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Stewards VISTA: New Bedford Whaling
This VISTA project, in collaboration with the New Bedford Art Museum, aims to create an AIR program at NEBE. This program will consist of four artists, from various artistic disciplines, serving in their capacity as AIR for 3 months. Each month will have a different focus/phase: Creation, Education, and Celebration. Creation – Artist will be given a theme/topic to inspire their creations. These topics, supported by the park’s new Long Range Interpretive Plan (2015), will cover current events and be used to facilitate civic engagement programming during the Celebration month. Education –The AIR will present four workshops to local youth. The workshops will be limited to 12 youth each. Youth will be recruited from the local community. Celebration – Created art, from both the AIR and students, will be put on display in the AIR space in the park education center. Park staff, including the student trainee and the AIR, will present programming to the public based on the topic/theme chosen. Each exhibit will last through the completion of each subsequent AIR’s creation and education phases.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will serve as the primary point of contact between the park, the New Bedford Art Museum, the artists, the youth participants, and the community at large. In that capacity, the VISTA will be responsible for networking in the local community to identify artists and program participants. The VISTA will assist park and Art Museum staff in running the AIR program. The VISTA will record and analyze program outcomes and successes. The VISTA will also report to the park ways to improve the AIR program and way to better reach out to the community.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Public Speaking ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work . 
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Stewards VISTA: New Bedford Whaling

Program Start/End Date
11/11/2019  -   11/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS  


Accepting Applications
From  07/30/2019  To  11/01/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75210