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Art Specialist
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

BE ME AFTER SCHOOL

Be Me is the Y's in-house Jewish after school Program for Kinder to 5th-grade students. At Be Me, we are committed to instilling universal values such as enrichment, inclusion, and curiosity to learn new things. Our warm, welcoming culture creates a vibrant afterschool community, where we all look out for each other and take care of the world around us, especially for our children. Staff members are central to carrying out this vision by supporting, running, and sometimes even creating programs that are in line with our educational goals and values, and by providing positive and enthusiastic energy every day.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Arts Specialist should have the ability to work with children in a creative setting. They should be able to offer projects and curriculum in a variety of mediums to meet the children needs. They should have the required knowledge to teach various art theory and technique on an individual and small group level to further advance students artistic skill.

They are responsible for developing activities and lessons that meet every individual's needs while fostering a fun, inclusive and respectful environment that welcomes all participants from diverse backgrounds.

The person in this role is a role model to youth, always conducting themselves the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

WORK ENVIRONMENT

POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

WORK AUTHORIZATION & CLEARANCE

Salary:

Under 25,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917, YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the "Y") is a not-for-profit Jewish Community Center that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, and social services programs to enhance the quality of life of those we serve.