OUT OF SIGHT | Call for Project Coordinator

OUT OF SIGHT | Call for Project Coordinator

 

ABOUT OUT OF SIGHT

Recently, Chicago welcomed Lawrence Weiner’s, OUT OF SIGHT,  a participatory social sculpture floor installation (modelled after a hopscotch) that invites active participation and encourages audiences to consider their life direction. This project was inspired by concepts such as exuberance, energy, vision, visualization, enlightenment serendipity and worldview.

 

Installed in both English and Spanish, OUT OF SIGHT, encourages  viewers of all ages to consider the installation messages and “play” with their multiple and open-ended meanings. Viewers might jump around the sculpture to connect ideas with their energy and bodies and reach for what is “out of sight.” OUT OF SIGHT is not only a work of art but also an enlivening experience for each person who encounters it and is meant to be a metaphorical framework for the journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment.

 

Adaptable to the ground—indoor or outdoor—OUT OF SIGHT is a two-dimensional site-specific work that offers participating museums, civic, and public venues an opportunity to temporarily (or permanently) install a work of art that forges a connection with all walks of life, including adults, teenagers and children. In the upcoming months, Chicago’s  Park District parks will welcome additional OUT OF SIGHT installations across the city.

 

OUT OF SIGHT Mission

The inherent public appeal of OUT OF SIGHT is its ability to tap into an awareness of social forces and dynamics evident in the world today. Among these are the quest for self-discovery and self-actualization; the notion that the journey itself is as important as the destination; the role of optimism, positivity and humor in understanding ourselves and who we can be; and the sense of being part of a larger Community. OUT OF SIGHT challenges its audience to participate and step onto the sculpture to take part in a journey of creative self-reflection and self-realization. Suitable and accessible for all ages, OUT OF SIGHT is particularly relevant for youth at a pivotal point in their lives; the teenage years. By Being able to stand, walk, or jump from one position to the next, OUT OF SIGHT taps into the dynamic ‘gamification’ of learning and self-discovery. The unrestricted, unique nature of the sculpture allows for important dialogue with students around goal-setting, inspiration, envisioning and shaping the future, and their applications to life through visual, verbal, social, and kinesthetic learning. OUT OF SIGHT is a work of conceptual art designed to empower and inspire .

 

Position Description

The OUT OF SIGHT Project Coordinator will work in concert with the OUT OF SIGHT Manager and  in scheduling and managing activations at multiple installation sites throughout Chicago. This position requires detailed advanced planning of the logistics and staffing for private and public activations, plus onsite coordination for these events throughout the summer and early fall.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in hiring teaching artists & facilitators

  • Community mapping & localized outreach

  • Scheduling private field trips, public programs, group visits & events

  • Coordinating staff and logistics for event activations

  • Event marketing & promotion

  • Social Media content collection

  • Data collection

  • Providing overall support to the Project Manager

 

Timeline & Hours

  • 25 hours per week

  • March - Sept 2019

Salary

  • This is a contract position

  • $14,000

  • Invoicing Bi-monthly

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

  • Exhibit a proactive work ethic, with the ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of public art, placemaking/placekeeping practices, contemporary visual art, equitable planning practices, including trends and best practices

  • Ability to communicate with artists, Chicago Park District supervisors, community organization administrators, Chicago Public School teachers and other representatives

  • Incorporate skills that develop compassionate views around complex issues and situations

  • Knowledge of record keeping and data collection

  • Savvy Social Media content creation and constant contact methods

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and the ability to learn new technology tools as needed

To Apply: 

Email Cover Letter and Resume to Jessica@oosproject.net include a CC to info@oosproject.net

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jessica Pappalardo
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
312-539-7903
Organization: 
OUT OF SIGHT | Call for Project Coordinator | Chicago Artists Resource

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