The Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) is looking for assistants to help create large scale sculptures out of natural materials, at multiple sites in and around Camden/Pennsauken, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, DE during the spring and summer of 2021.
One of the sites will be in Tacony Creek Park, within the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed in Philadelphia!
We are looking for folks that have a positive attitude, and are good at physical tasks and teamwork. Experience with habitat restoration, plants, gardening, environmental science, art, or related fields is a plus but not a requirement. Our team values diverse voices and aims to create a more inclusive space within the environmental sector. As such we encourage applications from people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, female,
As an assistant, you will need to be able to listen, learn, and follow directions closely, work safely and efficiently, and pay attention to the quality of your work. You will need to be able to work without supervision at times, but other work will require close coordination and collaboration with others. This work will entail tasks like handling, preparing and carrying materials; building and assembling the artwork; and working with tools. The work will be happening outside and in small groups; we will take necessary COVID-19 precautions.
Availability: We are looking for a commitment of 3-4 days/week during April, May, and June 2021. There is some flexibility in scheduling. While we may be able to offer some transportation support, having transportation to the various work sites will be a plus.
Pay rate: $15-20/hour depending on experience.
For more information or to apply: email Felipe Chor, Project Assistant at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, introduce yourself and tell us about your relevant experience, and why you are interested in this work. You can also include a resume and/or work samples in support of your application (photos, websites, news articles, etc.). Note: please use the email subject heading “assistant” so that we
know what you are applying for!
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: Artist Sarah Kavage will be building glamorous, sculptural gathering areas from natural materials at multiple sites across the Delaware River watershed (AKA Lenapehoking). The installations will be designed and built in dialogue with the communities around each site. Once they are finished they will be activated as public spaces with teachings, performances, and other events developed in partnership with local artists and community organizations.
Questions about this project? Contact Doryan@ttfwatershed.org.