Opportunities for Artists
Fulton County Arts & Culture 2017 Summer Arts Program
Call for Arts Instructors, Assistants & Coordinators
Fulton County Arts & Culture is seeking qualified summer staff for youth and teen programs at its various art centers. Not all positions are available at each center.
YOUTH ARTS CAMPS (ages 5 – 12)
May 30 – June 30, Monday through Friday (exact dates and times vary by location)
Instructors are needed in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Ceramics. STEAM instructors are needed in programming, science, and technology. Applicants should have formal training in one or more artistic discipline; a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Humanities or equivalent experience; and at least two years professional teaching experience.
Camp Assistants are needed to support instructors during class as well as provide supervision of campers before, during, and after camp. Applicants should be at least a rising college sophomore, be majoring in an area of the arts/STEAM, and/or have experience working with children.
Camp Coordinators are responsible for day-to-day camp operations, supervising camp staff, resolving minor issues, and helping to maintain an environment that is conducive for learning. Applicants should have experience working with children, be well organized, detail oriented, problem solvers, and adaptable. Management experience preferred.
After-Care Coordinators are needed from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm to supervise campers and to schedule activities after regular programming concludes each day. Applicants should have experience working with and creating engaging activities for children, be well organized, detail oriented, problem solvers, and adaptable.
TEEN ARTS PROGRAMS (ages 13 – 18)
June 26 – July 29, Monday through Friday (exact dates and times vary by location)
Instructors are needed in Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Voice, and Visual Arts, including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Ceramics. Applicants should have formal training and professional experience in the artistic discipline they want to teach; a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Humanities or equivalent experience; and at least two years professional teaching experience.
Teen Arts Program Assistants are needed to support instructors during class as well as to provide supervision of participants. Applicants should be at least 21 years old, majoring in an area of the arts, and have experience working with youth.
APPLICATIONS for all positions are due no later than Friday, April 21, 2017. Please submit a cover letter, a current resume with references, and examples of your work (if applicable). Applications can be submitted to Fulton County Arts & Culture at 141 Pryor Street, Suite 2030, Atlanta 30303; or directly to one of the arts centers:
Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road 30328
Aviation Community Cultural Center
3900 Aviation Circle NW 30336
South Fulton Arts Center
4645 Butner Road 30349
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road SW 30331
West End Performing Arts Center
945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW 30310
THE ARTISTS REGISTRY PROGRAM.
The Artists Registry Program is a pre-qualified pool of Georgia visual artists eligible to be considered for public art projects funded through the Fulton County Public Art Program. This registry is used for projects initiated or funded in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In order to be considered for public art projects initiated during this period, artists must apply and be approved for inclusion in the Public Art Program Artists Registry.
Artists submitted into the Artists Registry during the years 2001 through 2004 must reapply as new criteria for acceptance have been implemented.
The Public Art Program Artists Registry is open to visual artists who:
• Are full-time residents of the State of Georgia
• Work in any permanent media
• Have knowledge of public art. (previous experience in public art is not required, artists should be knowledgeable of materials, techniques, and the public art processes)
• Create work appropriate for Public Art. (In terms of scale, material, content and social dynamics)
Fulton County full-time employees and students enrolled in a formal art education program are not eligible to apply. However, graduate students enrolled in a visual arts program in the state of Georgia are eligible to apply to the Public Art Program Mentorship Program. The Public Art Program Mentorship Program gives artists the opportunity to work with an artist commissioned by Fulton County on a public art project. To apply to this program please check the Mentorship Program box on page 6.
Applications are reviewed twice a year. Submissions must be postmarked by the announced deadline for review. Late applications will be held until the next review session.
Mentorship Guidelines & Applications
The mentorship program is open to Georgia artists or graduate students enrolled in a visual arts program who are seeking hands on experience with a public art commission. A stipend of $3000 to $5000 will be awarded to those chosen, to assist a professional artist who has been commissioned by Fulton County for a public artwork. The stipend award will depend upon the duration of the mentorship and project needs. The apprentices, in addition to the duties assigned to them by the artist, will be asked to document the project and submit reports to the Public Art Coordinator. Duties assigned to an apprentice by the artist (mentor) may include materials research, assistance at workshops and construction meetings, correspondence with collaborating parties and assistance in installation. Under the guidance of the Public Art Staff, commissioned artists have the opportunity to interview and select a candidate from the pool of mentorship applicants that interests him or her.
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