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Arts Education VISTA
The University of West Alabama has partnered with the Coleman Center for the Arts in York for a VISTA program that addresses many poverty-related issues throughout our region of the state. Arts education is an area of public education that is severely underfunded due to the economic poverty of the region, and the work of this VISTA will help to change that. The Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) is a contemporary arts organization in York, Alabama. The organization uses contemporary art to foster positive social change, answer civic needs, build local pride, and use creativity for community problem solving. The CCA's programs include a community based artist-in-residence program that produces socially engaged public art projects; an exhibition program that features the work of local artists as well as regional and national artists completing CCA projects; and an education program that offers year round educational opportunities for area youth. The Education Coordinator will strengthen the capacity of the CCA's education program, which provides students with access to arts instruction and critical thinking. The program includes Art Club, an after school opportunity for students ages 12-18 to build skills in visual thinking and gain pre-college experience, and Camp, a summer program for youth ages 8 to 18. VISTA will also work with visiting artists to develope innovative programs and facilitate the artist's work in the area.
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Member Duties : The Education Coordinator will: 1. work with the CCA Co-Directors, instructors and visiting artists to develop curricula for Art Club and Summer Camp, assist in teaching, and oversee logistic support for all education programs (60%). 2. maintain student recruitment efforts by working with local schools, teachers, parents and media outlets to promote the CCA's education program (10%). 3. research and prepare grant applications for the education program, under the supervision of the CCA Co-Directors (10%). 4. support the capacity of the CCA office by performing general office administration tasks, such as updating the CCA fundraising database, managing social networking outlets, creating development and marketing materials, and preparing for events and exhibitions (20%).
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Education ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Arts Education VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2013  -   07/31/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  22    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALABAMA  


Accepting Applications
From  06/18/2013  To  06/28/2013 

Contact Valerie Burnes
UWA Station 45
Livingston   AL   35470
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 31252