CALL FOR COMMISSIONERS | APPLY BY DECEMBER 9, 2022
The Town of Parker has openings on the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission. The Commission serves as an advisory body to Town Council and works with the Cultural Department (Parker Arts) to foster, implement and participate in opportunities for cultural and scientific experiences in the community of Parker.
The Commission is seeking energetic individuals who are deeply committed to Parker Arts’ vision to remain fundamental to the Town’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 one or more of the free community events supported by the Commission: Parker Arts Lecture Series, The Honey Festival, historic Walking Tours, Discovery Park Summer Concert Series, and Art Gallery receptions. In addition, 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 below.
Commissioners will be appointed by Town Council to serve two-year terms beginning February 2023. The Commission meets every other month on the third Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Commissioners must abide by a conflict of interest policy which prohibits members from pursuing employment or paid contracting with Parker Arts.
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. Please direct your email to Carrie Glassburn, Cultural Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is December 9, 2022. Select applicants will be asked to attend in-person interviews in late December/early January, 2023.
About the Commission
The Cultural and Scientific Commission serves as an advisory and support group for the Town of Parker Cultural Department. The Commission’s mission is to foster, implement and participate in providing opportunities for the cultural and scientific experiences for the community of Parker. Members also advise on cultural planning for the Town and make recommendations regarding cultural and scientific issues relevant to Parker citizens. Members are appointed by Town Council and serve for a period of one or two years.
- Diane Roth – Cultural & Scientific Commission Chair, Honey Stop Chair, Parker Quest Committee Member
- Mike Edwards – Vice Chair, Parker Arts Lecture Series Committee Chair, Science Committee Member
- Judy Bazile – Historical Committee Chair and Parker Quest Committee Member
- Annie Day – Parker Quest Committee and Honey Stop Committee Member
- Lisa Hinz – Programming Committee Co-Chair
- Janine Flores Jackson – Art in Public Places Committee Chair
- Lance Martin – Programming Committee Co-Chair
- Terri Tilliss – Parker Arts Lecture Series Committee and Science Committee Member
- Phil Kramer – Art in Public Places Committee Member
- Tom O’Malley – Science Committee
The Commission meets at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November. Agendas are posted at Town Hall approximately one week prior to each meetings.
Latest Meeting Minutes
Programs Supported by the Commission
Commissioners provide valuable volunteer support for the following Parker Arts programs:
- Parker Arts Free Lecture Series
- Art in Public Places
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Honey Stop (formerly Honey Festival)
- Parker Quest
- Science Day – NEW in 2021!