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Programs Associate – Professional Development & School Programs (Full-Time)
Center for Arts Education



The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is committed to ensuring that all New York City public school students receive quality arts instruction as part of their pre-K–12 education.

Founded in 1996, CAE makes important and unique contributions to advancing equitable and quality arts learning through rigorous implementation of a comprehensive suite of programs: direct services for students in and out of school time; professional development for educators, teaching artists and school leaders; arts education research and dissemination of model programs; and advocacy and public engagement initiatives for the general public, school communities and policy makers.

Programs Associate

We are seeking a Programs Associate to provide administrative support for our Career Development and other instructional and research programs. We seek a creative, detail-oriented, and self-motivated person to join the Teaching & Learning team.

Employment Classification: Permanent, Full-Time
Reports to: Director of Teaching & Learning
Schedule/Hours: Weekdays, 35-hour work week, up to one-hour unpaid lunch. Occasional evenings and weekends
Start Date: Immediate
Supervises: Interns and Teaching Artists as required
Salary: Commensurate with experience, starting at $42,000 per year with comprehensive benefits, vacation and retirement plan


  • Coordinate and administer school-based programming, including placing teaching artists and maintaining relationships with school partners
  • Track teaching artist payroll for designated programs
  • Assist with administration of CAE’s federally-funded professional development initiatives:
    • Contribute to planning of professional development workshops and end of year student exhibition, including coordination of day-of logistics and documentation
    • Contribute to tracking of program budget and expenditures in coordination with Associate Programs Manager
    • Track teaching artists on-site support visits and residency paperwork
    • Assist with technology component of professional development initiatives
  • Assist with administration and facilitation of CAE’s Career Development Program (CDP):
    • Contribute to planning and implementation of CDP curriculum
    • Track student paperwork including applications, schedules, and payments
    • Assist with coordination of MetroCards, food, and other materials for the program o Assist with communication with students, schools, and worksites
  • Assist with creation of Teaching and Learning promotional materials
  • Assist with research data collection, recording and processing
  • Contribute to grant applications and reports in collaboration with Development Department

Qualifications and Skills

  • Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. in education, arts education, non-profit management, or a related field
  • Two or more years of administrative experience (preferably in an education, arts education, or non-profit setting)
  • Excellent organization skills and a strong focus on detail and accuracy of work
  • A strong interest in youth development (experience with Creative Youth Development preferred)
  • Experience prioritizing work and handling several tasks at one time
  • Ability to write well and in a variety of formats, from reports to marketing materials
  • A positive and professional demeanor with the ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Experience working with New York City Public schools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, CRM, and/or research databases a plus
  • Fluency in more than one language a plus

To Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three recent references to, with Programs Associate Job Applicant in the subject line. CAE will contact only those applicants invited to interview.

CAE is an equal opportunity employer.

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NYC AiE Roundtable