The Commission serves as an advisory body to Town Council and works with the Cultural Department, also known as Parker Arts, to foster, implement and participate in opportunities for cultural and scientific experiences for the community of Parker.
The Commission is seeking energetic individuals who are deeply committed to the vision that Parker Arts will be fundamental to Parker’s identity as a vibrant community. Annually, Commissioners are expected to attend six Commission meetings and to serve and volunteer on one or more of its committees and two or more of the free events supported by the Commission: Parker Lecture Series, Honey Festival, Historic Events, Science Day/Night, Discovery Park Concerts, and Art Gallery Receptions. In addition, although it is not required, Commissioners are encouraged to show their support for Parker Arts by attending ticketed performances, becoming a Parker Arts member, and promoting Parker Arts to the community.
Successful applicants will have a record of past community involvement and/or volunteerism, and a passion for arts, science, history, and culture. Diversity in age, cultural background, and vocation is welcome and encouraged. Committee descriptions, profiles of current PCSC commissioners, and minutes from previous PCSC meetings can be found at https://parkerarts.org/cultural-and-scientific-commission/.
Commissioners will be appointed by the Town Council to serve two-year terms beginning January 2024. The Commission meets every other month, usually on the third Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Commissioners must abide by the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission Rules of Procedure and Conduct.
To apply, please email a letter of interest detailing the reasons you believe you should be selected as a Commissioner, referencing the above-listed criteria. You must also include a resume or detailed bio. Send the email to Carrie Glassburn, Cultural Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. Select applicants will be asked to attend in-person interviews in December, 2023.
About Parker Arts
The mission of Parker Arts, the Town’s Cultural Department, is to enhance local economic vitality and quality of life by offering unique gathering spaces and providing access to a wide variety of high-quality performances, exhibits, and educational programs in arts, culture, history, and science. Parker Arts is responsible for the following Town-owned venues and programs: The PACE Center, The Schoolhouse, Ruth Memorial Chapel, Discovery Park Amphitheater, and Art in Public Places. For more information, please visit www.parkerarts.org.