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Youth & Community Radio AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open

Tuesday, September 01, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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ZUMIX, a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth and building community through music and the arts, was recently awarded a Low Power FM license to expand community media by transitioning from online to a broadcast radio station in 2016.

The Youth & Community Radio VISTA will serve by leading multiple initiatives, in collaboration with ZUMIX's Radio Coordinator, to develop the capacity for the future broadcast station in the following ways:

  • Develop a volunteer program for ZUMIX Radio, recruiting and managing approximately 50 youth and adult volunteers through a Radio Advisory Board and youth mentorship program.
  • Facilitate ZUMIX Radio's Youth Advisory Council, developing curriculum for approximately 10 youth to engage in decision-making around programming and outreach for the station.
  • Develop capacity at East Boston High School for a future radio station, working with school officials, teachers, and students to plan curriculum for radio programming at the school.
  • Develop new curriculum for youth and adult DJ training with an emphasis on creating broadcast radio content relevant to our local community.

For more information, see the AFS Career Center at http://www.afsnet.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=320986.



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