Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Seeks Screen-Printing Associate

By Editorial Team on May 10, 2022

Deadline: Mon, 30 May 2022

Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

The Pyramid Atlantic Screen-Printing Associates are crucial to keeping the studio and darkroom thriving, relevant, and dynamic.  This work-exchange associate position offers a unique opportunity to engage with PAAC’s creative community, and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment.

In exchange for volunteering 12 hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic (10 onsite, 2 offsite), the screen-printing associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. The screen-printing associate also can teach classes, collaborate with resident artists, and sell artwork in the Pyramid Atlantic shop. The screen-printing associate reports to the Artistic Director and the position is a three-year term. A year after the term limit is up, one can reapply for a position in this or another area/community studio.

Screen-Printing Associates are responsible for:

Running Happy Hours & Make & Takes (or Zoom & Makes) every month as a part of their volunteer duties. Happy Hours are 1st Thursdays of every month from 7-9 pm. Make & Takes (or Zoom & Makes) are 3rd Thursdays of every month from 7-9 pm

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 programs, classes, and events it offers.
  • Answer general inquiries to students and visitors, such as open hours, studio rates, workshops, and the functions of each program studio.

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 in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Participate in staff dialogue.

Demonstrating commitment to screen-print/darkroom etiquette and best practices.

Onsite Duties:

  • Screen-print and Darkroom Maintenance (8 hours a month)
  • Ensure that the screen-print studio is safe, clean, and in working order.
  • Duties include refilling reclaimer and degreaser, mixing emulsion, and tidying up the screen-printing studio.
  • Other duties are assigned as needed.
  • This time is flexible but needs to be put on the calendar.

Offsite Duties:

  • Communication to stakeholders/students/potential clients (2 hours a month)
  • 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:

  • Experience working in a communal studio, co-op, art center, etc.
  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in screen-printing
  • 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, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the flexibility to work with other staff members

Teaching Opportunities:

When teaching classes/workshops, an hourly contact fee breaks down as follows:

  • 2-3 students in workshop-$50 an hour
  • 4-6 students in workshop-$55 an hour
  • 7-8 students in workshop-$60 an hour

When teaching a one-on-one lesson, assisting a Denbo fellow, or giving a certification, an hourly rate of $35 is paid to the associate.

Deadline: May 30, 2022