Art With Impact is seeking passionate, inspiring individuals to join our team.
Looking to engage with us and volunteer? Become an Art With Impact Star! AWI Stars are an essential component of the Art With Impact network. They are passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness through creativity, and generously put their time, expertise, and passion to work for positive change.
AWI Stars work hand-in-hand with staff to ensure powerful experiences for the students we serve. To become a Star, contact Andrew at [email protected].
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A current college or university student with lived experience with a mental illness, who is passionate about the arts and stigma reduction.
We want to hear your ideas for a guest blog article! Below are some suggestions:
- You have a strong connection to the arts and want to share it with the world (whether it be creative writing, journaling, filmmaking, photography, theatre, dance, visual arts).
- You were particularly impacted by, or have input and analysis around a film in our OLIVE Film Collection. Alternatively, you want to spread awareness and reflection around how what you’re seeing in popular media influences our outlook of mental health.
- You want to share information about art making practices that you find to be beneficial to your mental wellness.
Ready to write? Connect with Natalie at [email protected] with your ideas or a draft of a blog. If your article is approved we’ll send you $30 for your work 🙂
We are hiring a part-time Movies for Mental Health Coordinator (M4MH Coordinator). The M4MH Coordinator will play a pivotal role in our organization’s expansion. They will work directly with our core partners, which includes mental health and student services staff at colleges and universities, workshop facilitators, and college and university students. The M4MH Coordinator will work with our primary contact at each campus where we will be leading a workshop, and guide the planning process from start to finish. The M4MH Coordinator will be coordinating anywhere from 5-20 workshops at a given time throughout the school year. The ideal candidate will thoroughly enjoy project management, spreadsheets, communicating (via email and phone), staying on task and meeting deadlines, and managing multiple projects at one.
Communication with the Art With Impact team will take place over email and video calls, as well as an annual in-person training in San Francisco, with the next one being January 11-13, 2019. The selected M4MH Coordinator will attend occasional workshops as an observer. They will work approximately 20 hours per week, but sometimes a little less, depending on how many workshops they are coordinating at a given moment (our busy times are September – November, and February – May). Hourly pay is $25 per hour.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
- Serve as the primary contact for staff and students who host M4MH on their campus, and communicate with them regularly throughout the planning process
- Use AWI’s online portal, as well as Insightly, Asana and Google spreadsheets, to keep track of tasks related to each workshop
- Edit digital marketing materials as needed for each workshop using the Adobe suite
- Have phone calls with students who will serve on the panel at each workshop, listening compassionately to their lived experience mental health stories, and helping them prepare a 5-minute version of their story to share at the workshop
- Support on-campus organizers in utilizing AWI’s thorough marketing tools to ensure high attendance at each workshop
- Compile and (lightly) analyze post-workshop evaluation data after each workshop using Excel and the Adobe suite
- Input all data and pictures gathered from each workshop into AWI’s internal databases (Insightly, Google Drive, website)
- Creatively brainstorm with AWI staff and campus partners ways in which we can improve the process, program, and student engagement
- Meet (virtually) with AWI’s Program Director at least once per week
Required Skills and Experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in project management
- A big fan of spreadsheets and organization (we’re a bunch of excel nerds)
- Lived and / or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness – i.e. at least a basic understanding of mental health and stigma
- A connection with the arts / film / media / creativity
- Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills; ability to manage various concurrent projects with tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently and virtually, managing time well, and keeping team members informed and up to date
We work with a great diversity of students and stakeholders, and are looking for applicants who can reflect some of the identities of those we serve. Therefore, people of color, differently-abled people, first generation college students, and immigrants to the United States are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send the following to Maya Grodman, Program Director, at [email protected] with the subject line: M4MH Coordinator Application:
- Cover Letter – PDF attachment
- Resume – separate PDF attachment
- A 60-second or less video of you talking about something you’re passionate about – it can be anything! Please upload the video to Youtube or Vimeo (if you make it “private,” please be sure to give us permission to view it), or send a link to a file in Google Drive or Dropbox.
Application deadline is July 3, 2018.
Workshop support volunteers are energetic, organized people who enjoy traveling and having a hands-on role in our workshops. They provide logistical and energetic support throughout each event: staff the AWI info table, administer evaluation and impact surveys, and help hold space for students throughout the workshop.
Arts event volunteers work with AWI staff to organize events that raise money for our mental health programming such as poetry or storytelling nights, benefit concerts, and/or art auctions. They are passionate about using the arts to reduce stigma and enjoy sharing their artistic pursuits with others.
Our outreach volunteers connect us with high schools and colleges who would benefit from our programs. They build relationships, help grow our network, and promote our workshops. They are professional, organized, and experienced in marketing events. They also feel comfortable doing online research and compiling data.
Grantwriting volunteers help the organization connect with funders who share our commitment to youth, mental health, and creativity. They become experts on our programs and love finding the compelling ways to describe our work while demonstrating alignment with potential funding partners.
The AWI Ambassadors are a community of students, artists, and advocates who want to continue taking part in conversations about mental health, wellness, and the power of the arts. Together, we can make real change in our world, reducing stigma and supporting the mental wellness of everyone. Ambassadors are typically filmmakers who have won our competition or individuals who have participated or attended our film-based educational workshops and want to engage with like-minded individuals to keep the conversation going! Join the Facebook group.