Blue Star Contemporary seeks a part-time Artist-in-Community educator to engage and teach local students about contemporary art. The successful candidate effectively communicates with school-age youth and engages directly with the community as one of the public faces of BSC. This opportunity is for artists and is a part of our Creative Classrooms program. Blue Star Contemporary’s Creative Classrooms brings art to local schools. Our Artist-in-Community takes on the task of translating his or her studio practice to hands-on activities for third-grade students and facilitates the activities in the classroom. These activities encourage creative, critical, and exploratory thinking while introducing students to contemporary art. The ideal candidate is passionate, proactive, organized, and a good communicator. The Artist- in-Community reports to the Education Manager.
Blue Star Contemporary subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. In agreement with requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants so that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.
Blue Star Contemporary offers accredited internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of positions Internships are available in five areas: Development, Public Relations & Marketing, Building & Gallery, Exhibitions & Programs, and MOSAIC Studio. These internships offer valuable experience in the inner workings of high-profile, non-profit organization. Our internships are not paid, but each counts as 3-hour credit course under the classification of Internship or Practicum. Internships run eight weeks with a minimum of 10 hours a week.
Internship Application Dates
- Fall 2017 – July 3 – September 8, 2017
- Spring 2018 – December 4, 2017 – February 5, 2018
- Summer 2018 – April 1 – May 18, 2018
For information about applying for an internship at Blue Star Contemporary, students should contact their current university and obtain the necessary paperwork and instructions. At the same time, they should apply for the internship at BSC by sending their resume and a cover letter to Public Affairs and Engagement Manager, Inessa Kosub at firstname.lastname@example.org during the open application dates listed above.
In the years since its inception, Blue Star Contemporary has grown with the community, instigating positive change in both the art community and the community as a whole. Volunteering is a fun way to be a part of this positive change and meet vibrant like-minded people.
Volunteers will assist staff with exhibition openings, public programs, Family Saturday, and other special events. Volunteers should possess a love and appreciation of art.
For information on volunteer opportunities, please contact BSC Education Manager, Mari Hernandez at email@example.com.