Career Opportunity Board
The Writer's Room at The Betsy
A working studio space for visiting writers and artists to create, develop their craft and share their work through community programs, The Writer’s Room pays homage to the many ‘writing rooms’ that existed in pre-war hotels where guests recorded memories and linked to home.
Artists in Residence use a desk donated to The Betsy by the Hyam Plutzik Centennial Committee to commemorate the poet’s sojourn as a soldier in Florida during the 1940’s on his way to war. Born over 100 years ago, and a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist before his death, Hyam Plutzik is the father of The Betsy Hotel owner, Jonathan Plutzik.
Since The Writer’s Room opened in 2012, more than 1000 working writers (and other creatives) have stayed at The Betsy and engaged in community service programs.
The Writer’s Room at The Betsy hosts professional artists in all disciplines (in the visual arts we host digital artists only) year round. While artists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, The Betsy program has a sweet spot for poets. Residencies at The Betsy are typically Sunday through Wednesday. In some circumstances, residencies can be a full week. There is no charge to stay in The Writer’s Room. In exchange for the opportunity, visiting writers are asked to:
Contribute a written piece to our blog (open format)
Participate in a community event to introduce and discuss their work
Donate a recent publication (if available) to one of The Betsy's libraries.
*Writers are eligible to reapply for residency after three years.
September 16, 2021, 12:24:10 AM
OPEN CALL HIGH BEAMS #5
Open call to all SFAI Alumni! We are looking for installation, sculpture, and performance artists to be part of the fall exhibition titled “Roof Top Sculpture Garden” at the Bendix Building (at 11th floor, 1200 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015) in conjunction with High Beams #5 taking place October 30th, 2021 in Los Angeles.
High Beams will release the exhibition page next week. To reference past projects as examples, visit High Beams #1-4 HERE.
Installation artists, sculptors, and performance artists who want to showcase their work and be represented by SFAA as an alumni of the San Francisco Art Institute should submit 3 images of their work along with the years of attendance at SFAI to email@example.com with the subject line “Submission for High Beams #5” no later than September 22nd, 2021.
Selected artist(s) will present their work along various other artists collectives on the rooftop of the Downtown LA Bendix Building in Los Angeles. Artists will be responsible for full installation of their work with SFAA’s support in accessing resources and marketing. Artists must be available to install and deinstall their work the same day of the event. Once selected, we will need a general proposal for the project be submitted and approved by September 29th.
- Deadline for submissions: September 22nd, 2021
- Proposal: September 29th, 2021
- Exhibition: October 30th, 2021
- 3 documentary images or video links that shared past projects that are examples of work in a similar vein as the work you would propose for this call
- Year in SFAI
- Brief Statement/Story About Your Work
SUBMIT YOUR WORK to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing your works!
September 7, 2021, 2:59:07 PM
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August 11, 2021, 2:20:39 AM
Wattis Head of Installation & Exhibition Design
Head of Installation & Exhibition Design
The Head of Installation and Exhibition Design (aka Chief Preparator) is responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of all exhibitions, working closely with curators and artists, and overseeing temporary installation staff. They also oversee the maintenance, condition, and security of the Wattis' gallery and event spaces.
This is an 80% FTE salaried position (4 days/week), with benefits.
Please click here to read the full description and to apply.
California College of the Arts
July 1, 2021, 6:21:21 PM
Visitor Engagement Coordinator
The Visitor Engagement Coordinator supports the visitor and public engagement functions of the Wattis Institute. They oversee the gallery’s front desk, gallery monitors and interns, social media accounts, and office management, among other responsibilities. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, outgoing, and able to multitask with ease. They should be able to work independently, but also feel comfortable in a close working environment.
This hourly position is 30 hours/week (12 - 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday), including occasional evening events, with benefits.
Please click here to read the full description and to apply.
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
July 1, 2021, 6:21:19 PM
Studio Space Available at Yosemite Place (Bayview/Hunters Point). July 1st
Shared studio space available on 2nd floor of Yosemite Place in a sunny corner location. Studio is mostly enclosed (great for artists who want the potential for a darkened space). 112 square foot private space with 4 walls, high ceiling + additional shared studio space (extra storage space). Studio has been oufitted for a 208 volt kiln— so if that’s what you need- the set up is there. Good storage, slop sink and our own in-studio bathroom. Space is shared with 3 other artists (1 mixed media, 1 painter, 1 textile artist). $457/mo. (covers taxes, utilities, insurance). Available July 1st.
> If interested, please email Rachel at email@example.com
June 21, 2021, 5:41:14 PM
Become an Arts for Learning Teaching Artist!
Position Available: Teaching Artist
Position Type: Independent Contractor
Arts for Learning works with a dynamic team of professional visual and performing artists to deliver in depth residencies to students from ages 0-18 in a variety of settings both in and out of schools. Arts for Learning hires artists three times a year for semester length multi-week residencies in the fall, spring, and summer. Programming is offered throughout the day and at locations across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Projects are expected to be in-depth explorations of age-appropriate artistic, social, and academic content.
Applying artistry to advance teaching and learning
Developing arts integrated lesson plans that further student artistic and personal growth
Providing high quality sequential arts instruction to children and youth
Modeling arts integration to teachers
Working with collaborators to produce a culminating event
Partnering with teachers, after-school programs, and community sites to connect the artistic process to learning
Evaluating and assessing student and teacher progress
June 18, 2021, 3:12:00 AM