The Year Ahead at Jaaga DNA

In the next year, we look to engage with communities, sponsors, cultural organizations and artists at our UFO (Under the FlyOver) spaces, creating programs and fundraising for each space’s requirements. Key focus for our team will be:
  • A public arts project involving emergent artists and community.
  • A public arts project involving international artists as well as local artists through artist residencies, in collaboration with local and global organizations.
  • A discursive series of events like panel discussions, speaker sessions and workshops that periodically address themes relevant to our work and topical to the city.
 

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Project Manager, Public Arts. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director and the project team to assist in some or all of the areas listed below:
  • The production and logistics management of projects.
  • Writing reports and documentation of projects.
  • Undertaking base research for project proposals.
  • Managing and supporting teams of artists and volunteers.
  • Administrative duties – communication and correspondence, managing budgets, account keeping.
The job will also provide the opportunity to work with the management team in creating future project proposals, its planning and budgeting.  

Skills & Experience:

Required

  • A college degree from a recognized institution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Good organisational skills with ability to work on multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to take instruction and work as part of a team, while also being self motivated.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/activities in a dynamic environment.
  • A background in social sciences, journalism, activism, HR or arts/design/architecture with a minimum of 2 years experience.

Desired

  • Experience and interest in managing public arts projects.
  • Account keeping skills.
  • Leadership skills to manage teams (artists/volunteers)

Dates

The position is for a term of 6 months, with a possibility to extend into full time employment. Applications: 1st-20th August 2016 Interviews: 20th – 31st August 2016

Stipend

Competitive salary commensurate to experience. Will be discussed at interview.

How to apply

Please send the following documents to dna[@]jaaga.in:
  • Cover letter to include career intentions and how this job will help you get there.
  • Resume, Portfolio/Illustrations of work.
 

About Jaaga DNA

Jaaga is a Bangalore based organization founded in 2009. We at Jaaga DNA (Design+Networks+Arts) work on bringing closely curated and managed contemporary art into public spaces in Bangalore. We run programs to support contemporary creatives in addressing urban issues through researched arts and design practice. Since our inception we have been frontrunners in the field of engaging communities, private stakeholders and government bodies to enable art and design practice to emerge in public space. The Jaaga Crew comprises of passionate professionals with Masters and PhDs from top-tier colleges like NID, Berkeley, and IIT who are dedicated change-makers.

Past Projects

  • Urban Avant-Garde: Urban Art in public spaces that also featured experimental dance performances, workshops, lectures, video screenings and music. The Urban Avant-Garde presented contemporary Indo-German artists from various disciplines, who expanded urban cultures’ modes of expression in unconventional ways.
  • Investment Zone: A participatory public art and reality game. Ten citizens in Geselkirchen (Germany) and ten citizens in Bangalore were invited to make use of a plot of abandoned land and transform it over the course of six months. Participants came together every two weeks to deliberate, discuss and invest in the development of the plot, located under the KH Double Road Flyover, a major traffic artery.
  • Yellow UFO (Under the Flyover), located in Richmond Town: passers-by and people from the community were invited to pose in response to the idea of “play” with objects of joy in a participatory art process. This resulted in a colorful and eye catching artwork.
  • Malleshwaram Calling, a project funded by IFA,  dealt with oral histories of the neighbourhood of Malleshwaram presented as an interactive artistic experience in an old ISD/STD phone booth with a rotary dial phone, that transported one to stories of yesteryears in original voices of the narrators.