HCCP: Shortridge Artist-in-Residence (S9605B)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

This position provides the student an opportunity to serve as an artist in residence at The Shortridge Coastal Center. The student is charged with “bringing the arts to Shortridge”, with making and offering art work and/or events, and assisting the director in the development of conditions that foster the arts on-site.

List of Tasks and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

Students are expected to set a high standard for artistic endeavor, and to consider their work as significant in the on-going development of Shortridge as place that fosters artistic inspiration. Students will enhance the studio, enhance trails with trimming and sculptural cairns, and enhance the main building with artwork. Responsibilities may include hosting an art event and some improvements such as painting walls, landscaping, or design work. Students are also responsible for developing a work-plan each week. Work-plans will be discussed with the director.

 


The Basics


Department: Harward Center Community Partnerships
Supervisor: Laura Sewall
Office Location: 224 Harward Center
Email: lsewall@bates.edu
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 15-20
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


Students must have completed at least one studio art course, and must have demonstrated interest in arts that foster environmental and place-based awareness.

Reporting


Students will report to Laura Sewall, Director of the Shortridge Coastal Center. When beneficial, they will assist one another in their artistic pursuits and in tasks assigned by the director. They will be living within a household of 6 to 7 other Summer Residents and are expected to engage collaboratively with those residents.

Responsibilities


Students will live and work at Shoridge, creating an atmosphere of artisitc residence. They will utlize a small studio space and work outdoors in forested conditions, and in the surrounding Bates-Morse Mountain/Shortridge region. Travel to and from Bates for image development will be required and not reimbursed. (Printing, and framing of some images will be reimbursed.) This work may also require travel to visit artists doing complementary work.