Creative Futures Coordinator
Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT) is accepting applications for a qualified Creative Futures Coordinator. This position is critical to the effectiveness of the Arts Conservatory for Teens. The Coordinator is responsible for oversight and direction for our Young Creators’ Alliance, including support and coaching in the lanes of creative futures such as college and careers in the creative workforce. The position demands an organized, dynamic, and proficient professional to support an eclectic student body of various creative interests and pursuits (i.e., music, dance, film, etc.). The Coordinator focuses on curating a network of mentors, coaches, and volunteers, as well as internship opportunities, to help achieve the mission and goals of YCA and ACT. The Coordinator must demonstrate competency in deploying innovative youth development methodologies to create and cultivate a learning environment that supports student success. In addition, the coordinator will engage community partners and stakeholders to create mutual value and benefit. The Creative Futures Coordinator executes measurable, effective, and sustainable outreach strategies to fulfill ACT and service location collaborative efforts for the highest impact on our students, mainly advanced skill level students.
Service Population: Advanced skill students, primarily high school age
Service Period: Full-time Salaried Position (40 hrs per week)
Service Times: Year-round
Reports To: Director of Operations
Primary Service Impact:
● Implement weekly educational and entrepreneurial pre-professional training workshop curriculum with a focus on building character, academic remediation, career readiness, social entrepreneurship, financial literacy, mentorships/internships, and self-sufficiency.
● Coordinate the Arts Conservatory for Teens arts education services with the YCA to improve students’: (a) respect for themselves and others; (b) interpersonal and intrapersonal skills; (c) conflict resolution skills; (d) understanding of the value and benefits of good character traits; (e) reduction in student behavioral anomalies; and (f) exposure to arts and culture career opportunities (i.e., auditions, intensives, mentorships, internships).
● Recruit students from school guidance depts., probation officers, and the general community.
● Coordinate clinics, private lessons, masterclasses, local and virtual performances.
● Coordinate experiences to expose students to a variety of career opportunities.
● Maintain an active roster of students per quarter at each partner school through new software system.
● Use proven engagement techniques to foster inclusivity to participate in holistic learning opportunities.
● Coordinate with teaching-artists and students’ preparation for performances by scheduling rehearsals and venues/spaces.
● Coordinate transportation for activities/projects.
● Support the execution of a referral strategy, including school-based referral events and referral initiatives.
● Serve as liaison for students and parents, addressing any needs or concerns.
Job Type : Full-Time
Preferred Qualifications : ● Proven experience with working effectively with at-risk and high-risk youth and teens (middle and high school).
● A desire and passion for the youth development and teambuilding.
● Training and leadership experience and a thorough knowledge of youth development best practices,
● Work well under pressure and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
● Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
● Strong knowledge of Business Software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, etc.).
● Well-organized with a strong work ethic and “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
Minimum Educational Qualifications:
● Bachelor's Degree preferred in a related field.
Needed Availability/Scheduling : Varied hours based on availability for before and after school programming. Monday - Friday
Preferred Experience : ● Related or similar work experience.
● Experience working with youth/teens.
● Experience or knowledge of the Arts.
● Experience or knowledge of educational environments.
Type of Location : One location
The Location(s) (N/A if not applicable) : n/a
Pay/Salary : $55,000-$60,000
Employer contact information : Tonya Ruble-Richter, firstname.lastname@example.org; 727-214-2669
COVID-19 mask requirement? : No, we do not require employees to wear a face mask.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement? : No vaccine required