Work At YAA

Jobs and internships are available for individuals who are looking to work in an inspiring, dynamic environment shaping the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors through the power of art.

Current full time, part time and temporary opportunities at Young At Art Museum are listed below. Click on a job title for more information.

 Volunteer Coordinator and Exhibit Curator
Supervisor: Director of Operations & Visitor Services
Type:Full-time Salaried
Position Summary
Volunteer Coordinator Position Summary:
The Volunteer and Teen Center Coordinator will be responsible for supervising, strengthening and expanding our volunteer and teen program. The Teen Center includes a sound recording booth, gaming area, and computer lounge. The coordinator will be in charge of proper supervision, staffing, cleanliness and upkeep, scheduling, and planning and promotion of programs and events for the Teen Center. Volunteers provide countless hours working with children as camp assistants, assisting tour guides, interacting with children and families in our exhibits, teaching art workshops, serving on outreach teams in the community, assisting at the front desk, administration, gift shop, and assisting in various operational capacities; providing the Museum with exceptional support for its operations and programming.

Curator Position Summary:
Contribute to the implementation of exhibitions aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences through a dynamic mix of exhibition, education, interpretation and visitor support that develop audience understanding of contemporary art and awareness of its significance.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Duties:
 Grow Teen Center audience through diversified arts-focused programming and community outreach
 Plan and implement programs for underserved teens, creating a hub for creative expression and career/college mentorship
 Recruit, schedule, train, assign and manage over 500 teen volunteers annually in all museum departments
 Supervise volunteer team of 20-30 teens per day on weekends
 Create volunteer plans and oversee volunteers for frequent special events
 Develop and oversee Teen Center events, including Recycled Fashion Show, Comic Convention, Theme Park Field Trip, and Leadership-focused programming
 Oversee the Teen Center and Sound Recording Studio
 Organize and facilitate monthly orientation sessions of up to 200 teens for new volunteers
 Facilitate Teen Leadership Advisory Team meetings with local educators to steer program planning
 Cultivate senior docent program and maintain and recruit adult volunteer team
 Increase intern presence through outreach to local universities
 Recruit, train, and supervise interns along with assigned staff member
 Conduct outreach activities to recruit new volunteers
 Maintain database of all volunteers
 Uphold standards of cleanliness for Teen Center and volunteers
 Document service hours, provide necessary paperwork, and recommendations and references for schools, colleges and jobs in a timely manner
 Maintain the social media presence for the Teen Volunteer Program including Facebook and Twitter
 Disseminate information to all volunteers on a regular basis

Curator Job Duties:
 To maintain an awareness of contemporary visual artists, traveling exhibitions, potential guest curators and lenders.
 To work with staff to develop exhibition themes, objectives, scope and dates.
 To develop and design temporary exhibitions
 To create interpretive copy in the form of labels, gallery guides and catalogs.
 To work with staff to help design public programming.
 To present gallery talks for the public and docents.
 To speak regularly to the media and community to promote YAA exhibits.
 To contribute visual and written content for releases and promotional packages.
 To work with staff and designers to develop invitations and other printed materials; has prime responsibility for design of exhibition publications.
 To work with the Marketing Coordinator and the Education Staff to develop strategies to promote exhibits and related programs.
 To develop and monitor the exhibition budget including registration and preparation expenses.
 To supervise the art interns and volunteers.
 To assist in fundraising for exhibitions.
 To work with Exhibit Manager

Education: College Degree required, Advanced degree preferred

Skills & Qualifications
 Outgoing and self-motivated
 Good communication skills with the ability to inspire others
 Strong attention to detail, follow-through, and ability to prioritize
 Proficient with Microsoft Office

 Personable, enthusiastic, creative and independent.
 Leadership skills and the ability to work well with teens, seniors, staff and the public.
 Able to work a non-traditional work schedule.
 Knowledge of contemporary art.
 Ability to interpret art for a variety of audiences in written and oral forms.
 Excellent writing and speaking skills.
 Knowledge of object selection, evaluation, and exhibition techniques

Prior supervisory experience necessary with teens and adults

 Prior experience planning events for youth/teens necessary

 Prior museum and/or non-profit work experience a plus

Experience working with databases a plus

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Volunteer Coordinator and Exhibit Curator. No phone calls please.
Part Time
 ArtHouse Art Educator
Type:Part-time, hourly
Position Summary
Visual Arts teacher to work at our after school art program for children at the YAA ArtHouse.
The ArtHouse is a community initiative, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale. It is a creative place making hub in Northwest Gardens (NWG) in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The ArtHouse features studios for ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking, providing an array of creative art and educational programming for all ages, preschool children through seniors. Through instruction by museum art educators and community partners, and professional artists, residents of 33311 engage in year-round programs, exhibitions, events, community celebrations and public art projects that enhance their community. The ArtHouse is a resident-driven initiative that empowers residents to connect to each other and their community through programs that help them find a common ground – and voice – through art.

• Write, implement and execute excellent fine art curriculum for ArtHouse programs
• Maneuver social and behavioral needs with empathy and sound judgement
• Serve as a liaison with community members, YAA and its neighborhood partners
• Assist with additional ArtHouse programming as needed
• Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility, indoors and outdoors
• Participate in the operations of the Young At Art Museum as needed
• Serve as an advocate for YAA within the community
• Distribute flyers weekly to homes in the NWG community
• Communicate frequently with residents the programs at the YAA ArtHouse
• Help with preparing and facilitating events at the ArtHouse
• Create examples and research music, drama, movement artists and artistic styles used as teaching tools for classes
• Attend team meetings, workshops, special museum events, etc

Education: • Associate degree in art • Bachelors Degree Art, Art Education

Skills & Qualifications

• Strong communication skills
• Experience implementing curriculum
• Strong customer service skills; positive and energetic attitude; collaborative work ethic

Must be available Tuesdays- Saturdays and evenings as needed.

• Experience teaching art and/or community educational programs
• Experience in addressing the needs of parents and young children of diverse ethnic and/or socio-economic backgrounds

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: ArtHouse Art Educator. No phone calls please.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.