Fields: youth, arts, education, culture, children
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
About the Organization: Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s (YA) mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. We envision a future in which all students have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning that nurtures creativity, cultural awareness, and the development of critical thinking and learning skills. We strive to remove the barriers to arts participation. Our goal is to reach every child in our region with the arts.
About the Position: The Arts Education Fellowship provides on the job learning and growth for an emerging arts administrator. Direct project work will offer experience in school-based arts education programming using professional teaching artists. Connection and collaboration with the YA staff and organization offers experience in the non-profit sector and in the inner workings of an established, leadership arts education organization. The Arts Education Fellow will coordinate and manage Young Audiences’ Adopt a School programming, primarily focusing on Trenton and areas of South Jersey. The Fellow will maintain relationships with educators, school leaders, and other program partners to plan and deliver programming for students and families. Participating schools have a history of working with Young Audiences and the Project Fellow will sustain positive relationships with all constituents. Fellow is part of the Education Department at Young Audiences and reports to and is mentored by the Arts Education Operations Director.
The ideal candidate is able to start in early October and commit to the fellowship through early June. A car and driver’s license and the ability to travel to schools within our service region of New Jersey and Eastern PA is required. Mileage is reimbursed. Ability to work during school hours is required. Additional learning experiences include the opportunity to: Participate in organization-wide efforts to assess quality and impact of programming; Opportunity to shadow YA staff including Development, Programming, Marketing and PR, and Education; Attend arts education convenings and networking opportunities.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: The successful candidate is highly motivated, mission focused and is comfortable taking initiative.
- Experience in education, arts education and/or arts administration
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively—both verbally and written—with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
- Due to this project’s focus in Trenton, experience working with urban school communities is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work fluidly with technology, experience with Salesforce is a plus.
- Inherent desire to set and achieve goals; persistent and consistent efforts are keys to success in this role
- Candidates from Trenton and the Trenton area strongly encouraged to apply.
- People of color and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Estimated Salary: $1,400/month for 20 hours/week, paid bi-monthly. This works out to ~$17.50/hour.