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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.
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The Education Assistant provides support for the implementation, development, and innovation of engaging experiences at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix which celebrate the rich arts, culture, and history of Japan. The Education Assistant will work with the Education Curator and Executive Director to support and advance JFG programming efforts. The student will learn a variety of tasks related to event management and development, fiscal oversight, professional networking and collaboration, in addition to processes for gathering constituent feedback.
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Meet the supervisor
Eriko Saxon has been working for the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) for 11 years. She has a great passion for Art & Culture and education. She is involved with the community, teaching Japanese Calligraphy at Arizona Gakuen (Japanese Saturday School), volunteering at the Matsuri Festival in Arizona, and is an advisory member on the committee for the Japan Culture Club of Arizona. Her original role at the Japanese Friendship Garden was designing event flyers and posters as well as the garden’s original merchandise, such as T-shirts, magnets and mugs. Those skills and experiences were developed when she established her own design company in 2007. She also worked as a Media Specialist, managing Social Media postings and maintaining website content at the Japanese Friendship Garden. She is currently responsible for all aspects of JFG workshops and exhibits as a cultural arts manager, which includes contracting instructors and creating promotional materials and videos. Eriko’s communication and management style reflect a collaborative, team approach, as she finds that this is an effective way to maximize the unique talents of the whole.
About this organization
The mission of the Japanese Friendship Garden, Inc. is to maintain a beautiful, serene Japanese garden in the heart of Phoenix and provide educational and artistic programs and events that continue to deepen our relationships and celebrate the rich history and culture of Japan. To learn more about the Japanese Friendship Garden, visit their website at http://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.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.
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