We have extended this open call until Feb 5 at 5 pm!
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SEEKS A MURALIST FOR SPRING 2013 SEMESTER MURAL PROJECT AND COLLEGE COURSE
CALL FOR ARTIST:
Senior Muralist: Rutgers University – Newark has collaborated with the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and the Newark Public Art Program on a Spring Semester 2013 college course that will include the design and production of a large-scale outdoor mural in Newark, NJ. Rutgers seeks an experienced artist to lead a collaborative mural design process with 16 students and an array of local community stakeholders to produce a large scale outdoor mural painting during spring 2013. The senior muralist will also be responsible for assisting course instructors during a portion of class time. The Senior muralist is required to attend an orientation and are required to work 15 hours per week during the months of March and April.
Responsibilities: Implement project according to work plan and schedule, work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop and finalize a design which will be approved by a committee, serve as painting site manager, supervise students and community participants, administer evaluations and assessments, and participate in the dedication ceremony.
Draft Design Deadline: March 1, 2013
Final Design Deadline: March 15, 2013
Production Deadline: May 1, 2013
Experience in making large scale graphic or visual art, collaborating with students and community based organizations, and a strong interest in engaging Newark communities in creating public art.
Entry Materials: E-MAIL ONLY
E-Mail materials to Maren Greathouse firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior Muralist” in subject line:
1. Cover letter explaining your interest in producing public artwork in Newark and your approach to collaborative design, and art making with community based organizations, and students.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 5-10 JPEGs of relevant past work
4. Names and contact information for three references with whom you have worked on relevant projects.
Provide answers to the following questions:
What is your experience and interest working in Newark?
What is your knowledge of Newark’s neighborhoods and community-based organizations?
Have you ever worked on a large-scale outdoor mural in the past?
Have you worked on scaffolding before?
Are you comfortable working on roofs?
Do you have teaching experience?
Have you worked with mobility impaired students?
Deadline: 5PM FRIDAY, February 1, 2013
Including completed application (by email only)