Sep 20, 2007

Fellowship for High School Teachers

From The Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers

The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the eighth round of the
Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to
support the artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in
specialized, public arts high schools. We are asking you to help
disseminate information about the program to eligible arts teachers,
schools and leaders in the fields of arts and education in your region.

Surdna's goal is to help arts teachers in public arts high schools
increase their effectiveness as they guide and train young people for
careers or advanced study in the visual, performing, and literary
arts. The Foundation believes that if teachers can immerse
themselves in their own creative work and interact with professional
artists/colleagues, they will bring new ideas and practices into the

The Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program will enable selected
teachers to create art with professionals in their fields, stay
current with new practices and resources, and create new bodies of
work. Twenty awards of up to $5,000 each will be made. A
complementary grant of $1,500 will be awarded to the Fellow’s school
to support post-fellowship activities.

Letters of Intent to apply are due by November 16, 2007. For more
information and application materials, please go to:

Also, this fall Surdna will be hosting a series of online
informational chat sessions where interested artists/educators can
ask questions. Dates and times are: October 3rd, 3-5 pm; November
2nd, 10 am-12 pm; November 9th, 12 pm-2 pm. To join the October
chat, log onto:
For November dates, please go to the Surdna website noted above for
log-in information.

About the Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation, a national family foundation established in
1917, helps support organizations in five program areas: Environment,
Community Revitalization, Effective Citizenry, the Non-Profit Sector,
and Arts. Various Arts initiatives confirm the value of teens making
art with accomplished artists. Additional information can be found
on the Foundation’s website at:

We thank you for helping us support this important initiative.

Kimberly Bartosik
Director, Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program

Kimberly Bartosik
Director, Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program
212-557-0010, ext. 256
212-557-0003 (fax)

Outreach Coordinator Position-Ryman

Ryman Arts: Outreach Coordinator Posting

Fall 2007

Ryman Arts provides college level foundation drawing and painting
classes free of charge for talented High School students. Classes take
place on Saturdays at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts on the USC
campus. In an effort to recruit and retain talented students from local
high schools, Ryman Arts does extensive outreach work in our Target
Schools and follows up individually with each student who enrolls in
Ryman. Our current Target Schools are: Manual Arts High School (near
USC), Santee Education Complex (near USC), Roosevelt High School (East
LA), Woodrow Wilson High School (Lincoln Heights) and Belmont High
School (Echo Park). We are seeking a part time Outreach Coordinator to
implement this program.

The goal of the project is to ensure that all current drawing and
painting students at the Target Schools hear about Ryman Arts and know
how to apply to the program. To that end, we will schedule standard
(20-40 minute) outreach presentations for each art class. In addition,
we will work with the art teachers at each school to have a series of
three in-school drawing workshops for the most motivated art students.
Once students from a Target School have been accepted, we want to give
them extra support. The Outreach Coordinator should become personally
familiar with each student, calling him or her at home regularly, and
doing plenty of follow up in the case of both positive (college
interest, scholarship application) and negative (absences, unfinished
homework) events.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Coordinator would be work with the
Education Specialist to recruit, support and track students from Target
schools as part of our Drawn to Art program. The Outreach Coordinator
would spend 5-10 hours each week on the following:

* Calling and emailing students, their art teachers, their Ryman
instructors and their parents.

* Organizing and booking outreach presentations and drawing
workshops at Target schools.

* Tracking the students' attendance, participation in college and
career day events, and homework

* Working with the Education Specialist to develop and implement
outreach programming and plans.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate should:

* Have a Bachelor's degree

* Have excellent interpersonal skills, and persistence in

* Be available to make presentations on school days, visit
Saturday classes, work from the office during mutually agreed upon
regular hours

* Write a business letter (via email and on paper)

* Plan workshops and events in partnership with the Education

* Coordinate and attend in-class high school workshops

* Speaking Spanish, being a Ryman Arts alumnus and/or being an
artist is a plus

This position is available now. This position is grant funded through
June 2008, and may be renewed. The position pays $12-15/hour plus
parking and mileage reimbursement.

Mail or email resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Tuynman

Ryman Arts

315 W. Ninth St. Suite 806

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 629-2787

Paid Docents Needed for Pasadena ArtsNight



On Friday, October 12, 2007 from 6 pm to 10 pm the City of Pasadena will
be co-sponsoring

with various Pasadena cultural institutions the 18th "ArtNight Pasadena"

offering free events for the evening. FREE shuttles are offered to
patrons to experience the evening's events.

DOCENTS ARE NEEDED to ride the shuttles and guide patrons to various
Pasadena cultural venues city wide.

Duties include:

Riding the shuttles serving as navigator for driver,

guiding patrons, speaking about the evening's events,

taking surveys and answering general questions.

Cordiality is a must. (Bi-lingual skills welcomed but not required.)

All training is provided.

+ Applicant MUST be over 18.

+ Applicant MUST be comfortable speaking in front of groups

+ Applicant MUST have a working cell phone for use the day of event.

+ Applicant MUST be able to attend a 1 1/2 hour training/orientation

on Monday evening, October 1, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

+ Must be able to familiarize themselves with the evening shuttle routes
PRIOR to event

+ Applicant MUST be able to the work on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 5
pm to 11 pm

Pay is $10.00 and hour for a full 7.5 hours. (Fee paid 4 weeks after

If interested please send an email note of interest, contact phone, and

a BRIEF paragraph of qualifications (no more than 1/2 page) to:

Ernest A. Figueroa

Program & Grants Coordinator

Pasadena Cultural Affairs

You will then be contacted if there are positions left to fill.

Gallery job Opening

George Stern Fine Arts
8920 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Company Description:
Art gallery specializing in important Early California Impressionism, Early Modernism, and American Scene Painting.

Position Level:
Entry-level, adjustable according to experience and qualifications
Full time

Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 11am to 6pm
Additional hours will be required as needed for show openings and other events

Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Knowledge of Art, Art History or Business with some Art/Art History background
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the web
Familiarity with the office environment and its procedures, equipment, and etiquette
Good organizational skills
Ability to exercise tact, and deal with confidential matters
Excellent customer service
Must have reliable car

Job Description:
General administrative duties: phones, filing, correspondence
Assist with maintaining client database and gallery inventory
Assist with exhibition preparation and installation

Start date:
October 2

To apply:
Please fax or e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Irene Stern
George Stern Fine Arts