Urban ArtWorks seeks Youth Program Specialist

Urban ArtWorks seeks Youth Program Specialist

Employment status: Part-time (20 hrs./week)
Location: Seattle, WA
Reports to: Program Manager
Work schedule: M-F – some evenings and weekends required
Pay: $23 – $25 per hour – DOE
Closing – Until filled

Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage youth and communities in the creation of public art that inspires connections and honors their voices. Through our arts-based youth employment programs, community projects, and public art installations, our professional teaching artists facilitate opportunities for all people to have access to the transformative power of creating public art.

We are strongest when we embrace the creativity and diversity of the community we serve and believe that our deep commitment to cultural and racial equity is an investment in our mission and shared future. Urban ArtWorks is looking for someone who would be passionate about fostering our values of connection, anti-racism, expression, belonging, and integrity.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Developing participant communication strategies including: recruiting new youth participants, electronic, in-person, and phone communications
  • Co-facilitate youth interviews and notify youth who have been selected to participate.
  • Make site visits to program locations to support with Teaching Artist supervision and modeling program activities when needed
  • Meet with the Program Manager regularly to discuss upcoming projects, tasks, etc.
  • Use Asana to manage youth programs and projects
  • Complete onboarding tasks for contracted Teaching Artists such as co-facilitating trainings, managing timesheets, supply pick-up/drop-off, etc
  • Complete onboarding tasks for youth such as collecting their paperwork, sharing pre/post surveys, and entering data into a spreadsheet
  • Participate in off-site field trips with youth as an extra adult for walking/public transit when needed
  • Support Program Manager in curriculum development when needed
  • Coordinate end of program celebrations with Program Manager and Teaching Artists
  • Responsive to the changing needs of our teaching artists and youth in our community
  • Participate in meetings with community partners and Teaching Artists as needed
  • Additional tasks as necessary inclusive of: participating in all-staff and program-staff meetings, collaborating on day-of tasks for youth program and community participation related events, maintaining/organizing youth program supplies and studio space, supporting community events, cultivating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for participants, teaching artists, community partners, and programmatic volunteers

Competitive candidates will possess:

  • A belief system aligned with Urban ArtWorks’ values, vision, and mission
  • A commitment to helping Urban ArtWorks become an anti-racist organization
  • Experience working for a community-based arts or youth development organization preferred
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating the logistics of a youth development program
  • Experience or interest in developing and/or teaching arts-based curricula
  • Experience with the visual arts or theatre facilitation techniques
  • Experience nurturing community-based partnerships
    Knowledge of Seattle’s public art scene
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple programs simultaneously
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills in standard software Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to use a variety of social media tools including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • A self-motivated work ethic and an interest in learning and growing within the position and the organization
  • Access to a vehicle to help transport supplies and visit program sites

What We Offer
Hourly pay range $23 – $25, 40 hours paid vacation, 40 hours of paid holiday time, Sick and Safe leave, flexible, fun, and rewarding work environment.

Urban ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC and LGBTQIA folx strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hello@urbanartworks.org with “Program Specialist” in the subject line.