Overview

Artisans lead student groups through an introductory workshop on creating and practicing their art.

Job Description

Artisans lead conference participants through two, 2.5 hour workshops during which they introduce the fundamentals of their practiced art and give students an opportunity to attempt it themselves. These events are expressions of Wheatstone’s ongoing commitment to encourage creativity, to using body and soul together for God’s work, and to lives of increasingly broad and discriminating appreciation for God’s world and human culture. 

Artisans are enthusiastic and excellent communicators, specifically to beginner-level high school students who need clear and basic instructions. Ability to do this while upholding the dignity of the art should engender interest and excitement among participants. Past workshops have included sculpture, modern dance, martial arts, painting, percussion, acting, animation, and culinary arts.


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Hiring Schedule

March 6 - Hiring begins.
March 31 - Application deadline. Applications submitted after March 31st will not be considered.
March 15 - April 18 - Wheatstone conducts interviews for select applicants.
April 21 - All interviewed applicants are notified of their hiring status.


Term of Contract

This contract is for employment as a Wheatstone Ministries artisan with the 2016 summer conferences at Biola University (July 24-30). Employment begins at hire and ends with the fulfillment of duties at the following events:

  • Conference Week: working responsibilities start at 12:00pm on Wednesday and Friday of conference week, and conclude at 5:00pm on the same days. (Subject to change.)
  • Staff Debriefing: participation with the program director in a 1-2 hour reviews conducted either in-person or online within two weeks of the conference

Qualifications

Wheatstone Ministries seeks exemplary artisan applicants.

Required

  • Significant artistic accomplishment
  • Reputation among peers for charity and professionalism
  • Willingness and capacity to work well with groups of up to 25 youth
  • Committed to the Christian faith and regular attendant of a Christian church

Recommended

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent certificate of merit
  • Exemplary performance in an undergraduate honors program, or other awards and recognitions
  • Professional experience in your art
  • Experience leading, instructing, or working with young adult students
  • Attendance at a previous Wheatstone conference

Compensation

Artisans will be compensated $200 for their services, as well as limited, mutually agreed-upon transportation and supply reimbursements.