Village Youth

Village Youth combines art + education + advocacy + leadership. Chose from two, innovative opportunities: Village Industries (for teens) and  Impact Studios (for middle school youth.)

Teen Opportunity
VILLAGE INDUSTRIES: Part-time Creative Jobs 
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Make art, get paid, change your world.

At The Village, we believe your after-school job should help create your future. Part-time paid positions with Village Industries will help prepare teens for work or study in the Creative Economy. Teens work alongside professional artists to create projects for Philly-based clients and causes. Work in music production, photo, journalism, event planning, ceramics, & more.

Positions: 3-day = $50/week, 5-day = $100/week 

Questions? See the FAQ Below.
+ Apply for Village Industries

IMPACT STUDIOS (for young creatives, ages 10-13) + Sign up
Learn & build with top local artists in music production, podcasting, fashion design, photography, and more. When you join Impact Studios at you get to work with Philly’s top artists, designers, and activists. You’ll create professional quality projects, performances, and exhibits, and travel to local galleries, attend VIP performances, and tour private creative agencies.

Limited slots available.  M/W/F & T/R/F, 4-6pm (open at 3pm)

Questions? Contact mike@villagearts.org or call 215-225-7830
+ Sign Up for Impact Studios

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Village Industries

How old do I have to be for a part-time job with Village Industries?
14-18 years of age

Why is Village Industries a paid opportunity?
We believe that youths’ creative ideas and products have value. We also believe that with a little mentorship, youth can create professional quality work that changes the way adults view the world.

What is the application process?
To become an intern, teens should complete these steps:
1. Fill out an interest form here. We will call you within 3 days, or you can reach out to us once you fill out the form. 215-225-7830 or mike@villagearts.org

2. Interview by phone or in person with a Village Industries mentor.

3. Start your 10-day visitation period. You’ll work in Village Industries for 8 sessions to show your mentors and peers that you can:(1) show up on time for each session; (2) work to master a selection of skills in your artistic discipline; (3) demonstrate your ability to collaborate with your peers and artist mentors.

How/when will I be paid?
Village Industries participants are paid by check every two weeks according to a schedule you will receive at the start of your term.

What are the part-time job hours?
Teens must commit to three or five days per week, M-F, between 4-6pm (Friday sessions are mandatory.) Opportunities outside designated hours will come up including contract work, field trips, and performances/exhibits, etc.

What arts disciplines are included?
Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Music Production (Songwriting, Rap Technique, Vocal Performance, Recording,) Clay+Ceramics, Dance (Hip-Hop, Reggae, Step), Urban Sustainability – PhillyEarth, Podcasting, Graphic Design, and more.

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More About VILLAGE YOUTH
The Village’s Youth Programs combine art, education, advocacy and leadership, and are offered free, to youth ages 10 to 18. The programs provides high-quality, arts experiences to youth in our North Central Philadelphia and across the city who would otherwise have little or no exposure to the arts. We challenge young people to discover and explore their capabilities through the arts, to develop confidence and empathy, and to focus their passion in pursuit of a better future. Teaching artists and staff meet young people where they are in their lives, find first moments of engagement and begin the process of creative expression. The Village’s Students and Teaching Artists collaborate to produce phenomenal artworks that are exhibited quarterly in showcases for more than 500 family members, friends, and Philly art lovers, and at partner venues and events hosted throughout the year.

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Course: Music Production

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Course: Village Clay Workshop

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Course: Mixed Media

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Course: Video

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Course: African Dance

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Course: Hip Hop Dance

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Course: Digital Photography

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Course: Digital Photography

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