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Become A Student Director

Amador County Arts Council (AKA Amador Arts) is dedicated to our mission to encourage, promote & support the arts in our schools and community. This includes engaging local youth in our activities and programs. Therefore, Amador Arts invites local youth to join the Amador Arts Board of Directors.

Eligible Youth:

  • At least 13 years of age

  • In good academic standing

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Attending Board of Directors meetings, 2nd Tuesdays at 6 PM at Amador Senior Center. Engage in conversation and offer ideas and input relevant to the agenda and goals of Amador Arts. Report on Student Director activities as needed. Required, miss up to 3 meetings/year (1-2 hrs/month)

  • Collaborate with Amador Arts staff/volunteers to develop an individualized Goal Map and execute those goals. Required monthly progress check-in(1-3 hrs/month, depending on Goal Map)

  • Engage in Advocacy by collaborating with staff/volunteers as a Lead for Alliance for Arts Education and Change Network. Required, miss up to 3 meetings/year (1-3 hrs/month)

  • Outreach and engagement with the youth populations of Amador County. Required participation with flexibility dependent on individual schedule (1-3 hrs/month, depending on Goal Map)

  • Attend and volunteer at Amador Arts events Required participation in TGIF Concerts and WineFest pre-event planning and/or event dates. (1-10 hrs/month, depending on Goal Map)

Benefits of Amador Arts Volunteer Leadership Position:

  • Community Service Hours (5+ hours per month, depending on Goal Map)

  • VIP invitations to exclusive events and professional development

  • Recommendation letters from Amador Arts leaders

  • Future job opportunities

  • Looks great on your resume!

Past Student Director Quotes

Gaby Flores: “The meetings may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but that environment can help a lot if you intend to pursue a career in any kind of art. It prepared me for coordinating group projects in university and generally eased my anxiety about interacting with people outside of my age group as a whole”

Deja Dougals: “Being a Student Director is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in your community, meet and receive mentoring from creative individuals, and develop your skills as an artist and creator!”

 

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