Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK)

36 Bromfield StreetSuite #301
Boston, MA 02108
arckboston.org

Date Posted:
January 11, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Full-Time

Program Coordinator

Description:

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with students in grades K-8 in partnership with the Boston Public Schools. Our visual arts-based curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards and the National Visual Art Standards as well as the academic content and learning themes specific to our partner schools and classrooms. ARCK uses art and arts integration to enhance the academic experience and support students’ social-emotional learning while focusing on developing intercultural diversity awareness as well as leadership, civic engagement, and social justice skills.


ARCK seeks a Program Coordinator for 40 hours per week. In addition to working with staff to set program priorities, assess program outcomes, and ensure program quality, the Program Coordinator will contribute to decision-making that will shape ARCK’s future.


Essential Functions:

  • Act as a liaison between ARCK and partner schools through the facilitation of MOUs, meeting coordination, email correspondence, and follow ups

  • Facilitate education team meetings to ensure the quality of ARCK’s curriculum and teaching

  • Visit classes on a monthly basis to gather program data and conduct Teaching Artist evaluations

  • Work closely with a team of Teaching Artists and education interns to develop and update ARCK’s curriculum

  • Help in the creation of program observation tools and surveys

  • Recruit and conduct interviews for education interns and Teaching Artists

  • Facilitate education intern and Teaching Artist trainings and supervise their work in both the school and office environment

  • Serve as a substitute Teaching Artist in special circumstances

  • Collaborate on grant writing efforts closely related to programming

  • Assist with community outreach projects and special events, occasionally on evenings and weekends

  • Other duties as may be determined by the Executive Director

Qualifications:
  • B.A. required though Masters preferred in management, arts education, or arts administration

  • Minimum of two years experience with administration and/or nonprofit management, preferably in arts education

  • Passion for and experience teaching arts education at the elementary or middle school level

  • Proactive approach to problem solving with the ability to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Technology proficiency (PC, Mac and web literacy; highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive)

  • Exemplary organizational skills and the ability to work independently by prioritizing tasks


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced understanding of visual art, performing arts, theory and pedagogy

  • Arts integration and STEAM knowledge through the incorporation of National Visual Art and Common Core Standards

  • Experience in arts education, early childhood development, and curriculum development

  • Experience with program evaluation, building SEL skills and assessment practices

  • Experience working with low income and/or at risk youth from various racial and ethnic backgrounds

  • Creative, motivated, dynamic and outgoing individual

  • Bilingual candidates preferred (Haitian Creole, Spanish or Portuguese)

How To Apply:

Please submit:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in working with ARCK

  2. A resume that demonstrates your experience


Please email your application materials to Sara Demeter at joinourteam@arckboston.org.  Be sure to include the name of the position for which you are applying in the email subject line.


ARCK accepts applications on a rolling basis.  All materials are reviewed upon receipt.  ARCK is an equal opportunity employer.


Please no phone calls or office visits without prior arrangement to meet with ARCK’s staff.


Apply by:
February 28, 2019
About this Organization:
Mission: Empowering students with high-quality arts education that fosters culture and community while also supporting a school’s learning objectives.

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides arts integration programming in the Boston Public Schools.  Our classes align with the academic content and learning themes specific to our partner schools and classrooms, as well as the Common Core State Standards and National Visual Art Standards. ARCK uses art and arts integration to enhance the academic experience of our students while focusing on developing concepts like cultural diversity, identity, leadership skills, civic engagement and social justice.