Do you like working with children? Do you like to have fun? Are you creative? Can you let your imagination run wild to produce interactive activities that will captivate children and keep them busy?
If you answered “yes” to those questions, then you would make a perfect “Art In The Park” artist/instructor.
The Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists to work with youth ages 5-12 for it Summer program.
According to Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Corey D. O’Brien and Patrick M. O’Malley, the schedule for this year’s four-week “Art In The Park” programs is as follows: Tuesday, July 8, at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township; Tuesday, July 15, at Covington Park, Covington Township; Tuesday, July 22, at Aylesworth Park, Jermyn; and Tuesday, July 29, at McDade Park, Scranton.
The free arts activities should be hands-on, fun and interactive. Performing arts can make use of the parks’ grassy knolls, general grounds and tent areas. Individuals offering visual arts’ activities will have a picnic table to utilize and are responsible for providing their own supplies.
The programs generally attract approximately 100 – 125 children at each site, with the average age being eight.
If an artist has worked the program previously and offered the same activity for two years in a row, the committee asks that something new be offered.
Artists are paid $200 per day for their services.
Interested individuals should submit an application form, program proposal and a brief biography/resume by Friday, April 25. Application forms can be found on the Arts & Culture page on the County’s website at www.lackawannacounty.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should be submitted in a PDF format and either mailed to Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503 or emailed to email@example.com.