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
 Director of Development
Supervisor: Executive Director/CEO
Position Summary
YAA is seeking a strong fundraising professional to position the museum for continued success in corporate/foundation/individual, membership, fundraising events and endowment building efforts. The Development Director will focus on increasing the donor base with assistance from the museum's Board, Executive Director/CEO and Development Department staff, helping to build a culture of philanthropy at all levels. As a member of the Museum Management Team, this professional will participate in institutional policy setting, fundraising implementation, fiscal oversight and relationship building.

Successfully manage and direct YAAs annual fundraising efforts, meeting museum budgetary goals from various constituent pools.

Successfully participate in YAAs future capital campaign, under the guidance and in association with the Executive Director/CEO and Board members.

Provide guidance and direction to staff and volunteers and build Development team to assist in accomplishing fundraising goals.

Oversee all fundraising activities including proposal writing, prospect identification, database management/wealth screening, cultivation efforts, solicitations, gift acknowledgement and donor/sponsor recognition.

Work in concert with the Executive Director/CEO and Board members in increasing the YAAs profile in the community by attending key events, meetings and networking socials.

Provide professional direction and support to Board of Directors Development Committee and related Task Forces and Committees. Actively participate in Board retreats, orientations, cultivation tours, solicitations and related activities.

Education: Bachelor degree required. CFRE or equivalent certification/experience required.

Skills & Qualifications
Knowledge of South Florida funders, donors and media representatives are a plus.

Proven leadership in major gifts fundraising, including the management of staff and volunteers.

Tangible experience in building the donor base with various constituent groups.

Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage the interest of prospective major donors and initiating follow-up strategies.

A minimum of seven (7) years of proven fundraising experience as well as management of professional staff is required.

Prior experience in capital fundraising a plus.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Director of Development. No phone calls please.
 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: School and Public Programs Manager
Type:Part Time
Position Summary
This position is responsible for performing museum tours for both the general public and private groups, conducting outreach programs for schools in and around Broward, Miami-Dade, and West Palm Counties, and to serve art programs at community organizations. Work with children, parents, volunteers, and other staff members in a positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner. Assist with the organization and implementation of tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special events, museum floor, and other programs as needed. Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum program materials and floor supplies.

•Serve as an active member of the Education department
•Serve as an ambassador for the Museum in the community
•Serve as a mentor to volunteers on impeccable customer service
•Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications
•High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
•Bachelor’s degree in education, art history, museum studies, or a related field preferred.

•Strong experience working within the educational, museum and/or non-profit fields
•Prior teaching and presentational experience
•Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
•Highly reliable, provide transportation
•Have a car, valid driver license and be willing to travel to off-site locations to deliver programs as needed
•Move tables furniture, lift up to 20lbs
•Able to work a flexible schedule including night time and weekend hours.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Visitor Services Associate
Supervisor: Visitor Services Manager
Type:Part Time
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, keep track of demographics
•Verify current memberships for free admission including reciprocal programs
•Become knowledgeable of Museum’s programs, classes, camps, preschool, 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
•Promote birthday parties, classes, camps, preschool and other museum programs
•Process membership applications and enter information into Altru database
•Process, record, balance all cash, checks and credit card receipts
•Keep Admissions Desk, Concierge, Lobby and Shop YAA neat and clean
•Restock informational materials as needed
•Support Shop YAA 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

Skills & Qualifications
•Minimum High School diploma
•Office, reception and cash register experience
•Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office and Internet
•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 including weekend and evenings
•Pleasant, upbeat personality with a positive attitude

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Visitor Services Associate. 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.