Friday, February 19, 2016

The Bascom now accepting applications for 2017 Resident Artist Program

The Bascom in Highlands, North Carolina is now accepting applications for the 2017 Resident Artist Program.

The Bascom’s Dave Drake Studio Barn Resident Artist Job Description

The Bascom strives to provide quality visual arts learning experiences, stimulating, inspirational and educational opportunities for all visitors, regardless of their age, economic background, education, and/or physical/mental ability. We strive to engage all audiences in "active viewing" and hands-on learning experiences. Prior experience in arts administration, visual arts education, or studio arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree preferred. Experience with ceramic arts programs for youth or adults desired. To meet these goals, the Resident Artist will assist the Director of Ceramics and the Education Department to:

· Design lesson plans that reflect quality arts education and correlate with other Bascom ceramic programs

· Support critical aspects of education program planning through demonstrations, talks, lectures, etc.

· Manage aspects of the studio, including, but not limited to:

o Load/unload kilns

o Mix glaze

o Creativity coach for Studio Members

o Organize/clean studio daily

o Teach

General Responsibilities:

• Studio manager

• Studio Assistant for all workshops

• Teach Resident Artist Series Adult and Youth Ongoing Clay Class

• Be available for Art by Appointments and private classes

• Maintain studio

• Act as Bascom Ambassador

• Create work for exhibition (must apply)

The application can be found at:

For more information, please contact Frank Vickery, Director of Ceramics at The Bascom:

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