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CALL FOR ARTISTS! NEORSD Project Clean Lake

CALL FOR ARTISTS! NEORSD Project Clean Lake

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is constructing $3B worth of new infrastructure over the next twenty plus years, with the goal of reducing sewage and dangerous runoff from entering Lake Erie. This program, called Project Clean Lake, is comprised of a series of projects throughout NEORSD’s service area, comprised of 60 communities and over one million residents. Project Clean Lake projects are large and take several years to complete, but will result in a significant decrease in the amount of sewage and other storm-related contaminants polluting Lake Erie—ultimately resulting in a cleaner, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful lake, streams, and beaches.   Throughout their construction and once completed, these project sites create opportunities for artists to connect with Project Clean Lake’s mission of environmental stewardship in public locations. NEORSD is interested in:  ·         Creative treatments of construction sites/construction fencing; ·         Promoting a better public understanding of NEORSD’s sustainability efforts and environmental impact; ·         Creating public open spaces; and ·         Beautifying project locations both now and in the future To these ends, NEORSD has partnered with LAND studio (LAND) and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to provide opportunities for artists and designers to create new works of public art that respond to NEORSD’s environmental goals, beautify construction sites, create amenities when construction is completed, and provide information to residents, ratepayers, and others.   Because NEORSD is working on a number of projects across its service area, the depth and scope of these public art projects are anticipated to vary, depending on location, visibility, accessibility, and other factors.   NEORSD anticipates completing several public art projects each year. Project timelines, adjacent stakeholders, and physical landscape are among some of the many variables that will be different for each project. In order to make artist selection efficient—both for NEORSD and for artists interested in being considered for these projects—LAND and TPL are administering a Call for Artists that is seeking artists who work in any medium to submit their portfolios and an artist statement.   Artists need only to submit to this Call for Artists one time and can be considered by NEORSD for future projects for the next several years. If an artist is selected as a candidate for a specific project, LAND or TPL staff will contact the artist to share information regarding timeline, budget, and   project goals. Artists will maintain the right to accept to participate in a particular project or not based on their availability and interest; participation in one project does not preclude participation in a future project.

Park Programming Summer Intern

Park Programming Summer Intern

LAND studio seeks a summer staff person who is excited to enhance the urban environment through neighborhood and downtown programming. Working directly with Cleveland residents and program partners,the selected candidate would coordinate and implement a rigorous summer event calendar, dividing their time among different parks and projects, with emphasis on park programming and general project support asneeded. Duties: ·         facilitating and staffing events in multiple parks and public spaces throughout the City ·         building a calendar of events across multiple neighborhoods ·         supporting artists in project instruction ·         coordinating artists, musicians, entertainment, permitting, etc. ·         managing program vendors (audio visual, entertainment, etc.) ·         capturing demographic statistics and event photos ·         shopping for and delivering materials to events ·         providing marketing support ·         maintaining summer programming blog ·         organization/categorization of project materials ·         attendance at related meetings ·         daily communication with project leadership   Desired Characteristics ·         team-player ·         detaiI oriented ·         enjoys working closely with a variety of people (artists, business owners, government, area residents) ·         friendly ·         multi-tasker ·         excel lent communication skiIls (verbal and written) ·         flexible, open-minded ·         willingness to learn ·         self starter ·         ability to work independently as well as in a group ·         ability to handle physical nature of event presentation (set-up assistance, moving of materials, etc.) ·         kid, people, and dog-friendly ·         access to transportation is essential     Hours Are nontraditional and will vary according to summer programming schedule. Flexibility is critical, as events occur during both daytime and evening hours and occasional weekends. The position is and seasonal, with an anticipated May start and August completion.   Employer's Mission LAND studio's mission is to create places and connect people through public art, sustainable building and design, collaborative planning and dynamic programming. Please visit our website and summer programming blog for more information at land-studio.org and cleveland4art.weebly.com .   Neighborhood Park Programming LAND studio believes that in order to have a functioning, appealing neighborhood you must have active, quality greenspaces that encourage community growth and involvement. For 20+ years, LAND studio has provided arts and other recreational activities in parks and public spaces to thousands of underserved youth. Our summer arts program was created to deliver enriching experiences, through a variety of hands-on projects and events with activities including dance, drumming, soccer, painting, and more. Our service areas include parks in some of Cleveland's most challenged communities, where residents do not otherwise have access to quality arts education and summer programming.     Please submit a resume and letter of interest to ssiebert@land-studio.org no later than April 15, 2019.

LAND studio Paid Summer Internship

LAND studio Paid Summer Internship

Position Description (Graphic Designer +) LAND studio seeks a temporary staff member who is excited to enhance the urban environment through planning and promotion of public spaces and public art in summer 2019. Working directly with Cleveland residents and organizational partners, the selected candidate will serve as staff support in the development of public space and artwork installation initiatives throughout Cleveland neighborhoods and in public settings. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent graphics skills and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite. Please submit a portfolio with graphic design work and writing sample along with a resume and cover letter to mjones@land-studio.org. Specific duties may include (but are not limited to): ·         Supporting program, marketing, and development staff in a variety of capacities ·         Creating content for printed and online materials, such as newsletters, emails, letters, etc. ·         Providing marketing support (social media, events, annual campaign, etc.) ·         Preparing meeting materials ·         Creating project presentations ·         Organization/categorization of project and/or grant materials ·         Attendance at meetings ·         Daily communication with staff leadership Specific projects may include: ·         Assist with website re-design  including branding, content, and design overhaul ·         Special event branding including signage, promotional materials, guest take-away ·         Developing a LAND studio presentation roadshow Desired Characteristics: ·         Ability to work within a team ·         Able to take direction and feedback on production of work materials ·         Capable of working closely with a variety of people (artists, business owners, government, area residents) ·         Willingness to work on several projects at a time ·         Able to ask for feedback and help with prioritization of work ·         Strong communication skills (verbal, written, visual) ·         Demonstrates a willingness to learn ·         Ability to handle physical nature of public programming and/or events (set-up assistance, moving of materials, etc.) ·         Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite Hours LAND studio hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Events and/or project meetings could occur during both daytime and evening hours and occasional weekends. The term of this position is temporary and flexible. Employer’s History + Mission LAND studio was formed in 2011 through the merger of Cleveland Public Art (CPA) and ParkWorks, two of Cleveland's leading non-profit organizations focused on enhancing public spaces. LAND studio's mission is to create places and connect people through public art, sustainable building and design, collaborative planning and dynamic programming. Please visit our website, www.land-studio.org for more information.

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