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
 Exhibits & Facilities Technician
Position Summary
The Exhibits & Facilities Technician ensures that all exhibit components and environments are clean, safe, in good working order, well cared for and repaired in a safe, timely, and aesthetically functional way. The Exhibits & Facilities Technician oversees and responds to daily cleaning and maintenance needs of exhibits and the museum grounds. This is a physically active role that requires a combination of technical expertise in woodworking, painting, electro-mechanical systems, metalwork, artistry, and general fabrication. Good communication, problem solving, multitasking, judgment, patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor are essential in this role. The Exhibits & Facilities Technician supports building operations, coordinates the maintenance of technical and janitorial contractors, and works closely with all administrative departments to address satisfaction issues and personify a cohesive organizational voice. The Exhibits & Facilities Technician will work closes with the Exhibits Team on the installation and de-installation of in-house and traveling exhibits.

•Daily safety and cleanliness checks, making needed repairs, upkeep and cleaning of exhibits, building, and grounds before the museum opens to the public using professional techniques
•Develops and maintains a regimen of daily, weekly, and monthly exhibit upkeep including but not limited to cleaning various surfaces and components, ordering and replacement of worn parts for exhibits and equipment, and recommending appropriate equipment purchases and maintenance as necessary
•Works within an established exhibit and facility budget
•Assurance of a safe site for children and families, staff, and volunteers
•Oversee Janitorial staff and some Janitorial duties as needed
•Meets with Director of Operations & Exhibits regularly to evaluate exhibits and plans, and initiates exhibit improvement and upgrades
•Assist with Installation and de-installation of in-house and traveling exhibits
•Keeps staff informed of maintenance scheduling changes and exhibit closures or repairs that impact the public
•Maintains a current and continuous inventory of departmental maintenance equipment
•Schedules and coordinates janitorial, HVAC, landscaping, equipment inspection, large scale annual cleaning efforts with staff, and exhibit installation and de-installation
•Be knowledgeable of best practices and emergency plans
•Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications
•Proficiency with basic hand and power tools
•1-3 years of experience in woodworking, carpentry, electro-mechanical systems, and metalwork
•Ability to diagnose, problem solve, service, and repair various equipment
•Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
•Knowledgeable of various materials and mixed media fabrication techniques
•Strong organizational skills; ability to schedule appointments with multiple maintenance contractors
•Demonstrated ability to communicate and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals
•Responsive to phone calls, texts, and emails
•Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams to solve problems creatively
•Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift and transport 50 lbs, climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity
•Demonstrated safety in the workplace; knowledge of OSHA practices
•Thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of job responsibilities and demands
•Friendly, outgoing personality and must enjoy working with young adults, children, and families in public spaces
•Occasional weekend and evening work required
•Experience working with children preferred
•Art handling experience a plus

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Exhibits & Facilities Technician. No phone calls please.
 Museum Custodian
Supervisor: Operations & Exhibits Manager
Position Summary
The Museum Custodian ensures that the building and grounds are well maintained and kept in excellent condition. This individual is responsible for cleaning offices, common areas, restrooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces including the exhibition galleries, courtyard and patios. Daily tasks will include dusting, emptying waste containers, cleaning glass, cleaning a variety of floor surfaces, and ensuring restrooms are clean and stocked. Weekly and monthly duties will include cleaning, dusting and vacuuming of baseboards, ledges, high-reach areas, spot cleaning floors and walls, washing carpet mats and cleaning other areas as needed.

Daily Duties
•Clean and maintain facilities according to prescribed procedures.
•Sweep, mop, scrub, and/or vacuum floors.
•Gather and empty trash.
•Restock toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, and other supplies.
•Clean and sanitize sinks, counters, and restroom fixtures including toilet bowls, toilet seats, and urinals.
•Clean or polish windows, building fixtures, walls and ceilings.
•Dust furniture, equipment, and museum exhibits.
•Clean walkways, parking lots, and entrances.
•Notify Exhibits & Facilities Tech of need to order materials/supplies, need for major repairs, or additions to building operating systems.
•Promptly respond to spills and other accidents.

Weekly and Monthly Duties
•Dust window ledges, tops of partitions and other low reach areas.
•Remove spots from carpeted areas.
•Dust high reach areas including shelves, ledges, vents, and HVAC grills.
•Dust all blinds.
•Remove cobwebs.
•Clean baseboards, carpet edges and corners.
•Department Support
•Assist with special events as needed.

General Duties
The responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical to the position. Young At Art reserves the right to revise or change position duties and responsibilities as necessary to accommodate changing organizational needs.

Education: •High school diploma or GED; required •Minimum age of 18 years at time of hire.

Skills & Qualifications
Technical Skills
•Basic knowledge of cleaning methods, products and equipment

Additional Qualifications
•Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
•Independent learner capable of developing skills in new tool usage
•Excellent problem solving and communication skills
•Commitment to the Young At Art’s mission

•Able to stand, walk, and crouch for extended periods of time
•Able to lift up to 40 lbs overhead regularly and occasionally 60 lbs
•Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation required

•Two years of prior experience in building maintenance, preferably in a commercial building or similar setting

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Custodian. No phone calls please.
 Art Institute Coordinator
Supervisor: Art Institute Manager
Position Summary
Position Summary:
Responsible for developing and implementing a strong visual arts education curriculum and ensuring that the curriculum serves as the foundation for all programming in the Young At Art Institute, museum galleries, public programs, school tours and outreach.

Develop and coordinate an annual program plan for children, teens, adults and seniors through the Young At Art Institute, including but not limited to the development of curriculum and materials for art studio classes, camps, workshops, artist demonstrations, children’s festival, night at the museum and parent/child programs
Assist in training, scheduling, and evaluating Art Educators within the Education Department to ensure program quality and audience satisfaction
Help Monitor Art Institute budget with the understanding of meeting or exceeding the established income goal while adhering to projected expenses
Work with the YAA Institute Manager to develop new educational initiatives and strategies to reach new audiences and increase education revenues for the Young At Art Institute through fee-based programs, grants and donor sponsorships
Assist with developing, implementing, staffing and overseeing the re-establishment of the museum’s Children’s Festival of the Arts
Work closely with Reservations staff to ensure they are trained in the proper selling of all programs related to the Art Institute
Assist in creating marketing materials related to Art Institute programming

Education: B.A. or higher in Fine Arts, Art Education or other related field

Skills & Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge and experience using a variety of artistic media and tools including potter’s wheel, kilns, dark room photography, printing techniques, etc.
Experience with developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating visual arts-based programs for children, teens, adults and seniors in a museum or other informal/formal setting
Exceptional time management, problem-solving/resolution and decision-making skills
Ability to plan innovative programs, write curriculum and handle multiple tasks
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
Strong written, computer and desktop publishing skills
Use of digital media as part of the museum’s educational program strategy
Self motivated with an ability to lead others
Ability to work flexible schedule to include special events, weekends and evenings

A minimum of 3 years experience working in a museum or other educational setting. Experience developing art-related programs for children and families. Prior supervisory experience necessary

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Art Institute Coordinator. No phone calls please.
Part Time
 Museum Educator
Supervisor: Manager of School and Public Programs/Weekend
Type:Education/Visitor Services
Position Summary
Museum Educators (ME) work in the exhibition galleries greeting visitors and engaging them in educational activities and conversations. MEs are also the face of Young At Art (YAA) and must act accordingly. They are required to be familiar with all aspects of the how the exhibits work and the principals behind them. They assist guests as they use the exhibits, encourage visitors to experiment and explore, and provide answers to questions. They also serve in a preventative role to ensure that the exhibits are being used and treated properly and that all patrons are using them in a safe manner. Conduct tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special event programming, exhibits, birthday parties, floor, and other special events as needed.

•Conduct tours, workshops, parties, and other programs assigned
•Open and close Museum exhibits
•Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum exhibit supplies
•Greet and assist all visitors
•Attend and team meetings and learn new activities and exhibitions on a regular basis
•Provide excellent customer service, group introductions, and general visitor information
•Actively seek out and engage visitors in conversation, exploration and experimentation when in the galleries
•Must be available to work on both Saturdays and Sundays in addition to weekday hours
•Additional shifts may be temporarily added through mutual agreement

Skills & Qualifications
•Strong experience working within the educational, museum and/or non-profit fields
•Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
•Move tables, furniture, lift up to 25lbs and use basic hand tools
•Positive and energetic attitude
•Must be able to work with diverse populations and age groups

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Volunteer Coordination Intern
Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator
Type:Part-Time, Unpaid
Position Summary
The Volunteer Coordination Intern serves as an active member of the Volunteer and Internship Department and assists with external & in-house marketing initiatives, advertising campaigns, graphic design, social media, public relations and other areas to help recruit volunteers and interns and to gain awareness for the volunteer and internship program.

• Maintain online event calendar
• Submit web site edits as-needed
• Attend community outreaches as a marketing representative
• Update mailing & e-mail distribution lists
• Maintain, update and organize photo library for easy access
• Maintain display of marketing materials in museum lobby
• Prepare marketing kits for external community outreach events
• Develop monthly schedule of messages for museum marquee sign
• Assist with content creation for Museum accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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
• Forward media hits that post via social media
• Proofread, edit and provide relevant content for press releases and monthly calendar listings
• Maintain clippings of advertising placements

Education: Bachelor\\\'s Degree in-progress in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or similar field

Skills & Qualifications
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)
• 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 plus, preferably in a museum or other not-for-profit
• Must be proficient in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram content creations for business use

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

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Volunteer Coordination Intern. No phone calls please.
 Birthday Party Host
Supervisor: School & Public Programs Manager/Party Coordi
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.

•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
•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
•Working experience in the entertainment industry or educational organization.
•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.
•Must be able to work on weekends, both Saturdays and Sundays.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Birthday Party Host. No phone calls please.
 Visitor Services Associate
Supervisor: Reservations 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, 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.
 ArtREACH Assistant Teacher
Supervisor: Young At Art Institute Manager
Position Summary
ArtREACH Program: (Reconnecting & Educating Adolescents through Creativity & Hope)
A project for children residing at Broward County Homeless Shelters. To provide a safe, fun, and educational art & homework after-school program to improve the quality of life for homeless families through creativity, hope and joy.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for assisting in the teaching and administration of the ArtREACH program at our offsite facilities. This includes helping in the planning and implementing art of curriculum and events with students in the classroom and at offsite locations, and fostering positive relationships with ArtREACH children, parents, and partner organizations. This position reports directly to the YAA Institute Manager

Job Responsibilities:
•Supervise ArtREACH children.
•Escort children from the school bus safely to the classroom.
•Assist in planning and implementing art curriculum.
•Assist in planning and implementing ArtREACH programs and events, including ArtREACH Family Workshops, ArtREACH Holiday Party, Children’s Festival of the Arts, End-Of-the-Year Art Show, ArtREACH Field Trips, ArtREACH partners’ meetings, and any other ArtREACH related events and programs
•Create examples, research artists and artistic styles, used as teaching tools for classes, school and community outreach, and special events as needed
•Assist in managing and resolving students’ special social and behavioral needs with the case managers, parents, and schools
•Help in planning ArtREACH teacher meetings, workshops, special museum events, etc.
•Assist in ordering and managing all supplies for the ArtREACH sites
•Assist in operations of the Young At Art Museum as needed
•Assist with additional educational programs ie: classes, camps, fieldtrips, outreaches, birthdays, etc. as needed.

General Duties:
•Serve as an active member of the education department
•Serve as an ambassador for the museum in the community
•Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications
•Experience teaching art and/or community educational programs preferred.
•Understanding of child development preferred
•Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
•Experience in presenting material to diverse audiences
•Experience addressing the needs of parents and young children of diverse ethnic, race and/or socioeconomic backgrounds
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Team player with a positive, energetic attitude

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: ArtREACH Assistant Teacher. 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.