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ARTery AmeriCorps Member Position | opportunity to gain professional experience at an internationally acclaimed arts center

ARTery AmeriCorps Member Position
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
October 2012-October 2013

The ARTery AmeriCorps Member position at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers a graduate-level candidate or an exceptional undergraduate candidate the opportunity to gain professional experience at an internationally acclaimed arts center. The Member will help design and staff The ARTery—a drop-in, collaborative, art-making studio, open to people of all ages and abilities. The ARTery is designed for visitors to explore exhibition themes and content through hands-on creative arts experiences.

The Member will be responsible for implementing design ideas for collaborative installations, interacting with a diverse drop-in public, and contributing innovative entry points to exhibitions for groups or individual community members who have traditionally lacked access to the arts.

The Member will be actively involved in Community Arts Programming, including working with Connecting Communities artists-in-residence, as well as other Arts Center programming as it intersects with The ARTery. The Member will also be responsible for basic administrative duties such as monitoring and ordering supplies, maintaining communication relating to programming, supervising volunteers, and tracking participants.

The position is a full-time, twelve-month commitment with a regular schedule that includes evening and weekend hours. The start date is October 1, 2012. The living allowance stipend for AmeriCorps members is $12,000 per year with an educational award of $5,350 available upon completion of the contract. Additional benefits include child care subsidy and health insurance for AmeriCorps members only.

Qualifications
The Arts Center seeks a creative artist or artist-educator with a strong interest in community-based arts. Education in studio art, community art, or art education required, master’s degree preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of individuals and organizing complex projects is required. The Member will be expected to participate in the collaborations that they design, so experience with a variety of media is a must as well as the ability to create engaging projects for families and individuals of all ages. It is critical that the Member possesses exceptional people skills and is prepared for hands-on interaction with a diverse community on a daily basis. Conceptual thinking ability and strong communication skills are vital. Knowledge of contemporary art preferred.


email: atritz@jmkac.org

Posted by: Andrea Avery
7/24/12

Andrea Avery
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