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 Programs Coordinator
Supervisor: Art Institute Manager
Position Summary
This position is responsible for the coordination and assessment of the following Young At Art Community Programs: 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 an after-school art and academic enrichment program for children in homeless and transitional shelters.

The ArtHOUSE is a new 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 newly renovated Northwest Gardens neighborhood in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The ArtHOUSE features studios for ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking, as well as a computer lab, 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. GNP 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 and 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.

Supervise 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 case managers, parents and schools; utilize Conscious Discipline curriculum.

Work with and foster relationships with Northwest Gardens residents and ArtHOUSE community partners.

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, 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 with other museum-related duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art or Art Education

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 experience.

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.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Community Programs Coordinator. No phone calls please.
 Reservations Staff
Supervisor: Visitor Services Manager
Position Summary
Responsible for promoting, booking, scheduling and confirming reservations for all fee-based museum programs and serving as support staff for Visitor Services and Operations.

Actively promote, book, schedule and confirm field trips, school and community outreaches, scout programs, art studio classes, art camps, preschool and other fee-based programs

 Provide excellent customer service while sharing detailed information about all programs

 Maintain accurate records of all bookings and payments and collect deposits by due date; Implement follow-up as needed, including phone calls and invoicing

 Enter, manage and track all program registrations utilizing the Museum’s Altru software

 Work with Education Department Staff, including the Director of Education, School & Public Programs Manager, Art Institute Manager and Early Childhood Manager to familiarize yourself with the Museum’s programs, develop and track reservation goals and implement improvements to the reservations process

 Address questions/special requests and resolve issues from the public, consulting with Education Department staff if necessary

 Schedule and confirm free group admissions provided through Museum donors to organizations serving low-income and at-risk children

 Provide monthly attendance and financial reports and statistics

 Create and process registration, agreement and cancellation forms

 Coordinate with Marketing Department to develop promotions, mailings and overall sales plan

 Assist Visit Services & Operations Department as needed

Education:  Associates Degree required, Bachelors Degree preferred

Skills & Qualifications

 Sales and reservations experience within a cultural venue or other not-for-profit organization preferred
 Knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook required
 Knowledge of Quickbooks and Altru helpful
 Excellent customer service, organization, multitasking, time management, problem solving/resolution and decision making skills a must
 Self-motivated with the ability to proactively sell the Museum’s programs to the public
 Ability to work flexible schedule to include special events, some holidays, weekends and evenings
 Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful

Sales and reservations experience within a cultural venue or other not-for-profit organization preferred.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Reservations Staff. No phone calls please.
Part Time
 Visitor Services Associate
Supervisor: VIsitor Services Manager
Position Summary
Greet visitors with a friendly, professional service-oriented approach. This position is responsible for serving as the initial contact for all visitors to the Museum; providing information, addressing questions, concerns or needs related to its operations, programs and services.

• Greet all visitors, introduce Museum to visitors with visitors guide and other appropriate materials
• Collect admission fees, enter in computer/register, keep track of demographics
• Verify current memberships for free admission including reciprocal programs
• Become knowledgeable of Museum’s programs, classes, camps, birthday parties, memberships and special events and be capable to communicate same to visitors
• Answer phones, direct calls to appropriate people; provide information by phone, in person and by email
• Book birthday parties, classes, camps and other appropriate programs
• Process program (membership, classes, camps and birthday party) applications and enter information into appropriate computer database
• Handle admission, membership, camps, class and birthday party questions and issues
• Process, record, balance all cash, checks and credit card receipts
• Communicate with Weekend Front Desk staff, send weekly email with notes and tasks to complete
• Assist in greeting and processing group field trips
• Keep Front Desk, Lobby and vending area neat and clean
• Restock informational materials at Front Desk and Lobby area, making copies as needed
• Support Gift Shop staff, assist customers, and complete sales.
• Perform other duties as assigned, support Museum staff with mailings, prep, etc., as needed
• Be a center of emergencies: i.e. lost child, reset alarm, rest room problems

Education: High School Diploma required

Skills & Qualifications
• Minimum High School diploma
• Office, reception and cash register experience
• Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office, Excel, QuickBooks POS, Sage
• Strong customer service, communication and organizational skills a must with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to effectively and courteously communicate with children and adults
• Dependable, maintain scheduled work hours and on occasion for special events or training.
• Pleasant, upbeat personality with a positive attitude

Prior customer service and retail experience required

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Visitor Services Associate. No phone calls please.
 Birthday Party Host/Hostess
Supervisor: Birthday Party Coordinator
Position Summary
This position is responsible for serving as host/hostess at birthday parties and assisting guests in the museum galleries.

Serve as birthday party host/hostess

Set up birthday party room (e.g., paper on tables, balloons, chairs, birthday sign and art activity)

Interact with and assist host family, including set up and serving of food and cake, collecting film, carrying gifts and leftover food to host family’s vehicle, etc.)

Conduct art activity, distribution of materials, explanation of project, assisting children with project and art activity material clean up

Interpret museum exhibits for guests

Clean room (sweep, mop, wipe down counters), take trash to dumpster and set up for next party

Skills & Qualifications

Team player with a “can do” attitude

Strong customer service, communication and organizational skills

Skills in dealing with children and adults

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

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Birthday Party Host/Hostess. No phone calls please.
 Museum Educator
Supervisor: School and Public Programs Manager
Type:Part-time, Hourly
Position Summary
This position is responsible for performing museum tours and conducting outreach programs.

Work with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner is essential. Assist with the organization and implementation of tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special events, birthday parties, museum floor, and other programs as needed. Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum program materials and floor supplies.

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Skills & Qualifications
Must be flexible with work schedule including weekends.
Must be detailed, accurate, professional, and possess excellent verbal communication skills.
Must have positive and energetic attitude.
Must be able to work with diverse populations and age groups.

Experience teaching art and/or community educational programs preferred.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Fashion Intern
Supervisor: Art Institute Manager
Type:Part Time
Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing of summer fashion workshops for teens at Young At Art Museum Art Institute in preparation for the Annual Recycled Fashion Show in November 2014. Young At Art Institute serves hundreds of teens annually in the Art Institute alone. The intern will be primarily responsible for assisting up to 20 teens with concept develop, mood boards, pattern construction, sewing and other technical elements. The position also requires communicating with teens and parents regarding deadlines and requirements and record keeping.

Job Responsibilities:

• Assist in executing an extremely creative and cutting edge, fashion curriculum for Art Institute teens through a series of summer workshops
• Assist in teaching fashion workshops with teens
• Create examples and research artists and artistic styles used as teaching tools
• Interact with students, parents, staff and volunteers in a positive manner
• Meld the importance or process and product into each lesson
• Implement positive behavior practices in the classroom
• Maintain cleanliness of assigned art studio, doing inventory, restocking art supplies and reordering with prior approval by the Art Institute Manager

General Duties:

• Serve as an active member of the education department
• Maintain assigned art studio
• Serve as an ambassador for the museum in the community
• Serve as a mentor to students, staff and volunteers on proper customer service
• Assist in the operations of the Young At Art Museum as needed
• Attend and participate in team meetings, workshops, special museum events, etc.
• Other duties as assigned

Education: Working towards BFA or BA in Fashion

Skills & Qualifications
• Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
• Positive and engaging demeanor
• Experience in presenting material to all age groups but primarily children
• Skills in dealing with parents, seniors, adults, teens, and young children of diverse backgrounds
• Strong communication and customer service skills
• Experience writing and implementing curriculum beneficial
• Maintain personal art website and be a practicing and exhibiting artist
• Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
• Move tables, furniture, lift up to 50lbs, use basic hand tools, and climbing ladders to hang art

Working towards BFA or BA in Fashion, or equivalent artistic experience

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Fashion Intern. No phone calls please.
 Graphic Design Intern
Supervisor: Marketing/Development Director
Type:Part Time
Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting in the design and promotion of summer event flyers and graphics for at Young At Art Museum. Young At Art thousands of families annually in the summer alone. The intern will be primarily responsible for assisting marketing and development with concept develop, graphic design, and social media needs. The position also requires communicating with staff regarding deadlines and requirements and record keeping.

• Work closely with integrated teams to develop marketing materials for print, web, social media, TV, etc.
• Concept and research for upcoming projects
• Create and edit presentation materials
• Assist Creative Services with studio production
• Learn from cross-functional teams
• Administrative tasks as necessary

Education: Working towards a degree in Design, Marketing or Advertising

Skills & Qualifications
• Excellent understanding of Adobe Software Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Strong visual communication and layout skills
• Candidate must be flexible and able to work independently and focus on projects as well as work well with other team members
• Reliable and results oriented; ability to work well under pressure and deliver results within tight deadlines
• Great attention to details
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Have a portfolio showcasing ability in Graphic Design and layouts

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Graphic Design Intern. 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.