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ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)​​

Valley Youth Theatre
Communications and Development Assistant

  • ​Departments: Marketing, Development
  • Art Forms: Theatre, Education
  • Communities: Youth
  • Work Mode: In-Person
  • Address: 1001 N Central Ave Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Supervisor: ​Leigh Ann Dolan, Development and Communications 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.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading to read the full job description, meet your supervisor, and apply for this position today!

About this position

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What you'll do

The Communications and Development Assistant will assist Valley Youth Theatre with a number of company branding and marketing related activities. The assistant will assist and actively engage in all aspects of digital and print marketing as well as media relations and other outfacing communication . The position is part-time and must be completed on-site at VYT's administrative offices in downtown Phoenix.  

Specific responsibilities

  • Weekly reporting Development and Communications Director 
  • Marketing and donor tracking assistance
  • Tracking of collateral and marketing materials
  • Extensive understanding of social media strategies and goals 
  • Interfacing with outside marketing vendors
  • Attend events to acquire social media content
  • Writing press releases and media alerts
  • Organizing media drives and physical marketing collateral​


Desired qualifications

  • Must be highly creative & think outside the box
  • Must be highly efficient in writing for business
  • Must be highly efficient in social media
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work as a team player
  • Must be a self-starter, with a strong ability to manage projects and deadlines
  • Must possess a flexible work style, with follow through
  • Ability to work with multiple people and projects at one time
  • Ability to comprehend and carry out instructions
  • Ability to read, write, speak and hear English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Google Sheets, Google Docs
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.​

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To apply for this position, email your reusme and cover letter to Development and Communications Director Leigh Ann Dolan ​at development@vyt.com​ with the subject line "POAC ArtCorps Student Worker Program"

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Meet the​ supervisor

Development and Communications Director Leigh Ann Dolan

Valley Youth Theatre is excited to welcome Leigh Ann Dolan as our new Director of Development and Communications! While she is new to our team, she is certainly not new to Valley Youth Theatre as she starred as the Queen of Hearts in VYT’s 1991 production of the musical, “Alice in Wonderland”. Leigh Ann is a multiple Emmy-winning television and film producer who has worked on commercials, station promotions and both scripted and non-scripted television before moving to television development at Original Film in Los Angeles. More recently, she was one of the producers on the E! late- night talk show, Busy Tonight. She has an extensive background in the non-profit arts world, having come to us from the Phoenix Film Foundation where she served as Managing Director for the past 10 years. “I love VYT for what it has done for the thousands of children that have stepped on its stages – including me! I am so proud to be a part of this Phoenix institution and I am excited to continue the magic.”  

About this organization

Valley Youth Theatre

Since 1989, Valley Youth Theatre has made an impacts on over a million children and their families through performances, workshops, showcases and youth development programs. Our mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities. We are a safe place where people from diverse backgrounds can learn and grow as individuals, performers and leaders through a transformational performing arts experience. To learn more about Valley Youth Theatre, visit their website at http://www.vyt.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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