Please submit examples of your work and your rate.

Studio Artist

New York, NY

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Creative Services to...

Execute layouts and mechanicals for print media and visual merchandising including advertising, collateral, direct mail, catalog, window display, interior signage, etc.

Take direction from the Senior Studio Manager in order to execute graphic designs using branding standards established by Art Directors.

QC and prep mechanicals for release to outside vendors.

Understand and execute the Creative team’s vision with a strong graphic design sense.

Technical expertise with the ability to execute creative using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator CS 5.5 for Mac.

Excellent communication, teamwork and relationship building skills.

Ability to handle multiple projects with the same degree of priority.

Sensitivity to strict schedules and flexibility to make changes within tight deadlines. The accomplished professional will possess...

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum 3-5 years experience in an advertising Studio environment.

Experience with in-house luxury brands, preferred.

Must be detail-oriented with superior follow through skills.

Highly organized with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced, corporate setting.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong work ethic, ownership and accountability for business.

Ability to work efficiently and with a strong sense of urgency in a high-pressure, fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative.

Studio Manager

Contemporary artist's studio - Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary artist's studio
(Brooklyn NY)

A fine art painting and photography studio operating in Brooklyn is currently seeking a full-time, well-organized, and self-motivated Studio Manager to coordinate a high level of activity including multiple exhibitions and special projects for a high-profile contemporary artist. This individual is expected to possess the following skills and qualifications for consideration:

The Studio Manager will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of a working artist studio, managing its staff, and liaising with multiple galleries and institutions. Individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional demeanor. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Art History, Fine Art Management, or Business Management is essential. Must have documented experience (2-5 years) in managing an artist's studio, gallery, artist's cooperative, or similar experience in a related field with knowledge of contemporary art. Starting salary commensurate with experience.

  • Must be superbly organized, detail-oriented, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Must have leadership and comprehension skills necessary to work closely with artist, respecting artist's schedule, and supporting artist's priorities and vision.
  • Ability to write artist statements, press releases, and/or editing media communications to/from galleries and institutions.
  • Proficiency with MacOS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, Artbase, and Quickbooks.
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills with Apple equipment and accessories.
  • Work directly with the artist, as well as the Lead Studio Assistant and studio members to ensure open communication of overall studio production to determine schedules and materials needed.
  • Liaise between galleries, museums, and collectors in the best interest of the artist in a timely fashion.
  • Manage budgets, income & expenditures, and payroll. Track & report transactions and employee hours, and work directly with bookkeeper and accountant.
  • Maintain image archive for paintings and photographs.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for artist and companion/s, and be available to occasionally travel with the artist for lectures, exhibitions, and special projects.
  • Manage hiring and coordinate internship projects according to studio needs.
  • Additional studio tasks include: purchasing office supplies, opening & sorting mail, running errands, maintaining studio cleanliness, scanning and faxing, fielding phone calls, scheduling messenger pick ups and deliveries, and other duties as needed.
Please send resume and cover letter to:

Teaching Artist (Visual/Graphic Design)

Teaching Artist (Visual/Graphic Design), Employment and Technology Center
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy
- New York, NY
See original job posting at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy »
The Employment and Technology Center is seeking Teaching Artists with visual/graphic designed backgrounds to support our curriculum in the area of Visual/Graphic Arts. Teaching Artists will help our students learn the world of visual/graphic design and are the program advocate for Arts education as a means to cultivate the student holistically in an educational setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare and develop class curriculum, lesson plans, activities, and special projects
Lead and facilitate 2 hour classes in the Fall and Spring and 6 hour classes in the Summer
Coordinate subject related trips, guest speakers, special events, student exhibitions, and college trips
Attend weekly staff meetings
Work with Education team in creating visual/graphic arts and academic lessons
Be committed and integrate youth development into teaching practice

Engage youth in the following areas: critical thinking; evaluation; risk-taking; rehearsals; hands-on project-based learning; documentation of work; community-building and activism

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications Skills and Knowledge Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and/or equivalent work experience
A commitment to teaching and providing continuity on a part time basis through the end of the school year
Experience working in youth development with high school youth and teaching well developed enrichment courses, social consciousness, self identity and efficacy
Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students and full curriculum
Personal portfolio and examples of past and/or present work

Knowledge in the following a plus: Adobe CS3, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and DreamWeaver

Ability to work 3pm-7pm / Monday – Thursday

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample curriculum lesson plan. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.