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Calling photographers + other arts education evangelists!

September 24th, 2010 by Current CM

Do you want to be a fly on the wall during magical creative moments in local classrooms, such as this one at East Orient Elementary in Gresham? Have visual documentation skills? You're in luck—we're recruiting volunteer photographers! (Photo: Matt Kowal)

Are you interested in helping The Right Brain Initiative solve the Portland area’s arts education gap? We have two upcoming volunteer opportunities that you should know about—neither one in the office. Both out in the world, engaged with the public. Fun!

(1) PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY
We’re looking to expand and strengthen our corps of volunteer photographers and videographers. Schools have surprised us this year by jumping into their planning right out of the gates. That means we’re soon going to need a sharp and ready crew of skilled people to go into K-8 classrooms throughout the Portland metro area and capture the exuberant learning that takes place when our roster artists help students understand new subjects and concepts through creative learning.

Read more about our need for photography help—and what qualifications you should be able to fit—at our call for photographers from last spring. Then, join us next week for our:

The Right Brain Initiative Photographer Orientation
Friday, October 1, 10-11am
Regional Arts & Culture Council
108 NW 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor Boardroom
Portland, OR 97209

 Please RSVP  by Wednesday, September 29 to rburrell@racc.org if you plan to join us.

(2) STAFFING OUR  TRAVELING EXHIBIT
We have upcoming needs beginning two weeks from now and lasting into mid-November for help staffing Show + Tell, our traveling exhibit, in some of our suburban service areas: Milwaukie, Hillsboro and Gresham. You’ll get to learn how to run this intriguing multimedia display built into an 8×16′ portable storage container.  You’ll learn how to talk to the public about our program model and vision, and experience the excitement of presenting our arts education solution to those who have never heard of us before. And—we have a feeling that due to fall weather coming on—that hot cider will be sporadically served in the process.

Here, again, please contact rburrell@racc.org if you’re interested, and available to participate in this novel project.

   

Current CM