New England Yachad is seeking one current art student to serve as an Arts Fellow this spring. This opportunity is perfect for students hoping to teach art or art therapy, as it involves helping plan and execute an arts program for adults with disabilities.
The Fellow will help directly with our Art Appreciation program, which is a biweekly arts program that combines many types of art activities for all to enjoy. These exciting sessions will explore painting, weaving, art history, drawing, crafts and more. Participants are encouraged to learn new things and express themselves creatively in a safe and supportive environment .
The Art Fellow will have the opportunity to plan and teach several sessions of the program, and help facilitate the sessions taught by other instructors. The Fellow will work directly with the program coordinator and gain first-hand experience planning a successful arts program for adults with a wide range of abilities. At New England Yachad, we focus on abilities over disabilities, and the Fellow will help craft a successful curriculum that is accessible and adaptable to all participants.
The commitment is four to six hours per week. Four hours will be spent at the actual program, with the additional hours for planning as needed. The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm at the Yachad Community Center in Brookline.
This is a part-time unpaid position that can be used towards field or credit hours.
Candidates will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No calls please.
Yachad/NJCD, is a thriving international organization with chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel. Yachad/NJCD is dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. The inclusive design aims to give our special population their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate to the Jewish world for greater understanding, acceptance, and pro-disability accommodations.