A Free Bird is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Our focus is to provide children, ages 4-18 who are patients or survivors of juvenile cancer, the opportunity to explore their artistic passions and give them the strength to fight their disease. We believe that artistic expression is critical for healing! A Free Bird supports children affected by cancer in their exploration of art, music, acting, poetry, writing, singing and any other artistic passion they may have.
You will be working with the child under our Fly Free Program which pairs a tutor and a child together from the child’s art form that they choose. It is a 12-week program consisting of One Hour per week continuously checking in with the Programs Director as well as updating the Child Life Specialist and Psychologist about what you have been teaching the child. You will work closely with the Programs Director to create a 12-week plan for the child.
We are seeking a candidate with experience and talent in art, music, acting, poetry, writing, singing and any other artistic passion they may have to work with a child affected by cancer.
Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and its severity, this will be a remote work from home position. The organization has committed to our interns/volunteers’ health and we will adapt to the new working environment accordingly. A Free Bird is building our services even in this difficult time of the coronavirus to provide the best services to the children and are looking for self-motivated and hardworking individuals. Proper at-home working capabilities include Laptop, SmartPhone, and connection to WiFi/internet. Must be available to have a phone/video conversation at least once per week.
Provide non-classroom one to one instructions to our young students
Assess the appropriate ability level of each student
Teach students drawing/painting mechanics
Help students learn how to draw/paint
Teach students study skills, note taking skills and performance skills
Monitor the progress of the students so their needs can be identified
Give timely and honest feedback to students and parents
Communicate with creativity and clarity
Arrange recitals and concerts for students' families and friends
Experience working with young students
Previous coaching experience
Minimum performance experience
Key skills for Artists
Ability to motivate others
Determination and perseverance
Passionate and mission driven
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
A Free Bird aims to provide the opportunity for children diagnosed with cancer to continue explore their artistic passion, and to give them the strength and the power to fight their disease.
A Free Bird is a start-up non-profit organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer through art and music therapy. We provide children aged 6 -18, who are diagnosed with cancer, the chance to pursue their passion for the arts.
We believe that the strength and healing powers of the arts are the best therapy!
A Free Bird supports children diagnosed with cancer in their exploration of art, music, acting, poetry, creative writing, graphic design, singing, and any other artistic passions that they may have.
A Free Bird addresses the needs of both children currently fighting cancer and of recovering children through two main programs Dream, FIGHT FREE and FREE.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.