Monday, June 17, 2013

City of North Charleston Seeking New Artist-in-Residence

Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the City’s Artist-in-Residence. The department is currently seeking to fill the position for 2013/14. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time position by Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the Artist-in-Residence will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2013/14 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence has the option to present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout January 2014. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Festival in May.

Rate of pay for this part-time position is $20 an hour for up to 300 hours. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit slides, quality photographs, or digital images of their work along with a current résumé/CV by 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Application materials may be emailed to or mailed to the attention of Nancy Rodriguez at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit or call 843-740-5854.

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