Full-Time Salary 40+ Hours
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.
BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
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
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 Experience
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Subject line: Community Initiatives Manager. No phone calls please.