31 May 2011
Red Gate Gallery Beijing seeks Residency Program Coordinator
Red Gate is seeking a Residency Program Coordinator in Beijing from July 2011, beginning with a two month orientation/training period. This is a full-time position for a real people person requiring excellent organizational skills and initiative to manage 10 – 15 visiting artists at any one time. Practical spoken Mandarin Chinese is a definite advantage. A modest package is offered to the employee who will gain tremendous experience running a truly established international program.
Red Gate Residency is an international artists’ residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China. The program is operated on a not-for-profit basis under the umbrella of Red Gate Gallery in the Dongbianmen Watchtower, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The residency program hosts artists from all over the world in six studios in Feijiacun (Beigao – north side of the city) and three downtown apartments in Tuanjiehu. For more information about the gallery and the artist residency program please visit http://redgateresidency.com.
The Residency Program Coordinator will provide assistance with the supervision, advising, and oversight of residency programming and outreach functions and act as the on-site contact for all potential applicants, accepted artists, and current artists in residence.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES::
-act as primary point of contact for residency inquiries
-processing applications and scheduling arrivals, departures, and changeovers
-organizing orientations, studio/exhibition visits, open studio events, etc
-setting vision for and maintaining social media and web presence [blog, facebook, twitter]
-oversee branding, marketing, and design for the residency program
-working with accounting manager to maintain residency budget
-managing the program director’s assistant, interns and maintenance/cleaning staff
-a passion for art and being with and engaging artists
-excellent written, spoken English and professional email correspondence
-practical spoken Chinese language skills
-engaging interpersonal skills
-experience in events management or arts administration
-strong time management skills
-proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites and layout/design experience
-problem solving skills
-detail oriented with excellent organizational ability
COMPENSATION:: US$1,000/month and accommodation
REPORTS TO:: Gallery Director / Residency Founder
STAFF:: Residency Director’s Assistant & Ayi /Housekeeping & Interns
DEADLINE: there is no current deadline - the opportunity remains open until the post is filled.
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