Positions available at Grand Street Community Art
- Positions are available at Grand Street Community Arts:
Coordinator, South End Vacant Property Transformation Project
Grand Street Community Arts seeks an individual to coordinate a spring and
summer outreach project of Youth Organics to assist neighbors of vacant
lots and buildings in the South End of Albany to find creative uses for
the nuisance properties and then work with them to realize the project,
linking each with volunteers and other resources. Lots may lend themselves
to flower beds, vegetable gardens, childrens play areas, community
gathering places and even art projects.
The coordinator must have experience in working with a diverse range of
local residents, artists and volunteers. The coordinator will also
supervise one or two part-time outreach workers who are graduates of
previous year Youth Organics program, as well as youth assigned to YO by
the Albany Summer Youth Employment Program.
Depending on funding, this can be a part-time (300 hours) National Service
AmeriCorps position through GSCAs partner organization, the Albany United
Methodist Society, or a grant-funded spring and summer program.
This program will start in May, as soon as funds are available, and run
through September. Hours will be flexible and will be negotiated based on
Director of Development and Volunteer Service
Grand Street Community Arts seeks an individual who is eager to work in a
diverse inner city neighborhood with local residents, artists and a
cross-section of volunteers. The individual must be able to work
independently under the supervision of the executive director and managing
director, and also to coordinate activities with program staff to insure
that volunteers are used effectively, and to draw on the special skills of
a diverse range of volunteers.
The position calls for a person with a college degree and/or significant
life experience including some hands-on volunteer experience. Strong
communications skills and skills in basic computer programs and web use
are essential. Experience in the use of web-based databases, management of
a web site and facility in using new media communications are preferred.
(Training and mentorship of these advanced computer skills can be
This is a full time National Service VISTA position through the Siena
College Presidential Mission and Service VISTA Fellows Program, with a
minimum commitment of one year. The position will start in June.
Information about VISTA service can be found on the Corporation for
National and Community Service website at:
Inquiries to Tom McPheeters, Executive Director at 433-0679, or