The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks a temporary, part-time Project Manager to coordinate and supervise the planning, organization and execution of “MAD Fest,” a three-day festival celebrating craft and the art of making to be held June 4-6, 2020. MAD Fest coincides with the Museum’s 2020 spring/summer exhibitions: Brian Clarke: The Art of Light, Beth Lipman: A Collective Elegy, and the re-installation of MAD’s permanent collection of exquisite goblets by leading contemporary glass blowers. The event is an opportunity for audiences of all backgrounds to celebrate the practice of contemporary artists and designers working in glass and other craft-based media.
A highlight of the festival will be the Corning Museum of Glass’ Mobile Hot Shop on the corner of Broadway and Columbus Circle. This re-created studio environment installed on the streets of New York City will provide festival goers the opportunity to experience live glassmaking and glass blowing demonstrations. Additionally, Gallery tours, workshops for all ages, film, music performances, and glass-making demonstrations by Urban Glass, Brooklyn will be offered and provide a participatory environment for visitors within the Museum.
The successful candidate will have prior experience managing public events of this nature, strong organizational skills, an acute attention to detail, and the ability to problem-solve, as well as juggle multiple priorities simultaneously. This position reports to MAD’s Deputy Director of Education but will work collaboratively across the Education Department and other departments throughout the Museum on scheduling, coordination, and communication between the Museum, vendors, and artists.
This position is temporary (Feb. 1—June 19, 2020), and part-time (approx. 21 hours per week), with no benefits. Compensation is $22 an hour. Increased hours will be required to support the execution of the event on June 4-6, 2020.