Nov 7, 2007

Job Opp: Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Posting

Ryman Arts: Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Assistant 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. 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.

In addition to working with our Target Schools and their students, our Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Assistant will work with the Ryman teaching artists and staff in conducting drawing and painting classes on Saturdays. This person would be responsible, along with other Teaching Assistants, for class support including setting up the classrooms, transporting and distributing class supplies, organizing and maintaining student artwork and portfolios, assisting with class management, and helping students to further develop their art skills.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Assistant would be work with the Education Specialist to recruit, support and track students from Target schools as part of our Drawn to Art program, and support Saturday classes. This person will spend 20 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 outreach programming and plans

· Supporting Saturday classes from 8:30 – 5:00 while class is in session

· Assisting with application processing for the 2008 Spring and Fall semesters

Qualifications: An ideal candidate should:

· Have a Bachelor’s degree

· Have excellent interpersonal skills, and persistence in communication

· Be available for weekday office hours and school visits as well as Saturdays, during mutually agreed upon regular hours

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

· Plan workshops and events in partnership with the Education Specialist

· Coordinate and attend in-class high school workshops

· Skilled in drawing and painting, experience working in watercolor, graphite and acrylic

· Able to serve as role model for teens and enjoy working with them

· Able to lift and carry art supplies and classroom equipment

· Speaking Spanish and/or being a Ryman Arts alumnus is a plus

This position is available now. This position is grant funded through June 2008, and may be renewed. The position is for 20 hours a week and pays $11-13/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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