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Arts Education 4-20-11

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign, resources from El Sistema, and four job openings – two in Montana, one with an April 25th deadline.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign

The broad impact of theatre education is at the heart of the new public awareness campaign, A Dramatic Difference.

A Dramatic Difference is a year-round, permanent voice for the field of theatre education, based primarily at the website http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=8a32d5b8ab&e=fa55d9595e. Sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), this campaign is a forum for the personal stories about how theatre makes a dramatic difference in lives; provides information to create knowledgeable and effective advocates; and is a celebration of the passion and power of theatre education and the essential skills that it teaches.

ADramaticDifference.org invites visitors to join the campaign through three main sections of the website: “Make a Scene”; “Share a Story”; and “Spread the Word.” These sections create a uniquely interactive environment in which visitors can read about, hear and see the impact of theatre education on lives, as presented by people just like them.

For more information, please visit ADramaticDifference.org.

Here is a new resource for music teaching artists, and for the interest of any who want to get a feel for the distinctive work of El Sistema. It is an outgrowth of the El Sistema movement in the U.S. The “paper orchestra” is a technique they use in Venezuela’s El Sistema for introducing young children to the orchestra and instruments. Three Abreu Fellows (graduates of a yearlong training intensive at New England Conservatory) working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s El Sistema program called YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) have prepared this introductory material for American teaching artists.
The Paper Orchestra Cookbook
A video about the Paper Orchestra
JOB OPENINGS
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Director of Educational Programs
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is seeking a new full time position as Director of Educational Programs to serve as the administrator of the company’s two educational tours which will include booking tours, developing partnerships with teachers and administrators and working with actor/teachers to maintain and improve educational vitality.  In addition, the position will be responsible for securing resources by developing donor enrichment programs, writing grants in support of educational programs, acquiring corporate support and implementing new or expanded educational programs that include potential for income generation. For more information and/or a full position description contact Kathy Jahnke at kjahnke@montana.edu
Education Director
Custer County Art & Heritage Center
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description or for further information, call 406-234-0635 or visit http://www.ccac.milescity.org/
Arts Education Program Director
Position Announcement
The Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) seeks a creative and motivated individual to serve as Arts Education Program Director. The program director develops, manages and coordinates statewide arts programs and projects; designs and proposes programs for the Kentucky Arts Council; prepares and reviews grant applications; maintains records for arts programs and monitors program activities; develops program guidelines, interprets program guidelines for applicants and coordinates the grant review process; assists artists and educators in developing arts programs; coordinates specific program activities with other arts programs.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Must have three years of experience in the administration of or consultation with organizations that serve artists or foster public involvement in the arts. Graduate study in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional experience in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of this position include managing the KAC’s arts education programs, which are designed to provide quality arts education programming and training. This position offers a unique opportunity to assist with assessment and expansion of arts education programming for the KAC, enhancement of arts education in Kentucky, and promotion of the importance of arts education for the complete education of all students. The Arts Education Program Director will work collaboratively with all agency staff to further the mission and ends of the KAC and coordinate and integrate arts education programs with other KAC programs.

·        Management of Teacher Initiated Program Grant
·        Management of Arts Education Roster
·        Management of Poetry Out Loud Program
·        Development and implementation of professional development and technical assistance opportunities for teaching artists, educators, arts organizations and communities
·        Research and development of arts education models and best practices, and production and dissemination of resource materials
·        Liaison to state, regional, and national arts education organizations
Special Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in arts education, arts administration or fine arts; master’s degree in arts or education is preferred. At least three years experience as an arts education professional, including but not limited to instruction, curriculum development and arts education administration. Certification to teach in public schools in one or more art forms is a plus.

Knowledge of Kentucky’s arts and humanities instruction requirements including the current Kentucky Program of Studies, the Combined Curriculum Document and the Program Review is a must. Knowledge of developing standards-based units of instruction is a plus.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and arts in education, including familiarity with age-appropriate arts instruction and student learning and a thorough understanding of current research and trends in arts education.

Experience with grant and program management .

Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and computer skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment, and training experience.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting; however, this position requires in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.

Additional Requirements:
Applicants may be subject to a drug screening test and background check.

Salary Range:
Salary range for this position is $2937.20 – $3890.90 monthly and is commensurate with education and experience.

General Description of Benefits:
Benefits include state retirement and health insurance, paid holidays, sick and annual leave, and optional deferred compensation plan.

To Apply:
1. Before the April 25 deadline, complete the online state application:

b.      Click State Job Opportunities.
c.      Scroll down the page and click Search openings.
d.      Scroll down the page to Keyword, and type arts program administrator in the text box. Click the Search button.
e.      Check the box to the left of the job title and click View job(s).
f.       Click Apply to Job.
g.     Create a login account and follow the prompts to complete your profile and application.
h.     
2. Submit the following to the Kentucky Arts Council, 500 Mero St., 21st Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601:
·        A letter of interest that clearly explains how your background, experience and training
meet the skills and qualifications required
·        A professional resume
·        Three professional references
If you have questions, contact Heidi Caudill at heidi.caudill@ky.gov or by calling 1-502-564-3757, ext. 470.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Job Opportunity: Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships

AEP (Arts Education Partnership) is seeking a full-time Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships.  The Senior Associate reports to the Director of the Arts Education Partnership and is a member of a small staff that relies on active and effective teamwork. The position is located in Washington D.C. and requires some travel on a limited basis.

For a full job description please see the CCSSO career webpage. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccsso.org with “Senior Associate, AEP” in the subject line. 

Arts Education 4-20-11

Artists 4-20-2011

Artists,
Below is an opportunity for Western Hemisphere Indigenous artists and one for jazz musicians.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Indigenous artists of Western Hemisphere or Hawai’i
National Museum of the American Indian’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Artist Leadership Program Indigenous artists of the Western Hemisphere or Hawai’i will receive career, leadership, and artistic training on a funded ten-day trip to the museum in Washington, D.C., and will then receive $7,000 to complete a project in their home communities….
Artists may work in any media (visual, media, performance arts, literature, etc.)
Posted on April 13, 2011
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Jazz
French-American Jazz Exchange Application
Now Available!
The application for the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is now available. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE (“French-American Cutlural Exchange”), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form.  Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. 
The application deadline for the 2011-2012 program is May 31, 2011 for projects taking place between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012.
Each FAJE project consists of a Lead Partner from one country working with a Collaborating Partner from the other country. Lead and Collaborating Partners may be either individual artists or ensembles. Ensembles may represent an established group or musicians brought together specifically for the proposed project. Projects can include artists working together for the first time or those having a prior working relationship. Lead and Collaborating Partners are limited to participation in one application. Ensemble members of Lead or Collaborating Partners may individually participate in more than one application.
If the Lead Partner is American they must:
• be an individual jazz artist or jazz ensemble (not to exceed five musicians) that works at a professional level;
• be United States citizens or permanent residents for the past five years and currently reside in the United States or its territories; and
• be in good standing with MAAF (Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation) at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.
Artists 4-20-2011

Arts Education 4-20-11

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign, resources from El Sistema, and four job openings – two in Montana, one with an April 25th deadline.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign

The broad impact of theatre education is at the heart of the new public awareness campaign, A Dramatic Difference.

A Dramatic Difference is a year-round, permanent voice for the field of theatre education, based primarily at the website http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=8a32d5b8ab&e=fa55d9595e. Sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), this campaign is a forum for the personal stories about how theatre makes a dramatic difference in lives; provides information to create knowledgeable and effective advocates; and is a celebration of the passion and power of theatre education and the essential skills that it teaches.

ADramaticDifference.org invites visitors to join the campaign through three main sections of the website: “Make a Scene”; “Share a Story”; and “Spread the Word.” These sections create a uniquely interactive environment in which visitors can read about, hear and see the impact of theatre education on lives, as presented by people just like them.

For more information, please visit ADramaticDifference.org.

Here is a new resource for music teaching artists, and for the interest of any who want to get a feel for the distinctive work of El Sistema. It is an outgrowth of the El Sistema movement in the U.S. The “paper orchestra” is a technique they use in Venezuela’s El Sistema for introducing young children to the orchestra and instruments. Three Abreu Fellows (graduates of a yearlong training intensive at New England Conservatory) working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s El Sistema program called YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) have prepared this introductory material for American teaching artists.
The Paper Orchestra Cookbook
A video about the Paper Orchestra
JOB OPENINGS
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Director of Educational Programs
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is seeking a new full time position as Director of Educational Programs to serve as the administrator of the company’s two educational tours which will include booking tours, developing partnerships with teachers and administrators and working with actor/teachers to maintain and improve educational vitality.  In addition, the position will be responsible for securing resources by developing donor enrichment programs, writing grants in support of educational programs, acquiring corporate support and implementing new or expanded educational programs that include potential for income generation. For more information and/or a full position description contact Kathy Jahnke at kjahnke@montana.edu
Education Director
Custer County Art & Heritage Center
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description or for further information, call 406-234-0635 or visit http://www.ccac.milescity.org/
Arts Education Program Director
Position Announcement
The Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) seeks a creative and motivated individual to serve as Arts Education Program Director. The program director develops, manages and coordinates statewide arts programs and projects; designs and proposes programs for the Kentucky Arts Council; prepares and reviews grant applications; maintains records for arts programs and monitors program activities; develops program guidelines, interprets program guidelines for applicants and coordinates the grant review process; assists artists and educators in developing arts programs; coordinates specific program activities with other arts programs.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Must have three years of experience in the administration of or consultation with organizations that serve artists or foster public involvement in the arts. Graduate study in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional experience in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of this position include managing the KAC’s arts education programs, which are designed to provide quality arts education programming and training. This position offers a unique opportunity to assist with assessment and expansion of arts education programming for the KAC, enhancement of arts education in Kentucky, and promotion of the importance of arts education for the complete education of all students. The Arts Education Program Director will work collaboratively with all agency staff to further the mission and ends of the KAC and coordinate and integrate arts education programs with other KAC programs.

·        Management of Teacher Initiated Program Grant
·        Management of Arts Education Roster
·        Management of Poetry Out Loud Program
·        Development and implementation of professional development and technical assistance opportunities for teaching artists, educators, arts organizations and communities
·        Research and development of arts education models and best practices, and production and dissemination of resource materials
·        Liaison to state, regional, and national arts education organizations
Special Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in arts education, arts administration or fine arts; master’s degree in arts or education is preferred. At least three years experience as an arts education professional, including but not limited to instruction, curriculum development and arts education administration. Certification to teach in public schools in one or more art forms is a plus.

Knowledge of Kentucky’s arts and humanities instruction requirements including the current Kentucky Program of Studies, the Combined Curriculum Document and the Program Review is a must. Knowledge of developing standards-based units of instruction is a plus.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and arts in education, including familiarity with age-appropriate arts instruction and student learning and a thorough understanding of current research and trends in arts education.

Experience with grant and program management .

Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and computer skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment, and training experience.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting; however, this position requires in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.

Additional Requirements:
Applicants may be subject to a drug screening test and background check.

Salary Range:
Salary range for this position is $2937.20 – $3890.90 monthly and is commensurate with education and experience.

General Description of Benefits:
Benefits include state retirement and health insurance, paid holidays, sick and annual leave, and optional deferred compensation plan.

To Apply:
1. Before the April 25 deadline, complete the online state application:

b.      Click State Job Opportunities.
c.      Scroll down the page and click Search openings.
d.      Scroll down the page to Keyword, and type arts program administrator in the text box. Click the Search button.
e.      Check the box to the left of the job title and click View job(s).
f.       Click Apply to Job.
g.     Create a login account and follow the prompts to complete your profile and application.
h.     
2. Submit the following to the Kentucky Arts Council, 500 Mero St., 21st Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601:
·        A letter of interest that clearly explains how your background, experience and training
meet the skills and qualifications required
·        A professional resume
·        Three professional references
If you have questions, contact Heidi Caudill at heidi.caudill@ky.gov or by calling 1-502-564-3757, ext. 470.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Job Opportunity: Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships

AEP (Arts Education Partnership) is seeking a full-time Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships.  The Senior Associate reports to the Director of the Arts Education Partnership and is a member of a small staff that relies on active and effective teamwork. The position is located in Washington D.C. and requires some travel on a limited basis.

For a full job description please see the CCSSO career webpage. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccsso.org with “Senior Associate, AEP” in the subject line. 

Arts Education 4-20-11

Arts Organizations 4-20-2011

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find one post from the Artful Manager, information on Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign, and four job openings – two in Montana, one with an April 25th deadline.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
THE EXPRESSIVE ENERGY GRID…
Exploring an evolving metaphor: The arts and culture infrastructure is a power grid, a loose-knit collection of utility companies that discover, refine, and distribute a unique and essential form of energy.
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011
Educational Theatre Association’s Dramatic Difference Campaign

The broad impact of theatre education is at the heart of the new public awareness campaign, A Dramatic Difference.

A Dramatic Difference is a year-round, permanent voice for the field of theatre education, based primarily at the website http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=8a32d5b8ab&e=fa55d9595e. Sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), this campaign is a forum for the personal stories about how theatre makes a dramatic difference in lives; provides information to create knowledgeable and effective advocates; and is a celebration of the passion and power of theatre education and the essential skills that it teaches.

ADramaticDifference.org invites visitors to join the campaign through three main sections of the website: “Make a Scene”; “Share a Story”; and “Spread the Word.” These sections create a uniquely interactive environment in which visitors can read about, hear and see the impact of theatre education on lives, as presented by people just like them.

For more information, please visit ADramaticDifference.org.

JOB OPENINGS
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Director of Educational Programs
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is seeking a new full time position as Director of Educational Programs to serve as the administrator of the company’s two educational tours which will include booking tours, developing partnerships with teachers and administrators and working with actor/teachers to maintain and improve educational vitality.  In addition, the position will be responsible for securing resources by developing donor enrichment programs, writing grants in support of educational programs, acquiring corporate support and implementing new or expanded educational programs that include potential for income generation. For more information and/or a full position description contact Kathy Jahnke at kjahnke@montana.edu
Education Director
Custer County Art & Heritage Center
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description or for further information, call 406-234-0635 or visit http://www.ccac.milescity.org/
Arts Education Program Director
Position Announcement
The Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) seeks a creative and motivated individual to serve as Arts Education Program Director. The program director develops, manages and coordinates statewide arts programs and projects; designs and proposes programs for the Kentucky Arts Council; prepares and reviews grant applications; maintains records for arts programs and monitors program activities; develops program guidelines, interprets program guidelines for applicants and coordinates the grant review process; assists artists and educators in developing arts programs; coordinates specific program activities with other arts programs.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Must have three years of experience in the administration of or consultation with organizations that serve artists or foster public involvement in the arts. Graduate study in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional experience in creative arts or arts management will substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of this position include managing the KAC’s arts education programs, which are designed to provide quality arts education programming and training. This position offers a unique opportunity to assist with assessment and expansion of arts education programming for the KAC, enhancement of arts education in Kentucky, and promotion of the importance of arts education for the complete education of all students. The Arts Education Program Director will work collaboratively with all agency staff to further the mission and ends of the KAC and coordinate and integrate arts education programs with other KAC programs.

·        Management of Teacher Initiated Program Grant
·        Management of Arts Education Roster
·        Management of Poetry Out Loud Program
·        Development and implementation of professional development and technical assistance opportunities for teaching artists, educators, arts organizations and communities
·        Research and development of arts education models and best practices, and production and dissemination of resource materials
·        Liaison to state, regional, and national arts education organizations
Special Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in arts education, arts administration or fine arts; master’s degree in arts or education is preferred. At least three years experience as an arts education professional, including but not limited to instruction, curriculum development and arts education administration. Certification to teach in public schools in one or more art forms is a plus.

Knowledge of Kentucky’s arts and humanities instruction requirements including the current Kentucky Program of Studies, the Combined Curriculum Document and the Program Review is a must. Knowledge of developing standards-based units of instruction is a plus.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and arts in education, including familiarity with age-appropriate arts instruction and student learning and a thorough understanding of current research and trends in arts education.

Experience with grant and program management .

Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and computer skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment, and training experience.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting; however, this position requires in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.

Additional Requirements:
Applicants may be subject to a drug screening test and background check.

Salary Range:
Salary range for this position is $2937.20 – $3890.90 monthly and is commensurate with education and experience.

General Description of Benefits:
Benefits include state retirement and health insurance, paid holidays, sick and annual leave, and optional deferred compensation plan.

To Apply:
1. Before the April 25 deadline, complete the online state application:

b.      Click State Job Opportunities.
c.      Scroll down the page and click Search openings.
d.      Scroll down the page to Keyword, and type arts program administrator in the text box. Click the Search button.
e.      Check the box to the left of the job title and click View job(s).
f.       Click Apply to Job.
g.     Create a login account and follow the prompts to complete your profile and application.
h.     
2. Submit the following to the Kentucky Arts Council, 500 Mero St., 21st Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601:
·        A letter of interest that clearly explains how your background, experience and training
meet the skills and qualifications required
·        A professional resume
·        Three professional references
If you have questions, contact Heidi Caudill at heidi.caudill@ky.gov or by calling 1-502-564-3757, ext. 470.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Job Opportunity: Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships

AEP (Arts Education Partnership) is seeking a full-time Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships.  The Senior Associate reports to the Director of the Arts Education Partnership and is a member of a small staff that relies on active and effective teamwork. The position is located in Washington D.C. and requires some travel on a limited basis.

For a full job description please see the CCSSO career webpage. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccsso.org with “Senior Associate, AEP” in the subject line. 

Arts Organizations 4-20-2011

Don Marco… The Master Crayola Artist

Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.

http://www.themastercrayonartist.com/shop/custItems.aspx?catID=8

Don Marco… The Master Crayola Artist