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.
 Director of Development
Supervisor: Executive Director
Position Summary
Young At Art Museum is seeking a strong fundraising professional to position the museum for continued success in corporate/foundation, membership, fundraising events and endowment building efforts. The Development Director will focus on increasing the donor base with assistance from the museum’s Board, Executive Director/CEO and Development Department staff, helping to build a culture of philanthropy at all levels. As part of the Museum Management Team, this professional will participate in institutional policy setting, fundraising implementation, fiscal oversight and relationship building, reporting directly to the Executive Director/CEO of the Museum.

Provide leadership at all levels to staff, volunteers and interns combined with hands-on management of the Development Department. The Director of Development will be expected to build his or her team to accomplish the annual and future capital fundraising goals.

Successfully participate in the Museum’s future capital campaign, under the guidance and in association with the Museum’s Executive Director/CEO, Board members, Campaign Cabinet and an outside consultant.

Successfully, manage and direct the Museum’s annual fundraising efforts, meeting the Museum’s budgetary goals from the various constituent pools. Provide guidance and direction to staff and volunteers to assist in the daily activities of these efforts.

Oversee all fundraising activities including proposal writing, prospect identification, database management/wealth screening, cultivation efforts, solicitations, gift acknowledgement and donor/sponsor recognition.

Work in concert with the Executive Director/CEO and Board members in increasing the Museum’s profile in the community including attending key events, meetings, and networking socials.

Provide professional direction and support to Board of Directors’ Development Committee and related Task Forces and Committees. Organize Trustee orientation and assist the Executive Director/CEO with Board meetings and other activities as requested. Actively participate in Board retreats, orientations, cultivation tours, solicitations, and related activities.

Education: Bachelor degree required; Master’s degree preferred. CFRE or equivalent certification/experience required. Knowledge of South Florida funders, donors, and media representatives are a plus.

Skills & Qualifications
Proven leadership in major gifts fundraising, including the management of staff and volunteers

Tangible experience in building the donor base with various constituent groups

Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage the interest of prospective major donors and initiating follow-up strategies

Prior experience in capital campaigns a plus

A minimum of seven (7) years of proven fundraising experience as well as management of professional staff is required.

Note: This position offers a competitive salary and an outstanding environment of highly accomplished staff professionals and passionate volunteer leaders.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Director of Development. 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.
 Early Childhood Art Educator
Supervisor: Art Institute Manager/ Preschool Director
Position Summary
This position is responsible for developing and implementing early childhood programs within the Art Institute including Mommy and Me classes, drop in workshops, winter/spring/summer and one day fun day camps and early childhood birthday parties. Assisting in Museum Preschool classroom, dealing with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner is essential.

Additional programs and tasks include:
Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of grant-funded early childhood programs and projects. 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. Early Childhood Art Educators should also be available to help in the development and implementation of other museum programs and tasks on as needed bases.

•Develop curricula and write lesson plans for early childhood art classes, early childhood workshops, camps and one day fun days Teach art classes, camps, one day fun days, parent’s night out camps, and museum preschool program
•Teach early childhood preschool classes, art classes, camps, one day fun days, birthday parties, workshops and other early childhood programs
•Maintain assigned areas, conduct inventory, reorder materials with request form prior approval from the Manager of the Art Institute and Museum Preschool
•Serve as exhibit interpreter and implement early childhood programs
•Implement positive discipline techniques in the museum preschool program
•Maintain the museum preschool program classroom and playground cleanliness.

Education: • At least a BA in Early Childhood Education, Education, Art Education or Art with early childhood 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 communication skills to interact with children, parents, volunteers and staff
•Experience developing and implementing curriculum
•Team player with a can-do attitude

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Early Childhood Art Educator. No phone calls please.
 Marketing Intern
Supervisor: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Type:Part-Time, Unpaid
Position Summary
The Marketing Intern serves as an active member of the Marketing & Development Department and assists with external & in-house marketing initiatives, advertising campaigns, graphic design, social media, public relations and other areas as assigned.

• 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: Marketing 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/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

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

•Retail experience is a plus

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Visitor Services Associate. 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.