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Posted on: January 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Cultural and Scientific Commission Seeking Applicants


The Town of Parker is seeking new members of the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission (PCSC). The PCSC serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and works with the Town’s Cultural Department to foster, implement and participate in providing opportunities for cultural and scientific experiences for the community of Parker. If you would like to become more involved in the community and have an interest in the arts or sciences, please consider submitting an application.

No previous experience or expertise in the arts and science is required. A desire to promote cultural and scientific opportunities for the community is the only prerequisite for applying to the commission.

The Commission meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the PACE Center. Commission members do not need to reside in the Town of Parker. To apply, please send an email expressing your interest to the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission, Attn: Denise Erwin, Please include a brief bio or resume. The deadline for applications is Feb. 18.

As representatives of the community, PCSC members act as the Town’s primary cultural and scientific advisory body. Members draw on their talents, experiences and interests in science and culture to review, advise, participate in and support the Town’s Cultural Vision, Strategic Plan and Initiatives. Members have the opportunity to serve on various PCSC Committees (Finance, Art in Public Places, Education), to assist in grant requests, facilitate public input and foster public and private partnerships. The Commission is an active, exciting and engaging group of members from all walks of life sharing a common desire to create opportunities for scientific, cultural and art experiences for Parker citizens and visitors. Profiles of current PCSC commissioners and minutes from previous PCSC meetings can be found at

Commissioners are appointed by the Town Council to serve two-year terms and are expected to attend and contribute to bi-monthly PCSC meetings. Commission members must abide by a conflict of interest policy, which prohibits members from pursuing employment or paid contracting as a staff member, instructor, performer or other service provider with the PACE Center or other Cultural Department programs.

The mission of the Town’s Cultural Department is to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the greater Parker region by providing access to arts, culture, history and science programs and educational opportunities for its citizens and visitors and offering community, business and civic gathering spaces. The Cultural Department is responsible for the following venues and programs: Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) Center, Mainstreet Center, Ruth Memorial Chapel, Art in Public Places and Old Town Creative District. For more information please visit

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