EdVestors

140 Clarendon StreetSuite 401
Boston, MA 02116
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Date Posted:
February 05, 2021

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Seasonal

Summer Arts Internship Program Assistant

Description:

EdVestors seeks summer program assistants to help coordinate the day to day elements of the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) Program, including supporting worksite experiences of high school interns, and assisting with all program elements including visits to cultural institutions, college visits, and other postsecondary prep activities. A hybrid in person and remote structure for the program is under consideration, however the program model will align with city and state health and safety guidelines and could be fully remote if necessary. Individuals will work part-time (approximately 5-15 hours per week) from mid-April through mid-June, and full-time (approximately 30-40 hours per week) from mid-June through August.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with supervision of up to 36 high school interns during program cohort days, including mentoring and support of smaller groups of students to achieve their program goals.
  • Assist with program logistics such as attendance, scheduling, facilities, supplies, technology, travel and meals (if applicable).
  • Provide program technical support including diagnosing tech equipment needs, tracking technical issues, providing real-time support during virtual meetings and events, and communicating with other staff to problem solve technical issues.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and accompany interns (in small groups aligned to city and local health and safety guidelines) on field trips and site visits to local colleges and cultural institutions.
  • Collaborate with EdVestors staff to coordinate and plan community building events for students and worksites throughout the summer (e.g. worksite meetup, final program day event).
  • Work with Internship and Program Coordinator to ensure interns are having meaningful and productive workplace experiences. Escalate issues if needed.
  • Assist with evaluation, documentation, and showcasing of program impact.
  • Communicate regularly with Internship and Program Coordinator regarding administration and implementation of the program.
  • Other program tasks and projects as needed/assigned.


Compensation

Position is 5 days/week. Part-time 5-15 hours per week April through June, 30-40 hours per week July-August. Temporary, paid position at $20 per hour.

Qualifications:
  • Interest in the arts and/or youth work.
  • Experience working with and mentoring teens, preferably with teen employment/work-based learning settings.
  • Strong youth engagement skills. Knowledge of youth development principles and practices preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to see projects through to completion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Desire to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and with Zoom video conferencing.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor and positive attitude essential.
  • Availability to work between mid-April and the end of August.
  • Bloomberg Arts Internship alums are welcome to apply.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing and walking for a long period of time during program days or other event days.
  • Carrying and lifting 10-20lbs; ability to assist in room setup, which may include moving tables or chairs.
How To Apply:

Please send in one document a resume and cover letter describing how you learned of the position and an insight into how your skills, experience, and availability meet the qualifications of the position. Please direct your application to Ruth Mercado-Zizzo at jobs@edvestors.org. Please include the position title and your last name in subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by March 1st.

EdVestors is an equal opportunity employer. At EdVestors, we strive to maintain an inclusive, flexible and diverse work environment, and our team is made stronger by the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives within our staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply by:
March 01, 2021
Salary:
$6,000 - $10,000
About this Organization:
About EdVestors
In its first four years, EdVestors has raised and facilitated donor grants of nearly $3,000,000 to strategic urban school improvement efforts in Lowell and Boston. EdVestors’ mission is to level the playing field for urban schools in their pursuit of private investment to accelerate school improvement. A unique nonprofit broker, EdVestors links potential investors with effective school leaders and promising initiatives, highlighting frontline efforts to improve urban schools.

With a reputation for rigorous due diligence, EdVestors has drawn new money into urban education and has become a respected and accessible resource for private donors and investors as well as emerging education leaders focused on strengthening urban schools. Launched by a group of philanthropists in 2002, and incubated at The Boston Foundation for its first three years, EdVestors recently located to independent space in the newly-renovated YWCA building in Boston’s Back Bay.