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Teaching Artist Roster Grant Opportunity

maclogoB&WDid you know that the Mississippi Arts Commission offers grants for different art and education experiences? If you are interested in Artist and Art specialist of all different mediums conduct workshops and seminars for your educators than this is the perfect financial source for you. The grant can even be awarded for a three-year term. Click the link for more information on this amazing opportunity.


Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

Common Core Transition Will Give States More Time To Make Evaluations Count


Worried about how implementation of Common Core will affect the arts? Worried about how arts educators will be evaluated under new state plans and tied to new Common Core test? Your state just might have more time to figure out answers to these complex questions. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced in a HuffPo blog yesterday that he will give states a reprieve from certain aspects of teacher evaluations’ consequences and the new wave of testing tied to the Common Core.

Find the full blog post here.



Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

Job Opening: Arts in Education Coordinator

BACKGROUND: The Greenville Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization in Greenville, Mississippi. The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs, which teaches arts-integration method in our local schools.

The Greenville Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GAC actively seeks candidates from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to the mission and vision of the organization.

For complete description of the position and information on how to apply please click here.

REPORTS TO:                           Executive Director
LOCATION:                                E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Greenville, MS

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          5/31/2013 (Start date 7/1/2013 or to be negotiated)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Carefully review the attached job description and qualification for this position. Typically, we only consider candidates who meet or exceed the qualifications outlined. Email submissions are preferable; however we do accept resumes via post and fax. When emailing resumes, please save your document as a PDF, Microsoft Word Document or in text format. The Greenville Arts Council thoughtfully reviews every resume submitted. Unfortunately due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we only contact applicants who we plan to interview. If we contact you for an interview, please be prepared to provide us with your full employment history and to undergo a thorough background and professional reference check. If we do not contact you, you were not considered for the position. You will know the position has been filled when we have updated our website

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Coordinator of Arts in Education oversees all curriculum development and professional development with the Greenville Arts Partnership (GAP). The job responsibilities stem from the educational portion of the mission of the Greenville Arts Council (to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists). The Coordinator of Arts in Education develops and implements arts integration-related professional development for teachers and works directly with students and other groups through arts experiences. This also includes overseeing all arts experience taking place in the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center; summer art camp, fall and spring classes, and workshops. The Coordinator of Arts in Education reports to the Executive Director and works directly with the Education AmeriCorps *VISTA. This is a full time position.