Young Storytellers,

Program Support Intern (LACAC Arts Internship Program)

Posted
1 month ago
Employment type
Internship
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.

Young Storytellers works with students in elementary, middle, and high school. In elementary school, students write scripts that are completely their own; in middle school, students write stories about challenges that they face; and in high school, students explore how various communities are portrayed in the media and craft stories that they feel represent their self-identified communities. Students in each program work with volunteer mentors, and every student gets to see their work performed by professional actors. Young Storytellers programs are designed around Common Core standards, integrate Social and Emotional Learning activities, and include components of Learning for Justice’s Social Justice Standards.

About this job

The Program Support Intern works closely with Programs Team members to support elementary, middle, and high school programs across Young Storytellers sites in Los Angeles. The Program Support Intern supports the collection and input of student, teacher, and family paperwork, and helps to communicate essential information to students and their families or guardians, ensuring that they have everything that they need to be active and engaged participants in our program. The Program Support Intern’s work allows Young Storytellers to reach hundreds of students each semester, and for those students to express their unique voices in a brave space during a time when it is needed most. All YS Interns are encouraged to explore and integrate the YS values of belonging, connection, exploration, play, antiracism, and equity into their projects and daily tasks.

This internship is provided as a part of the Los Angeles County Arts & Culture (LACAC) Arts Internship Program. Please note that only currently-enrolled college students (2 or 4-year undergraduate and community college students) who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County are eligible for LACAC positions. Young Storytellers LACAC Interns will begin in August or September 2022 and will work 400 hours before March 1, 2023 with an average of 16-20 hours per week. LACAC Interns will be paid $16.04/hour ($6,416 total) for the 400 hours worked. The Young Storytellers team operates on a hybrid work schedule with some days remote and some days in-office in DTLA; we ask that our interns join us in-office at least two times a week. Due to an organization-wide Covid-19 vaccine mandate, all interns must be fully vaccinated. You can find more information on the LACAC Arts Internship Program here: https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/about-arts-internship-program-students

Roles & responsibilities

Tracks and inputs student, school, and family paperwork and surveys using SOGO and features of Google Workspace such as Drive, Docs, and Sheets;

Works with the YS Programs and Volunteer Teams to support program logistics, including student writing sessions and Big Show performances;

Supports communications and building community with students, families, and schools, as helpful and in tandem with the Programs Team members;

Inputs data and communication notes into Young Storytellers database;

Assists with identification of and outreach to new communities for YS programming, in line with YS equity goals;

Manages task lists and priorities using Asana (program management software);

Supports the implementation of YS’s DEIB and antiracism practices in all parts of program operations, school community, and volunteer work.

Qualifications

Written and verbal fluency in both English and Spanish strongly preferred;

Strong verbal and written communication skills;

Attentive and responsive to program needs;

Strong technical support skills and proficiency required, especially with Zoom;

Experience working with schools, students, and/or educational programs preferred;

Excellent time management skills;

The ability to handle sensitive personal information with integrity;

Knowledge of or interest in the nonprofit and/or education sector is preferred;

A willingness to learn and grow.

To apply

To apply, please visit https://bit.ly/yslacacinternship2022 to fill out an application and upload the following in PDF form:

- Resume / CV;

- A brief statement or cover letter that includes why you are interested in working with Young Storytellers and this position in particular.

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