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Opportunities

Updated 9/12/23

Gallery Educator + Manager

The Current, a non-profit center for contemporary art located in Stowe, VT, is hiring for a new full-time Gallery Educator + Manager. We are one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art by engaging visitors, members, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. We seek an organized team player who values customer service and has a passion for the organization to join our collaborative work environment. 


 

Summary of Position

 

This position is responsible for gallery management and execution of exhibition education, engagement, and outreach to support the ambitious exhibitions at The Current. The role requires the ability to work with extreme accuracy and efficiency, a high degree of dependability and professionalism, expertise in customer service, strong knowledge of curriculum design, office and design fundamentals, ability to maintain good spirit and humor under pressure, and trustworthiness.


We are committed to creating a supportive work environment defined by a culture of responsibility, integrity, and inclusion, and strongly encourage members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply.

Salary range: $45k-$50k

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Marketing Associate

The Current, a non-profit center for contemporary art located in Stowe, VT, is hiring for a part-time Marketing Associate. We are one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art by engaging visitors, members, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. We seek an organized team player who values customer service and has a passion for the
organization to join our collaborative work environment.


 

Summary of Position

 

The Marketing Associate is charged with implementing The Current’s marketing strategic plan. This position will fulfill strategic marketing objectives, including increasing overall brand awareness, defining audience groups and developing insights, driving yield from local audiences, and increasing focus on national recognition of The Current. We are committed to creating a supportive work environment defined by a culture of
responsibility, integrity, and inclusion, and strongly encourage members of the BIPOC
community, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply.

Compensation: $22/hr

Click here to apply.

Education Assistant

The Current, a non-profit center for contemporary art located in Stowe, VT, is hiring for a part-time Education Assistant. We are one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art by engaging visitors, members, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. We seek an organized team player who values customer service and has a passion for the
organization to join our collaborative work environment.


 

Summary of Position

 

The Education Assistant is charged with assisting in the execution of The Current’s art education and outreach programs in the areas of youth education, teen education, adult education, and outreach. The Education Assistant works collaboratively with the education team to implement the vision and programming strategy for the Education Department. We are committed to creating a supportive work environment defined by a culture of responsibility, integrity, and inclusion, and strongly encourage members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply.

Compensation: $20/hr

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Art Instructors

The Current seeks experienced and enthusiastic Art Instructors to lead our Youth Education and Adult Education classes. These are contracted, part-time roles for classes that typically run for 4-6 weeks (2 hours per week) and for weekend workshops (1-2 days, 4-7 hours per day). The Current is one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art by engaging visitors, members, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. 


 

Summary of Position

 

Working closely with the Youth Education Manager or Adult Education Manager, Art Instructors work to create engaging, arts-focused lessons for youth, ages K-8 or teens, and adults. Classes are held at The Current in Stowe on weekdays from 3-5pm (youth) and 6-8pm (adult) or weekends from 9-4. Art Instructors guide learners to use the creative process, hone problem-solving skills, develop innovative approaches, express feelings, and thoughts through the creative process, and connect art to other subjects, peoples, and the world. 

 

Successful candidates for this role will bring:

 

  • 2+ years of work experience as a teaching artist or art teacher, including formulating lesson plans

  • Professional knowledge and skill in at least one medium such as drawing, painting, ceramics (hand building and wheel throwing), sculpture, mixed media, etc. 

  • The ability to integrate art history into lesson plans and communicate both concrete and abstract concepts to learners

  • Excitement for and ability to cultivate creativity and enthusiasm for art in others

  • Professional demeanor with students, parents, and Art Center staff

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, art history, studio art, or a related field preferred


 

Hourly rate: $30 

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Internships

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The Current has many opportunities for internships. Please email cover letter and resume to mail@thecurrentnow.org

The Current is a non-profit, member supported, community arts and education organization in Stowe, VT. The Current is an equal opportunity employer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Promotion

Do you and your friends love to volunteer at local non-profits as a way of giving back to your community while meeting new people and socializing? This is the perfect ongoing volunteer opportunity for you and your friends! The Current sends out regular program mailers, invitations, and notifications of events to our community and we need extra hands to help us stuff and seal envelopes to spread the news about the incredible upcoming programs! A great way to socialize while giving back. 

* Scheduling based on mailer, invitation, and postcard deadlines. 
* Dexterity needed for repetitive movement. 

Exhibition Support

Do you like to work with your hands? Come help us return our gallery walls back to exhibition perfection as we deinstall one show to get ready for the upcoming one. Light spackling, sanding, and painting involved. Don't know how? Let us teach you! The responsibilities of the position include art handling, gallery room preparation, and other exhibition related activities.

Job Specifications
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Gallery Manager.
* Art handling.
* Packaging documentation.
* Wall preparation.
* Hanging of the exhibitions, depending on experience or desire.

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Art Class Support

Do you love helping young artists create art? Then we need your art and student expertise! We are always looking for extra help from enthusiastic volunteers to help with our youth and teen programs. Come help with after school classes, summer camps, family events, or be a birthday party host! Teen volunteers  welcome for youth program support.

The duties of the Art Class Support Volunteer at The Current are to help teachers in art classes, oversee class flow and facilitate class events. Class support can be provided for both Youth and Adult art classes.

Job Specifications

  • The Art Class Support Volunteer position will require a commitment of the duration of the class session. Scheduling will be mostly during office hours and may require some Saturday availability.

  • Help facilitate classes by assisting teacher with class preparation.

  • Supervising the correct use of materials by students.

  • Making sure classroom is properly set-up and clean.

  • Documenting classes as well as managing feedback from students.
     

Event Volunteer

Do you enjoy going to The Current events? Are you looking for more ways to be involved in your community? Volunteer at our many fun and diverse engagements! Assist at these recurring programs: Steamroller, Annual Gala Benefit, Student Art Show, Exposed. Walkabout, Birthday Parties, and Family Day. 

 

The duties of the Events Volunteer are to support the variety of community programs hosted by The Current.

Job Specifications

  • Scheduling will be during office hours mainly but may require some evening and weekend flexibility depending on the project.

  • Help with set-up, clean-up, and during event.  

  • Distribute internal and external communications related to the event.

  • Provide a feedback document at the end of the event.

Gallery/Docent Greeter

Want to learn more about our exhibitions and contemporary art? Love sharing your knowledge to art goers? Come volunteer as a docent for our exhibitions! Meet locals, out-of-town guests, international tourists, and students! The duties of the Gallery Docent Volunteer at The Current are to provide gallery tours to visitors and school groups. Volunteer anytime during gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Job Specifications

  • Scheduling will be mostly during afternoons but may require morning tours while schools are in session.

  • The volunteer will coordinate with the Gallery Manager.

  • Offering educational tours to school groups.

  • Offering brief informative tours to daily visitors.

  • Document and research related to current exhibit.

  • Document gallery visitors.

Poster Runner

Do you like to spend time outside walking around different Vermont towns? This is the volunteer opportunity for you! Help us spread information about upcoming events, classes, and exhibitions at The Current by putting up our posters around Stowe and surrounding areas! It's fun! As you stroll around town, pop into different shops and venues to hang up The Current posters. 

Job Specifications

  • Must have access to car, valid driver's licence, and walking mobility to drive and walk around Stowe, Waterbury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Colchester, Winooski, Waitsfield, Jeffersonville, Johnson, and Burlington. Note: poster run might only contain three of four of the towns listed. 

  • Creative ability to rearrange poster boards to accommodate posters. 

  • Enjoys working independently. 

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Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.

For more information contact:

 

The Current
90 Pond St. P.O. Box 411
Stowe, VT 05672
802.253.8358

mail@thecurrentnow.org

NOTE: all volunteer positions are unpaid

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