Marwen Opportunities

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Marwen welcomes staff and teaching artists from all backgrounds, industries, and skillsets. We believe our inclusive community helps us better serve our mission to provide free arts courses and college and career counseling to Chicago youth from under-resourced communities and schools.

Current Job Openings

Studio facilitators have a unique role in making Marwen’s courses successful. They provide valuable support to the teaching artist in a wide range of tasks: they assist with one-on-one instruction, demonstrations, materials and facilities management, critiques, and program evaluation. For those who are interested in teaching but don’t have experience, being a studio facilitator is a great first step on the path to becoming a teaching artist at Marwen and beyond. Marwen alumni are encouraged to apply to be studio facilitators.

 

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Studio Facilitator (Spring Term 2018)
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Studio facilitators have a unique role in making Marwen’s courses successful. They provide valuable support to the teaching artist in a wide range of tasks: they assist with one-on-one instruction, demonstrations, materials and facilities management, critiques, and program evaluation. For those who are interested in teaching but don’t have experience, being a studio facilitator is a great first step on the path to becoming a teaching artist at Marwen and beyond. Marwen alumni are encouraged to apply to be studio facilitators.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and to apply.

SUMMARY

The coordinator of portfolio programs works in the College, Career, and Alumni department to primarily support the artistic development and portfolio work of Marwen students. This position contributes to maintaining high-quality, comprehensive portfolio, college, and career programming to support students, families, and alumni. S/he will also work with the education team to support Marwen’s mission.

 

ABOUT MARWEN

Founded in 1987, Marwen’s mission is to educate and inspire young people from under-resourced schools and communities in Chicago through the visual arts. Marwen provides free out-of-school visual art, college planning, and career development programs year-round to students from nearly every Chicago neighborhood. Practicing artists design and teach courses in a wide range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, animation, design arts, and mixed-media.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Portfolio Programs

  • Serve as Marwen’s expert counselor in the arts by providing individual support to middle school students applying to high school arts programs, high school students applying to art colleges and programs, and alumni applying to arts-related jobs; the counseling caseload range is about 25-40 individuals
  • Coordinate portfolio development courses throughout the year focused on various elements of building portfolios for art schools, programs, and scholarships
  • Facilitate portfolio workshops and events, including documentation and portfolio review and critique events
  • Research and write best practices portfolio resources and handouts
  • Coordinate Marwen’s Portfolio Lab space, including equipment monitoring, teaching artist and course utilization of space, and individual student appointments for documentation
  • Create and coordinate a documentation program initiative to provide technical support and learning opportunities for students, teaching artists, and alumni to document work

 

College and Career Programs and Partnerships

  • Work with the college, career, and alumni team to support department programs including college visits and annual college and career fairs
  • Manage the Art Institute Learning and Public Engagement internship for Marwen high school students • Coordinate external partnerships for residency, internship, and artistic development program opportunities for alumni
  • Participate in the coordination of Marwen’s on-site residency program for teaching artists, studio facilitators, and alumni
  • Work with the Assistant Director to coordinate opportunities with Marwen’s art school scholarship partners, solidify partnership agreements, and coordinate outreach to students and families
  • Explore new partnerships with pre-college summer programs at arts colleges, including scholarship opportunities for Marwen students to attend
  • Explore new initiatives for career support for Marwen alumni emerging artists

 

Student and Department Support

  • Build and maintain relationships with students and families to support students’ experience at Marwen and their own goals for next steps
  • Work with education staff to grow student support initiatives that address the needs of Marwen’s students and families
  • Participate and contribute to education department initiatives such as teaching artist development events, data projects, staff retreats, and strategic planning
  • Attend education department meetings and events, such as staff meetings, new student orientation and exhibition openings
  • Support the administrative responsibilities of the college, career, and alumni department, including student tracking, data initiatives, annual budgeting process, and administrative paperwork

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive knowledge of the portfolio development and documentation processes and experience in counseling young people in building a body of artwork
  • Strong foundation in the college application process with prior counseling experience specifically with students and families from under-resourced schools and communities
  • Specialized knowledge of art schools and arts programs and an awareness of college options locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process, with a focus on scholarship opportunities in the arts
  • Background in the arts, education, and youth development and a demonstrated and sincere desire to work with youth and experience building relationships with students and families
  • Vision for students’ artistic growth and supporting young people to develop their artistic voice, and connecting students to education and career opportunities in the arts
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including after-school hours and Saturdays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks efficiently, have excellent communication skills, maintain databases, be detail oriented

 

Marwen is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, we strongly emphasize the importance of diversity in our workforce. Marwen will also prioritize candidates with demonstrated proficiency in Spanish.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to portfoliocoord@marwen.org with “Coordinator of Portfolio Programs” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by Thursday November 30. No phone calls please.

Coordinator of Portfolio Programs
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SUMMARY

The coordinator of portfolio programs works in the College, Career, and Alumni department to primarily support the artistic development and portfolio work of Marwen students. This position contributes to maintaining high-quality, comprehensive portfolio, college, and career programming to support students, families, and alumni. S/he will also work with the education team to support Marwen’s mission.

 

ABOUT MARWEN

Founded in 1987, Marwen’s mission is to educate and inspire young people from under-resourced schools and communities in Chicago through the visual arts. Marwen provides free out-of-school visual art, college planning, and career development programs year-round to students from nearly every Chicago neighborhood. Practicing artists design and teach courses in a wide range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, animation, design arts, and mixed-media.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Portfolio Programs

  • Serve as Marwen’s expert counselor in the arts by providing individual support to middle school students applying to high school arts programs, high school students applying to art colleges and programs, and alumni applying to arts-related jobs; the counseling caseload range is about 25-40 individuals
  • Coordinate portfolio development courses throughout the year focused on various elements of building portfolios for art schools, programs, and scholarships
  • Facilitate portfolio workshops and events, including documentation and portfolio review and critique events
  • Research and write best practices portfolio resources and handouts
  • Coordinate Marwen’s Portfolio Lab space, including equipment monitoring, teaching artist and course utilization of space, and individual student appointments for documentation
  • Create and coordinate a documentation program initiative to provide technical support and learning opportunities for students, teaching artists, and alumni to document work

 

College and Career Programs and Partnerships

  • Work with the college, career, and alumni team to support department programs including college visits and annual college and career fairs
  • Manage the Art Institute Learning and Public Engagement internship for Marwen high school students • Coordinate external partnerships for residency, internship, and artistic development program opportunities for alumni
  • Participate in the coordination of Marwen’s on-site residency program for teaching artists, studio facilitators, and alumni
  • Work with the Assistant Director to coordinate opportunities with Marwen’s art school scholarship partners, solidify partnership agreements, and coordinate outreach to students and families
  • Explore new partnerships with pre-college summer programs at arts colleges, including scholarship opportunities for Marwen students to attend
  • Explore new initiatives for career support for Marwen alumni emerging artists

 

Student and Department Support

  • Build and maintain relationships with students and families to support students’ experience at Marwen and their own goals for next steps
  • Work with education staff to grow student support initiatives that address the needs of Marwen’s students and families
  • Participate and contribute to education department initiatives such as teaching artist development events, data projects, staff retreats, and strategic planning
  • Attend education department meetings and events, such as staff meetings, new student orientation and exhibition openings
  • Support the administrative responsibilities of the college, career, and alumni department, including student tracking, data initiatives, annual budgeting process, and administrative paperwork

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive knowledge of the portfolio development and documentation processes and experience in counseling young people in building a body of artwork
  • Strong foundation in the college application process with prior counseling experience specifically with students and families from under-resourced schools and communities
  • Specialized knowledge of art schools and arts programs and an awareness of college options locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process, with a focus on scholarship opportunities in the arts
  • Background in the arts, education, and youth development and a demonstrated and sincere desire to work with youth and experience building relationships with students and families
  • Vision for students’ artistic growth and supporting young people to develop their artistic voice, and connecting students to education and career opportunities in the arts
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including after-school hours and Saturdays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks efficiently, have excellent communication skills, maintain databases, be detail oriented

 

Marwen is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, we strongly emphasize the importance of diversity in our workforce. Marwen will also prioritize candidates with demonstrated proficiency in Spanish.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to portfoliocoord@marwen.org with “Coordinator of Portfolio Programs” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by Thursday November 30. No phone calls please.

Marwen hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual art media. Three times per year, we seek teaching artists of all disciplines (particularly digital media, graphic design, video, photography, fashion, ceramics, painting, comics and street art) who have experience with 6-12th grade youth.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and to apply.

Teaching Artist (Summer Term 2018)
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Marwen hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual art media. Three times per year, we seek teaching artists of all disciplines (particularly digital media, graphic design, video, photography, fashion, ceramics, painting, comics and street art) who have experience with 6-12th grade youth.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and to apply.

Dedicated to Art, Education, and Community

General inquiries are always welcome.

For full and part-time staff positions, contact careers@marwen.org

For internships, contact internships@marwen.org

For Teaching Artist opportunities, learn more here.

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