Here are brief descriptions of the position needed. Contact us for more detailed information.
We are always looking for motivated, committed artists and non-artists to join the board. Board members support the mission of the organization, help create opportunities for Bay Area artists, and work to build connections throughout the arts community. As a working board members must actively contribute with time and talent. Meetings are once a month.
Operations Coordinator/Administration Assistance/General Support
Assist the organization and the Board with administrative tasks, event support, etc. Work with the Treasurer and President to document organizational processes and procedures.
Volunteer Recruitment Support
Help identify, manage, coordinate and train volunteers to assist with events and in other areas needed to support the organization.
Work with the Board Treasurer to ensure financial records are kept accurately and needed tax files are done in a timely manner.
Assist the Board in identifying available grant and funding opportunities. Complete the research, draft, and submit proposals to appropriate foundations and funding sources.
Work with the Exhibit Manager, to coordinate Open Studios pre-show exhibitions, communicate with artists, and provide administrative and logistical support.
Review the Artists Directory before the final submission to the printer. Carefully read preliminary proof copy, compare with artist-provided content and identify discrepancies.
Directory/Poster and Materials Distribution
Provide a location for artists to collect the directories, posters, and yellow signs needed for promoting Open Studios. Maintain a list of artists who pick up, monitor supply and alert SVVA for additional materials. Additionally help distribute posters to local businesses that would be willing to post in a window or their store.
Help identify venues, negotiate rates, hire caterers or organize food and beverage assignments, and provide on-site supervision for events such as artist mixers, awards presentations, and other socializing opportunities.
Social Media Manager
Create content and manage posting for SVVA social channels including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. May consist of writing artist stories and social posts, and helping with videos. Supervises Social Media Assistant.
Social Media Assistant
Assist the Social Media manager with creating posts and content for social media channels, posting messages, interacting and managing comments on social channels once or twice a week.
Event Calendar Coordinator
Research, solicit and compile artist and local arts community events, shows and promotions for website calendar.
Help identify and procure advertisements for the Open Studios printed directory from local businesses, organizations and partners.
Help create educational videos, resources and webinars for artists. May include writing content, interviewing artists, setting up video shoots, organizing online content such as webinars and presentations and collaborating with local arts organizations to build out a library of online resources.
Be a part of the SVVA Marketing team using your graphic design skills to support design needs for print collateral and/or the websites. Experience with Adobe Suite products required.
Responsible for managing the two organization’s websites with updates and design needs. Should have basic understanding of html, CSS and WordPress.
Video Production Assistant
Help create videos for our YouTube channel. Work on storyboarding, production, shooting and post production. Gain experience interviewing artists and telling stories visually. Understanding of the YouTube platform is helpful.