Job Opportunities

Fiberworks Coordinator

Part-Time Position

Overview

Americana Fiberworks is a women’s arts and educational group designed to support the positive integration of refugee and immigrant women into the Louisville community using a common interest in fiber arts. By learning and sharing artistic skills, expanding entrepreneurship skills, exploring U.S. culture, and developing social networks, participants help one another develop the confidence, skills and resources necessary to empower themselves and support their families.

The schedule is part-time with mandatory hours T-Th 12-3pm & 3-4 hours of flexible work time weekly for planning, prep, marketing and events.

Job Summary

Americana is looking for a Fiberworks Arts Coordinator to work in a diverse multicultural setting, teaching refugee and immigrant women a fiber arts trade while coordinating the efforts of participants & volunteers to complete group identified projects and increase marketing & micro-enterprise opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach fiber arts skills to a diverse group of women who are English Language Learners
  • Communicate regularly with potential and current participants to engage new students and maintain participant retention
  • Collaborate with the Workforce Development Coordinator to organize classes and activities based on the marketing strategies identified by the group
  • Maintain the Fiberworks Etsy store online
  • Coordinate volunteers to support the Fiberworks projects and help sustain the program

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates should have a working knowledge of sewing machines, sewing techniques, crochet, alteration and pattern drafting. Skills in knitting, beading, weaving, dyeing, quilting, embroidery, etc. are also desirable. Patience and flexibility to work cross-culturally and with a diverse group of people is required. The position requires someone with strong leadership and/or teaching abilities that can be self-directed. Computer literate in Microsoft Office and Google Software is a plus. Bilingual is preferred. Experience with Etsy is a definite plus.

This employee must be willing to work a flexible work schedule and will need to provide their own transportation to Americana every workday.

Compensation: $13.75/per hour
To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Edgardo Mansilla, Executive Director, edgardo@americanacc.org, 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Thank you for not calling about the status of your application. Review of applications will begin May 17th and continue until the position is filled.

 

Creative Arts Coordinator

Part-Time Position

Overview

Americana provides holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved population to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential.

We believe every human being has dignity and that no human is defined by their need or economic means. We believe in mutual exchange of ideas and culture creating meaningful understanding. We believe through equitable policies every individual can advocate for themselves and their communities. We believe in holistic support that is tailored to the needs of each family and participants of all ages.

Ours is a culture that values passion and creativity and the beautiful balance of self-initiative and team support, along with an unwavering commitment to Americana’s mission and guiding principles.

Job Summary

Create a safe, supportive and encouraging environment in which children may express themselves creatively in the Americana Youth Program which serves a diverse population of refugee, immigrant and U.S. born youth. This is done by developing arts curriculum that exposes students to variety of mediums. Creative Arts Coordinator, is responsible for teaching arts curriculum in their area of expertise, as well as bringing in outside arts partners to expose students to all forms of art; i.e. visual, dance, drama, music, writing, etc. The goal of the Creative Arts Coordinator position is expose students to arts as an access to reduce stress, anxiety and aggression in children who may experience social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Youth programs staff, interns and volunteers will provide assistance and supervisory support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop age-appropriate projects and curriculum focusing on art techniques, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc. on a minimal budget.
  • Prepare and implement art and crafts programming that engage youth ages 6-17, while regarding sensitivity to all cultures, age groups and abilities.
  • Create sustainable arts partnerships with other community and arts organizations.
  • Organize and schedule artist to teach workshops.
  • Organize and schedule enrichment field trips based around exposure to the arts (Open mics,
  • performance art, art gallery openings, etc)
  • Integrate Youth Program volunteers into arts and crafts programming.
  • Maintain orderliness and cleanliness of Art Room.
  • Attend supervision and collaboration meetings with as assigned by Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with children in educational/enrichment setting
  • Works well with people of a variety of cultural, religious and economic backgrounds
  • Arts and Crafts Skills (therapeutic art interventions experience very helpful, but not required)
  • Self-directed, Team-oriented, enthusiastic
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Compensation: $13.75/per hour
To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer @ emilie@americanacc.org , 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Thank you for not calling about the status of your application. Review of applications will begin May 17th and continue until the position is filled.