Able ARTS Work,

Exhibits Coordinator

1 month ago
Employment type
Long Beach
Closing date

About this organization

At Able ARTS Work, we believe music and art are vital tools to liberate and transform lives. Our guiding philosophy, “Love before Learning”, ensures that each and every person is welcomed and cherished as an individual and has opportunities every day for self-expression, personal growth, and joy. For 40 years, Able ARTS Work has provided creative arts services and opportunities for marginalized communities, in particular Individuals with developmental disabilities as well as children and adults who are interested in inclusive art exploration.

About this job

To support community engagement and the vocational goals of Able ARTS Work by developing and implementing professional art exhibitions and creative opportunities for Able ARTS Work’s resident artists and the community through inclusive structures. To support the Communications Department by maintaining the brand, marketing, and communications strategy of Able ARTS Work when producing printed and online material. Help provide content for AAW social media platforms that support the company’s mission, vision, and branding message while also promoting clients’ achievements.

Full time:

Wednesday- Friday 8:30-4:00 pm; except for 1st Friday of the month 2 pm -10 pm and 2nd Friday 10 am -6 pm,

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am -4:00 pm

The gallery is inside the EXPO art center of Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.


- Dental insurance

- Health insurance

- Paid time off: personal and sick

- Paid Holidays

- 403(B) retirement plan

Roles & responsibilities


- Host, curate, prepare, install/de-install (professional standards) all aspects of Able ARTS Work art exhibits through to completion while representing Able ARTS Work and Able ARTS Work artists.

- Develop unique concepts for each exhibit, keeping timelines, delegating roles to the supporting staff, public speaking, utilizing accessibility presentation tools, communicating with partnering organizations/artists, and positively representing Able ARTS Work.

- Coordinate creation of print materials, online posting, and mailing with office staff

Support other Able ARTS Work exhibition department opportunities as needed; gala, mobile programs, calendar, etc.

- Maintain the exhibit's office by ensuring that materials are put away, the artwork is properly filed, and the space is kept clean.

- Guide program instructors in criteria, ideas, and goals for exhibits

- Provide monthly art classes to resident artists to familiarize themselves with style, method, concepts, etc.

- Manage art archive

- Manage exhibits component of the website

Networking and Community Engagement:

- Actively seek out and network with a variety of organizations and people to develop in-house and community-based exhibits as well as submit on behalf of Able ARTS Work artists through strong/professional communication.

- Develop hands-on participation opportunities for audiences attending an exhibition, department activities, including but not limited to educational tours of current exhibitions, and organization of complimentary workshops for inclusive audiences.

- Supports Community Engagement team, ex. Learn for Life, Accessible Arts Workshops

Data Management:

- Maintain necessary grant reporting documentation, including but not limited to marketing materials, attendance, narrative outcomes, artist and curator statements, and artist and curator bios.

- Maintain all print and image content relative to the exhibitions department accessible and organized for necessary access, and maintain and update AAW’s digital archive.

- Maintain professional-grade record-keeping of documents. Pricing, archiving Able ARTS Work artist artwork, maintaining artist resumes, photographing work, etc.

- Communicating with staff and administration regarding documentation practice to ensure consistent data management of files/artwork


- BA in arts

- 1+ years experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred

- Experienced in the development of multi-media art exhibitions.

- Basic knowledge of best practices in exhibition development and familiarity with various social media platforms.

- Matting and framing, gallery installation techniques, graphic design, special event planning

- Technical knowledge of computers, tablets, telephone

To apply

Apply via linked in or submit an application and your resume here:

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