Spotlight on the Arts, a program of California Lawyers for the Arts, provides opportunities for work experience and enrichment in multi-disciplinary arts for San Francisco under-resourced high school students. We place youth in internships at non profit arts organizations including the Cartoon Art Museum, Chinese Culture Center, Youth Art Exchange, ArtSeed and Musical Theatre Works complemented by workshops in job preparedness, careers in the arts, tours of arts facilities, and hands-on arts projects. Our program was founded in 1993 and we have served more than 900 youth since inception.
We have two cohort groups of youth: a 7-week summer program and a school year programfrom November through April. Our immediate need is for our school year program which has a cohort of seven youth Our monthly workshops run for 3.5 hours, held on Sundays, with four remaining workshops in January-April, plus a culminating celebration in April that will include an exhibition of youth artwork and sharing about their internship experiences. Currently our youth are developing a collaborative art project based on a theme they selected in the November workshp: Life Emerging Under Covid. Their first workshop exploring this theme was led by a poet who facilitated the creation of a group poem, as well as two individual poems within a time period of 2.5 hours.
We seek teaching artists in diverse disciplines who can lead our youth in auch "hands on" arts acitivites exploring the collaborative art project in the school year monthly workshops on Sundays as well as help facilitate youth working on independent arts projects between workshops. This could potentially develop into an ongoing relationship, so if you are interested but not currently available, we will keep your resume on file.
Compensation: $35-$65/hr based on experience that will include documented preparation time.
Please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Jill Roisen, Senior Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org