Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center Youth Development VISTA
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Maryland Out of School Time Network
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
Go Where You're Needed
Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home.
Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will build upon the foundation created by former VISTAs in areas of volunteerism, community outreach, membership, and technological infrastructure. Further, a major component of this year’s work will be to expand Pyramid Atlantic’s educational art programs to K-12 students, particularly in Prince George’s County, MD.
Member Duties : Gather, clean, and map data for the organization’s new CRM database. Work to create more efficient systems with the new CRM tools (e.g. membership renewal process). Assist in the launching of the new “Snag It” program to provide free workshops to student artists. Create campaigns for marketing, and social media engagement including managing community presence at local events. Assist in the research and development for funding and grant writing for the organization, particularly funds to support arts education. Work with Artistic Director on planning, securing, and organizing for in-school and out of school programs for K-12 students. Lead volunteer outreach, recruiting, and scheduling of volunteer projects. Develop a 3-year volunteer plan that can be sustained after the completion of the VISTA term. The volunteer plan will include goals, specific strategies, and management systems. Work with Executive Director to develop an Arts Administration internship.
VISTA Program Benefits : Stipend , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Training .
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Apply to an AmeriCorps VISTA Position
1. Search Listings
Go to my.americorps.gov and search for AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities that are right for you.
2. Create a Profile
Create a profile on my.americorps.gov.
Once you’ve found the AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity right for you, submit an application to the appropriate listing.
If you are selected for an opportunity, you'll be contacted for an interview.
5. Begin Service
If chosen for an opportunity, you will attend training and then begin your year of service.
For Interactive Guide Visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/default/files/how_to_apply/index.html