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Communications Director

Burlington City Arts seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative team member to serve as Communication Director. This position works closely with the all members of the BCA team, and collaborates as needed with other city departments. 

The Communication Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s communication plan as well as targeted marketing programs for all BCA programs and initiatives in the BCA Center and throughout the community, including the Festival of Fools. The Communication Director will ensure all strategies, advertising, public relations and communications reinforce the goals of Burlington City Arts and the City of Burlington; increase awareness of BCA’s many programs and services; and continue to cultivate and strengthen BCA’s brand identity. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion and love for the arts in community settings; have a Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related degree and five years of experience in marketing and/or public relations; be experienced 
handling various web and social media platforms; able to work in Windows or Mac environment; and add to a great team in a fast paced, municipal/non-profit environment. Position has a great benefit package. For a complete job description and to access the online application, visit   www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt. Applications due March 21.

Available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. For disability access information, or to request an application, contact Human Resources at (802) 865-7145.

BCA SUMMER CAMP STAFF

Summer Camp Coordinator, Burlington City Arts

Salary: $16.00 - $18.00 Hourly

Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 19- August 18 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Position Status: Seasonal

Burlington City Arts is seeking qualified applicants for a Summer Camp Coordinator position.  BCA offers a variety of hands-on half-day and full-day arts camps for ages 6-18 for eight weeks in the summer.  

Throughout the summer the Camp Coordinator works very closely with the Education Director and Education staff and will be in charge of running the day-to-day camp operations at BCA’s new education studios at 405 Pine Street.  Tasks include: camper check-in and check-out; providing camper lunch coverage from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.; organizing and stocking arts materials in classrooms; helping teaching artists with camper management, safety and well-being; coordinating and managing volunteer teaching assistants; and many other administrative tasks as necessary.

The position begins in late May or early June with some pre-camp prep hours (these days/times can be flexible).  Starting June 19 - August 18, the Camp Coordinator is expected to work Monday- Friday from approx. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with a ½ hr unpaid lunch break). There is also an unpaid week off during July 3-7. 

We are seeking candidates who have experience and/or enjoy working with children and who are enthusiastic, friendly, highly organized and dependable. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience working with youth preferred
  • Background in Arts preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with BCA staff, teachers and parents
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to a changing schedule

Camp Assistant, Burlington City Arts

Salary: $10.00 Hourly

Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 19- August 18 from 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Position Status: Seasonal

Burlington City Arts is seeking an energetic, dependable, and outgoing individual to assist with BCA’s Summer Camp program for ages 6-18.

This position will work closely with the BCA Camp Coordinator and BCA Education staff to provide critical assistance to help our camps run smoothly and efficiently. Tasks may include: camper check-in assistance, cleaning and organizing in the studios, individual and one-on-one camper assistance, assisting instructors in the classroom, helping with camp lunch coverage, preparing and organizing weekly Friday exhibitions, and other tasks as required.

This position requires someone with a flexible, energetic, and can-do attitude. We seek candidates who have experience and/or enjoy working with children and who are enthusiastic, friendly, highly organized, and dependable. This position is an excellent opportunity for a college student studying art education or a motivated and mature high school senior or recent graduate. Basic arts experience is a plus!

The position begins in early June with some pre-camp prep hours (these days/times can be flexible).  Starting June 19 - August 18, the Camp Assistant is expected to work Monday- Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (with a ½ hr unpaid lunch break). There is also an unpaid week off during July 3-7. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with youth preferred
  • Background in Arts preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with BCA staff, teachers and parents
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to a changing schedule

Camp Aftercare Instructor, Burlington City Arts

Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 19- August 18 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Position Status: Seasonal

Burlington City Arts is seeking an energetic, dependable, and outgoing individual who would like hands-on experience working with children in a fun artistic environment. This is an 8 week long position (June 19- August 18) working as an Aftercare Instructor.  The Aftercare Instructor is responsible for the overall management and implementation of activities for campers ages 6-11.

As an Aftercare Instructor, you would be responsible for the following:

  • Camper check in/out
  • Supervision of campers during transitions between BCA locations 
  • Supervision during all aftercare hours
  • Supervise group outings (within walking distance)
  • Administrative duties (daily rosters, email communication with camp coordinator, Student information forms etc.)
  • Weekly art club preparation (Planning activities, gathering materials, field trip planning and coordination etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience working with youth preferred
  • Background in Arts preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with BCA staff, teachers and parents
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to a changing schedule

 

To apply for any BCA Summer Camp position, please send a resume, cover letter and two references by March 31 to:

Melissa Steady, Education Director, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT  05401  msteady@burlingtoncityarts.org

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play an integral role in our mission of creating a dynamic relationship between the arts and the Burlington community. We hope that volunteers are able to increase their own skills and knowledge through trainings and events and we welcome volunteers who have an interest in the arts, regardless of their experience level.

The Benefits of Volunteering with BCA

As a welcome addition to the BCA community, we encourage volunteers to attend events, take classes, and enjoy recognition of their efforts by BCA staff. Volunteers who have been active within the last six months receive 15% off BCA classes and workshops. Volunteers receive a free class for every 30 hours of volunteer work with BCA. In addition, Special Event Volunteers often receive free t-shirts, food, and entry to ticketed events. Studio volunteers receive free access to the studio in which they are volunteering.

How to Apply for a Volunteer or Internship Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering with Burlington City Arts, please direct inquiries and applications to the supervisor of the position for which you are applying. All volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application Form to the acting supervisor by email.

Fill out the BCA Volunteer Application

Art from the Heart Volunteers

Do you have a morning a week to give? Love Art? Then Art from the Heart needs you! Art from the Heart is a program that provides children at the hospital with the means to create art. Our goal with this program is to facilitate self-expression with recovering children. We're looking for volunteers who have compassion, creativity, and love working with children. Artistic interest is important, but experience is not necessary. There is a six month minimum commitment.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Schwarz, Coordinator of Art from the Heart at 802-865-9163; rschwarz@burlingtoncityarts.org or visit the UVM Medical Center volunteer website to apply.

BCA Center Gallery and Visitors Services Volunteers

Volunteers work to gain a deeper understanding of BCA while acting as representative to public. In the BCA Center, volunteers attend the gallery, interact with the public, assist with installations, assist with performance events, and provide general support to gallery staff.
Supervisor: Meara McGinniss, Gallery Assistant, (802)-865-7166; mmcginniss@burlingtoncityarts.org

Clay Studio: Studio Assistants

The Clay Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to space, use of facilities and discounted clay. Previous clay experience is required.
Supervisor: Chris Vaughn, Clay Studio Supervisor, (802)-860-7474; cvaughn@burlingtoncityarts.org

Print Studio - Studio Assistants

The Print Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for a discount on studio rental fees. Previous print experience is required.
Supervisor: Gregg Blasdel, Print Studio Artist in Residence, (802) 860-7474; blasdel2@gmail.com

INTERNSHIPS 

Please email a cover letter and resume to intern supervisor. 

BCA Center Gallery Education Intern: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
 
Seeking a gallery education intern for Fall 2016-Spring 2017. Assist the Gallery Education Director with the development and execution of gallery education programs  at the BCA Center.  Duties include:   Assist with research of artists and exhibitions, the development of exhibition interpretive and interactive materials, and school and community group visits.  Act as gallery educator in the galleries and art making studio including  program prep, clean-up, and evaluations.  The internship will provide the student with practical experience teaching and developing curriculum in the museum setting.  Art Education majors with an interest in contemporary art and the ability to commit to a nine month, September – May schedule are strongly desired.   Internship is two to six hours/week based on program schedule.
 
Supervisor:  Melinda Johns, Director of Visitor Services and Gallery Education,, (802) 865.7166; mjohns@burlingtoncityarts.org

External Exhibitions Intern: Summer 2017

Assist the program coordinator with execution of the external exhibitions program.  Responsibilities include: weekly off-site exhibition installation; related administrative/office work; art handling, packing and transportation; studio visits, representation of the  program at events and openings; research projects; artist outreach; artist database maintenance; and assisting with special events such as our annual art auction.  Required availability: 2 days per week - one full day for installs and one partial day for admin work - weekdays during regular business hours. Please be sure to note your availability with your application.

Supervisor: Kate Ashman, External Exhibitions Coordinator, (802) 865-7296; kashman@burlingtoncityarts.org