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Torpedo Factory Art Center, part of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in the City of Alexandria. Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working with us, we invite qualified candidates to apply for these opportunities.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship

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Current Openings


Registrar Associate

(Temporary Part Time)

Overview 
The Recreation Leader IV – Registrar Associate for Torpedo Factory Art Center performs diverse duties related to the coordination of the artist and tenant program of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Candidate should have a working knowledge of cultural activities, non-profit or government management, and/or an arts discipline; and should demonstrate understanding of lease/rental management and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, social media, and capable of learning system processes. Among other tasks as needed, candidate will be responsible for the management of leases and subleases for tenants within the Torpedo Factory Art Center, supporting the Open Call/Jury process of artist selection, and ensuring high customer service.  Additionally, the position will serve as a point of contact for all artists and leaseholders. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Reginal Program Director – Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Work hours will be 8-hour days on site – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, (minimum of 10am – 6pm) with the potential to flex some hours to evening hours.

What You Should Bring 
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. Incumbent will have working knowledge of office terminology and technology.  Candidate must be a self-starter, highly organized, with problem-solving skills, and can work in a fast-paced changing environment, learn, and follow procedures while providing excellent customer service. Attention to detail is a must.

Full Opportunity Information and to Apply
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Public Program Associate

(Temporary Part Time)

Overview 
The Recreation Leader IV – Public Program Associate for Torpedo Factory Art Center performs diverse duties related to the coordination of developing, executing, and evaluating a successful and balanced annual roster of strategic, mission-based, engagement-focused programs for Art Center attendees. Programing includes “The Late Shift Art Nights,” “Holiday Festival,” “Art Safari,” and more. The position recommends new project initiatives and community collaborations. Candidate should have a working knowledge of community arts programing, non-profit or government management, and/or cultural activities, and capable of learning system processes. Among other tasks as needed, candidate will be responsible for ensuring high customer service. Additionally, the position will serve as a point of contact for artists and partner organizations. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Reginal Program Director – Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Work hours will be on site – Wednesdays (minimum of 10am – 6pm), Thursdays, and Fridays, the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm or 6-10:30pm pending need, with the potential to flex Thursday and Friday hours to other days to include evening and weekend hours when required by the job responsibilities.

What You Should Bring 
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. Incumbent will have working knowledge of office terminology and technology.  Candidate must be a self-starter, highly organized, with problem-solving skills, and can work in a fast-paced changing environment, learn, and follow procedures while providing excellent customer service.

Full Opportunity Information and to Apply
Link coming soon.

 


Art Center Assistant

(Temporary Part Time)

Overview 
The Recreation Leader III – Art Center Assistant for Torpedo Factory Art Center performs diverse duties related to the coordination and the operations of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of recreational and cultural activities, non-profit or government management, and/or an arts discipline; and should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, social media, and capable of learning system processes. Candidate will be responsible for office management, bookkeeping/finance support, basic marketing support, and administrative support for the Art Center. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Reginal Program Director – Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Work hours will be 8-hour days on site – Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, (minimum of 10am – 6pm) with the potential to flex some hours to evening hours.

What You Should Bring 
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. Incumbent will have working knowledge of office terminology and technology. Candidate must be a self-starter, highly organized, with problem-solving skills, and can work in a fast-paced changing environment, learn, and follow procedures while providing excellent customer service.

Full Opportunity Information and to Apply
Link coming soon.

 


Private Event Rental Assistant

(Part Time)

Overview 
The Recreation Leader II – Private Event Rental Assistant for Torpedo Factory Art Center assists with coordinating event set-ups; provide client and vendor support for private events, ensure the safety of guests and the facility while providing exceptional, quality service that anticipates the client’s needs and exceeds their expectations. Candidate should have a working understanding of event management and/or facility operations, and capable of learning and following system processes. The selected candidate may also act, from time to time, as a daily Manager on Duty of the Art Center or event support for Art Center Public Events. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Leader IV – Private Event Rental Manager for Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Primary work hours will be weekends, including 5pm-1am.

What You Should Bring 
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. The candidate must be able to exercise sound and independent judgment while simultaneously surveying the event space to negate potential conflict, unsafe surroundings or determine guest or vendors that need assistance. This individual must function within well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues. The position involves the set-up and breakdown of event equipment and furniture. Candidate must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs independently, stand or walk for long periods of time and climb stairs. Additionally, candidate should have an unwavering commitment to customer service.

Full Opportunity Information and to Apply
Link coming soon.