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Fine Arts Education Internship

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale


Since 1954, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided quality programs to Northeast Valley youth. In that time, more than 100,000 children and teens have been served. Today, more than more



About the Internship


Help develop and implement fine art activities in the art room for k-6th grade members. You will work with the art instructor and Director of Arts Programming to design, prepare, and implement art lesson plans based on the Boys & Girls Clubs fine art "medium of the month" program. During the first phase of the internship you will observe the existing fine art program and help the art instructor with set up, supervision, and clean up. You will identify an area of interest and develop your own fine art activities within the existing fine art calendar framework. During the second phase of the internship you will implement your art activities, and help to prepare and exhibit member-made artwork for a Boys & Girls Club Art Show.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities)
1. Discuss service-learning opportunities with Branch staff and art staff to achieve instructional goals
2. Supervise and engage youth in the art room
3. Assist with set up and clean up
4. Design, prepare, and facilitate various fun art program plans based on the National Fine Arts Exhibition Program
5. Create weekly and monthly schedules for art room activities
6. Exhibit member-made artwork
7. Facilitate end-of semester Art Show
8. Confer with staff on progress of members and art program
9. Have Fun

Population Served:

Kindergarten through sixth grade members low income youth.

Community Need:

During afterschool hours, unsupervised youth are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. Youth and community safety benefit by ensuring that youth have access to enriching activies, safe places, and caring adults when out of school. Access to afterschool programs is largely dependent on family income. Implementing high-quality arts programming will Increase the number of low-income, youth who elect to engage in arts programming, and generate greater impact for involved youth, compared to youth who participate in arts program experiences of lesser quality.

Community Impact:

High-quality interactions with peers and adults allow youth to foster skills and develop self-management strategies, including self regulation. By participating in activities otherwise not readily available to them, low-income youth have access to new and enriching experiences that may provide lasting developmental benefits. High quality arts programs develop social and emotional learning competencies related to self awareness, self management, and relationship skills.