Production Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Position: Production Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Job Days: 9 month contract – 20 hrs. weekly

The Production Assistant provides comprehensive support for all events on CAC. Responsible for assisting and supporting all administrative activities of the rental, facilities and production departments.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supports Production Manager and production department during technical, dress rehearsals and previews as assigned.

• Provide supervision for load-ins and strikes as assigned

• Ability to work hands-on in an electrician capacity including comfort working at heights such as catwalks, ladders and lifts is a must.

• Position requires the following abilities: Hang, focus lighting instruments, program and operate the ETC EOS stage lighting consoles as needed.

• Working knowledge of Midas M32 and Behringer X32 sound boards.

• Basic knowledge of A/V systems

• Act as run crew for various technical aspect on the production during the run of the show.

• Perform general and preventative maintenance of technical equipment.

• Serve as Stage Manager for selected performance.

• Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, mornings and holiday shifts

Education and/or Equivalent Experience Preferred:

• 3 to 5 years professional theatre experience in production.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

• Software: Qlab, Power Point

• Ability to work very long hours as workflow increases and deadlines approach.

• Calm / Professional demeanor, sense of humor encouraged

• Working knowledge of professional theatre systems and personnel

• Familiarity with existing and emerging technologies and practices relevant to theatre and the entertainment industry

• Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of job assignments

• Ability to work independently on multiple projects and be a self-starter

• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Very solid interpersonal, motivational and organizational skills with very strong attention to detail.

• Excellent organizational skills for managing multiple tasks successfully.

• Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment

• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Please email cover letter and resume in PDF format to: asegarra@chesapeakearts.org. No phone calls please.

Chesapeake Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity

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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.

 

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.

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Presents

“Maryland, My Maryland” Exhibit

At the Chase Brexton Health Care

Glen Burnie Center

 

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

DEADLINES

Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “Maryland, My Maryland” exhibition at the Chase Brexton Health Care office located at 200 Hospital Dr #300, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 from July 14-October 4, 2017. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator and must be turned in by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Artwork must be framed by the artist; the only sizes accepted will be 16×20 black wood or metal frame. Artists must also provide wire on the back of the frames and each artwork must have label on the back and wrapped in bubble wrap when dropped off at the center.

Theme of the Exhibit:  Photographs in Anne Arundel County

Artwork Accepted: An exhibition inspired by a location, town, city or place in Maryland.

SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED

16X20. MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only!  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 25 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, June 23, 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 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display at the Chase Brexton Health Care, Glen Burnie Center building from Friday, July 14, 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.

About Chase Brexton: Founded in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood in 1978, Chase Brexton began as a volunteer-run gay men’s health clinic. Our work took on a new and difficult challenge in the early1980s when we became one of the first clinics on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS. After seeing the needs of the family and loved ones of those we served, we expanded our services, adding Behavioral Health and Case Management services in 1991 and finally expanding to full Primary Care services in 1995.

Chase Brexton became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1999, the same year we opened a second center, now located in Randallstown. Two years later, Chase Brexton earned accreditation in both Ambulatory and Behavioral Health from The Joint Commission. As the decade continued, we opened centers in Columbia and Easton, and, in 2013, moved our Mt. Vernon Center to its current home in the historic Monumental Life Building on Charles Street. In 2014, we opened our Glen Burnie Center, and in 2015, we achieved recognition as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

Though health care continues to rapidly change, we will always honor our heritage, embrace diversity, and empower our patients, while innovating for the future.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS:

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: “En Blanc et Noir” Exhibit At Gallery 90 located at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland

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CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER Presents

“En Blanc et Noir” Exhibit

At Gallery 90 located at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland

 

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

DEADLINES

Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “En Blanc et Noir” exhibition at Gallery 90 located at the Hopsice of the Chesapeake office located at 90 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122 from July 7, 2017-September 1, 2017. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator and must be turned in by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Artwork must be framed by the artist; the only sizes accepted will be 16×20 black wood or metal frame. Artists must also provide wire on the back of the frames and each artwork must have label on the back and wrapped in bubble wrap when dropped off at the center.

Theme of the Exhibit:  Black and White Photography

SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED

16X20. MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only!  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 25 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, June 23, 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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display at the Hospice of the Chesapeake from Friday, July 7-September 1, 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.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS:

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NOW HIRING: CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR

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CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) seeks candidates for a MakerSpace Coordinator position. The Coordinator will oversee the day to day management of the new MakerSpace at CAC’s facility in Brooklyn Park, MD. The official opening of the MakerSpace is scheduled for late September 2017. The CAC MakerSpace will integrate STEM and the Arts by providing an environment that supports the development of skill sets that use both conventional and digital machinery, hand and power tools, and computer technology to facilitate both workforce development and artistic initiatives. The MakerSpace will serve a diverse population of users, from children to adults and beginners to experienced makers.

The MakerSpace Coordinator will manage all aspects of the MakerSpace, including materials, inventory, equipment maintenance, and supervising MakerSpace instructors. He or she will provide insight into technology education, and in conjunction with CAC’s Education Director plan for workshops and classes that align with industry standards.  He or she will provide training on a regular basis for MakerSpace users to become qualified to operate machinery and tools, and continue to evaluate and monitor users to ensure a safe workshop area. The Coordinator will be the primary staff member assigned to the MakerSpace and ultimately responsible for its use at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

-High School Diploma minimum education level

-Desire to seek and pass on knowledge to others

-Expert in handling, maintaining, and teaching the Industrial Arts including the use of Machine and Power Tools.

– Familiarity in the Digital Arts and maintaining computer based systems and labs

-Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills

-Applicants must have reliable transportation and pass a background check.        

Preferred:

-Previous teaching experience and familiarity with Technology Education

-Bachelor’s degree or higher education level

-Experience in maintaining PC’s and LANs (your home and PC LAN may be sufficient)

-Applicants with prior office experience, arts administration, or education (especially K-12) with a passion for the arts are preferred.  Interest in working in the non-profit sector is also strongly desirable.

 

COMPENSATION & HOURS:

Part-time

$20-$25 per hour commensurate with experience

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must provide:

– A cover letter expressing interest in the position

– A current resume with accurate contact information, work, and volunteer experience

– Three references

Applications can be sent by email to Mollie McElwain, CAC Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org with the subject line, “MakerSpace Application.” Application Deadline: June 9.

 

The Chesapeake Arts Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.

 

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, professional ceramics lab, two gallery spaces, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and MakerSpace. Visit our website at www.chesapeakearts.org for more information.

 

Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: 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.