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. There are two vacancies; one is a four-year term and one partial term expiring December 31, 2019.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019. 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 the Springfield Arts Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall in the Jesse Main Room to meet the Commission. Applicants will be asked to attend the City Council meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019 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 are two non-resident seats 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. Due to an early resignation, one vacancy will be filling out a term which expires December 31, 2019.

 

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

When:  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday March 22, 2019; applicants must attend a Springfield Arts Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12 or Tuesday, March 12

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