We’re Hiring: Art and Music Program Coordinator — HIRED!
February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023
***UPDATE — HIRED!***
We’re hiring an Art and Music Program Coordinator who enjoys working with young people and sharing a love of art with them. The selected candidate will be a creative thinker and organizer with a background and proficiency in working with youth, the visual arts, gallery curation, and community partnerships. This position requires working on-site 4-5 days a week.
This versatile, creative, proactive, and collaborative person is responsible for working directly with youth as a mentor in helping them navigate systems to aid in transitioning out of homelessness; creating art-based programmatic workshops and activities; working closely with program volunteers and guest artists; maintaining and procuring art supplies; curating the gallery; representing p:ear in the community at events and trainings; and furthering p:ear’s mission by building meaningful and healthy relationships with youth, volunteers, donors, and community members. This position requires 3-4 days a week of direct service with youth and staff on the floor during open hours of Safe Space operations, while simultaneously balancing daily administrative duties.
The Art and Music Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with all staff, and reports directly to the Program Director.
View the full job description here.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and answers as PDFs to the questions in lieu of a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Art and Music Program Coordinator” in the subject line. The job will remain open until full. Email only, no phone calls, please – phone calls will not be returned.
1. How will you use p:ear’s equity statement (see below) – to further advance equity within the Art and Music Program Coordinator position?
Please provide specific examples.
2. Describe your experience visioning, building, and leading art and music-based programs. Please provide examples.
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We believe in the young people at p:ear and in their unique, creative and powerful place in our community. In order to help youth live healthy and meaningful lives, p:ear must combat the structural and institutional systems and personal attitudes and behaviors that exist to create and perpetuate racial, social, economic inequities in our community.
p:ear respects and celebrates the diversity, creativity and strength of the p:ear community. Equity and inclusion are a priority across all parts of our organization from programs to administration to personal development. We commit to creating a culture of inclusion, self-reflection, and personal growth. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity and to promote equitable and inclusive access to our programs. We do this work so we can live in a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
p:ear is building dynamic relationships based on this understanding. Equity means examining our weaknesses and identifying disparities where they arise. It means aligning with needs and redistributing resources. Equity at p:ear means a thoughtful approach and compassionate action, which includes advocacy in the community and equity education in all areas that p:ear touches and beyond. Because p:ear is deeply rooted in compassion – which we define as a relational act of understanding another’s experience while providing a safe space – we commit to deep, program-wide and viscerally equitable practices for homeless and vulnerable youth as they access our programs. We call this love.