Kenan Creative Catalyst Fellow in Art and Community Engagement at Reynolda House

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Wake Forest University
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Winston Salem, NC

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-28
Req: R0003505
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Job Description Summary

Participates in the support and administration of program and project activities.

Job Description

Required for application:

- Cover letter (1-2 pages as PDF), to include:

  • Why you are interested in this position and how your past experience (formal or informal) prepares you for this role

  • How have you been able to communicate/connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences?

  • Discuss your interest in community engagement and/or connecting the community to cultural resources

- Resume or C.V. (as PDF)

Summary:

The Kenan Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Art and Community Engagement at Reynolda House will work with and be mentored by the Teaching & Learning Department staff to define new audiences, develop new partnerships, and diversify the museum’s volunteer base to position Reynolda in the community as a place to seek affordable and accessible resources for learning and entertainment. During a six-month, limited term position, the Art and Community Engagement Fellow will learn about Museum Education while assisting with virtual and on-site programming and developing outreach efforts for pre-K and school age audiences.

The Museum will give preference to applicants who express how their background, interests, and professional goals will add to the diversity of Reynolda House and to the work of art museums. Reynolda House does not seek to define or limit what constitutes diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify areas in the community that would benefit from art & literacy educational resources, focusing on K-12 students, and families with children ages 2-12.

  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts in these areas, with attention to matching Reynolda’s offerings to community need.

  • Cultivate, encourage, and develop relationships with individuals, community leaders, and community partners to identify new audiences for engagement at the museum and with its learning resources.

  • Develop and implement a project focused on community engagement aligning with both the fellow’s interests and the museum’s strategic goals.

  • Support staff in the creation, assembly, and distribution of kits for art and literacy in the community.

  • Lead virtual and in-person tours for K-12 students, after initial training.

  • Assist with outdoor and indoor in-person family program.

  • Strategize with staff to recruit new and diverse volunteers.

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Source supplies for art kits.

  • Provide technical support during virtual programs.

  • Attend meetings with interns, staff, and volunteers (virtually and in-person).

  • Caption short videos.

  • Prepare materials for outdoor programs and assist with setting up supplies and equipment, such as tables and chairs.

  • Organize/facilitate virtual tours.

  • Drive Reynolda van for possible tasks including: setting up and breaking down outdoor events; distributing art kits to partner organizations.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A.B., B.A., B.S. or equivalent, demonstrated experience learning and engaging with others to share specific content in relevant field (e.g. studio art, art history, history, education, cultural studies etc.).

  • Familiarity/experience with Google Suite products.

  • Knowledge/familiarity with Zoom.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, accommodating evening and weekend hours, remotely and on-site.

  • Public speaking skills or willingness to provide such in a new community

  • Formal or informal experience working with children.

  • Sensitivity to the needs and learning styles of individual visitors.

  • Helpful and friendly disposition for interacting with the public.

  • Ability to collaborate with a team to complete projects, and work independently when needed to complete multiple and diverse tasks.

  • Agreement to learn and follow the policy and procedures established within the museum.

Physical Requirements:

  • Medium physical work.

  • Balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, fingering, talking and hearing.

  • Activities occur inside, outside, and in the virtual sphere.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

About Creative Catalyst Fellowships:

The Creative Catalyst fellowship program provides artists and creatives in the Southeast with unique opportunities for continuing education, professional development, networking, and inspirational mentoring. The program includes the opportunity for fellows to earn the Creative Catalyst Certificate program, a continuing education experience for artists of all disciplines to translate their skills and creative practices into new experiences and professional opportunities. Creative Catalyst Fellows will gain access to year-long educational and community building opportunities, including an online certificate program, mentoring and networking, as well as participation in the annual Artivate Summit in Winston-Salem, NC.

All registration and travel expenses for the Certificate and Artivate are covered in the six-month fellowship and are at no additional cost to the Fellow.

About Reynolda:

Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic greenspaces that features a 50-year old American art museum at its center, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The museum presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of the country manor of R. J. Reynolds. Spanning 250 years, the collection is an uncompromisingly selective one, a chronology of American art, with each artist represented by one work of major significance. The collection was assembled by the unerring eye of Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds. The Reynolda estate includes 129 acres of formal gardens and trails, and boutique shopping and dining in more than 25 conserved, historic buildings. A new app available for free download, Reynolda Revealed, shares the stories of Reynolda both inside and out. Reynolda delivers experiences that enlighten the mind and revive the senses, and we prioritize creating an environment where people thrive.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Part timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Company

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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