Friday, February 17, 2012

Division of Student Affairs, Pratt Institute



Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director provides leadership for the Center for Career and Professional Development. Under minimum supervision and with a wide latitude for independent judgment the successful candidate will administer and coordinate all student and alumni career and professional development activities in the areas of art and design, information and library science, liberal studies and architecture.


• Provide overall department leadership, vision, management and supervision.
-   Supervise professional and clerical staff, work with each staff member to develop annual goals, conduct annual evaluations, participate in training, and manage staff assignments including career field assignments for professional staff.
-   Manage office projects and conduct staff meetings.
-   Manage the departmental budget. 
-   Maintain relationships with the Budget Office, Controller’s Office, Facilities Management, Alumni Affairs and other campus departments to ensure that the resources needed to effectively run Career and Professional Development operations are available. 
• Coordinate and administer all career and professional development activities in assigned areas of career field responsibility:
-   Conduct individual one-to one counseling sessions.
-   Refer job opportunities to registered students and alumni.
-   Supervise on-campus recruiting activities including scheduling of presentations and interview visits, hosting employer representatives, making special arrangements, etc.)
• Supervise the compilation of statistical information relative to career counseling, referral and recruitment activities and the career plans of graduating seniors. Analyze data and prepare reports for dissemination to the campus community.
• Prepare administrative reports for the Vice President, President, and Board of Trustees.
• Conduct workshops as appropriate to the current department goals and as requested by Residential Life, academic departments or others in the campus community.
• Maintain close liaison with the deans and department chairpersons, especially in the career field areas of responsibility.
• Perform all other related activities as required.


We require a Bachelor’s degree as well as a Masters degree in counseling/student affairs or equivalent experience.

Applicants must have at least 5 years’ experience working in a college career center including at least 4 years’ experience supervising professional and non-professional staff in a similar environment.  Knowledge of one or more of the fields taught at Pratt Institute (i.e., art and design, architecture, and information and library science) is essential as is demonstrated ability to review art and architecture portfolios and to understand and interpret job market trends and apply data to career counseling.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated creative problem solving, and program planning and implementation skills are also required. Facility with social media and interactive design software is preferred.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please apply through the Pratt Institute jobsite:


Artist Studio Intern

Professional Artist's Studio - Brooklyn, NY

Professional artist's studio seeks highly motivated interns. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of fine art studio operations - interns will be involved in preparations for exhibitions, special projects and art fairs. Interns will gain valuable knowledge of the art world and professional art practices. The artist is internationally acclaimed with numerous upcoming solo and group shows.

Studio internship applicants should have excellent painting and drawing skills. Responsibilities include assisting with art production, preparation of painting surfaces, and studio maintenance.

All applicants should have a strong interest in contemporary art. BFA in Studio Art preferred; students currently pursuing a degree in this field are welcome as well. School credit is a possibility. Performance-based stipend is available.

Applicants should be available two weekdays per week. The internship program is 12 weeks.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and five images of recent artwork with the subject heading Intern Applicant to

This is a highly competitive internship program. Serious applicants only.

Artist Assistant

Marianne Boesky Gallery/ Al-Hadid Studio - Brooklyn, NY

Sculpture studio is currently seeking interns to assist with fabrication of large-scale sculptures for upcoming exhibitions. Candidate must have familiarity in an artist studio environment, be comfortable with a busy working pace and be quick to adapt to “new sculpture processes”. Intern should know basic wood-working skills as well as have knowledge and experience for operating power tools, mixing plaster, casting, sanding, painting and finishing work. Candidate must help maintain an organized, safe and clean workplace as well as have a generally happy disposition, lots of initiative and be eager to do their own dishes. Studio is located in Williamsburg off of the Graham L train. Flexible schedule and lunches paid. Please respond with cv, references and availability to

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Keyholder Residency Program

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.


Executive Director of Career and Alumni Success - SCAD

The person in this role will provide vision and leadership to the department, developing strategies and establishing a highly respected program of job, internship and career opportunities for students and alumni. The executive director will establish, develop and implement unique, innovative and visionary programs to serve both current students and SCAD graduates, by closely collaborating with students, alumni and other college constituencies, and by utilizing SCAD's internal and external resources. The executive director will outreach to all profit and non-profit employment areas of key interest to students and alumni and will work to elevate the reputation and quality of all career development and job placement activities. The executive director will work to find and secure meaningful professional opportunities for SCAD students and alumni. Master's degree and experience working with diverse population are required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of the art and design job market, understanding of current technologies, demonstrated management and leadership skills are also required.

Location: Savannah, GA  

Public Art - Boston Center for the Arts - Call for Entries - Occupy 539

Boston Center for the Arts - Call for Entries - Occupy 539
Deadline: February 6, 2011
Applcation Fee: None
The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for Occupy 539, a unique platform for artists to engage with audience through public art projects that explore ways in which people congregate, occupy and linger in public spaces. Artists are invited to submit proposals for a temporary public art project that will be exhibited on the Plaza of the BCA campus for July through September, 2012. 


Big Bang Projects: Art at Zero KM Summer Residency Workshop, Italy
Deadline: 20 May 2012
Application Fee: none
Dates: 1 - 22 July 2012. Tutors: Elizabeth Aro, Silvia Levenson, Guido Anderloni, Natalia Saurin. The Art at Zero KM project is an artist residency organized by Big Bang Cultural Association with the support of the CARIPLO foundation. The Art at Zero KM project is envisioned as the starting point for the development and enhancement of individual creative skills and as a tool aimed at supporting and sustaining the work of young, emerging artists.  

The Keyholder Residency Program - Lower East Side Printshop, NYC
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Application fee: None
The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2012, and take place in the Printshop's shared Artists' Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

The School of Critical Engagement presents MADE IN CHINA,
Early Summer 2012
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Application fee: 50 Euros
For three weeks in the summer of 2012 (May 13 through May 31), we will base ourselves in Beijing at the China Central Academy of Fine Art and learn from Chinese students, artists, architects and local crafters about the nature of making in China. We will also travel to factories and rural villages to understand the range in scale and production.
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Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing Demo

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing 
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pull up a chair! Learn to make a print the back-to-nature way: water-based ink, wood, and printing with your hands.  Master Printer, Kathy Caraccio, is holding a free demonstration on Japanese water-based woodblock printing techniques and will have examples of traditional, antique, and contemporary prints on hand for a Q&A session following the demonstration.  The techniques she will be demonstrating will be covered in greater depth during her upcoming class at RBPMW.  If you have ever had the itch to know how traditional Japanese prints were made come to the demo and scratch a bit more by signing up for the class.   
Get a 10% discount on the class by signing up at the demo.

Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany - Residency

From Candace Goodrich (MFA 2007)

Call for applications for a unique residency project, new to the Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany, The alumni of the New York Academy of Art are invited to participate in a thematic exhibition-focused residency program housed in Halle 14,, alongside prominent Croatian artists from the Croatian Artist Association, Three American artists are invited at a time and will be expected to create some of their works based on the theme of "One Sided Story" alongside three Croatian artists in a 243 square meter atelier in Halle 14. The project will run for only one year, the residency begins April 28th, during the Spring Rundgang. The first artists to arrive will be introduced to the Leipzig public and art community during this weekend and will begin their residency session on May 1. Alumni are invited to participate from 2 to 5 months. All artists will exhibit during the Spinnerei Rundgang, and have the opportunity to have an open critique with Leipzig artists, gallerists, curators, and professors.

The Spinnerei was at one time the biggest cotton spinning mill in continental Europe. Over the past 10 years it has grown into an artist community housing top tier galleries, residencies, project spaces, and private ateliers. The Rundgang takes place three times a year, in late April, mid-September, and mid-January. The entire art complex swings open its doors to more than 15,000 visitors and collectors from around the world that flock to Leipzig for the gallery weekend.

There will be a publication at the end of the project and selected works will then be sent to Zagreb, Croatia for a museum exhibition at the Meštrovićev paviljon. In addition to the selected works, three Leipzig painters, three Leipzig video artists, and three Leipzig photographers will also exhibit. The cost of the residency project is 250 euro per month per artist. The atelier is a work-only space, however housing can be arranged. On average a flatshare costs 200 euro per month per person. Selection of artists will be made by the NYAA and the director of the residency, alumna Candace Goodrich, so please send your cv and portfolio or website to the attention of Peter Drake, John Jacobsmeyer, and Candace Goodrich.
*Direct all questions to Candace Goodrich, directory of Residency
Application Details:

1. Review of submissions begins Feb.20th
2. Please include your preferred dates and length of stay (2-5months after May 1 2012 and no later than April 30 2013)
3. Send your digital CV, website URL or portfolio of no more than 5 jpegs (total size under 4MB) simultaneously to John Jacobsmeyer, Peter Drake and Candace Goodrich
4. Candidates will be juried based on quality of work and ability to finance the full duration of their stay.