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

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

At the heart of the Arts Center’s mission is “to foster an exchange between a national community of artists and a broad public that will help realize the power of the arts to inspire and transform our world.” The Community Arts AmeriCorps Member position is driven by the Arts Center’s mission to bring renowned artists to the region to collaborate with individuals from the area’s diverse communities in sharing the creative process.

The Community Arts 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 renowned art center. The Member is the primary coordinator of the Exhibition Artists-in-Residence Program at the Arts Center. This program selects and invites exhibition artists to share their creative process with students and community members, making it possible for individuals to have a deeper level of engagement with the art in the galleries and their own creative potential. The Member will schedule and coordinate workshops with a diverse audience that includes outside schools, groups and organizations and work closely with Arts Center professionals, including curatorial, education and community arts, as well as other Arts Center staff as it intersects with artists-in-residence programming. The member will be responsible for basic administrative duties such as monitoring supply levels, maintaining communication relating to programming, working with volunteers, and tracking participants.
This 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 facilitate all aspects of the residency including but not limited to coordinating and maintaining the workshop schedule; facilitating the workshops, so experience with a variety of media is a must as well as the ability to engage, collaborative projects for 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.

To apply for this AmeriCorps position at the Arts Center, please submit cover letter, resume, academic and/or professional references and include portfolio materials/images documenting and describing at least one specific project you have been involved with (i.e., writing samples, slideshow of exhibitions, slideshow of community arts project, etc.) to:

email: atritz@jmkac.org For more information about AmeriCorps, go to www.americorps.gov.

Posted by: Andrea Avery
7/24/12

Andrea Avery
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