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Art With Impact is seeking passionate, inspiring individuals to facilitate our interactive, film-based workshops at both the college and high school levels.

Looking to engage with us and volunteer? Become an Art With Impact Star! AWI Stars are an essential component of the Art With Impact network. They are passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness through creativity, and generously put their time, expertise, and passion to work for positive change.

AWI Stars work hand-in-hand with staff to ensure powerful experiences for the students we serve. To become a Star, contact Maya ([email protected]) in the United States, or Natalie ([email protected]) in Canada.

Job Opportunities
College Workshop Facilitator New England, Nothern California, Southern California
Art With Impact, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, CA is looking for facilitators for our college workshops in Northern California, Southern California and New England. Our workshops use short film and dialogue to reduce the stigma of mental illness and connect college students with resources both on campus and in their communities.
Art With Impact has conducted more than forty five events over the past six semesters, refining and honing our model to ensure consistently positive results with our participants. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to take our model and apply it successfully, while always monitoring themselves, the events and participant responses to discover areas of possible improvement. S/he will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team to grow this innovative program.
Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent public speaking and engagement skills
  • Experience leading groups of people in dialogue-based learning
  • Either lived or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness
  • Art or film / media literacy background or experience
  • Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the region (Southern California, Northern California or New England) to college campuses to conduct workshops
  • Strong organizational skills, experience coordinating events and keeping track of many details at once
  • Ability to work independently while keeping team members, event speakers and other stakeholders informed and up to date with project-specific information
Preferred Requirements
  • College / university teaching experience
  • Marketing experience, including direct outreach
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Maya ([email protected]) in the United States. Please write “College Workshop Facilitator” in the subject line of your email.
HIghschool Workshop Facilitator Nothern California, Southern California
Art With Impact (AWI) is looking for facilitators for Films With Impact, our high school workshops offered throughout California. Our workshops teach students about mental health, use short films to create dialogue, engage students in an interactive filmmaking activity and connect them with resources both at their schools and in their communities.
In 2016-17 Films With Impact will enter its third academic year. This program is still in the process of being refined as we discover the best way to use films and filmmaking to address the very personal and complex world of mental wellness with high school students. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to take our existing model and apply it successfully, while seeking out ways to iteratively improve the program and further engage students. They will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team to grow this innovative program.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school teaching experience
  • Media creation and/or media literacy background
  • Educational or professional experience in fields related to mental health and wellness
  • Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in high school students
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout California to conduct workshops
  • Strong organizational skills, experience coordinating events and keeping track of many details at once
  • Ability to work independently while keeping team members and other stakeholders informed and up to date with project-specific information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lived experience with mental illness
  • Experience creating short films / media projects
  • Fluency in Spanish
People of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Maya ([email protected]). Please write “College Workshop Facilitator” in the subject line of your email.
College Workshop Facilitator Western Canada
Art With Impact Canada, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto, Ontario is looking for facilitators for our college workshops in Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Our workshops use short film and dialogue to reduce the stigma of mental illness and connect college students with resources both on campus and in their communities.
Art With Impact Canada has conducted more than thirty events over the past four semesters, refining and honing our model to ensure consistently positive results with our participants. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to take our model and apply it successfully, while always monitoring themselves, the events and participant responses to discover areas of possible improvement. S/he will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team to grow this innovative program.
Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent public speaking and engagement skills
  • Experience leading groups of people in dialogue-based learning
  • Either lived or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness
  • Art or film / media literacy background or experience
  • Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the region (BC and Alberta) to college campuses to conduct workshops
  • Strong organizational skills, experience coordinating events and keeping track of many details at once
  • Ability to work independently while keeping team members, event speakers and other stakeholders informed and up to date with project-specific information
Preferred Requirements
  • College / university teaching experience
  • Marketing experience, including direct outreach
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Natalie ([email protected]). Please write “College Workshop Facilitator” in the subject line of your email.
Volunteer Opportunities
Workshop Support California, New England, Ohio, Canada

Workshop support volunteers are energetic, organized people who enjoy traveling and having a hands-on role in our workshops. They provide logistical and energetic support throughout each event: staff the AWI info table, administer evaluation and impact surveys, and help hold space for students throughout the workshop.

Arts Events California, New England, Ohio, Canada

Arts event volunteers work with AWI staff to organize events that raise money for our mental health programming such as poetry or storytelling nights, benefit concerts, and/or art auctions. They are passionate about using the arts to reduce stigma and enjoy sharing their artistic pursuits with others.

Outreach Volunteers California, New England, Ohio, Canada

Our outreach volunteers connect us with high schools and colleges who would benefit from our programs. They build  relationships, help grow our network, and promote our workshops. They are professional, organized, and experienced in marketing events. They also feel comfortable doing online research and compiling data.

Grantwriting California, New England, Ohio, Canada

Grantwriting volunteers help the organization connect with funders who share our commitment to youth, mental health, and creativity. They become experts on our programs and love finding the compelling ways to describe our work while demonstrating alignment with potential funding partners.

AWI Ambassadors US + Canada

The AWI Ambassadors are a community of students, artists, and advocates who want to continue taking part in conversations about mental health, wellness, and the power of the arts. Together, we can make real change in our world, reducing stigma and supporting the mental wellness of everyone. Ambassadors are typically filmmakers who have won our competition or individuals who have participated or attended our film-based educational workshops and want to engage with like-minded individuals to keep the conversation going! Join the Facebook group.

Fundraising US + Canada

Want to help raise valuable funds for Art With Impact’s arts-based mental health workshops? Create an online fundraising page of your own in the US or Canada – mention why the cause matters to you and share with your networks!