nARTure Tuesday: Nature Play Space!

Happy nARTure Tuesday! This week, no matter your age, we invite you to PLAY! Outdoor free play is a creative, rejuvenating, healthy, and fun activity. We encourage play during your visit to JSP, like at our growing nature play space. Check out the new site for the beloved climbing tree! We moved this former sculpture from the concrete amphitheater over to the softer grass and nature play space site. Come check it out! Climbing encouraged 🙂

To learn more about the benefits of outdoor free play, check out Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest’s Children at Play Network https://childrenatplaynetwork.com/free-play/benefits-of-play/.

nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.org. Thank you!

Sculpture Saturday: Being Yourself by Jimmy Joe Jenkins

Welcome to Sculpture Saturday with JSP Park Manager & Artist in Residence, Riley Fichter! Did you know that JSP and Frank Arts has partnered with city tourism to launch a guided, in-person Frankfort Public Art Tour? From April to October, we will host monthly tours of public art in downtown Frankfort, KY. Learn more about the sculptures and murals downtown by registering for an upcoming tour (like this Sunday, April 11 at Expree Credit Union!) at josephinesculpturepark.org/calendar.

This week’s Sculpture Saturday features Jimmy Joe Jenkin’s mural, Being Yourself, located on the side of Rick’s White Light Diner (Don’t let the construction fool you; Rick’s is OPEN for business and ready to make you delicious food! www.whitelightdiner.com).

Jenkin’s mural is part of the Arts Downtown initiative sponsored by Richard Rosen, in partnership with Frank Arts and Josephine Sculpture Park’s Art in Public Places program. If you’re interested in getting public art in or around your business, contact us at josephinesculpturepark.org.

Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.org. Thank you!

nARTure Tuesday: Nature Inspired Music ft. LexPhil

It’s nARTure Tuesday, y’all! Last week, we had a blast chatting with our friends at Lexington Philharmonic about nature and music. We want to lift up one of the amazing resources they shared for you to experience at home: LexPhil’s “Nature Inspired Music” YouTube playlist (and while you’re there, subscribe to their channel)! Let the nature-inspired classical music tickle your brain and heart this week, and head outside to discover the music all around you!

P.S. You can still watch our Connect Coffee Hour conversation about music and nature with LexPhil’s Kelly Corcoran, Seedleaf’s Christine Smith, and our very own Jeri Katherine Howell!

nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Thank you!

Sculpture Saturday: Crucible by Doug Schatz

It’s Sculpture Saturday, and this week we explore Doug Schatz’s piece, Crucible, located at our satellite exhibit at Expree Credit Union! Join us Sunday, April 11 for a guided tour of this entire exhibit as part of our NEW Frankfort Public Art Tour series in partnership with Visit Frankfort and Franklin County Arts – FrankArts. Registration required at https://bit.ly/3mgc9As.

The Sculpture Saturday series is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union! Thank you!

We’re HIRING!

Join our Team at JSP

Marketing and Communications Manager

Part time 10 hrs./week $20 per hr.

Application Deadline: April 26, 2021

Start Date: May 15, 2021

Description

The Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a marketing plan for Josephine Sculpture Park that uplifts our mission and vision and promotes our programming to a broader audience. This position will communicate with the Program Director and Artistic Director to determine priorities and develop the plan. Implementation of the plan will include a variety of media and the person filling this position should be aware of current trends and be able to manage multiple deadlines and communicate with media outlets.

Mission & Vision

We believe the ARTS are for EVERYONE!

Our mission is to connect people to each other and the land through the arts. We provide creative arts and nature education to our community and transformative opportunities to artists while conserving the beauty of Kentucky’s native, rural landscape.

Our vision is to be a leader in our community that respects and reflects diverse voices and ideas through shared, creative experiences and responsible land stewardship practices.

Purpose of the Marketing and Communications Manager

To optimize paid advertising campaigns on search engines, social media platforms, and other channels that maximize the online presence of Josephine Sculpture Park. The goal is to drive more people to visit JSP and participate in our programs.

Essential Duties

  • Manage paid search, display, social, and video advertising campaigns
  • Participate in integrated marketing campaign planning with team members
  • Share ideas for new marketing strategies with JSP Directors
  • Design and send monthly e-newsletter
  • Update JSP website and blog as needed (wordpress)

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviors

  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze data and be a creative problem solver
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships
  • Eagerness to learn and grow professionally
  • Ability to stay up to date on JSP programming calendar and determine prime marketing opportunities

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as marketing, business, or communications; or 1+ years of related experience
  • Experience with PPC campaign management
  • Google Ads Certification
  • Experience with Mailchimp and analytics
  • Experience with Facebook Business Manager
  • Google Analytics Certification (preferred)
  • Graphic design; ability to develop images for social media and website
  • Social media savvy (JSP currently maintains Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts)
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Eventbrite

The application period is now open. Please submit your resume, cover letter, three references, and 3 marketing samples (at least 1 writing sample) to [email protected] by 5 pm EST on April 26, 2021. Please send PDFs only and write MARKETING in the subject line. Interviews will begin April 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] All applications and expressed interest in this position will be handled confidentially.

This position allows for remote work, although familiarity with JSP programming is important and some time at the park would be ideal.

JSP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, TGNCNBI2-S (Transgender, Non-Conforming, Nonbinary, Intersex, and 2 Spirit) & LGBTQ folks, people with disabilities, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

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