Imagine Art Americorps

Artist-in-Residence Program

 

Imagine Art Seeks 10 Artists-In-Residence

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Imagine Art is excited to announce that on September 1, 2019 it will begin to implement a new program offering structured classes, open studio and enrichment opportunities for artists with disabilities. We are recruiting 10 highly talented and motivated individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members in the capacity of teaching as Artists-in-Residence.


The recruitment period has begun! To learn more about this program opportunity please read the posting below and follow the link to the Position Description and Program Application. If you’re interested in National Service and looking for a unique and inspiring way to hone your art and teaching skills while helping people with disabilities, this may be the opportunity for you!

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About Imagine Art:

Imagine Art is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian Ministry established in 1996 to provide specialized supports tailored to empower artists with disabilities to create art. Non-disabled artists engage in our studios to create a diverse, inclusive space where all artists thrive. Imagine Art is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and is dedicated to the principals of inclusion. Imagine Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Position Summary:

Imagine Art is recruiting 10 individuals to serve as Full Time Members in the Imagine Arts AmeriCorps Program. The Members/Artist-In-Residence will provide art instruction and mentorship to support artists with disabilities’ development toward professional engagement in the arts. It is our belief that this intervention will result in equalizing the playing field in order that artists with disabilities have the same opportunity for professional success and upward mobility as artist peers without disabilities who access the Imagine Art studios. 


Eligibility Requirements:

 •       High School Graduate (17 Years or older)

•       U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (deferred action does not suffice)

•       Able to pass a criminal background check

 •       Working knowledge in one or more artistic discipline and the ability to impart that knowledge to others

•       A commitment to make a difference for artists with disabilities


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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Imagine Art is recruiting Artists-In-Residence with a strong background in design, drawing painting, ceramics, textiles and glass mosaic, and skilled in the development of portfolios, social media and websites.  Successful applicants must have the ability to transmit their knowledge to artists with disabilities.  


Training and Experience:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA); Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Social Work Education (CSWE); Bachelor's in Public Health (BPH); Persons with a proven track record as a professional practicing artist or craftsman (non-degree); Arts Educator in a non-profit, public or private school setting; Extensive experience in photography, web development, social media, marketing and branding.


Term of Service: 11 Months beginning September 3, 2019 through August 1, 2020.


How to Apply: 

Click on the button below to review the Detailed Position Description.  If you are inclined to National Service and feel that this position fits your current goals, please submit your completed application online. 

Please refer any questions to Ricardo Hernandez, Program Director at rick@imagineart.net.

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