Music/Singer Interpreter Shaker Village

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience.

Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events. 

Shaker Village Visitor Engagement Department

Shaker Village is dedicated to sharing Shaker lessons in community, sustainability, and ingenuity through engaging public programming, special events, workshops, and other activities.  The Visitor Engagement Department is part of a site-wide initiative to create a unified approach to education, interpretation, and visitor engagement, bringing together the story of the Shakers and the land into a coherent whole that promotes deeper connections to the culture and environment. 

Village Musician

This position will implement music programming for the public, primarily through solo vocal performances of Shaker music accompanied by interpretation of Shaker dance and historical and cultural information. Music Educators will perform on the Village's daily schedule, and as needed for special programs and events. In addition, Music Educators will serve as general educators/guides during the intervals between their music programs. 


  • Lead daily music programs, primarily solo singing performances interpreting Shaker music and dance
  • Lead Shaker music programs for groups, student field trips and special events as scheduled
  • Familiarize yourself with research of Shaker culture specifically music, dance and worship
  • Familiarize yourself with all guest services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
  • Assist in the implementation of special events and programs as needed
  • Assist with exhibition installation as needed
  • Ensure a clean, safe environment for all guests and staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Performance-quality singer
  • Ability to read music
  • Must be a self-motivator and willing to learn new skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, problem solving, and flexibility
  • Ability to work with a wide demographic of guests, including youth, families and adults
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team structure
  • Show flexibility and creativity in support of all Shaker Village activities.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music or related field is preferred
  • Relevant professional or performance experience
  • Experience presenting experiential programming to the public, including youth and group 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell
  • Frequently required to stand and walk for at least an hour at a time; occasionally sit and climb or balance
  • Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and lift and/or move heavier loads with a team as needed.

Working Environment and Conditions: 

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
  • This position will require working regularly on weekends and some evenings.

To Apply Visit:




Mt. Sterling En Plein Aire

Saturday, August 20th, 2016


The Gateway Regional Arts Center Announces



Join us for Mt. Sterling’s first downtown plein aire painting extravaganza on Saturday August 20, 2016.


Maps with painting area boundaries and points of interest in downtown Mt. Sterling will be provided at check-in and available for all early registrations.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Registrations received after August 5 will be $30.00.

Registration fee is non-refundable.


8:00-9:00am      Check-in/Late Registration at Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 East Main St., Mt. Sterling

                        Blank Canvas(es) will be officially stamped at this time

                        Coffee and Donuts will be available at this time

                        Lunch boxes will be catered for those who have pre-registered

                        Maps indicating the designated painting boundaries will be available at check-in


                   9:00-2:00am      Paint the Smalltown!


2:00-2:30pm      Turn in framed and wall-ready paintings at Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 East Main St., Mt. Sterling


2:30-4:00pm      Hang Show and Set Up for Opening Reception from 6:00pm-9:00pm


4:00-5:00pm      Judging takes place.

6:30pm Award Presentations for Best in Show ($300); 2nd ($200) and 3rd Place ($100) and a “People’s Choice” ($100) Voting for “People’s Choice” ends at 6pm



OKTOBERFEST 2016 - Harrodsburg, KY


Oktoberfest is the newest component of the Arts Council of Mercer County's annual event schedule! National & Regional artists selected through a competitive jury process will be on-hand to display, discuss, and sell their work.


When & Where

Friday, October 14 - Preview Night! 5:00-10:00 pm - Music & Beer

Saturday, October 15th - 11:00am -10:00 pm - Art, Beer, Music, & Food (Art booths open 12:00pm - Dusk)

Sunday, October 16th - 1:00-5:00pm - Beer, Music, & Food

Main Festival site in Harrodsburg's Downtown Historic District.



Oktoberfest will bring life to Harrodsburg's Downtown District and provide a great experience for community members and patrons.  We are committed to supporting artists, both musical and visual artists, and educating a buying and consuming audience. 

Apply Here

Registration Deadline: July 31st


Waveland State Historic Site is accepting applications for artists and looking for arts organizations to provide children’s activities for a premier art show set for September 10 – 11, 2016 in Lexington, KY.  Artists are required to apply with application.  We are accepting applications through May 6, 2016. 


Limited spots are available.



Arts organizations are required to offer a children’s activity.  Space is provided.  Please contact Charla Reed by May 6th to participate.



Features of the Waveland Art Fair

Waveland State Historic Site is holding their third annual Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. Children’s activities will be offered throughout the event. $5.00 adults; children under 12 are free.



For more information, please contact, Charla Reed, Parks Sales Coordinator for Waveland, at or call 859-272-3611 or 859-619-8189.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Turtle Call to Post at 7 p.m. 

Downtown Perryville


Main Street Perryville is having the inaugural Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby on July 30, 2016. A minimum of 2,000 turbo turtles will be released into the Chaplin River and the first 3 turtles to cross the finish line will win cash prizes! The event is free and open to the public and there will be food trucks, a D.J., family fun and a Social Artworking painting class. 

All proceeds from the Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby will benefit Main Street Perryville and its mission to build a truly vibrant and historic community. 

Artist booths available. 

Call 859.332.1862 for more information or visit 



The City of Lexington NAP Exhibit is held in Lexington, Kentucky. Artists invited to participate in this exhibition include Lexington-Fayette Urban County government and LexArts employees, volunteers and the immediate family members of an employee or volunteer. The National Arts Program® is pleased to provide materials and funding for this visual art exhibit including certificates for all participants and $2,400 in cash prizes.


Exhibition Dates:
Jun 6, 2016 to Jul 3, 2016
Reception Date:
Jun 8, 2016


  • Participants must be an employee, volunteer or an immediate family member of an employee or volunteer of LFUCG or LexArts.

  • Only 2 entries per artist will be admitted.

  • All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.

  • Not accepted: kits; paint-by number pieces; photocopies or photographs of artwork; magazine or book illustrations, random snapshots.


The National Arts Program® and the LFUCG reserve the right to disqualify entries they consider to be unacceptable or inappropriate for a public exhibit.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2016

Click Here to Register





Deadline for entries:  August 1

$25 for up to 3 entries, $35 up to six entries.


The Community Arts Center is seeking entries for HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape 2016, an annual juried exhibition since 2010.  This exhibition seeks to expand the definition of landscape art, welcoming both traditional and experimental work in all media (with the exception of live performance art).  Juror: Isaac Powell.  Awards: Best in show $500, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $100.


Important dates:  

Deadline for entries:  August 1

Notifications emailed: August 15

Deliver work:  August 27

Exhibition dates: September 1-November 11

Opening Reception: Sept 9, 5:30-7:00

Pick up work: November 12


Visit for more info and access to the online entry portal.  

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