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Now Hiring: Program Assistant, Music Mentor


Now Hiring: Program Assistant


Job Description

ArtForceIowa’s mission is to “transform youth in need through art.”  The organization offers programs in visual, performance, and digital arts, as well as workforce readiness and life-skills.  ArtForceIowa seeks a Program Assistant that will be responsible for engaging youth in program activities and offering administrative support to the Executive Director.

The Program Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Program Activities:

Group Sessions - Leading group sessions in the arts (if possible) or in life skills. Transporting youth as needed  (15%).

Mentorship and Advocacy - Meeting with individuals on a one-on-one basis to discuss goals and needs, advocating for youth in schools and the court system, attending hearings. (35%)

Administrative Activities:

Communication - Making regular contact with youth to confirm and encourage their participation in daily programming. (20%)

Administration - Maintaining casenotes, filing, answering inquiries.  Developing website and social media content.(30%)  


-A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but significant casework experience would be acceptable.

-Experience in arts-teaching, youth development, caseworking, or administration.

-Belief in the transformative power of the arts for  youth in need.

-Drivers license and access to a vehicle (mileage will be paid)

-Passes review of criminal background information.


Hours: Negotiable (25-30hrs per week), typical hours range between 11am and 6pm.

Salary: $12 to $14/hr for part time

Benefits:  No benefits

Period: This position is funded through December 2014 and may continue pending funding

Expected start Date:  8/15

If interested, please send a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter to Executive Director, John Mark Feilmeyer (

Wanted: Artist-Mentor For Music

The Artist-Mentor for Music leads a weekly workshop of youth who are interested in learning skills in singing, guitar, and/or piano. We are looking for a multi-talented artist that is interested in working with at-risk youth.  Patience and openness is a must! Workshops are 2 hours per week., with great potential to grow.    If you are interested, please contact . 

Visit their website: Art Force Iowa

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