Employment

Employment Positions Available

Ely ArtWalk is seeking to fill two temporary, part-time, paid positions from October 2022 through February 2023. Ely ArtWalk is a community event that displays the artwork of over 60 local artists in Ely storefront windows during the month of February. The Coordinator works with the Board and volunteers to manage and produce the event.  The Set-up Manager works with artists and local store owners to install the artwork. See full position description below.

Ely Art Walk Set-Up Manager

This position is one of two Set-up Managers who will develop and implement an installation plan for Ely ArtWalk 2023. They will install the display of approximately 60 artists’ work in about 40-45 storefront windows prior to the month-long event in February 2023. They will work closely with the paid, part-time Ely ArtWalk Coordinator who is responsible for over-all coordination of the event, with assistance from the Ely ArtWalk Board members.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Coordinator with store owner and artist outreach to determine the display space available and installation requirements for each artist and store.
  • Assist the Coordinator and Board with matching artists to storefronts
  • Communicate with artists about their storefront assignments and installation requirements
  • Recruit volunteers to assist with installation and take-down
  • Assist the Coordinator and Board with inventories of display equipment, tools and supplies and determine purchasing needs
  • Create and communicate to the Coordinator the schedule and method of installation for each artist/storefront.
  • Make sure display equipment and installation supplies are delivered to each location on time.
  • Accomplish all installations the week before the show opens, with help from artists and volunteers.
  • Implement take-down plan so that all art is removed from stores and returned to artists in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Board with an evaluation of the event.

The Set-up Manager position is estimated to be about 40-50 hours from December 2022 through the first week of March 2023. Pay: $600.

To apply: Send a statement of interest and your qualifications using our contact form.

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Made Possible By Grants

The Ely ArtWalk is dedicated to the creation, promotion, and appreciation of the arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and by a grant from the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust, and by individual and business sponsors.

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