Arts Center Maintenance Associate (Central Oregon)
The Arts Center Maintenance Associate will complete regular facility maintenance and repair; work with Caldera staff to plan for and track/document for building and landscape needs and processes; work with the Arts Center Programs Manager and other leaders to identify, potentially plan and manage larger facilities-and landscape-related projects (major repairs, remodels, new construction, etc.); and attend/participate in monthly staff meetings and occasional organizational events and meetings. This role is part-time and not to exceed ~30 hours/week. Position open until Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Click here to view full job description and instructions on how to apply.
Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s webpages and workbook highlight both the creative process and final artwork of student projects in Central Oregon, Portland, and during Camp Caldera around our 2016–2017 theme “Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform“.
We hope that you’ll explore the webpages alongside this year’s companion workbook, which has instructions on how you can create similar creative projects on your own, and has space for brainstorming ideas and writing reflections.
The Geography of We is Caldera’s ongoing multilayered, interdisciplinary project focused on deepening learning and offering variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school.
This year (July 2016–June 2017), youth focused on storytelling techniques that ranged from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design guided students through the exploration of their creativity while focusing on a central theme of the fire and transformation. Each year, Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes.
You can view all four years of Geography of We workbooks below:
Please email us at Caldera@CalderaArts.org if you’d like your own 2016-2017 printed workbook (or any of our previous years) and we’d be happy to mail one to you.
We are all feeling a range of emotions after the brutal, hateful crimes that occurred on May 26, 2017 on the MAX Light Rail. Caldera is deeply concerned and saddened that young people were terrorized and that two people died seeking to defend them. We are also inspired and grateful that one of our own community members intervened to uphold justice and respect and, while seriously injured, survived. Caldera stands with and by all of the victims, their families, and the community. This incident is calling us all to hold space, reflect, respond and mobilize in a variety of ways.
With his permission, we share this video from Rocker.
On behalf of Caldera, our Executive Director and Board Chair have signed on as supporters to this community statement from APANO.
Here are links to donation pages for the victims:
Girls Who Survived Portland’s MAX Attack YouCaring Page
Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes LaunchGood Page
TriMet Hero Recovery GoFundMe Page for Rocker
TriMet Heroes GoFundMe Page
Caldera seeks a visionary Executive Director to provide strong strategic leadership to Caldera, give voice to Caldera’s mission and equity work, oversee all organizational operations, and build interest in financial, programmatic, and community-based support for the organization.
Requirements of the position include an intimate knowledge of the issues affecting Caldera’s youth, high degree of cultural competence, demonstrated ability to support a diverse environment that embraces equity and inclusion, 10+ years professional experience in organizational leadership and coalition-building, demonstrated administrative and management skills, experience working with a Board, exceptional interpersonal and team-building skills, experience with evaluation tools, and ability to develop and manage budgets and interpret financial and investment reports. A related degree is required, and an advanced degree preferred. Experiences in interdisciplinary exploration and life-long learning are highly valued.
We are accepting applications through February 28, 2017. View full position description and directions on how to apply here.
Under her leadership, Caldera has significantly expanded and strengthened its transformational Youth Program. Highlights include:
* Building a staff of 20 full-time, highly skilled mentors and administrators who provide Portland and Central Oregon youth with year-round, long-term mentoring and support.
* Integrating an environmental curriculum into Caldera’s arts curriculum, supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and showcased under the Geography of We on our website here.
* Increasing the scope of our Artists in Residence program and integrating it with our Youth Program so that it nurtures both professional artists and Caldera youth.
* With the help of donors, staff, and board, increasing Caldera’s budget from $1.2M to $2.4M and establishing an endowment to support Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center in perpetuity (ensuring that all donations support Caldera’s Youth Program).
* Securing national support for Caldera, including winning a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. That award recognizes Caldera as one of the top youth arts programs in the nation. Tricia travelled to the White House with Caldera youth Alena Nore in 2015 to receive the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Have you been a part of Caldera in the past? Been a teaching artist, mentor, or camp staff? Are you a current Caldera senior student? Please join us for our rescheduled Annual Alumni Party on Friday, February 10 at our Portland Office (1227 NW Davis St.) from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
RSVP by February 6 to Smallz (Meg Ball) at 541.279.0818 or Meg.Ball@CalderaArts.org and view our Facebook event here.