Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Job Position: Baltimore Jewelry Center Instructor

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Start Date: TBD

We’re seeking an instructor who is passionate about metalsmithing and art jewelry and loves engaging with students in a variety of settings from the studio to community events. You’ll need a strong background in metalsmithing or art jewelry. You will work closely with a very small programming team to plan classes and workshops for the BJC and our partners.

Responsibilities.

  • Content Creation. You’ll be creating and/or editing worksheet, handouts, presentations and materials lists
  • Student Support. Answering questions, brainstorming and working one on one with students helps them succeed
  • Class Organization. Class flow and productivity to important to our students, the instructor needs to be on time an prepared.

Qualifications

We’re looking for a patient, people-oriented individual, who is able to create a safe space for students and artists at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Here are the qualities we’re looking for in a new team member.

  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You’ll be a flexible worker in order to meet the demands of a fluctuating studio environment.
  • You have superb organizational and communication skills.
  • You’re passionate about education and making. Your core passion is the metals and jewelry field.
  • You truly enjoy assisting students and other users of a metals and jewelry studio.

This job includes non-traditional hours (nights and weekends). There will be occasional off-site educational events with partnering groups like the Walters Art Museum.  Attendance at onsite events, like exhibition openings and community potlucks, is strongly encouraged as your schedule allows.

Competencies and experience:

  • Background in metalsmithing/jewelry (Bachelor’s  or Master’s degree in Metals/Jewelry highly preferred, or comparable experience)
  • Teaching experience (particularly in community and multi-generational settings)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities

Pay and Benefits:

  • Pay will be dependent on experience and the course being taught

Application Process

Applicant must submit a full application packet via email to info@baltimorejewelrycenter.org

  • A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an instructor at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, and why you believe your qualifications and past experience make you the ideal candidate for the position.
  • Your resume or CV which must list work experience and education, as well as related artistic experience (exhibitions, etc.)
  • 2-3 professional references (a list of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses).
  • Digital portfolio of 5-10 examples of your work (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB).
  • Optional:  Digital portfolio of work of students you have taught, 3-5 examples (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB)

Contact us at info@baltimorejewelrycenter.org if you’re interested in this opportunity and for more information.

Internships

Position: Baltimore Jewelry Center Intern

Location: Baltimore, MD

Deadline: August 30th, 2019

Job Start Date: Early September

We are currently seeking an intern to assist with a variety of studio management and maintenance tasks, including but not limited to answering the door and greeting students and visitors, leading tours of the space, assisting students and renters with their work, running class, rental, and retail sales, helping with social media, and general tool maintenance. The ideal candidate is passionate about metalsmithing and art jewelry and loves engaging with people. In exchange for 6 hours a week of service to the studio, the intern will receive a tuition waiver for the class of their choice and unlimited rental for the duration of the course.

Responsibilities

  • Support students and renters. This means everything from answering questions and assisting students and renters in the studio.
  • Studio Management. You’ll be maintaining studio systems, inventory and keeping the studio organized and tidy. That means prepping supplies, monitoring supply use, logging renters’ and students’ studio usage, and conducting commercial transactions with students and renters for classes and bench rental.

Qualifications

We’re looking for a patient, people-oriented individual, who is able to create a safe space for students and artists at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Here are the qualities we’re looking for in a new team member.

  • You’re eager to work in a creative and dynamic team environment, developing new ideas, brainstorming, and problem solving.
  • You take initiative and are proactive: asking questions, making recommendations, offering help, and suggesting ideas are qualities we value.
  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You’ll be a flexible worker and nimble thinker in order to meet the demands of a fluctuating studio environment.
  • You’re conscientious, working carefully and thoroughly, and take ownership.
  • You have superb organizational and communication skills.
  • You’re passionate about education and making. Your core passion is the metals and jewelry field, and you’re driven to promote and expand access to educational opportunities within the field.
  • You truly enjoy assisting students and other users of a metals and jewelry studio.

Application Process

Applicant must submit a full application packet via email to info@baltimorejewelrycenter.org

  • A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an intern at the Baltimore Jewelry Center
  • Your resume or CV which must list work experience and education, as well as related artistic experience (exhibitions, etc.)
  • 2 professional references (a list of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses).
  • Digital portfolio of 3-5 examples of your work (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB).

Contact us at info@baltimorejewelrycenter.org if you’re interested in this opportunity and for more information.