Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Job Posting: AMAM Education Assistant

Looking for a summer job?

The Curator of Education at the Allen Memorial Art Museum is seeking a student assistant from June 2 – August 21 to help with education department operations. Major duties will include assisting with the fourth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk event and related student workshops, assisting with a Teacher In-Service Workshop to introduce regional teachers to the AMAM and its collections and resources, giving educational tours to K-12 and adult groups as needed, archival and research work, helping produce didactic materials for upcoming exhibitions and programs, and administrative duties. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Art History and/or have taken the Practicum in Museum Education winter term course. Applicants must be detail-oriented, capable of working independently, and possess strong research skills. Basic computer proficiency is needed, particularly Word and Excel.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with a brief summary of your interest and abilities to Jason Trimmer, at jason[dot]trimmer[at], or by dropping materials off at the front desk of the AMAM. Applications must be received no later than Monday, April 20, by 5pm.

20-25 hrs/week.

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Margin Release: Simparch

APRIL 13, 2009

SIMPARCH is an American artist collective that was founded in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1996. Presently this group is organized and maintained by Matthew Lynch and Steve Badgett. Their practice involves large-scale, usually interactive installations and works that, as the group’s name suggests, examine simple architecture, building practices, site specificity and materials that may be salvaged, recycled or generally brought together with a kind of d.i.y. attitude. Often collaborating with other artists, builders, art critics, graffiti artists, filmmakers, and skate boarders, and musicians, SIMPARCH works at providing sites which allow for social interaction and experimentation with design and materials. Simparch’s work has been shown in the Whitney Biennial (2004), Documenta XI, The Tate Modern, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, among many other venues.

Simparch will be spending the week of April 13-17 at Oberlin College, creating a structure with students from the Margin Release and eCAMP classes. The project is to build a collectively-constructed Polysonian House, to expand on the ideas of Frank Llloyd Wright’s Unisonian House here in Oberlin. The Polysonian House will be under construction all week at Julia Christensen’s studio at 164 East Lorain. Feel free to drop in and meet with the students and the artists.

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