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Employment Opportunities

Digital Media Producer

The Arkansas Arts Center is seeking an innovative and talented storyteller to support an ambitious digital media program. The Digital Media Producer will be responsible for concept, creation and distribution of original and adaptive digital projects for various media channels. The position will be responsible for editorial and technical support in enhancing the AAC’s digital identity within the framework of an integrated marketing and communications team.

The ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter, with the ability to take initiative, seek out stories and form narrative frameworks, work independently and be accountable and capable of finding solutions to challenges. Must have a passion for the future of interactive media, original content and take initiative to learn new skills, techniques and technologies.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in creating and implementing inbound marketing strategies across existing and emerging digital mediums, including website, social media, blogs, podcasts, etc.
  • Manage the pre-production, production, and post-production functions for both short and long-form video content representing the mission and vision of the Arts Center and its various areas of affinity. Serve multifunctionally and expertly in the roles of writer, producer, director, director of photography, gaffer, editor and graphics designer. 
  • Support the documentary functions of the marketing and communications department by capturing photo, video and audio of selected Arts Center events and programs and provide oversight and improvements to existing digital asset management systems.
  • Maintain existing content on .org website and support content providers across the organization through editing and updates. Serve as a strong content partner on the social media team and strategic partner on the UX team.
  • Provide expertise on the acquisition and management of supporting software and hardware technologies. 

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, Film, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field. Two to five years creative digital production experience preferred.
  • Expertise in Adobe Premiere Pro. Working knowledge of the extended Adobe Creative Cloud suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Experience with audio and lighting equipment and techniques. Working knowledge of DSLR photo equipment.
  • A working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, with an aptitude for learning new technologies. Experience with content management systems, SEO, Google Analytics and social media platforms and strategies. 
  • Excellent research, oral and written communication skills, including ability to conduct on-camera interviews. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work on multiple projects of differing scope and complexity at various stages of development in a deadline driven work environment. Strong organizational and project management skills. 

This is a full-time position. Benefits include health, dental, vision and 403(b) Retirement Plan. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, samples of work and three references to Denise Woods, Human Resources Manager, at personnel@arkansasartscenter.org.


Assistant Registrar for Collections

The Arkansas Arts Center seeks qualified applicants for this newly created full-time position. The Assistant Registrar for Collections will assist in planning and implementing all aspects related to the museum’s internationally renowned collection, which specializes in drawings and contemporary craft. Working in close collaboration with the Registrar for Collections, Curators, Head Preparator, Assistant Preparator, and related Exhibitions staff, the Assistant Registrar for Collections assists with managing and maintaining the nearly 15,000 objects in the permanent collection including, but not limited to: registering, cataloguing, numbering, storing, retrieving, handling, inspecting, and shipping, as well as the maintenance of all files related to the objects. Further, the Assistant Registrar for Collections will play an active role in preparing, packing and safely relocating the collection in advance of the Center’s planned renovation and expansion, which is slated to commence in late-2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with developing and implementing collection management policies and procedures in accordance with best practices established by the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Assists with registering, cataloguing, storing, retrieving, handling, inspecting, packing/unpacking, and shipping of all objects in the permanent collection. The Assistant Registrar for Collections will participate in the design and manufacture of long-term storage solutions for the collection, such as storage mounts, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Registrar for Collections, the Assistant Registrar for Collections completes and maintains all paperwork related to the collection including: incoming and outgoing receipts, loan agreements, shipping documents, condition reports, checklists, reports, photographs, etc., as well as object files, including the rearrangement of current object files in new file storage.
  • Regularly inspects collection artwork on display in galleries and coordinates care of same with preparators and or/contract conservators. Monitors safe environmental controls for collections and generates weekly reports.
  • Monitors and procures supplies needed for storage of collection objects and records, including archival folders and boxes, acid-free tissue, storage equipment, hardware, etc.
  • Assists with the movement of all artwork into/out of collection storage and maintains current location records for all objects. Conducts, together with the Registrar for Collections, regular inventories of artwork in collections storage.
  • The Assistant Registrar for Collections will serve as Rights and Reproductions coordinator for the Arkansas Arts Center, fulfilling such duties as processing Image Reproduction requests, coordinating necessary photography, and preparing and distributing invoices for Reproduction requests.
  • Aids in scheduling and supervising of activities in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Drawing Research and Education, including assisting qualified scholars and students in their research of collection artwork.
  • Working in close collaboration with Exhibitions staff, the Assistant Registrar for Collections may assist with the matting, framing, and installation of the permanent collection.
  • Assists Chief Curator with the development of annual departmental budget, including providing cost estimates for collection maintenance supplies, collection storage supplies, general supplies, and conservation needs.
  • Assists the Registrar for Collections in all duties and any other duties necessary to ensure successful operations of the Exhibitions Department of the Arkansas Arts Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Museum Studies, Art History, Public History, or a related field; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; familiarity with Art History, especially drawings and contemporary craft. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and collections management software, preferable Gallery Systems (EmbARK, TMS, etc.). Knowledge and demonstrated experience of best practices in safe handling and storage of artwork (2D and 3D). 

Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org


Part-Time Facilities Associate

Responsibilities consist of maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility/building and grounds. Assist with set up of special events on weekends. Ability to read and write simple correspondence and prioritize multiple assignments; positive communication skills are necessary. Outlook/computer familiarity is helpful. Ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds is mandatory. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be dependable. 

Total hours for this position are generally 12 to 16 hours per weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

Start times are as follows:

Saturday

    • 8 a.m. (When Museum School classes are in session starting at 9 a.m or if cleanup of Friday evening event is required prior to building opening at 10 AM)

    • 9 a.m. (If there are no special event needs prior to building opening at 10 a.m.)

Sunday

    • 9 a.m. (Gives you time to clean up public areas prior to the 11 a.m. opening)

    • 10 a.m. (If these are no special event needs prior to building opening at 11 a.m.)

Some special events may provide opportunity for additional hours. 

Please submit resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org


Prop Master/Charge Artist

The Arkansas Arts Center is seeking a Prop Master/Charge Artist to join the Arkansas Arts Centers Children’s Theatre. This person is responsible for the design and execution of all props for the main stage and the Children’s Theatre on Tour. Must work well with designers and be a part of concept development team. Will lead and supervise the design and painting of scenery and props for all productions. Bachelor's degree in theater is preferred but combination of education and experience will be considered. Concept, design and execution of scenic elements and set construction skills are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong creative problem-solving skills are necessary. Skill in organizing work for maximum effectiveness in a fast-paced environment is required. Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work is desirable. A person who sets high standards for themselves and those around them is a plus. Excellent Benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org


Head of Facilities and Security

The Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) is seeking an experienced Head of Facilities and Security. The Head of Facilities and Security is responsible for building infrastructure and equipment, preventive maintenance, security and building management systems, and grounds. The ideal candidate will have a strong building management background and knowledge of HVAC, electrical, fire safety, and other maintenance systems. Candidate must be comfortable multitasking in a fluid environment and possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in working with vendors and internal stakeholders. The Head of Facilities and Security will report to the Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • 5–10 years of facilities management experience, preferably in a museum or other arts and cultural institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical engineering principals regarding HVAC operations and maintenance, security and access control systems, and building and ground maintenance.
  • Proficiency with current relevant technology and building automation systems.
  • Familiarity in managing emergency response plans and safety programs. Knowledge of fine art museum-specific protocols is desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines.
  • Strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills, strong interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Keep AAC building and grounds in excellent working condition.
  • Maintain gallery and art storage conditions for temperatures, relative humidity, and ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation of all building systems.
  • Develop, track, manage and provide up-to-date budgeting information on all museum facility projects.
  • Develop and maintain an electronic work order system which allows for easy access to project coordination and metrics, expense tracking and staff assignment.
  • Develop, implement and manage energy-saving programs, procedures and green initiatives.
  • Research requests, seek proposals and assess quotes for all museum facility-related projects; present final recommendations to the Deputy Director and Executive Director or museum stakeholder.
  • Interface proactively and in a customer-focused, consensus building manner with other departments to ensure efficient communication and interaction, and identify and resolve any business issues or conflicts that may arise.
  • Coordinate and track outside vendors for maintenance and repairs, including, but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, janitorial, landscaping and third party security firm.
  • Establish and coordinate all preventive maintenance for facility systems to maintain optimal environmental standards, maintaining accurate and thorough records and history.
  • Monitor security and access control systems and track reporting standards.
  • Adhere to all state and local regulations for fire suppression systems throughout the facility.
  • Supervise 2–4 employees in addition to managing vendor relationships.

Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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