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
 VPK Lead Teacher
Supervisor: Early Childhood Manager
Type:Part Time, Hourly
Position Summary
The VPK Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for planning and implementing an early childhood program for the museum preschool. The VPK teacher will interact with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a respectful, positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner. Additional responsibilities include: exhibit, studio and storage area upkeep and the planning and staffing of special events on an as needed basis.

Responsibilities
• Develop curricula and write lesson plans in accordance with VPK standards for the museum preschool program
• Teach the museum preschool program
• Research and implement current appropriate practices in early childhood education
• Implement positive discipline techniques in the museum preschool program
• Maintain the museum preschool program classroom and playground cleanliness; conduct inventory and reorder materials with request form and prior approval from supervisor


Education: • BS in Early Childhood Education, Education, Art Education or Art; or a Florida CDAE with early childhood teaching 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 positive communication skills to deal with children, parents, volunteers and staff
• Experience developing and implementing curriculum with knowledge of VPK standards
• Ability to interact with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a respectful, positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner.
• Current first aid/cpr certification
• Team player with a can-do attitude


Experience
• VPK certification
• Early Childhood teaching Experience required

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: VPK Lead Teacher. No phone calls please.
 Marketing Assistant
Supervisor: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Type:Full-time, Salaried
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.

Responsibilities
Marketing
External
• 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

In-House
• 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

Advertising
• 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 Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or a 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


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

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: Marketing Assistant. No phone calls please.
Part Time
 Visitor Services Associate
Supervisor: Visitor Services Manager
Type:Part Time, Hourly
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.

Responsibilities
• 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: Minimum High School diploma

Skills & Qualifications
• 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


Experience
Office, reception and cash register experience

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: Visitor Services Associate. No phone calls please.
 Birthday Party Host – Museum Educator
Supervisor: Weekend Manager/School & Public Programs Mana
Type:Part Time, Hourly
Position Summary
This position is responsible for acting as host/hostess at birthday parties and on the floor assisting guests. 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.

Responsibilities
Party Host/Hostess Job Duties:
• Act as birthday party host/hostess
• Set up room for birthday party (i.e. paper tables, balloons, set up chairs, b-day sign, art activity set up)
• Interact with host family (confirming schedule, setting up food, collect film, etc.)
• Conduct art activity (i.e. pass out materials, explain project, help children with project, clean up)
• Interpret exhibits for guests
• Assist with serving of food and cake
• Assist guests up front with gifts and left over food
• Clean room (i.e. sweep, mop, wipe down counters)
• Set up for next party
• Take garbage out to dumpster

General Duties:
• Serve as an active member of the operations department (i.e. front desk knowledge, sell memberships, classes, camps and fieldtrips, general housekeeping and safety)
• Serve as an ambassador for the museum in the community
• Serve as a mentor to staff and volunteers on proper customer service
• Other duties as assigned


Skills & Qualifications
• Must be able to work all day both Saturdays AND Sundays.
• Strong customer service, communication and organizational skills.
• Must be detailed, accurate, professional, and possess excellent verbal communication skills.
• Positive and energetic attitude.
• Must enjoy working with diverse populations and age groups.


Experience
Working experience in the entertainment industry or educational organization.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: Birthday Party Host – Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Museum Educator
Supervisor: School and Public Programs Manager
Type:Hourly
Position Summary


Responsibilities
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). Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, theater, or a related field preferred.

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
Experience teaching art and/or community educational programs preferred
Experience teaching art and/or community educational programs preferred.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 ArtHouse Art Educator
Supervisor:
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.

Responsibilities
• 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
• 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 humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: ArtHouse Art Educator. No phone calls please.
 Volunteer Coordinator, PT to FT
Supervisor: Director of Operations
Type:PT
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.

Responsibilities
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, 75-100 per day on school vacation days
•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 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
•Develop and formalize intern program
•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

General Duties :
•Serve as an active member of the Operations department, attending meetings as necessary
•Serve as an ambassador for the Museum in the community
•Serve as a mentor to all volunteers
•Other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor’s 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
•Experience working with databases a plus
•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.


Experience
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.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to humanresources@youngatartmuseum.org. Subject line: Volunteer Coordinator, PT to FT. 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.



YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM IS A 501 (c) 3 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES
BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.