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Call for airbrush artist at Emerson’s April 3 hip-hop dance

The Emerson is looking for an airbrush artist (with your own equipment) to design old-school t-shirts and foam-dome caps on the spot at a hip-hop dance party for the Emerson on April 3. Please call or email Stephanie at 587-9797 or stephanie@theemerson.org. airbrush

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Call for Special Ed Art Teacher and Aide at the Emerson – Fall 2009

Emerson Art Education
Special Ed. Artist-Educator & Special Ed Art Aide
Job Application 2009

The Emerson’s offers community-based art education for teens, adults and children. Emerson Art Education classes and workshops are fun and build artistic skills and creative courage for all students in an inclusive community setting. Our teachers are high-quality educators and artists.

Beginning Fall of 2009, the Emerson will pilot a Special Education art class for grades 6-12 and recent high school graduates. Artist-Educators must have expertise in the media they teach, enthusiasm about working with youth and adults with a range of artistic abilities, an exceptional ability to communicate with parents, students, Emerson staff and the community at large, and a flexible attitude about working in a community-based arts organization. In addition, the Artist-Educator for this position will be certified to teach Special Education and Art, or have demonstrated success and enjoyment with this population. We seek inspiring candidates who are great art teachers and are sensitive to the wide range of issues and talents of students with special needs.

The Frances Senska Pottery Studio has large working tables, slab roller, fully stocked glaze area and glaze making material area, 10 wheels, an electric kiln, a variety of tools, extruder, clay mixer, slide projector and trays, and buckets. It is a community space shared by several teachers and thirty students at any given time. Proactive communication and willingness to pitch in to improve this popular and growing program are imperative.

Emerson’s art classroom, the Green Room, is a multi-use space shared by the Crawford Theater and the Art Education program. There may be times when classes must be moved to accommodate concerts or other community events. While we do our best to provide a consistent location for art classes, you may be asked to relocate your class. Please take this into account when applying for this position.

We currently have funding for a five-week class for 8-10 students that meets for two hours after school once a week during Fall 2009. We are also hiring a classroom aide with demonstrated enjoyment and success in working with students with special needs. We hope to continue the program throughout 2009-2010 and beyond, pending funding.

Your application packet should include the following:
• Cover letter, including: your specific interest in teaching, class ideas
• Resumé or narrative describing related training, teaching and community-based art experience
• Artist’s statement, if applicable
• CD with five – ten images of your current work (jpeg files, 1 – 3 megabyte), if applicable
Please send your packet to: Visual Arts Director Ellen Ornitz
The Emerson 111 South Grand, Bozeman, MT 59715
Please do not email your application.

Deadline for receipt of materials – June 1, 2009 or until position filled
Notification of acceptance – July 1, 2009 or until position filled
Fall Session – September – December 2009 (first class no earlier than September 14, 2009)

Call for submissions: Native American traditional beadwork

autio by Molly Murphy
The Emerson is looking for a Native American traditional beadwork artist with a body of work to exhibit with the contemporary beadwork of Molly Murphy (Oglala, Lakota), who specializes in contemporary native beadwork and printmaking.

Exhibit opens June 2009 – to be considered, please download an application form here and submit as soon as possible.

Call for contemporary visual artists

The Emerson is now accepting applications for contemporary visual art exhibits for our Lobby, Weaver Room, and Jessie Wilber galleries for 2009 – 2011.

The Jessie Wilber Gallery exhibits the artwork of professional contemporary artists showing painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, mixed media, film, new genre, and installations.

The Emerson Lobby Gallery exhibits the drawings, paintings, prints, photography, and mixed media work of regional contemporary artists. The show often relates specifically to the current exhibit in the Jessie Wilber Gallery.

The Weaver Room Gallery displays two-dimensional and wall hung sculpture highlighting topics of regional significance including community concerns, travel, and artwork by students and faculty of Montana State University and our local schools.

Click here for more information and to download an application form.

Call for filmmakers – Emerson promotional DVD

The Emerson is fundraising for continued renovation of our 1918 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of this campaign is a two to five-minute film short that effectively and innovatively communicates the tremendous and wide-ranging value the Emerson adds to southwest Montana. The short will be used to explain our mission visually to out-of-state donors and foundations who cannot tour the building in person.

This project will be funded through private grants, $1,500 – $2,500 contingent on funding. Filming will begin Spring 2009.

To be considered for this project, please submit a cover letter, resume and sample of your work to the Emerson by March 1, 2009. Please mail or drop off application materials to:

THE EMERSON

DVD Project

111 S. Grand Ave.

Bozeman, MT 59715

Emerson is looking for Artist-Educators for Winter Session

The Emerson’s Open Studio is a community-based art education program for teens, adults and children. Open Studio art classes and workshops are fun and build artistic skills and creative courage for all students in an inclusive community setting. Our teachers are high-quality educators and artists. Qualified applicants with limited teaching experience may be asked to apprentice with a more experienced Artist-Educator before teaching on their own.

Open Studio Artist-Educators must have expertise in the media they teach, enthusiasm about working with youth and adults with a range of artistic abilities, an exceptional ability to communicate with parents, students, Emerson staff and the community at large, and a flexible attitude about working in a community-based arts organization.

The Frances Senska Pottery Studio has large working tables, slab roller, fully stocked glaze area and glaze making material area, 10 wheels, an electric kiln, a variety of tools, extruder, clay mixer, slide projector and trays, and buckets. It is a community space shared by several teachers and thirty students at any given time. Proactive communication and willingness to pitch in to improve this popular and growing program are imperative.

Emerson’s art classroom, the Green Room, is a multi-use space shared by the Crawford Theater and the Open Studio program. There may be times when classes must be moved to accommodate concerts or other community events. While we do our best to provide a consistent location for Open Studio classes, you may be asked to relocate your class. Please take this into account when applying for this position.

The Emerson currently offers three formats for classes: one-day adult workshops (usually on weekends); PIR Art Day (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Early Release Day (1 – 4 p.m.) classes for youth in grades 2 – 6; four-week classes for adults and grades 2 – 6, grades 5 – 8 and grades 9 – 12; and seven-week classes for adults, grades 5 – 8 and grades 9 – 12.Your application packet should include the following:

  • Cover letter, including: your specific interest in teaching, class ideas, preferred age group
  • Resumé or narrative describing related training, teaching and community-based art experience
  • Artist’s statement, if applicable
  • CD with five – ten images of your current work (jpeg files, 1 – 3 megabyte)

Please send your packet to: Visual Arts Director Ellen Ornitz
The Emerson 111 South Grand, Bozeman, MT 59715
Please do not email your application.

Questions or want to pitch ideas/brainstorm? Call Stephanie 587-9797.

Deadline for receipt of materials – November 14, 2008 or until position filled
Notification of acceptance – November 21, 2008 or until position filled
Winter Open Studio classes – mid-January to March 2009 (first class no earlier than January 19, 2009)