Artistic Associate

Employment status: Part-time (20 hrs/week)
Reports to: Projects Lead
Work schedule: M-F –Flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends required
Hourly Pay: $20 – $24- DOE

Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage youth and communities in the creation of public art that inspires connections and honors their voices. Through our arts-based youth employment programs, community projects, and public art installations, our professional teaching artists facilitate opportunities for all people to have access to the transformative power of creating public art.

We are strongest when we embrace the creativity and diversity of the community we serve and believe that our deep commitment to cultural and racial equity is an investment in our mission and shared future. Urban ArtWorks is looking for someone who would be passionate about fostering our values of connection, anti-racism, expression, belonging, and integrity.

The Artistic Associate reports to Urban Artworks’ Project Lead and works with contract artists, volunteers, and program staff, to support Urban Artworks’ public art projects. The Artistic Associate is responsible for conducting research, producing schedules, budgeting, contracting and managing artists’ projects including staff and volunteers, among other duties.

• Work collaboratively with Project Lead to plan, manage and execute all commissioned public art projects
• Survey proposed jobsite locations in order to collect accurate dimensions, ascertain what prep work may be needed
• Assist and serve as liaison for artists during mural installation
• Process artists’ contracts and payments, working with Project Lead to gather essential paperwork
• Use graphic design skills to support project proposals, in-process signage, and other program materials
• Lead maintenance projects around the city including graffiti abatement/art repairs on SODO Track, on signal box cabinet artwork, and other Urban ArtWorks murals
• Manage temporary staff and volunteers for public art projects
• Manage and update internal calendars
• Assist with community programs and special events
• Help document projects from start to finish, including gathering text and images from artists and project partners for use in promotion
• Help to organize, and maintain tools and supplies in studio to keep everything in working order
• Other duties as assigned.

• Minimum 2 years experience painting large scale art, project management experience preferred
• Excellent graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe Suite or other relevant software
• Proven ability to work well both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong administrative skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google suite, etc.
• Experience with managing multiple projects, schedules and budgets simultaneously
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills
• Excellent problem-solving skills and flexibility with unusual projects
• Cultural competency with a diverse group of artists, staff and community stakeholders
• Reliable transportation to pick up/deliver supplies and visit job sites
• Ideal candidate has experience managing a team

What We Offer
Sick and Safe leave. Flexible, fun, and rewarding work environment.

Urban ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC and LGBTQIA folx strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and work samples/link to portfolio to hello@urbanartworks.org with “Artistic Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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