The Crucible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design, while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public in the Bay Area. Known for one-of-a-kind industrial arts education programs, The Crucible is also highly regarded for its innovative performances.
The Youth Program Associate reports directly to the Youth Program Manager and coordinates youth programming for ages 8-18 years old. The Youth Program Associate works closely with the studio and educational management teams to manage execution of all Crucible youth and community programs. This is highly collaborative position that will work with a varied group of artistic and motivated individuals.
The Youth Program Associate will work with Youth Program Manager to expand neighborhood and school engagement such as class offerings through STEAM programs, open houses, field trip days, and demonstrations consistent with resources.
In collaboration with Youth Program Manager, the Youth Program Associate supports and supervises the youth programs staff throughout the year as well as youth participating in classes and programs.
Works directly with youth during camps, community events, field trips, and classes.
Facilitates community engagement and recommends outreach for schools and community partners. Provides information to and serves as a liaison for schools during field trips. Assists in the planning and scheduling of day-of logistics.
Oversees recruitment for the youth scholarship program by working with Marketing to create print and online materials, managing a portfolio of partners to support local recruitment, and working with parents/guardians to provide information, gather necessary forms, and assess need for scholarship.
Supports data collection and statistics for youth engagement and community programming (utilizing our SalesForce database and tools such as FormStack and Google Forms) to provide support for program assessment and development, as well as grant creation in conjunction with the Development staff.
In conjunction with the Youth Program Manager, the Associate works with youth staff to develop and implement mission-aligned practices, training tools, group agreements, and behavioral policy. Additionally, promotes adherence to studio safety rules during youth programs by working alongside Studio Managers and Technicians to follow building protocols.
In collaboration with the Volunteer and Events Coordinator, helps schedule volunteers for programming and provides supplemental information/training when necessary for youth-specific events.
Manages purchase orders and reimbursements for food and materials related to youth programs.
Weekend and evening availability necessary when youth classes are running.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of three years relevant education administration and hands-on experience, with a strong youth focus, demonstrated cultural competency work, and a broad range of experience with youth populations and ages.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team, ability to take initiative, and be proactive with attention to detail.
Strong computer skills (Mac), including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Google Docs. SalesForce experience preferred, but not required.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to motivate, educate, and facilitate youth and staff that work with youth.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of community relations. Experience working with creative communities, low-income families, and a broad range of people and organizations.
Visual and/or industrial arts experience preferred.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, paid time off, and more. Our work environment is casual, upbeat, professional, and fun. Come join us!
How to Apply
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line: Youth Program Associate.
No faxes or calls please!
The Crucible http://www.thecrucible.org
The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, especially those who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization. Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.