ADS Waste Holdings Inc Mentor in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Job ID : 468377GENERAL DESCRIPTIONUnder general supervision of Chicago Public Library Foundation's Program Manager and YOUmedia Project Coordinator, YOUmedia Mentors assist middle or high school youth in using the library's computers, resources and other technology. YOUmedia Mentors also handle the care, inventory and checkout of equipment and act as a desk attendant. Mentors, in collaboration with Lead Mentors, teach engaging workshops, assess youth skills and development, and offer youth opportunities to showcase their work in YOUmedia, online, and through other venues.As a learning and creation space for digital media, making, and STEM, a background and skill level with one or more of these disciplines is important. This position requires a high level of teamwork, responsibility, communication, capacity for youth mentorship and customer focus as well as the ability to positively and appropriately interact with youth, adults, and the general public. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS College student or graduate Experience working with middle or high school aged students; ability to work successfully and patiently with middle and high school students Demonstrated, intermediate skill level with in at least one of the following three areas: digital media, making, and STEM. Experience with the following software as it relates to your area of skill level: Premiere; After Effects; Photoshop; Illustrator; ProTools; GarageBand; iMovie; SketchUp; Tinkercad Familiarity with both PC and Mac computers; basic knowledge of computer functions including MS Office products, email, and Internet Ability to operate a variety of site-specific equipment including but not limited to desktop and laptop computers (PC and Mac), printers, iPads or other tablets, DSLR cameras and other photography and video making equipment, music-making tools and software, maker equipment and tools including 3D printers, vinyl cutters, Arduinos, etc. Commitment and ability to learn and use basics of automated library systemsTASKS AND DUTIES Create and maintain a supportive environment that is conducive to skill development and adolescent development based on teen-interests and peer and intergenerational collaboration Prepare YOUmedia spaces including setup, cleanup, and inventory of YOUmedia equipment Staff a YOUmedia desk to engage with youth, recruit and promote workshops and YOUmedia happenings, act as a mentor and guide and to check out equipment Recruit for and engage youth in workshops Develop and modify, in collaboration with the Lead Mentor, flexible curriculum that engages and sustains teens in artifact and content creation while developing skills Instruct weekly project and skill-based workshops on a variety of subjects that support YOUmedia's programmatic emphasis Operate and inventory a variety of site-specific equipment including but not limited to desktop and laptop computers (PC and Mac), printers, cameras, music-making tools, 3D printers, vinyl cutters and microphones Respond to participant inquiries; assist and train participants in computer related tasks Conduct one-on-one and group tutoring; update class and tutoring materials as needed Communicate with administrative staff and staff at other YOUmedia sites on a regular basis Provide participants with regular opportunities to showcase work both through YOUmedia and through other opportunities and venues Participate in community outreach Perform basic and routine technical maintenance when needed Contribute to daily record and statistics keeping Perform other duties as assignedDESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Job experience and/or coursework in computer technology, digital media or multimedia, a STEM discipline, hardware or software applications and troubleshooting, Internet research, tea ching or training Solid interpersonal and communication skills for providing customer service to people of all ages, but especially adolescents and interacting with staff across the organization Willingness to take direction and work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced, and service-oriented environment Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage time and tasks while meeting deadlines Previous leadership experiences, and/or other work related experience highly desirable At least one year of experience in developing project-based or skill-building programs for youth highly desirable Comfortable with public speaking Excellent verbal and written communication skills Must commit to attending meetings and paid trainings Must be able to commit to a flexible schedule of 20 hours per week 4 days/week year round For more details go to URL