Every summer for the past nine years the Norfolk Public Art Program has teamed up with the Emerging Leader Program to create public artwork around Norfolk.
Each summer 3 professional artists are hired to work with a team of youth workers. The artists develop the art project from design to installation, including budget, timeline and work schedules. The three sites for the summer of 2017 are 1) the restrooms at Lafayette Park, 2) the Evelyn Butts Transfer Station, and 3) a commemoration to 100 years of Naval Station Norfolk on the Fountain Parking Garage.
Two artists will work with Emerging Leaders, ages 16-19, June 26 through August 11. Workdays are Monday – Friday. Artists work half-days 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
One artist will be hired to work with Teens With a Purpose, ages 12-19, from June 26 – August 4. Workdays are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Please note the positions require separate applications. Pay for all positions is $25/hour, plus materials. All designs and materials are approved by the Public Art Program.
Application Deadline before April 20, 2017.
Apply online here for Recreation Activities Instructor — Summer Artist. You must apply to both of the job openings if you are interested in working with either Teens With a Purpose or with Emerging Leaders.
Learn more at a public art workshop on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Slover Library Flex Room #640, 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk
Pre-Registration is required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The program began in Norfolk’s downtown parking garages and expanded to Ocean View, 35th Street, Military Highway, Berkley, and the Arts District. The artwork enlivens our shared public spaces, provides cultural experiences, celebrates the creative spirit and gives voice to our community. Local professional artists are given hands-on opportunities to develop their public art portfolios. They work with apprentice artists who learn important art career skills and have meaningful paid work beautifying public space and supporting the arts in Norfolk.
To view past summer artworks go to Norfolkarts.net.