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Virtual Volunteer Coordinator / Office Assistant

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Art Sphere Inc

Virtual Office Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Using Google Non-profit Volunteer Suite and our drive, virtual office assistant and volunteer coordinator will work directly with the Director and administrative staff to complete tasks critical to the organization on a daily and long-term basis. Primary tasks will involve compiling data from program evaluations and surveys, compiling new volunteer information into our database, communicating with volunteers, updating mailing lists on excel spreadsheets, and maintaining volunteer records.

If this opportunity will fulfill an internship requirement, please be sure to discuss your goals so that we can ensure that it is a productive and positive experience for both parties. Please inform us of any schedule conflicts you may have, and any questions.

With the Covid Pandemic, all Art Sphere Inc. face 2 face free educational programs for low income youth were shut down and students in already challenging circumstances suddenly had even less access to education and the arts which help promote healing in stressful times. ASI 's response was to offer free lesson plans daily on our social media and now to make online video instruction available for free for preschool - high school students on our website and shared via social media. It is our goal to make and provide over 200 teaching videos and lesson plans and 20 lesson plan books and 200 handouts to over 800 youth online via social media.

We are currently recruiting experts as well as novices at video and teaching as we have a video team (to assist in training and provide editing services) and certified teachers (to help train volunteers to write and edit lesson plans).

Before the Covid, ASI arts programs were located at various schools and recreation centers including: Towey Recreation Center, Penn Treaty School, Southwark School, Cione Recreation Center, Fishtown Recreation Center, Samuels Recreation Center, Glavin Recreation Center, and Dendy Recreation Center. Many of our inner city students are from low-income communities that could use hope, release of stress, exercise and joy that movement, dance, music, creativity, mindfulness and self-expression that the arts provide. When this pandemic is over, we look forward to meeting you in person at our office located at the Bok building in South Philadelphia to celebrate!

Email volunteer@artsphere.com if you are interested!

Requirements:

  • Commitment 3 hours, once a week

  • Background/Interest in art/music/mindfulness/ dance/design/teaching/admin

  • 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/

Preferred:

  • Interest/background in the arts, music, mindfulness or dance
  • Flexibility and ability to improvise
  • Prompt response to emails/phone calls

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!

Email a resume, volunteer release form and clearances to volunteer@artsphere.com to apply.

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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
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Arts Administration
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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