Black Art Matters Program Assistant (filled)
Term: January - March 2023
Pay: $15.25 / hr. | 5–10 hrs a week.
Start Date: January 30, 2023
- Work in partnership with the Black Student Union, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Mead Art Museum to plan the 6th Annual Black Art Matters Festival and exhibition.
- Solicit submissions of artwork and live performance pieces by Black students at Amherst College
- Create run of show for live festival including writing intro, scheduling performance timeslots, facilitating the dress rehearsal, and recruiting & prepping emcees
- Serve as email contact for questions from five college students, faculty, and staff
- Contribute to development of social media campaign featuring festival participants as well as the design of posters and other promotional materials in collaboration with Mead & MRC Interns
- Collaborate with museum staff to create an exhibition of student visual artwork including labels and wall text.
- Work with ACSU, CISE, and BSU representatives on planning committee.
- Attend regular weekly planning meetings in February and March 2023.
- Participate in post-event reflections for next year.
- Lead the outreach to Black student artists to encourage participation and attendance
- Order catering & select menu items from local Black-owned businesses
- Production and logistics for the festival
**Please note: all applications will have names, pronouns, and contact info redacted (by a staff member not involved with the interview process) to create a more equitable hiring process.**
Apply online via Workday by Friday, January 6, 2023 (11:55 p.m. EST).
- In lieu of a cover letter, please attach a PDF attachment with your responses to the questions below (aim for 1 paragraph for each question).
- Why are you interested in working as a program assistant on the Black Art Matters Festival? Which parts of it do you see yourself most contributing to? (ie coordinating the art installation, organizing the performances, marketing and outreach, etc.)
- Briefly describe a few experiences, skills, and knowledge you have that prepare you for this position.
Time Commitment and Compensation:
The weekly commitment is 5-10 hours of work per week, January–March. There will not be any work over spring break. There is the expectation that all BAM program staff will work extra to help run the events, scheduled for March 4-5 weekend and March 8 or 9.
Questions? Contact Emily Potter-Ndiaye (email@example.com).
Mead Art Museum: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead
Multicultural Resource Center: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/our-community/multicultural-resource-center
Amherst College and the staff at the Mead Art Museum and MRC are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office: via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 413-542-2337. You may also discuss the best implementation of your accommodations privately with your supervisor.
Remember, you do not need to disclose any information outside the accommodation request.