Fine Arts Coordinator Opening, Latin American Youth Center Art + Media House

April 14, 2010

Description: The role of the Fine Arts Coordinator is to facilitate arts (drawing, painting, mixed media, stencil art, graffiti, and mural arts) programming at the Art + Media House (AMH) in alignment with goals and objectives of the AMH, and to make opportunities available throughout LAYC/MMYC. The AMH provides youth with access to creative resources in an open and supportive environment; and facilitates opportunities for youth to foster leadership by developing their ability to creatively express ideas and communicate them with a wider audience. - Discover the power of their art. Programs at the AMH are growing, and we’re looking for a dynamic staff member who demonstrates a combination of 1) organization and resourcefulness, 2) aptitude for working with youth, and 3) the ability to foster youth development through the arts.  Full-time 40-hours/week plus benefits

Areas of Responsibility

Fine Art Coordination & Administration

  • Implement programmatic objectives for fiscal year
  • Develop, manage, and maintain communication with consultants, interns, and volunteers
  • Maintain Art program supply/materials budget
  • Develop methods of distribution and outlets for youth work

Fine Art Instruction

  • Provide art Instruction in assigned program at AMH
  • Coordinate one AMH wide workshop or fieldtrip per session
  • Monitor progress of participants throughout the course
  • Integration of art programming with an LAYC/MMYC programs and/or community partner

AMH Programming & Youth Development

  • Plan Core Curriculum and facilitate youth development workshops
  • Plan and facilitate youth theme related workshops
  • Develop Advanced Opportunities for youth
  • Refer youth to Promotores as necessary
  • Alleviating program gaps outlined in strategic plan
  • Implement recruitment plan for AMH program

AMH Administrative & Operations

  • Assist in the completion of narrative reports for funders, and provide necessary data for grant purposes
  • Complete monthly reports
  • Attend weekly AMH staff meetings
  • Monitor AMH facility needs

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in fine art, community art or related field; and 3-years of relevant experience desired

- Highly motivated, organized and task-driven

- Experience working with youth

- Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines

- Ability to manage projects independently

- Strong communication skills (writing and peer-to-peer communication)

- Ability to work and collaborate with others effectively

- Willingness and aptitude to acquire new skills and grow with organization

- Spanish fluency highly desired

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to the attention of Marie Moll, LAYC Art + Media House Director. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to marie@layc-dc.org