cracked pots
Portland, OR
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Pay Type: 

Applications Due January 1st, 2018 by Midnight

Pay: The​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​this​ ​position ​is​​ ​$20​ ​per​ ​hour.

Start Date: Mid-January 2018

Hours​: ​ ​A​ ​maximum​ ​of​ ​400​ ​total​ ​hours​ ​between​ ​January​ ​15​ ​and​ ​up​ ​to​ ​September ​15,​ ​2018.​ ​The​ ​EEM​ ​is authorized​ ​to​ ​work​ ​no​ ​more​ ​than​ ​40​ ​hours​ ​in​ ​any​ ​work​ ​week,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​single​ ​exception​ ​of​ ​the week​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​Edgefield​ ​Art​ ​Show​ (show​ ​dates​ not finalized,​ ​but​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​be​ late​ ​July​ ​or​ ​early​ ​August​).

Benefits​:​ No​ ​medical​ ​or​ ​vacation​ ​benefits,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​statutory​ ​unpaid​ ​sick​ ​leave.

About Cracked Pots

Cracked Pots is a volunteer driven non-profit devoted to waste reduction in our community. Creative reuse - reclaiming and reimagining - is at the heart of all we do. The show debuted in 1998 in a private Portland garden where eight artists were featured. Folks took notice, and in 1999 the show moved to McMenamins Kennedy School. In 2000, now becoming a wild success, the show moved to the stately and spacious grounds of McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale where it features up to 100 reuse artists whose work consists of at least 80% recycled/reclaimed materials.

Core​ ​Functions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Edgefield​ ​Events​ ​Manager​ ​Position
Artist​ ​Recruitment,​ ​Jury​ ​Process,​ ​and​ ​Artist​ ​Management
● Recruitment​ ​of​ ​artists, ​​with​ a ​strong​ ​emphasis​ ​on ​recruiting​​ ​new​ ​artists​ ​to​ ​the​ ​show through​ ​community​ ​outreach, ​​and​ ​networking.​ The​ ​goal​ ​for​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​show​ ​is​ ​100​ ​artists.

● Management​ ​of​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​artist​ ​application​ ​and​ jury​ ​​process​ ​for​ ​the​ ​CP​ Board,​​ ​including the​ ​"call​ ​to​ ​artists",​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​presentation​ ​of​ ​artists​ ​for​ ​jury;​ ​acceptance/rejection communications.

Coordination​ ​of​ ​Outreach,​ ​Show​ ​Publicity​, ​and​ ​Data​ ​Management
● Work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​Communications​ ​Coordinator,​ ​in ​a​​ ​support​ ​role​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​show publicity​ ​and​ ​promotion,​ ​including​ ​both​ ​print​ ​and​ ​digital​ ​outreach

● Management​ ​of​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​electronic​ ​mailing​ list; and ​​electronic​ ​dissemination​ ​of​ ​the​ ​show postcard​ ​or​ ​other​ ​promotion​ ​materials

Show​ ​Management,​ ​Communications,​ ​and​ ​On-site​ ​work
● Management​ ​of​ ​all​ ​artist​ ​pre-show​ ​communications​ including​ ​​the​ ​initial​ ​"call​ ​to​ ​artists"; artists​ ​applications​ ​and​ ​acceptance/rejection;​ ​placement​ ​of​ ​artists​ ​at​ ​show;​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​artists’ show​ ​packets;​ ​artists ​​placement​ ​show​ ​roster.

● Management​ ​of​ ​all​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​the​ ​artist​ side ​​of​ ​show​ ​from​ ​set-up​ through​​ ​break-down. Including:​ ​all​ ​on​ ​site​ ​"troubleshooting​ ​"​ ​during​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​the​ ​show,​ ​and​ ​serving​ ​as liaison​ ​between​ ​McMenamins​ ​and​ ​Cracked​ ​Pots​ ​artists.

Show​ ​Information​ ​Management
● Creation​ ​of​ ​and​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​pre-show​ CP​ ​​website​ ​materials,​ ​including​ ​an​ ​artists’ gallery​ ​and​ a​ ​​roster​ ​of​ ​2018​ ​show​ ​artists.

● Liaison​ ​with​ ​McMenamins​ ​Edgefield​ ​for​ ​site-related​ aspects​ ​​of​ ​the​ ​show,​ ​including​ ​the Memorandum​ ​of​ ​Understanding​ ​between​ ​CP​ ​and​ ​McMenamins;​ ​insurance documentation;​ ​and ​​interface​ ​with​ the​​ ​catering​ ​staff.

● Maintenance​ ​of​ ​all​ ​show​ ​records,​ including​ ​​financial​ ​recordkeeping;​ ​handling​ ​the purchase​ ​of​ ​supplies​ ​or​ ​materials​ ​needed​ ​for​ ​the​ ​operation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​show​ ​within​ ​budget.

● Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​Edgefield​ ​Team​ and​ ​​CP​ ​Board​ ​President ​​(the​ EEM​​ ​supervisor) regarding​ ​all​ ​show​ ​management​ ​activities.

Additional​ Roles, ​as​ ​needed
● ​ ​Handle​ ​additional​ ​tasks​ ​as​ ​specified​ ​by​ the​ ​​CP​ ​Board,​ ​staff​ ​or​ ​committee​ ​teams
Note:​ ​this​ ​job​ ​description​ ​is​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​modification,​ ​if​ ​needed,​ ​by​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​Board.

Overview​:​ The​ EEM​ is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​managing​ ​the​ ​2018​ Edgefield​ art​ ​show​ ​for​ ​Cracked​ ​Pots (CP) from​ ​inception​ ​through​ ​completion,​ ​under​ ​the​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​Board.​ ​This​ ​includes,​ ​but​ ​is not​ ​limited​ ​to,​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of​ ​artists,​ ​all​ ​communications​ ​and​ ​negotiations​ ​with​ ​artists, and managing​ ​all​ ​pre-show​ ​and​ ​post​ ​show​ ​requirements.​ ​The​ ​EEM​ ​works​ ​in​ ​coordination​ ​and cooperation​ ​with​ ​the​ ​CP​ ​Edgefield​ Team,​ ​the​ ​Communications​ ​Coordinator,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Volunteer Coordinator​, ​and​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​the​ ​liaison​ ​with​ ​McMenamins Edgefield​.​ This​ ​position​ ​reports​ ​to​ ​the CP​ ​Board​ ​President.

How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to and include your first and last name in the body of the email.

The deadline for applications is January 1, 2018 by Midnight.