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MCM Youth Service Coordinator VISTA – (MAVA)
Located in the heart of downtown St Paul, the mission of Minnesota Children's Museum is sparking children’s learning through play. Since we opened in 1981, community participation through volunteerism and access to all of Minnesota’s families regardless of income has been deeply imbedded in the organization. The Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. In June of 2017 we opened a newly renovated and expanded museum featuring 10 new galleries. Play Team, our teen volunteer corps, engages 180 youth in 9,000 hours of service each year, providing playful STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and early childhood experiences to our visitors. The VISTA member will build organizational capacity to engage more low-income youth in Play Team, meeting the needs of the bigger, better, bolder museum. Through their service, Play Team members gain valuable 21st Century and STEAM skills that ensure success in higher education and the workforce. The third and final year of the project will focus on developing training tools, volunteer leadership roles, and program guides to ensure sustainability beyond the VISTA project. Additional benefits for VISTA service at Minnesota Children's Museum includes complimentary parking or Metro Transit passes, grocery gift cards totaling $300.00, free museum passes and memberships based on hours served, professional development funds, and mileage reimbursement for assignment associated travel. Car recommended but not required.
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Member Duties : - Create a calendar of ongoing Play Team member and staff trainings. Research and recommend technology tools to ensure sustainable delivery of trainings on an ongoing basis. - Recruit community partners to lead enrichment trainings for Play Team members. - Design internship and youth volunteer leadership roles to help support Play Team in their expanded capacity. Suggest staffing resources to help sustain completed work - Create a strategic plan for transitioning the project to museum staff and lead volunteers. - Research and recommend technology tools for document and community partner contact information storage. - Coordinate efforts for the museum to manage 200 Play Team volunteers contributing 10,500 hours of service to the museum.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Transportation and food support ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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MCM Youth Service Coordinator VISTA – (MAVA)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  06/11/2018 

Contact Kate Errickson
10 7th St W
Saint Paul   MN   55102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79423