1 Fitchburg Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Date Posted: February 18, 2021
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Coordinator, Brickbottom Open Studios concurrent with Somerville Open Studios (distanced or virtual version, fast track)
Temporary 10 week contract position available immediately (future extension or renewal of contract is a possibility). Interested parties may email BAA@brickbottom.org to schedule an informal interview.
The Brickbottom Artists Association (BAA) is seeking an energetic, highly-organized and digitally-savvy Coordinator to help reimagine and execute an open studios event in this time of COVID-19.
Since 1987 the Brickbottom Artists Building, a live-work condominium, has hosted one of the oldest open studios events in Somerville. The two-day festival hastraditionally been held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Brickbottom Open Studios was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and the BAA is taking this opportunity to rethink and reimagine engaging fans of our open studios in COVID times.
The BAA has been awarded COVID relief funding from the City of Somerville to help with this project that must be used by May 1, so we are looking to fast track the planning of an event that will synchronize with Somerville Open Studios May 1 and 2, 2021.
The Open Studios Coordinator reports to and works with the following key stakeholders:
Reports to BAA Open Studios planning committee
Reports to he BAA Board of Directors
Works with a team of volunteer BAA members and residents who possess historical knowledge and experience with similar events
Coordinates with the Brickbottom Condominium Board of Trustees and Management Office
Coordinates with the Somerville Open Studios planning committee
Duties and Responsibilities
Reimagine plan and execute an Open Studios event concurrent with Somerville Open Studios 2021.
Manage the volunteer teams through execution of the event
Work with previous Open Studios Coordinators’ templates and systems
Work closely with the BAA Open Studios planning committee
Manage communication with all stakeholders
Create documentation of plans and lessons learned that will inform future open studios events
Qualifications and Skills
Computer and Internet literacy and proficiency with the Google Suite platform (docs, sheets, and drive) required
Event planning or project management experience strongly preferred
Highly-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively lead a team of volunteers and delegate responsibilities
Previous experience with arts organizing preferred
Current BAA membership preferred but not required
Social media strategy experience a plus
Prior participation in a local open studios a plus
Passion for creative, diverse communities a plus
Flexible schedule a plus—working with several stakeholder groups on an accelerated schedule through May 2nd will be necessary.
Temporary contract position available immediately (future extension or renewal of contract is a possibility).
Interested parties may email BAA@brickbottom.org to schedule an informal interview.
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