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Youth Program Support & Tutoring, The Performance Project, Springfield, MA (Work Study)

Our Mission
The Performance Project is a community of many ages and ancestries that engages young people in intensive artistic training, intergenerational mentoring, leadership development, and community building through the arts.

Our Vision
The Performance Project envisions a world in which all people strive for personal and social liberation, where all individuals and cultures are honored, embrace interconnectedness, and we all are free to achieve our full potential.

CORE VALUES

  • Inter-Generational / Inter-Cultural Mentoring Community;
  • We recognize that we are all learning from each other;
  • We draw upon the many skills within our group;
  • We build capacity within our group - members support and mentor each other;
  • We nurture youth leadershipl
  • We encourage healthy risk takingl
  • We form life-long caring relationships over multiple generations.

Artistic Training / Cultural Activism

  • We are committed to artistic excellence;
  • We are committed to quality artistic training with talented professionals;
  • We set the bar high and members experience the benefits of an intense work ethic;
  • We ask a level of commitment that stretches most youth’s experience (time, energy , duration of projects);
  • We encourage healthy risk taking;
  • The high quality of our artistic work opens doors and creates opportunities for members;
  • We practice art as a form of cultural activism.

Social Justice / Community Engagement

  • We engage in self-education, analysis, dialogue, and coalition building;
  • We develop critical thinking skills and global awareness;
  • We find every opportunity for access;
  • We support members to identify and commit to ambitious education and professional goals;
  • We spend time on college campuses and traveling;
  • We create performances and visual art that connect the personal to systemic and global issues;
  • We support under-represented voices and youth leadership initiatives;
  • We claim a public voice and seek opportunities for community engagement.

Majors and Interests: Arts, youth work and youth development, arts education, mentoring, youth programming, education, academic tutoring, social justice, community building, culture.

Skills, requirements

  • Be passionate about children and young adults, their well-being, and creating spaces for youth voices. Interested in community building;
  • Playful, patient, reliable, flexible, good communication skills;
  • Have reliable access to transportation;
  • Spanish speaking a plus;
  • References please.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in an orientation/training about First Generation and Ubuntu;
  • Build caring relationships with Ubuntu children and high school mentors;
  • Periodically meet with other mentors and directors for support and/or supervision (as needed);
  • If interested you can lead creative workshops while interning at Ubuntu. (dance, singing, art, theater, etc.…).

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall, Spring, Summer, Multiple Semesters/Seasons

PAY TYPE: Unpaid or Work Study

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-Time, 5 – 10 hours/week during academic year, 5 – 20 Summer.

INTERNSHIP MODE: In Person. The program meets Monday – Friday 2:30 – 7:30pm. Earlier afternoon availability preferred. Please share your availability during these hours in your cover letter.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE/MAJOR: All Majors

CONTACT: Finn Lefevre, admin@performanceproject.org

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Finn Lefevre, admin@performanceproject.org