Job Opportunities

2021 Park Manager and Artist Residency

Job Description:

    • JSP is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to create a welcoming community for all staff, volunteers, and visitors. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • This position will start June 1, 2021 and end May 31, 2022 with a review to continue.
    • This is a part time contractor position requiring approximately 20-25 hours per week. 
    • It is the responsibility of the Park Manager to track and adhere to hours worked.
    • Duties include, but are not limited to, oversight and execution of daily activities of JSP as determined by the Directors. This includes giving tours, sculpture installations/removals, and support of all JSP events and programming. 
    • Park Manager is responsible for the management of JSP’s intern program. Duties of interns include but are not limited to: 1) daily upkeep of JSP grounds, i.e., clearing the paths of debris and ensuring proper drainage, leaf blowing, mowing, weed whacking, and sowing grass seed, 2) sculpture upkeep, i.e., restoration, washing, map updates, printing and replacing signage, and maintenance of the JSP Sculptures in Public Places (River View Park, Arts Downtown and Expree Credit Union), 3) JSP facilities upkeep, i.e., cleaning and organization of studios and buildings, shared kitchen, bathrooms and shower, and careful use of all buildings and equipment. 
    • Park Manager will accomplish intern tasks when interns are not present. In general, interns are present mid-May – October.
  • Park Manager will maintain the operation and organization of studio and park facilities, tools, and resources. This includes ensuring safe and efficient use of all equipment, tools, and materials by all facility users (interns and artists in residence).
  • Park Manager will meet weekly with Directors to determine priorities and any special upcoming tasks/events/programming and to get feedback from Park Manager regarding intern management and any other issues that may arise.
  • Duties and responsibilities of the Park Manager will shift seasonally. Generally, the park is more active with events and visitors from May-Oct. During that time, interns will be on site to conduct tasks outlined above. Nov.-Apr. when programming slows down and interns are not on site, the Park Manager will work more closely with Directors to determine and prioritize special projects such as organization of the barn loft or tool crib, repairs to intern residences or tent platforms, and possibly some administrative tasks such as the development of new policies and procedures.
  • In addition to the duties listed above, which fulfill the 20-25 hr. weekly workload, the Park Manager is expected to utilize the studio facilities to create their own work and to install at least 1 artwork as part of the JSP Exhibition. 
  • Additional community engagement opportunities may be considered based on the needs and interest of the Park Manager. Ex. include but are not limited to an artist talk, teaching a workshop or leading a demonstration.

Compensation:

  • Total value of compensation: $18,000
  • $6,000 salary and $12,000 in kind housing, studio and utilities (electrical, water, sewer, trash, wifi).
    • Private tiny house includes kitchenette, shower, furniture and use of JSP office (separate building) at an estimated value of $450.00 a month.
    • Free studio space (and use of JSP equipment), consumables and utilities are included with an estimated value of $550.00 a month.
    • A monthly payment of $500.00 will be paid at the end of each month.
  • Studio consumables such as welding gases will be included with free studio access. Some materials from the JSP scrap piles will be included. 
  • JSP discounts on materials and services will be made available to the Park Manager as available. Any additional specific consumables and materials required for personal sculptural practice will be the responsibility of the Park Manager.
  • Exhibition at JSP of artwork created by the Park Manager while in residence is encouraged.

Eligibility

  • Preference will be given to artists who meet any of these criteria:
    • Artist identifies as a person of color
    • Artist identifies as a woman, transgender or gender non-conforming person
  • Preference will be given to artists exploring any of these themes:
    • Social justice
    • Racial justice
    • Environmental justice
    • Feminism
  • BFA required, MFA preferred in sculpture or related field.
  • Extensive studio experience is required, please include a skills list on your resume.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. resident or hold valid visa documents.
  • Applicant must be active and practicing artist, evident in resume or CV.
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency.
  • Applicant’s work must be characterized as one or more of the following: sculpture, three-dimensional installation, multimedia, site-specific, land art, conceptual art, social practice, painting/mural, public art and/or performance art.

Applications DUE: February 28, 2021

Download the FULL APPLICATION HERE: Park Manager Artist in Residence Application 2021

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