Venice Arts is always interested in finding qualified volunteers who can assist with our youth programs. Professionals and college students with background qualifications in the following may apply: photography, film/video, animation, multimedia and/or visual arts. Many of our mentors use volunteering as a way to gain teaching experience in their field. Others simply want to inspire young people to hone their craft. Volunteers will be trained by Venice Arts staff and given artist mentor assignments, in our Venice programs, and/or at offsite partner locations.
We are currently looking for Volunteer Artist Mentors for our Youth Media Program which will take place from January 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017. Classes meet in our space Tuesday through Friday for 3 hours from 4pm to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am - 12pm or 2pm-5pm. We are flexible with schedules. A team comprised of a paid Lead Artist, with background and experience in education, works cooperatively with volunteer artist mentors to teach the workshops.
Volunteer artist mentors are asked to arrive to their assigned workshop at least 30 minutes early and stay after class for 15-30 minutes to work with the Lead Artist, review the lesson plan, and prepare for that day’s class. Volunteers are welcomed, and encouraged, to prepare and lead lessons, and present their own work, when appropriate.
College Credit also available!