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.

 

Click on "Download Requirements" for full description and to apply. This form is for NEW teaching artists only.

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.

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 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.

Social Media Intern

Status: 14 hours/week (Oct-Dec 2018; 3-month duration)

Reports to: Senior Manager of Communications

 

Who we are:

 

Marwen educates and inspires young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts. Marwen provides out-of-school  visual art, college planning, and career development programs year-round to students from nearly every neighborhood in Chicago. The 8-studio facility is located in River North at 833 North Orleans. Practicing artists design and lead courses in a wide-range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, fashion design, and mixed media). Marwen is a highly collaborative organization in which all initiatives reflect the creativity of the organization. For more information, visit www.marwen.org. Marwen is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

 

About the role:

  

The Social Media Intern supports the work of the Senior Manager of Communications, who oversees strategic communications for Marwen’s audiences (students/families, alumni, teaching artists, community supporters, current and prospective funders, and board members). This role will support targeted Communications efforts, including social media campaign development, digital data tracking and reporting, and creative special projects. This position requires a combination of detail-oriented data analysis, project management, and creative campaign development. This role -- which has a balance of data entry, administrative tasks, and creative work – affords an opportunity to develop ownership of projects over the course of the internship.

 

This is an unpaid, school-credit based position that requires two 7-hour days per week (14 hours) for 3 months (negotiable). 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Co-manage social media campaigns -- conceptualizing, planning, designing, drafting, and implementing content -- for all Marwen social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.

  • Manage Quarterly Digital Performance Reports – tracking and pulling data, developing and updating charts or visuals, writing summaries, and delivering final reports

  • Develop and manage Annual Digital Performance Report – tracking and analyzing data, writing summaries, and delivering final report

  • Support special events day-of (ex/ photography, video, registration, misc assignments as needed)

  • Attend staff, board, and other organizational meetings (during work hours)

  • As needed, perform additional administrative tasks as necessary to support the effective operation of the Communications office

 

Qualifications:

  

  • Currently enrolled in college; junior or senior preferred

  • Must be culturally competent and possess the ability to navigate spectrums of Chicago communities, including African American and Latino.

  • Must demonstrate sincerity and respect in all interactions with youth and adults.

  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit arts and cultural communications and/or marketing

  • Previous internship experience in non-profit organization or communications-specific role is preferred, but not required

  • Graphic design experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

  • Experience with database work, data-entry, or spreadsheet management preferred

  • Superb organizational and/or project management skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated interest in the visual arts, arts education, and/or creative youth development

  • Familiarity with Mac operating systems, Google systems

  • Ability to manage several projects at once; deadline oriented; comfort in working independently and in collaboration with various teams

 

  

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018. Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to Kennon Reinard, Senior Manager of Communications, at kreinard@marwen.org.

Social Media Intern (Fall 2018)
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Social Media Intern

Status: 14 hours/week (Oct-Dec 2018; 3-month duration)

Reports to: Senior Manager of Communications

 

Who we are:

 

Marwen educates and inspires young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts. Marwen provides out-of-school  visual art, college planning, and career development programs year-round to students from nearly every neighborhood in Chicago. The 8-studio facility is located in River North at 833 North Orleans. Practicing artists design and lead courses in a wide-range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, fashion design, and mixed media). Marwen is a highly collaborative organization in which all initiatives reflect the creativity of the organization. For more information, visit www.marwen.org. Marwen is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

 

About the role:

  

The Social Media Intern supports the work of the Senior Manager of Communications, who oversees strategic communications for Marwen’s audiences (students/families, alumni, teaching artists, community supporters, current and prospective funders, and board members). This role will support targeted Communications efforts, including social media campaign development, digital data tracking and reporting, and creative special projects. This position requires a combination of detail-oriented data analysis, project management, and creative campaign development. This role -- which has a balance of data entry, administrative tasks, and creative work – affords an opportunity to develop ownership of projects over the course of the internship.

 

This is an unpaid, school-credit based position that requires two 7-hour days per week (14 hours) for 3 months (negotiable). 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Co-manage social media campaigns -- conceptualizing, planning, designing, drafting, and implementing content -- for all Marwen social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.

  • Manage Quarterly Digital Performance Reports – tracking and pulling data, developing and updating charts or visuals, writing summaries, and delivering final reports

  • Develop and manage Annual Digital Performance Report – tracking and analyzing data, writing summaries, and delivering final report

  • Support special events day-of (ex/ photography, video, registration, misc assignments as needed)

  • Attend staff, board, and other organizational meetings (during work hours)

  • As needed, perform additional administrative tasks as necessary to support the effective operation of the Communications office

 

Qualifications:

  

  • Currently enrolled in college; junior or senior preferred

  • Must be culturally competent and possess the ability to navigate spectrums of Chicago communities, including African American and Latino.

  • Must demonstrate sincerity and respect in all interactions with youth and adults.

  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit arts and cultural communications and/or marketing

  • Previous internship experience in non-profit organization or communications-specific role is preferred, but not required

  • Graphic design experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

  • Experience with database work, data-entry, or spreadsheet management preferred

  • Superb organizational and/or project management skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated interest in the visual arts, arts education, and/or creative youth development

  • Familiarity with Mac operating systems, Google systems

  • Ability to manage several projects at once; deadline oriented; comfort in working independently and in collaboration with various teams

 

  

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018. Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to Kennon Reinard, Senior Manager of Communications, at kreinard@marwen.org.

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.

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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