Employment Opportunities

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey continually works to enrich, amaze and inspire all who pass through our doors. The Art Center provides an opportunity for employees to deepen their love of art while contributing their skills and talents. Throughout the year a variety of opportunities may become available.

The Art Center provides a competitive benefits package for full-time employees.

Studio School Coordinator
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, in Summit, NJ, is seeking a part-time Studio School Coordinator to assist with day-to-day operations of the Studio School’s programs.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is dedicated to the vision of creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art. This vision is fulfilled by the best in contemporary art exhibitions; a robust four-semester Studio School serving about 4,500 students per year; public programming that allows the public to interact with exhibiting artists; and in-community programs for seniors, at-risk youth and children, and adults with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • General Responsibilities
    • Working within budget, coordinate art supply requests and place supply orders for classes, workshops, camps, and all Studio School programs.
    • Plan and execute Studio School events (open houses, Raku-Fest, faculty party etc.).
    • Create programming for in-between semester adult intensives with Director of Studio School.
    • Respond to requests from teachers/students in a timely manner.
    • Identify areas of interest not currently represented in curriculum with Director of Studio School.
  • Scheduling Coordination
    • Collect, organize, and review class and workshop proposals every semester with Director of Studio School.
    • Schedule classes and workshops and build them for registration in Lumens, our class management database. Make updates in Lumens as needed.
    • Draft course brochure content for editing with Director of Studio School.
    • Coordinate cancellation of under-enrolled workshops with instructors, students, and staff.
  • Studio Coordination
    • Coordinate semester studio setup needs with Operations.
    • Schedule open studios and arrange for open studio monitors.
    • Maintain organized art studios and art supply storage areas.
  • Staff Coordination
    • Monitor registrations and notify faculty and students of cancelled classes and workshops.
    • Notify faculty of classes and workshop proposals that are accepted.
  • Ceramics Liaison
    • Place orders for ceramics department supplies, including clay, chemicals, and other ceramics supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
This position requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree and 1-2 years of related experience in a similar environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google docs required. The ideal candidate will excel in a fast paced, non-profit, team-oriented environment and will be extremely organized. Experience with, or knowledge of, various art supplies and tools is a plus. Flexibility with schedule as needed. Experience with Lumens database, or similar student registration database, is also a plus.

Physical and Mental Demands
The position frequently requires mental demands of reading/writing, planning/organizing, making decisions, and problem-solving. The position occasionally requires the mental demands of interpreting data. The position rarely requires the mental demand of supervising employees. The position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. This position requires frequent use of computer, telephone, and copier.

Work Environment
The position is frequently indoors in an office and studio environment and is occasionally exposed to potentially hazardous art materials. This position allows flexibility for working from home 10% of the time.

Part-Time: 24 hours per week. $17.50-$18.50/hour.

As part of VACNJ’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion, we aim to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices. Applicants are encouraged to share if they identify with one or more historically marginalized groups (examples include but are not limited to Immigrant, Indigenous, International, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with a Disability, Person of Size, Socioeconomic Disadvantage). Although not required in the application, VACNJ encourages applicants to share what diversity they would bring to the Art Center. VACNJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email a resume and cover letter to cdemski@artcenternj.org with “STUDIO SCHOOL COORDINATOR” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. All hires are required to successfully pass a background check.

This is a part-time position with a maximum of 24 hours per week. Flexibility with schedule a must, including the ability to work nights and/or weekends. Reports to the Customer Relations Manager.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is dedicated to the vision of creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art. This vision is fulfilled by the best in contemporary art exhibitions; a robust four-semester Studio School serving about 4,500 students per year; public programming that allows the public to interact with exhibiting artists; and in-community programs for seniors, at-risk youth and children, and adults with disabilities.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Customer Relations Manager and the Director of the Studio School, the Customer Relations Associate provides excellent customer service for all Art Center constituents and contributes to the smooth running of all Art Center programs. The primary responsibilities are covering the reception desk, greeting the public, answering questions, and processing all Studio School registrations. This position answers and directs incoming phone calls and emails. In addition, this position completes data entry and administrative tasks which include using Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and the Lumens registration database. The ability to interact with diverse constituencies in a pleasant and supportive manner is critical for success in this position. Work will primarily take place at the Art Center. Other duties as required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Enjoy working with the public, and ensure friendly and professional interactions;
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Be able to multi-task and balance competing priorities with ease;
  • Work well as a member of a small and dedicated team;
  • Have solid computer proficiency including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word), Google Apps, Slack, and experience with databases. Be able to do all required transactions for the operation of the Studio School, Museum, and Membership departments. Some of these programs will be specific to your role and training will be provided.
  • Possess at least two years of customer service experience, ideally in a museum or cultural setting, and have a solid understanding of customer service best practices.
  • A knowledge of arts/culture audiences is a plus.

Part-Time: Maximum of 24 hours per week. $13/hr. Some flexibility with schedule as needed.
Reports to the Customer Relations Manager.

As part of VACNJ’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion, we aim to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices. Applicants are encouraged to share if they identify with one or more historically marginalized groups (examples include but are not limited to Immigrant, Indigenous, International, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with a Disability, Person of Size, Socioeconomic Disadvantage). Although not required in the application, VACNJ encourages applicants to share what diversity they would bring to the Art Center. VACNJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please email a resume and cover letter to ecross@artcenternj.org, with “CUSTOMER RELATIONS ASSOCIATE” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. All hires are required to successfully pass a background check.

Veterans Haven South operates a two-year transitional housing program for formerly unhoused veterans. The ultimate goal is to support veterans in developing a permanent solution to their housing situation by providing treatment that is individualized with the purpose of attaining realistic life goals and instilling hope and wellness to maximize community reintegration. The Visual Arts Center of NJ has partnered with Veteran Affairs to pilot an Arts & Healing Therapy program intended to help NJ veterans form a healthy sense of self/identity, establish healthy coping skills, offer emotional support, secure skills of effective non-verbal form of effective communication. We are looking for a dedicated art therapist to work with us in Hammonton, NJ, and positively impact the lives of the veteran population affected by substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, etc.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Art Therapist enlists and explores client’s ability to express themselves through art and/or creative expression.

The Arts Therapist participates as a member of the care team in planning, providing, and evaluating creative art therapy for veterans to enhance the delivery of quality care.

The Arts Therapist assesses, develops, and plans creative arts therapy activities for patients appropriate to the multidisciplinary plan of care. The Therapist plans activities at the patient’s level of functioning and evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the program. The Therapist integrates activities as part of the plan of care and collaborates with other members of the care team to enhance creative arts activities.

This position delivers care in a prompt and professional manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. The Therapist works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support departmental objectives. The Therapist provides quality customer service, participates in performance improvement efforts, and assumes responsibility for professional growth and development. The therapist will join as an independent contractor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate creative arts therapy groups for all interested clients
  • Ability to process creative works with clients, when appropriate, through the use of psychodynamic theories
  • Constructs evidence-based interventions for clients
  • Organize potential client art exhibits in-house and at the graduation/celebration ceremony when appropriate and with the agreement of the participants
  • Designs individualized treatment interventions to reduce stress, anxiety, and maladaptive behaviors, recover basic motor functioning, reasoning abilities, build confidence, and develop compensatory strategies to master critical life skills necessary to re-enter the community in a productive manner when available.
  • Maintains inventory of art supplies as well as order site-appropriate materials.
  • Coordinate with Recreation Therapist/LCSW to address client-specific issues that have surfaced during art therapy sessions.
  • Maintain an attendance record and sign the appropriate agreements
  • Provide monthly report to on/offsite supervisor
  • Assists in special projects as required/requested
  • Supports the goals, objectives, and mission statement set forth by the Board of Directors and the administration of the facility
  • Maintain and institute all infection control protocols
  • Must possess strong written, verbal, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Must be comfortable working independently
  • Must attain supervision off-site/independently

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, required
  • Prior experience relevant to the area of clinical practice preferred
  • Minimum of two years experience working with substance abuse and homelessness

Job Type: Contract

Duration: One session per week with 9 participants per therapist (90 minutes per session at 10 AM)

Education: Master’s degree from an Accredited Institution as per the Art Therapy Credentialing Board and The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) — REQUIRED

License: Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist and/or working toward hours to attain accreditation (ATR-BC) — REQUIRED

Work authorization: United States (Required)

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $40.00–$50.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:Art Therapists will need to adhere to the COVID-19 precautions at Veterans Haven South.

Applicants should send a resume and brief statement of interest to swalko@artcenternj.org