Overview


The Bascom’s Education Fellows are critical members of our team. They are given job responsibilities that uphold the mission of our organization and prepare them for careers in the arts. Education Fellows must be disciplined, hard workers with teaching experience who are able to tackle a broad range of assignments.

The Education Fellowship is a 3 – 12 month position (flexible dates upon approval) under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach. First and foremost, the Education Fellow is Lead Instructor for regional pre-K, K-12, college, adult, and senior groups that partner with The Bascom. The instructor also designs self-guided museum activities for the public, and supports public programs.

The Bascom


Believing that creative expression transforms our lives, The Bascom is committed to providing life enriching experiences through diverse exhibitions; comprehensive arts education and public programs; support for regional artists; and strategic partnerships facilitating cultural and economic development in the Highlands-Cashiers community.

The Bascom Art Center’s grounds are a ceaselessly inspiring environment for instructional, studio, and exhibition practices. The 6-acre campus features outdoor stone amphitheaters, a creek-side pavilion, a sculpture and nature trail, multiple galleries, and art studios with a rustic barn wood aesthetic. The Western Carolina region is rich with mountainous landscapes to which traditional and contemporary artists and craftspeople gravitate for inspiration.

Please note that Highlands, NC is a beautiful small town located in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains at 4,200 feet of elevation.  Highlanders cherish the remoteness that makes this area so special. Cellular service is limited in areas, roads are steep and curvy, and the weather can be unpredictable. It is important to research or visit the area to familiarize yourself with the setting that makes The Bascom and Highlands such a unique destination. 

Weekly Commitment


The Education Fellow commits to instruction, planning, and departmental support Tuesday – Saturday not to exceed 30 hours per week. Please see proposed schedules below for reference.

Key Responsibilities


  • Design and Instruct Curricula - pre-K, k-12, college, continuing adults, senior citizens
  • Teach Art-by-Appointments (Beginner level private lessons in drawing and painting)
  • Curate Student Exhibits in the Eckerd Children’s Gallery
  • Design interactive art activities for the public in The Eckerd Children’s Gallery and The Bascom SmArt Space.
  • Manage Hughes Studio (organize, clean, keep inventory)
  • Document and publish experiences to social media (including WordPress blog, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Support for Education and Outreach Department as needed

Teaching Methods


The Community Art Instructor will use a variety of teaching methods and new media to stimulate and keep the attention of students, such as: teacher demonstrations, gallery and sculpture trail tours, individual and collaborative group projects, cross-disciplinary lessons, guided discussions about famous artworks, brief videos, and slide presentations.

Benefits


  • $800.00 per month stipend paid bi-weekly.
  • Paid Shared Housing, approximately 8 miles from The Bascom in a rural setting ($700.00 per month value).
  • Marketing and Promotion of your work as an Education Fellow.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Studio Space on The Bascom Campus. Fellows are responsible for all materials and equipment required for personal studio work.
  • Transportation to off-site teaching locations in a Bascom vehicle. PERSONAL VEHICLE REQUIRED for commuting to The Bascom.
  • Exhibition Opportunity in the Education Gallery upon approval.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Submit ALL below materials together (for example, send only 1 email, 1 compressed file, 1 file transfer, or 1 disk)

Please submit:
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and teaching philosophy.
  • Résumé or CV
  • 10 images of your personal artwork with image inventory.
  • a. Title
  • b. Year
  • c. Medium
  • d. Dimensions
  • 3 sample lesson plans.
  • 2 professional reference letters, or contact info for 2 professional references.

Submit Applications to:
Billy Love, Director of Education and Outreach, The Bascom : A Center for the Visual Arts
323 Franklin Road, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
blove@thebascom.org
www.thebascom.org

Summer Schedule


June - August
Monday: Planning
Tuesday Morning, 10 – 12: Youth Workshop
Tuesday Afternoon, 2 – 3:30: Outreach Program
Wednesday Morning, 10 – 12: Youth Workshop
Wednesday Afternoon, 1 – 2:30 and 3 – 4:30: Art-by-Appointment
Thursday Morning, 10 – 12: Youth Workshop
Thursday Afternoon, 2 – 3:30: Outreach Program
Friday Morning, 10 – 12: Youth Workshop
Friday Afternoon, 1 – 2:30 and 3 – 4:30: Art-by-Appointment


Overview
The Bascom’s
Education Fellows
are critical members of our team.
They are given
job
responsibilities that uphold
the
mission of our
organization
and prepare them for
career
s
in the arts.
Education Fellows
must be disciplined,
hard workers
with teaching experience
who are able to tackle a broad range of
assignments
.
The
Education Fellowship
is a
3
12
month position
(flexible dates upon approval)
under the supervis
ion of the
Director of Education and Outreach
. First and
foremost, the
Education Fellow
is Lead Instructor for regional pre
-
K,
K
-
12, college, adult, and senior groups that part
ner with The Bascom. The instr
uctor
also designs self
-
guided
museum activities for the public,
and
supports public progr
ams
.
The Bascom
Believing that creative expression transforms our lives, The Bascom is committed to providing life enriching
experiences through diverse exhibitions;
comprehensive arts education and public programs; support for regional
artists; and strategic partnerships facilitating cultural and economic development in the Highlands
-
Cashiers
community.
The Bascom Art Center’s grounds are a ceaselessly inspiring environment for instructional, studio, and exhibition
practices. The 6
-
acre campus features outdoor stone amphitheaters, a creek
-
side pavilion, a sculpture and nature
trail, multiple galleries, an
d art studios with a rustic barn wood aesthetic. The Western Carolina region is rich with
mountainous landscapes to which traditional and contemporary artists and craftspeople gravitate for inspiration.
Please note that Highlands, NC is a beautiful
small
town located in the heart of the Southern
Appalachian Mountains
at 4,200 feet of elevation. Highlanders cherish the remoteness that makes this area so special. Cellular service is
limited in areas, roads are steep and curvy, and the weather can be unpredic
table. It
is important to research or
visit
the area to familiarize yourself with the setting that makes The Bascom and Highlands such a unique destination.
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of
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Weekly
Commitment
The
Education Fellow
commits to
instruction, planni
ng, and departmental support
Tuesday
Saturday
not to
exceed 30 hours per week.
Please see proposed schedules below for reference.
Key Responsibilities
Design and Instruct Curricula
-
pre
-
K, k
-
12, college, continuing adults, senior citizens
Teach Art
-
by
-
Appointments (Beginner level
private lessons in drawing and painting)
Curate Student Exhibits in the Eckerd Children’s Gallery
D
esign
interactive art activities for the public in The Eckerd Chi
ldren’s Gallery and The Bascom S
mArt
Space.
Manage
Hughes Studio
(organize, clean, keep inventory)
Document and publish experiences to social media
(including
WordPress blog,
Facebook, Instagram,)
Support for
Education and
Outreach
Department
as needed
Teaching Methods
The
Community Art Instructor
will use a variety of teaching methods and new media to stimulate and keep the
attention of students, such as: teacher demonstrations, gallery and sculpture trail tours, individual and
collaborative group projects, cross
-
disciplinary lessons, guided discu
ssions about famous artworks, brief videos,
and slide presentations.
B
enefits:
$800.00 per month s
tipend paid bi
-
weekly
.
Paid
Shared
Housing
, approximately 8 miles from The Bascom
in a rural setting
($700.00 per month
value).
Marketing and Promotion of your work as an Education
Fellow.
Professional development opportunities.
Studio Space
on The Bascom Campus
.
Fellows are responsible for all materials and equipment required
for personal studio work.
T
ransportation to off
-
site
teaching
locations in a Bascom vehicle
.
PERSONAL VEHICL
E REQUIRED
for
commuting to The Bascom.
Exhibition Opportunity in the Education Gallery upon approval.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit ALL below materials together (for example, send only 1 email, 1 compressed file, 1 file
transfer, or 1 disk)
Please submit:
1.
Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and teaching philosophy.
2.
Résumé or CV
3.
10 images of your personal artwork with image inventory.
a.
Title
b.
Year
c.
Medium
d.
Dimensions
4.
3 sample lesson plans.
5.
2
professional reference letters, or contact info for 2 professional references.
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of
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Submit Applications to:
Billy Love
Director of Education and Outreach
The Bascom ::
A Center for the Visual Arts
323 Franklin Road, Highlands, North Carolina
blove@thebascom.org
www.thebascom.org
Summer
Schedule:
June
-
August
Monday: Planning
Tuesday Morning, 10
12: Youth Workshop
Tuesday Afternoon, 2
3:30: Outreach Program
Wednesday Morning, 10
12: Youth
Workshop
Wednesday Afternoon, 1
2:30 and 3
4:30: Art
-
by
-
Appointment
Thursday Morning, 10
12: Youth Workshop
Thursday Afternoon, 2
3:30: Outreach Program
Friday Morning, 10
12: Youth Workshop
Friday Afternoon, 1
2:30 and 3
4:30: Art
-
by
-
Appoint
men

 
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