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
 Volunteer Coordinator
Supervisor: Director of Operations & Visitor Services
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.

• 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
• 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 of up to 200 teens 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
• 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
• 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 - Must work Saturdays, Sundays and some evening events.

• 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 Subject line: Volunteer Coordinator. No phone calls please.
 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.
Part Time
 Weekend Manager
Supervisor: Director of Operations & Visitor Services
Position Summary
This position is responsible for supervising weekend floor operations including implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the safety, cleanliness and highest quality visitor service experience as well as the supervision of weekend floor staff, birthday party staff and volunteer staff.

Job Duties:
Supervise and train floor staff, birthday party staff and volunteers on the Museum floor
Devise and maintain schedules for the floor staff, birthday party staff and volunteers (i.e. lunch breaks, floor and workshop coverage)
Serve as main contact for customer inquires and/or complaints on the floor and birthday parties
Participate in the evaluation of the floor staff, birthday party staff and volunteers
Assist in the execution of workshops and special projects
Assist with housekeeping operations including standards of cleanliness
Ensure adequate supplies for all weekend floor activities and birthday parties
Serve as chief customer service quality control officer on weekends

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 the proper customer service
Other duties as assigned

Education: B.A., B.S. preferred

Skills & Qualifications
 Team player with a “can do” attitude
 Strong communication and organizational skills necessary
 Superior customer service skills required
 Strong skills in dealing with children and adults
 Must be able to commit to weekends and some weekday/Evening hours

Prior hands-on museum experience strongly preferred
Prior supervision of staff and volunteers
Customer Service experience required

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Weekend Manager. No phone calls please.
 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.

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.