Work at CDCP PROJECT SPACE!

Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) 
Project Space Attendant Position  
Location: 317 S. Trenton Ave., Pittsburgh 
Hours: Part time (up to 20 hours a week), Fridays and weekends required. 
Starting Rate: $10/hr 

Casey Droege Cultural Productions is an artist-run/woman-owned business dedicated to building the Pittsburgh arts community by offering accessible, quality art experiences that connect the local and the global, encourage the growth of a local arts economy, and build a diverse arts audience. 

 
Position Description: 

CDCP is seeking an attendant for the CDCP Project Space beginning July 2019. The position will be 15 hours a week, Friday through Sunday, with the possibility for additional shifts at our Small Mall location. We are looking for candidates who will help to create a warm and welcoming art space. Some contemporary art knowledge is appreciated along with an interest and involvement with community engagement. Additionally, excellent time management and communication skills are necessary, and the ability to work independently. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Support events and programming in the space. 

  • Learn basic biographical information about the artists and their work.  

  • Day to day administrative tasks as assigned  

  • Operate the cash register and provide accurate change to cash-paying customers 

  • Show customers the locations of items they are looking for and suggest complementary items when appropriate 

  • Greet customers when they walk through the door and ask if they need assistance 

  • Stay attuned to visitor experience and create a welcoming environment; actively engage with visitors to answer questions and provide additional information about CDCP or the work in the space. 

  • Pay attention to shoppers on the floor and notify management of any possible shoplifting activity 

  • Restock shelves when needed to ensure optimum availability of products 

  • Ensure the space is ready to receive visitors, with basic cleanup and organization. 

 

 Knowledge and Skills Required:  

  • Strong interpersonal skills. You will interact with both the public and artists on a regular basis and should feel very comfortable talking with people.  

  • Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills. 

  • Able to work independently 

  • Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail. 

  • Ability to move and lift artworks up to 40 lbs. 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills 

  • Extremely self-motivated and responsible 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Experience with Square Point-of-Sale is a plus 

 

To apply: 

Please submit a one-page letter of interest and resume with the subject line "CDCP Project Space Position" via email to candace@caseydroege.com. The application deadline is June 20, 2019. No phone calls, please. 

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Naomi Beckwith, final speaker for the PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series

Join us Wednesday April 25th at the Ace Hotel Ballroom for the final discussion of the PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series. Naomi Beckwith, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, will discuss how her current exhibition and book projects focus on the impact of identity and multi-disciplinary practices for shaping contemporary art. Doors will open at 6pm, and the lecture will begin at 6:30pm. 

The event is free and we invite you to stay after the lecture for drinks at the hotel bar.

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Naomi Beckwith
April 25th, 2018
6pm Doors open
6:30pm Lecture starts

Ace Hotel Ballroom
120 S Whitfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where her exhibition and book projects focus on the impact of identity and multi-disciplinary practices for shaping contemporary art. Prior to the MCA, Beckwith held positions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her numerous exhibitions include The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and 30 Seconds off an Inch, both considering the persistent resonance of black cultural practices across contemporary art internationally.