Job Opportunities:

Americorps VISTA Studio Apprentice Coordinator

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017

Opening for an AmeriCorps VISTA Studio Apprentice Program Coordinator
Full Time Year of Service with Stipend at a Maryland Non-Profit

The following position is a one year (July 2017-July 2018) AmeriCorps VISTA position at Baltimore Youth Arts and sponsored by Strong City Baltimore.  


Create a system to effectively connect transitioning youth to the Baltimore Youth Arts Community Studio and entrepreneurship program! The VISTA member will pilot the Studio Apprentice Program for youth exiting DJS facilities and create a system to effectively connect transitioning youth to the Baltimore Youth Arts Community Studio to take part in the Studio Apprentice Program and/or reconnect with Artist-Mentors through participation in enrichment activities.

The VISTA will:

• Expand BYA’s community partnerships to support the Studio Apprentice Program and to provide older youth with options after they transition out of BYA

• Assist BYA staff in developing professional opportunities for youth participants

• Identify interested youth through working with BYA staff and instructors at each teaching site

• Continue refinement of Job Readiness Program and train staff to facilitate activities.

Baltimore Youth Arts (BYA), the youth initiative of the Blank Page Project, is an artist-run, after school program that provides arts education and job skills classes to youth, ages 14-20, with a focus on those in the care and custody of the state. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities. BYA uses the arts to engage youth with the goal of building long-lasting,mentoring relationships. We believe that the arts are a path towards social, emotional, and educational development.


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity.Benefits include: living allowance, relocation assistance, health allowance, monthly travel reimbursement, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion.  Preferred candidates will be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate relevant experience for the position, and exhibit professionalism,commitment to service, and leadership potential.

Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. For more than four decades, Strong City has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. Strong City-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, non-profits, education, and much more. 

For more information, please contact Tina Foster, VISTA Leader, at tfoster@strongcitybaltimore.org or (410) 435-0699. 
To apply please visit http://strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/americorpsvista/become-a-vista/

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017
Pre-Service Orientation: July 17-20, 2017 (non-negotiable) Start Date: July 21, 2017 (non-negotiable)