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We’re hiring! 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. 

Program Manager
$54,000 annually
32 hours/week
Reports to: Co-Directors of Arts Education
Desired start date: March 2023

Job Summary

The Program Manager will collaborate with the entire Arts Corps Programs Team for successful implementation across all programs. Comprehensive program management entails faculty placement and cultivation, 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, outreach and management of class enrollments, data tracking, and parent communications. This position is expected to coordinate and lead teaching artists and work with community partners while centering young people in the work.

Collaboration is at heart of the functionality of the Programs Team at Arts Corps. Successful candidates will both desire to, and excel at, collaborative models of work.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Track data and class enrollments for multiple in-school, after-school, and stand-alone programs
  • Manage teaching artist contracts and assistant agreements
  • Maintain database contact and bio information for all teaching artists and partners
  • Identify and place classroom assistants in collaboration with Programs Team
  • Sign off on paperwork requirements for teaching artist timesheet and other billings
  • Perform regular teaching artist observations and evaluations with support of Co-Directors of Arts Education
  • Schedule and facilitate quarterly teaching artist check-in meetings
  • Manage programs at multiple in-person teaching sites in the Puget Sound region
  • Support orientation and positive collaborations between TA’s, assistants and partners
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve classroom and curricular issues
  • Attend curriculum planning meetings 

General

  • Attend weekly and bi-weekly staff and programs team meetings
  • Attend weekly 1:1 meetings with one of the Co-Directors of Arts Education
  • Collaborate with Co-Directors of Arts Education and Programs Team on overall program direction strategy
  • Support Art n Soul, Spring Fundraiser, and other events as needed
  • Attend and collaborate with programs team on faculty professional development workshops and annual retreat
  • Represent Arts Corps at various conferences, seminars, forums
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Enthusiastic collaborator
  • Self-starter who can run with tasks and asks for help and guidance
  • Arts experience and/or love of arts and youth 
  • 3-5 years experience in youth programs (including youth supervision) and preferred specialized program areas such as youth arts, 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, and Google Suite
  • Proficiency in data collection, aggregation, and grant reporting a plus
  • Ability to travel in-person to sites in Seattle and South King County

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.

Compensation  

32 hours/week; salary:$54,000 per year. 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, and a personal professional development allotment 

To Apply: Send resume to heleya.debarros@artscorps.org by end of day February 17th, 2023, and include Arts Corps Program Manager in the subject line.