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Molly Markow

After Hours Safety Personnel

Position Title: After Hours Safety Personnel

Reports to: Campus Director

Location: Saugatuck, Michigan

Position Classification: Seasonal, Full Time, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $13.65/hr

Revised February 2021


Ox-Bow School of Art is an 111-year old art school and artists’ residency. The primary role of the After Hours Personnel is to assist and respond to urgent, time sensitive, and emergency needs of the campus body during evening hours, when the administrative office is closed. The core purpose of this position is to provide campus with an after-hours point person who can assist with basic first aid, CPR, and emergency situations. The After Hours Personnel will be an ambassador for a healthy on-campus culture, both in a holistic sense and specifically in support of best practices regarding COVID-19 mitigation. They will also provide administrative and event-based support during evening hours. This is a residential position to live and work among a dedicated community of artists on Ox-Bow’s campus, and will run from mid-May through late-August.

This position requires working 5PM to 1AM as well as being available (on-call) via walkie talkie from 1AM to 7 AM. This is a residential position during scheduled working months, and full room and board as well as a studio space on campus are provided. Regular shift hours are paid hourly; and, if any incident occurring during the on-call hours requires attention, paid at time and ½ for hours worked over 40 hours per week.


  • Keep walkie-talkies charged, on and within earshot during work and on-call hours
  • Assist anyone who needs first aid attention
  • Get help from other staff members or emergency professionals when needed, including but not limited to the Campus Director, Campus Manager and Wellness Counselor
  • In an emergency, call 911 and begin CPR if needed
  • Assist anyone who may need emotional or mental first aid
  • Call for a wellness check when needed
  • Be a calming, open ear when someone is in need
  • Be a positive, supportive, visible presence on campus during evening work hours
  • Implement emergency protocol when necessary
  • Write up reports on all incidents or emergencies
  • Attend weekly check-ins with the Campus Director
  • Provide support with administrative and event-based tasks during working hours, as assigned by Campus Director


  • Trained in basic first aid and CPR (Ox-Bow will assist in providing this training); previous CPR certification a plus
  • Trained in emotional first aid (Ox-Bow will assist in getting this training)
  • Know and communicate Ox-Bow’s emergency & COVID mitigation protocols
  • Know and communicate campus rules and regulations
  • Be familiar with the grounds and facilities


  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Must have excellent people and communication skills
  • Ability to work well and remain calm under pressure
  • Must be a team player and able to work independently
  • Must be innovative, resourceful, patient, and possess a strong sense of integrity and optimism
  • A passion for the arts and familiarity with artist communities is preferred

Working At Ox-Bow

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, founded in 1910, offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers. Our campus is nestled on a peninsular interdunal wetland in Saugatuck, MI. With programs that target degree-seeking students, professional artists and those new to the field, Ox-Bow builds a supportive frame in which artists can push their practices in new directions. Ox-Bow’s community is expansive and ever-evolving. Working at Ox-Bow is a unique experience. Our staff consists of both year-round and seasonal positions. Some staff live on campus during their working months, while others commute or work remotely both within the state of Michigan and beyond.

Working at Ox-Bow is working at the intersection of education, hospitality and culture. Together we seek to create a welcoming environment that nurtures the creative process while building community across generations, career stages, disciplines and identities. With over 100 years of arts education behind us, we have a vast community of alumni, including staff, students, resident artists, faculty, and community supporters, who love and care for Ox-Bow. Working at Ox-Bow is to become part of that community, and help sustain a historic non-profit arts organization for current and future generations of artists and art lovers.

At Ox-Bow we have a vision to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, lend their creativity, and work in support of an evolving, yet historic, art school. We pride ourselves on thinking and acting creatively, and recognize that part of what makes us a unique place for both our staff and students, is the talent and dedication of our employees.

Ox-Bow is committed to diversity and inclusion, we believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and national origin and work to reflect that in our classrooms, programming, faculty, staff and board.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. Ox-Bow does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Saugatuck