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  • February 11, 2019 12:18 PM | Johanna Kim

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a Public Art Conservation and Installation Technician to provide artwork maintenance, basic conservation, condition reporting, and 2-D art installation for works of fine art in the City of Portland/Multnomah County Public Art Collection. The Technician will join the team of seven arts professionals who manage the acquisition and care of the City/County %-for-art collections and administer a number of other art initiatives and programs for RACC.

    Status: Regular, Part-Time, 32 hours/week, Non-Exempt status

    Schedule: Somewhat flexible within M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM framework

    Supervisor: Public Art Collections Manager

    Compensation: $18/hour plus benefits

    Benefits: Medical, dental, disability and life insurance, holidays, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

    RACC's Mission, Core Values, and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

    RACC’s mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right and support diversity of artistic and cultural experiences. RACC is committed to building a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture. We believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe the arts have the power to change hearts and minds and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

    Position Summary:

    Under direction of the Public Art Collections Manager, the Public Art Conservation and Installation Technician (Tech) provides outdoor sculpture maintenance and basic conservation for artworks in the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection. Under the direction of the Public Art Manager and Portable Works Curator the Tech also coordinates and installs 2-D exhibitions within City and County buildings. This position performs tasks that draw on an understanding of sculpture fabrication techniques and utilizes a variety of art handling skills. The Tech will be working in a range of locations—from the RACC offices, to outdoors sites, to secure spaces in government buildings. The job is suited to a person who is comfortable working independently on a variety of tasks. The position can be physically demanding at times, but also offers an opportunity to work with an outstanding, nationally recognized collection alongside the artists, fabricators, and public art professionals who care for it.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Provides routine and short notice maintenance and conservation for objects in the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection with a principle focus on outdoor sculpture.
    • Assists the Portable Works Curator with the installation of the Portable Works Collection (framed 2-D objects); once familiar with the collection and locations, the Tech will work independently on installations organized by the Curator.
    • Routine monitoring and condition reporting of the Public Art Collection, this includes data entry in the collection’s Maintenance Database.
    • Follows safe workplace practices and procedures while maintaining, handling, and installing artwork.
    • Cares for a variety of equipment related to artwork maintenance/conservation/installation; assists with the ordering of supplies, is responsible for the safe and orderly storage of equipment and supplies.
    • Assists with the installation of artwork labels, plaques, and signage.
    • Performs other program related duties as assigned/developed by the team.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Knowledge of sculpture fabrication techniques and basic outdoor sculpture care, general familiarity with basic carpentry or construction techniques--based on at least 2 years of related, pertinent work, volunteer, or educational experience.
    • Experience with the safe use of hand and power tools; ability to safely operate (with training) boom and scissor lifts and other related equipment.
    • Ability to work both as a member of the team and, as appropriate, to work independently.
    • Good problem solving, basic research, and communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain effective and respectful working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, government officials, and the public; cultural flexibility and agility, and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
    • General knowledge of office software/computers; familiarity with databases.
    • Familiarity with museum standards for handling, moving, and installing fine art or similar fragile objects.
    • A valid Oregon driver’s license and good driving record.

    Physical Parameters:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

    • Lift and move objects weighing 40 pounds.
    • Work confidently on ladders, scaffolding, or personnel lifts at heights over eight feet.
    • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
    • Ability to work safely with paints, solvents, and related hazardous materials as prescribed by staff/OSHA.

    About the Regional Arts & Culture Council

    RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources. RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Read more about our work.

    To Apply:

    • Submit your application by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019. You may submit online at: https://racc.org/joblisting-pacit, by postal mail, or in person at RACC, Attn: Public Art Conservation and Installation Technician, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209.
    • Please include a cover letter and resume.


  • February 11, 2019 12:17 PM | Johanna Kim

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council seeks a Program Coordinator to assist with the day-to-day operations of The Right Brain Initiative. This position is responsible for maintaining the program’s public profile and brand, and supports the program through collateral design, event coordination, program documentation and records maintenance.

    Status: Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week); non-exempt

    Schedule: M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00PM. Flexibility may also be required to accommodate some early morning and evening committee meetings and events.

    Supervisor: The Right Brain Initiative Program Manager

    Compensation: $20/hour, plus benefits

    Benefits: Medical, dental, disability and life insurance, holidays, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

    RACC's Mission, Core Values, and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

    RACC’s mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right, a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences, and a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture and that celebrates and supports its artists and arts and cultural organizations. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

     Communicate regularly with Right Brain constituents and supporters through social media outlets, the program’s website, blog, and email newsletter.

     Provide source material to RACC communications department for press releases, newsletters and other publications.

     Facilitate the design and development of Right Brain collateral material, coordinating or collaborating with consultants as needed.

     Support all Right Brain events with program planning, design and promotion, including but not limited to fundraisers, donor events, workshops and Summer Symposium.

     Collaborate with the Right Brain Program Manager, Right Brain development staff and RACC communications/outreach team to support communications to targeted audiences with particular attention to underrepresented populations.

     Coordinate Right Brain’s volunteer program and database.

     Collect stories of Right Brain programming through videography, photography, audio recording, editing, presentation, as well as organizing all materials and tracking student permissions.

     Maintain Right Brain’s email distribution list, program database and website.

     Record all program expenses.

     Attend and support Right Brain Operating Committee meetings and off-site professional development through coordination, prep and note taking.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

     Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing, orally, and through the use of computer technology.

     Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately to coordinate workloads and multiple, simultaneous deadlines.

     Experience in graphic design, video and audio documentation and editing including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Preferred proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro, and Emma or similar email marketing database.

     Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

     Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.

     Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public.

    About the Regional Arts & Culture Council

    RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources. RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Read more about our work.

    About The Right Brain Initiative

    The Right Brain Initiative is a sustainable partnership of public schools, local government, foundations, businesses and the cultural community, which brings creativity to nearly 28,900 students in 70 schools across eight school districts. The program’s goal is to transform learning through the arts for all K-8 students in the Portland metro area. Right Brain is an initiative of the Regional Arts & Culture Council with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington serving as artist residency partner. Read more online at http://TheRightBrainInitiative.org.

    To Apply:

    Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2019. You may submit online at: https://racc.org/joblisting-rbpc, by postal mail, or in person at RACC, Attn: Sinead Kimbrell, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209.


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