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Manhattan Youth Education Manager
Textile Arts Center


The Manhattan Youth Education Manager is a self-motivated, hands-on educator and administrator who leads the Youth Education program of our active Manhattan studio. This role involves full management of all major Manhattan youth programs, including After School (AS) classes during the school year, Mini Camp during School Breaks, and Summer Camp (SC) beginning in July. In addition to classroom teaching, the Youth Education Manager is the main administrative point of contact for all things Youth Programming in Manhattan.
The Youth Education Manager reports to the Director of Youth Programing, and manages a small team of Youth Education Interns throughout the calendar year, as well as a staff of 5+ counselors and other camp staff during the summer months. This role is best suited for someone who loves to build systems, keep things organized, and multi-task in a fast-paced, community environment.
The YEM is expected to provide responsive, high-quality customer service that enhances the general public’s understanding of TAC’s services and programs. The YEM will regularly respond to public inquiries made in person, online, and over the phone, working closely with other TAC staff to ensure the general public is informed about specific TAC classes, events, and programs. TAC students represent many diverse communities, abilities, geographies, and ages. Sensitivity towards a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and a willingness to listen to and support others, is crucial to this role.
After School daily schedule:
Monday – Thursday
12:00 arrive at TAC for admin, meet with director/staff meetings
1:00 prep & meet with interns 3:00 pick up children from school
3:30 arrive at TAC for snack, homework time 4:00 clean up, begin lesson
5:50 group clean up
6:00-6:15 speedy clean up for adult classes/ additional admin
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
General Operations and Program Management:
– Maintain and implement yearly Youth Programs Admin Calendar for the Manhattan location.
– Attend bi-weekly staff meeting and report on Manhattan enrollment progress, needs for support, as well as participation in outreach events
– Meet weekly with the Director of Youth Programs, as well as TAC Core Team as needed for support
– Provide valuable input on Strategic planning with TAC core team, especially as it relates to Youth Programming
– Maintain the cleanliness of youth program spaces during and after program happenings as well as Youth Program materials, including attending to garbage, storage and light sweeping.
– Work with Studio Manager and Directors in any studio improvements to be made
– Oversee sourcing of and budgets for youth materials for the Manhattan location, conducting weekly inventory checks to be sure materials are in supply
Staff Management:
The Manhattan Youth Education Manager (MYEM) Manages the hiring and training of a team of 1-2 interns each internship cycle, The MYEM aids in the interviewing and hiring of a full team of Youth Education Interns in both locations (4-6 per cycle)
Parent Correspondence:
– Maintain prompt and courteous communication with all parent questions as they pertain to any youth programming in Manhattan
– Manage correspondence with all parents regarding programmatic offerings year round, including a monthly digest to our full Manhattan database with current news
– Directly communicate with all current registrants about the beginning and ending of cycles as well as cycle dates, days with no programming and other offerings
– Oversee the implementation of Parent Packets and all forms therein for after school pick up
After school
– Directly manages the materials budget for all Youth Education Programs in Manhattan
– Teach 4 classes weekly (3 afterschool in Manhattan, 1 teen in Brooklyn)
– Create all curriculum and samples when applicable for classes taught weekly
– Coordinate and carry out pick up of registrants from area schools, communicating with schools when necessary
Mini Camps
– Create or oversee the creation of curriculum and samples for mini camp programming
– Teach all out of school programming during the school year for the Manhattan location Summer Camp
– Aid in the creation of Summer Camp “To Do” list and assist in implementing year round. Attend to all duties in summer camp prep calendar beginning in Mid March. (position workload increases by 10 hours a week at this time.)
– Attend to SC Budget during the prep season and actualize budget for Manhattan at the end of the season
– Aid in process for securing rental space for Manhattan’s off-site summer camp location. Manage process for Certificate of Occupancy for camp site.
– Aid in hiring all summer camp staff. Directly hire the staff for Manhattan and conduct the training for all SC staff with Director of Youth Programs
– Research, develop and create curriculum + sample projects for 6 weeks of summer camp programming
– Aid in sourcing inventory for Summer Camp materials. Purchase materials for Manhattan location directly
– Manage all summer camp materials kept in storage, creating inventories at the beginning and end of summer camp season
– Outfit summer camp location with necessary tools and materials for creating a mini TAC off-site, including but not limited to moving all TAC looms and materials to summer location, as well as set up and break down of summer location
– Oversee regular cleaning and organization of Camp off-site location – Organize weekly meetings with Manhattan summer staff.
– Fully manage and provide ongoing support and evaluation for all Manhattan Staff and Interns
– Management of all parent questions and concerns about Manhattan’s camp prior to and during camp
– Management and archiving of all camper forms including
+ Camp medical form
+ Digital media non-release
+ Paper signed forms for DMR and Waiver
– In charge of managing and maintaining all preparedness of Manhattan’s Schacht looms for after school classes, mini camps and summer camp (16 looms).
– In charge of managing and maintaining all preparedness of Cricket looms for all scheduled field trips and birthday parties in Manhattan (16 looms)
Marketing and Promotion
– Monthly communication with Manhattan Youth Programs full database with information about upcoming opportunities including mini camp and after school opportunities, early bird offers for Summer Camp and after school, notices of open houses as well as additional opportunities for engagement such as fairs and other outreach programs
– Distribute flyers to neighboring businesses and outside school areas when necessary to help aid in new registrations.
– Attend occasional outreach fairs (camp fairs, school event) to aid in the marketing of all our program offerings, especially for Manhattan parents
– Organize and staff all marketing events for Manhattan specific outreach
– Communicate regularly with social media manager regarding daily happenings in Manhattan Youth – – —-
Programming as well as any outreach opportunity to help foster new public interest in program, especially through photography and posts.
– Attend to photographing samples and in progress/classroom images of all Manhattan programs to help aid – Social Media Manager in marketing for Youth programming.
– Create a working archive (physical and digital) of projects created in Manhattan location.
Knowledge and Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in Art or Arts Education or equivalent experience (4 years in a directly relevant field)
– At least two years experience direct classroom management
– One year of staff supervision required – Proven skills and aptitude to excel in a customer-focused and results-driven environment
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to work well with others in a busy professional environment
– Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
– Demonstrated capacity to be reliable and highly productive
– Must be a proactive problem-solver, adaptive to a growing, changing organization
– Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
– Strong people-orientation, with demonstrated consensus-building and conflict resolution skills
– Demonstrated effectiveness and ability with public speaking
– Enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Textile Arts Center
– Experience working in an educational arts center / interest in textiles
– Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms – Proficiency on a Mac platform; website and database management experience
Salary + Benefits:
The hourly rate for this role is set at $20.00 per hour. The Youth Education Manager is entitled to paid time off, including vacation days and sick days. TAC is also closed during set holidays, including Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Break (usually 5 days), and Winter/Christmas Break (usually 2 weeks), Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July weekend All TAC staff have access to free adult classes and Open Studio use during the course of their employment.
Textile Arts Center seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Textile Arts Center are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply please send your resume, cover letter to Tell us why you want to be a part of this team, and why you think you’d be an ideal fit for this role. Please make sure the subject line reads “Manhattan Youth Education Manager” – {your full name}”

Date posted:

August 14, 2019

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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable