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job announcements - national institute of art and disabilities (niad)

updated mon 31 aug 98 on sun 30 aug 98


Position: Executive Director, Full Time
Start Date: October 15, 1998
Salary: $42,000, including benefits

The National Institute of Art & Disabilities (NIAD), is an innovative visual
arts center serving adults with developmental disabilities. The program
includes an art center serving 50 students per day, an exhibitions program
and research department. NIAD seeks an Executive Director with superior
leadership ability, program, staff, and financial management skills and a
proven track record in fundraising to lead the program to a new level of
service and professionalism. Qualifications: 5 years experience in
non-profit management. MBA preferred. Experience in arts administration
desirable. Ability to raise $150K per year. Ability to work effectively with
and to advocate on behalf of adults with developmental disabilities. Salary:
$42K with benefits. Application Deadline: 9/18. For complete job
description, call (510) 620-0290.


Job Title: Counselor, 2/5 FTE
Start Date: October 1, 1998
Salary: $12,000

Job Summary:
Provides individual and group counseling services to the NIAD artist community
to insure a healthy environment in which artists can develop to their fullest

Responsibilities: o Provides individual and group counseling to NIAD
artists. o Leads weekly group independent living skills workshops. o
Participates with teaching staff in defining artistic, technical and social
goals for each artist. o Provides agency liaison between NIAD and client
care providers, families, RCEB case managers and other agencies. o
Assists in identifying, researching and recruiting potential participants.
Develops and coordinates the agency strategy to cultivate and solicit maximum
participation. o Oversees maintenance of an efficient and accurate
record keeping system for client files.

Education: Master's degree in Counseling or related field. Four years
experience relevant to this position may substitute.

Experience: A minimum of two years in a similar capacity, preferably with
adults with developmental disabilities. Some experience working with the
disabled community and/or community outreach.

Skills: Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of
developmentally disabled adults. Self-motivated, highly organized individual
with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to provide
leadership and develop ongoing relations with related agencies, care
providers, and families. Ability to work effectively with a culturally
diverse staff, clientele and community.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references
551 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Deadline: September 11, 1998
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Position: Ceramics Art Instructor
Hours: 4/5 position, 30 hrs/wk
Salary: $20,000
Available: Immediately

The National Institute of Art and Disabilities, NIAD, is an innovative visual
arts center serving adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Located in Richmond, California, NIAD serves up to 50 artists each day from
diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through their
experience at the center, the artists learn creative artistic expression
which promotes in them a greater sense of self esteem and independence. Their
vibrant artwork is exhibited in our Richmond gallery and in museums,
galleries, corporate offices and homes across the country. A leader in the
field of art and disabilities, 27 similar art centers based on the NIAD model
have developed nationwide.

NIAD provides a full time visual arts center offering training in painting,
printing sculpture, ceramics, textiles, decorative arts and more. The studio
is run and staffed by master artists who are experts in their field. Students
attend the program from one to five days a week. The student to staff ratio
is 8:1.

We are seeking a qualified ceramics instructor. Applicants must have
a full working knowledge of ceramics and be a professional working artist.
Must be self-motivated, highly organized with excellent interpersonal and
communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse
staff, clientele, and community.

Requirements: MFA or equivalent, teaching experience. Experience working with
people with developmental disabilities a plus.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, slides, and 3 references to:
NIAD Search Committee
551 23rd St.
Richmond, CA 94804.

Deadline: September 11

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