Pyramid Atlantic Job Opportunity | Papermaking Associate

By East City Art Editorial Team on July 8, 2024

Deadline: Wed, July 31 2024

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The Pyramid Atlantic Papermaking Associates are crucial to keeping the papermill thriving, relevant and dynamic. This Artistic Staff position offers a unique opportunity to engage with Pyramid’s creative community and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment.

In exchange for 12 volunteer hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic, the Papermaking associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. The Papermaking Associate can teach classes, collaborate with resident artists, and sell artwork in the Pyramid Atlantic shop. The Papermaking Associate reports to the Studio Manager, and the position is a three-year term. A year after the term limit ends, one can reapply for a position in this or another area/community studio.

Papermaking Associates are responsible for:

  • Running Happy Hours & Make & Takes (or Zoom & Makes) every month as a part of their volunteer duties.
  • Happy Hours are on the 1st Thursday every month from 7-9 pm.
  • Make & Takes (or Zoom & Makes) are on the third Thursday every month from 7 to 9 p.m.

Acting as a representative and ambassador for Pyramid Atlantic:

  • Greet guests and give a tour if guests are interested.
  • Exude pride in Pyramid and help spread the word about its programs, classes, and events.
  • Answer general inquiries from students and visitors about open hours, studio rates, workshops, and the functions of each program studio.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of Hyball, our biggest fundraiser of the year.
  • Participating in PAAC’s creative community:
  • Attend at least four staff meetings per year.
  • Set an example for resident artists and studio interns.
  • Answer customer emails promptly and professionally.
  • Participate in staff dialogue.
  • Commitment to papermaking etiquette and best practices.

Onsite Duties:

  • Studio Maintenance and Program Assistance includes ensuring that the studio and equipment are safe, clean, and in working order.
  • Examples of program assistance include preparing and/or helping with a fundraiser or event.
  • Other duties are assigned as needed.
  • This time is flexible but needs to be put on the calendar.

Offsite Duties:

  • Communication with stakeholders/students/potential clients
  • Reply to emails in a prompt and professional manner
  • Reach out to new or potential clients
  • Promote happy hours and make + takes to students

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in papermaking is a must for this position
  • Hollander beater experience is desired
  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in paper arts
  • Proven track record of leading in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective, preferably with experience working with diverse groups
  • Significant professional activity, including solo and group exhibitions, press, published writings, invited artist talks, residencies, awards, etc.
  • Ability to balance studio practice and other responsibilities with teaching and service to PAAC
  • Leadership potential, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the flexibility to work with other staff members