The Springfield Arts Commission is seeking applicants committed to enriching our community through art. Commissioners provide opportunities for artistic creation, exhibits, performances, events, and promote cooperation among local organizations to make art accessible for everyone. Springfield is a diverse community, persons of all ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., Friday, October 25. Application packets are available at the City Manager’s Office, 225 Fifth Street, during regular business hours and online at http://www.springfield-or.gov/city/city-managers-office/boards-commissions-and-committees/. Applicants must attend a Springfield Arts Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 10 or Tuesday, October 8 at City Hall in the Jesse Main Room to be interviewed by the Commission. Applicants will be asked to attend the City Council meeting on Monday, November 25 to be interviewed by the Mayor and City Council.

 

Requirements

Commission members are required to attend evening meetings the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, as well as plan, develop, and assist with commission projects and activities. No fewer than seven of the nine members appointed to the Springfield Arts Commission must reside, own property, or own a business in Springfield (97477, 97478, or 97482).There is one non-resident seat available for application. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be registered voters. Arts Commissioners serve “at-large” positions with no ward restrictions and four-year terms. The two terms are due to expired vacancies, current commissioners are eligible to reapply.

What: Recruitment for two open positions on the Springfield Arts Commission

When:  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday October 25, 2019; applicants must attend a Springfield Arts Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 10 or Tuesday, October 8

Where:  Jesse Main Room located inside City Hall, and, 225 Fifth Street Springfield, OR

Additional Information: Amy Orre, 541.726.2246, aorre@springfield-or.gov