Responsibilities and Duties:
The ArtLab Facilitator works in partnership with the Creative Programming Manager and community partners to successfully implement PlatteForum’s award winning youth program, ArtLab at both PlatteForum’s main office and at one to two other partner satellite locations.
ArtLab is an innovative year-round, out-of-school program for under-resourced high school youth that integrates the creative process and arts-based learning with academic, personal, leadership and professional skill development. As an intensive program, we are limited to 16 youth who go through a competitive application and interview process. Youth do not need to have an arts background. This program seeks youth who do not have access to learning through the arts and would benefit from structured immersion in the creative process.
ArtLab youth are involved in the creation and presentation of major works, mentored by professional artists, participate in workshops directed by visiting artists and participate in service-learning projects. All projects address social issues affecting their generation, which creates opportunities for youth to give voice to those issues and propels youth to become active members and catalysts for change in their communities. Through individual and group struggles, challenges, and obstacles, ArtLab interns learn to work together as a team, communicate, accept differences, and focus on completing a project/goal together. In the end, ArtLab youth create high-quality works of art and experience a sense of accomplishment, pride, and shared purpose.
ArtLab Responsibilities and Duties:
Create workshops collaboratively with the ArtLab interns, Creative Programming Manager and artists
Plan and implement ArtLab workshop curriculum
Coordinate with schools and partner organizations
Recruit ArtLab applicants, evaluate applications and select ArtLab cohort
Lead ArtLab workshops with artists and partner staff
Assist in recruiting artists for programming
Distribute and process pre/post evaluations and ArtLab paperwork
Track and measure workshop outcomes and long-term ArtLab intern success
Oversee ArtLab Alumni program
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with arts education and youth programming experience to grow and further develop a proven program.
Preferred Bachelor’s degree in arts education, the arts or related discipline (individuals in the process of earning their degree, who have demonstrated experience, may be considered)
Proven success and experience in youth programming, curriculum design, measurement and reporting
Proven commitment to working with low-income and/or under-served youth from various backgrounds
Verbal and written understanding of Spanish or second language is preferred
Strong belief in art and creativity as an empowering tool for youth success
Involvement and/or interests in art, education, and/or the cultural community of the Denver-metro area
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work after-school hours and weekends during the school year and to work Monday – Friday during summer break (an average of 24 hours per week)
Proficiency in a Mac and Google environment and experience with Microsoft products for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
Non-exempt, 20 hour per week position: $14 to $18 per hour, rate is contingent on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Pro-rated paid time off (PTO), pro-rated health insurance, pro-rated holiday pay
Starting Date: early September 2019