Youth Programs Coordinator

Schedule: Full time, non-exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Organizational Background
Located in the former Willson Goggle Factory building, GoggleWorks is the largest community arts center of its kind in the country. The five-story, 145,000 square-foot complex features six large teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, and woodworking; 35 juried studios for artists and makers working in a variety of media; and dozens of music, arts, and other cultural organizations. The complex also includes several major exhibition galleries, a 131-seat theater, a cafe and STORE featuring the work of over 200 artists from GoggleWorks and beyond. The Metals studios consist of jewelry, lapidary, and welding studio spaces. We are actively looking to expand into metal forming and forging.

The Youth Programs Coordinator works independently and cooperatively with staff and reports directly to Programs Manager.

Job Summary
The Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for facilitating a range of arts education programs including: youth classes, workshops, tours, demonstrations, and other activities. Under the direction of the Programs Manager, manages the day-to-day operations of such programs while continuously analyzing for improvement. Performs curriculum development, implementation, budgeting, and reporting tasks that are relevant to all educational programming.

 Essential Job Functions:

  1. Organize, produce, and execute youth, teen, and family programming for three consecutive terms annually including expanded summer camp curriculum

  • Supervise artist instructors/faculty and oversee timely and accurate contracts, payment, and policies

  • Establish clear communication with students through maintenance of course content (frequent update of website, calendar, class listing etc.)

  • Communicate expectations

  • Collaborate in the development of new offerings

  • Maintain and facilitate existing relationships with program partners by creating and disseminating itineraries and invoices

  • Track and analyze student and course data

  1. Programming and Facilitation of After School Art Program (ASAP)

  • Communicate with parents and teachers to ensure proper expectations are met

  • Track/Record results and outcomes for grants and other reports

  • Maintain annual calendar with schedule of events, key dates, and deadlines

  • Identify problems, analyze solutions, and anticipate student and teacher needs

  • Interview, assess, and coordinate with potential instructors/partners

  1. Manage equipment and materials in an effective and sustainable manner

  • Communicate and coordinate equipment and materials needs with teachers and studio managers when organizing classes

  • Ensure classrooms, equipment, and materials are properly maintained and prepared for classes

  • Supervise and approve ordering of all supplies and materials that are required for classes

  • Ensure adequate and appropriate materials, supplies, tools, and equipment are on hand to encourage students’ full participation

  • Collect and prepare artwork for exhibition as necessary

  1. Be an engaged team member to promote personal growth and development of best practices in the department

  • Attend meetings, trainings, and key program events as determined by program staff

  • Responds to emails and approval requests in a timely manner

  • Maintain positive interactions in promotion and retention of GoggleWorks programs and activities

  • Actively engage brainstorming and review exercises

Competency Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Possesses the proficiency (either through education and/or experience) to engage students of all abilities

  • Time management, organizational, and planning skills

  • Willingness to work outside of normal office hours, as programming often occurs in the evening and on weekends

  • Ability to elevate the performance of those around them

  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem solving as related to effective management

  • Excellent written and oral skills

  • Passion for GoggleWorks’ mission and community

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Education and Experience: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or at least 2 years of experience in non-profit work environment

  • Experience working with diverse and underserved audiences desired

  • Familiarity with Google Drive / Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)

  • Experience with WordPress preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Required to travel to and from the GoggleWorks campus and/or various locations in the city

  • Occasionally required to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs

  • Must pass a criminal background check prior to employment

To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment with subject line “Youth Programs Coordinator” to