ArtWorks is a 5 week program (July 10-August 11, 2017) that serves young adults ages 14-18, pairing
groups of students with local art and design professionals on a project for a local non profit, business, or
organization. This year's projects include a mural, a graphic design project for a local non-profit, and a
handmade/retail project with a local business. This program challenges students to investigate their
ideas, learn from their mistakes, and challenge themselves towards new levels of creativity.
UICA is looking for two Program Assistants who will work with UICA’s Community Programs Coordinator
to plan curriculum, coordinate daily activities, and assist Lead Instructors to train and mentor youth in
order to complete one of these two projects. This is a temporary position, with a maximum of 150 hours
for the duration of the program.
Wages: $13.50 per hour
Hours: Maximum 150 hours, June 1 - August 11, 2017
The Program Assistants will work directly with the Community Programs Coordinator prior to the start of
the program to prepare for student arrival on Monday, July 10. The Program Assistants will work with the
staff and youth from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, from July 10 - August 11. This
includes 4 hours of direct contact time per day (M-Th) with the youth with 1 hour of prep time each day.
The Program Assistants are responsible for designing (5) Educational Sessions (Lunch + Learn Program),
lining up Guest Speakers + Field Trip, coordinating UICA/KCAD room use, receiving daily lunch
deliveries, and assisting Program Staff with daily needs.
Staff is required to attend a Program orientation and planning day, date to be determined. Staff
attendance is also mandatory for the ArtWorks Student Orientation day on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Minimum of an Associate’s degree or equivalent earned college-level credit hours (60) in an art or design related field.
Required Work Experience
- Evidence of ongoing scholarly and/or creative activity, such as regional/national exhibition record
and commitment to personal artistic or creative practice
- K-12 Certified Educator
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience working with/mentoring/teaching youth ages 14 and up
- Ability to express ideas clearly in writing and images
- Active members of the creative community