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Visual & Applied Arts Curation Specialist-Entry Level


RAW Curation Specialists gain valuable hands-on experience working with artists and 'other creatives while working alongside the organization’s Booking Agents, Event Producers, and Executives. Curation Specialists will learn to develop curatorial, production, marketing, sales, and PR skills through exposure to varied aspects of the RAW organization.

The RAW Visual and Applied Arts Curation Specialist position is vital to the organization as a whole as well as on a local level. An effective Curation Specialist must be well-rounded in online communications, email outreach, social media searches with a knack for creative resourcefulness. The RAW Visual and Applied Arts Curation Specialist must have a keen eye for the art world in the creative categories of visual arts, photography, and craft.

RAW provides training and opportunities to develop and grow within the organization. Within the Curation Department, there are opportunities to join creative category-specific teams in Fashion, Accessory Design, Performing Art, Film and Tech, or Music.

RAW Curation Specialists will also benefit from working with several departments within the organization to launch them into their chosen career path. This an ideal opportunity to work within a cutting-edge, fast-moving, arts organization. All members of the RAW team are encouraged to be innovative, share ideas, and spearhead projects that they are passionate about to further develop the organization as a whole. This position is only for RAWkstars that have thick skin, passion for the mission, and the qualities and drive of a leader! RAW only chooses the very best!

+ JOB DESCRIPTION

  • RAW Curation Specialists will be solely responsible for discovering the best emerging talent, online through social media platforms, web-based shops, artist portfolios and every crevice of the world wide web.
  • Visual and Applied Arts Curation Specialist are responsible for scouting visual artists, photographers, and crafters in assigned cities from over 40 markets throughout the U.S.
  • RAW Curation Specialists insure artist quality and facilitate help facilitate artist communications.
  • Our Curation Specialists research artistic communities nationwide and effectively communicate the RAW mission, brand, expectations, and responsibilities that come with being a RAW artist.

+ REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A proven eye for great talent
  • Must have a positive attitude and willingness to take advantage of every learning opportunity
  • A strong interest in the arts and experience connecting with creative people
  • Goal-oriented and deadline-driven
  • Knowledge and experience with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must live within 20 miles of downtown Los Angeles

+ LOCATION

RAW: natural born artists’ headquarters in downtown Los Angeles

+ CULTURE

We’re not a white wall gallery ... or Mercedes Benz Fashion Week -- nor are we trying to be. RAW was built upon the belief that all creatives should have the chance to thrive. We’re not art snobs. We work to bring art to the people by taking a snapshot of the local creative culture while promoting the independent artists working in these communities. We’re independent artists ourselves. We create, we produce, we make music, we make art. We’re young professionals who work hard and play hard. We are RAW ... for artists, by artists.

We love the organization we’ve worked so hard to build and are always ecstatic to add to our ever-growing family!

+ COMPENSATION & PERKS

  • $14.25/Hour
  • Opportunity for weekly & monthly performance-based additional earnings from your start date
  • Health Benefits for full-time employees (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401k (because we're planners)
  • Accrued Sick and Vacation Time
  • Growth Opportunities (we love to promote from within)
  • Quarterly Appreciation Parties (we play together!)
  • Dog-Friendly Office on Fridays (woof woof)
  • Free Lunch on Fridays (yum!)
  • Employee Assistance Program for all our staff (because life happens)
  • Free Metro Pass for every Full-Timer (to support a work-life-balance lifestyle-who likes traffic anyways??)

+ TIME COMMITMENT

  • 40 hours a week for Full-time

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:


RAW is looking for Artist Showcase Directors! These titles will be held by a well-rounded and experienced communicator and event producer. We're looking for a deadline driven, organized individual with keen communication skills, creative thinking and an overall drive and passion for their work.

This individual will act as a RAW representative/planner/producer and travel to several major cities per year to produce our Showcase events on a monthly basis.

RAW provides training and opportunities to develop and grow within the organization. Within the Curation Department, there are opportunities to join creative category-specific teams in Fashion, Accessory Design, Performing Art, Film and Tech, or Music.

RAW Curation Specialists will also benefit from working with several departments within the organization to launch them into their chosen career path. This an ideal opportunity to work within a cutting-edge, fast-moving, arts organization. All members of the RAW team are encouraged to be innovative, share ideas, and spearhead projects that they are passionate about to further develop the organization as a whole. This position is only for RAWkstars that have thick skin, passion for the mission, and the qualities and drive of a leader! RAW only chooses the very best!

Job Description

A Showcase Director for RAW is responsible for planning, promoting and producing showcases in selected RAW cities. The Showcase Director works directly with our RAW artists in an assigned city. The Showcase Director communicates with each artist weekly and helps guide and prepare them for a fantastic RAW showcase and experience.

The Showcase Director also fuses together each of the production aspects for the event itself to produce a fantastic showcase event!

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Artist communications weekly
  • Artist preparedness for the showcase
  • Hiring & coordinating staff for the showcase
  • Ordering and coordinating equipment delivery and pick-up for the showcase
  • Travel to the showcase location
  • On-site showcase production
  • Ensuring artists complete their ticket sale goal/complete balance payment
  • Showcase paperwork preparation
  • Press outreach for the showcase event

WHAT YOU GOTTA HAVE:

  • A reliable source of transportation
  • Must live in or within 30 miles of Los Angeles, CA

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Creativity and a sense of humor
  • Clear and precise communication skills
  • Strong understanding or ties with the arts
  • Excellent networking skills
  • 3-5 years event planning experience
  • Fantastic writing skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Google Docs- Photoshop a plus!
  • Organization. Adept at project management
  • Attention to detail
  • Internet and social network savvy
  • Grace under pressure (don't even apply if you're a "freaker-outter")
  • Must be willing to get your "hands dirty." This isn't a job for paper-pushing event planners
  • Experience working with creative people and clients of all types (fashion designers, artists,photographers...etc)
  • Stomach for flying!
  • Positive attitude able to go with the flow

LOCATION:

RAW Headquarters: creative office in downtown Los Angeles

COMPENSATION:

  • $15 an hour + Monthly Performance Based Bonus
  • Paid Travel + Meal Stipend

PERKS:

  • Medical Benefits (Because we're nothing without our health!)
  • Dental Benefits (Smile!)
  • 401k (Because we're planners!)
  • Accrue 6 Paid Vacation days & 4 Sick Days per year (take a break, on us!)
  • Company cell phone (Because we're talkative!)
  • Growth Opportunities (we're growing and so can you!)
  • Quarterly Appreciation Parties (We play together!)
  • Complimentary Days off when you travel on the weekend (zzzz...)
  • Keep your Frequent Flyer Miles (free flights anyone?)

COMMITMENT:

  • 40 hours a week
  • Travel once per month

START DATE:

TBD

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:

We are on a mission to become the greatest arts organization in the world! We need your help! This is a career, not a job. We have a start-up culture (not corporate-even though we're organized) and we consider our employees family. You will be challenged everyday, you will be stressed sometimes, you will encounter every different type of personality you can think of- if you want comfort all the time, this may not be the job for you. We want you to commit to us, as we will commit to you! Grow with us!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

We believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences and cultures that our employees contribute to our company is our greatest advantage, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal-opportunity workplace, where all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion and job status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical handicap.

All interested/serious candidates should send the following to hiring@RAWartists.com

  • Full resume
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter

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Supporting local art for over a decade

RAW:natural born artists (or RAW Artists for short) is an international, independent arts organization focused on aiding independent artists by giving them the tools, resources, education and exposure they’ll need to propel forward in their creative careers. Serving in 70 cities worldwide (and counting), we have been fulfilling our mission by hand-picking and spotlighting artists in showcase events since 2009.

We bring art to people, and people to art. Not solely through our showcases, but also by way of our online community. Here artists can connect with each other, self-educate and share their current works.

RAW is a unique organization because we don’t focus on just one area of creativity. Instead, RAW encapsulates 10 different creative categories: film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, beauty, accessories, photography, craft, and technology. Our alternative platform provides an opportunity for emerging creatives to be seen, heard and loved both on and offline.