Arts Jobs in RI

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Jobs and Calls
RISD Store seeks an E-Commerce Sales Associate

Title: E-Commerce Sales Associate (open until filled)
Salary: $14.90-$20.15 per hour
Part-time: 20-25 hours/week
Summary: The role performs a wide variety of tasks including timely online order fulfillment, knowledgeable merchandise assistance, cash register operation, general housekeeping, stocking and pricing of merchandise. To apply and learn more, click here.

WaterFire Providence seeks a full time Program Coordinator

Title: Full Time Program Coordinator
Location: WaterFire Providence
Salary: $37,500 – $50,000
Summary: This position offers the opportunity to deeply engage with a growing arts non-profit and its community. Candidates for this position will have experience working in a variety of nonprofit youth and adult education and work development programs and in medium to large nonprofit organizations. Read more.

Public Art Works has a Call for artists for HopeHealth Hospice and Palliative Care

The Call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care. Students are ineligible. No application fee. The HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. Large works encouraged. 16 x 20” min. frame size. Framing must be consistent in style. The deadline is Dec. 30. Learn more, click here.

Newport Festivals Foundation seeks a Music Education Manager

Title: Music Education Manager
Location: Newport (RI) Festivals Foundation.
Salary: Full time, $52,000-65,000.
Summary: The opportunity is for an individual committed to education and the idea that music can transform lives. The Music Education Manager will play a large role in shaping our future as an organization. To apply and learn more, click here.

Expo 42 Call for fine arts media announced

B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY., hosts Expo 42.  It’s an all fine arts media Call that includes watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, fiber art, etc. No crafts. The deadline date for submission is December 9, 2022. Learn more, click here.

Bristol Art Museum announces Call for miniature art

Bristol (RI) Art Museum has put out a national call for a juried exhibit for miniature art. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. The deadline is Dec. 4. Learn more, click here.

Providence’s Art Collective of First Unitarian Church seeks proposals for exhibitions

The Art Collective of First Unitarian Church of Providence is seeking proposals for exhibitions in its Atrium gallery space located on the church campus at One Benevolent Street, Providence. The mission of Art Collective is to inspire the community by producing exhibitions which encourage us to interact with artists’ diverse viewpoints of the world and motivate us to see, think and feel on a deeper emotional and spiritual level. Learn more, click here.

Rhode Island College seeks an Assistant Professor of Music Education (Tenure Track)

Title: Assistant Profession of Music Education
Location: Rhode Island College’s Music, Theatre, and Dance Department
Salary: $58,949-$61,779
Hours: Full time tenure track
Summary: The department seeks a colleague to join a faculty that values engagement with students, diversity and excellence. We seek candidates whose background, teaching interests and research or performing agenda will help foster diversity in the College. To apply and learn more, click here.

Applications now open for a MASS MoCA residency

Assets for Artists at MASS MoCA Studios welcome artists from around the world, and at all career stages and disciplines; the spaces are best suited for visual artists and writers. The application deadline is Jan. 8. Learn more; see application questions.

Craft Council of British Columbia has a Call for Entry for ‘The Earring Show’

The Craft Council of British Columbia is now accepting applications for its 2023 The Earring Show. It’s an annual fundraiser, juried exhibition and sales opportunity for makers to showcase wearable art in a whole host of media. Read more.

Applications Now Open for NEA Big Read Grants

An initiative of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read supports community reading programs each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection with the goal of inspiring meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 18. Read more.

Jazz road tour grant opportunity

South Arts has officially re-opened Jazz Road Tours for new applicants! It is a national initiative for jazz artists to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to support touring around the country. The first deadline is December 1, 2022; additional posted deadlines are March 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023; more dates/cycles are posted on a regular basis.

A webinar is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2022, from 3-4 p.m. ET. Read more.

Steelyard has 2 job opportunities

Title: Finance Director
Location: The Steelyard
Salary: $63,000
Summary: The Finance Director will be a key strategist in financial systems, management and development. To apply and learn more, click here.

Title: Studio Manager
Location: The Steelyard
Salary: $40,000
Summary: The Studio Manager works closely with the Studio Director to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for independent contractors, volunteers, students and community members. Click here to learn more.

RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School seeks an evening Community Engagement Coordinator

Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Location: RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School
Salary: $15 per hour
Summary: The evening Community Engagement Coordinator oversees general operations of the Carter Center reception area in East Providence. To apply and learn more, click here.

Mode: Yellow 5 announces an open call

Mode: Yellow is creating interactive installations that aim to make civic participation accessible, beautiful and joyful. The Call is for artists to submit an original work that speaks to shifts in our collective political consciousness. To apply and learn more, click here.

Kingston Chamber Music Festival has 2 openings

Title: Executive Director
Location: Kingston Chamber Music
Hours: Six concerts in July/August
Salary: $50,000 
Summary: The Kingston Chamber Music Festival (KCMF) seeks an experienced Executive Director to oversee the delivery of six chamber music concerts that take place in July and early August. To learn more and apply, click here.

Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Kingston Chamber Music
Salary: $25,000
Summary: The Administrative Assistant supports the Executive Director and the Artistic Director. To learn more and apply, click here.

Gamm Theatre seeks a technical production supervisor​

Title: Technical Production Supervisor
Location: Gamm Theatre
Hours: full-time/exempt for a 10-month contract with benefits
Salary: $38,000 – $42,000
Summary: Assist the Director of Production to plan, implement, and organize all season and non-season productions. To apply and learn more, click here

Urbanity Dance is seeking a full-time Managing Director and Director of Development

Title: Managing Director
Location: Boston
Hours: Full time/hybrid position with a flexible working schedule within a “regular” 40-hour work week. The candidate must be able to readily commute into Boston, as needed, for in-person staff and donor meetings.
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000
Summary: Working alongside Founder and Director, the Managing Director oversees the administrative arm of the organization including development, financial management, and HR, with the majority of the role being development. To apply and Read more, click here.

Title: Director of Development
Location: Boston
Hours: Full Time/hybrid. The candidate must be able to readily commute into Boston, as needed, for in-person staff and donor meetings.
Salary:$65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience
Summary: The Director of Development oversees, manages, and implements all fund development activities of the organization, including individual giving, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships and special events. To apply and read more, click here.

The Bristol Art Museum, Rogers Free Library to Host Juried, Community Exhibit

The Bristol Art Museum in partnership with the Rogers Free Library announces a call for artists for a juried, community exhibit, Small Works, featuring two-dimensional works of drawings, paintings, photography, prints or collage. The deadline to submit artwork for consideration is Monday, Oct. 17 at midnight. Read more.

The Collaborative seeks a part-time Associate Director

Title: Associate Director
Location: The Collaborative
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: $20-$22 per hour.
Summary: The Collaborative is looking for a part-time qualified, skilled Associate Director to undertake a variety of program management, administrative and operational support tasks. The Associate Director will work closely with The Collaborative’s Executive Director to present a strong, positive image of The Collaborative’s programs and activities to relevant stakeholders while working to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. To apply and learn more, click here.

Trinity Rep seeks a full time Light Board Operator

Title: Light Board Operator
Application deadline: Monday, Oct. 31
Hourly pay or salary: $625-$650/week
Hours: Full time (37 week seasonal contract)
Summary: The Light Board Operator is a highly valued member of Trinity Repertory Company. It is a multifaceted position that requires one to be a strong lighting console programmer and install electrician. To apply and Read more, click here.

DESIGNxRI is searching for a part time Program Associate

Title: Part Time Program Associate
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2022
Hours and Salary: 20 hours per week; $25-$30 per hour
Summary: The Program Associate will help shape existing programs to expand the next generation of RI’s design and creatives, enabling our organization and community to imagine and explore new avenues to expand our reach and capacity. To learn more and apply, click here.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick seeks an After School Program Leader

Title: After School Program Leader
Hours: Part Time, five days per week (Mon-Fri) before school (7-9 a.m.) and after school (2-6 p.m.). Additional hours may be available covering at other sites or for other programs.
Salary: $14 per hour
Summary: Direct service with youth ages 5-13. Responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of recreational programs in the areas of education, arts, STEAM, social recreation, leadership and sports. To apply and learn more, click here.

New Urban Arts seeks a Director of Development

Title: Director of Development
Location: New Urban Arts
Hours and salary: Full time, $68,000-$72,000.
Start date: October 2022
Deadline to apply: Rolling (position open until filled)
Summary: New Urban Arts seeks an experienced development professional to work with our Executive Director and board of directors to design and implement robust fund development strategies. To read more and apply, click here.

 N.E. Foundation for the Arts seeks Executive Director

Title: Executive Director
Location: Boston
Hours and Salary: Full time, $200,000-$250,000.
Summary: The Executive Director (ED) will advance NEFA’s EDIA values internally and externally. They will be a creative and forward-thinking leader, fluent with issues in the greater national arts landscape, and understand the dynamics of cultural ecosystems across the United States. Click here to apply and learn more.

Part time Visitor Services Supervisor opening at the RISD Museum 

Title: Visitor Services Supervisor
Location: RISD Museum (Weekends)
Salary: $20-$24/hour
Hours: 26-28 hours per week; 12 months per year. Anticipated days of work are Thursday-Sunday.
Summary: The RISD Museum is actively seeking a part-time Visitor Services Desk Shift Supervisor to join its Visitor Services team. This is a unique opportunity for an equity-minded individual with a passion for community and the arts to bring leadership, customer service and strong communication skills to this exciting new role. For more information and to apply, click here

Providence Student Union seeks a full time Civic Engagement Organizer

Title: Civic Engagement Organizer
Location: Providence
Hours: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 per year
Summary: PSU’s Civic Engagement Organizer will be in the role of supporting youth as they plan and execute dynamic and successful organizing campaigns and actions. To apply and learn more, click here.

Providence Art Club Seeks Gallery Assistant

Title: Gallery Assistant
Location: Providence Art Club
Hours: 11 a.m.- 4p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday
Salary:$15 per hour
Summary: The Gallery Assistant works closely with the Club’s Gallery Manager on all aspects of gallery administration in a fast-paced environment, aid in the installation of art exhibitions, greet gallery guests, and complete general office tasks. Must be friendly, outgoing, detail oriented, and be able to work productively as a member of a tight-knit gallery team. To apply and learn more, click here.

RISD Museum has 3 job openings

Title: Academic and K-12 Programs Coordinator, RISD Museum
Deadline: No deadline
Salary: $23-$25/hour
Hours: Part-time (22 hours per week; Monday-Friday); 12 months. Primarily weekdays, with some evenings and weekends as required. Specific schedule to be discussed with candidates during the interview process. To apply and read more, click here.

Title: Public Programs Coordinator, RISD Museum
Deadline: No deadline
Salary: $23-$25/hour
Hours: Part-time (29 hours per week; Saturdays and Sundays; evenings and nights as scheduled); 12 months
To apply and learn more, click here.

Title: Museum Preparator, RISD Museum (on-call)
Deadline: No deadline
Salary: $23/hour
Hours: On-Call, this position works on an as-needed basis. Work hours are not confined to weekdays and may also include evenings and weekends.
To apply and learn more, click here.

¡CityArts! is searching for an Executive Director
Newly updated

Title: Executive Director
Location: ¡CityArts! for Youth, Providence
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000, plus benefits
Summary: The Executive Director of Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is responsible for administration, fundraising and oversight programs to support the 300+ young artists at the ¡CityArts! Broad Street Studios and other locations. To apply and learn more, click here.

Warwick Center for the Arts seeks an part time Administrative Assistant

Title: Part time Administration Assistant
Location: Warwick Center for the Arts
Salary: $14 to $15 per hour
Hours: 10-12 hours per week

The WCFA is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to provide support for the day-to-day management of the office. This position interacts with staff, volunteers and community members for all of WCFA’s programs. To apply and learn more, click here.

Providence Performing Arts Center has 2 part-time openings in education

Title: Part-Time Teaching Artist
Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Salary: Based on assignment, $15-$60 per hour.

Summary: The Providence Performing Arts Center is seeking innovative and creative part-time teaching artists with an interest and training in Musical Theater to work on our Disney Musicals in Schools Program. To learn more and apply, click here.

Title: Part-Time Adjudicator
Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Salary: Honorarium based on production assignment ranges from $50-$75.

Summary: The Education Department of Providence Performing Arts Center is seeking dynamic individuals with a background in musical theatre/theatre/dance/choreography/directing/theatre education/ music education and technical theatre to serve as part time adjudicators for our Ocean State Star Awards program. To learn more and apply, click here.

The John Brown House Museum has 2 job openings

Title: Full time Education Assistant
Location: The John Brown House Museum
Salary: Starting pay is $18 per hour
Summary: The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join the education team. To apply and learn more, click here.

Title: Part time Museum Assistant
Location: The John Brown House Museum
Salary: $16 per hour
Summary: The John Brown House Museum Assistant is stationed at the Visitor Services Area of the John Brown House Museum – an 18th-century mansion on Providence’s College Hill that features historical tours, exhibitions, and educational programs – and works to maintain a high-quality visitor experience. To apply and learn more, click here.

Jamestown Arts Center has 2 job searches

Title: Director of Learning and Community Engagement.
Location: Jamestown Arts Center.
Hours and salary: Full time, $22-$24 per hour. Occasionally requires variable work hours, including nights and weekends, as well as occasional local travel.
Summary: The Director of Learning and Community Engagement directs all aspects of the arts education and community programs that are essential to fulfilling the Jamestown Arts Center’s mission: to engage, enrich, and inspire our community through extraordinary arts experiences. To learn more and apply, click here.

Title: Part time Ceramics Studio Manager.
Location: Jamestown Arts Center.
Hours: 15 hours per week (additional hours possible for special projects; variable work hours).
Salary: $20-$23 per hour.
Summary: The Ceramics Studio Manager provides managerial, administrative and operational support to ensure the efficient daily functioning of the Ceramics Studio. To learn more and apply, click here.

Artist Communities Alliance seeks a part time Program Administrator

Title: Programs Administrator (fully remote)
Location: Artist Communities Alliance,
Deadline: On going
Salary and hours: $18-$20 per hour; 15 hours
Summary: In this new support position, the Programs Administrator will provide critical support to the Alliance team. Read more.

Opportunity is open to RI Artists

The Oxford Free Public Library, Oxford, Mass., has put out a call for large-scale works to exhibit at the library. The stipend is $800 per sculpture.  Depending on size and nature, up to six sculptures will be selected. Read more.

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art seeks freelance education positions

Title: Freelance Education Positions (multiple).
Location: Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, Providence.
Hours: Between 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. are particularly in demand.
Salary: For training, $20 per hour for sitting in and observing programs as Seconds while they are in training. As fully trained Primaries, educators are paid $40 per hour.

Summary: The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) is recruiting passionate, committed individuals as Freelance Educators to merge art with the traditional STEM disciplines – and vice versa – as well as conducting lessons in the more inquiry-based, hands-on, open-ended manner which studies indicate are more conducive to learning, and to learning enjoyment. For more information and to apply, click here.

Museum of Work & Culture seeks a part time Visitor Services Associate

Title: Visitor Services Associate
Hours and salary: Part-time $14 per hour
Summary: The Museum of Work and Culture is seeking a part-time team member to fulfill the role of Visitor Services Associate on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Additional hours will be offered to cover for other team members’ vacation and sick time. to apply and learn more, click here