No longer accepting applications
Oh no! We're sorry, but this position is no longer accepting applications and has been filled for Fall 2022. If you're still interested in learning more about the position, you can keep reading. Otherwise, you can find more student worker positions.
Please note: all ArtCorps student worker positions receive $16/hr before taxes and work 400 hours over the course of the semester (around 20 - 25 hours a week). To apply, you must be a current or recently graduated undergraduate student attending an institution in Phoenix or living in Phoenix yourself.
Interested in applying? Keep reading to read the full job description, meet your supervisor, and apply for this position today!
Read the job description
The student worker will serve as the Outreach Coordinator in the Desert Botanical Garden Administration department and will report to the Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion. This position will provide a unique opportunity to coordinate with community members, partners, and vendors to support schools and family-based organizations, with the goal of meeting specific needs related to conservation, cultural awareness, and healthy food access. A large component of the position will involve Spaces of Opportunity, a community farm and market that is helping create a neighborhood-level food system in a South Phoenix food desert. With guidance from the Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion, the student will learn through a hands-on approach of direct collaboration with the Spaces of Opportunity partner organizations, including Orchard Community Learning Center, the Roosevelt School District, TigerMountain Foundation, and Unlimited Potential.
Apply for this position
Meet the supervisor
I joined Desert Botanical Garden in 2019 in the Human Resources department as the Manager of Workforce Development & Diversity. In 2021, I was promoted to the Executive Leadership Team as the Senior Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion. In my role, I remove systemic barriers and provide access for underrepresented communities through community partnerships, the creation of policies, and programming. I have a servant leadership style. I like to listen to my employees and value their input. I check in on my direct reports to ensure they are grasping their work and see if they need additional resources to succeed in their role. I like to give employees autonomy to make decisions but will step in to coach and guide where required. I value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and I create strategies based on those lenses. When creating a project, I ask, are we being inclusive enough? Are there any gaps in our outreach? I must take an extra step to ensure we bridge gaps and amplify voices for underrepresented communities.
About this organization
The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Sonoran Desert. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert. The Garden’s core mission programs include education activities (e.g., Cactus Clubhouse, Flashlight Nights), event series (e.g., Music in the Garden, Dog Days in the Garden, etc.), and ongoing research, conservation, and horticulture efforts that help the Garden maintain its collection of over 50,000 desert plants. To learn more about the Desert Botanical Garden, visit their website at https://dbg.org.
About the program
The Phoenix ArtCorps is a student employment program from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture that seeks to provide students with the comprehensive skills, mentorship, and experience they need to launch their arts and culture careers. Over the course of a semester, each student works 400 hours for $16/hr (around 20 to 25 hours a week), with additional stipends and professional development opportunities. To apply, students must be current or recently graduated undergraduate students at a community college, university, or other institution of higher education based in Phoenix (or live in Phoenix themselves). Applicants must be at least 18 years old. There are no other enrollment requirements. Students do not need to be majoring in the arts or similar fields to apply. To learn more about the program and browse positions, visit our website at http://phoenix.gov/arts/artcorps.
Arizona LGBT+ History ProjectMarketing and Communications Assistant
Black Theatre TroupeCommunity Programs Assistant
CALA AllianceCuratorial Intern
Children's Museum of PhoenixVisitor Experience Fellow
Cihuapactli CollectiveProgram Assistant
Desert Botanical GardenOutreach Coordinator
Great Arizona Puppet TheaterCommunity Engagement Assistant
Grey Box CollectiveDigital Communications and Program Assistant
Harmony Project PhoenixProgram Assistant
HeARTsyEducation and Programming Assistant
Heritage Square FoundationMuseum Store Management Apprentice
Japanese Friendship GardenEducation Assistant
North Valley Symphony OrchestraMarketing and Program Apprentice
Phoenix Boys ChoirMarketing and Communications Assistant
Phoenix Center for the ArtsMarketing and Communications Assistant
Phoenix Film FoundationFestival Apprentice
Phoenix Youth Symphony OrchestrasOperations Assistant
Phonetic SpitMultimedia Specialist
Red Rocks Music FestivalMarketing and Program Assistant
Rosie's HouseEducation and Program Assistant
SOUNDS AcademyProgram Apprentice
Valley Youth TheatreCommunications and Development Assistant
XICODigital Communications Assistant
Get the latest news about public art, grants, workshops, and other opportunities for local artists, culture workers, and creatives—sign up for our mailing list today!