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K2H Civic Futures Mentor - Ute Indian Museum (AmeriCorps- Stipend)

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History Colorado

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Program Type: AmeriCorps State/National

Program: K2H Civic Futures Mentor - History Colorado

Program Start/End Dates: 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021

Work Schedule: Full year, part-time role, 18 hours per week

Education Level: Minimum:

Age Requirement: Minimum: 17 Maximum: 99

Program Location: Montrose, Colorado

Languages: English, Spanish (preferred but not required)

Accepting Applications: Open until filled.

Member Duties: This is a unique and rare opportunity to work and learn under both categories of activities for AmeriCorps employees - Direct Service and Capacity Building - for the Ute Indian Museum (UIM) in Montrose, Colorado.

300 hours are geared toward improving the museum’s infrastructure by working alongside volunteers to organize and develop the UIM’s library. The library is dedicated to information on the indigenous peoples of the Americas and is a research and teaching resource used by both researchers and school-age children wanting to learn about Native American history and culture. You will help to prepare and organize the books, shelve them in the proper order, and develop a new system to house and improve the accessibility of the museum’s collection of historic pamphlets and newspaper articles.

For the remaining 600 hours, you will join the museum’s Education Department to support social studies instruction by helping to develop virtual field trips. These field trips will explore Colorado’s history, its people and environment in fun and educational ways while meeting the state’s academic standards. Working with a statewide team, you will learn the history of the Ute people and work alongside the Director of Education on the museum’s newest endeavor to create digital/virtual programs for Colorado students. You will help to develop virtual field trips, museum tours, videos, talks and other educational programs, and help museum staff with both on-site and off-site educational programs, all while providing a safe place for school children to engage with their local community and history in this unprecedented time.

Program Benefits: (AmeriCorps Benefits)

  • Hands-on experience with the early development of digital/virtual educational school programs under the leadership of the Director of Education. Education award. Living stipend.

Service Areas: Learn library science skills and develop digital/virtual programs for school-age children.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word
  • Motivation and desire to create pioneering programs with innovative technology
  • Passion for working with children from various backgrounds and ages
  • Experience with videography or editing programs a plus (i.e., Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.)

AmeriCorps members must be enthusiastic and hardworking, with excellent organizational and communication skills. Members must have either formal or informal experience working with children ages 5 to 18, and have a desire to learn about education in a museum setting as well as in a small research library.

At its heart, History Colorado fosters cultural understanding; preserves and protects the physical, cultural, and emotional places that are important to our communities; and encourages appreciation of what makes Colorado, Colorado. AmeriCorps members help make those goals possible.

Terms:

  • Vehicle required.
  • Bringing lunch to work is helpful.
  • If school tour is outdoors, appropriate outerwear and sturdy footwear will be needed.

Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We offer access to cultural and heritage resources including statewide Community Museums, programs for families and adults, stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, and resources for students and teachers. We provide programs and services related to historic preservation and archaeology as well as access to a vast collection of archives, artifacts, and historical photography. At History Colorado, we strive to be a place of belonging for all Coloradoans and to serve as a platform for community connection. We are committed to Colorado’s diverse communities through new engagement programs such as We Are Colorado, and we know we are succeeding when more voices, perspectives, and experiences are part of History Colorado.


AmeriCorps Member Benefits include:

  • Living stipend of $6,875 during the term of service
  • Education award of $3,097.50 to be used for current educational expenses, to repay qualified student loans, or to be used within 7 years for educational expenses
  • Deferment of existing student loans during the K2H term of service
  • Repayment of interest accrued on qualified student loans during the K2H term of service
  • Hands-on experience in the field of K-12 education, higher education, civic learning and engagement, community development, and youth development

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About History Colorado

Location:

1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.

Description

At History Colorado, we believe in making Colorado’s history accessible and in creating opportunities that connect people to Colorado and our past to cultivate an informed future. We are Colorado!

Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We are the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan-by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state’s treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Ute Indian Museum17253 Chipeta RdMontrose, CO 81403

(38.43481,-107.86781)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Part-time - 900 hour AmeriCorps Members

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