HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Hutchinson Recreation Commission announces the hiring of Jacelyn Chambers as its new Arts & Culture Coordinator. She will begin this role on the Hutch Rec leadership team on April 17.
At Hutch Rec, Chambers will be responsible in organizing and managing arts, humanities, and cultural programs and events for Hutchinson and Reno County residents, as well as overseeing the Foxtrot Studio operations and assisting in community events, including Third Thursday.
“I look forward to meeting new creative people and continuing to work with many groups in our community to integrate the arts into our educational and recreational activities in engaging and invigorating ways,” Chambers says. “I want to encourage and fuel peoples’ fiery passions in our community, as well as help connect people to the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to succeed in their artistic pursuits.”
Chambers comes to Hutch Rec after working at the Hutchinson Art Center for the past eight years, including her most recent role there as executive director. She is a Hutchinson native and in 2017 graduated from Hutchinson Community College with an associate’s degree in art. As a student, Chambers says she “had the privilege of learning from an inspiring group of artists, arts advocates, and knowledgeable community ambassadors who helped me develop a strong passion for contributing to my local community as much as possible.”
When she is not working on an artistic passion project, Chambers can be found playing tabletop games, video games, and board games with friends and family, as well as experimenting with recipes or researching interior design tips and tricks for her home. She resides in Hutchinson with her partner and five rescue cats.