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Job Description: Established in 1987, the non-profit Public Art Saint Paul (PASP) engages artists in shaping the form and experience of Minnesota’s capital city. Through our advocacy and support, artists collaborate in the planning and design of public places and structures; create works of art for public places; develop temporary installations; and produce public art events. We foster community engagement through our City School, including through PASPider workshops. For more information view: www.publicartstpaul.org
About the PASPider Program: Public Art Saint Paul’s mobile art lab, the PASPider, is both a kinetic sculpture and canopied workshop space created by artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella from waste-stream materials. Twelve days throughout the summer the PASPider travels to Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul’s core city, to engage youth and families in creative activity and community building. All PASPider workshops are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. The PASPider, now entering its fifth year, has served over 500 youth in the Western Park Neighborhood.
We hope that the workshops will draw upon, explore and expand upon ideas that underlie other Public Art Saint Paul programs such as City Art, Collaboratory, and Community Meal. Brief program descriptions are below. PASP will facilitate connection between teaching artists and artists engaged in those programs.
Each PASPider workshop hosts two activities – one on each side of the tent with room for 21 participants at any given time. The workshops are drop-in, free and open to the public. Activities must be designed to be compatible with this type of structure. PASP will work with Teaching Artists to develop activities that will be successful in this format and reflect the ideas and activities of PASP’s overall programming.
Program Descriptions: City Art is made from and within the life-sustaining systems of the city. These include our sidewalks, bridges and streets; the urban forest; and systems of transportation, urban agriculture, and water management. City Art is concerned with how we know and relate to one another across cultures and generations, it is concerned with the health of our environment. City Art aspires to be the civic collaboration of creating the beautiful city — project by project, work by work, yet ultimately as a whole beloved experience. That experience fosters human interaction and creates both personal and economic value. In the City Studio, artists look at the city metaphorically – they conceive of the city as a book, the city calendar as a cycle of ceremony, public place as a stage. They translate concern with landscape and food systems into social practice that impacts food justice and public health.
City Artists in Residence Marcus Young, Amanda Lovelee and Sarah West work across city agencies from a base in Saint Paul Public Works. They are collaborating everyday with city planners, engineers, landscape architects, street sweepers and plows, foresters, librarians, and public space programmers to transform the shape and experience of the City.
Watershed Artist in Residence Christine Baeumler is working with hydro engineers and environmentalists to impact water quality through art. She seeks to make the invisible below ground systems that manage water quality visible at ground level to bring forth the expressive potential of the Watershed and impact environmental behavior.
The City Art Collaboratory engages 14 artists and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) professionals engaged in urban environments to explore the complex systems through which cities are built, experienced and sustained. Focusing on Saint Paul’s Mississippi Riverfront and led by artists Shanai Matteson, Olive Bieringa and Marcus Young, they are developing ideas for artistic interventions that will impact the future sustainability of Saint Paul and cities globally.
The Community Meal will engage the entire city in a civic dinner table conversation about food, food access and food justice. In fall, 2014, 2000 people will share a meal at an expansive ˝ mile long table set in the middle of a city street. Led by artist Seitu Jones, this project will engage citizens in our increasingly multi-cultural city in understanding and visualizing their neighborhood food system.
This spring, Marcus, Amanda, Sarah, Christine, Shanai and Seitu will meet with artists who will lead PASPider workshops to discuss how workshop content can draw upon and synergistically relate to their initiatives.
Qualifications or Requirements
Teaching Artist Overview
Public Art Saint Paul is seeking qualifications from artists/teaching artists to lead art-making workshops through our PASPider mobile art lab. Artists will lead 2 – 6 workshops held generally on Tuesdays and Saturday’s from June – August. Teaching artists will also be invited to lead art-making workshops at the Western Sculpture Park Festival Saturday, September 14th.
Artists will receive $300 per workshop and a materials allowance.
Teaching artists must be available for 2 – 6 of the following days:
Saturday, June 15
ALL Tuesdays, June 18 – Aug 20
Saturday, August 24
How to Apply
2. A cover letter describing a brief summary of your artistic and teaching experience and how you see it fitting with Public Art Saint Paul’s mission
3. 2 professional references
Please submit qualifications to: email@example.com
BLAKE SCHOOL - SUMMER CAMP COUNCELSORS (Arts and Technology Focus)
The Blake School seeks to hire energetic and enthusiastic Lead Counselors for the Camp Acoma Cubs and Bears day camps. Camp Acoma serves children ages 4 -11 (or entering pre-kindergarten through fifth grade) from Blake and the larger Twin Cities community. Acoma operates over a nine-week period from June 10 - August 9, 2013. The first week is staff training followed by six weeks with campers at the Hopkins campus and two weeks at the Highcroft campus. Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and concludes at 3:30 p.m. with an extended day wrapping around the program from 7:30 am – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Staff typically serve from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless involved in Extended Day. The Bears program serves 40 – 60 children ages 6 - 11 while the Cubs program serves 15-30 children ages 4 - 5.
Camp Acoma Lead Counselors are responsible for assisting Directors in the design and implementation of all arts, technology, athletic, and recreational activities. Supervisory responsibilities include managing Counselors and an extended day staff of 1-3 drawn from the Lead and Junior Counselors. Lead Counselors report to the Cubs and Bears Directors to ensure a safe, fun, enriching, and nurturing environment for all campers. Lead Counselors may be asked to contribute to the design camp curriculum on a limited basis throughout February, March, April, and May.
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,380 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. For more information on The Blake School, please visit Blake''s Web site at: www.blakeschool.org
The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person''s experience a success.
Required Experience: Experience in teaching ages 4-11 and day or recreational camp experience is preferred. Candidates with experience in lifeguarding, swim instruction and/or ice skating instruction are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience leading visual and performance art and/or technology based activities are desired.
The summer camp season runs from mid June until early August. Start and end dates vary from position to position, specifics will be provided as part of the interview process. Camp opens for the campers on June 23rd and closes with Les Preludes on August 4th.
See Summer Jobs at Interlochen.
ArtsWork is an arts employment program for youth ages 14-21. The program runs June 17 through July 26, 2013. The schedule is 9:30-2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is 20 hours a week, and pay is $7.25 per hour. (yes, it's a job!)
The ArtsWork program was launched in 2001 as an opportunity for youth to apprentice under professional artists in a work environment. In groups of 10 or 12, youth work as "apprentices" with professional artists.
The program is for youth ages 14 to 21, and it teaches both workplace and artistic skills. In recent years, art forms have included mosaic, theater, environmental art, screen printing, copper sculpture and art bikes. Each project ends with a final celebration, art sale or performance. Youth are paid an hourly wage and the program essentially serves as a summer job.
Check the COMPAS website for applications forms. http://compas.org/programs/youth/artswork
SWCE is looking for new staff for their K-8 and adult community program offerings for spring. This is a wild and wooly program that offers you great
opportunities to build a teaching resume, network with others and
have a great deal of fun. If you are interested call Tom Neiman at
Southwest High school at 612-668-3100 for an interview.
To see a full job description, and to apply for this job, please visit the Minneapolis
Public Schools Online Application for Employment.
Instructions for accessing the Employment Application:
* Open a web browser, and go to the Minneapolis Public Schools home page: https://empapp.mpls.k12.mn.us/
The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified interns for volunteer
positions in a variety of areas. For more information, or to apply for
an Arts Board internship, contact:
Amy Frimpong, Educational Program Director, Minnesota State Arts Board
Park Square Court
400 Sibley Street, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1928
(651) 215-1600 or (800) 8MN-ARTS, TTY: (651) 215-6235
Internship Information and Application
For more information contact the Arts Board.
To apply for an internship, complete the online Internship Application.
See www.arts.state.mn.us for complete internship descriptions.
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts offers exhibits, workshops, and classes
in the visual arts for youth and adults. People of all ages, skill levels,
and interests are welcome to participate in drawing and painting classes,
sculpture, ceramics, jewelry making, weaving and quilting classes and
more. Call (952) 473-7361 for exhibit and employment information. They are currently looking for partime art educators for their children and youth outreach programming.
CONTACT: Nicole Buchholz, Children and Youth Program Director
PHONE: 952-473-7361, ext. 26
Edina Art Center
The Edina Art Center offers a variety of visual art classes including
drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramic for both children and adults. For
exhibit and employment opportunities call 612-915-6600.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis
Interns and volunteers are an important part of the many programs and
projects at MCBA and their work is vital to the Center's success. Both
interns and volunteers benefit from receiving a one-year membership status
or studio time on an hour for hour basis, after accruing 50 hours of volunteer
time. To volunteer for programs or projects at MCBA, contact the Volunteer
Coordinator at 612-338-3634 or e-mail, to discuss placement. See website
for complete information: www.mnbookarts.org