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ArtPlace Project Facilitator

The ArtPlace Project Facilitator is a contract position that will provide the primary project management for the completion of the Ninth Street Art Project, according to the outline presented by the Lawrence Arts Center to ArtPlace. The 4 part project is outlined as: Listening, Research, Pathways Toward Co-creation and Reflection & Evaluation. The Project Facilitator will act as the facilitator for all meetings for the duration of the project and provide written reports and recommendations to the Ninth Street Team. The Project Facilitator will be assisted by the Lawrence Arts Center Administrator and the East Lawrence Administrator to ensure that the process is followed and that all deadlines are met.

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Send a resume and cover letter by September 24th, 2018 to:

Margaret Weisbrod Morris
Chief Executive Officer
The Lawrence Arts Center
margaret@lawrenceartscenter.org

Education

 

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)

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Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to:

Neal Barbour, Director of Youth Education, neal@lawrenceartscenter.org

Review of the applications begins July 25th, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

 

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:

Kyla Strid

Director of Residencies and Adult Education

kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org


Performing Arts

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:

Elizabeth Sullivan
Director of Performing Arts
The Lawrence Arts Center
elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Dance Instructors
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:

Hanan Misko
Dance School Director
Lawrence Arts Center
hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org

 


Internships

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.

 

Intern Responsibilities:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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

To Apply:

Send the following to Kyla Strid, Director of Residencies and Adult Education, via email: kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org

  • 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 kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org.