Call for entry: CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS 2019-2020

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS 2019-2020

Application Deadline: January 18th, 2019 
 

BACKGROUND

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

 

Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be an independent artist or artist team 18 and over residing in the Greater El Paso area which includes Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application system managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Artists will be required to create a username and password and set up a personal account, free of charge, at www.callforentry.org. Following successful set up, all interested applicants will be granted full access to our detailed application; simply click on “Apply to Calls” and click on “City of El Paso Art Windows 2019-2020.” Your account information, including your resume, letter of interest, and images will be archived and saved for your convenience and easy access when applying to future calls using CAFÉ.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

·         Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project.

·         Current Resume: outline your experience as an artist. Artist teams must submit a resume for each member.

·         Six (6) images of completed past artworks. Including: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, a three (3) sentence description, and value or budget amount for works of art for insurance purposes. If applying as a team, only six (6) images can be submitted to CaFE.

 

 

·         Images must be sized to the following dimensions (as required by the CAFÉ online application system)

o   Dimensions: 1920 pixels horizontal by 1920 pixels vertical

o   File Format: Baseline JPEG (do not use progressive JPEG format)

o   Compression: Please size each image to be no more than 1.8 MB in file size. On average, each image will be roughly 1.2 MB. Larger is not necessarily better. Please discuss image preparation with a professional to determine if compression for images of artwork is needed. JPEG images cannot be saved as progressive JPEG files. Progressive JPEG files will appear on the CAFÉ Web site, but will not display properly during the jury process.

o   File Name: CAFÉ will automatically rename files

 

* Please Note that Art Windows at EPIA only exhibits artwork and does not promote or facilitate the sale of artwork in any of its public exhibits.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

An artist selection panel will review all applications submitted and select a number of artists to have their artwork on temporary exhibit at EPIA.

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

Selection of work is based foremost upon artistic excellence. The panel considers geographic and cultural diversity, as well as variety of genres and media. The feasibility of the proposal will be considered; images and supporting materials should represent the artist’s ability to carry out the proposed exhibition.

 

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.       Selected artists will be solely responsible for the transportation of their work, to and from the gallery, and any related costs. Artwork must be properly matted, wired, framed, and ready to install. Framed art requiring glazing must be fitted with acrylic.

2.       The Airport Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for exhibit design, installation and lighting of the artwork. All written Artist statements may be edited for length and content. Artwork requiring pedestals or risers will be selected and provided by the Airport Gallery coordinator.

3.       The Airport Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for invitations, receptions, and press releases.

4.     Please note that Artists will not receive any compensation for exhibiting.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For questions or concerns please contact Asa Aguilar at (915) 218-9630 aguilarak@elpasotexas.gov


Grants: California Humanities grant and free prep webinar (California)

Upcoming Deadlines & Webinars for
Humanities for All

Thinking about applying for a California Humanities Humanities for All Grant<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=4e1ea61978&e=d47e519198>? Deadlines are fast approaching-Humanities for All Project Grant applications are due February 1, 2019 and the Humanities for All Quick Grants deadline is February 15, 2019. Register for an upcoming webinar below to learn more.

Project Grants ($10,00 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years duration. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities.

Grant Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Informational Webinar: Friday, December 14, 2018, 11 am PST

RSVP for the Project Grant Webinar<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=2b8fe236fa&e=d47e519198>

Quick Grants ($1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation.
Grant Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Informational Webinar: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:30 am PST

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The Humanities for All<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=d3a097da1d&e=d47e519198> project grant program supports locally-initiated public humanities projects. This program responds to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state's peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Visit our web page<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=2c10e7baa0&e=d47e519198> for guidelines, FAQ, a list of past projects, and application information.
Please pass the word along to your networks!

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FELICIA KELLEY
Project and Evaluation Director

California Humanities
1000 N Alameda St., Ste 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel 213.346.3239
fax 213.808.1009

Job: reDiscover Center Assistant Facilitator (Los Angeles)

Title: reDiscover Center Assistant Facilitator 


Summary: Work on a team including staff and volunteers to facilitate programs for ages 5-16 
that encourage creativity using power tools and sustainable materials. 


Starting Date: January 2019 
Compensation: $15-$20/hr 
Location: Positions available at our program sites including: Westside, Valley, and South Bay. 


Key Responsibilities: 
● Facilitate child-centered creativity through open ended questions and suggestions of materials and techniques. 
● Demonstrate safe and proper tool use and use of appropriate safety equipment. 
● Assist the Lead Facilitator in classroom management. 
● Train and assess participants’ capacity for safe tool use through group and one-on-one tutorials. 
● Coordinate with other staff to match participants’ tool skills with appropriate projects. 
● Inspire enthusiasm for tinkering through personal expression of the joy of making. 
● Supervise warm-up and break activities. 
● Coach teams of 3-5 tinkerers in design, construction, testing, and redesign. 
● Monitor and address interpersonal conflicts among participants. 
● Maintain a tidy workshop, efficiently set up before activities and clean up afterwards, reshelf unused materials and tools after use. 
● Make periodic suggestions for organizational improvement. 
● Prepare and clean the workshop and other reDiscover facilities before and after tinkering sessions. 
● Report broken tools, unsafe circumstances, and injuries to senior staff immediately. 


Supervised by: Director of Programs 
Supervises: None 


Qualifications: Experience with art, making, tinkering and/or woodworking. Public speaking skills, patience with adults and children of varying personalities and abilities, problem-solving ability, dependability. Aptitude for manual arts. Safety-oriented and able to consistently follow safe tool use protocols. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to transport four 20 gallon totes to offsite locations. Employment offers are made contingent on the results of a background check. 


To apply, email a cover letter describing your interest and experience working with children and hands-on making (woodworking, sewing, crafting, robotics, etc.) to hr@rediscovercenter.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Call for Applications: Desert Fellow March 2019 (USA)

Call for Applications: Desert Fellow March 2019
For National artists

Blue Sky Center, a rural community development nonprofit in New Cuyama, CA, is seeking applications for an artist fellowship for three weeks in March 2019.

Our March 2019 Desert Fellow will develop an independent creative project that thoughtfully engages local residents and will work alongside Blue Sky Center staff to develop a second, organization-specific project that furthers the Blue Sky mission and builds organizational capacity. Compensation includes lodging, some meals, and may include artist materials/supplies, along with a $1,500 stipend and up to $400 in travel reimbursement. 

Please read our full call for applications. We encourage you to apply and/or to share this with your network for others that may be interested. 

Applications are due by 11:59PM (Pacific) on Sunday, January 6, 2019, via this Google Form.

Questions can be directed to RFP@blueskycenter.org.

Find this call and any future ones on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!



Deadline: 01-06-2019
Blue Sky Center
New Cuyama, CA

Contact: Rimona Law
email: rimona@blueskycenter.org
Phone: 503.890.0009
Website: blueskycenter.org/collaborate

Residency: Annenberg Community Beach House 2019 Call for Group Exhibitions Proposals (California)

Annenberg Community Beach House 2019 Call for Group Exhibitions Proposals 
For California artists

Three exhibits each year showcase the work of regional artists and artist groups – both emerging and established. This gallery program is designed to embolden and inspire Santa Monicans to see and hear art in new contexts that are fun, challenging, and provocative. The Annenberg Community Beach House will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, as such, we encourage proposals to make a connection to the Beach House and higher order concepts of commemoration, shared memory, or celebration in unique or innovative ways.

 

We are accepting proposals for:

Late January - April 2019 | May-August 2019 | Early September - December 2019


Application Deadline: Monday, December 31st, 2018 by 10:59 PM PST.


Budget: The selected curator(s) will be paid $1,500 curatorial honorarium for organizing and producing the exhibition and any exhibition-related programming.



Deadline: 12-31-2018
City of Santa Monica - Cultural Affairs
Santa Monica

Contact: Christian Guerra
email: chris.guerra@smgov.net
Phone: 310.968.7863
Website: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6002

Grant: Rapid Story Deployment Fund has money for your social change thing

Rapid Story Deployment Fund
The Fledgling Fund

OVERVIEW
The current political climate has driven home the importance of raising up voices and stories that inform and engage. As we look at the big issues on the table in the coming years - immigration, racial justice, gender equality, health care, criminal justice and climate change, to name just a few - we believe it is critical that there be a vibrant public debate grounded in an understanding of the myriad ways these issues affect individuals, families and communities.

Non-fiction visual stories bring together diverse communities, and sometimes unlikely allies, to engage in real dialogue and action. These stories are more urgent than ever and we believe that they need to be deployed quickly, in a range of formats, to help amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements. We know filmmakers and other media makers have creative ideas about how to do this (and sometimes have footage that can be repurposed), but often lack the financial resources to implement them quickly.

To that end, Fledgling's Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment provides grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to support short non-fiction films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. Priority will be given to projects that have a plan to distribute the work in ways that deepen the debate around our most critical social issues. We are open to funding at all stages (production, post-production, distribution and outreach) but will give priority to projects and that are well positioned to make an impact quickly.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted via our online application system. We are committed to an expedited review process and will notify applicants of proposal's status within two weeks. Unfortunately, due to volume, we are unable to provide feedback on declined applications.

WHAT WE CONSIDER
THE STORY We are looking for short-form (typically less than ten minutes, though the story should drive the length), non-fiction, compelling, authentic, and timely stories that are character driven and/or add a new perspective to or new information about a critical social issue. We are seeking projects that have unique power to inspire, educate and mobilize diverse and sometimes overlooked audiences.

ISSUE AREA Priority will be given to projects that respond in real-time to U.S. social and political changes that affect vulnerable populations in the U.S. and abroad.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION We are seeking projects that can be quickly deployed and are looking for thoughtful, ambitious and achievable ideas about using the content. Having nonprofit partnerships in place, unique plans to build viewership and timely calls to action will help a project stand out.

BUDGET AND TIMELINE We will give priority to projects that can be completed and distributed within weeks or months and can be deployed to influence the political and social conversation. We will consider the overall budget and prioritize projects where our funding can play a key role in getting the project to the finish line.

TEAM We will prioritize projects led by experienced teams with a track record of producing high-quality documentary films and other media and who are capable of repurposing existing footage and/or producing new material to be completed and distributed quickly.

ELIGIBILITY
We welcome applications from individual filmmakers, media makers and/or from nonprofit organizations working in partnership with media makers. Student projects are not eligible. Before receiving a grant, all applicants must have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor based in the United States. This does NOT need to be in place for you to submit the application, but it must be in place for the funds to be disbursed.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://www.thefledglingfund.org
Grant link: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/special-fund/
Deadline: 12-31-2018

Grants: Seed grant from The Pollination Project

Seed Grants
The Pollination Project

The Pollination Project seeks to unleash the goodness in every person. Through a daily practice of generosity and giving, The Pollination Project makes seed grants-365 days a year-to social-change agents who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world for the benefit of all.

The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. It funds individuals and community groups, and you do not need to be a registered or established organization to apply.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: https://thepollinationproject.org
Grant link: https://thepollinationproject.org/funding-guidelines-for-grants/
Deadline: 12-31-2018

Job: Exhibition and Collection Manager Mills College (Oakland, CA)

Exhibition and Collection Manager
Mills College

Oakland, CA

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top masters universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As https://www.mills.edu/uniquely-mills/facts-about-mills.php in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/

Job Description: 

Under the direction of the Director of the Art Museum, the Exhibition and Collection Manager at the Art Museum is responsible for managing the physical and logistical aspects of the museums exhibition program; overseeing the care and record-keeping of the museums permanent collection; and for supervising student employees and contract professional art handlers working in these areas. This position advances goals set out in the Mills Mission Statement and Strategic Plan by ensuring the long-term care of a vital academic asset on campus (the permanent collection and museum facility) and providing professional oversight of exhibitions that enhance the intellectual and creative life of the Mills community and the larger Bay Area. 

Essential Job Functions: 

• Plan, schedule, and direct the fabrication, installation, deinstallation, and return of museum exhibitions.

• Arrange for the transport of exhibition materials.

• Identify vendors/contract workers and evaluate quotes to ensure budget compliance. 

• Recruit and supervise contract art preparators. 

• Train and manage student employees on best practices for art handling and registrarial duties as appropriate. 

• Develop and maintain systems for accessioning, deaccessioning, and generally managing collection of approximately 13,000 works of art.

• Serve as registrar in activities related to accessioning, maintaining records on artworks, arranging for transportation of artworks loaned from or to the museum, and managing contract conservation work on artworks.

• Organize and maintain orderly files and retrieval systems associated with exhibitions, acquisitions, accessions, deaccessions, loans, packing, shipping, customs, inventory, insurance, art conservation, and storage. 

• Responsible for maintenance and security of the building and collection. 

• Work with college legal office to assure that collections and exhibitions are properly insured against potential damage or loss.

• Develop short and long-term recommendations related to updating and maintaining exhibition and collection storage environments in accordance with established standards.

• Serve as co-instructor for the annual Spring Senior Exhibition seminar.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

• Communicate with guest curators and other contract staff, exhibiting artists, and the staff of partner institutions.

• Work closely with art department technical staff as needed.

• Provide timely information for the preparation and monitoring of budgets related to collections care, exhibitions, and renovations. 

• Recommend contract staff and other art professionals to allow for effective design and timely, safe installation of exhibitions; recommend same to care for, maintain, and make accessible the museums collection.

• Mat and frame collection works for exhibitions as needed.

• Explain techniques of framing, installing, and handling artwork to students. 

• Create opportunities for collection and archive engagement with students, faculty, outside researchers.

• Serve as the primary contact person for annual Senior and M.F.A exhibitions, through studio visits and technical consultation.

• A valid California drivers license and safe driving record is required. Driving is a requirement of this job.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:

• Proper artwork handling and moving procedures.

• Artwork installation techniques for a variety of media, including basic AV equipment.

• Museum registration, accession and deaccession, tracking, shipping, and insurance procedures. 

• EmbARK collection database software, or museum collection software equivalent.

• Using appropriate hand and power tools.

• Microsoft Office, PhotoShop, PowerPoint or equivalent imaging software.

• Basic photography and lighting techniques.

Skills/Abilities:

• Ability to meet schedules and time lines assigned; ability to plan and prioritize.

• Ability to handle multiple projects requiring independent execution.

• Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

• Interpersonal skills, including tact, patience, and courtesy.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

Education and Training:

Masters Degree in Art History and/or Studio Art, or equivalent in education and experience. Specialization in museum or curatorial practice preferred. At least four years of curatorial, installation, and/or registration experience, preferably in a college or university museum. Experience supervising students and volunteers in a museum context. 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:

Work involves entering collection cataloguing data which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. 

Work occasionally involves physical exertion such as lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds.

Work occasionally involves working at heights of 20 feet.

The work station is located in an open office area. Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress. 

This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs. 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is $54,000.00 annually and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 10 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.

Please note that all positions may be subject to a background check.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following at http://apptrkr.com/1301030

• resume

• cover letter and

• contact information for 3 references 

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Deadline: 12-31-2018

Job: Teaching Artist working with students (Long Beach, CA)

Teaching Artist
Dramatic Results

Signal Hill, CA

ABOUT DRAMATIC RESULTS

Dramatic Results is an award-winning, non-profit, agency based in Long Beach, California whose mission has been to solve educational challenges through the arts since 1992. Dramatic Results specializes in arts integrated, project-based, curricula that is aligned to State and National Standards.

DEscriptION

Dramatic Results is looking for Teaching Artists to facilitate our upcoming Winter and Spring (2019) programs. We are currently seeking talented Artists with experience in the VAPA (dance, media, music, theatre, visual art) content areas to teach integrated arts lessons, and share skills with students of all levels and community members alike. Experience maintaining classroom management and curriculum development skills specific to Title 1 schools is a plus. Successful candidates need to be comfortable training and/or coaching classroom teachers. In addition, candidates should be flexible, versatile, and willing to adapt their teaching approach as needed.

 

EXPECTATIONS

●      Provide instruction for primary/secondary students and teachers on public school campuses, including Title 1 schools, as well as libraries, community centers, on site at Dramatic Results, and other various locations.

●      Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with classroom teachers.

●      Strong classroom management skills is key.

●      Develop and facilitate Professional Development workshops for classroom teachers, administrators, and community members and provide and receive feedback.

●      Demonstrate knowledge and practices of your art form through original lessons, make relevant connections to classroom STEM curricula, and be willing to adapt and implement existing curricula in a creative way.

●      Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers in arts integration strategies

●      Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

●      Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from school for individual programs.

●      Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

●      Adjust presentations to adapt to different learning abilities.

●      Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

●      Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

●      Demonstrate a Growth Mindset as an ability to take risks and continually learn.

●      Openness to be trained to incorporate DR teaching strategies.

●      Demonstrate and maintain strong organizational and time management skills.

●      Willingness to facilitate established DR curriculum as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

●      Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, art, music, theatre, dance, media arts, or related field.

●      Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

●      Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.

●      Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

●      Spanish, Mandarin, and/or Khmer speaker a plus.  

●      Must have a car to travel to and from office site and various school sites and districts, including but not limited to: Long Beach.

●      Must have a cell phone available for use during work hours.

●      Ability to manage your own budget for each program.

●      Must pass a LiveScan and provide results from a TB test.

●      Able and willing to work occasional Saturdays.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION

Submit your application to admin@dramaticresults.org and include a cover letter, resume, and two references. Examples or portfolio of student art and video clip of teaching is highly recommended.

To learn more about Dramatic Results visit the website at www.dramaticresults.org



Contact:Ryan Nuckolls
Email:ryan@dramaticresults.org
Phone:562.595.4600
Addressee:
Address: 3310 Lime Avenue
Website: 

Deadline: 12-28-2018

Job: Automated Vehicle Trainer (San Francisco)

Automated Vehicle Trainer
Aerotek 

San Francisco, CA

We have openings on all shifts.  It would work out great for someone taking classes, as there are shifts time that range from mornings to midnights.

AUTOMATED VEHICLE TRAINER OPENINGS AVAILABLE….ALL SHIFTS!

We are hiring Automated Vehicle Trainers to help us test and improve the performance of our driverless cars!

  • $23.00 per hour

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 40 hour work week

  • Flexible shifts available 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Working in teams, taking turns between (i) driving, (ii) software monitoring and logging responsibilities and (iii) providing remote assistance

  • Completing timely and detailed ride reports for our operations and engineering teams

  • Testing other aspects of our driverless cars

  • Special projects as needed 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 0-1 years of experience

  • Licensed to drive for at least 3 years (not just in Arizona)

  • Ability to drive and/or spend time sitting in the car for 6-8 hours per day, 3-5 days a week

  • Ability to focus on monitoring software in a moving vehicle

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule

  • Ability to type over 50 words per minute

  • Ability to keep calm and perform well under pressure

  • Comfortable/experienced with technology

  • Total team player

  • Impeccable communication skills

  • Excellent driving skills

  • Enthusiasm for driverless cars!

 



Contact:Kari Morrison
Email:kmorriso@aerotek.com
Phone:248.764.1624
Addressee:
Address: 611 Gateway Blvd. Suite 600
Website: www.aerotek.com

Deadline: 12-22-2018

Job: Exhibition and Collection Manager at Mills College (Oakland, CA)

Exhibition and Collection Manager
Mills College

Oakland, CA

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top masters universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As https://www.mills.edu/uniquely-mills/facts-about-mills.php in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/

Job Description: 

Under the direction of the Director of the Art Museum, the Exhibition and Collection Manager at the Art Museum is responsible for managing the physical and logistical aspects of the museums exhibition program; overseeing the care and record-keeping of the museums permanent collection; and for supervising student employees and contract professional art handlers working in these areas. This position advances goals set out in the Mills Mission Statement and Strategic Plan by ensuring the long-term care of a vital academic asset on campus (the permanent collection and museum facility) and providing professional oversight of exhibitions that enhance the intellectual and creative life of the Mills community and the larger Bay Area. 

Essential Job Functions: 

• Plan, schedule, and direct the fabrication, installation, deinstallation, and return of museum exhibitions.

• Arrange for the transport of exhibition materials.

• Identify vendors/contract workers and evaluate quotes to ensure budget compliance. 

• Recruit and supervise contract art preparators. 

• Train and manage student employees on best practices for art handling and registrarial duties as appropriate. 

• Develop and maintain systems for accessioning, deaccessioning, and generally managing collection of approximately 13,000 works of art.

• Serve as registrar in activities related to accessioning, maintaining records on artworks, arranging for transportation of artworks loaned from or to the museum, and managing contract conservation work on artworks.

• Organize and maintain orderly files and retrieval systems associated with exhibitions, acquisitions, accessions, deaccessions, loans, packing, shipping, customs, inventory, insurance, art conservation, and storage. 

• Responsible for maintenance and security of the building and collection. 

• Work with college legal office to assure that collections and exhibitions are properly insured against potential damage or loss.

• Develop short and long-term recommendations related to updating and maintaining exhibition and collection storage environments in accordance with established standards.

• Serve as co-instructor for the annual Spring Senior Exhibition seminar.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

• Communicate with guest curators and other contract staff, exhibiting artists, and the staff of partner institutions.

• Work closely with art department technical staff as needed.

• Provide timely information for the preparation and monitoring of budgets related to collections care, exhibitions, and renovations. 

• Recommend contract staff and other art professionals to allow for effective design and timely, safe installation of exhibitions; recommend same to care for, maintain, and make accessible the museums collection.

• Mat and frame collection works for exhibitions as needed.

• Explain techniques of framing, installing, and handling artwork to students. 

• Create opportunities for collection and archive engagement with students, faculty, outside researchers.

• Serve as the primary contact person for annual Senior and M.F.A exhibitions, through studio visits and technical consultation.

• A valid California drivers license and safe driving record is required. Driving is a requirement of this job.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:

• Proper artwork handling and moving procedures.

• Artwork installation techniques for a variety of media, including basic AV equipment.

• Museum registration, accession and deaccession, tracking, shipping, and insurance procedures. 

• EmbARK collection database software, or museum collection software equivalent.

• Using appropriate hand and power tools.

• Microsoft Office, PhotoShop, PowerPoint or equivalent imaging software.

• Basic photography and lighting techniques.

Skills/Abilities:

• Ability to meet schedules and time lines assigned; ability to plan and prioritize.

• Ability to handle multiple projects requiring independent execution.

• Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

• Interpersonal skills, including tact, patience, and courtesy.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

Education and Training:

Masters Degree in Art History and/or Studio Art, or equivalent in education and experience. Specialization in museum or curatorial practice preferred. At least four years of curatorial, installation, and/or registration experience, preferably in a college or university museum. Experience supervising students and volunteers in a museum context. 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:

Work involves entering collection cataloguing data which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. 

Work occasionally involves physical exertion such as lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds.

Work occasionally involves working at heights of 20 feet.

The work station is located in an open office area. Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress. 

This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs. 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is $54,000.00 annually and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 10 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.

Please note that all positions may be subject to a background check.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following at http://apptrkr.com/1301030

• resume

• cover letter and

• contact information for 3 references 

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.





Deadline: 12-31-2018

Job: Public Relations Manager at California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA)

Public Relations Manager
California College of the Arts

Oakland, CA

Public Relations Manager

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts has a 110-year history of fostering trailblazing, socially-conscious artists and creative professionals. Based in San Francisco, a world capital of culture, technology, and the arts, we’re proud of what we do, who we are, and where we’re going. To continue the school’s 100 year old legacy—and make the world a better and more beautiful place – we’re expanding our marketing and communications team. That’s where you come in. 

The Public Relations Manager supports the Senior Communications Manager in building awareness of CCA’s mission and values through the promotion of the College’s major events, initiatives, and stories. With the support of the Senior Communications Manager, the Public Relations Manager is responsible for cultivating story ideas and developing campaign timelines; developing press materials and media lists; managing media relations and research; promoting content on the College’s newsletter and website; and acting as liaison to academic and programmatic leadership as well as to the College’s national media consultant. The position actively provides input with regard to overarching Marketing and Communications cross-channel strategy. In addition, the Public Relations manager assists the Sr. Communications Manager in the development of announcements to the internal CCA community.

This is a long-term temporary position.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

  • Generate materials to support communications and media relations including press releases, institutional backgrounders, leadership bios, project and initiative descriptions and other editorial collateral; work closely with the Sr. Communications Manager to update institutional language on the website, in boilerplate copy, etc.

  • Spearhead local media outreach and support our Media Consultant in national media outreach campaigns

  • Cultivate relationships with key journalists and digital influencers; maintain and build the College’s contact lists

  • Actively coordinate with the College’s Deans and academic and programmatic leadership to cultivate and build a story inventory that supports the College’s mission and goals; promote key stories through media relations and the development of news stories for the College’s website

  • Cultivate and promote CCA faculty and leadership as subject matter experts in their respected fields; come up with creative solutions to make this easily accessible to the media and public

  • Work closely with the Community Manager to develop social media content to support major news stories and campus announcements

  • Develop content strategy for and distribute the College’s monthly e-newsletter

  • Scan media coverage and post select coverage to the college website; develop and send quarterly media reports to key stakeholders

  • Assist the Sr. Communications Manager in the development of general campus announcements and crisis / emergent issues announcements through email and through the College’s internal-facing website the Portal.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICIATIONS:

 

  • B.A./B.S.

  • 4-5 years of communications/public relations experience, preferably in the arts, architectural design, or another cultural organization

  • Excellent writing and editing skills  

  • Energetic, resourceful, creative and demonstrates initiative in seeking new kinds of opportunities to raise awareness about the College’s event and initiatives

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; highly professional in in-person, verbal communication, and email communication

  • Ability to work and collaborate with peers on multi-pronged campaigns

  • Experience developing and managing editorial calendars and meeting project goals

  • Media contacts in the art, design, and San Francisco Bay Area communities are a plus!

  • Experience working with digital influencers in the art, design, or San Francisco Bay Area communities also a plus!

Location

 

San Francisco 

Additional Locations

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. 

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. 

Questions?

Please address any questions to hr@cca.edu.

For full application instructions and position description, visit http://apptrkr.com/1152283





Deadline: 12-31-2018

Job: Chief Preparator at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Chief Preparator
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University

Position: Chief Preparator
Jos Classification: Facilities Services Manager 1
Job Code: 4361
Grade: I
Exemption: Exempt

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE:
The Cantor Arts Center seeks an experienced museum preparator to oversee and manage assigned staff engaged in installation and gallery maintenance. The Chief Preparator is a hands-on, detail-oriented manager to oversee all technical aspects of the Museum's art handling projects. The Chief Preparator is responsible for museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation, including: receiving, packing and unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects; planning and directing the fabrication of exhibition pedestals, props, temporary walls, and other display designs; securing services of outside contractors; assuring a safe and healthy work environment through knowledge of best practices. The Chief Preparator is a key team member for the Museum's ambitious schedule of exhibitions and collection use.

ABOUT US:
Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Organize department's short-term and long-term projects

  • Ensure successful installation of artwork spanning all mediums – works on paper, painting, 3D objects, video and new media art, etc.

  • Coordinate and manage daily activities of installation staff and contract service providers, including: working with exhibiting artists, scheduling and assigning work to staff and directing and leading workers in completing assigned work; monitoring work and project activity progress, making necessary changes; completing performance evaluations of assigned staff; performing quality assurance checks

  • Oversee maintenance of museum galleries during exhibitions, including lighting and mechanical and technical aspects of exhibitions

  • Work independently and assume direct responsibility for complex tasks 

  • Implement, interpret, and manage policies and procedures pertaining to installation and gallery management, including health and safety programs and training

  • Track budget for area of responsibility, and provide time and workforce needs and estimates to higher level management based on cost analyses, ensuring work is completed according to stipulated price and agreement

  • Coordinate activities, construction, and renovation with Cantor staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors. Support assigned project activities; ensure compliance with larger unit goals. 

  • Train on operation of tools and equipment associated with woodworking, electrical, light construction, and audio-visual and computer displays 

* Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
A combination of education, training and experience performing responsibilities similar to those listed above. Minimum of 5 years working in an art museum or gallery setting. Prior experience in a lead or supervisory capacity strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to coordinate daily activities including work scheduling, quality assurance, program validation, monitoring of installation and gallery maintenance activities, and supervision of personnel

  • Demonstrated experience working with subcontractors/vendors and demonstrated ability to monitor project activities and ensure compliance with internal/external regulations

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting policies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best museum practices, including AAM guidelines

  • Use problem-solving skills to perform concurrent multiple tasks in a busy environment

  • Knowledge of environmental and safety rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance

  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions and communicate those instructions to others

  • Exhibition design experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of SketchUp or AutoCAD desired

Certifications and Licenses:
None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.

  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.

  • May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.

  • May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.



Website: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDfiM3Le

Deadline: 11-30-2018

Call for Entry: TRINITY METRO is seeking to commission eight (8) local artists to create original, site-specific, two-dimensional artworks for TEXRail Stations (Texas)

TEXRail Station Art Program Call to North Texas Artist-Public Art Opportunity



APPLY TO THIS CALL
Entry Deadline: 1/7/19


REQUIREMENTS:

Media Images: 10 




TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport’s Terminal B. This line, which will begin service in early 2019, is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 riders are projected to ride the system.  For a location map of the TEXRail Stations visit:  https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/

 

TRINITY METRO recognizes that the integration of art into TEXRail Stations is an important component of the new rail line and an opportunity to reflect the communities it serves.  To this end TRINITY METRO has established the following objectives:

 

•          Enhance design through public involvement in art

•          Provide a unique identity for each station

•          Reduce vandalism through a sense of community “ownership”

•          Integrate art as an important component of public transit

 

In order to achieve these objectives, TRINITY METRO has established the TEXRail Station Art Program. To assist with the program TRINITY METRO will appoint Focus Groups, comprised of community leaders, neighborhood representatives, and business owners from the area surrounding each pair of stations. 

 

The role of the Focus Groups will be to assist TRINITY METRO by providing valuable input during the artist selection process and by orienting artist/finalists to the neighborhood culture, history, and architectural context, to inform their site-specific conceptual designs.  Each Focus Group, along with area arts professionals, will be involved in the artist selection process facilitated by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. 

 

Artwork Opportunities:

TRINITY METRO is seeking to commission eight (8) local artists to create original, site-specific, two-dimensional artworks for eight (8) TEXRail Stations.  Each selected artist will be assigned to a specific station for which to create their work.

 

Station Locations:

Downtown Fort Worth (2): Texas & Pacific Terminal (T&P) and Intermodel Transportation Center (ITC)

North Fort Worth (2): NE 28th Street and Mercantile at Beach Street

North Richland Hills (2): Ironhorse and Smithfield

Grapevine (2): Main Street and DFW North

 

Selected artists will be responsible for furnishing high-resolution digital files of the artwork to TRINITY METRO who will be responsible for having the images reproduced as print graphics and integrated into polymer resin windscreens.  Each station, will have six (6) to sixteen (16) windscreens depending on the station size.  Each windscreen panel will measure 3’- 0” in width x 4’-8” in height.
 

Compensation:

Artist/Finalist Compensation: $1,500 per finalist for conceptual design development and presentation

Selected Artist Compensation: Ranging from $3,240 - $8,640 (based on scope of work/station size) for high-resolution digital files of the artwork

 

Requirements:

Open: To North Texas-based artists at least 18 years of age (see details in Legal Agreement)

Media: Any Two-Dimensional Media

Images: Ten required

Application submissions for the TEXRail Station Art Program will be available to artists through CAFÉ (www.callforentry.org).  Submissions must include a brief artist statement, resume, three professional references, and ten (10) images of completed two-dimensional artwork.  

Artist Information Meeting

Interested artists are strongly encouraged to attend an information meeting that will include detailed project and online submittal information on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at TRINITY METRO’s Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Board Room 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Questions:

If you have questions about the artist eligibility, submittal requirements or the selection process, please email Sam Brown atsbrown@artscouncilfw.org (please put TEXRail in the subject line).  If you have questions about using CAFÉ, please emailcafe@westaf.org. (888) - 562-7232.


Job: Curatorial Assistant at MOCA (Los Angeles)

Curatorial Assistant 
MOCA

Los Angeles, CA

Overview:

The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for performing research and project management-oriented duties in support of exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and other projects. Duties include performing general art historical research, maintaining exhibition files and collection database (The Museum System), drafting correspondence and other texts, responding to inquiries, and serving as liaison to other Museum departments, museums, galleries, collectors, artists, and trustees.

Requirements:

Must possess excellent interpersonal, grammar, writing, and organizational skills and be able to perform art historical research and effectively manage exhibition projects. Possession of a M.A. in art, art history, or related subject is highly preferred, as is a knowledge of contemporary art and a minimum of two years of museum or gallery experience. Ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop Knowledge and The Museum System (TMS) database preferred. 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Assist Curators with all aspects of exhibition organization including locating potential loans, loan correspondence, data entry, image scanning, generating checklists and other reports, compiling installation requirements and restrictions, tracking actual expenses in exhibition budget forms, arranging installation photo documentation, providing materials and information for traveling exhibitions. Adheres to exhibition planning process timelines for all three museum locations.

  • Assist Curators with exhibition-related publications by locating images, securing copyright permissions, compiling research as directed, fact checking texts and back matter, mailing catalogues to photo and object lenders. Assist Curators with exhibition-related didactics including object label copy and wall texts.

  • Assist Curators to be on time and on budget for all shows unless otherwise approved by all supervisors (both direct and indirect reports to).

  • Prepare Acquisitions Reports and PowerPoint presentations for potential Permanent Collection objects; provide information to Registrar, work with donors and galleries as needed.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships and appropriately represents the Museum to outside organizations, collectors, trustees, and artists.

  • Assist Curators with scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, processing invoices, reconciling credit card and other expenses, and other administrative duties as assigned. Attend department meetings. 

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.  Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.



Email:hr@moca.org


Deadline: 11-30-2018

Job: Preparator I (On-Call) at Autry Museum of the American West (Los Angeles)

Preparator I (On-Call)
Autry Museum of the American West

Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Lead Preparator

Supervises: None                                                    

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                              

Department: Exhibition Preparations   

POSITION SUMMARY

On-call, non-exempt position, works variable hours throughout the year to build and prepare galleries and cases for exhibitions. Will handle and install artifacts for exhibitions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works under the supervision of the Head Preparator

  • Fabricates exhibition spaces and furniture

  • Performs art handling and installation tasks

  • Adheres to Autry safety procedures

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be a self-motivated, reliable, detail-oriented individual who has the ability to focus but can also switch gears quickly when urgent matters arise

  • Must possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills

  • Must have knowledge of utilization of power and hand tools

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have two years of experience as an art handler, or two years of carpentry or metal work experience, or a solid combination of those skill sets with the appropriate experience

  • Interest in art, art history, history, or design fields

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Includes but is not limited to working in wood shop, warehouse spaces, collections storage areas and galleries.

  • Must be able to work at heights over 8 feet.

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, walking, standing for long periods of time, and lifting up to 60 pounds.

*** PLEASE NOTE *** ONLY applications submitted through our website will be considered – please click here for our website: http://bit.ly/autryjobs

 

 



Website: http://bit.ly/autryjobs

Deadline: 11-30-2018

Job: Exhibition Manager FT at UCR ARTS, University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Exhibition Manager
UCR ARTS, University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

UCR ARTS opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts.  UCR ARTS is located three miles from UCR's main campus, in Riverside, CA.

Reporting to the Executive Director at UCR ARTS, and working collaboratively with all UCR ARTS curators, exhibition design team, registrar, and the Director of Education & Academic Relations, the Exhibition Manager will provide key logistical support for all exhibitions developed at both the California Museum of Photography and the Culver Center of the Arts. The Exhibition Manager will work closely with the curatorial team on the development and execution of exhibitions and related projects including the coordination of in-house and traveling exhibitions, supporting the development of exhibition-related publications such as brochures and catalogues, and drafting and coordinating exhibition contracts & agreements and tour proposal materials. 

The Exhibition Manager will represent UCR ARTS to the outside community, in particular with artists, galleries, and museums. Anticipated starting salary for this position is $65,000.

For a full job description, and instructions on how to apply (only those applications received through the UCR portal will be considered), go to: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=201808283381&profile_id=&module=jobs





Deadline: 11-23-2018

Residency: 2019 Gates of the Arctic National Park Artist in Residence (Alaska)

2019 Gates of the Arctic National Park Artist in Residence 
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
PO Box 26030
Bettles, AK 99726


APPLY TO THIS CALL

Entry Deadline: 12/31/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media 
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 


About The Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is one of the premier wilderness areas in the nation.  It encompasses 8.4 million acres of the Brooks Range above the Arctic Circle and includes tundra, boreal forest, mountains and six designated Wild Rivers.  There are no roads, trails or designated campsites in the park.  Cell phones do not work here and even satellite service is iffy at best.  Sometimes called a “black belt” wilderness, Gates of the Arctic offers a wilderness experience of solitude and self-reliance to visitors experienced in back country travel.  Access is primarily by small aircraft equipped with floats that land on rivers and small lakes.

About The Residency

The Artist in Residence program offers professional artists of all kinds the opportunity to pursue their art in the premier wilderness setting of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.  Writers, composers, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, digital artists, filmmakers, and artisans are all encouraged to apply.

The residency lasts approximately two weeks.  This includes several days in Bettles, Alaska to pack and prepare for the trip, eight days in the back country and then a few days for the artist to prepare and give a community program about their experience.   The artist will accompany park staff on a working back country patrol in July, August or early September and will be expected to participate in the working aspects of the patrol.  Patrols may accommodate the artist to a certain extent, but artists must be both physically fit enough to attempt such a journey and also possess the skills and experience for extended rigorous wilderness travel.  On backpacking trips artists carry all of their own gear and supplies.  Artists provide their own food and art supplies, and transportation to and from Bettles, Alaska.  The park supplies air charter transportation into the park, two park staff as guides, back country gear, watercraft and associated equipment for float trips, back country and bear safety training, and bear resistant food containers.  Pets are not allowed. 

The artist agrees to contribute one piece of work/service/product (negotiable, depending on the art form) inspired by their residency in the park.  Please indicate in the statement of intent what form this contribution would take.  The artist also agrees to give a talk/program about their experience in the park a few days after their trip, at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center in Fairbanks, AK.  The artist agrees to make available their photos taken of the park during the residency, for use by the NPS.  Contributed works become park property and are placed on public display or performed within the community.  Collaborative projects are considered as are programs that coordinate with local schools and organizations.

For the duration of their trip into the back country, Artists in Residence are classified as National Park Service Volunteers and will be paid a back country per diem of $25.00 per day to help offset the cost of meals, approx. $200.

The Selection Process

A six member jury comprised of the Artist in Residence Program Coordinator, one other NPS staff person and a panel of four previous artists in residence will make the selection.  Selection will be based on the demonstrated artistic merits of the applicants, and on how the proposed art work will represent the wilderness values of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and/or advance the preservation mission of the National Park Service.  The artist’s statement of intent will also be of primary importance in choosing the artist.  Applicants should use the statement of intent to provide the selection committee with a comprehensive idea of the planned project, how it will illustrate the significance of the park and why the proposed project should be the one chosen.  Fitness level and the back country experience, skills and abilities of the artist will also play a large part in the choice of artist for this residency. 

Selections will be made without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, or age; however, applicants must possess the ability, skills and experience to fully participate in the back country patrol.  To get an idea of what kind of experience you can expect in the back country of Gates of the Arctic, it is highly recommended that applicants look over the trip planning material on the park website and also watch the Wilderness Travel video on our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP9vFTA0t0A
 

For More Information

DaleLynn Gardner
Artist in Residence Coordinator
907-692-6105
DaleLynn_Gardner@nps.gov  


Call for entry: Permanent outdoor sculpture contest (Sandy Springs, GA)

ArtSS in the Open 2019
277 Sandy Springs PL NE Suite G Box 76802
Sandy Springs, GA 30328-9997
email: cfe@artsandysprings.org


APPLY TO THIS CALL
Entry Deadline: 1/7/19


REQUIREMENTS:

Media 
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 7 


View Site Details

This is a new public sculpture competition created to bring art to the parks and public spaces in the City of Sandy Springs and to enhance the $229 million, 14-acre City Springs complex opened in August 2018.  Nine sculptures will be prominently displayed around the 4-acre City Green in April 2019 for the first annual exhibit. The City will purchase one or more sculptures from each competition to add to its growing public art collection.

Benefits:

  • $1500 honorarium per sculpture selected for the exhibition.

  • Sculptures will be displayed in the new 4-acre City Green in the heart of the City Springs Complex.

  • City will purchase one or more sculptures for permanent installation within City.

  • All art is for sale and will be promoted as such.

  • Featured grand opening on April 27, 2019 with gala artist reception events.

 

 

A City of the Arts – and a great place for artists to showcase their work

 

Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is Georgia’s 6th largest city, home to more than 106,000 residents, four Fortune 500 and seven Fortune 1000 corporations.  Last year Niche.com rated Sandy Springs as one of the country’s 10 best cities for millennials and an Atlanta Journal Constitution poll named it the best suburb in Atlanta.

 

The new City Springs complex reinforces our community’s dedication to the arts.  Designed as a gathering place for residents and visitors, the 14-acre site features a 1,100-seat performance theater, studio theater, conference center, city offices, a rooftop terrace event space, 4-acre City Green, retail, dining, residential and underground parking. The jewel of the complex is the Byers Theatre, a best-in-class performing arts venue hosting an estimated 300 events annually, with a variety of musical and cultural events attracting local and regional audiences. An outdoor stage on the Green hosts concerts, festivals and a large farmers’ market throughout the year.

Sandy Springs wants to build its brand as a city of the arts. It began with the non-profit volunteer organization, Art Sandy Springs (ArtSS) which launched the Arts in the Open program when the city was formed in 2005.  ArtSS’ first outdoor sculpture competition in 2008 attracted 100 national and international submissions, with four permanent works purchased with private funds to launch the public art collection.  In 2014, underwritten with a private grant from Northside Hospital, The Playable Art Park opened to national praise with six huge sculptures built by artists for kids to play on. It has become a popular regional playground destination for children of every age.

The city has now established an annual program of procurement, using a yearly competition and exhibition as the platform to select and acquire the winning pieces. Working in partnership with the City of Sandy Springs, Art Sandy Springs will manage the competition, including the CFE (Call for Entries), evaluation and jurying of submissions, and installation of selected sculptures.

Promotion

  • Sculptures selected for exhibition will be located on the 4-acre City Green at City Springs, the 14-acre civic and cultural center.  This ‘heart of the City’ is home to City Hall, the Sandy Springs Byers Performing Arts Center, the Conference Center at City Springs, retail, residential, underground parking and the City Green.  

  • Artists will be featured on three separate websites:

  • The City of Sandy Springs – www.sandyspringsga.gov

  • Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism – www.visitsandysprings.org

  • Art Sandy Springs – www.artsandysprings.org

  • We will provide a link to each Artist’s website for additional exposure to their larger body of work.

  • Social Media associated with the three Sandy Springs entities will showcase the sculptures.

  • Requested media coverage will be an integral part of an active public relations plan.

  • Artists and sculptures will be featured in the City of Sandy Springs e-newsletter.

  • A printed brochure highlighting the sculptures and Artists will be developed by the City and distributed at the Performing Arts Center, City Hall and other City Springs locations.  Additional promotional pieces will be placed in the state’s twelve Visitor Information Centers that welcome over 12 million guests each year.

  • Selected sculptures and Artist will be showcased on the Otocast app that provides photos and information on the pieces as well as interviews with the Artists.  Otocast for IOS and Android devices facilitates discovery and exploration of recommended “points of interest” in any geographic area. www.otocast.com

  • The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs will promote and host a public opening celebration to showcase the selected sculptures in April 2019.

  • Each sculpture pedestal will feature a plaque with the name of the Artist and title of the work.  The plaque will also provide contact information for potential buyers.

  • Sculptures will be installed on City Green, site of popular City activities including the weekly Farmer’s Market, Heritage Sandy Springs Festival and Concerts, Movies ByMoonlight, Fitness Boot Camp, 1,100-seat Byers Theater and 350-seat Studio Theater performances.

  • Daily foot traffic will include individuals visiting City Hall for business and civic purposes, along with thousands of patrons of the Performing Arts Center, festivals and events, restaurants and retail establishments.

  • Visit Sandy Springs (Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism) will promote the sculptures in their own marketing materials as well as in the marketing materials of of other key programs such as the Atlanta Metro Travel Association co-op marketing program, comprised of 15 municipalities in and around Atlanta and the Hospitality Highway Trail, which includes seven communities along GA 400, stretching from Atlanta to the North Georgia Mountains. 

 

Artists whose work is selected for exhibit acknowledge that the City of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism and Art Sandy Springs may use photographs and videos of the artwork to promote the Public Art Program and visitation to the City of Sandy Springs.  The Artists are invited to be interviewed and videotaped and to allow the interviews to appear on community websites, apps and marketing materials that may include but not be limited to:

http://www.sandyspringsga.gov/recreation/art-in-sandy-springs/artss-in-the-open

www.visitsandysprings.org

www.artsandysprings.org


ArtSS in the Open is an ongoing public art program providing a dynamic cultural experience for the Sandy Springs community and an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work.

The theme for this year’s sculpture competition is:

“Inspired. By Nature.”

Artists are inspired by their very nature to be creative and innovative.    Likewise, the City of Sandy Springs is inspired to innovate and lead the way in support of the arts.  We are a strong community of neighbors and businesses, seek to make the most of our abundant natural resources and urban setting to provide a high quality of life for its residents.

Works submitted to this year’s competition can be inspired by anything from the natural world or the urban environment.

 

2018 – 2019 Exhibition Guidelines

  1. Artwork shall be undamaged and unblemished, fabricated and finished with non-hazardous materials.

  2. Artists are encouraged to visit the site during the application period and before the final jury decision.

  3. Artwork will be on loan to the City during the exhibition period and may be available for sale to the public. If a sculpture sells, the Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition period. There will be a 20% commission paid to Art Sandy Springs.

  4. It is the Artist’s responsibility to deliver and oversee installation of their sculpture in April 2019 and to be present for the removal at the end of the exhibition in March 2020. Artwork cannot be shipped as there is no available storage space or staff available for this purpose.

  5. The City and ArtSS reserve the right to reject work that is not the same Artwork as was selected in response to this call. Artwork may also be rejected if does not meet call requirements.

  6. All Artwork shall be structurally able to be secured to a concrete pad with anchor bolts. Concrete pads are provided for the display of each sculpture. The anchoring method will be approved by the City Engineer.  For selected art work, each Artist will be required to submit detailed information relating to the proposed anchoring method and provide any and all mounting bolts and hardware. Exhibits A, A1 and A2 provide diagrams with location, dimensions and weight capacity.

  7. No Artwork shall be exhibited without the Artist and City executing a document acknowledging that the Artwork has been installed properly and satisfactorily and that the City accepts responsibility for the Artwork from the time it is properly installed to the time it is de-installed.

  8. No Artwork shall be exhibited without the City first having obtained an Artist Agreement/Contract, executed by each Artist selected for exhibition in the Competition.

  9. During the exhibition period, City of Sandy Springs will maintain liability insurance to cover damages incurred.

  10. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

 

TIMELINE

01/07/2019 Midnight, Mountain Time –Artist deadline for electronic submissions

02/13/19–Artists will be notified of selection

02/28/19–Agreements/contracts signed with Artists

04/08/19 – 04/18/19– Sculpture delivery & installation

04/18/2019–All sculptures must be installed at their specified sites

04/27/2019–Official Opening Reception. Artists are invited but not required to attend.

TBD–Artists will be invited to be interviewed about their work. Recordings will be made available on the City website and OTOCAST.com

03/2020 - Sculptures selected for purchase by City

03/2020–De‐installation of the sculptures by the Artists
 

SELECTION PROCESS

Each Artist may submit up to three (3) sculptures for review using CaFE.org. Each sculpture must be submitted by separate application. 

Submissions will be initially screened by representatives from Art Sandy Springs and the City for overall compliance with the Call and technical feasibility.  

Art Sandy Springs and the City and will determine the selection of artwork for the exhibition and site placement of each sculpture.

During the exhibition a jury of recognized art experts will make recommendations for artwork to be acquired by the city. The jury will include a City representative, and one juror will be the “People’s Choice”, a popular vote using the online IOS and Android app, Otocast.  

Art Sandy Spring will make the final recommendations to the City Council.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Artist’s Resume or Bio

  2. Artists Statement

  3. Artist’s Contact Information

  4. Artist website, if available

  5. Description of Sculpture

  6. Purchase Valuation

  7. 2-3 Images with annotated Image List: (2000 words)

  8. 1-2 videos with annotated List

  9. Acknowledgement of review of Contractual Arrangement (see Attachment B, Contractual Agreement)


The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs have licensed CaFE (www.callforentry.org) to facilitate the application process of this CFE. Artists must submit the following through the CaFE web site:

(1) The artist must submit up to 3 images per entry with a minimum of 2 images per entry.  The images must be numbered and in the format specified by CaFE.org Artist may upload up to 2 videos per entry.  Please use standard CaFE.org image formatting. 

(2) An Image Inventory document. This document must be uploaded to CaFE.org as instructed on HtmlResAnchor www.callforentry.org. The following information must be given for each image:

Number on the image:

  • Artists Name

  • Medium/media used

  • Title, Year, Size, Sale Price and Location (for previous works)


(3) One to two page (maximum) current resume that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. This document must be uploaded to CaFE.org as instructed on HtmlResAnchor www.callforentry.org.


Submissions must be completed and received by Monday, January 7, 2019 5PM EST.

 

AGREEMENT

Submitting an entry form to this exhibition through CaFE.org Call for Entries (www.callforentry.org) constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all conditions set forth in this Call. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. After acceptance, the artist cannot substitute another work for the accepted one or change the sales price.


The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs reserve the right to refuse to install any work that, upon arrival, differs markedly from the images submitted or that does not, for any reason, meet the exhibitions standards of excellence.

By submitting work, the Artist acknowledges that the City of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism, and Art Sandy Springs may use photographs or videos of the Artwork to promote the Sculpture Competition. The Artist is encouraged to be interviewed and videotaped and have the interview appear on community websites that may include but are not limited to:

Art Sandy Springs – www.artsandysprings.org
City of Sandy Springs – www.sandyspringsga.gov
Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism – www.visitsandysprings.org

Otocast.com    www.otocast.com (available for IOS from Apple, for Android from the Play Store)


ARTIST CONTRACT/AGREEMENT

The Artist will be entering into an agreement with the City of Sandy Springs. An Artist Contract/Agreement is attached as Exhibit B. The artist should review to ensure he/she can comply with the stated terms and conditions.

 

ART SALES

Art Sandy Springs encourages sales of your work.  Art Sandy Springs will collect a 20% commission on all artwork sold to a private buyer as a result of this exhibition.  Private sale prices should include the 20% commission for Art Sandy Springs and 7% Georgia sales tax.

 

EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit  A:      Description of Sculpture Locations and Technical Requirements (see below)

Exhibit A1:     City Green Sculpture Base Locations (see site plan)

Exhibit A2:     City Green Sculpture Base Footing Design (see site plan)

Exhibit A3      City Green Site Plan (see site plan)

Exhibit  B:       Artist Contract/ Agreement (see Legal Agreement)

 

EXHIBIT A

DESCRIPTION OF SCULPTURE LOCATIONS & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION

The nine (9) individual sculptures selected will be displayed on each of the nine pre-prepared concrete bases located within landscape beds on the periphery of City Green. 

 

Exhibit A-1: Sculpture Site Plan, indicating the 9 numbered locations within the City Green, L1.4

Exhibit A-2:  Art Sculpture Base Detail for 9 locations, L1.4.1

The foundation bases are two (2) sizes, as determined by their support conditions.  Maximum sculpture weight is the same for both base sizes.

Exhibit A-3:  Technical Requirements, SK-1 for specific information regarding the structural design assumptions.  Should the Artist have any reason to believe that the sculpture they plan to submit would vary dramatically from these assumptions, Artist shall provide supporting information with respect to the deviation(s).  ArtSS reserves the right to request that an engineering analysis be performed for any sculpture deviating from the overall size and weight limitations described above.

Submitting artists are encouraged to visit the park.  Appropriate times will be scheduled and indicated on the CaFE.org site (Call For Entries site portal) for tours to be conducted by ArtSS and the City of the exhibition site and base locations. 

SCULPTURE SIZE LIMITATIONS AND ENGINEERING DESIGN OF SCULPTURE BASE & ATTACHMENT

Structural design considerations established for the concrete base require that all sculptures fit within a 4’-0” x 4’-0” footprint and be no taller than 8’-0”.  Bases have been designed for a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds.

Limited consideration will be given to any sculpture that has a portion of it extending beyond the above-described overall envelope, depending on the size, weight, material and nature of the extension.  Artists are encouraged to provide sculpture within this envelope.  Any extensions or deviations from this envelope should have the majority of its weight and size within the overall envelope.  ArtSS may request and require additional information concerning the sculpture be provided by Artist in order to be accepted as a submission.  

INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL PROCEEDURES - RESPSPONSIBILITIES OF CITY AND ARTIST

Delivery and Installation - Artist will be responsible for timely transportation of sculpture to the City Green installation site on a schedule to be determined with ArtSS and the City within the two weeks prior to the exhibition unveiling.  The Artist is expected to be present during the installation and once installation is complete will signify appropriate installation jointly with the City, in writing on a form to be provided.

The City is responsible to provide equipment and personnel required to lift sculpture from Artist’s transportation and place it on the designated base, with guidance from the Artist.  Artist is required to provide and execute appropriate anchoring of sculpture using the corner bolts provided in base or provide and install bolts appropriate to the sculpture base and attachment.  Artist shall provide his equipment necessary to make installation.  Power for tools will be made available by the City.

Removal if Not Purchased - Should sculpture not be selected for purchase by the City, Artist is responsible for transportation from the installation location.  Per the schedule of removal, The City will provide equipment and personnel required to lift sculpture from base and place on Artist’s transportation, with the Artist present during the removal.  Once removal is complete, the Artist and City will signify appropriate removal, in writing on a form to be provided.

Removal & Installation if Purchased - Should sculpture be selected for purchase by the City, the City will provide equipment, personnel and transportation required to lift sculpture from base, transport the sculpture to its permanent location and install on a new base.  The Artist shall be present and provide guidance during the removal and installation at the permanent location.  Once the permanent installation is complete, the Artist and City will signify approval of the installation, in writing on a form to be provided.

Inability to Remove – Should the Artist be unable to remove the sculpture at the conclusion of the exhibition or not take control of the sculpture upon removal, the City may place the sculpture in storage at the expense of the Artist.  If the sculpture is not reclaimed within 60 days after completion of the exhibition, the sculpture shall become the property of the City and the City shall have the right to determine its final disposition.


Call for Entry: Botanic gardens needs public artwork (Denver, CO)

Denver Botanic Gardens Freyer-Newman Center
Denver Arts & Venues
Public Art Program
1345 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80204


APPLY TO THIS CALL

Entry Deadline: 11/26/18


REQUIREMENTS:

Media 
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 8 


Introduction
Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the future Freyer - Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The facility is located near the main entrance to the Denver Botanic Gardens, at the corner of York St. and 11th Ave., Denver, CO.  The selection panel has recommended a site-specific artwork to be integrated into the exterior plaza of the Freyer - Newman Center. The commission amount is $300,000 USD.

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world. To fulfill its mission, Denver Botanic Gardens has embraced four core values: Diversity, Relevance, Sustainability, and Transformation.

Not only do these core concepts relate to the natural environment and the care of living things within it; but these four ideas also apply to people and relationships. The Gardens strives to preserve diversity of plant life, as well as engage diverse audiences. Denver Botanic Gardens must speak relevantly to local, regional, and national communities. In all things, the Gardens strive to act as a catalyst for transformation of individuals and the environment.

Freyer - Newman Center
The fusion of science, art and education is the heart of Denver Botanic Gardens. It is rare that an institution contains breadth and depth in a variety of specialties related to human interaction with the natural world. At the Gardens, one can find preserved plant and fungi specimens, documented uses of plants, and historic botanical illustration. Contemporary botanical illustration programs extend the scientific art of documentation into the 21st century.
The Gardens’ holdings are unique in that horticulture, plant conservation and preservation, mycology and art unite to document human relationships with these elements and the larger environment. Housing each of these programmatic elements in a single facility — the Freyer - Newman Center — will make these assets more accessible to the public. Please visit the link at the bottom of this document for more information.

Materials & Media
The selection panel members have set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating a unique and inspiring work of art for the diverse community that visits and enjoys the Freyer - Newman Center. The panel is looking for artworks that create a distinct connection to the natural world and demonstrate the connection between the micro and macro, as well as honor human relationships to the natural environment. Artworks should enhance the experience of those that use and enjoy the Freyer – Newman Center and could engage multiple senses, harnessing tactile and auditory components to achieve aims. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials that are suitable for outdoor display. Artists are asked to be mindful and respectful of the center’s functionality, its users, the neighborhood, as well as the mission of the center as a destination for science, art and education.

Maintenance & Durability
All applicants are expected to consider the issues of long-term conservation and maintenance of public art, along with time and budget. These projects are located in the public realm and may therefore be exposed to weather and physical stresses, as well as be subject to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low-maintenance materials. Semifinalists are encouraged to consult with a professional conservator prior to the submission of a final proposal. Artist proposals awarded contracts will be reviewed by the City of Denver’s Public Art Committee to ensure conformity with city standards of maintenance and durability, as well as ADA standards. All finalists are expected to stay on budget and to complete work in an approved time frame.

Who May Apply
This project is open to artists who currently live and work in in the United States, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. The selection panel is especially interested in artists that can demonstrate a deep understanding of the Denver Botanic Gardens and its mission, as well as the area’s history, landscape, and surrounding neighborhood. Colorado artists and artists working in media that is suitable for outdoor display are especially encouraged to apply.

Can a team apply?
Applicants may apply as a single artist or multi-person collaborative group.  If applying as a team, please submit one résumé for the team, with 1-2 pages per team member.

Applying for these opportunities
In response to this RFQ, applicants will be asked to submit six digital images, a résumé, and a statement of interest no longer than 2,000 characters via www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ™). From these applications, the selection panel will choose between three and five semifinalists who will create site-specific proposals and be brought in for an interview with the panel. Artists will be paid an honorarium for this work. Artists/teams selected as semi-finalists will be required to submit a Diversity & Inclusiveness Form in order for their proposals to be considered, which will be provided upon notification. As directed by Executive Order 101, this form must be submitted for all city solicitations of proposals. Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program staff can provide guidance on filling out this form. Semifinalists will be expected to pay for travel expenses from the honorarium. From the interview and proposal, an artist or artist team will be selected for this commission.  The selected artist or artist team for the commission will collaborate with the Public Art Program staff and the Freyer - Newman Center design team when finalizing their designs for installation. 

 

Budget
The budget for this commission is $300,000.00 USD which will be allocated to the artist/team selected. These funds come from the City of Denver’s One Percent for Art Ordinance resulting from improvements made to the Denver

Botanic Gardens. This contract amount is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited

to: the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering consultation, insurance (including

Colorado Workers Compensation), tools, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs. For all work done on city property, prevailing wage requirements will be applied.

 

Timeline
(Except for online application deadline, timeline is subject to adjustments)

 Monday, November 26, 11:59 P.M. MST Deadline for entry (via CaFÉ™ system)

December                                                           Semifinalist Selection

March                                                                   Finalist Notification

Project Selection Panel
According to Denver’s Public Art policies, the project selection panel plays an active role in the acquisition of public art for Denver. The Freyer - Newman Center selection panel is comprised of 11 voting members and additional non-voting advisors. The selection panel is responsible for reviewing the site, establishing criteria, writing a request for qualifications, reviewing applications, and selecting and interviewing semi-finalists and selecting a finalist for the commission. 

Selection Process
Between three and five artists/artist teams will be selected as semifinalists, depending on the number of qualified responses to the RFQ. Those selected will receive more specific information regarding the site and have the opportunity to meet with Garden representatives, the design team and public art staff.  The semifinalists will receive an honorarium to prepare and present the proposal in person. The selection panel will review the proposals, interview the semifinalists and recommend a finalist for the commission. The final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented to the Public Art Committee, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock for final approval. All decisions of the City and County of Denver are final.

Materials to be Submitted
Please read this section carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all materials submitted.

All materials must be submitted online, via the CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.

Digital ImagesIn order to be considered for this project, the applicant must electronically submit six digital images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or media works must submit a complete CaFÉ™ application and will have the opportunity to upload up to two video files.

Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications can be found at https://www.callforentry.org/uploading-images-audio-and-video-files/. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available here: https://www.callforentry.org/artist-help-cafe/. If an artist does not have access to a computer, s/he may call 720-865-5563 to make arrangements to use a computer at Denver Arts & Venues.

Statement of InterestPlease submit a statement briefly outlining your interest in the Freyer - Newman Center public art project and experience working on projects of this kind (2,000 character maximum) via CaFÉ™. 

RésuméSubmit a one-to-two page current résumé via CaFÉ™ that highlights your professional accomplishments as an artist. Please name your résumé file accordingly: Last name.First initial (i.e. Smith.J.pdf).  Résumés that are more than two pages will not be downloaded. If applying as a team, please submit one résumé with 1-2 pages per team member.

 Please direct all questions about the project to Brendan Picker at brendan.picker@denvergov.org or by calling 720-865-5563.
 

For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens Freyer - Newman Center, please visit:https://www.botanicgardens.org/freyer-newman-center

Applicants are encouraged to watch this video: https://youtu.be/YzxJ6BHIJaI