ArtistCorps Position Description


Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Timeframe: August 17, 2023 – May 6, 2024


ArtistCorps seeks UNCSA student artists and recent graduates who have a desire to use their talents to serve local communities.  ArtistCorps members will use their existing skills in the arts and will develop skills in instruction, planning and implementing engagement activities, administration, communication, and other responsibilities as determined in conjunction with service locations. 

ArtistCorps serves nonprofits, Title 1 public schools, after-school centers, and other community-based institutions in the Forsyth County, North Carolina area.  It is a program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

ArtistCorps members must have the flexibility amd commitment to serve 5 to 20 hours weekly during the 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. timeframe during the workweek.  Members can determine the number of weekly hours served. There will be mandatory trainings in addition to the service hours. Renumeration is approximately $16 an hour.

Service includes:

  • Developing and implementing arts instruction and engagement activities.
  • Spearheading arts and service-related projects at service locations.
  • Recruiting, training, and tracking artist volunteers.
  • Working as a team with other ArtistCorps members and service location employees.
  • Developing and utilizing good communication and administrative skills.
  • Assisting with program assessment and evaluation. 

Qualifications and characteristics of ArtistCorps members:

  • Have an interest in arts-based community service and a deep proficiency in one or more area(s) of the performing, visual, and motion-picture arts.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organization skills.
  • Skills that enable effective independent and collaborative work.
  • Commitment to serving diverse individuals and communities, especially youth and senior citizens.
  • Ability to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Capacity to maintain service portfolio, write monthly stories, and make or assist with social media posts on behalf of ArtistCorps.
  • A desire to grow as an artist and person.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • UNCSA students must be C2, C3, C4 or graduate level. Preference will be given to C3 and higher.
  • Must have transportation or be able to find transportation to off campus service locations.

All members must maintain good standing at UNCSA.

Application process:

  • Submit a single PDF, including a letter of interest, résumé, and the contact information for three references to the link below.
  • An interview will be scheduled once materials have been received.
  • If selected to be a member, the applicant must agree to and pass a criminal history background check. Additional background checks might be required by the service locations.

Apply to ArtistCorps

ArtistCorps applications open on March 13, 2023. Member slots will be filled by qualified artists on a rolling basis. 

ArtistCorps does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Baker at or Rebecca Nussbaum at