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Art Show Coordinator

Tiki Kon hosts a small group art show each year and needs a dedicated, art-minded person to coordinate it. The show features approximately 15 pieces of various mediums by artists both local and distant. Submissions are juried by the Art Show Coordinator with input from the full planning committee. Artists may deliver pieces in person or ship them. Art is on display and available for purchase by guests Friday and Saturday at Tiki Kon. Unsold artworks are picked up or shipped back to the artist.

The Art Show Coordinator handles most of the communication with artists, receives artworks, sets up and curates the show, breaks it down, and ensures artworks get to the appropriate buyer or back to the artist. This role is a full fledged member of the Tiki Kon planning committee and is invited to attend planning meetings and team parties, offer input, and serve as an ambassador to the event.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with promotion of art show to artists in the Tiki community and respond to inquiries by email and social media
  • Compile submissions for review by the Tiki Kon planning committee
  • Coordinate and receive shipments and hand deliveries
  • Set up and curate show on Tiki Kon weekend
  • Coordinate return shipping of unsold artworks after the show
  • NOTE: Art show sales are handled through the Tiki Kon gift shop; payment to artists is handled by the event producers

Requirements:

  • Have own vehicle for transporting artworks to/from Tiki Kon
  • Must be available Friday through Sunday of Tiki Kon weekend, all day
  • Able to receive artwork shipments securely with minimal risk of package theft

Compensation:

  • A pittance

Rewards:

  • Coordinator-level access to all areas of Tiki Kon (basically a backstage pass) for you and a guest helper
  • Invitation to all coordinator meetings, volunteer meet-ups, and cast parties
  • Three nights lodging (Thurs/Fri/Sat) at the DoubleTree on Tiki Kon weekend
  • Complimentary vending/exhibit space in the art show or Saturday marketplace
  • Sponsor credit and promotional opportunities
    • If you have a company or brand you'd like to promote at Tiki Kon, we can list you as the presenter of the Tiki Kon Art Show and provide sponsor benefits