Call for Teaching Artists – 2018 Residency at Chesapeake Arts Center

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Call for Teaching Artists – 2018 Residency at Chesapeake Arts Center

Invitation for Applications: Teaching Artists

Chesapeake Arts Center invites dynamic, experienced and creative Teaching Artists to apply for a 2018 residency at our Brooklyn Park, MD location. CAC seeks Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines:

  • Visual Arts – Mural, Painting, Air-Dry Clay Techniques, Collage, etc.
  • Digital Media – Animation, Photography, Website Design, etc.
  • Theatre – Puppetry, Playwriting, Devising, etc.
  • Vocal Music – Chorus, Musical Theatre, etc.
  • Instrumental Music – Beginning Instruments, African Drumming, Rock band, etc.
  • Dance – Hip Hop, Jazz/ contemporary, International/Folk genres, etc.
  • Literary – Storytelling, Graphic Novels, Poetry, etc.

Four Teaching Artists will be selected for residency for January-December 2018. Through our residencies, CAC provides and promotes quality arts education programs that:

  • Foster creativity and imagination
  • Expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Enhance capacities for critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Fortify social-emotional skills

 

Teaching Artist Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and executing an age-appropriate, project-based arts curriculum. Programs will be scheduled during after-school and evening hours.
  • Preparing for and producing culminating presentations at assigned site(s).
  • Collaborating effectively with coworkers, and communicating regularly with supervisory staff.
  • Submitting complete lessons plans, timesheets, reports and other vital administrative documentation in a timely manner.

 

Criteria

CAC selects Teaching Artists who embody the following qualities:

  • Artistic Excellence, including quality and scope of professional artistic work, and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline.
  • Engaging Teaching, especially incorporating the creative process, reaching students across diverse developmental levels, yielding quality student work, strong understanding of arts learning standards, and substantial experience in public school classrooms or working with urban youth, including strong classroom management skills.
  • Professionalism, including abilities to plan with others, to articulate goals and objectives, and to adapt to varying student populations and school environments.

Compensation

The CAC Resident Teaching Artist will be paid a monthly stipend in exchange for teaching up to four classes per week, on site at CAC or off-site at a local school. Additional benefits include personal studio and storage space at CAC and a CAC-sponsored performance or exhibit to be included in the 2018-2019 CAC season program.

To Apply

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and work samples of your professional and student work. Materials should be submitted electronically to CAC’s Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org
Deadline for applications: October 20, 2017.

About Chesapeake Arts Center:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community arts center that has nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events.  The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and it very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region.

For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.Chesapeakearts.org or Call us at P: 410-636-6597.

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Now Hiring Administrative Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center!

 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and works closely with the Executive Director, Education Director and Marketing/Program Director in regards to general organizational tasks at Chesapeake Arts Center. This position assist the daily functions of each departments.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee aspects of a customized database, which includes timely and accurate data entry, updating records, organizing/coding, retrieving reports from the system, while maintaining an overall understanding of database.
  • Maintain data correctness by routinely checking information for errors and duplicate files, while maintaining an organized system of information.
  • Handle all student membership, class registrations, and scholarship recipients.
  • Generate and send monthly renewal mailings and communications.
  • Track memberships relating to Education and donation statistics on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Manage confidential student scholarship information, and track student tuition payments
  • File hard copies and digital copies of registration records, financial records and other educational documents.
  • Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.
  • Attend events as needed.
  • Assist with educational event planning, such as recitals, career day, communications, volunteer coordination.
  • Additional duties as assigned; this may include processing class evaluations, taking supply inventory, answering phones, assisting in selling show tickets, etc.
  • Assist the Marketing Director with Eblast
  • Create Press Releases about upcoming events/ classes
  • Assisting Marketing Director with day to day marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested.
  • Supporting the in-house marketing and design team by coordinating and collating content
  • Support the Marketing Director with Hanging Artwork in Galleries, creating promotional material for the gallery events and corresponding with the artists
  • Help create content for social media
  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls
  • Receive and direct visitors and clients

 

QUALIFICATIONS, ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills; attention to detail is extremely important.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared ideas and goals.
  • Experience and comfort working on computers required (experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, database software, social media and different internet browsers).
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends for events as required.
  • Flexibility to support staff and projects as needed for a small to mid-sized organization.
  • An interest in Chesapeake Art Center’s mission
  • Experience working in a gallery preferred
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Must have strong customer service skills to assist students and parents.

HOURS AND SALARY: The Administrative Assistant position is a 20-25 hour a week. Hours are 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday, with a potential to work on a Saturday.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Program/Marketing Director, Nicole Caracia via email at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org.

ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, The Hal Gomer Gallery, a large ceramic lab, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and maker space.

Our Mission Statement

Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

 

NOW HIRING! Voice Instructor for the Chesapeake Arts Center!

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Now Hiring Voice Instructor!

The Chesapeake Arts Center of Brooklyn Park, MD, is currently looking for an experienced voice instructor to teach private voice lessons!  If you would like to be a part of a growing community arts center just outside of Baltimore and share your love of the arts with enthusiastic students of all ages, the Chesapeake Arts Center would love to hear from you!

We are currently accepting resumes from interested candidates.  For more information please call 410-636-6597, or email the Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org.

Requirements:

  • Professional training in the vocal music field. Bachelor’s degree in Performance and/or Education is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to arts education for all ages
  • Minimum of 1 year professional teaching experience in schools, community centers, studios, etc. 2-3 years or more of teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Pass criminal history background check

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just south of Baltimore, Maryland. Our facility houses the 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, 120-seat Studio 194 Black Box Theatre, Hal Gomer Art Gallery, a fully equipped ceramics lab, 2 dance studios, and multiple classrooms.

Chesapeake Arts Center provides cultural opportunities for all artists, audiences, students, teachers, volunteers and staff without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.

CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER 4TH ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017!

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On Saturday, August 26, 2017, artist and musicians will join forces at the “Arts in the Park Festival” at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM. The Chesapeake Arts Center is organizing the FREE event, under the leadership of the Executive Director Belinda Fraley Huesman and sponsors Whiting-Turner and Arundel Federal Bank.

The free outdoor festival will include live music, Corn Hole, Moon Bounce, local artist displaying and selling their art , Batman of Baltimore, dance performances , Food Trucks and entertainment for all ages!

The music component of the festival will combine the talents of local professional musicians, singer-songwriter Colin Rowe, and indie rock bands RÊVE and Leo & Cygnus.

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artists and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

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If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival. Live Music, Local Artist Vendors, Food Vendors, Games, Moon Bounce, Art demonstration & more

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Where: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.

Tickets: FREE!

More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Rain Date Information: If it rains on Saturday, August 26, the festival will be held indoors at the Hammonds Lane Theatre/ back Gallery.

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About Chesapeake Arts Center:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community art center that had nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and is very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or call us at 410-636-6597.

CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER 4TH ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017!

Brooklyn Park, Maryland: On Saturday, August 26, 2017, artist and musicians will join forces at the “Arts in the Park Festival” at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM. The Chesapeake Arts Center is organizing the FREE event, under the leadership of the Executive Director Belinda Fraley Huesman and sponsors Whiting-Turner and Arundel Federal Bank.

The free outdoor festival will include live music, Corn Hole, Moon Bounce, local artist displaying and selling their art , Batman of Baltimore, dance performances , Food Trucks and entertainment for all ages!

The music component of the festival will combine the talents of local professional musicians, singer-songwriter Colin Rowe, and indie rock bands Reve and Leo & Cygnus.

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artists and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

 

If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival. Live Music, Local Artist Vendors, Food Vendors, Games, Moon Bounce, Art demonstration & more

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Where: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.

Tickets: FREE!

More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Rain Date Information: If it rains on Saturday, August 26, the festival will be held indoors at the Hammonds Lane Theatre/ back Gallery.

 

About Chesapeake Arts Center:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community art center that had nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and is very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or call us at 410-636-6597.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE ART OF SOUND EXHIBIT AT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER

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Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “Art of Sound” exhibition with artist Tom Pearce at the Hal Gomer Gallery located at the Chesapeake Arts Center at 194 Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21060 from August 2-August 31, 2017. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator and must be turned in by Friday, July 21, 2017. Closing Reception on August 31, 2017 from 6-8PM.

Theme of the Exhibit:  MUSIC

SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED

11X17-20X24  Photography pieces MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only! Canvas will be accepted. Artists frame own artwork with wire on the back.

How many can you submit? Artists can submit up to 5 pieces. Artwork will be selected by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator. Only 15 pieces will be selected for this exhibit.

EACH PROPOSAL MUST BE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

IMAGES OF YOUR WORK

The work should be no more than five years old, no nudity, violence or foul language allowed.

DIGITAL IMAGES: Send 5 images in jpeg format- no larger than 1024 pixels in any direction at 300 dpi for review. All image files are to be titled. Email to Nicole Caracia at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org by Friday, July 21, 2017.

IMAGE LIST

A numerical listing including artist’s name, title, dimensions, medium, and file name of each jpeg sent with digital images.

CONDENSED BIO

One or two short paragraphs- A condensed informative statement with your artistic highlights.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name, address, phone number(s) email address of the artist, and website information.

 

Only complete proposal package including all the information listed will be reviewed.  If accepted into the art show, all artwork will be due to the Chesapeake Arts Center by Friday, July 28, 2017 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display in the

Hal Gomer Gallery from Wednesday, August 2-Thursday, August 31, 2017.

SEND ENTRIES TO

Nicole Caracia at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org .

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 410-636-6597 or visit www.Chesapeakearts.org

About Chesapeake Arts Center: The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, maker-space and classrooms.

Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, it’s artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

 

 

Chesapeake Arts Center Seeks Storytellers, Photos for Historic Book on Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay

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BROOKLYN PARK — The Chesapeake Arts Center is looking for people with stories to tell about the memories of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay to help fill a one-of-a-kind history book that will help capture those memories and bind them with the community so they are never lost.

The goal of the book is three-fold:

  • provide the local community with a unique written and illustrated retelling of the area;
  • offer the CAC a meaningful way to connect with the communities it serves;
  • provide local photographers, illustrators and writers an opportunity to publish their work

The book will spotlight histories of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay, and will also focus on areas such as:

  • Masonville
  • Fairfield
  • Hawkins Point
  • Fort Armistead
  • Cedar Hill
  • Pumphrey
  • Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard

In addition to written stories on local events, people and landmarks, the CAC is seeking people who have photos that may have historic significance to these areas. In many cases people may have photos in their personal collections to share. Photos that have a relevance to the book include photos of significant local events, community leaders or landmarks, such as the Polish Home, Club 4100 or Masonville, Fairfield, Pumphrey, etc.. Those with the ability to scan these photos can upload them for consideration to the book team at www.OurMarylandHistory.com.

The CAC board of directors approved the history book project in 2016 and the Center will be having a gathering on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:30PM at its headquarters at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. The Center hopes to pull together people who would like to contribute short stories on their memories for the book that will be published for the holiday shopping season in December 2017.

Proceeds from the book will be directed back into the CAC’s non-profit programs aimed at using the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

Those interested in using their writing skills to help us document their memories for this project should attend. For more information contact Nicole Caracia at ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org or Rik Forgo at rforgo@gmail.com.

About Chesapeake Arts Center:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community arts center that has nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events.  The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and it very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region.

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