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Amant Foundation: Siena Residency Coordinator

We are looking for a Residency Coordinator who will work closely with the Associate Director of the Residencies, the Artistic Director, and the Amant Founder/CEO. You will assist in all aspects of the residency application process, the residents’ travel arrangements and day-to-day needs, and execute programming organized with the Associate Director of the Residencies. During the three-month course of the residency, you will live in the village of Chiusure overseeing the Siena Studio & Research Residency. During the rest of the year, you are expected to work 1 day per week at Amant New York supporting the Residencies’ needs. This position reports to the Amant Associate Director of the Residencies.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

-Assist with the Siena residency application and selection process
-Manage the residency annual budget
-Manage the general calendar of the residency during the Studio and Research Residency summer program in Siena
-Manage the associated materials and resources of the program including the residencies’ handbook and the residencies’ contracts, reviewing this documentation and procedure with the artists at the beginning of the residency
-Arrange travel for residents, administer per diems, and all other program expenses before and during the residency period
-Assist with the program for visiting artists, curators, critics, and other relevant art professionals
-Assist with the logistics and transportation of visits to cultural sites near Amant Siena on a weekly basis
-Procure residency materials to the Amant Senior Team as needed
-Ensure that residents’ day-to-day needs are met
-Ensure compliance of residents to residencies contract and handbook
-Monitor expenses to ensure adherence to budget
-Oversee the check-in and check-out process of residents at the beginning and at the end of the residencies period
-Have weekly meetings with the Amant Associate Director of the Residencies
-Be available and ready to assist the Founder/CEO while in Siena

Ideal candidates will:

-Be available and able to work 1 day per week at Amant New York in Brooklyn (USA) from mid-February to early June and then full-time at Amant Siena (Italy) from early June to late August
-Have three or more years of experience working in a managerial position in art institutions, ideally in the departments of education, community engagement, public relations, or visitor services
-Have experience overseeing and executing the various day-to-day tasks inherent to institutions that offer hospitality services
-Be fluent in Italian and English
-Thrive and feel comfortable offering support to others and working collaboratively in a small team environment
-Have a strong sense of empathy and creative problem-solving skills
-Have experience working with artists, researchers, and/or scholars in residence
-Have excellent oral and written communication skills
-Feel comfortable serving people with personalities, values, ideologies, cultural and financial backgrounds, and lifestyles different than their own
-Enjoy working in a rural area in Tuscany
-Have experience working with Microsoft Office, One Drive, Adobe, and Google Drive
-Know and be comfortable driving a stick shift car in a non-urban environment multiple times per week

Amant will not sponsor a visa or other work authorization in connection with this position.

This is a contract position. Salary depends on skills and experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter all included in a single PDF document to: employment@amant.org with “Siena Residency Coordinator” in the subject line.

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