Volunteer for VGA Gallery!

Submitted by vgagallery on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:26pm

Video Game Art (VGA) Gallery is Chicago’s first nonprofit art gallery devoted to video games and new media, and serves more than 10,000 people every year. Founded in 2013 in the city’s lively game community, VGA seeks to increase cultural appreciation, education of video games and new media through exhibition, study, critique, and sale. Annual programs include exhibitions and events featuring the work of significant artists and game developers from around the world; education programs are comprised of talks, screenings, and student programs; the VGA fine art print collection encompasses giclees and posters of artwork from video games; and a scholarly publications program that includes the VGA Reader, a peer-reviewed journal that highlights new scholarship about video games and new media art. VGA is located at 2418 W Bloomingdale Ave Apt 102 Chicago IL 60647.

As a fledgling organization, VGA is largely a volunteer-run by individuals working to realize its mission. Comprised of a staff of eight people and three interns and is hiring for new openings. Positions are expected to require several hours per week of work. VGA is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Staff will receive a modest annual stipend for their service and compensation is expected to increase in the future. Deadline for applications is June 1, selections made by July 1, and positions begin August 1, 2018.  

Education Manager: This individual is responsible for overall education implementation for VGA and education strategy in consultation with Executive Director and Director of Exhibitions and Programs. Must know Scratch programming language and have K-12 teaching experience. Specific duties:

  • School outreach

  • Scheduling and hosting school visits

  • Host annual teacher program event

  • Host annual family day event

  • Planning and implementing and teaching after school game design program for middle and high school students

  • Tracking school visit data

  • Participation in monthly VGA staff meetings

  • Reports to Executive Director and Director of Exhibitions and Programs

  • Administering evaluation for grant reporting purposes as necessary

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to jkinkley@vgagallery.org and cevans@vgagallery.org explaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.

Development Manager: This individual is responsible for corporate and individual giving for VGA. Specific duties:

  • Implement annual fund

  • Organize annual benefit

  • Organize mini spring party fundraiser

  • Organizes membership events and liaises with VGA Store and Membership Manager to manage membership renewals

  • Secure corporate cash and in-kind sponsorship

  • Board solicitation

  • Participation in monthly VGA staff meetings

  • Goal-setting

  • Reports to Executive Director

  • Gift tracking and acknowledgments

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to jkinkley@vgagallery.orgexplaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.

Design Manager: Provide graphic design deliverables in alignment with VGA's brand. Must have familiarity design software. Specific duties:

  • Design web/email/print graphics for misc projects annually

  • Liaise with vision consultant Ohn Ho

  • VGA Reader design

  • Reports to Executive Director and Director of Exhibitions and Programs

  • Participation in monthly VGA staff meetings

  • Publication design

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to jkinkley@vgagallery.org and cevans@vgagallery.org explaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.  

Finance Manager: This individual is responsible for overall finance and accounting duties for VGA. Specific duties:

  • Liaise with Taxlink for annual 990 reporting

  • Work with program staff to set and monitor budgets each year

  • Liaise with Afable accounting for quarterly accounting

  • Pay quarterly sales tax with state of Illinois in conversation with Store Mgr and Executive Director

  • Plan and monitor budget in conjunction with Executive Director

  • Monitor and reforecast budget as necessary

  • Participation in monthly VGA staff meetings

  • Pay artist and contractor fees

  • Reports to Executive Director

  • Present finance reports at VGA meetings

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to jkinkley@vgagallery.orgexplaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.

VGA Reader Intern: This individual is responsible for assisting with the VGA Reader. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Specific duties:

  • Contacts potential stores and outlets for Reader sales and distribution around the world

  • Coordinates with VGA gallery manager and workstudies to ship Readers to venue and editorial board members

  • Participation in monthly VGA staff meetings

  • Reports to VGA Reader Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

  • Assists with miscellaneous Reader tasks

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to mreed@vgagallery.org  explaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.

Requirements
To Apply: 

By June 1, applicants must email a 1 paragraph statement of interest to jkinkley@vgagallery.org explaining why they are qualified for the role along with a CV or resume.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jonathan Kinkley
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
7736686797
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