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Save the Date

December 6, 2017

MALI conference 

MAINE ARTS COMMISSION

Mega Conference

Friday, 23 March 2018, 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.

Oxford Hills High School, South Paris, Maine

Join us for an outstanding professional development opportunity.

Details and registration will be available in January! Watch for the information right here on the Maine Arts Education blog.

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Farnsworth Art Museum

November 22, 2017

Part-time position

 Position:  Education Assistant

Reports to: Director of Education; with daily supervision by Arts in Education (AEP) Manager

Status: Part-time, non-exempt.  20 hours/wk. Subject to six-month review, annual review

Position Description:  The Education Assistant will support the Arts in Education Program Manager, in the operations of, but not limited to, the Stories project, Multi-Visit Units project, the Arts in Education Online (AE-Online) project, the Educator Cohort Professional Development opportunities for local teachers, and the annual student art exhibition.  Please visit: www.farnsworthartsineducation.org or www.farnsworthmuseum.org for more information.

The qualified candidate should enjoy working with people and should have strong organizational skills, including attention to details and multi-tasking skills. The art of anticipating the needs of the program is essential.  She/he should be interested in arts education and helping teachers, students and teaching artists feel welcome and valued partners of the museum, while tackling the diversity of administrative duties required for successful partnerships.

Job Qualifications/Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Administrative experience including scheduling, communications, and documentation
  • Computer experience; MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and basic graphics
  • Previous work experience that is art related is a plus
  • Experience in use of technology: camera, social media, etc.
  • Previous work experience that is art related is a plus
  • Strong people skills, patience, active listening, professional demeanor in representing the museum on phone, in emails, and in person
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. of supplies, walk stairs etc.

General Environment:

  • Office /studio environment
  • Working in multiple locations: the Arts in Education office (Julia’s Gallery), the Education office in the museum, museum galleries, museum studios in the Gamble Center, and occasional fieldwork

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the AEP Manager and teaching artists with installation and de-installation of the annual student exhibition. Activities include painting, hanging, label-making, printing, editing, cataloguing, and coordinating the return of artwork to schools
  • Collect and catalogue participant permissions, rosters, evaluations, registrations, transportation requests, and other forms from teachers, teaching artists, and other partners, following-up when required
  • Coordinate facilities reservations and needs, including internal museum scheduling and processes
  • On select Wednesday evenings assist the AEP Manager and teaching artists in FAM Educator Cohort Workshops by prepping materials, pre-/post- communications with artists and participants, set up, take down and clean up
  • Computer work, including excel charts, reports, and data entry into a non-profit database, to keep track of programs and catalogue participant information and AEP engagements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education

Please send cover letter, and resume to: Rebecca Flanagan HR Manager, Farnsworth Art Museum at rflanagan@farnsworthmuseum.org

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MAMLE Conference

November 21, 2017

Middle Level Education

Recently I attended the Maine Association Middle Level Education conference at Point Lookout. I was thrilled by the number of arts education sessions that were offered and how many times I heard participants mention the importance of the arts. I heard: “the arts engage students”, “hands-on opportunities in the arts are so needs for young adolescents”, and much more.

Tammy Ranger providing the keynote

Keynote speaker, 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year, Tammy Ranger, set the tone for the 2-day conference with stories that paralleled The Wizard of Oz. Her presentation was very inspiring. (I hope to provide the entire keynote in a future blog).

Connie Carter and Rob Shetterly provided a workshop with information about the Samantha Smith Challenge. The challenge asks middle school students: “How/why can creative arts and writing inspire action on serious issues?” What a great opportunity for arts teachers to bring this important question to students. Learn more from the post I provided last week on the Samantha Smith Challenge. I hope you will consider participating with your students.

Kristen Andersen, Katie Rybakova, Allysa Anderson

Camden Rockport Middle School music teacher Allysa Anderson and art teacher Kristen Andersen were recognized for an Exemplary Practice Award along with two colleagues for a very successful integrated unit. Afterwards they shared the unit in a session. Congratulations Allysa and Kristen!

A team from the Middle School of the Kennebunks, art teacher Mary McCarthy and STEM teacher Evan Chase were recognized with an Exemplary Practice Award as well. Congratulations to both!

Both awards were presented by new executive director of the Maine Middle Level Association Executive Director Katie Rybakova who teaches at Thomas College.

Evan Chase, Katie Rybakova, and Mary McCarthy

Save the date for the 2018 MAMLE conference – October 18-19 – Point Lookout, Northport. Providing a keynote is musician, teaching artist Monte Selby.

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Deering Drama

November 17, 2017

A Christmas Carol

Deering High School students will present Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Performances will take place at the school located on 370 Stevens Ave., Portland on December 1, 7:00 p.m., December 2 and 9, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. and December 10, 2:00 p.m.


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Waterville Senior High School

November 14, 2017

Once Upon a Mattress

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The Wedding Singer

November 13, 2017

Edward Little High School – Auburn

The ELHS Drama Association will present The Wedding Singer. Sarah Brooks, Choral Director, from the high school is the Musical Director for the fall musical. The performance is Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.
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Orono High School

November 12, 2017

Legally Blonde 

Orono High School’s fall musical: Legally Blonde, has gone to the dogs!  Orono High School is performing Legally Blonde the Musical next weekend and the The cast and crew are partnering with the Bangor Humane Society.  A dog up for adoption will be featured at every performance and Bruiser Woods will be played by the adorable Theodore Roosevelt Rosenthal Qualey a Bangor Humane Society alum. All of the money raised from concessions will go to support the awesome work of the Bangor Humane Society.  Show dates are November 16, 17 at 7 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets can be reserved by calling 866-1029 or emailing Cami Carter at ccarter@rsu26.org

 

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