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Venice Arts

Artist-Mentor/Classroom Assistant

Employment type
Part Time
Posted
15 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Artist mentors assist the Teaching Artist in youth media arts workshops for ages 6–18. Our mentors guide and support our students, share their experiences, help the student improve their craft, and encourages them to come forward with their ideas. The ideal artist-mentor has experience in photography, filmmaking, animation, or visual art. Experience teaching or working with youth is preferred, but not required. This is a great way to gain teaching experience, and inspire young people to hone their craft.

Artist mentor volunteers will be trained by Venice Arts, and mentor in our youth programs. Our Fall training session is on September 9, 2017.

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE Our Fall program runs Tuesday through Saturday from September 15th through December 16th, 2017. Most of our workshops meet once a week for 2 hours while our advanced studies workshops meet once a week for 4 hours either in the afterschool hours (4pm-6pm) or on Saturdays (10am-12pm or 1-4pm).  Workshops are taught by a team of artists comprised of a Lead Artist with a background and experience in education, who works collaboratively with volunteer artist-mentors. With classes of 8–12 students, our goal is to provide a teaching and mentoring ratio of no higher than 1:4.

VENICE ARTS is a 24 year-old, award-winning youth arts nonprofit, which offers free workshops for low-income families in photography, filmmaking, animation, and multimedia. Venice Arts is an excellent place to build your skills and expand your knowledge in media arts, arts education, participant photography and filmmaking, and arts administration. 

To apply

Please email us at [email protected] ("Artist Mentor Internship" in the subject line) to request an application.  We hope to select interns in May so please contact us asap if you are interested.