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.

Full Time
 Community Initiatives Manager
Supervisor: CEO
Type:Full-Time Salary 40+ Hours
Position Summary
This position is responsible for the management, coordination and assessment of the following Young At Art Community Initiatives: ArtREACH, ArtHOUSE, and Girls ‘N Power. This position also implements special projects, whether grant-related or for community awareness, and helps develop curriculum and activities for program classes and exhibits. Must manage children in a positive, enthusiastic manner.

ArtREACH is a free, after school art, literacy and academic enrichment program for youth and teens, ages 5-15, who are experiencing homelessness. This is a 12 year partnership with Broward District Schools’ Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team and shelters including Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Broward Outreach Center North and South and The Salvation Army. The program is conducted at Sunland Park Academy in proximity to shelter partners, providing an educationally stimulating environment with use of the school’s Art Classroom and Computer Lab.

The ArtHouse is a community initiative, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale, in which Young At Art has established a creative place-making hub in the renovated Northwest Gardens (NWG) neighborhood 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.

Girls ‘N Power (GNP) is an arts-based academic enrichment program conducted at the PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential treatment program and high school for at-risk teens in Wilton Manors. Girls ‘N Power infuses art into PACE’s life skills curriculum by addressing an at-risk girl’s underlying behavioral issues – low self-esteem, poor self-image and poor decision-making.

Plan and implement artistic curriculums, creative community programs and events, including but not limited to family workshops, monthly resident committee meetings, pubic art projects, after-school and weekend programs, partner meetings, and any other YAA Community related events and programs.

Manage, supervise, train and coach ArtHOUSE/ArtREACH/GNP teachers and staff as well as other grant staff as new opportunities arise.

Secure and organize professional artists for public art residencies
Liaison between Broward County Public Schools, shelters, BCPS Teachers and site; trouble shoot issues as they arise and provide accurate documentation

Manage and help to resolve students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs with the case managers, parents, and schools; utilizing Conscious Discipline curriculum.

Work with and foster relationships with Northwest Gardens’ residents, ArtHOUSE community partners, and the Housing Authority for the City of Ft. Lauderdale

Organize and fulfill all grant reporting requirements in regards to ArtHOUSE/ArtREACH/ GNP programs including assessments and evaluations

Ensure proper documentation of each program through photos, newsletters, videos, written testimonials, newsletters, blogs, social media, etc.

Supervise the maintenance of participant files and attendance
Order and manage all supplies for ArtHOUSE/ArtREACH/GNP and other grant programs as they arise.

Serve as an active member of the Education Department

Serve as an ambassador for the museum in the community

Assist in other museum-related duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art or Art Education, Education, Museum Studies, Art Therapy, Counseling, or related fields

Skills & Qualifications
Understanding of child development and growth

Exceptional creativity and organizational skills

Strong communication skills

Strong customer service skills

Team player with a positive, energetic attitude

One to two years of Education, Social Work, Non-profit/ Museum Management, or related experiences

Two years or more of supervisory experience in community relations with At-Risk populations

Experience in presenting material to diverse audiences

Experience addressing the needs of parents and young children of diverse ethnic, race and/or socioeconomic backgrounds

Experience writing and implementing curriculum beneficial

Experience with assessment and data collection of community-based programs

Experience supervising staff of 3 or more people

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Community Initiatives Manager. 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.
 Museum Educator
Supervisor: Manager of School and Public Programs/Weekend
Type:Education/Visitor Services
Position Summary
Museum Educators (ME) work in the exhibition galleries greeting visitors and engaging them in educational activities and conversations. MEs are also the face of Young At Art (YAA) and must act accordingly. They are required to be familiar with all aspects of the how the exhibits work and the principals behind them. They assist guests as they use the exhibits, encourage visitors to experiment and explore, and provide answers to questions. They also serve in a preventative role to ensure that the exhibits are being used and treated properly and that all patrons are using them in a safe manner. Conduct tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special event programming, exhibits, birthday parties, floor, and other special events as needed.

•Conduct tours, workshops, parties, and other programs assigned
•Open and close Museum exhibits
•Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum exhibit supplies
•Greet and assist all visitors
•Attend and team meetings and learn new activities and exhibitions on a regular basis
•Provide excellent customer service, group introductions, and general visitor information
•Actively seek out and engage visitors in conversation, exploration and experimentation when in the galleries
•Must be available to work on both Saturdays and Sundays in addition to weekday hours
•Additional shifts may be temporarily added through mutual agreement

Skills & Qualifications
•Strong experience working within the educational, museum and/or non-profit fields
•Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
•Move tables, furniture, lift up to 25lbs and use basic hand tools
•Positive and energetic attitude
•Must be able to work with diverse populations and age groups

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Early Childhood Art Educator
Supervisor: Art Institute Manager/ Preschool Director
Position Summary
This position is responsible for developing and implementing early childhood programs within the Art Institute including Mommy and Me classes, drop in workshops, winter/spring/summer and one day fun day camps and early childhood birthday parties. Assisting in Museum Preschool classroom, dealing with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner is essential.

Additional programs and tasks include:
Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of grant-funded early childhood programs and projects. Stay current on trends and educational innovations in the field of early childhood education, whether through research or involvement with local initiatives, committees or associations. Early Childhood Art Educators should also be available to help in the development and implementation of other museum programs and tasks on as needed bases.

•Develop curricula and write lesson plans for early childhood art classes, early childhood workshops, camps and one day fun days Teach art classes, camps, one day fun days, parent’s night out camps, and museum preschool program
•Teach early childhood preschool classes, art classes, camps, one day fun days, birthday parties, workshops and other early childhood programs
•Maintain assigned areas, conduct inventory, reorder materials with request form prior approval from the Manager of the Art Institute and Museum Preschool
•Serve as exhibit interpreter and implement early childhood programs
•Implement positive discipline techniques in the museum preschool program
•Maintain the museum preschool program classroom and playground cleanliness.

Education: • At least a BA in Early Childhood Education, Education, Art Education or Art with early childhood experience

Skills & Qualifications
•Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher
•Exceptional creativity and knowledge of current and historical theories in art and art education
•Exceptional organizational and time management skills
•Strong customer service and communication skills to interact with children, parents, volunteers and staff
•Experience developing and implementing curriculum
•Team player with a can-do attitude

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Early Childhood Art Educator. No phone calls please.
 Marketing Assistant
Supervisor: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Type:Part-Time, Hourly
Position Summary
The Marketing Assistant serves as an active member of the Marketing & Development Department and provides support in implementing a comprehensive marketing & branding campaign primarily by effectively assisting with external & in-house marketing initiatives, advertising campaigns, graphic design, social media, public relations and other areas as assigned.

• Execute Comprehensive Marketing Plan aligning museum programs events and initiatives
• Work across departmental lines to ensure that the strategic direction and message of the Museum is executed consistently and properly
• Follow & enforce strict guidelines to ensure consistent branding across all in-house, digital and external marketing efforts
• Assist with advertising, printing and supply needs within a strict marketing budget
• Monitor and update web site as-needed
• Attend community outreaches as a marketing representative

• Compile & maintain mailing & e-mail distribution lists
• Maintain, update and organize photo library for easy access
• Facilitate & filter internal marketing requests for flyers, signage, social media
• Advise YAA team on significant industry developments and make recommendations to support YAA programs, events and initiatives

• Assist with creation of ads for print & digital publication by publishing deadlines
• Use & monitor Constant Contact system to create communications as-needed
• Utilize skills in Adobe Suite to create flyers, invitations, ads and more
• Ensure proper sponsor, donor, state and government logos are included on all appropriate marketing materials

Graphic Design
• Work with Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Design consultant to create original graphic content and develop collateral material, keeping in line with the Museum’s brand
• Design original artwork for flyers, invitations and other materials as instructed
• Utilize Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) to create flyers, invitation

Social Media
• Assist with content creation for Museum accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Snapchat
• Take post-ready photos during key moments & events for as-it-happens content
• Conduct research & analysis of new social media trends sites, tools and news
• Tag & engage in online conversation with community, partners, donors and members
• Facilitate and execute post requests from community partners, YAA departments and donors

Public Relations
• Assist as liaison to public relations consulting firm
• Assist with media tours and requests
• Create shot lists for event photographers and assist as event handler
• Forward media hits that post via social media
• Proofread, edit and provide relevant content for press releases and calendar listings

Education: Bachelor\'s Degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or similar field

Skills & Qualifications
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
• Ability to work both independently and with others as part of a team
• Grassroots, flexible, go-getter attitude
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Graphic design experience and skills a must, preferably in a museum or other not-for-profit
• Must be proficient in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram content creations for business use

1 – 2 years of work and/or relevant internship experience

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Marketing Assistant. 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.