SPARC is seeking a Mural Director for The Great Wall Institute, an 8-year initiative to extend The Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural, currently located in Valley Village inside the Los Angeles River. The Great Wall Institute will be an interior mural studio that will house the painting production for six new decades of the Great Wall mural, beginning in the 1960s and ending in 2020. The Great Wall Institute Director will oversee the creation of a ½ mile of new mural led by Artistic Director Judy Baca. The project’s artistic team will conduct research and design of each decade to the full scale painting production with a team of mural artists and youth at the Great Wall Institute.
The Great Wall Institute’s Director will oversee community partnerships and youth engagement, supervise curriculum development and support programs at the institute, support content development, provide administrative support for the program, and oversee the development of social media and marketing content. The Great Wall Institute Director will work with the SPARC team to identify and acquire the studio warehouse facility. The Great Wall Institute Director will manage and staff the Great Wall Institute team to efficiently and safely ensure that the Great Wall’s artistic vision is realized and maintained for the long-term. They will assess opportunities and partnerships, evaluating the conditions to estimate and understand the cost of acquiring and operating the Great Wall Institute. They will be responsible for ensuring that project milestones are completed on schedule by coordinating all of the facets of the Institute, including the installations of each decade at the Great Wall mural site inside the Tujunga Wash.
About the Organization
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by muralist Judith F. Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch and artist Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is dedicated to producing, presenting and preserving public artworks in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The organization is best known for its work in hundreds of Los Angeles neighborhoods at a grassroots level to produce the rich legacy of Los Angeles murals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Requirements and Qualifications
This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to [email protected] Please also include the following in your submission: