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Early Childhood Education Aide

Our innovative, creative early childhood program is looking for an aide for our 2019-2020 school year.  Tentative hours would be Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:15-3:45pm and Tuesday, Thursday, 12:15-5:30pm.  The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys and has experience working with 3-6 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 by July 31, 2019 to Linda Reimond, Early Childhood Education Director at preschool@lawrenceartscenter.org


School of Dance

Dance Instructors

Dance Instructors (part-time, hourly)

The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is seeking to hire experienced dance instructors for upcoming classes and other programming opportunities, including substitute teaching.

Cultivating the art of dance within the entire community, our vision is to make dance 100% accessible to all. For over 30 years, the School of Dance’s curriculum has been based on national dance education standards and taught by professionals. Students follow a sequential training program developed to suit age and ability that fosters creativity as well as technique. Focused on developing the artist as well as the art, the School of Dance offers frequent opportunities for performance through numerous and diverse dance productions as well as the pre-professional ballet company, Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance currently offers the following classes:

  • Ballet & Pointe
  • Boys Ballet
  • Classical Chinese Dance
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Irish Step Dance
  • Jazz
  • Kinder Ballet (Little Movers)
  • Modern
  • Pilates
  • Preschool Dance (Little Movers)
  • Tap
  • Wee Dance
  • Yoga (family)

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, and 2-3 references to:

Hanan Misko
School of Dance Director
Lawrence Arts Center

hanan@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

Visual Arts

Ceramics Internship Program at the Lawrence Arts Center

Our Ceramics studio internship is an unpaid position that offers a unique opportunity to work with our community of accomplished ceramics instructors, staff members, and our annual Ceramics Artist-in-Residence. We are looking for someone who wants to gain additional experience in helping run and maintain an active community ceramics studio. This position includes assistance in portfolio and professional development.

An ideal candidate should have a BFA in ceramics or equivalent experience in the field of ceramics. Applicants must be self-motivated, have strong communication and organizational skills, and work well with others. Also, at times this position is physically demanding and requires them to be able to lift 50lbs of materials.

 

Intern Responsibilities:

  • 10 hours/week in ceramics studio maintenance which includes but is not limited to:
    • Assisting with loading and firing kilns
    • Monitoring studio glazes and glaze materials inventory
    • Processing reclaim clay
    • Assisting with annual woodfire class in the fall
    • Assisting with preparing for our annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser
    • Assisting with Ceramics Symposium & Pottery Jam
    • General ceramics studio maintenance and cleaning
  • Coordinate with the Studio Manager and the Director of Residencies and Adult Education to determine priorities and hours for the week.

Benefits:

  • One free ceramics class per session (4 sessions per year)
  • Studio access 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week
  • Free firings, reclaim clay, and use of studio glazes
  • A shelving area for storing their work/tools within the communal ceramics studio

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 in August, with an anticipated start date of early September 2019. This internship runs from September 2019, to August 2020 with some flexibility in beginning and end dates.

 

Please contact Kyla via email with any questions at kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org.