The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking a Development Director to lead the strategy, cultivation and implementation of the fundraising activity and donor relations. Working closely with and reporting to the CEO, the Development Director is a member of the leadership team who supervises, mentors and sets the tone for the development team. Our ideal candidate has a sincere passion for the arts, a proven track record in major donations and at least 4 years’ experience as a development director for a non-profit organization. Confidence in making asks, dedication to authentic partnership, thankfulness, attention to detail, dependability, well-honed listening skills, positivity and candor are all qualifying characteristics for this energetic fundraising position in a flexible, creative environment. Position is full time, flexible schedule.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and reference list to:
Margaret Weisbrod Morris, CEO, email@example.com
Review of candidates will begin June 25th, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.
The successful candidate will serve as the primary contact between the Lawrence Arts Center program staff and the public. This position includes answering in-person and telephone inquiries, processing enrollments, maintaining financial and contact information, ticket sales, account reconciliation, and projects. Excellent customer service; strong organizational skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google calendar, and database experience required. Salesforce, communications, and gallery or art experience preferred. Please send resume, cover letter including availability, and work-related references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Approx. 10-15 hours per week. Shifts will primarily be weekends, but may include days, evenings as needed. Applications accepted by email until position is filled.
Lead Visual Arts STEAM Elementary Teacher
The Lead STEAM Instructor works within the Lawrence Arts Center’s ARTspace STEAM program. This position is a critical teaching position facilitating the STEAM programs’ ability to be student-centered, creative, driven by experiential learning, and based in design thinking. You will work with the education team to provide excellent instruction, strong student engagement, and high quality educational experiences to both students from the public and students from other organizations, including USD497, Boys and Girls Club, CASA, and the Community Shelter. Part Time/Hourly (mostly Monday-Thursday 3-7pm with additional hours)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to:
Neal Barbour, Director of Youth Education, email@example.com
Review of the applications begins July 25th, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Early Childhood Education Aide
Our innovative, creative early childhood program is looking for an aide for our 2018-2019 school year. Tentative hours would be Monday through Friday 8:45am-12:15pm. The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys and has experience working with 3-5 year olds, a multi-tasker, compassionate, patient and doesn’t mind getting messy. Candidate must be physically able to meet the demands of an active early childhood classroom environment. If you are interested in joining our team, please email a resume/cover letter to Linda Reimond, Early Childhood Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Arts and Writing Instructors for Adult Classes:
The Education team is looking for additional instructors for our visual arts and creative writing programs. We are looking for artists and writers from varied backgrounds with diverse skills who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their creative and professional practice. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and 3-5 work samples to:
Director of Residencies and Adult Education
Theatre Technicians & Scenic, Lighting and Costume Designers
The Lawrence Arts Center, a 501©3 arts organization providing the Lawrence, Kansas community with contemporary exhibitions, performances, and visual and performing arts education is seeking to hire Theatre Technicians & Scenic, Lighting and Costume Designers.
Send a resume and cover letter to:
Director of Performing Arts
The Lawrence Arts Center
Theatre Technician Job Description
Set up, run, and strike concerts, dance shows, theatre shows, lectures and other events as needed. Build sets, costumes, hang lighting instruments, curtains, run projections, sound and lighting boards.
The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of crew needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Theatre Technicians Jobs are part-time, hourly work. Theatre Technicians report to the Production Coordinator & Technical Director of Performing Arts.
- Supervisory experience in technical theatre.
- Familiarity with multiple technical theatre systems, i.e. fly rail, audio, video, lighting, rough carpentry.
- Prior production or theatre experience (wardrobe, lighting, audio, video, and/or fly systems) obtained through coursework, volunteer, or paid work experience.
- Ability to perform physical tasks associated with this occupational group.
- Experience as a light board or sound board operator a plus.
Scenic, Lighting and Costume Designer Job Description
Design, conceive, and realize original set, lighting or costume designs. Work with a professional production team to collaborate and envision designs and plans for theatre productions.
The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of designers needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Scenic, lighting and costume designers are hired as a contract artist by production. Designers report to the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts.
- Prior set, lighting or costume design experience obtained through coursework, volunteer, or paid work experience.
- A good working knowledge of production processes.
- The ability to be resourceful and adaptable and be able to solve practical and conceptual problems.
- Supervisory experience in technical theatre and production teams.
- The capacity to manage a design project from start to finish, and to meet tight deadlines.
School of Dance
The School of Dance welcomes experienced dance instructors in the areas contemporary/modern, jazz, tap, ballet, social or world dance. Send resume and cover letter to:
Dance School Director
Lawrence Arts Center
Printmaking Internship Program at the Lawrence Arts Center
Our Print studio internship is an unpaid position that offers a unique opportunity to work with our community of accomplished printmaking instructors, staff members, and our annual Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. We are looking for someone who wants to gain additional experience in helping run and maintain an active community print studio. This position includes assistance in portfolio and professional development.
An ideal candidate should have a BFA in printmaking or an equivalent experience in the field of printmaking. Applicants must be self-motivated, have strong communication and organizational skills, and work well with others.
- 10 hours/week in printmaking studio maintenance which includes but is not limited to:
o Monitoring and refilling chemicals and other consumable materials
o Assisting with our annual Holiday Card Sale & its preparation
o Assisting with our annual Steamroller Prints event & its preparation
o Assisting with long-term improvement projects for the shop
o General print studio maintenance and cleaning
- Coordinate with the Print Studio Manager to determine work priorities
- Hours and times of work to be arranged with the Print Studio Manager on a session-by-session basis
- One free printmaking class per session (4 sessions per year)
- Studio access 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week
- Free ink, donated paper, and use of chemicals & equipment
- A flat file drawer & locker space for storing work & tools within the print studio
- Professional development & mentorship with the Print Studio Manager & Printmaking Artist in Residence.
- Additional opportunities for both work experience/access to events and artists will be discussed and addressed on an ongoing basis
Send the following to Kyla Strid, Director of Residencies and Adult Education, via email: email@example.com
- 10 images of your work (jpegs – less than 1 MB each)
- A resume that includes a list of 3 references and their contact info (PDF)
- Letter of Intent outlining relevant experience and interest in this position (PDF, 500 word max.)
- Short Artist Statement (PDF, 500 word max)
Review of the applications begins May 15th, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. This internship has a flexible start and end date, and may start as early as June 1, 2018, and can run for 6 to 9 months.
Please contact Kyla via email with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.