Director

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture is seeking a Director who is an ambitious visionary, a curatorial risk-taker, and a dynamic leader, and who will continue and expand Storefront’s position as an innovative and fearless platform for debate and exploration of ideas at the intersection of contemporary art, architecture and Design.

 

The Director is expected to expend their full professional time and efforts to advance the interests of Storefront and ensure its proper management. The duties of the Director include creating and overseeing an expansive program of exhibitions, talks, performances, events, publications and related activities; managing Storefront’s programs and operations; identifying opportunities for extending Storefront’s mission through the development of new initiatives; fundraising for programs and operations (in concert with the Board); hiring and managing Storefront’s staff; attending all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; and working together to advance the objectives of the Institution.

 

The successful candidate will have relevant curatorial or related experience; an international perspective and network in the realms of art, architecture and design; excellent interpersonal, team participation, staff and project management skills; eagerness to collaborate; strong presentation and communication skills; experience in innovative communication and media praxis; ability to develop focused programming; aptitude to cultivate local and international constituencies; a talent for organization and considerable personal drive; an acute understanding of and commitment to fundraising for the gallery’s programs and operations; the desire and ability to closely collaborate with Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Board of Directors.

 

Benefits and Salary

The successful candidate’s salary will be determined in conjunction with the search committee and will reflect the candidate’s background and experience. A comprehensive benefits package will also be provided.

 

Applying for the Position

 

To apply for this position, please email a curriculum vitae and a one-page letter of interest as a single PDF to: search@storefrontnews.org

 

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

 

 

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Development & Outreach Associate

 

The Development & Outreach Associate supports Storefront’s Director of Strategic Development and Executive Director in all fundraising and communications activities for the organization. In terms of development, the position supports the organization’s major areas of funding, including institutional and foundation giving, membership development (corporate and individual), special events, and earned income. The position also supports all public outreach conducted by the organization, including email and print communications, website maintenance, social media channels, media relations, internal and external events and public appearances, and publications. Creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for employees of Storefront.

 

SKILLS

  • Outstanding written communication skills, including drafting content, editing, and proofreading in English. Proficiency in other languages is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational and time­ management skills with impeccable attention to detail.
  • High energy, creative thinking, and team­-player attitude.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, CRM and database software, website and social media channels, and basic HTML (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and/or Powerpoint/Keynote. Other presentation applications is a plus.
  • Comfort working in a fast-­paced environment that changes regularly based on programming.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and curious culture-­lover with a knowledge and understanding of art and architecture. The candidate should be able to simultaneously work on excel documents and editorial content for social media posts with equal passion. S/he will be brilliant, quick, flexible, team-­oriented, affable, and well­-rounded.

 

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop appropriate relationships with Storefront members, corporate sponsors, the press, and the Board of Directors, among other audiences. S/he will have strong negotiation skills, as well as superior verbal and written communication skills. S/he will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve communications and development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Masters degree in a related field, with knowledge and/or interest in management and arts administration in non­profit environments.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Development:

Institutional and Foundation Giving

  • Draft and edit content for grant applications along with document preparation and general support
  • Assist in development and maintenance of grant calendar
  • Draft, edit, and prepare documents for final reports
  • Acknowledge successful grant applications
  • Maintain files of all grant applications and materials
  • Research prospective grants and carefully maintain records in organizational database

Membership Development (Corporate and Individual)

  • Maintain and update a current list of members and ensure proper listing and acknowledgment of all donors
  • Manage member correspondence
  • Proactively assist in the solicitation of new members
  • Conduct prospect donor and member research and develop innovative ideas and strategy for the solicitation of new individual and corporate members
  • Prepare, execute, and oversee annual appeal mailings
  • Develop and maintain membership events calendar
  • Coordinate planning and execution of all membership events
  • Ensure all membership benefits are fulfilled
  • Solicit renewals of Storefront membership, including preparation of renewal letters on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct up-to-­date research and reports regarding potential improvements, changes, or needs regarding the structure and content of the organization’s multi­level membership program
  • Maintain and manage Storefront’s database system to track and acknowledge gifts, donor histories, and profiles
  • Research prospective donors and carefully maintain their records in the organization’s database
  • Prepare and send acknowledgment letters for all contributions in a timely manner, including contributions made by cash, check, credit card, and online

Special Events

  • Coordinate with Director of Strategic Development in planning, execution, and evaluation of all special events, including Storefront’s Membership Dinner, Critical Halloween, Spring Benefit, and all membership events
  • Oversee and secure online presence of all events
  • Assist Director of Strategic Development in public relations and outreach for special events
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of proactive outreach strategies targeted towards existing and new potential event sponsors interested in the fields of art and architecture
  • Process credit card payments for ticket/sponsorship purchases
  • Track all income received through special events and ensure all gifts are properly acknowledged
  • Coordinate staff efforts and roles for all events; draft and distribute logistics memos to all staff and interns prior to events
  • Solicit in­-kind donations for all events
  • Assist in the planning of cultivation and stewardship events, including  exhibition openings, post­-opening dinners, and donor receptions
  • Create and present evaluations and analysis of all events

Earned Income

  • Manage Storefront’s online auctions, competitions, and subscription platforms
  • Process all online book sales and work with Storefront’s Gallery Manager to drive in­-gallery book sales
  • Manage gallery and space rental requests
  • Prepare invoices for outstanding pledged income
  • Maintain development files, records, and archive
  • Maintain inventory of all artwork available for sale in Storefront’s collection
  • Track contributions for fiscal sponsorship and work with Storefront’s Bookkeeper to ensure funds are distributed monthly
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Strategic Development and Executive Director on additional ways to secure earned income

 

Outreach:

Email and Print Communications

  • Coordinate the design, production, and dissemination of Storefront’s newsprints and e­blasts
  • Work with the curatorial department to edit curatorial statements, exhibition descriptions, and other programmatic texts for print and electronic materials
  • Analyze web and email stats quarterly, and generate full reports and evaluations to be reviewed by the Director Strategic Development and presented to the Communications Committee

Website Maintenance

  • Serve as webmaster and editor of Storefront’s website

Social Media Channels

  • Develop daily social media outreach statements and mentions
  • Maintain social media calendar

Media Relations

  • Manage press tracking and press archiving
  • Serve as primary liaison for press requests (images, captioning, curatorial quotes, etc.)

Internal and External Events and Public Appearances

  • Work with the Associate Curator and Gallery Manager to coordinate the documentation of all Storefront exhibitions, events, and programs, ensuring all programs are photographed digitally, videotaped, and live­streamed
  • Assemble informational/institutional packets for events and meetings
  • Develop and maintain lists of existing and potential public appearances, conference, and opportunities for Storefront’s external engagement

Publications

  • Promote and drive sales of Storefront publications
  • Coordinate the arrival and sales of books for book launch events
  • Maintain inventory of books with Gallery Manager
  • Arrange book sales at Executive Director’s lectures

 

Executive Support:

Board Liaison

  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Strategic Development to prepare materials for board meetings, including agendas, minutes, and financial and programmatic reports
  • Schedule board meetings, board committee meetings, and coordinate attendance considering various individual schedules

Assistance to the Executive Director

  • Assist the Executive Director in managing and maintaining the schedule of lectures, events, and projects

 

General:

  • Hire and manage all Development and Communications interns; supervise departmental assistants, interns, and other team members as required
  • Participate in development planning and strategy meetings
  • Manage overall office (ordering office supplies, keeping the space organized, etc.) and events (ordering wine, snacks, etc.)
  • Represent and promote the mission and vision of Storefront to the public
  • Attend programs and events as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

TO APPLY

This is a paid full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Attendance at off-site, evening, and weekend events and programs is expected. To apply, please email a single PDF document (maximum 5 MB) including a cover letter, resume, writing samples to apply@storefrontnews.org with the subject line “Development & Outreach Associate.”

 

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SPRING / SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 2018

 

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

Interns play a crucial role in the accomplishment of Storefront’s mission, and gain access to Storefront’s staff and network of architects, artists, and designers. Our internship program is based on our programming and needs, and we welcome candidates with the appropriate skills, attitude, and interests.

 

Interns receive instruction and training from our staff and exposure to a broad range of activities spanning from daily operations and exhibition installations to institutional development, archival research, and project research and development. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. Interns are expected to work well both independently and in groups, and to possess an interest in cultural production, the arts, architecture, and ideas that drive Storefront’s mission.  

 

While all interns are exposed to the full spectrum of the organization’s operations, Storefront offers an opportunity to focus more specifically on one of the following categories: communications, curation, development, production, and gallery management.

 

All applicants must be able to commit to at least two days per week. All interns are expected to help out with shared gallery responsibilities including:

 

  • Monitoring exhibitions during gallery hours
  • Providing information for gallery visitors
  • Assisting Storefront staff with both long term projects and daily office tasks

 

All applicants should hold the following qualifications:

 

  • Interest in Storefront’s mission
  • Desire to gain knowledge of operations in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to interact with people in a gallery setting, and work in small office environment
  • General computer skills: word processing, data management, digital imaging

 

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (ie. “Development,” “Communications,” “Production,” “Gallery,” “Curatorial,” as appropriate.)

 

OPEN INTERNSHIPS

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

 

Storefront’s communications intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in press outreach and marketing strategies. The intern will assist in the preparation of press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events; the submission of art and event listings; preparation of press packets; press digitizing and archiving; and with the development of social media strategies and press list maintenance.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop (preferred)
  • Passionate about art, architecture, and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

 

CURATORIAL INTERN


The curatorial intern assists with curatorial research, helping in the preparation of exhibitions, events, projects, competitions, and publications organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, including preparation of schedules, exhibition and project texts, archival material, and day-to-day operations in the Curatorial Department. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Research on future exhibitions, assisting in curatorial texts, preparation of events, coordination with artists, visualization of projects, graphic design works for communications purposes, scanning of archival material. 

 

Requisites 

 

  • Interest in curatorial practices
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills

 

Preferred 

 

  • Computer skills preferred: Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) Microsoft Office, scanning software
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission
  • Graphic design skills

 

Application Requirements 

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples (3 page maximum)

 

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 

Storefront’s development intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in multiple tasks related to fundraising. The intern will assist in researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications, develop fundraising strategies, and will also be involved in all aspects of planning Storefront’s Spring Benefit, Fall Membership Dinner, and Critical Halloween events. This intern will assist with researching potential donors, maintaining the donations database, managing the grants calendar, and filing and archiving grant information.

 

The development intern will be responsible for assisting in the management and expansion of Storefront’s membership program. This includes designing strategies for expanding Storefront’s audience and public, keeping Storefront’s members database updated, proposing, and generating materials for web and mail-based membership campaigns and helping develop and coordinate new membership events. This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with staff to develop strategies to attract members and to expand member benefits.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Interest in fundraising and development fields
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • 2 writing samples

 

 

PRODUCTION INTERN

 

Production Interns will work closely with the Gallery Manager / Programs Producer and Associate Curator to carry through the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and events. Primary tasks include the production of exhibition drawings for layouts and related display elements, signage, or the formatting of artwork, as well as assisting in the physical installation and fabrication of these materials. Interns will also be involved in the production and post-production of Storefront’s on-going programming and digital media presence including live events and StorefrontTV.

 

Requisites

  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino
  • Expertise or working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Ability to work under time constraints and flexible schedules

 

Preferred

  • Building and fabrication skills
  • Experience with the use of construction materials and power tools
  • Familiarity with sound and video equipment
  • Experience with live audio/video production

 

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples

 

 

GALLERY INTERN

 

The gallery intern assists with day-to-day operations, reception and administrative tasks for Storefront. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general reception duties (answering phones, greeting visitors), email correspondence, retouching images, and light database work.


Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Professional phone manner
  • Good writing skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Able to work and think independently
  • Ability to multitask is crucial

 

Preferred

 

  • Proficiency in Adobe CS, Microsoft Office, and Filemaker Pro.

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

How to Apply:

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (i.e. “Development,” “Communications,” “Curatorial,” “Gallery,” etc.).

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.