JOB OPPORTUNITY: Workshop Team Members
Life on Earth Art is looking for Workshop Team Members who share our social mission.
Artist Tracy Ferron created Life on Earth Art in 2018 to provide a platform of healing through art. Our unique approach fuses community artmaking, art therapy, large-scale art experiences and activism. We invite people to make paper mache winged hearts and be a part of something big, beautiful and impactful. We use these hearts in installations, social protests and public rituals. Life on Earth Art is an engine of uplift, connectivity and healing.
Our current work is Unbound:
Hospital patients, therapists, and staff will soon witness a 60 ft. living sculpture composed of hundreds of winged hearts flying free from an antique birdcage. Unbound transforms a hall in one of California’s largest psychiatric hospitals in Napa into an evocative space of healing, creativity, and wonder.
Life on Earth Art hosts the public to participate in this unique collaboration with DHS-Napa to co-create over 1000 paper mâché hearts that grow ever larger, from 9 inches to 9 feet, as they soar through Napa State’s 100-foot recreational hall. In this exploration of community integration, Napa’s patients and the public attend separateworkshops with the shared intention to unite, create, and heal.
Salary: $18 – $25 an hour
Job Type: Part-Time, 20 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. Covid-19 Considerations: Life on Earth Art is in compliance with state public health protocols.
The best candidate would have the following skills:
● Excellent verbal and written skills
● Team player
● Good with the public
● Interest in art making, perhaps being an artist yourself
● Ability to manage a class/workshop
● Required: Driver’s License and Reliable vehicle
Full Job Description:
Reporting to the Outreach Coordinator, the workshop team member would set-up, oversee, 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 Outreach Coordinator. Taking part in representing the mission and vision of Life On Earth Art, 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.
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 Outreach Coordinator on off-site locations: schools, community centers, etc.
● Learn and assist with all aspects of heart making production, making hearts in
● Build and maintain positive relationships with our volunteers
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org