Opportunities

MUSIC COORDINATOR

Side Street Studio Arts is seeking a music coordinator for the music selection process and supervision of in-house productions and co-productions, including but not limited to the Battle Of The Bands and the Elgin Fringe Festival.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Researching relevant music for future productions and events
  • Coordinate rehearsals with musicians, aka scheduling
  • Work within the budget of SSSA music production
  • Build contracts for rentals, productions, and co-productions
  • Establish marketing strategies for events
  • Responsible for coordinating the logistics of an event including scheduling lineups, scheduling staff and volunteers, facilitating tech personnel to run shows, and setup/cleanup of the event.
  • Manages and oversees events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organizing vendors, and managing take-down and cleanup.
  • Coordinates event entertainment, including music, performers, workshops, and guest speakers. Ensure proper set up of microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards.
  • Works closely with AV/Music staff and volunteers team to ensure set up and needs have been met. Expert knowledge of AV systems.
  • Aids with clean up and removal of supplies and garbage as needed
  • Coordinated services for events such as transportation for guests, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security, as needed.
 
ESSENTIAL PERKS AND PAYMENT:
 
  • Music Coordinator receives a $1000 stipend per year, paid out in monthly installments. (We are working on increasing this, trust me.)
  • Percentage of ticket sales and door splits, per scheduled event.
  • Receives free registration for any SSSA educational programs and classes
  • Receives free submission to any SSSA exhibition
  • Receives free tickets to all SSSA events
  • Receives 24-hour access to the SSSA LAB, Gallery, Theater, and Backspace for rehearsal, workshops, creating, etc. (Exclusions may apply due to class calendar, and other event schedules.)
  • Serves on the Battle Of The Bands committee

 

Click HERE to apply!

ARTIST EDUCATORS

We are looking for artist educators to teach in our in-house Small Wonders programming, as well as our Community Moves programming in area organizations and public schools. We need visual artists, proficient in a variety of mediums and performing artists, with foci dance, music, and theater for young performers. 

 

To apply, please submit the following HERE:

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Cover Letter

• Work samples (maximum of 3)

 

 

Questions can be sent HERE.

LATINO ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Side Street Studio Arts’ Latino Artist-in-Residence program fosters the work environment, mentorship, and self-promotion skills needed for an artist with an existing body of work to realize a project or idea as an exhibition, production, or complete piece. Artist residencies are focused on individualized attention and flexibility. Designed ad hoc for each individual, the 1-year residency includes a yearlong Side Street LAB membership, which includes full access to all LAB resources, including silk screen, printmaking, photography, and ceramics equipment; networking and exhibition opportunities provided by SSSA Membership, and a stipend for supplies and creative and exhibition support. The AIR will also receive individualized arts administration mentorship and support leading up to a culminating exhibition of their work at SSSA. This support may include marketing, grant writing, installation, creative professional development, and so on, according to their individual needs and interests. and making connections within Side Street’s extensive artist network.

To apply for the Latino Artist-in-Residency, please send the following materials to loc@sidestreetstudioarts.org with the subject line “Latino Artist-in-Residence Application”:

• YOUR NAME

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Artist statement

• Brief statement (one page or less) describing your artistic practice, reasons for applying for the residency, and what you would like to achieve • Work samples:

*Visual Art: 8-12 digital files or links to works    *Performance/Media/Music: 10-minute sample work (link or DVD/CD)    *Written Word: 10 page sample work (link or hard copy)  

 

Applications should be emailed as PDF and digital files, or mailed in one package to:

Side Street Studio Arts

c/o LOC

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL

60121

 

For more questions please contact us at loc@sidestreetstudioarts.org  or phone - 847-429-2276

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

To apply for the Artist Residency, please send the following materials to

tanner@sidestreetstudioarts.org with the subject line "Artist-in-Residence Application":

 

• YOUR NAME

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Artist statement

• Brief statement (one page or less) describing your artistic practice, reasons for applying for the residency, and what you would like to achieve • Work samples:

*Visual Art: 8-12 digital files or links to works    *Performance/Media/Music: 10-minute sample work (link or DVD/CD)    *Written Word: 10 page sample work (link or hard copy)  

 

Applications should be emailed as PDF and digital files, or mailed in one package to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL

60121

Internships

ARTIST-INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Fall 2019)

This ten-hour/week professional practice program is designed to find and explore different entrepreneurship and artistic methods. Interns create CVs, biographies, exhibit/production proposals, artist statements/personal narratives, and statements of purpose, learning the unique content and purposes of each. An exhibition or production will be created from an ongoing archive of the artist’s work. With the guidance of Side Street Studio Arts’ Directors, artists will explore best practices for managing, editing, and installing work.


Artist-Internships are open to artists of all mediums and are highly individualized to ensure that each artist grows in the skills necessary for their particular practice and future goals.

Arts Administration Interns

 

 

OPEN CALL!

 

 

The brand new Arts Administration Internship Program at Side Street Studio Arts will provide hands-on immersion in the daily operations of a growing arts organization in downtown Elgin. Interns will work closely with SSSA staff to have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences, including event production, arts education, non-profit business management, and much more. These positions are best suited for those interested in exploring arts education, gallery management, performance/exhibition production, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Interns will work both on and off-site for a minimum of 10 hours a week for 6 to 12 months,. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. A $500-$1000 stipend is provided, as well as additional opportunities to earn money through teaching and/or other arts exhibitions and performance opportunities. 

 

Interested individuals should email the following to erin@sidestreetstudioarts.org

  • cover letter;

  • resume;

  • references;

  • visual or performance work samples, if applicable; 

  • and teaching history, if applicable. 

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