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Second Street Gallery is Hiring!

POSTED ON 7.24.2017

Second Street Gallery is hiring a part-time Outreach and Events Coordinator and a part-time Operations Manager!

About us

Second Street Gallery is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.

SSG's primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.

About you

• You have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
• You have a love of art, contemporary art in particular.
• You are a self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• You are resourceful and personable.
• You are comfortable working with a small team, or a big group (kids especially!).
• You have experience with MAC OS, InDesign, and Photoshop.
• You have experience in the arts and/or nonprofit world.
• You are discrete and confidential.

About the position: Outreach and Events Coordinator

The Outreach and Events Coordinator reports to the Executive Director & Chief Curator. This is a part-time position: 20-25 hours a week. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, plus some evening events. A schedule will be determined based on gallery need.The position will primarily consist of running SSG’s robust outreach program.

OUTREACH
• Plan and organize student outreach workshops in area schools, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Community Housing Partners, and the Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center.
• Recruit artists to conduct workshops and provide hands-on assistance at the workshops (some physical work required).
• Plan annual outreach events – Family Art Day, public art projects, educator workshops.
• Produce web and social media content for outreach programs and events.
• Manage budgets for individual outreach workshops and events.
• Assist the Executive Director & Chief Curator with grant writing for outreach programming.
• When available, supervise intern(s) dedicated to outreach.

VOLUNTEERS
• Coordinate volunteers for regular gallery sitting, workshops and special events.
• Recruit volunteers at gallery events and through social media.

EVENTS
• Help organize and oversee artist related special events (Gallery Rally, Pop-Up Artists Salon, artist-led art workshops for adults).
• Assist the Executive Director & Chief Curator in planning and implementing other fundraising events (Art After Dark, Brews with a View, etc.).
• Help out at gallery events as needed.

MISCELLANEOUS
• We are a small staff, so in addition to your major job responsibilities, there may be things to help out with such as running errands, filing, cleaning up around the gallery, etc. We all pitch in and help each other out!

About the position: Operations Manager

The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director & Chief Curator. This is a part-time position: 15-20 hours a week. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, plus some evening events. A schedule will be determined based on gallery need.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist with exhibition installations.
• Organize shipping for exhibitions.
• Administer website, design and write monthly e-newsletter.
• Design exhibition cards and signage; organize printing.
• Manage exhibition budgets.
• Plan and promote web and social media updates for all exhibitions.
• Help plan and implement fundraising events.
• Manage building and office specific tasks and relationships.
• Coordinate space rentals, write contracts, promote availability, etc.
• Manage membership database.
• When available, supervise intern(s).

MISCELLANEOUS
• We are a small staff, so in addition to your major job responsibilities, there may be things to help out with such as running errands, filing, cleaning up around the gallery, etc. We all pitch in and help each other out!

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references to kristen@secondstreetgallery.org, with the position you are applying to in the subject line, no later than August 4, 2017.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position becomes available August 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Only candidates being considered for the positions will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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SSG’s Triennial Art Auction

POSTED ON 6.21.2017

On Friday, September 8th Second Street Gallery will hold its Triennial Fundraising Art Auction. The event will include both a Live and Silent Auction component where attendees will have the opportunity to take home great works of art while supporting SSG's exhibition and outreach programs.  

Stay tuned for more info about tickets and participating artists!

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Pop-Up Artists Salon

POSTED ON 5.23.2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our Pop-Up Artists Salon that was held this Saturday! For those of you who missed our event check out the video we are featured in. We will be having more Pop-Up Artist Salons in the fall!

http://www.nbc29.com/clip/13347380/second-street-gallery-holds-pop-up-artist-event

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Brews with a View: Summer Rooftop Fundraiser

POSTED ON 5.18.2017

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