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VYDC-Bennington Museum
PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: SITE: The Bennington Museum engages and transforms our visitors and community by connecting them to the region’s diverse arts, rich history, unique landscape, and culture of innovation through year-round exhibitions and programming for all ages. Our programs and initiatives include the Bennington Historical Society (free lecture series); Music at the Museum and Concerts in the Courtyard (free musical events); Museum ABCs (free preschool literacy initiative); Teacher’s Institute (continued education for educators); Education outreach (K-12); George Aiken Wildflower Nature Trail (free public access); workshops led by regional artisans; exhibitions relating to the 49,000 objects in our permanent collection; and changing shows by regional artists or on historical topics throughout the year. The Education and Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member collaborates on programs and events for K-12 grade students and teachers, families, and adult community members that advance the Museum’s mission, expand critical partnerships, and encourage deeper engagement with diverse audiences. COVID-19: During the height of the pandemic, schools were closed, and thus the Museum was unable to offer our regular programming. The AmeriCorps member supports both short-term and long-term recovery efforts by implementing innovative programs for all ages, building community connections, and increasing our capacity to address the gap in the educational experience due to COVID-19. Location: Bennington, VT
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Member Duties : The Education & Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member collaborates on programs & events for K-12 grade students and teachers, families, community members, and adults that advance the Museum’s mission, expand community partnerships, and encourage deeper engagement with diverse audiences. The member engages in the following activities: (1) researches, develops, & teaches programs for a range of audiences from families to adults; (2) performs community & school outreach, helping to develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations; (3) teaches K-12 school groups; (4) plans & facilitates family programs and community events; (4) assists with public programs for adults; and (5) engages in capacity building that supports and advances Bennington Museum’s mission & strategic goals. Minimum Age: 22. Travel: local events (within 15 mi.) and monthly to AmeriCorps training (Montpelier); reliable private transportation. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 2 references.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Professional Development ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

VYDC-Bennington Museum

Program Start/End Date
02/02/2022  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  22    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  12/20/2021  To  10/31/2022 

Contact Danielle Shaw
75 Main St
Bennington   VT   05201

Listing ID 108860