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Careers

BSA employs more than 100 full- and part-time teachers who provide for a rigorous curriculum both in arts and academics. The core of the arts faculty is composed of distinguished professional actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists, who teach at the school on a part-time basis, providing a critical link between the BSA students and the professional arts world. Many of the arts faculty members also teach in TWIGS, BSA’s after school and Saturday arts instruction program.

We are currently seeking a program manager for the Visual Arts Department and a part-time photography instructor.

 

Program manager for the Visual Arts Department

The program manager provides exemplary and extensive support to the Visual Arts Department head, faculty, students, and director of the school through an understanding of the culture and mission of BSA. The program manager assists in all aspects of running the Visual Arts Department including art supply purchasing, student record-keeping, scheduling, communication, and numerous other daily operational duties.

This person assists the Visual Arts Department head in organizing the instructional programming in the school, including arranging field trips, guest visits, and coordinating additional special projects as needed. The program manager will also assist in coordinating four-six gallery exhibitions per year.

A successful candidate will have excellent computer skills (knowledge of Google suite), superior time-management skills, and work well with a wide variety of people. An ability to manage simultaneous, multiple projects is necessary. A knowledge of visual arts materials, processes, and best practices is required. Experience working in an art institution or nonprofit and/or with young people in an instructional setting is preferred.

This is a part-time contractual position (30 hours per week during the academic year) with a competitive pay rate. This position is ideal for an artist who values some flexibility in the work schedule and the opportunity to foster connections between the Visual Arts Department and Baltimore-area artists and art organizations. Interviews for this position will commence in November. The position will begin January 15, 2018.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Archie Veale at aveale@bsfa.org.

Part-time photography instructor, VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

The part-time photography instructor provides instruction for the following Visual Arts Department classes: Black and White Film Photography and Photography Senior Elective for grades 11 and 12. Duties include creating lessons on the medium of photography, providing technical instruction, leading critiques, lecturing on the history of photography, and participating in annual departmental jury critiques.

Candidates must have an in-depth knowledge of both analogue and digital photography processes and applications. In particular the black and white wet darkroom, 35mm analogue camera functions, digital printing, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, studio lighting, the history of photography, and knowledge of contemporary art. This position will be solely responsible for studio maintenance of the black and white darkroom and BSA’s inventory of 35mm film cameras and photographic equipment. In addition, this position will provide assistance to seniors in photographing their portfolios for applying to art colleges.

A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and an ongoing commitment to their own studio practice through evidence of a portfolio and CV. This position is ideal for a working artist who feels strongly about public arts education and can foster connections between the Visual Arts Department and the Baltimore arts community.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Archie Veale at aveale@bsfa.org.