Creative Mentor

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JOB SUMMARY

E4 Youth is recruiting Creative Mentors to run its growing numbers of enrichment clubs throughout Greater Austin. Creative Mentors are matched with Austin area teachers to provide support for local creative youth who are traditionally underserved. Creative Mentors extend learning beyond the classroom by coaching students through E4 Youth’s Employability Curriculum and content creation activities.

Based on a teacher’s needs, Creative Mentors provide a range of support including but not limited to immersive media production (3D content like VR/AR), audio/video production, visual design, journalism, photography, coding, web/application development, music composition and/or production, media production, writing, public speaking, and event planning.

Each mentor receives hands on training and support from a team of professionals and educators with more than 75 years of collective experience. In addition, Creative Mentors receive training stipends,  preferred access to tours, guest speakers, industry events, job shadowing and internship opportunities at some of Austin’s premiere creative and technology companies.

JOB TYPE

Part-time (8 hrs – 10 hrs/wk)

FUNCTIONS

  • Mandatory participation in weekly capacity building activities with your cohort of Creative Mentors.
  • Serve as a role model and tutor to high school students.
  • Serve as a liaison between the high school teacher and E4 Youth.
  • Use creative and technical skills in areas like immersive media production (3D content like VR/AR), audio/video production, visual design, journalism, photography, coding, web/application development, music composition and/or production, media production, writing, public speaking, and event planning to support learning in the classroom.
  • Coach students through E4 Youth’s Employability Curriculum, which includes soft skills i.e. critical thinking, team building and media literacy
  • Coach and evaluate students as well as provide written feedback as they develop creative projects and portfolios.
  • Active participation in weekly meetings with our team of Creative College Mentors and our Education Director.

COMPENSATION

$250 Per Semester/Weekly Capacity Building Stipend

$12 – $20 hr Coaching Enrichment Clubs

 

SUGGESTED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

Currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate. Online portfolio and resume. Experience mentoring and/or coaching younger students. Strong writing, communication, and creative problem-solving skills. Experience with immersive media production (3D content like VR/AR), audio/video production, visual design, journalism, photography, coding, web/application development, music composition and/or production, media production, writing, public speaking, and event planning.

 

ABOUT E4 YOUTH

E4 Youth uses the arts, sciences and technology to bridge the gap for underserved teens into the creative economy. In the coming year, we will help more than 1000 teens learn employability skills and provide creative outlets for nearly 200 students participating our Get Creative Enrichment Clubs. Through our clubs, teens learn audio / video production, journalism, music, immersive VR and design thinking skills as they qualify for job shadow, internship and apprenticeship opportunities with leading companies.

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