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Manager of the Annual Conference

posted by March 20, 2018

CAA – Advancing Art & Design
50 Broadway, Fl 21
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: March 20, 2018

Position Title: Manager of Annual Conference
Supervisor: Director of Programs and Publications
Full-time, salaried with benefits

Founded in 1911, CAA is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. Visit CollegeArt.org for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists and designers. Each year, members renew their membership to CAA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answers inquiries and provides information related to the CAA conference. Maintain all conference-related records.
  • Manages and maintains all proposal submissions for the CAA conference through the proposal submission database. Manages related correspondence.
  • Assists Director with meetings of the Annual Conference Committee and with the scheduling of Annual Conference program including conference sessions, meetings, workshops, events, etc.
  • Manages all aspects of applications to poster sessions and ARTexchange.
  • Develops and maintains a pool of volunteers and mentors to serve CAA’s professional development program needs. Selects and assigns mentors and mentees. Manages mentoring workshops at the CAA conference.
  • Assists Student and Emerging Professionals Committee and Services to Artists Committee with program planning and scheduling of activities and events.
  • Assists Director with the planning of and correspondence related to special panels.
  • Manages conference registration, reimbursements, and/or payments for special guest scholars, artists, and workshop leaders.
  • Coordinates the CAA conference Awards for Distinction ceremony including: making arrangements for awardees; assisting with Convocation production.
  • Assists with the development and drafting of all conference publications. Coordinates with designer. Maintains session information on website.
  • Provides Communications department with content for CAA conference communications and presentations.
  • Creates CAA staff schedule for the conference.
  • Manages complimentary hotel reservations, including staff rooms, and acts as point person with service provider.
  • Coordinates all aspects of on-site temporary conference staff including hiring, scheduling, training, supervising, and following up on invoicing and payments.
  • Facilitates conference sessions and activities on-site. Oversees all AV needs for sessions. Acts as primary contact with AV service provider during the conference.
  • Administers various travel grant programs. Maintains records and coordinates applications for travel grant applicants and recipients. Manages reimbursements.
  • Works collaboratively to ensure smooth planning, operation, and close out of the annual conference.
  • Assists with other program management as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A., preferably in the visual arts, art history or related field.
  • A minimum of three years experience planning large events and/or supporting academic conferences is required.
  • Ability to work independently, organize work, and follow through on details.
  • Experience with spreadsheets, systems and database management, and generally accepted programs and office equipment required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and oral communication.
  • Excellent customer services skills. Pleasant demeanor. Ability to remain poised under pressure.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
  • Should possess tact, discretion, and the ability to work confidentially.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • The ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Dugan, Director of Programs and Publications via email at tdugan@collegeart.org. Applications accepted until all positions are filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your ability to perform the tasks requested.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or political affiliation.

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Associate Editor for Digital Publications

posted by December 08, 2017

College Art Association
50 Broadway, Fl 21
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: December 6, 2017

Position Title: Associate Editor for Digital Publications
Supervisor: Director of Programs and Publications
Full-time, salaried with benefits

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. Visit CollegeArt.org for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.

Responsibilities:

The Associate Editor for Digital Publications reports to the Director of Programs and Publications. The Associate Editor serves principally as production manager and copyeditor for Art Journal Open, assists in production of caa.reviews, and provides support for other digital publication projects.

The Associate Editor works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in all departments within CAA as well as with representatives from the Board of Directors, editorial boards, and Publications Committee, to establish priorities and to ensure the highest standards of publishing. The Associate Editor acts as the liaison for CAA publications to the association’s communications and marketing department; skills in social media and copywriting are essential.

Art Journal Open

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to serving as production manager working closely with the Web Editor to produce essays and artists’ projects for the website.
  • Creates and maintains production schedules, including deadlines for submissions, editing, proofreading, and publishing.
  • Communicates regularly with the Director of Programs and Publications, Editorial Director, and Web Editor about the progress of web projects and texts.
  • Reviews text, image, video, and other files submitted for publication; checks permissions submitted by authors; and obtains replacement files when necessary
  • Copyedits, fact-checks, and proofreads manuscripts; manages editorial process for contributors
  • Designs and implements layouts for all projects published
  • Prepares manuscripts and images for upload
  • Uploads and publishes all content
  • Manages and maintains functionality and administrative aspects of the site including contracts, permissions, and payments

Programs and Publications Department

  • Assists with maintenance of reviews website
  • Works on multimedia projects for reviews using the Scalar platform
  • Works with Publications and Programs Editor to upload and publish content on reviews on a weekly basis
  • Works collaboratively with CAA’s communications, marketing, and membership department to promote content published across all CAA’s publications, including preparing marketing copy and strategizing; works with CAA’s Media and Content Manager on preparing content for social media
  • Collaborates with Grants and Special Programs Manager on grant programs and applications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an art related field
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in editorial production; a background or interest in contemporary art editing is a plus
  • Working knowledge and experience with WordPress or working with another CMS system to publish online. Familiarity with PHP development is a plus
  • Experience with HTML/CSS, Photoshop, Vimeo, and social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Strong English-language and copyediting skills (Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand production scheduled, meet deadlines and quality expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative
  • Pleasant demeanor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work resourcefully and adapt to changing needs within the department

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Dugan, Director of Programs and Publications, via email (with “Associate Editor for Digital Publications” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at TDugan@collegeart.org.  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

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Work with us at CAA

posted by August 04, 2017

In July CAA announced a restructuring of the organization and the departure of several staff members who took advantage of a buyout program. As part of the restructure we find ourselves with the opportunity to hire new staff at CAA. Below are six positions we are hiring for immediately. Please feel free to share these postings with colleagues and friends who might be a good fit. Click on the linked title of the position to learn more about the role and for application submission details.

Institutional and Individual Giving Manager

Publications and Programs Administrator

Sponsorship and Partnership Manager

Publications and Programs Editor

Grants and Special Programs Manager

Staff Accountant

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