Contract: Contract Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Dates: March 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 with a possibility of renewal and extension pending successful completion of the duties described below
Terms: Position requires flexible hours including evenings and weekends to complete the work described below. This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts State Arts Partnership in conjunction with Texas Commission on the Arts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct or coordinate outreach visits and Apprenticeship Program presentations at various sites statewide, in conjunction with community arts partners
• Conduct or coordinate site visits to interview program participants and document apprenticeship training with a/v equipment
• Coordinate and implement Apprenticeship Program panel review to determine awards, including recruiting panelists, and coordinating panel review, applicant scoring
• Coordinate data transfer and archiving of A/V documentation
• Produce digital content related to the Apprenticeship Program
• Assist with marketing and promoting Apprenticeship Program materials, including program applications
• Coordinate the submission and filing of apprenticeship artist final reports
• Coordinate and produce Apprenticeship Program artist performance opportunities and events
• Contribute to Apprenticeship Program documentation and long-range planning
• Establish, revise, work on and evaluate short and long term Apprenticeship Program goals
• Keep a master list of contacts including participants and resources
• Coordinate regular program evaluation and an overall Apprenticeship Program evaluation annually, at the end of each Apprenticeship Program funding cycle Additionally, for each series of interviews and Apprenticeship Program documentation session, the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator will deliver or coordinate delivery of a portfolio consisting of:
• Recorded audio and video files
• Transcription of audio interviews (when applicable)
• Photographs of master and apprentice work session
• Fieldwork log and documentation sheet for archival preservation
• Summary blog post or similar content on Texas Folklife website and other digital platforms of each apprenticeship pair consisting of samples of the above content
Desired Skills, Qualifications & Experience
• M.A. in folklore or related discipline, such as cultural anthropology or ethnomusicology, or equivalent experience. • 3-5 years’ experience in public folklore and cultural/humanities/arts programming • Demonstrated knowledge of ethnographic fieldwork • Capacity to interact competently with a culturally, economically and ethnically diverse population of artists, community members, stakeholders, volunteers and staff and work respectfully with all age groups • Technical competence with digital equipment (camera, audio recorder, laptop) and own transportation • Familiarity with audio and video production, including: scheduling interviews, using audio recording technology, logging audio footage, writing a documentary script, recording narration, assembling and editing audio and video • Familiarity with audio editing software (Audacity, Hindenburg, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition) • Proficiency in use of Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Trello, Slack, file sharing and project management platforms
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, volunteers and general public
• Excellent at multi-tasking and prioritizing
To Apply: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Contract Apprenticeship Program Coordinator” in the subject line:
• Resume or curriculum vitae
• Fee for services commensurate with experience
• Cover letter detailing qualifications and experience
• List of three references • Representative work samples such as recorded interviews, photography, field notes, and professional writing. Sharing samples through Google Drive is preferred.
As an equal opportunity employer, Texas Folklife embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Texas Folklife: Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. Since 1984, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society.