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​ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)

Desert Botanical Garden
Outreach Coordinator

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  • Departments: Community Engagement, Outreach, Programming
  • Art Forms: Art Education, Culture, Dance, Interdisciplinary, Music, Performing Arts
  • Communities: n/a
  • Work Mode: Hybrid
  • Address: ​1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Supervisor: ​Kevina Devereaux, Senior Director for Social Responsibility & Inclusion

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!

About this position

Read the job description

What you'll do

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.

Specific responsibilities

  • Cultivate strong relationships and networks with diverse community partners
  • Develop resources that promote the success of community, families, and partner engagement.
  • Implement and create curriculum, programs, activities, workshops, and digital content related to Desert Botanical Garden’s community learning series
  • Partner with schools and other service agencies to advocate and provide support for community families
  • Maintain outreach partner information database and referrals to the programs
  • Manage program evaluation processes

Desired qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in community-based and/or nonprofit work OR equivalent education/experience
  • Experience in event coordinating and working on diversity-related programs or initiatives preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, editing and proofreading skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to manage multiple priorities and work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Professionalism and discretion with confidential information
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend commitments 
  • Comfortable working in an open office environment​

Apply for this position

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​.

Meet the supervisor

Senior Director for Social Responsibility & Inclusion Kevina Devereaux

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

Desert Botanical Garden

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​.

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About the program

The Phoenix ArtCorps​​

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​. ​​​​​​​

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