ArtWorks is excited to produce Kaleidoscope, our 15th work of art in partnership with the Duke Energy Convention Center. Local artist Sandra Gross and Leah Busch Rockel of Brazee Street Studios, along with two ArtWorks Apprentices, are creating a monumental suspended glass sculpture for the Convention Center’s newly renovated Café space, in partnership with Sediment Design. Like a kaleidoscope invites us to reimagine what we see, this work invites visitors to reimagine what can be possible in this place. The design features clusters of glass in a variety of shapes, colors, patterns and sizes and includes a vast group of butterflies, also called a kaleidoscope. This new work of art will serve as the Convention Center’s main entrance’s signature work of art, greeting thousands as they enter the space each year.
Project Start Date: April 13, 2021
Project End Date: April 30, 2021
Project Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, from 10am - 3pm each day
Job Tasks Include:
• Glass cleaning and organizing materials
• Cutting large pieces of glass for firing
• Loading + unloading kilns
• Preparing glass + kiln materials for firing
• Assisting Brazee Team to implement the fabrication process
• Assisting waterjet technician, including equipment maintenance and cleaning
• Documenting the fabrication process for print and social media
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
How to Apply
• Prepare your application. You will be asked to upload several documents in the application portal. Please review the items below and take time to prepare in advance of starting your application.
1. Personal Essay or Cover Letter (Download PDF directions )
2. Art Samples (2 pieces) (Download PDF directions )
3. Resume (optional) (Visit this website for help with creating a resume )
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,750 youth and 3,300 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.
ArtWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse staff that creates an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.
• Must be at least 14 years old and no older than 21 years by the project start date.
• Excellent listener who can take clear directions and adjust quickly based on feedback.
• Detail oriented and extremely careful.
• Able to lift 50 lbs.
• Able to complete physically demanding tasks, including moving large pieces of glass carefully, preparing large kiln shelves, etc.
• Positive attitude, works well with others.
• Experience with photography for social media/documentation.
• Glass cutting experience helpful, but not required.
The successful candidate will be
• A team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
• Inquisitive and imaginative.
• Ready and willing to learn from and work with professional artists.