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United Arts Council of Collier County

County: Collier
Categories Arts
Details: The UAC is the local umbrella arts organization for Collier County's artists and arts organizations. We develop and sponsor arts education in the public schools as well as programs for after school. We provide artistic outreach programs in Immokalee that currently reach 277 students. We advocate for the arts in the public arena and we provide grants to artists and art organizations through a Community Arts Fund. We provide information on area arts events to our members through a monthly Arts Forum series and a quarterly newsletter.
Job Description: Two areas where students are needed: 1. Assisting our ceramics teacher in Immokalee with morning ceramics classes with migrant children at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The children range in age from 5-10. The teacher is Bea Aviles, an art major at FGCU. The hours are 9:45-l:15 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Spanish is not required. This is a great opportunity for art students as well as students in education or specializing in early learning. Addtional art projects with the children will include other mediums aside from clay. 2. One-day event on March 29, 2003 in Naples. Student volunteers are needed to create and staff art stops for our VSA arts festival that is being held in conjunction with the UAC's annual event on the beach at Lowdermilk Park. The hours are from 10 am to 4 pm and each art stop requires two individuals. In addition there will be 1-2 meetings to prepare the material for the art stops sometime in January. There will be 20 art stops and at least 800 kids are expected to attend.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Elaine Hamilton
2335 Tamiami Trail N #504
Naples, FL 34103
Fax: 239-263-3830
Phone: 239-263-8242
Secondary Contact: Andy Brown
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Additional Information: The UAC's outreach in Immokalee is ongoing, and there are continually new opportunities opening up throughout the year and summer. Depending on grant funding, there are after school art enrichment programs that need assistance; there is an evening class in ceramics for adults that is growing, and a weekend a month art and ceramics program for migrant women and their children is in the works. In the weekend program in the works fluency in Spanish is require. Spanish is not required in any of the other classes. As grant funding increases, many of these programs develop into both full-time and part-time paid positions.

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