Envision Arts Gallery Coordinator
Wichita, KS 67203, USA
Working at Envision means having a job that’s more than just a way to make money. It's a job that makes a difference.
We offer team members:
- Careers with purpose
- Teamwork environment
- Amazing 401K Retirement Plan
- Envision Paid Life Insurance
- Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA Plans
- 10 Paid Holidays
- PTO & Vacation
- Tuition Reimbursement
The Envision Arts Gallery Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center for artists and audiences who are blind, visually impaired (BVI) and/or disabled including, but not limited to the coordination, installation, and management of all aspects of the art exhibitions and performance events. The Coordinator, under direction of the Envision Arts Program Manager, will develop and implement educational programming, artist workshops, lectures, and professional development opportunities that will significantly impact, educate, and inspire inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the arts. In collaboration with the Envision Programs team, create strategic initiatives that will engage artists from all over the country, inspiring collaborations and partnerships with individuals working in a variety of sectors, such as science, public and mental health fields, technology, and community and social development to foster innovation as it relates to the field of creative expression and accessibility, advancing the reach and mission of Envision, Inc. and Envision Arts.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE
- Responsible for coordinating four, annual group and solo exhibitions in the main gallery by establishing relationships with artists, low vision agencies and federations, art institutions, schools for the blind, and disability organizations with a national reach.
- Coordinate and manage, group and/or solo exhibits for the window gallery on a monthly rotation, featuring local and regional agencies serving individuals with vision loss, intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), mobility impaired, or differently(abled).
- Develop a unique exhibition series and a call for art installations featuring works made by artists from around the country that provide a multi-sensory and multi-modal experiences that advance the field of accessibility in the arts and arts programming.
- Design opportunities for artists with low vision to collaborate and ignite innovation with other sectors to address topics that intersect between arts and public health, including access to healthcare, mental illness services, and access to community resources for people with vision loss. Highlight advancements in scientific research and technology that aim to improve a quality of life and healthier communities.
- Responsible for gallery operations including but not limited to, overseeing budget, managing inventory of merchandise, artworks, and education supplies, vendor and contract liabilities, cleanliness of facility, marketing collateral, and to always be alert of the safety and health of audiences, event attendees, service animals, staff, and volunteers.
- Manage all receiving, and shipping of artwork, and transportation of art, equipment, and contractors in alignment with the lease agreement.
- Responsible for exhibition installations, and best practices for accessible experiences, including contracts and proper volunteer assistant training, in alignment with the lease agreement with respect to the property and/or surroundings.
- Ensure the safety of the artwork through observed insurance paperwork, educating audiences on acceptable engagement and vigilant observation, while implementing best gallery practices.
- Maintain documentation on consultants and vendors, including contracts and payment records ensuring that invoices are submitted to the finance department for timely payment processing.
- Work closely with the Envision Arts Program Manager to develop and execute educational programming for youth and teens that accommodate all learners, ELL, kinetic, auditory, and visual, and those with a disability or impairment.
- Provide continued education opportunities for teachers to aid in building inclusive classrooms through modified processes, adaptive technology, tools, and techniques.
- Create and market revenue program with the assistance of the Envision Arts Program Manager, Community Program Director, Outreach and Development teams, as to provide art experiences for local organizations, businesses, and groups designed specifically for their desired level of engagement, i.e. team building, accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity awareness workshops, lunch and learns, or private catered events that are set up, but not facilitated by the Envision Arts staff.
- Operate POS system, including uploading Envision Arts merchandise inventory, artwork, art on consignment, registration fees for workshops, and weekly reporting updates.
- Oversee training of part-time gallery assistants in operational procedures of gallery, i.e. customer service, exhibit knowledge, tours, messaging, workshop roles and expectations, special event requirements and POS training. Communicate needs with Envision Arts Program Manager to ensure proper accessibility software and all accommodations needed to perform the duties of this position are provided, including, but not limited to adjusted lighting, magnification, braille, and orientation and mobility.
- Work closely with Envision Marketing team to align branding and key messaging through design and to distribute publicity materials, including exhibition postcards/invitations, e-blasts, press releases, social media including Facebook and Instagram, while providing content for updating the website and calendar of events.
- Capable of operating audio and visual equipment for art installations and programming.
- Skilled in graphic design, various Adobe applications, Google Forms, and Outlook.
- Engage with the media for interviews as assigned by Envision with talking points.
- Tour community partners, groups, donors, board, Envision employees, with a goal to cultivate lifelong engaged patrons to the arts.
- Assist in providing content, photos, and materials for marketing and grant development.
- Liaise and maintain a productive, and respectful relationship with internal and external stakeholders while representing Envision, Inc. in the gallery and community.
- Identify needs and train volunteers throughout the year for installation assistance, gallery openings, educational programming, special events, administrative, and more.
- Bring immediate attention to Envision Arts Program Manager, Envision Facilities Director, and Occidental Management Landlord when, or if, a potential violation of the lease agreement has been made, whether accidental or intentional, by an employee or public to the interior or exterior of 801 E Douglas St 106 Wichita, Kansas 67202.
- Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned
JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Art Management or other related field or two years equivalent experience as an art gallery coordinator required.
Experience: Two years’ experience as an art gallery coordinator; and experience working with the blind visually impaired, and individuals with intellectual, developmental or mobility impairments preferred.
- Effective writing and oral communication skills, organized, detail oriented, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively.
- Desire to learn, implement, and advance gallery operations and programming to meet and exceed the accessibility standards with a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and understand the accessibility needs of visually impaired individuals in accordance to ADA
- Passionate about advancing art gallery and museum standards of practice to provide experiences for people with vision loss and disabilities of all ages, genders, races, or ethnicities.
- Possesses a broad knowledge of creative arts, art theory, art history, disability arts and museum practices.
- Well defined understanding of all modalities of expression and how to utilize space effectively for the visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing, photography, recording arts and film.
- Knowledgeable and able to adhere and model the CORE Values of Envision at all times both at work and in the community.
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VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
Can be performed with or without assistive technology:
X Required to perform activities such as: preparing/analyzing data/figures;
viewing a computer screen; reading; inspecting small objects for defects;
using measuring devices; and/or assembling parts with close eye contact.
Required to perform activities such as: operating machinery and/or power
tools at or within arm’s reach; performing non-repetitive tasks such as carpentry work or repairing machinery.
Required to review/inspect own assigned work, the work of others, or facilities or structures.
Requires normal (or corrected to normal) vision/acuity:
Required to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment such as forklifts.
Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship,
national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.
Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE
In an average workday, employee must (check one frequency for each task):
Reach above shoulders
X 11-25 lbs
X 11-25 lbs
Employee must use hands for repetitive action such as (please check all):
WORKING CONDITIONS INCLUDE
In an average workday, employee is exposed to (check one frequency for each task):
General shop or store conditions
General office environment
Humid, extreme hot/cold temps (non-weather)
Outdoor weather conditions
Fumes or airborne particles
Moving, mechanical parts
Loud noise intensity levels
Risk of electrical shock
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