Residency Arts Technician – Call for Artists
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art announces a call for artists for a Residency Arts Technician.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2016
Joining the residency program team, the Residency Arts Technician will work directly with artists-in-residence to provide educational and technical support as well as assist in material/service sourcing for the research and production of new artwork.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefit package provided, including medical, paid holidays, and paid time off.
Founded in 1981 by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts supports today’s artists through an international Artist-in-Residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. Located in the historic Old Market district, the Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to the global discourse surrounding cultural production today.
A founding member of the Alliance of Artists Communities, the Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work. Frequently cited as one of the top international residency programs in the United States, the technical/administrative assistance and opportunities for intellectual discourse about contemporary art through free public programs such as panel discussion, lectures, and knowledge-sharing workshops. To date, over 800 artists have participated in the residency program.
Alongside the residency program, the Bemis Center presents 6-8 exhibitions each year in approximately 12,000 square feet of gallery space, focusing on contemporary art by national and international artists at all states of their careers. The exhibition program often commissions artists to develop ambitious, temporary projects at the Bemis and throughout Omaha. For example, in 2012, the Bemis collaborated with Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to create Carver Bank – a community-driven space for exhibitions, performances, and workshops in North Omaha.
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