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Faculty of Fine Arts Opportunities

Coutts Centre Arts Festival Volunteers

July 21, 2019

Information will be posted closer to the event


University Theatres Usher


Contact: Amanda Berg

Sign up at the U of L Box Office (Level 5 Centre for the Arts) to usher for all Faculty of Fine Arts ticketed productions or concerts. Ushers can see the show for free! Sign-up starts at the beginning of each term and is open until all usher spots are filled. Ushers are expected to arrive one hour prior to showtime to attend an orientation with the Front of House Manager, and will rip tickets, hand out programs and help patrons navigate to their seats. Ushers are expected to stay for the full duration of each performance they've signed up for.



External Opportunities

Elementary School looking for Student Artist to Create Mural

Due to a generous donation, Park Meadows Elementary School in Lethbridge is looking for a Visual Arts student to design and create a large- scale octopus mural in the Park Meadows Learning Commons library space. Background knowledge/research of the ecological environment of octopus will be required to create a realistic interpretation in your mural. However, creative license is allowed and encouraged to add elements to the surrounding space of the mural. 

Interested Visual Arts students should submit a rendering of their design to Mark Blankenstyn, Principal of Park Meadows School, either in person at Park Meadows School office, or by mail.

Artwork proposals must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2019.

Artwork submitted will be displayed in the school front foyer and each student who attends Park Meadows School will be able to vote for their favourite artwork.  The artist whose artwork receives the most votes will be awarded the opportunity to paint the mural, based on their submitted design.

The purpose of this applied study is to provide Visual Arts students with an opportunity to create a realistic mural painting on a grand scale. It also provides an opportunity for the successful artist to engage with the elementary school community and students who will be interested seeing the creative process in action.

Qualifications & Pre-Requisites:
Fine Arts or Art Education student from the University of Lethbridge
Experience with design and painting
Successful completion of at least two years aof University prior to the semester application
Mature, self-directed person who is able to work both independently as well as part of a team
On-site presence to show Park Meadows students the process of creating the artwork will be required for some of the study

Project Role:
For the success of this project, a site visit and meeting with Park Meadows Staff will need to be held in order to determine work factors and space suitability. Discussion, timeline and expectations would be determined at this time.

Successful creation and installation of an octopus mural to the Learning Commons at Park Meadows Elementary school, providing some art education to students and staff as part of the installation process.
A small stipend will be offered to the student upon successful completion of the mural. 

How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume and art rendering to:
Mark Blankenstyn
Park Meadows Elementary School
50 Meadowlark Boulevard N.
Lethbridge, AB, T1H 4J4

If successful, you will be required to provide a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector check.  The Applied Studies office will provide a letter stating that the criminal record check is for volunteer purposes so that the cost is minimal ($15.00).  To register this as an Applied Studies course, you must meet with one of the Applied Studies Coordinators in AH151.


Habitat for Humanity Canada

Student Volunteer Opportunity in Indonesia this May, 2019:

Habitat for Humanity is one of Canada's top 10 trusted charities.  Here is the clip of my volunteer experience of building a house for a 16 year old orphan in Lesotho, Africa.
Global Calgary's Website:https://globalnews.ca/news/4632011/calgary-chiropractor-habitat-for-humanity

I am leading my next build to Indonesia May 4-15, 2019. I would like to attract some amazing students to this opportunity.  Ideally I would sign up to occur by the end of January/beginning of February, to ensure the build runs and there is enough time to fundraise individually if needed and plan the trip accordingly. For more details see Information Sheet

If you are interested in joining, I’d be happy to explain more about this charitable experience and how everything is coordinated with Habitat for Humanity Canada. My contact information is below:
Dr. Neetash Patel DC BSc
P 403.538.0538
W/ www.adjustyourhealth.com


Galt Museum Volunteers


Now, this is where you come in! We are looking for positive and upbeat volunteers to join our Visitor Services crew! We’re going to need your help assisting customers in the Museum Store and providing basic interpretation of the Galt grounds and exhibit. Other tasks may include completing Visitor Surveys, answering phones, assisting with inventory, stocking shelves and more! We’re hoping that with your help, the Museum Store will continue to grow and strive!

If you like what you hear, have any questions, or would like a little more information, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Roedler, at christopher.roedler@galtmuseum.com or at 403-320-4219. And don’t you worry, any training will be provided. We can’t wait to hear from you!


The Artifice


Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Art, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice: http://www.the-artifice.com. The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between. Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now!


Mural project!

Contact: Christey-Ann Veldman

St. Therese Villa is looking for student volunteers to paint a pastoral mural on one or more of the walls in their dementia unit. If anyone would like to step forward as an individual or as a group, please contact Christey-Ann directly at christey-ann.veldman@covenanthealth.ca. Please note that artists will need to provide some examples of their past work. Also, sketches of the proposed murals and an estimated supplies budget would be expected prior to the project’s start.


Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village and Cottages

Contact: Leslie Jastrau

This is a Supportive Living environment that houses 76 residents living with dementia. In an effort to create a friendlier environment for our dementia residents, staff at the care home are looking at how painting doorways can help. Currently, each doorway is exactly the same and it is our hope that by creating a special doorway for each resident it will help them identify their room and make the area more visually pleasing. If you are interested in Art Therapy, this would be an excellent way to be introduced to an area where therapies are used daily. To find out more about this project, or to volunteer as part of the applied studies program, please contact Leslie Jastrau at ljastrau@gss.org, or call 403-328-9404 Ext. 53228. You can also visit www.gss.org to register.


Volunteers Needed to Paint the UWall!

The MSS is having an event in which we will be painting the UWall. The wall is for the 5 Days for the Homeless. It an incentive the MSS does yearly to raise money and awareness for homeless youth and families in Lethbridge. We are looking for volunteers to come on March 3rd and March 4th and paint it for us.

To volunteer please contact Muskaan Walia at director.5days@ulethmss.ca