Youth Programs Coordinator

Type of Position:   Full-Time

Salary:   $22.08 - $23.77 per hour

Job Type:    Hybrid

Application Post Date:   December 20, 2021

Application Deadline:   January 30, 2022

About Our Organization

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

Job Position Summary

The Queens Museum seeks an energetic and well-organized Youth Programs Coordinator with a passion for engaging diverse young audiences of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities through a vibrant range of learning experiences and encounters with art and culture. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Youth Coordinator works directly with the Director of Education to shape and implement the Young Leaders Art and Social Justice Institute, a series of art and cultural sessions, leadership workshops, community service projects, and education seminars embedded in art and social justice, civic engagement, and activism for teens and young people.

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented team players with strong administrative and interpersonal skills, well-versed in contemporary art practice, and committed to the connection between art, learning and movements for social justice. This position offers significant opportunities for professional development and creative collaboration across the NYC arts and culture sector.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Education to design and implement the Young Leaders Art & Social Justice Institute for teens and young people
  • Oversee outreach to recruit teen program participants in collaboration with community and school partners, to grow our teen audiences through best practices in the sector
  • Facilitate teen activities and youth work assignments, ensuring positive youth experience
  • Promote and expand teen participation, engagement and leadership at the Museum through connection other programs events, partnerships and other initiatives
  • Manage a teen leadership advisory council (which will organize and coordinate focus groups and visioning sessions to discuss youth programming, identify organizing strategies, provide feedback, and recommend improvements)
  • Facilitate communication within the team and serves as a point person to others across the Institute;
  • Cultivate key relationships with high schools, community organizations, fellow teen programs
  • Collect documentation to evaluate and assess teen and young adult programs
  • Works with teaching artists, educators, community leaders and activists to design curriculum for workshops, seminars and classes
  • Work with the Communications team to develop and maintain social media channels the YLASJI and other teen programs
  • Works with the Community Organizer to develop community service projects for the YLASJI
  • Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting.
  • Order supplies for all teen and young adult programs, events and workshops
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.

While this list may represent the initial or primary responsibilities of the role, this list may not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions

How to Apply

Apply through the QM’s online careers portal

Submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume outlining previous work experience. The QM is accepting applications for the Youth Programs Coordinator position through Sunday, January 30, 2022. Applications are due at 11:59 PM on January 30, 2021. Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only complete applications including a cover letter will be considered for interview. Late applications will not be considered for this position.

Candidates selected for interview will meet with the QM’s hiring committee on the following dates: Introductory interview via Zoom video conference: Friday, February 4, 2022 Final interview (onsite at the QM): Thursday, February 10, 2022 Anticipated start of work: Week of February, 14, 2022 Please note: only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.