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Guest Artist for Student Program

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Posted by: Bucknell University
Deadline: Tue, August 15th, 2017

Bucknell University’s Arts Council, comprised of faculty and directors from the campus arts departments and centers, seeks a guest artist for its Arts First Pre-Orientation Program.  Scheduled from August 11th through 15th, Arts First provides an intensive interdisciplinary introduction to the arts and creativity for approximately sixty incoming first year students and upper class mentors under the guidance of Bucknell arts faculty.


The ideal candidate will be an artist from any field (creative writing, dance, film, music, theatre arts, visual arts) whose creative work engages other disciplines.  Undergraduate teaching experience is essential and preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success in facilitating interdisciplinary projects with students.  In addition to discussing their work and providing masterclasses in their field, the guest artist will interact with students throughout the week and collaborate with Bucknell arts faculty to curate a public performative student project.  The successful candidate may have the opportunity to return to campus in the fall semester for similar interdisciplinary work with upperclassmen.


Travel, lodging, and a generous honorarium will be provided.  To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and samples of your work to Prof. Barry Long, University Arts Coordinator, at The position will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin immediately.


About Arts First
Arts First is a five-day opportunity for students in the Class of 2021 to learn about the rich and distinctive possibilities the arts have to offer at Bucknell. The focus is on exploring the arts generally instead of developing any specific skill or craft. In addition to engaging in creative work, students will have the opportunity to learn about Bucknell’s art centers and academic programs, arts-focused student clubs, and entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities. Students will work with visiting artists and Bucknell faculty in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, art, art history, creative writing, and film and media. Students will also collaborate on a final, performative project that will be featured during Bucknell’s annual arts festival.

This special arts pre-orientation includes but is not exclusive to Bucknell’s Arts Merit Scholars and Arts Residential College students. The program is designed for incoming Bucknell undergraduate students who enjoy or are interested in the arts, plan to have careers related to or associated with the arts or who are artists. Arts First does not require students to have any formal arts preparation, although experienced artists are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students need only be interested in discovering the possibilities of art with other like-minded peers.


Posted on Mon, May 8th, 2017
Expires on Tue, August 15th, 2017

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