Youth Program Support & Tutoring, The Performance Project, Holyoke, MA
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Finn Lefevre, email@example.com