Youth Arts Workshop Summer 2019 Program Assistant Intern

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Application Deadline: 
04/20/2019

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Program Assistant Intern

Reports To: Youth/Education Programs Manager

Supervises: N/A

The Program Assistant Intern assists the Youth Arts Workshop (YAW) staff during  classroom time. The position supports classroom management and field trips, and completes other daily operational and administrative tasks for the Program.

 

Key Responsibilities

Classroom Management

  • Provide hands-on assistance to youth during execution of workshop projects. Provide guidance and leadership to students during lunch, free time, open studio time and on field trips.  
  • Assist staff in maintaining a calm, productive, and safe classroom.
  • Organize art supplies and student files.

Administration

  • Participate in weekly organizational staff meetings with the YAW team.
  • Assist with producing a bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Other duties and meetings as assigned.

General

  • Positive attitude and willing participation in a small team dynamic. Willingness to work outside of main responsibilities as advised by supervisor.

 

Success Criteria

  • The YAW students are safe and engaged during the Program.
  • The YAW space is clean and accessible at all times.

 

Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience working with youth.  
  • Willingness to work with a diverse set of students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Visual and craft arts experience are a plus.
  • Chinese language proficiency is a plus.
  • Commitment to organizational values of social justice and equity.
  • Must be able to submit a PA State criminal record check, FBI Fingerprint Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Health Assessment, and Mandated reporting (all can be done after hiring but before the first day of the program).

 

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time temporary stipend position at approximately 30 hours/week . The position is from July 8, 2019 to August 16, 2019. Evening and weekend hours may be required. The stipend for the position period is $1,200.

 

Organizational Overview

Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia that advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience. Through exhibitions, performances, and community projects, we provide an inclusive gathering place for conversation and exchange of ideas. Our community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood. Our primary programs include: 1) Artist residencies, commissions, and presenting of performances and exhibitions for artists to develop professionally and to create socially relevant artwork reflecting community experiences; 2) Year-round out-of-school-time programming for middle school youth, offering creative development and a safe place; 3) Participatory curatorial practices and various community development initiatives in our immediate neighborhood of Chinatown North/Callowhill.

 

Program Description

Asian Arts Initiative’s Youth Arts Workshop program offers multi-disciplinary arts and cultural workshops for middle school youth during the academic year and summer. Youth Arts Workshop provides a safe space for Philadelphia’s fast-growing population of Asian American youth to share cultural experiences and concerns and to create cross-cultural understanding with non-Asian youth through art making.

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