The Arc of the Arts— a program offered by the Arc of the Capital Area— is an art studio, computer lab, and exhibition space where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities create artwork alongside working artists and other volunteers from the community. The Arc of the Arts Studio seeks interns and volunteer mentors to assist with the Digital Media Arts (DMA) class held each Monday at The Arc of the Capital Area. This class is dedicated to keeping artists engaged and current with various digital media platforms. Instructors access the artists’ abilities and tailor teaching to their skill level, giving every student, regardless of level of ability, the potential to participate in new technologies. We are looking for motivated and creative interns and volunteer mentors who are available on Mondays for all or part of classes from 9:30 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. to provide one on one instruction and mentorship to students in the DMA program. This is an unpaid intern/volunteer mentorship. However, class credit is available.
Assist Program Manager and instructors with delivery of the Digital Media Arts curriculum
Work one on one with students, assisting them with their assignments
Help students explore their interests and talents by sharing your knowledge and experience in digital media
Experience in art, photography, graphic design, or illustration
Experience or interest in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Preferably a student studying Graphic Design, Art, Education, Art Education, Social Work, or a related field
Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator and Google is a plus