Call for Employment

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is run by a hard-working, full time & part time staff as well as many, many wonderful volunteers and interns.

AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Candidates begin their VISTA service in August 2018

This VISTA project, in collaboration with the New Bedford Art Museum, aims to create an AIR program at NEBE. This program will consist of four artists, from various artistic disciplines, serving in their capacity as AIR for 3 months. Each month will have a different focus/phase: Creation, Education, and Celebration. Creation – Artist will be given a theme/topic to inspire their creations. These topics, supported by the park’s new Long Range Interpretive Plan (2015), will cover current events and be used to facilitate civic engagement programming during the Celebration month. Education –The AIR will present four workshops to local youth. The workshops will be limited to 12 youth each. Youth will be recruited from the local community. Celebration – Created art, from both the AIR and students, will be put on display in the AIR space in the park education center. Park staff, including the student trainee and the AIR, will present programming to the public based on the topic/theme chosen. Each exhibit will last through the completion of each subsequent AIR’s creation and education phases.

Member Duties: The VISTA will serve as the primary point of contact between the park, the New Bedford Art Museum, the artists, the youth participants, and the community at large. In that capacity, the VISTA will be responsible for networking in the local community to identify artists and program participants. The VISTA will assist park and Art Museum staff in running the AIR program. The VISTA will record and analyze program outcomes and successes. The VISTA will also report to the park ways to improve the AIR program and way to better reach out to the community.

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Training, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

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Art Educator


New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! seeks local art educators/artists to teach a variety of creative workshops for adults and/or children during 2018-2019. We are looking for educators to teach after school classes on-site, classes during school vacation, and summer workshops that will run throughout 2018-2019 at NBAM/ArtWorks! Other opportunities available.

Artists/art educators in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a minimum of a BFA or demonstrate equivalent experience. Previous teaching experience is a must. It is our policy to CORI / DSS all educators before classes begin with students.

How To Apply:
A current resume with references and 2 examples of your work (digital format) or student executed work. Specify what age groups you are licensed (if applicable) to teach. We offer classes ages 0-3 and 6 to adult.

Please send your resume, images, and a short bio to [email protected] with “Studio Education” in the subject line, or mail information to:

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
Attn: Deb Smook
608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Apply by:

$15-$25 per hour based on experience. Part-time and based on class and workshop schedule.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleboro, Bristol, Fairhaven, Newport and Providence.