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Art Sphere Inc

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Art Sphere Inc. seeks a virtual volunteer or intern to assist in coordinating its development program, utilize Kickstarter, Gofundme or other online tools to raise money and write and submit grant proposals to fund free online learning opportunities for inner city youth no longer able to attend school and after school programs due to Covid-19. Your work with help ASI distribute $300 and $600 stipends to staff working on our new campaign to bring mindfulness, art, music, STEAM and dance online and video instruction programs to students who need it most and where educational disparities are growing worse.

Bachelor's degree or higher, experience in development and/or grant writing preferred. Exemplify skills in: grant research, writing, reporting, and evaluation along with knowledge of current community projects. Must be a self-starter, perform excellent follow-through and be able to work collaboratively with board members.

Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth. Our mission is to engage the creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples' lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through art. Art Sphere Inc. nurtures the artist in all of us to be able to think beyond what is possible in our own lives and communities. Our students, volunteers and partners transcend obstacles to bring about positive and lasting change that continuously enables thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant city! Help us make a difference!

Please email your resume, a release form, and a manual agreement

  • ASI Volunteer Manual handbook (read first before signing Agreement Letter)
  • ASI Volunteer Manual Agreement Letter

( also available on our website https://artsphere.org/get-involved/sign-up-to-volunteer/) to resume@artsphereinc.org.

Requirements:

  • Commitment 3 hours, a week
  • Ability to use Excel and Google Drive
  • Background/Interest in fundraising/ arts/design/teaching/music
  • ASI volunteer release form- http://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ASI-Intake-Release-Form-rev.-2017.pdf
  • Resume
  • Criminal Background Check- https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
  • Child Abuse Clearance- https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
  • FBI Fingerprinting (if you have lived in PA for less than ten consecutive years). - waived during Covid
For help applying for clearances visit:

http://artsphere.org/blog/new-volunteers-help-with-background-checks/

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About Art Sphere Inc

Location:

Bok Building, Studio 502, Studio #401, Philadelphia, PA 19148, US

Mission Statement

Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit 501 (c)3 that offers its education programs to culturally under-served Philadelphia youth at after-school programs, community centers, and K-12 schools and now during the Covid-19 , online. ASI was established in 1998 to teach inner-city, low income students fundamental art concepts while: promoting learning and growth of self-esteem, Improving and sustaining mental and physical health, encouraging self-expression, broadening cultural horizons, and reinforcing other subject areas.

Description

Art Sphere uses art as the means to enhance learning. ASI aims to fill the artistic void in these communities by fostering the visual arts, mindfulness, STEAM, music, and dance programs. Through our programs, students develop a broad range of skills to help them thrive in all subjects. We use art as a strategic tool to educate and create meaningful experiences for people of all ages. With the support and partnership of public institutions and private organizations, Art Sphere Inc. mobilizes a diverse volunteer base to focus on beautifying public spaces and encourage flourishing communities. Our mission is to engage the creative in youth, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through the arts. ASI offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers to get involved and give back to the community. We look forward to you joining us and being part of our team!

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • flexible

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