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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

If you’d like to apply for any of these three positions, please note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email and include a cover letter and your resume and send to email hidden; JavaScript is required  by March 19, 2018

or by mail:
Tube Factory artspace
1125 Cruft St
Indianapolis, IN 46203-5352

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Title: Staff Artist —Lead Builder and Facilities Manager
Reports to: CEO
Status: Ongoing full-time (salaried, exempt)
Salary: Negotiable
Position Description
Big Car’s Builder is involved in (primarily) helping build and maintain physical things for Big Car (including the building and grounds) — with a focus on the shop at The Tube — and (secondarily) helping build community when staffing programs and projects, usually as secondary support. The Builder is a key member of the creative team and follows the guidance of the project management team and works in cooperation and collaboration with the other builder or builders on the team, as well as with volunteers. The Builder’s reports to the CEO and supervises assistants, contract builders, volunteers and other part-time workers — including partnerships such as the summer youth employment program, TeenWorks.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage, build and design physical projects with and per the request of the team
  • Interface with the public as a community builder during projects and programs, including working with volunteer groups
  • Maintain Big Car sites (Tube, Listen Hear, warehouse space, artist residency and all related grounds) as welcoming, functioning neighborhood cultural hubs for program and operational purposes (includes public and storage areas)
  • Oversee and supervise daily operations of the Tube Shop, including supervision of related staff
  • Update project managers when tasks are completed through a regular reporting system
  • Keep an updated calendar and to-do list, noting new work requests right away
  • Track time on projects
  • Work in collaboration with other staff artists to complete projects

General Responsibilities

  • Support fellow Big Car staff on their projects when needed
  • Utilize volunteers when possible
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Reply to Big Car communications
  • Document work in photos and social media

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Creative design/build experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Problem-solving skills

 Education and Experience

  • Some college coursework required; degree preferred
  • Experience with community-building strategies and/or social practice art
  • Training on using wood and metal shop equipment

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be amenable to a non-traditional workplace setting
  • Must have transportation
  • Ability to move trailers as much of our work is mobile

Benefits: Full-time = 2 weeks vacation + holiday shutdown, health insurance stipend, cell phone paid

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Title: Placemaker and Builder in Residence
Reports to: CEO, placemaking/build leads
Status: 1-year contract (potentially renewable depending on performance/available funds)
Timing: May 2018-May 2019
Salary: $40,000 + living space

Position Description

Big Car’s Placemaker and Builder in Residence assists the CEO and other full-time, ongoing Big Car staff in designing, building, and setting up pop-up public places and implementing high-quality placemaking programming at these sites.

We’re seeking an organized self-starter and solid communicator who is comfortable with project management, building things, and interacting with community members during public programming and events. Much of our work is mobile in nature, so we’re also looking for someone who is able to move trailers — or is comfortable with and confident about learning how.

The Placemaker and Builder is a key member of the creative team and follows the guidance of the project management team and works in cooperation and collaboration with the other builder or builders on the team, as well as with volunteers. The Placemaker and Builder should also be comfortable with documenting work through photography, social media, and basic written narrative.

Responsibilities

  • Help lead an artistic team to implement creative placemaking projects and events.
  • Coordinate — as a project temporary art projects for programming space; and large days of service, such as Great Indy Cleanup and Indy Do Day.
  • Build and design physical projects per the request of the Project Team
  • Help maintain Big Car sites as welcoming, functioning neighborhood cultural hubs for program and operational purposes (includes public and storage areas)
  • Document work along the way and share it on social media on a regular basis
  • Manage particular projects and update others who may be managing projects when tasks are completed through a regular reporting system
  • Keep an updated calendar and to-do list, noting new work requests right away
  • Track time on projects

Education and Experience

  • Can be a recent college graduate or student in progress
  • Degree or equivalent experience in community engaged art
  • Community development and program design experience

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Great communication (writing and speaking) skill
  • Creative design/build experience and skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to facilitate programming with diverse audiences, including artists and community members

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Should be able to move a trailer or be willing to learn how

Benefits

  • $50/per month cell phone reimbursement
  • Potential for free housing on our Cruft Street campus

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Title: Administrative Manager

Reports to: Program Director/development staff
Status: Part-time (20-30 hours)
Salary: Hourly rate negotiable

Position Description

Big Car’s Administrative Manager specializes in making ideas a reality in our work using creativity to build community. The Manager collaborates with all Big Car staff and focuses his or her efforts in three areas of work: volunteer, event, and program coordination, and general administration. In each of these areas, the Program and Administrative Manager provides critical support to ensure Big Car’s capacity to serve its community is maximized.

Volunteer, Event and Program Coordination: 60% of time
• Serve as Big Car’s volunteer liaison / coordinator for individuals and volunteer groups
• Serve as liaison to the community at The Tube in Garfield Park
• Coordinate community events that lead to increased donors, volunteers and other supporters
• Act as lead events logistics coordinator for facility rental and community events at The Tube and Listen Hear

Fund Development: 5% of time
• Enter new contacts and notes, update addresses and other information, merge duplicate files, reset passwords in appropriate databases.
• Coordinate organizational mailings

Administrative Responsibilities: 35% of time

• Generate name tags, labels, and other materials for meetings and events
• Provide staff support for meetings including taking minutes, booking meeting rooms and ensuring room set-up, and logistical support for other projects
• Maintain organizational calendar, book meeting rooms, coordinate meeting handouts, and provide drinks and snacks
• Help maintain office supply inventory at The Tube and Listen Hear
• Respond to general information requests to email hidden; JavaScript is required and in-person at The Tube
-Field requests for Big Car presence and participation at external events
• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Light cleaning

Education and Experience
Degree or equivalent experience in nonprofit management, program or event management
Fund development experience a plus
Community development experience desired

Required Skills and Abilities:
Comfort with many different types of software
Great communication (writing and speaking) skills
Willing to work with diverse stakeholders

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.
Must be amenable to a non-traditional workplace, be able to work from home, and have own computer and phone.

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