VYDC-In-Sight Photography Project

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Recruiting Organization: Vermont Youth AmeriCorps: VYT & VYDC

Empower youth to communicate their unique personal vision through opportunities at In-Sight Photography, a community initiative providing financially-inclusive afterschool arts and programming.

PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org

SITE: In-Sight Photography Project empowers youth through photography and the visual arts to find their own creative voices and communicate their unique personal visions. We provide classes on a "pay what you can afford" basis. Our curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. In-Sight is dedicated to offering classes to all interested youth ages 11-18 regardless of their ability to pay class fees, giving youth an opportunity to participate in first-rate programming with knowledgeable and caring adult volunteer teachers. Programs are supported by volunteers, who teach job skills, life skills, self-expression, and self-worth through both digital and black and white film photography programs. Programs are offered 3 times a year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). We also offer in workshops and events with local schools as well as In-Sight partnerships with other organizations to reachmore youth who might not know about our programs or may not be able to physically access out facility.

COVID-19: The VYDC AmeriCorps member develops programs, increases outreach, and strengthens afterschool and out- of-school opportunities to ensure that youth and their families continue to have equitable access to programming especially as the Brattleboro community responds to the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth including lack of access to afterschool programs, limited learning opportunities, increased food and housing insecurity, learning loss, and decreased social development. Location: Brattleboro, VT

Member Duties: The VYDC In-Sight Youth Programs AmeriCorps Member promotes the mission of In-Sight Photography Project by providing direct services to youth, leading activities and projects to foster community engagement, and creating curricula and teaching. The member recruits & trains volunteer teachers; promotes programs in the community via material development, marketing, and strategic use of social media; organizes youth photography exhibits; participates in non- federal fundraising to support member-led programs; and identifies potential collaborations with partner organizations. The member enhances existing & develops new databases to track alumni & volunteers and improves systems for class registration, program evaluation & feedback, equipment usage, and inventory.

Minimum Age: 21. Travel: private transportation, valid license, clean driving record; local travel & monthly travel to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Program Benefits: Photo Equipment, Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service, Professional development, Living Allowance.

Terms: Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Estimated Annual Living Allowance: $16,000.

Full-time, Temporary

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance


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Fee Amount: None

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