Job Description Job Summary: Under general supervision, facilitates creation of artwork by individuals in art program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Summary: Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Understands and models the philosophy of the art program. Takes a person centered (individualized) approach toward the individuals who participate in the art program. Demonstrates artistic techniques to individuals clearly and precisely. Offers objective advice and mentoring to enable individuals to complete work. Ensures high quality art is produced to stock quarterly art shows. Assist in preparation of artwork for sales. Attend evening and weekend art events. Assists in developing community contacts with artists, galleries, etc. Engages individuals in community activities (including Community Pottery program) and transports them as required. Photographs and archives artist’s work. Keep records of all art sales. Networks with a diverse section of the community. Works a flexible schedule, to include nights and weekends. Organizes and inventories materials in the art studio. Purchases materials as needed. Develops sound and creative ideas under limited supervision. Assists with design and organization of yearly drama production. Assists in or independently develops ideas for enrichment projects for individuals in enrichment program. Produces weekly project sheet and trains enrichment staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Associates degree in arts related field or combination of relevant education/experience required for this position. Must have a strong personal portfolio and demonstrate a successful track record of working in an arts related field. Ability to communicate clearly expressing ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing; Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Establishes and maintains effective relationships; develops collaborative relationships. Responds to individuals concerns with accurate information in an effective and timely manner while working in a team environment. Follows policies and procedures and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Ability to withstand heavy lifting and the ability to transport individuals to various locations is required. Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette. Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures. Ability to apply specific department rules and regulations relating to the care of the individuals. Working knowledge and ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication systems and other systems. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups. Working knowledge of LIFESPAN CHOICES Training Curriculum. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and approved automobile insurance are required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
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