Posts Categorized: Work at Spudnik

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Associate Director

Spudnik Press Cooperative seeks an organized, enthusiastic, and highly collaborative Associate Director to join our leadership team. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Associate Director will support and advance Spudnik’s mission and programs through strengthening operational infrastructure and leading key strategic philanthropic initiatives.

View the Associate Director job description

Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers can meet aspiring students; and a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas. 

This is a permanent full-time exempt position. While some elements of this position may be performed remotely, the Associate Director will need to be available to work onsite within our high-energy printmaking studio. Employee benefits include paid vacation, paid holiday and sick time. Spudnik staff also receive waived tuition for classes, Keyholder Membership, and access to all general materials and studio equipment.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to antiracism and equity work. We prioritize a culture of equity, inclusion, and care for self and community. We encourage participants with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume and 1-page cover letter as a single PDF file to sara@spudnikpress.org with ‘Associate Director: your Full Name’ as the subject line.

Application review will begin on Monday, September 19, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Our ideal start date is mid-October to early November 2022.

Spudnik Press Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Spudnik does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Executive Director

Spudnik Press Cooperative is looking for a new leader to change and grow the organization into its next phase. As the Executive Director of Spudnik, you are a strong advocate of the organization, staff, and printmaking community. You uphold Spudnik’s mission of providing printmaking facilities and services for artists who need a place to create or exhibit their original artwork, and of offering education in printmaking practices by uniting professional artists with a diverse community of learners.

View the Executive Director job description

Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers can meet aspiring students; and a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas. As Spudnik enters its fifteenth year, you will be uniquely positioned to move the organization in a new direction, ushering in new growth and building upon Spudnik’s legacy.

This is a permanent full-time position. Applicants should be based in Chicago by the start date. Occasional evening and weekend events will require attendance. Employee benefits include paid vacation, paid holiday and sick time.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (maximum 3 pages) to boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org. Please indicate the names of 3 references (they will not be contacted until the final round of interviews). In your cover letter, please address how your experience within the arts or printmaking community can support Spudnik, and how you will embed a culture of DEI and build an inclusive community space. For preferred consideration, please apply by March 21st. Application closes April 1st.

View the Executive Director job description

Spudnik Press Cooperative does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Education Lead

Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to announce the following open position:

View the Education Lead job description

Spudnik Press Cooperative seeks an organized, outgoing, and collaborative individual to support our mission to provide education in printmaking practices through bringing together a diverse community of learners including emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults.

This is a permanent part-time position (30-32 hours/week) with flexible hours and a blend of in-person and remote work. Benefits include paid time off, some paid holidays, and unfettered studio access.

To apply, please send e-mail with cover letter and resume to angee@spudnikpress.org. Applications review will begin January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Spudnik Press Cooperative does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Development Lead

Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to announce the following open positions:

View the Development Lead job description

This role will provide an organized and outgoing individual the opportunity to support our mission to provide education in printmaking practices through bringing together a diverse community including emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults.

The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for printmaking and the visual arts in order to better serve our community and will enjoy working collaboratively. Staff are expected to bring passion and integrity to their work while enjoying the community of creative artists, makers, students, and teachers that contribute to Spudnik Press.

This is a permanent part-time positions with flexible hours and a blend of in-person and remote work. Benefits include paid time off, some paid holidays, and unfettered studio access.

To apply, please send e-mail with cover letter and resume to angee@spudnikpress.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Spudnik Press Cooperative does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: 2 Open Positions

Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to announce two open positions:

Marketing Lead
Administrative Assistant

Both of these roles are part time positions (16-20 hours per week), with flexible hours and a blend of in-person and remote work.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with printmaking processes in order to better serve our community and will enjoy working collaboratively. Staff are expected to bring passion and integrity to their work while enjoying the community of creative artists, makers, students, and teachers that contribute to Spudnik Press.

Benefits include paid time off, some paid holidays, and unfettered studio access. Artists are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send e-mail with cover letter and resume to angee@spudnikpress.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Spudnik Press Cooperative does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Program Director

Spudnik Press Cooperative seeks a highly organized, outgoing, and collaborative individual to balance program development, education, and administrative responsibilities. The Program Director will bring leadership and strategic vision to educational and public programs by managing the following programs: Membership Program, Residency Program, Fellowship Program, Exhibitions, Education and Youth Programs. For each of these programs, the Program Director will manage budgets, orchestrate all logistics from planning through execution, create marketing materials, staff and document events, lead assessment processes, set objectives and continually push these programs to better achieve our mission and serve our constituents. The organization has intentionally made pathways through these and other programs, so the ability to formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects is essential.

Activities with these program areas include but are not limited portfolio reviews, private off-site tours, panel discussions, youth workshops, classes and workshops for adults, exhibitions, artist talks, and art sales. In order to successfully manage these programs and activities, the Program Director should be prepared to develop partnerships with peer organizations, curate and install exhibitions, manage member and board committees, and supervise staff and interns. The Program Director will also personally mentor participants in our Fellowship program through leading a weekly professional development seminar.

Through the various programs managed by the Program Director, they will be tasked with expanding the scope and depth of our membership program, and working closely with members to expand the breadth of community participation and diversify our cooperative.

Additionally, all staff at Spudnik Press assist with general office management, serve on fundraising committees, assist with outreach events, and cultivate relationships with potential clients, partners, and donors. Staff contributes to special projects as needed, and are involved in the planning and execution of Strategic Plans.

This is a fast-paced job that requires impeccable organization, project management skills, teamwork, and executive decision-making. Our work is guided by a shared commitment to consistency and reliability, true dedication to our ever-growing community, and bringing creative and conceptual thinking to our work. Spudnik Press staff are expected to bring passion and integrity to their work by building meaningful relationships with the artists, makers, students, teachers, and supporters that are part of the Spudnik Press community.

This leadership position will collaborate and work closely with the Executive Director to execute Spudnik Press Cooperative’s mission to provide facilities and services to anyone who wishes to be creative through print.

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Public programming experience, from ideation through execution and assessment
  • Management experience, or has served in a leadership, supervisor, and/or mentor role
  • Has professional experience working with non-profit organizations in an administrative capacity (3+ years preferred)
  • Has professional experience working at a print-related studio or organization (preferred)
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for fine art print making (required) with hands-on experience making prints (preferred)
  • Proven commitment to visual arts and Chicago artists.
  • Outgoing demeanor and strong communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills for both internal and external audiences through grant, proposal, or press release writing
  • Experience creating and maintaining budgets
  • Experience using a database
  • Curatorial and exhibitions experience

Working Environment:

  • Shared office within high-energy print making studio
  • Staff consists of two full-time and three part-time employees
  • This position typically requires 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday schedule with occasional nights and weekends.    
  • Occasional remote work is acceptable

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include three weeks paid time off, plus six paid holidays per year. Additionally, all staff receive waived tuition for all Spudnik Press classes, and unlimited access to all materials and equipment.

To Apply:

  • Please send e-mail with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to angee@spudnikpress.org.
  • Application review will begin October 22.

Download the Program Director Job Description

Now Hiring: Part-time Development Assistant

Spudnik Press Cooperative is accepting applications for a part-time Development Assistant position.

The Development Assistant will broadly contribute to Spudnik Press Cooperative’s development and fundraising efforts. Working in a supportive role to the Executive Director, this position will primarily focus on individual giving and special events.

To apply:

 

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Program Director, Studio Technician, Administrative Assistant

Spudnik Press Cooperative is now accepting applications for three permanent paid positions.

The staff at Spudnik Press is shifting and growing to include three unique positions in addition to the Executive Director. The Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director to bring leadership and strategic vision to programming at Spudnik Press Cooperative. The Studio Technician is charged with maintaining the tools, equipment, and facilities at Spudnik Press Cooperative, performing routine studio maintenance, and resolving technical issues as they arise. The Administrative & Marketing Assistant provides broad administrative support for Spudnik Press programs.

All three positions require a love of printmaking and community-based arts. Staff are expected to bring passion and integrity to their work while enjoying the community of creative artists, makers, students, and teachers that contribute to Spudnik Press.

To apply:

Downloaded and review the job descriptions:

Program Director
Studio Technician
Administrative & Marketing Assistant

Please send e-mail with a PDF resume and PDF cover letter to angee@spudnikpress.org. Please direct any questions to this e-mail address as well.

Application review will begin on July 15.

Spudnik Press is Hiring: Studio Coordinator

Spudnik Press Cooperative is now accepting applications for a Studio Coordinator position. This is a permanent part-time position.

The Studio Coordinator provides broad support for the Executive Director and Studio Manager across many Spudnik Press programs and efforts. On a daily basis, the Studio Coordinator will balance responsibility across many programs. This is a fast-paced job that requires strong organization, time management, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills, and the capacity to quickly learn new processes.

To apply:
Before applying, please downloaded and review the Studio Coordinator Job Description. To apply, please send e-mail with a PDF resume and PDF cover letter to angee@spudnikpress.org. Please direct any questions to this e-mail address as well. Interviews will begin the week of January 2, 2017.

Spudnik Press is Hiring! Studio Manager Call for Applications

Spudnik Press Cooperative is now accepting applications for our Studio Manager position. This is a permanent part-time position with the intention to become full time in 2016.

The Studio Manager works closely with the Executive Director to support all programming connected to the use of our physical studios, focusing on maintaining a conducive artistic environment for all that utilize our Spudnik Press Cooperative. Studio Manager will be the main point of contact for all constituents of Spudnik Press and must be well-versed in multiple printmaking processes.

To apply:
Before applying, please first downloaded and review the Complete Studio Manager Job Description. To apply, please send e-mail with resume and cover letter to angee@spudnikpress.org. Please direct any questions to this e-mail address as well.