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Solstice Employment Opportunities

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This is part time- seasonal paid work. In addition, there are training opportunities for youth and adults, internships /apprenticeships, and Festival workers (June 22-28).

 

Join our fun & creative team producing the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliation or beliefs, sex, age, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, or pregnancy (as those terms are defined by the California Fair employment and Housing Act) 

 

TO APPLY:  If this is something that you might find interesting and exciting, we would love the opportunity to speak with you!   Please send your resume to the attention of Penny Little, email: artstaff@solsticeparade.com In your cover letter, please tell us a little about yourself, why you'd like to work with Solstice.

 

This is part-time seasonal work, from May through some portion of July. The Workshop Hours are Wed-Fri. 3-8 pm Sat. Sun, Noon to 6 pm throughout May, in June, the Workshop is open 3-8 pm Monday-Friday, Noon to 6 on Sat. Sun.

 

REGISTRAR FOR  SUMMER SOLSTICE (filled)

Meet and greet people at the Solstice Workshop, register workshop participants, maintain files and database entry, attend staff meetings, computer skills required. oversee community service, give tours of the Workshop.  Some accounting experience is useful. . Looking for organized, friendly, dependable, energetic, team player who works well with a variety of people. Good computer and communications skills required. This is part time, seasonal work. 

 

SOLSTICE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR (filled)

Assist Solstice Registrar. Meet and greet people at the Solstice Workshop, register workshop participants, maintain files and database entry, attend staff meetings, computer skills required. Must be dependable, organized energetic, friendly, team player who works well with a variety of people. This is a part time – seasonal work. 

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (filled) 

Works with Artistic Director and Registrar at the Workshop, recruit volunteers for the Parade and Festival including, but not limited to, float pushers, participants parade ensembles, cleanup crew. Liason with ED.  Maintain files and database entry, attend staff meetings, computer skills required., Dates: May through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week.   This is part time, seasonal work.

 

MASK MAKER (filled)

Mask Maker works with Artistic Director of Summer Solstice at the Workshop, oversee mask making area, assist workshop participants in designing and making their masks, or other props using mask making techniques. Knowledgeable in the use of materials for mask creation including, clay, cardboard, paper, fabric, etc.  Dates: May 1st through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week.   This is part time, seasonal work.

 

 

ASSISTANT MASK MAKER (Volunteer now)

Assistant Mask Maker  will assist workshop participants in designing and making their masks, or other props using mask making techniques. Dates: May through  early July includes cleanup following parade for one week. This is part time, seasonal work.

 

 

WORKSHOP ASSISTANT (Last minute help needed)

Assist Technical and Artistic Director in Summer Solstice Workshop.  Need some carpentry skills, knowledge of tools, and creativity is a plus. Must have team building skills and be able to work with a wide variety of people.  This is part-time, seasonal work.

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ASSISTANT / APPRENTICE to Inflatable Float Maker

Assist an Artist in Residence at the Summer Solstice Workshop in creation of a float or ensemble for the parade. Iconic Hungarian Artist Pali is looking for a next generation inflatable float maker/apprentice.  Must be artistic, have familiarity with three-dimensional artwork and enjoy working with people and instructing in art techniques.  This is part time – seasonal work.  Dates: May through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. Apply Using this FORM (filled for this year)

Work with Artistic Director of Summer Solstice at the Workshop to create a float or ensemble for the parade. Must be able to conceptualize a float, have experience in creation of 3-dimensional artwork and work with people. Dates: May 1 through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week. 

 

COSTUMER

Summer Solstice is looking for a Costumer who has knowledge of sewing, pattern making, ability to work under pressure and with lots of people. the Costumer will oversee all equipment, props, fabric-based materials, costuming supplies and the costume making area, assist workshop participants in designing and making their costume. Dates: May 1 through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week.  This is part time, seasonal work.

 

 

ASSISTANT COSTUMER (filled)

You will assist workshop participants in making their costumes and assist the head costumer. You will also help keep the equipment, props, fabric and costuming supplies in order, follow safety guideline attend staff meetings. - must have knowledge of sewing, pattern making, ability to work under pressure and with lots of people This is part time, seasonal work.

 

JUNIOR ARTIST COORDINATOR ASSISTANT

Looking for energetic & reliable team player to recruit youth for arts mentorship in Solstice Workshop. Help with students working on community service hours. Should be good at organizing and delegating responsibility, positive, good at keeping records.   This is part time, seasonal work. 

 

INTERN TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (In the OFFICE)

Executive Director is seeking an admin intern  Join the fun team that produces the Summer Solstice Parade and Festival.  Liason with Workshop. Friendly, good communication, computer and writing skills, assist in all aspects of event production of the Solstice Parade and Festival - the largest arts event in Santa Barbara. 

CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ASSISTANT

 

Work with Festival Director and Children's Festival Director.  Assist in managing children’s entertainment, stage and art projects.  Must work well with people of all ages.  Organized, team player, energetic, and enthusiastic.  This is part time, seasonal work.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / APPRENTICE / ASSISTANT 

Learn to manage all aspects of the parade and workshop including the  relationship/contract with the CAW and rental time frames, the move-in and move-out of all tools, materials to the workshop,  site installations, permissions and permitting. Assist with daily management of the workshop and creative content, registration for parade participation/coordinate with Social Media Specialist to promote workshop activities and parade registration.  Work with onboarding of artists in residence and tech staff.  Learn to manage parade related volunteers​, parade day line up and staging.  Kick off parade at noon, assist in push back and  tear-down and clean-up activities. Support all of the above activities or as directed by the Artistic Director.

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