Job Title: Artist Mentor
Organization: New Urban Arts
Location: 705 Westminster Street Providence RI 02903
Salary: Volunteer, Workstudy possible
Start Date: November 7, 2011
Job Description——————————————-Each fall, New Urban Arts selects 20 Artist Mentors to participate in our community art studio on Westminster Street, across from Classical and Central High schools. Artist Mentors volunteer 6 hrs per week November 2011 through May 2012 to mentor high school students in developing a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. In 2009, New Urban Arts was honored as one of the top youth arts programs in the country on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, receiving the nation’s highest honor for the field of out-of-school time arts and humanities programs. Arts mentoring at New Urban Arts is a wonderful opportunity for artists and educators to learn how to effectively work with high school students in a community setting. Artist Mentors participate in a yearlong professional development program to support their growth as an artist and educator and are required to attend two weekend retreats held in Fall and Winter. This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following disciplines: drawing, painting, fashion design, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/animation, graphic design, music, sound recording, radio, poetry, digital and darkroom photography, art therapy, dance, yoga, mixed media, bookmaking and textiles. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio. We are also looking for tutors in math, science and writing. How to Apply——————————————-2011-12 Artist Mentor Applications are available at www.newurbanarts.org. To have an application mailed to you, please contact New Urban Arts at 401.751.4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due October 11, 2011.