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E3.20 Youth Education and Experience VISTA
 
 
 
The Duluth Children’s Museum believes that children need free play time to discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Our exhibits are designed with little instruction to give kids the freedom to find their own solutions. Programs and exhibits provide opportunities for children to try out their passions, to test their own abilities, and to explore new topics. Our spaces are designed to encourage imaginations. Dress up, pretend, invent stories and songs. There are no limits to how you play! As fun as we make learning, we know we are in a serious business. There is an opportunity gap experienced by families with lower incomes that can often result in loss of learning during school breaks and with the current pandemic, placing these children even further behind. Ecolibrium3 is a locally-based nonprofit organization with a mission to lead and inspire change in our community toward and equitable and sustainable future. We accomplish this mission through innovation, integration, and inspiration. We serve as the neighborhood convening organization in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, working on all aspects of sustainable revitalization and community resilience. We excel at understanding the high level challenges and then designing and implementing programs, partnerships, and projects that address those issues. Our work builds opportunities in our community through ongoing dedication, professionalism, and relationship building. We seek a passionate individual dedicated to increasing youth access to creative educational opportunities. This VISTA position focused on bringing regionally focused culture, arts, and STEAM learning to under-served families. The position will build on the museum’s foundation of exhibits, programming, and outreach by securing new partnerships, mobilizing volunteers, and piloting new learning activities as well as Ecolibrium3’s human-centered design place based approach to informal education.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Assist with development of standards based curriculum and tools to evaluate learning 2. Pilot daily programs with children and families 3. Build partnerships with community agencies and businesses 4. Recruit, train, orient, and expand resources available to program volunteers 5. Connect with families and community agencies to understand needs and barriers to accessing museum programming 6. Assist with coordinating monthly events, outreach to schools and community sites, and other initiatives 7. Conduct assessment looking at educational access and equity in Duluth 8. Support development of Outside the Box program introducing middle school students to concepts of design and trade-related careers 9. Advance faces of STEM campaign to increase awareness of informal STEM careers and enhance STEAM identity in middle school youth 10. Support leadership at formal and informal educational institutions in Duluth to expand access to low income youth and families
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Trade/Construction ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
E3.20 Youth Education and Experience VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2020  To  07/30/2020 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
2183361038
jodi@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org/capacity
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97111


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