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​ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)

Grey Box Collective
Digital Communications and Programs Assistant


  • Departments: Communication, Marketing, Event Production, Programming
  • Art Forms: ​Art Therapy, Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Communities: n/a
  • Work Mode: Hybrid
  • Address: Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Supervisor: ​Molly W. Schenck, Founder​


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!
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About this position

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What you'll do

The Digital Communication and Programs Assistant strives to understand the collective’s ethos and how it fits into the larger arts landscape on a local to global scale. This position will work primarily with the founder of Grey Box Collective (GBC), Molly W. Schenck, and additional collective members as needed to tell GBC’s story. There are three primary focus areas for this position: marketing and communications management, research and development, and production assistance. During the duration of this position, the assistant may be involved in supporting an encore performance of PAUSE… (a performance about the mental health of grief and loss), transcribing and closed captioning podcast interviews, conducting research, compiling organizational reports, assisting in the administration and production of new work centered on the mental health of othering and belonging, managing all social media platforms to build digital visibility, promoting events, and highlighting our creative activity. The individual in this role can anticipate gaining a unique set of skills and perspective of arts entrepreneurship within the context of the Phoenix area.​

Desired qualifications

We welcome individuals from a wide range of studies and experience including: social entrepreneurship, non-profit and/or for-profit organization and leadership, digital media landscape, marketing, public relations, advertising and audience development, graphic design, stage management, rehearsal direction, and/or other performance management roles. We are particularly interested in working with individuals who are interested in the intersection of trauma and creativity and/or trauma-informed creative practices in theory and practice. Individuals who wish to work with GBC must understand that Grey Box Collective is a trauma-informed arts organization committed to holding compassionate spaces for ourselves and others. We embody multiple truths, we center taking care of ourselves, we get uncomfortable, and ensure sustainable practices are embedded in all that we do. We believe this work leads to a just society. We value honesty, transparency, and quality over quantity. Through our actions, reflections, and art-making, we aim to challenge and re-shape the status quo in our organization, in our bodies, and our communities.​

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To apply for this position, visit the Grey Box Collective's website ​to ​complete an application form at https://www.greyboxcollective.com/getinvolved.

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Meet the supervisor

Founder Molly W. Schenck

Molly W. Schenck (MFA, MEd.) is a multi-hyphenated arts and somatics practitioner whose body of work is rooted in a quest to understand humans. She is fascinated with human movement - whether that a social justice movement, individuals persisting through systems, or how a body moves through space and time. She is also interested in what interrupts the full expression of movement (stress, trauma, burnout, injuries, chronic pain, etc.). This has guided the evolution of her studies and career path. She worked in higher education as an adjunct professor and administrator for ten years. She taught mind body and group fitness classes for twelve years. She specializes in the intersection of creativity and trauma and is the creator of Trauma-Informed Creative Practices. She is the founder of Grey Box Collective (an interdisciplinary, experimental, post-dramatic, trauma-informed arts organization that devises original performances around topics of social and emotional wellbeing i.e. makes weird art about tough stuff). She is also a certified Trauma Support Specialist, Personal Trainer, a 500-hour experienced yoga teacher (focused on asana, pranayama, and meditation), a registered somatic dance educator and somatic movement therapist. For more information visit http://mollywschenck.com.

About this organization

Grey Box Collective

Grey Box Collective (GBC) is a trauma-informed, interdisciplinary, experimental, and post-dramatic performing arts organization who creates original shows about social-emotional wellbeing (i.e. we make weird art about tough stuff). The works are considered artistic vehicles for social change that offer brave and supportive spaces for audiences and artists. Beyond the stage, we offer workshops and trainings in Trauma-Informed Creative Practices for our community to support sustainable creativity, to promote an understanding of trauma, and share a methodology for developing art in new ways. To learn more about the Grey Box Collective, visit our website at http://greyboxcollective.com.​

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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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