SAW Employment OpportunitIES

About SAW

Founded in 2005, Salem Art Works (SAW) is a contemporary arts center located on a 119-acre former dairy farm in rural upstate New York. SAW’s mission is to support both established and emerging artists in the creation of new and progressive work, and to promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. Managed and operated almost entirely by professional artists, SAW's unique place among rural residency centers arises from its commitment to collaboration, skill-sharing, and artistic freedom, paired with excellent technical support and superb facilities. SAW serves as a training center and studio facility open to all who wish to develop skills or complete creative and/or practical projects in metal fabrication, glass, blacksmithing, woodworking, stone carving, screen printing, painting, and ceramics.

Youth Program Coordinator

Job posted: January 4, 2019

We are thrilled to announce we received the workforce development grant through the NYSCA/REDC CFA for 2018/2019 for a new full time one year position. Kindly see our job posting below.

Job Description:

The Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for the successful planning and administration of all youth programs presented by Salem Art Works. These include Art 101, Art 201, Lunch, Learn & Play (a partnership with the Salem Courthouse), and other demos, workshops, and classes—including off-site workshops and events—geared toward youth and families.


·       Oversee all aspects of existing youth programs at SAW (i.e. Art 101 & Art 201)

·       Recruit and register participating schools and individuals for Art 101 and Art 201

·       Manage annual workshop schedule for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter sessions

·       Coordinate with Program Director to staff all programs and recruit new teachers as needed

·       Manage teacher schedules, contracts, curriculum planning, and exit reporting

·       Liaison between students/schools/parents, SAW instructors, and shop directors

·       Coordinate with instructors to purchase all materials and supplies for classes and workshops

·       Collect data, evaluations, and documentation for grant and funding support/reporting

·       Develop and oversee registration systems for all youth programs, incl. permission forms

·       Directly supervise class and workshop registrations, billing, and payment (with Dir. of Finance)

·       Deliver artworks and materials after classes are completed (i.e. Art 101 glassworks)

·       Oversee youth program events such as exhibitions of student art work, special meetings, etc

·       Participate in promotional and outreach activities, incl. development of new initiatives

·       Support office staff with press/web copy, program updates, registration details, etc as needed

·       Spearhead and manage off-site demos, workshops, and youth activities by SAW


·       Familiarity and interest in contemporary art

·       Bachelors Degree

·       2-3 years of experience with youth programs, arts education, arts administration, or similar

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Competency with computer software, including web-based and mobile apps, social media, etc

Salary and Benefits:

The Youth Programs Coordinator is a full-time, twelve-month position.
The contract is from March 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020.

To Apply:

Click here to email the following documents to Jenny Hillenbrand the Director of Artists Programs.

Label each file ‘last name_first name_file name;’ and format as .doc or .pdf

  1. C.V. / Resume

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Two Letters of Recommendation

Salem Art Works provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In addition, Salem Art Works will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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