I seek to fill two full-time paid positions at The Art of Expression:Assistant Director for Youth Programs:
This position oversees all activities designed for those under 18 years old, including Youth Art Camps, children's art classes, and the Artistic Apprentice program. We also aim to expand our programming for children in the coming year, so the ideal candidate will have a creative soul and an enterprising spirit in addition to experience in managing multiple activities simultaneously. Knowledge and skills of the artistic, educational, and organizational varieties are appreciated. The Assistant Director for Youth Programs reports to the Director and supervises a variety of part-time staff. Assistant to the Director:
This position is largely administrative, requiring excellent organizational skills and occasional diplomacy to assist the Director in prioritizing and managing their frequently daunting workload. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with technology, as the Acting Director is not, and be proficient in keeping notes and taking messages. An interest in art of some kind will be helpful, but is not necessarily required.
The Art of Expression is also in need of:
- Part-time instructors in specific art forms. As the center grows and becomes more involved in the community, so too does demand for opportunities to learn. Instructors in musical instruments and sculpture are particularly sought, but I would like to generally expand our list of artists who might be willing to share their craft with children or adults.
- Established artists willing to participate in the Artistic Apprentice program for teenagers. This usually requires a minimum of 1-3 hours per week of working one-on-one with a young person (age 14 to 18) with a serious interest in your art form. This is by nature a small and very focused program, working with young people who have base skills and want to refine them and explore the possibilities of professional artistry in the future.