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NOW HIRING: Program Director

Athens Photographic Project (APP) is now hiring a Program Director to support our community of artists in Athens, Ohio who are dedicated to using photography as a tool for self-expression, personal growth, and social change within the mental health recovery journey. APP has worked in Appalachian Ohio for 22 years exploring the boundaries of photography and mental health. We are committed to reaching a diverse audience with our images.

The Program Director will oversee our studio-based programming for APP artists whose lives have been affected by mental health challenges. Studio programs include photography classes, community exhibitions, and workforce opportunities.

The Program Director will teach photography classes; provide mentorship and recovery support; maintain community partnerships and communication; and manage a teaching team of photo educators, volunteers, and peer mentors facilitating studio programming.

The Program Director position is service oriented and balances arts learning, supportive relationship development, and strong community engagement. This full-time salaried position includes a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and is part of our Employee Arts and Wellness Program, which provides a two-month paid sabbatical following three years of service.

If you are caring and creative, and willing to work hard to ensure people with mental health challenges have access to high quality art opportunities, this position could be right for you! Our Program Director position is open until filled.

 

Description, Responsibilities, and How to Apply (PDF)


Now Hiring: Photo educator & community arts coordinator

Athens Photographic Project (APP) is now hiring a Photo Educator & Community Arts Coordinator to support our community of artists in Athens, Ohio who are dedicated to using photography as a tool for self-expression, personal growth, and social change within the mental health recovery journey. APP has worked in Appalachian Ohio for 22 years exploring the boundaries of photography and mental health. We are committed to reaching a diverse audience with our images.

At APP, our Photo Educators are community arts professionals who believe that photographic education and expressive outlets have the power to transform our lives and communities.

Photo Educators teach photography classes and provide mentorship to APP artists whose lives have been affected by mental health challenges. In addition to teaching, Photo Educators coordinate community engaged programming, which can include exhibition and workforce opportunities for APP artists.

The Photo Educator & Community Arts Coordinator position is service oriented and balances arts learning, supportive relationship development, and strong community engagement. This full-time salaried position includes a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and is part of our Employee Arts and Wellness Program, which provides a two-month paid sabbatical following three years of service.

If you are caring and creative, and willing to work hard to ensure people with mental health challenges have access to high quality art opportunities, this position could be right for you! Our Photo Educator position is open until filled.

Descriptions, Qualifications, and How to Apply (pdf)


Now Hiring: Americorps arts & wellness coordinator

Athens Photographic Project (APP) is seeking an Arts and Wellness Coordinator to support artists and staff at our studio in Athens, Ohio through a full-time 2022-2023 AmeriCorps position within Ohio University’s COMCorps program.

The AmeriCorps Arts and Wellness Coordinator at APP works with a team of community arts professionals who believe that photographic education and expressive outlets have the power to transform our lives and communities.

The AmeriCorps Arts and Wellness Coordinator supports photography-based programming for APP artists whose lives have been affected by mental health challenges. APP programs included photography classes, community workshops, exhibitions, sales, and workforce opportunities.

The AmeriCorps Arts and Wellness Coordinator position is service oriented and balances arts learning, supportive relationship development, and strong community engagement. This position includes a living allowance of up to $19,000 and an education award of $6,495 for 1,700 hours of full-time service.

If you are caring and creative, and willing to work hard to ensure people with mental health challenges have access high quality art opportunities, this position could be right for you! The program starts August 11, 2022 and ends Summer 2023. Contact COMCorps Program Manager Eric Long at longe@ohio.edu or by calling 740.593.0171 for more information. Position details are available at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=58964

Internships + Graduate Assistants

Are you looking to develop your talents while nurturing community mental health and the arts? We are looking for interns, graduate assistants, and photography instructors.

Each year, we offer a 30-week photography program for adults and a 10-week summer photography program for teens. We also support the exhibition and sales of artwork created within our classes on an ongoing basis.

These positions, designed with Ohio University, mesh with our current needs and your professional development goals. Positions are paid and competitive. They target classes, exhibitions, and/or outreach projects. Internships and Graduate Assistantships are 10-15 hours per week, on average.

Photography Instructors lead classes with direct support from a teaching team that includes peer mentors and volunteers. Instructors collaborate with participating artists in two-hour classes held twice per week. They also mentor individual artists. Instructors develop curricula with our director and support artists in archiving arts learning objectives. Our director and a Hopewell Health Clinical Supervisor guide instructors through weekly meetings and oversee billing and evaluation conducted by the instructor.

How to Apply:

  1. Send us an email with a copy of your resume and a link to your digital portfolio (if available). Tell us why you want to work with the Athens Photo Project.
  2. We will contact you to schedule a studio tour and in-person meeting to learn more about our program and consider career opportunities.
  3. After the initial tour, you can schedule a formal interview. We require a background check within two weeks of orientation. Please note, our 30-week photography class schedule coincides closely with the academic calendar at Ohio University, so there may be a gap in time between acceptance for a position and your start date.

To learn more about our Career Opportunities, please contact:

Nate Thomson
Executive Director
(740) 818-3624

nate@athensphotoproject.org