Arts Corps seeks Program Manager

Arts Corps Seeks Program Manager

Why work at Arts Corps?

Arts Corps is revolutionizing arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences. We work toward a world where barriers to arts education no longer exist and all young people can creatively lead the transformation of schools, neighborhoods, and beyond.

Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our arts integration, out-of-school arts and teen leadership programs, youth in our programs experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, take risks, persist, and achieve.

Arts Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. Our work has a strong center in equity and liberation, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue about how intersecting systems of oppression impact our work and the communities we are part of.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board, and volunteers. We look forward to finding the next member of our extended Arts Corps family.

Job Summary

The Program Manager will be responsible for handling all aspects of our LIT (Learning Immersive Technology) program operations as well as a handful of after-school program partner sites. Comprehensive LIT management entails initial curriculum planning with LIT Teaching Team and Youth, outreach for youth registration of school-break intensives, outreach and booking of guest panelists, field trips, and program partners, grant reporting. For after-school sites managing partner orientations and check-ins, faculty supervision, classroom assistant supervision, faculty communication/support, social/cultural aspects of youth across program sites, oversight of faculty payroll process in collaboration with Program Operations Manager, and accurate quarterly data collection and reporting in collaboration with our partner sites. This position is expected to coordinate and lead teaching artists and work with community partners while centering young people in the work.

Key Responsibilities

Learning Immersive Technology

  • Provide strategic leadership for LIT Program
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Arts Education, faculty, school partners, and community partners to bring vision and implementation of program to fruition
  • Communicate effectively with youth, program partners, and community
  • Manage outreach to recruit youth for LIT intensives with a focus on femme identified BIPOC youth
  • Book guest artists, panelists, industry professionals for showcases and more
  • Manage monthly Hackathons; outreach, planning with faculty and youth mentors
  • Act as a mentor and guide to youth interns
  • Facilitate curriculum meetings and development of LIT intensive curriculums
  • Manage data collection for grant reporting
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve classroom and curricular issues

After-School Management

  • Negotiate and manage teaching artist contracts and assistant agreements
  • Maintain database contact and bio information for all teaching artists
  • Identify and place classroom assistants
  • Sign off on paperwork requirements for teaching artist timesheet and other billings
  • Perform regular teaching artist observations and evaluations with support of Director of Arts Education
  • Collaborate on quarterly teaching artist check-in meetings, professional development workshops and annual retreat
  • Manage after school programs at 6 sites in the Highline School District
  • Support orientation and positive collaborations between TA’s, assistants and partners
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve classroom and curricular issues



  • Collaborate with Director of Arts Education and Programs Team on overall program direction strategy
  • Support Showcase, Festa, and other events as needed
  • Represent Arts Corps at various conferences, seminars, forums
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Self-starter who can work independently and in various working groups
  • Arts, media, communications, or equivalent experience or education in a related field
  • 3-5 years experience in youth programs (including youth supervision) and preferred specialized program areas such as youth media, youth leadership development and group work; or commensurate combination of experience and education.
  • Experience working with gender non-conforming youth and communities of color
  • Experience teaching in traditional and non-traditional settings including remote learning via Zoom, Teams, and other platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience providing mentorship
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in coding a plus

We’re more interested in working with phenomenal people than in lists of qualifications. If you don’t tick all the boxes, but you believe you’re the right fit for our team, that’s okay. We still want to hear from you.


 Generous benefits package including: medical, dental, vision insurance coverage or the choice of a pro-rated stipend; 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a solid fit for Arts Corps to by end of day November 10th, 2020. Please include Arts Corps “Program Manager” in the subject line.