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​ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)

Great Arizona Puppet Theater
Community Engagement Assistant

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  • Departments: Community Engagement, Outreach
  • Art Forms: Art Education, Performing Arts, Theatre​
  • Communities: n/a
  • Work Mode: In-Person
  • Address: ​302 W Latham St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • Supervisor: ​Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns, Interim Executive Director​

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 Community Engagement Assistant will work with the Interim Executive Director to develop, implement, and provide outreach and engagement strategies to solicit and strengthen a more diverse audience. Specifically, the assistant will work closely with leadership to research barriers of participation to better serve the many diverse communities within the core audience of children and families. Once the initial assessment is complete, they'll help design communications tools, messaging strategies, and outreach efforts to promote the Great Arizona Puppet Theater (GAPT) to the identified communities. They'll also liaise regularly with local and leaders to set up site visits, community events, and presentations, marketing GAPT as an inclusive space where all are welcomed and served. ​

Desired qualifications

  • Volunteerism or community engagement experience
  • Strengths in developing productive relationships with diverse communities
  • A desire and passion for developing and implementing community outreach and engagement, commitment and enthusiasm for performance metrics, and continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to details.​

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

Interim Executive Director Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns

Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns is a native Arizonan, entrepreneur, artist, and cultural worker who provides leadership in business development, fundraising, marketing, public relations, community partnership, community relations and strategic planning for corporations, cultural institutions, museums, artists, and clients. His foresight and long-range planning skills has contributed to a significant growth in the regional, national touring arts sectors. His primary work includes working within Native American, Latin@, 2SLGBTQ and bridging these communities with each other and institutions through the arts. He brings a wealth of business administration and philanthropic expertise to his team that span from San Francisco to Arizona. A few of his endeavors included previous Managing Partner for Gregangelo & Velocity Arts & Entertainment of San Francisco, Public Relations and Marketing consultant for the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, Special Projects director for the Smithsonian American Sabor Exhibit in Phoenix, Scottsdale Gallery Association administrator, developing Tarra Lazos Creative, an arts consultancy, special events, arts administration venture. His forte includes project management, community engagement, marketing, public relations, special event production, producing annual fundraising galas, audience development, and capacity building.   

About this organization

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is a non-profit professional puppet theater founded in 1983 as a touring company. The theater is open to the public 5 days a week year-round with shows for children and adults. Our Mission is to advance and promote the art of puppetry; celebrate the great state of Arizona - its culture, heritage, and ecology - through the art of puppetry; educate children and their families, and make a positive impact on the cultural climate of Arizona. To learn more about the Great Arizona Puppet Theater, visit their website at http://azpuppets.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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