Opportunities is an initiative of the Roxbury Arts Group to connect community members and artists with opportunities to grow and support their artistic endeavors.
Delaware County Arts Grants
The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Delaware County Arts Grant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. DEC funds are used to support projects in three areas: Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist Tier.
Arts Outreach Specialist
Job Title: Arts Outreach Specialist (Seasonal Part-Time Independent Contractor)
Job Description: The Roxbury Arts Group seeking candidates to join our team as an Arts Outreach Specialist (Seasonal Part-Time Independent Contractor). The motivated and passionate individuals in this role will support the creative community of Delaware County by promoting opportunities for artists, arts organizations and community groups at farmers markets, street fairs, and other special events throughout Delaware County through October 2023.
- Learning about the Delaware County Arts Grant program, the DelCo Micro Loan program, workshops being offered for artists and arts organizations by the Roxbury Arts Group, and other opportunities for artists and arts organizations.
- Attending farmers markets and other community events throughout Delaware County and engage with visitors, providing information about the arts opportunities available from the Roxbury Arts Group.
- Answer questions and inquiries, ensuring visitors have a clear understanding of the available programs and their benefits.
- Set up and maintain an appealing booth or display area, showcasing promotional materials, artworks, etc.
- Proactively approach and engage potential patrons, encouraging their support and participation in the arts community.
- Demonstrate a strong passion for the arts, effectively communicating the impact and importance of arts programming to diverse audiences.
- Setup and teardown promotional booth and/or area, including signage, banners, and promotional materials.
- Collaborate with the Roxbury Arts Group team to develop effective promotional strategies and materials.
- Maintain accurate records of interactions, collecting visitor information for future follow-up.
- Provide regular reports on outreach activities, including attendance, queries and feedback.
- Physical capability to lift up to 40 pounds for booth setup and teardown.
- A valid drivers license and a reliable, working vehicle for self-transportation and materials such as tables and pop up tent to events.
- Passion for the arts and an understanding of the impact of the arts in rural communities.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to engage with diverse audiences and build positive relationships.
- Ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative and self-motivation.
- Organized and able to plan and manage multiple events and prioritize tasks effectively.
- Flexibility to accommodate a varied schedule, including weekends and evenings, based on event and farmers market schedules.
- Awareness that this position is classified as an independent contractor, and candidates will be responsible for filing their own taxes with the IRS. A 1099 form will be issued by the Roxbury Arts Group.
Compensation: The pay rate for this position is $25 per hour and reimbursement of mileage at the IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate currently $0.65 per mile. The work schedule will vary depending on the dates and times of outreach events – estimated at 10 hours per week.
If you are passionate about promoting the arts, possess excellent communication skills, and enjoy engaging with people, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
The more diversity we have, the more fresh perspectives and innovative ideas we share. The qualifications outlined in our job postings are intended to help define the role, but not the candidate. If you have uniquely acquired skills that closely fit those described, please apply.
To apply, please submit your resume or a letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Walt Meade Gallery Call for Artists
The Roxbury Arts Group offers open calls for works to be exhibited in our Walt Meade Gallery.