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 Multimedia Specialist will assist in managing social media, documenting events and programs, and developing content that informs and promotes our community work, ranging across open mics, educational residencies, special events, fundraising campaigns, and more. The specialist will participate in the organizing and managing of events by contributing to pre-production meetings and work directly with the Executive Director and various committees and contractors to develop content that tells the story of our organization.
Our office is located at First Studio, the first television studio in Arizona history. We have a large studio space available and we are office neighbors with three film/media companies, three photographers, and a handful of various artists and businesses who are supportive of the work we do. It is an excellent environment for anyone interested in creating multimedia content.
Apply for this position
To apply for this position,
email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Myrlin Hepworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the supervisor
For fifteen years I worked full time as a professional teaching artist, traveling across the globe performing and teaching poetry workshops in nearly every imaginable setting, including schools. This journey showed me the importance of offering people opportunities to express themselves authentically. Schools are often arenas where in order to survive young people shield themselves from their peers and often adopt an adverse relationship with vulnerability. I spent more than a decade watching young people humanize each other by writing and reciting their own original poetry. Schools are important, but by choosing to solely educate young people by giving them little control over what they study and assigning them value through letter grades, we often miss out on cultivating their truest gifts. I don’t believe you can teach anyone anything they aren’t willing to learn. You may challenge or even inspire them, but if there is no student buy-in, the educational dynamic becomes coercive. We understood these facts when we founded Phonetic Spit. Now we have the opportunity to build an institution that shares these same values and we revel over the opportunity of bringing in a student worker who may offer priceless contributions to our developing organization.
About this organization
Phonetic Spit is dedicated to creating brave spaces for young & emerging adults to find, develop, and publicly present their voices. Our vision is to create a world where every young person is socially, emotionally, culturally, and academically literate and capable of expressing their authentic voices in a multitude of spaces. To learn more about Phonetic Spit, visit their website at http://phoneticspit.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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