Sep 20, 2007

Outreach Coordinator Position-Ryman

Ryman Arts: Outreach Coordinator Posting

Fall 2007

Ryman Arts provides college level foundation drawing and painting
classes free of charge for talented High School students. Classes take
place on Saturdays at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts on the USC
campus. In an effort to recruit and retain talented students from local
high schools, Ryman Arts does extensive outreach work in our Target
Schools and follows up individually with each student who enrolls in
Ryman. Our current Target Schools are: Manual Arts High School (near
USC), Santee Education Complex (near USC), Roosevelt High School (East
LA), Woodrow Wilson High School (Lincoln Heights) and Belmont High
School (Echo Park). We are seeking a part time Outreach Coordinator to
implement this program.

The goal of the project is to ensure that all current drawing and
painting students at the Target Schools hear about Ryman Arts and know
how to apply to the program. To that end, we will schedule standard
(20-40 minute) outreach presentations for each art class. In addition,
we will work with the art teachers at each school to have a series of
three in-school drawing workshops for the most motivated art students.
Once students from a Target School have been accepted, we want to give
them extra support. The Outreach Coordinator should become personally
familiar with each student, calling him or her at home regularly, and
doing plenty of follow up in the case of both positive (college
interest, scholarship application) and negative (absences, unfinished
homework) events.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Coordinator would be work with the
Education Specialist to recruit, support and track students from Target
schools as part of our Drawn to Art program. The Outreach Coordinator
would spend 5-10 hours each week on the following:

* Calling and emailing students, their art teachers, their Ryman
instructors and their parents.

* Organizing and booking outreach presentations and drawing
workshops at Target schools.

* Tracking the students' attendance, participation in college and
career day events, and homework

* Working with the Education Specialist to develop and implement
outreach programming and plans.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate should:

* Have a Bachelor's degree

* Have excellent interpersonal skills, and persistence in

* Be available to make presentations on school days, visit
Saturday classes, work from the office during mutually agreed upon
regular hours

* Write a business letter (via email and on paper)

* Plan workshops and events in partnership with the Education

* Coordinate and attend in-class high school workshops

* Speaking Spanish, being a Ryman Arts alumnus and/or being an
artist is a plus

This position is available now. This position is grant funded through
June 2008, and may be renewed. The position pays $12-15/hour plus
parking and mileage reimbursement.

Mail or email resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Tuynman

Ryman Arts

315 W. Ninth St. Suite 806

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 629-2787

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