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Volunteers - Cool Culture

Volunteers - Cool Culture

We Are All Curators seeks to demystify art, culture, and museum spaces by bringing to light the extent to which these are storytelling practices. To emphasize that we all tell stories and have curatorial practices, in the way we've collected objects/decorated our homes, to the clothes we wear. We are encouraging participants to think about the stories that are told in museum spaces, those which are left out/silenced; and what stories we want to tell about our families/invite our families to tell about themselves and their rich cultural practices. 

Cool Culture is offering a unique opportunity for families to build cross-cultural knowledge and dynamic community through the arts. We Are All Curators Family Arts Camp targets children ages 3-5 years old and meets five Saturdays from June to August. We Are All Curators Family Arts Camp participants will: 

Build cross-cultural relationships 

Discover the legacy of artists/activists through multiple mediums 

Understand how art is connected to issues of social justice through the We Are All Curators initiative 

Create personal and shared visions for their communities & for cultural spaces 

Be featured in Cool Culture’s Online Museum 

Increase their interest in visiting museums & cultural spaces 

Volunteer Responsibilities

Volunteers are needed from 12 pm to 4 pm on July 13, August 3, August 10, August 17 from 12-4 pm at four museums and sites in Brooklyn including Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, BRIC and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Assist with supporting the Family Arts Camp including:

Implement Cool Culture’s age-appropriate program activities to involve children and their families in activities.

Assist with set up and break down of the program area in preparation for the camp.

Sign in and welcome families during the event. Direct families at various points at the site to the appropriate program areas.

Be willing to engage in assist with art making activities including preparing and demonstrating how to create the activity.

Provide leadership, guide, motivate and instruct the families during each activity period Create a team feeling in your program area and in camp as a whole

Qualifications:

Positive attitude and passion for working with younger youth 

Ability to work well with adults and youth in a collaborative environment 

Ability to creatively and flexibly solve problems as they arise

Willingness to interact with nature through exciting, hands-on environmental education programs 

Strong commitment to putting the needs of families before your own interests and desires 

Ability to commit to participating in the full 4 days of camp: July 13, August 3, August 10, August 17 (some flexibility)

Minimum Age: 16

Reports To: Assistant Manager of Family Programs

If you are interested, please email your resume to hr@coolculture.org with the subject line “Family Arts Camp Volunteer”