20 Jun 2021

Fellows The Bascom’s Education Fellowships

Bascom Center for the Visual Arts Highlands, North Carolina, United States

The Bascom

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: Ongoing – The Bascom’s Education Fellows are critical members of our team. They are given job responsibilities that uphold the mission of our organization and prepare them for careers in the arts. Education Fellows must be disciplined, hard workers with teaching experience who are able to tackle a broad range of assignments.

The Education Fellowship is a 2 – 3 month summer position (flexible dates upon approval) under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach. First and foremost, the Education Fellow is Lead Instructor for youth summer art programs at The Bascom during our busy summer season (June – August). The instructor also designs self-guided museum activities for the public, and supports other public programs with youth and adults.

The Bascom Believing that creative expression transforms our lives, The Bascom is committed to providing life enriching experiences through diverse exhibitions; comprehensive arts education and public programs; support for regional artists; and strategic partnerships facilitating cultural and economic development in the Highlands-Cashiers community.

The Bascom Art Center’s grounds are a ceaselessly inspiring environment for instructional, studio, and exhibition practices. The 6-acre campus features outdoor stone amphitheaters, a creek-side pavilion, a sculpture and nature trail, multiple galleries, and art studios with a rustic barn wood aesthetic. The Western Carolina region is rich with mountainous landscapes to which traditional and contemporary artists and craftspeople gravitate for inspiration.

Please note that Highlands, NC is a beautiful small town located in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains at 4,200 feet of elevation. Highlanders cherish the remoteness that makes this area so special. Cellular service is limited in areas, roads are steep and curvy, and the weather can be unpredictable. It is important to research or visit the area to familiarize yourself with the setting that makes The Bascom and Highlands such a unique destination.

WEEKLY COMMITMENT
The Education Fellow commits to instruction, planning, and departmental support Tuesday – Saturday not to exceed 30 hours per week.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and instruct curricula – Ages 7 – 12, continuing adults, and senior citizens
  • Design and instruct 5 STEAM based, multi-day summer programs for youth ages 7 – 12
  • Teach private lessons in drawing, painting, and mixed-media
  • Curate student exhibits in the Eckerd Children’s Gallery
  • Design interactive art activities for the public in the Eckerd Children’s Gallery and The Bascom SmArt Space
  • Manage Hughes Studio (organize, clean, keep inventory)

TEACHING METHODS
The Community Art Instructor will use a variety of teaching methods and new media to stimulate and keep the attention of students, such as: teacher demonstrations, gallery and sculpture trail tours, individual and collaborative group projects, cross-disciplinary lessons, guided discussions about famous artworks, brief videos, and slide presentations.

BENEFITS

  1. $800.00 per month stipend paid bi-weekly.
  2. Paid Shared Housing, approximately 8 miles from The Bascom in a rural setting ($700.00 per month value).
  3. Marketing and Promotion of your work as an Education Fellow.
  4. Professional development opportunities.
  5. Studio Space on The Bascom Campus. Fellows are responsible for all materials and equipment required for personal studio work.
  6. Transportation to off-site teaching locations in a Bascom vehicle. PERSONAL VEHICLE REQUIRED for commuting to The Bascom.
  7. Exhibition Opportunity in the Education Gallery upon approval.

APPLICATION – No Fee
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Submit ALL below materials together (for example, send only 1 email, 1 compressed file, 1 file transfer, or 1 disk).

Please submit:

  1. Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and teaching philosophy
  2. Résumé or CV
  3. 10 images of your personal artwork with image inventory.
  4. Title
  5. Year
  6. Medium
  7. Dimensions
  8. 3 sample lesson plans
  9. 2 professional reference letters, or contact info for 2 professional references

Submit Applications to:
Billy Love, Director of Education and Outreach
The Bascom : A Center for the Visual Arts
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741

For Questions: Email blove@thebascom.org


Mission
Believing that creative expression transforms our lives, The Bascom is committed to providing life enriching experiences through diverse exhibitions; comprehensive arts education and public programs; support for regional artists; and strategic partnerships facilitating cultural and economic development in the Highlands-Cashiers community.

The Bascom
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741


Opportunity Categories: + Curatorial. Opportunity Types: Fellows. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Deadlines Ongoing and Recurring, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Benefits: *No Application Fee, In-Kind Benefit, and Stipend.

Opportunity expires in 103 days.

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