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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
Grants Manager US and Canada

Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for you people to learn and connect through art and media. Since 2012 Art With Impact has conducted over two hundred workshops at colleges and high schools in the United States and Canada, using the emotional power of short film to facilitate insights and create dialogue about mental health issues and connect students with resources. Our data-driven, evidence-based workshops are successful in reducing stigma and improving the odds that students will seek treatment before a mental health crisis emerges. If you are passionate about mental health and the arts’ ability to create change and you are eager to advance the mission of this growing nonprofit organization, you are our ideal candidate and we’d love to meet you.

As Art With Impact’s Grant Writer you will be responsible for researching good funding fits for the organization, managing grant timelines, writing narratives, building budgets, and working with other team members to find the best ways to articulate our work. We also have a handful of highly motivated, talented volunteers who are available to help with grant research and writing who you will be directly managing.

Here’s a little more about you…. You have:

  • A strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in young people
  • A passion for building a deep understanding of a topic and then communicating that knowledge to specific audiences
  • Excellent writing skills and experience with writing a variety of different types of grants including government, private foundation, and corporate
  • A highly developed knack for telling stories through budgets and numbers
  • The ability to proofread and edit your own work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Extensive organizational skills with which you create systems for all aspects of your work, including ongoing research, writing, and follow-up
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once, maintaining a high level of accuracy and professionalism with each one
  • Computer literacy, including a good understanding of CRM and project management software (we use Insightly and Asana, but as long as you understand the general concepts these specific ones are easy to learn)
  • A high comfort level working with Google Docs, especially spreadsheet management and maintaining data integrity
  • The ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines while keeping team members and other stakeholders informed and up to date with project-specific information
  • Either lived or professional experience with mental illness and/or maintaining mental wellness
  • Art or film / media literacy background, experience or passion
  • Ability to travel for meetings

You might also have:

  • A masters degree or higher in writing, nonprofit management, or a related field
  • Certification with AGWA or GPA

This is a part-time, contract position and the hours will vary based on the number of projects we have going at any given time, but you will usually work 10-30 hours each week at $25/hour. You will work from home with in-person or video meetings each week with the executive director and other team members as needed.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please provide ask three questions that, when answered, will help you hit the ground running in your new position.

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!