OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, LLC, a publisher registered in Montana, USA, has IMMEDIATE NEED for one unpaid volunteer to serve as Art Director. 

O:JA&L is a privately-owned publisher that offers a range of contemporary aesthetic experiences made available through several media platforms. O:JA&L has as its primary ambition to gather, publish, and popularize notable contemporary writing and other fine arts and to promote the work of its contributors to a varied and discerning audience in the English-speaking world and beyond. O:JA&L offers its audience the opportunity to sample an array of artistic expressions presented by both emerging and established contemporary artists, writers, musicians, and videographers from around the world. O:JA&L was founded in 2017 in support of a personal aesthetic. O:JA&L claims 15,000 unique visitors per month on the website, 20,000 Twitter followers, 15,000 InstaGram followers, 4000 connections at LinkedIn through our editors’ profiles, and growing followings on Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, and VK.

The qualified candidate for Art Director with O:JA&L will be able to commit to up to 10 hours of work per week; will be able to read, write, and speak English with at least near-native fluency; will be able to document current enrollment at an accredited institution of higher learning in a degree-granting program in any Studio Fine Art, Commercial Art/Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Media Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Art History, or Fine Arts Management; will demonstrate strong skills in the use of Wordpress, Trello, and other digital media publishing platforms; will be well-spoken, polite, other-centered with strong interpersonal skills; and will be able to furnish compelling references attesting to, among other things, the applicant’s integrity, reliability, tactfulness, self-discipline, and unblemished work (or academic) record. 

The ideal candidate will have command of two or more languages, will have an MFA or other advanced degree in the fine arts, a portfolio of representative professional quality work, and a gallery presence.

Essential Skills: 

· ART SENSIBILITY AND AESTHETIC JUDGMENT—recognize and promote conceptual elegance, technical refinement, and consistency of both explicit and implicit messages in arts in all mediums

· Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively. 

· Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 

· Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. 

· Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 

· Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 

· Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Duties of the O:JA&L Art Director:

1. reports to the Managing Editor

2. solicits submissions of art and art features and insures that all rights of contributing artists are protected according to the O:JA&L Submissions guidelines and licensing requirements

3. establishes guidelines for and curates art submissions on the O:JA&L Submittable page

4. in collaboration with Associate and Contributing Editors, solicits, selects, and assigns art to accompany, upon publication, all works of poetry and prose

5. develops and oversees contests and awards for artists

6. manages O:JA&L’s Tumblr and Google+ accounts

7. other art-related duties as assigned by the Managing Editor 


Intrinsic benefits include the professionally valuable experience of working as part of a team of dedicated artists and writers to produce a journal with value to readers and contributors and the personally valuable opportunity to develop or strengthen a range of specific interpersonal skills, to employ creative capabilities and talents in practical applications, and to improve professional expertise in publication design.

After the probationary period in the position, extrinsic benefits include (at 8 weeks and at 16 weeks) a formal performance evaluation in all skill areas and (at 20 weeks) letters of recommendation from the Executive Editor, the Managing Editor, and the Production Editor attesting to the Publication Design Intern’s qualifications and dependability.

Contact O:JA&L:

Respond with letter of interest and resume to the initial screener at