Current opportunities at CUE

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Assistant Artist Educator, CUE Teen Collective

CUE Art Foundation seeks a creative youth advocate to co-facilitate the 2019-20 season of the CUE Teen Collective. The CUE Teen Collective is a free after school program designed for NYC high school students interested in pursuing art careers. Participants meet on Wednesday afternoons from October through May to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space.

The CUE Teen Collective aims to cultivate teens’ personal artistic voices and to expand their notions of what art can be and how artists function within the world today. We pay particular attention to collaboration, non-traditional art and artists, and hybrid career paths. Through field trips, engagement with CUE’s exhibiting artists, and conversations with art professionals, participants are offered unique access to NYC’s art world.

Within this framework, CUE is searching for an Assistant Artist Educator who is excited to share their perspective and experience with young artists and to help implement a curriculum that fosters exploration, experimentation, and critical inquiry.

Co-Facilitation Responsibilities include:
Assist in the implementation of an original and student-responsive curriculum that promotes teens’ personal artistic development and explores diverse definitions of art and art careers
-Co-host the student interview day in late September or early October and assist with in the teen recruitment & selection process
-Work with lead Artist Educator, teens, and staff to plan and produce a culminating exhibition in CUE’s gallery space
-Assist with outreach, planning (where applicable), and supervision of field trips to museums, galleries, and artist studios; direct teens and meet them at trip locations; participate in group conversations with artists and art professionals
-Assist with workshops at CUE – set up and break down of workshop materials (e.g. tables and chairs, projector, art supplies, etc.), supervise teens, participate in conversations and one-on-one student meetings
-Allow flexibility and incorporate teen voices into program sessions

Administrative Responsibilities include:
-Serve as the point person for teens to contact about late arrivals, absences etc.
-Document program sessions through photo, video, and written and oral reflections and upload to Google Drive
-Collect and maintain program data; record attendance for each program session
-Communicate promptly and consistently with the lead Artist Educator, CUE Programs staff, students, and parents/guardians
-Participate in mid-term and final program evaluations
-Draft and send the workshop information email to teens and their parents/guardians weekly
-Assist lead educator with tracking, reviewing and copy editing student biographies, statements and artwork captions

-BA/BFA in studio art, art history, arts or museum education, or a related field
-Minimum of one year of experience working with teens in a school, enrichment program, museum, or community setting
-An understanding and interest in contemporary art and the art world
-Excellent communication and administrative organizational skills with the ability to work independently and follow through on projects
-Familiarity with Instagram and Google Apps, especially Drive, Sheets, Slides, Doc, Calendar & Contacts
-Demonstrated knowledge of technical instruction in at least one artistic discipline - drawing, painting, or sculpture – is strongly preferred
-Experience with curriculum development and developing lesson plans is a plus

To apply:
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Lilly Hern-Fondation, Programs Manager:

Assistant Artist Educators are paid $35/hour. This is a 1099 independent contractor position from September 2019 to May 2020. Weekly hours vary, averaging approximately 4 hours per week during the academic year. School breaks are observed. This position requires the completion of a background check.

Development Coordinator

CUE seeks a skilled and motivated individual to fill the position of Development Coordinator. Our organization is very entrepreneurial and staff are consequently very hands-on. We are looking for someone who is smart, energetic, open to participating in a variety of initiatives as a team player, and cares passionate about the visual arts.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
Prepare grant applications to foundations and government sources
-Draft grant applications, including preparing the preparation of budgets and supplemental materials
-Research and identify new sources of funding
-Lead the planning and execution of benefit and other cultivation events. Manage event budgets and logistics, including ticket sales, artwork donations, auctions, promotional materials, catering, budgets and donation fulfillment
-Work closely with the Executive Director in on individual donor cultivation
-Sustain stewardship of all donors. Coordinate communication with donors, including gift acknowledgements and
relationship cultivation
-Use Salesforce to record, track, and report grants and fundraising goals
-Implement annual fund campaign, including corporate, foundation, and other major gift cultivation and solicitation
-Create quarterly development reports for the Board of Directors
-Solicit and manage online art sales and facilitate walk-in sales
-Perform light administrative duties as required, including maintaining a development calendar and overseeing and managing all facility rentals.

This role will require occasional evening work.  Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am - 5:30pm.

Prior experience in the development field
-Professional demeanor and exceptional interpersonal skills
-Proven strong editing, writing, and research abilities; strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills
-Excellent time management, organization, and energy
-An interest in and knowledge of contemporary art
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, and email and social media platforms. Experience in Salesforce or another relationship management software is a plus
-B.A. in relevant field

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to with the subject line "Development Coordinator."

About CUE:

CUE Art Foundation is a 15-year-old visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.

CUE is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.