Program Associate, Youth Education and Family Programs

Type of Position:   full time

Salary:   $45,000-$48,000

Job Type:    In-person, Hybrid

Application Post Date:   December 13, 2021

Application Deadline:   December 31, 2021

About Our Organization

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn’s creative future.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

Job Position Summary

BRIC seeks a Program Associate, to provide administrative and logistical support for youth and family programs, including school-based residency programs, family programs at BRIC House and the annual student exhibition.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Program Associate will be responsible for the following in addition to any other project as assigned by their manager, the Manager, Contemporary Art Education:

  • Purchasing, preparing, delivering/collection of art materials and media equipment for program use, supporting with inventory and materials/equipment management
  • Visiting program sites to conduct classroom observations, support instruction, take photo documentation, support culminating events and installation of projects
  • Support with professional development sessions for teaching artists, including preparing materials and PowerPoint presentations, researching topics and possible guest facilitators
  • Provide administrative support including program records, organizing materials and data for grant proposals and reports, collection and organization of teaching artists’ curriculum, photo documentation, student work samples, and other program materials, as needed
  • Assist with public family programming and department events at BRIC House and school-based family workshops
  • Support the coordination of annual student exhibition, including collection of student work in visual art and media, preparation of wall labels, preparation of media reels, and participation in overall curation and execution of exhibition
  • Assist on other special projects as determined by supervisor and Director of Department

You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:

  • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
  • Experience.
    • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience (1 to 3 years)
    • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to adapt communication approach to various stakeholders
    • Some teaching/ youth experience is required, the program coordinator may be called upon to lead BRIC House tours, assist with family events, and occasionally serve as a substitute teaching artist in schools and program sites
    • Knowledge and experience with various art materials and media equipment/ software
    • Some Adobe Photoshop/ design experience is a plus, ability to create simple flyers for programs and events
    • Some Adobe Premiere/ video and audio editing experience is a plus, ability to support with post-production of student projects
    • Cultural competency and prior experience working with diverse populations
    • Prior experience with Google Suite
    • Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
    • Collaborative, team-oriented
    • Some knowledge of NYC arts education landscape, an understanding of how nonprofits like BRIC work in public schools
  • Relationship Building: An emotionally intelligent, values and results-driven team player.
  • Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Brings experience operationalizing equity within the Education and Family Programs function.

Other Things to Know:

  • Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $45k-$48k.
  • Status and location: This is a full-time, exempt role based in our Brooklyn office.
  • Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, gym membership discounts, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more. BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting on the first of the month after 2 months of employment.
  • Mission & Values: BRIC is committed to building Brooklyn’s creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.

How to Apply

BRIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.