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Pablove Shutterbugs Local Teaching Artist – LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project

Pablove Shutterbugs is expanding nationally as supported by the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project (CIP), which replicates programs that have demonstrated success in supporting people affected by cancer. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer by forming a community of learners, introducing students to a new art form, and connecting them to creative spaces in their hometown. Classes take place in facilities such as art galleries, professional photography studios, museums, and other cultural venues. Working with local partner hospitals and the Pablove Shutterbugs staff in Los Angeles, the Local Teaching Artist will administer, facilitate, and instruct students in photography following the Pablove Shutterbugs curriculum.

We are currently accepting applications for Local Teaching Artists in the following regions:

            • Akron, OH
            • Austin, TX
            • Bethlehem, PA
            • Denver, CO
            • Fargo, ND
            • Greenville, NC
            • Hackensack, NJ
            • Miami, FL
            • New York, NY
            • Palo Alto, CA
            • Philadelphia, PA
            • Portland, OR
            • Stony Brook (Long Island), NY
            • Tacoma, WA

A hallmark of our program is our flexibility and commitment to learning; should children not feel well enough to come to class, they have the option of receiving instruction at their home or bedside at the hospital from the Local Teaching Artist or a volunteer.

The role of the Local Teaching Artist in this project will be:

            • Participate in virtual or in-person training sessions to learn the curriculum, instructional methods, and age-appropriate strategies in working with children living with cancer.
            • Oversee each class to ensure its success. Perform administrative duties including downloading photos, preparing materials, delegating tasks, etc.
            • Track student progress, attendance, and correspond with participating families prior to, during, and immediately after the program.
            • If needed, work with the local hospital and national office to secure a creative learning space outside of the hospital for children to attend class.
            • Recruit and train three to four volunteers who will act as teaching assistants.
            • Instruct five classes in accordance with the Pablove Shutterbugs curriculum for children living with cancer (ages 6-18).
            • Administer evaluation tools to monitor the quality of the program.
            • Review student work and select photos for a student exhibition (Gallery Show) to be presented to partner hospital, children, their families, and the local community.
            • Work with national office to troubleshoot issues, report progress, engage in on-going learning, and participate in a learning community with other local teaching artists.

Local Teaching Artists are expected to use their own computers and cover their own cost of travel to and from the program site. The national office will provide all cameras (point-and-shoot), supplies and training. The teaching artist will receive a camera to use as model camera while teaching class that will be returned to Pablove at the end of the program.

Artist Qualifications:

            • Accomplished photographer with strong command of technique, and a solid portfolio.
            • Teaching experience with youth (experience working with special needs children a plus).
            • Familiar with local area, with ties to artist communities.
            • Must have experience administering programs on different levels; successful candidates will enthusiastically do behind the scenes work such as make copies, purchase snacks, fill out paperwork, delegate assignments, meet with parents, etc.
            • Ability to use and interface with Skype, Google Hang, and other technologies.
            • Access and willingness to use own computer to upload and organize photos according to program procedures, and communicate remotely.
            • Access to and willingness to use own phone to correspond with families, hospitals, community partners, and Pablove national offices.
            • Interest and experience in collaborative processes.
            • Enthusiastic, flexible, and a great sense of humor.
            • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Compensation: The Local Teaching Artist is an Independent Contractor, and will be contracted to receive a total of $2,000 upon satisfactorily completing the course and required tasks within the time frame described.

To Apply: Email your resume, personal statement (see below), 7-10 samples detailing your best work in the photographic arts, and a cover letter to Please indicate the region that you are applying for at the top of your cover letter and in the subject line of your email.

Please answer the following questions in your personal statement:

            • Why are you a good fit for the program?
            • When working with students, please describe strategies that you might employ to creatively engage them in learning photography.
            • How might you approach the issue of working with kids of differing ages learning side by side in the same space?

No phone calls please. The Pablove Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Program

Exceptional college students, high school students, and post-grads looking for real world experience are welcome to apply for a Pablove internship! Internship periods and time commitments are flexible depending on your school schedule, but we do ask that interns commit to at least 12 hours per week for three months. We’re happy to work with your school so you can earn credit towards your degree. Internship positions are available in Los Angeles, CA. See below for details.

Pablove Operations Intern

Want to see what it’s really like in the nonprofit world? Our Operations interns play an integral role in making Pablove’s day-to-day operations run as smooth as butter. This is the perfect opportunity for students and young professionals who are curious about a career with impact, but who want an all-encompassing experience before committing to a specific department in the nonprofit world. Your internship will give you direct access to meetings, projects and opportunities that are only available at a small organization like Pablove.

Duties Include:

            • Perform key volunteer roles at outreach and fundraising events by heading up volunteer teams and groups, representing the organization, and assisting staff.
            • Learning aspects of nonprofit administration such as database entry, event management, and facilities and operations – a crucial skill for anyone looking for a career in nonprofits.
            • Assist in key elements of nonprofit merchandising – including product development and research, sale strategies and third party collaborations.
            • Pulling, organizing and fulfilling merchandise orders and event materials at the direction of the Operations Coordinator.
            • Researching new ideas, keeping the office organized, and performing administrative tasks like welcoming our guests, filing, and being the voice on the phone behind the words, “Hello, Pablove Foundation. How can we help you?”

We’re looking for someone who has:

            • A genuine interest in working for a nonprofit organization that is heavily involved with both health issues and the arts.
            • Strong writing skills, a professional phone manner, and the ability to complete thorough and competent research.
            • Initiative and creativity. Interns will be encouraged to generate new ideas and follow through on those opportunities during their assignment.
            • Mac proficiency is important; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Docs a must.
            • Spanish-language skills a plus!

To apply: Email your resume + cover letter to

Pablove Communications and Multimedia Intern

We’re a small team doing BIG things, and we’re looking for interns who match our creative spirit to help get the word out about fighting childhood cancer with love. Communications and multimedia interns get hands-on experience in our long- and short-term communications tactics and strategy. Interns acquire new, in-demand skills and written, design or video collateral for their portfolio.

Duties Include:

            • Writing, editing and proofreading newsletters, promotional materials and fundraising.
            • Assisting with social media efforts, including but not limited to Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and the Pablove blog.
            • Tracking and measuring new and traditional media metrics.
            • Web design and programming.
            • Graphic design for web and print-based materials.
            • Transcribing and cataloging video footage and photography.
            • Editing video pieces and graphics for YouTube and Vimeo.

We’re looking for someone who has:

            • A genuine interest in a career in communications, social media, web design, graphic design, film and editing, or all of the above!
            • Has some experience with software in their area of interest: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Final Cut Pro, iMovie, HTML. Mac proficiency a must.
            • Keeps a healthy media diet, especially when it comes to the latest releases of social media platforms.
            • Has strong writing and editing skills.
            • Spanish-language skills a plus!

To apply: Email your resume + cover letter to

Pablove Shutterbugs Program Intern

Looking to gain hands-on experience with a fun, fast-paced nonprofit? Do you have a passion for youth programs and community outreach? Love photography? A program of The Pablove Foundation, Pablove Shutterbugs teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. We are seeking dedicated, creative applicants to support our growing photography program.
If you are interested in participating in an environment where you will learn the day-to- day workings of a non-profit organization with an emphasis in arts education, then this is the internship for you!

Duties Include:

            • Researching prospective partnerships with community organizations, higher education institutions, photographers, photography collectors, and galleries.
            • Administrative support tasks such as filing and mailing, maintaining program inventory, application processing, and general correspondence.
            • Preparing materials for and assisting with group photography classes with our Shutterbugs students.
            • Running errands in preparation for these classes such as ordering supplies, transporting prints, cameras and equipment.
            • Creating and maintaining documents to help organize our classes.
            • Assisting to plan a variety of program events and outreach campaigns.

We’re looking for someone who has:

            • Mac proficiency and is comfortable working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
            • Photography experience a plus.
            • Spanish-language skills a plus!

Pablove Shutterbugs interns are paramount to the program’s success. We balance administrative duties with learning opportunities in a fast-paced, structured and supportive working environment.

To apply: Email your resume + cover letter to

Pablove Development and Events Intern

Are you interested in learning valuable development and event management skills and fighting childhood cancer with love? Then we want to meet you!

Projects include:

            • Assisting with and attending fundraising events.
            • Researching potential corporate and in-kind donations.
            • Administrative tasks related to Development (e.g. mailings and filing).
            • Grant research and some grant writing (no grant writing experience necessary, but writing experience is preferred).

We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, has exceptional organizational skills and takes initiative on assigned projects. This internship will give you insight into how a growing non-profit approaches their development strategy. Enthusiasm and a passion for the cause is a must. You must live in or be willing to relocate to Los Angeles.

To apply: Email your resume + cover letter to

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