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Al-Bustan is seeking a Project Coordinator and several volunteers.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume with 3 references to Al-Bustan

Project Coordinator (paid):

(DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia is an 18-month long project exploring the theme of (dis)placement through the documentation of local stories and invitation to four artists of Arab heritage to produce new works, with public opportunities for critical engagement in the Philadelphia community. More about project here.

Position Summary + Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will work in coordination with the Executive Director and several team members and consultants in the following, with shifting focus depending on phase of project:

  • liaising with partners (social service organizations and arts organizations)
  • coordinating outreach to various constituents and community members
  • coordinating the compilation of community stories and the work of two documentarians
  • planning and coordinating a series of public/community events and forums
  • coordinating logistics for the four commissioned artists
  • coordinating the work of consultants in development of mircrosite, graphics, photo/videography documentation, and public relations
  • assisting in development of the artists’ produced work (art installation, exhibit, recorded CD, blog, booklet)
  • assisting in creative fundraising strategies for the project
  • Time commitment: 25 hours/week, 5 days/week – part-time starting Oct 2016, shifting into full-time in spring 2017 once additional funding secured

Experience + Qualifications

  • bachelor’s degree in arts, education, social sciences, or related field
  • experience at least 2 years with project implementation, arts and culture sector, and/or social justice work
  • knowledgeable of Philadelphia neighborhoods and history
  • strong creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task
  • friendly, can-do attitude, able to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications; Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Mac OS preferred

Behavioral Fellowship (volunteer):
The Moffet Arab Arts After-School Program meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3pm-6pm at Moffet Elementary School. We request the ability to commit to at least one of the days the after school program meets on site, along with 2 additional hours for follow-up and assessment work, totaling 5-7 hours/week. Attendance of the students’ out-of-program performances and art exhibits is also expected. We will work with you to design the internship or fellowship that meets our needs, while also developing the interests and skills you have working with marginalized youth, arts and culture, educational programming, and multiculturalism.


Program Internship (volunteer):
The after school program meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3pm-6pm at Moffet Elementary School. We request the ability to commit to at least one of the days the after school program meets on site, along with 2 additional hours for follow-up and assessment work, totaling 5-7 hours/week. Attendance of the students’ out-of-program performances and art exhibits is also expected. Experience working with children in an educational environment is required. We are seeking someone who is motivated to creating a holistically positive environment for the Moffet students, who also seeks to develop their skill in working with marginalized youth, arts, and culture, educational programming, and multiculturalism.


Percussion Assistant Internship (volunteer):
The Moffet Arab Arts After-School Program meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3pm-6pm at Moffet Elementary School. We request the ability to commit to Monday and/or Wednesday on site, along with an additional hour for follow-up and assessment work, totaling 4-5 hours/week. Attendance of the students’ out-of-program performances and art exhibits is also expected. Experience working with children in an educational environment and experience with a tabla/doumbek is required. We are seeking someone who is motivated to creating a holistically positive environment for the Moffet students, who also seeks to develop their skill in working with marginalized youth, arts, and culture, educational programming, and multiculturalism.


Al-Bustan is seeking additional members to join our Board of Directors. Please see Board Announcement and contact us if interested.

Throughout the year we invite artists with a particular interest and experience in Arab arts and culture to contact us. We also invite students or individuals interested in a work-study position, volunteer internship during the school year or as a camp counselor during the summer to contact us.


 

 

Al-Bustan is an equal opportunity employer.