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
 Early Childhood Manager & Preschool Director
Type:Full Time, Salaried
Position Summary
Responsible for oversight and implementation of age-appropriate educational experiences that address the developmental needs of young children from birth to age 5, as well as the needs of their families and caregivers.

 Administer/oversee the YAA Preschool classrooms including VPK (maximum enrollment: 37), hire staff, tour and enroll prospective preschool clients, maintain file system for children enrolled and evaluate program, children and staff

 Oversee early childhood content of museum programs designed for young children and their families/caregivers including programs and areas within the museum’s early childhood WonderScapes Gallery

 Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of grant-funded early childhood programs and projects

 Research appropriate books, videos, materials, supplies and other resources and purchase these materials for use in all early childhood programs

 Develop and implement curriculum in the YAA Preschool classrooms based on current developmental standards, as well as VPK standards

 Assist in the administration and compilation of assessment based student portfolios and VPK standards assessments

 Stay current on trends and educational innovations in the field of early childhood education, whether through research or involvement with local initiatives, committees or associations

 Monitor the early childhood program budget with the understanding of meeting or exceeding the established income goal while adhering to projected expenses

 Assist in creating marketing materials related to early childhood education programs

Adhere to all BCCCLE policies and procedures necessary to maintain current license

Adhere to all VPK policies and procedures necessary to maintain current license

Education: B.A. or higher in Early Childhood Education or other related field

Skills & Qualifications
Director Credential
VPK Director Endorsement
VPK Instructor Credential
Knowledge of educational and developmental theories of early childhood
Ability to plan innovative programs, write curriculum and handle multiple tasks
Exceptional creativity, communication and relationship building skills
Strong written, computer and desktop publishing skills
Strong administrative, staff management and budgeting capabilities
Ability to develop and implement an evaluation plan that qualitatively and quantitatively measures program outcomes as well as keeps within targeted revenues and expenses
Use of digital media as part of the museum’s educational program strategy

Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a museum or other educational setting. Experience administering programs for children and families. Prior supervisory experience necessary.
Experience with developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating developmentally appropriate
programming for young children

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Early Childhood Manager & Preschool Director. No phone calls please.
 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.

• 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

• VPK certification
• Early Childhood teaching Experience required

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: VPK Lead Teacher. No phone calls please.
 Director of Development
Supervisor: CEO/Executive DIrector
Type:Full-time Salaried
Position Summary
Responsible for the successful planning, development, implementation and management of all fundraising, marketing, membership and special events conducted for the benefit of Young At Art Museum, consistent with the mission of the institution.

 Manage and direct the Museum’s annual fund, meeting the Museum’s budgetary goals from donor sources including foundation, corporate, individual and government grants; membership; auxiliary; planned giving; endowment; direct mail; special events; and general contributions.

 Manage and direct the conclusion of the Museum’s capital campaign, under the guidance and in association with the Museum’s President/CEO, Trustees and outside consultant.

 Manage and direct the Museum’s marketing and public relations program, enhancing attendance and audience awareness of Museum exhibits, programs and events and maximizing earned revenue based programs. Responsible for developing and managing special events, promotional opportunities, published materials, and social media targeted to both members and the general public.

 Manage, train, motivate and supervise the development and marketing staff and volunteers in all fundraising activities, write proposals and maintain accurate and appropriate gift and research records.

 Coordinate the Museum’s overall public advocacy efforts.

 Work with the President/CEO and Trustees in raising the Museum’s profile in the community.

 Participate in institutional policy setting, program implementation, fiscal oversight and program evaluation as part of Museum Management Team.

 Provide staff support to Board of Directors’ Development Committee. Organize Trustee orientation and assist President with Trustee meetings and other activities as required.

 Manage staff of approximately seven (7) development and marketing professionals.

Education:  B.A. or B.S. degree required.

Skills & Qualifications
 Strong interpersonal skills and appreciation of the Museum’s mission
 Excellent planning and organizational skills
 Ability to motivate both staff and volunteers
 Ability to effectively and professionally represent Museum to potential donors
 Strong oral and written communication capabilities, including proposal writing
 Ability to develop and implement creative fundraising strategies to advance the Museum’s profile in the community and maximize the Museum’s resource development efforts

A minimum of five (5) years experience as well as management of professional staff for non-profit institutions. Proven record of success essential.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Director of Development. 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.

• 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

Office, reception and cash register experience

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to 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.

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.

Working experience in the entertainment industry or educational organization.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Birthday Party Host – 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.