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

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.

 

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Teaching Artist (Spring Term 2019)
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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. This form is for NEW teaching artists only.

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 (Fall 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.

The Board of Directors is seeking a visionary leader with an appreciation for the arts and arts education, and high-level development and management skills to lead and direct the activities of Marwen. This leader will build on the organization’s strong history of visual arts education and programming and further the mission through the continual development of new strategies, community partners, and allies. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the day-to-day activities of Marwen and is accountable for strategic and operational priorities; overseeing the implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures; and effectively communicating, interacting, and maintaining positive and ongoing professional relationships with constituents within greater Metropolitan Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the nation. The Executive Director will have principal leadership responsibility associated with Marwen’s fundraising efforts. Reporting to Marwen’s Board Chair, the Executive Director provides direction and oversight to a staff of 26, including a management team comprised of: Deputy Director, Director of Development, Director of Education, and Director of Finance and Administration. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead the strategic planning process for Marwen, including the creation of a long-range plan for organizational sustainability and growth.

 

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Executive Director
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The Board of Directors is seeking a visionary leader with an appreciation for the arts and arts education, and high-level development and management skills to lead and direct the activities of Marwen. This leader will build on the organization’s strong history of visual arts education and programming and further the mission through the continual development of new strategies, community partners, and allies. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the day-to-day activities of Marwen and is accountable for strategic and operational priorities; overseeing the implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures; and effectively communicating, interacting, and maintaining positive and ongoing professional relationships with constituents within greater Metropolitan Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the nation. The Executive Director will have principal leadership responsibility associated with Marwen’s fundraising efforts. Reporting to Marwen’s Board Chair, the Executive Director provides direction and oversight to a staff of 26, including a management team comprised of: Deputy Director, Director of Development, Director of Education, and Director of Finance and Administration. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead the strategic planning process for Marwen, including the creation of a long-range plan for organizational sustainability and growth.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and application instructions.

The part-time Studio Technician supports and helps implement the operations of Marwen’s Studio Programs. Marwen’s Studio Programs are at the heart of the organization’s mission with more than 100 courses offered annually in a variety of disciplines and media ranging from painting, drawing, and ceramics, to photography and digital design. This role's responsibilities include assisting with maintenance of the basement studios, materials, and equipment (ceramics, printmedia, and fashion/fiber) and the education storage spaces; and maintaining systems to organize, print, and distribute student artwork.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and application instructions.

Studio Technician (part-time)
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The part-time Studio Technician supports and helps implement the operations of Marwen’s Studio Programs. Marwen’s Studio Programs are at the heart of the organization’s mission with more than 100 courses offered annually in a variety of disciplines and media ranging from painting, drawing, and ceramics, to photography and digital design. This role's responsibilities include assisting with maintenance of the basement studios, materials, and equipment (ceramics, printmedia, and fashion/fiber) and the education storage spaces; and maintaining systems to organize, print, and distribute student artwork.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and application instructions.

The Director of Education (DoE) is a visionary leader, strong manager and critical contributor of the senior management team. Working closely with the Deputy Director, the DoE sets a strategic vision across all program areas (studio; teaching and learning; college, career and alumni; and student and family engagement). The DoE engages all education staff to design, implement, and assess impact of programs.

 

As a thought leader with comprehensive experience in education, youth development and/or artistic practice, the DoE works to ensure programs are of the highest caliber, align with youth development and education best practices, and are connected to contemporary arts practice. This also includes acknowledging students’ social and emotional needs, having a racial equity lens, and embodying Marwen’s values (creativity, empathy, agency, reciprocity, inclusion, collaboration, and reflection). As a problem solver with experience developing and managing complex systems, the DoE works to ensure programs operate efficiently, with fidelity to resources, and are centered on student needs. As a mentor to the education department, the DoE fosters an environment for both professional development and personal growth. As a key spokesperson of Marwen programs, the DoE works collaboratively with all staff to ensure programmatic integrity and cultivates essential external relationships necessary for strategic programmatic evolution while honoring Marwen’s foundation of best practices.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for a full description and application instructions.

Director of Education
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The Director of Education (DoE) is a visionary leader, strong manager and critical contributor of the senior management team. Working closely with the Deputy Director, the DoE sets a strategic vision across all program areas (studio; teaching and learning; college, career and alumni; and student and family engagement). The DoE engages all education staff to design, implement, and assess impact of programs.

 

As a thought leader with comprehensive experience in education, youth development and/or artistic practice, the DoE works to ensure programs are of the highest caliber, align with youth development and education best practices, and are connected to contemporary arts practice. This also includes acknowledging students’ social and emotional needs, having a racial equity lens, and embodying Marwen’s values (creativity, empathy, agency, reciprocity, inclusion, collaboration, and reflection). As a problem solver with experience developing and managing complex systems, the DoE works to ensure programs operate efficiently, with fidelity to resources, and are centered on student needs. As a mentor to the education department, the DoE fosters an environment for both professional development and personal growth. As a key spokesperson of Marwen programs, the DoE works collaboratively with all staff to ensure programmatic integrity and cultivates essential external relationships necessary for strategic programmatic evolution while honoring Marwen’s foundation of best practices.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for a full description and application instructions.

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.

For Studio Facilitator opportunities, learn more here.

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