Job Opening: Digital Arts Coordinator at AS220 Youth


AS220 Youth: Digital Arts Coordinator

AS220 Youth is a free arts education program serving young people 14-20, with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the State. We maintain formal partnerships with the RI Training School, a juvenile detention facility, and UCAP middle school.

The primary work of the all AS220 Youth staff is to engage young people in art-making workshops that will lead to an increase in skills and self-esteem. Staff are also responsible for developing para-professional opportunities for youth in art, design, and technology, so they have direct experience working as creative professionals.

Because many of the youth in our program have already entered the juvenile justice system and/or remedial education, AS220 staff must have a strong commitment to serving “beyond risk” youth. This includes providing basic social supports and case management on an as-needed basis.

The Digital Arts Coordinator will design and implement AS220 Youth’s technology program, called the Fabratory. The Fabratory includes 2D and 3D design, video game development, and computer competency.

Our current priority for the Fabratory is expanding our video game design curricula. We are looking for a technical artist with strong management skills to head up this initiative. 

The Digital Arts Coordinator is a full-time, supervisory position. The Coordinator will be teaching at our 3 program sites and supervising additional instructors and interns. The Coordinator will manage the Fabratory budget and will be responsible for maintaining all hardware and software for the studio.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:

– A strong portfolio of creative work that includes illustration, 3D modeling, character development and/or engine integration

– Prior teaching experience

– Familiarity with both Mac and Windows platforms

– Have a passion for video games including game play, modding, and texture mapping

– Proficiency in polygonal modeling program and digital sculpting

– Experience using open source software including Blender, Sculptris, and InkScape, as well as Adobe Creative Suite

– An ability for communicate complex technologies and programs on a basic level

– An ability to coordinate and organize people both individually and in group environments

– IT  and networking knowledge that will inform a sustainable, cost effective resource plan for acquiring and maintaining computers, software and other equipment

– Knowledge of programing languages including C+ and C++ a benefit, but not required

Compensation: AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full time staff (including the Artistic Director and the Managing Director) are paid a $35,300 salary per year and receive full health benefits with no employee co-pay.  Generous and flexible vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for education, professional development, and sabbaticals.

To apply, please send a resume, samples of your creative work, and 2 references to AS220 Youth Director, Anne Kugler at

All candidates must clear a criminal background check, in accordance with policies established by the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

February 1st - Six Bucks

Monkee Head at AS220 February 1st, $6

February 1st - Six Bucks

I’m in Monkee Head. We’re playing a show at AS220 on February 1st. Check us out. It’s $6, all ages, and will be a night of great local and visiting artists.

Monkee Head = A carnivalesque network of cannibal sounds from galactic jungles and gear-powered mountains, where space cowboys powwow with witch doctors. Lift-off is battery operated, but includes bacon and some mozzarella cheese.

Members: Albert 1 + Albert 2 + Albert 3 + Albert 4 + Albert 5 + Albert 6

Possible Instruments: (banjo)+(didgeridoo)+(drums)+(bass)+(saxophone)+(harmonica)+(keyboard)+(violin)+(synth/keyboards)+(flarinute)+(bongos)+(congas)+(whistles)+ )+(mbira)+(washboard)+(canjo)+(clarinet)+(slitdrum)+(chekere)+(maracas)+(acordeon)+(concertina)

Traveling, Inky Skulls, Monkee Head, Jacob the Terrible, and Switched Off Bach

Traveling started in September of 2011 by a group of three friends in Bloomington, IN. Ginger Alford, Jake Alexander, and Alan Crenshaw. Ginger has toured the country many times playing in One Reason and Good Luck, and touring with Paul Baribeau playing Bruce Springsteen covers. She’d been playing bass in Good Luck for several years and wanted to play guitar again in a band. This show part of their 3 week tour. No Idea Records released their 7″ in January.

Inky Skulls is Chris Clavin (me) and Emily Rose. We started in Bloomington, Indiana in August of 2011. We only had three weeks to get off the ground. We wrote 6 songs and recorded a demo, then did a week-long mini-tour. At first we thought we should both play ukuleles but it was too tinny and thin so now I play bass and Emily plays the uke. This is Emily’s first band. I’ve been in some bands… (Ghost Mice, The Sissies, The Devil is Electric, Operation: Cliff Clavin etc)

“the world can be so fucked / but there’s only so much shit / you can shit / on a face”

Is his synthesizer Baroquen? No-nonsese/pro-nonsense artist, Joe DeGeorge (of Harry and the Potters), recently began a series of projects in which he performs the classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach with an unusual distortion. One such project is Switched Off Bach, which consists of a solo keyboard performance utilizing a synthesizer that is turned off, with a mic on the keyboard. The performance is completely rhythmically Baroque. The volume is up all the way. The synthesizer is just turned off.

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