Music and Art Program Director

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 6, 2015 - 5:35pm
None / Basic
One to Six Months
Education / Schools, Orphanage / Home, Cultural / Indegenous
Job Description:

Background: The Project Somos Village is an eco-sustainable alternative community for at-risk mothers and children. The Village has family homes and an organic farm within the small Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Project Somos believes that a child’s best chance for success comes from being raised by their own family in a stable supportive environment. As an orphan prevention program, the Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at-risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations. Project Somos offers a home, education and vocational training to help mothers provide opportunities and a new beginning for their children. Project Somos educates mothers and children in nutrition, hygiene, organic gardening and offers opportunities to learn the skills and self-confidence to prepare them to return to their communities and live independent lives.

Position Description:
Working with the children of the Somos Village and the local community to develop and offer a beginning program of music and art. This would require collaborating with the acting Village Director and therapist to coordinate what is offered.

Skills Required:
o Teaching ability in music and art
o Art and music background (Art therapy would be useful)
o Ability to work with young children from 5-10 years old
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o Cultural flexibility

General:
As well as the above outlined position description, all interns are expected to participate in Village activities and special events where needed. All will be expected to work together to offer extra-curricular programming for the children based on skills and interest level.

Starting Date: June 1, 2015

Duration: 6-12 weeks

To Apply:
www.projectsomos.org

How to Apply: 

www.projectsomos.org

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