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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Life on Earth Art

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Life on Earth Art



Life on Earth Art is looking to expand our team with compassionate people who share our social mission.

Life on Earth Art unites people from diverse communities to co-create handmade large scale interactive art as a platform for social action and healing.

Artist Tracy Ferron created Life on Earth Art in 2018 as a platform for healing through art. Our unique approach fuses community artmaking, art therapy, large-scale art experiences and activism. We invite people to make paper mâché winged hearts and be part of something big, beautiful and impactful. We use these hearts in installations, social protests and public rituals.

Life on Earth Art is currently focused on building our Street Fleet, which consists of large winged hearts designed as street puppets, for use in social actions to spark wonder and healing. We will be working with teens and veterans with our custom curricula to promote wellness, resilience, advocacy and a sense of belonging.

We are looking for charismatic team members eager to work with the public and assist with special groups, working with our trauma-informed platform. We are looking to hire a number of individuals to help us: facilitate workshops, help run the studio, research and assist in identifying community partnerships and grant opportunities, and assist with our technology systems.

Job Details:

Salary: Competitive based upon experience

Job Type: Part-Time, 20-30 hours a week

Number of hires for this role: 4

Work Location: 8 Fourth Street, Petaluma, California 94952 and off-site locations for mobile workshops.

The best candidate would have many of the following skills:

● Excellent verbal and written skills

● Team player, Flexible can-do attitude

● Good with the public

● Comfortable with or willing to learn Google Suite and our CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) software.

● Interest in therapeutic art making, perhaps being an artist yourself

● Research skills

● Ability to manage a class/workshop

● Driver’s License, reliable vehicle

● Required: background check


Full Job Description:

Reporting to the Gallery Manager, the workshop team member would set up, facilitate, and clean up workshops. Life on Earth Art hosts volunteers, the public and curated groups in our primary location and off-site, as organized by the Director of Community Engagement. We are looking for a person to amplify our message that art is an avenue to healing, bringing kindness, compassion, patience, and the highest level of professionalism to each workshop they host. Depending on their skill sets, workshop team members would assist in the build-out of our community engagement, volunteering and fundraising programs as needed.

Duties would include:

● Answering questions about Life on Earth Art and the workshops we offer

● Greeting visitors to the office, ensuring guests are comfortable and are properly on-boarded to engage in heart making

● Setting up and breaking down workshops

● Maintaining cleanliness of the workshop area

● Willing to learn the art form of cartoneria (paper mache) and bring enthusiasm when teaching others

● Work with the Director of Engagement and Programming on off-site locations: schools, community centers, etc.

● Learn and assist with all aspects of heart making production

● Build and maintain positive relationships with our volunteers

● Assist in build-out of our community engagement, volunteering and fundraising programs.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to