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Executive Director

The Executive Director is the leadership position of Youth in Arts. They will be a strong and inspirational leader to the diverse stakeholders of YIA, helping to set clear direction for the organization and continue the decades-long success of the organization. The Executive Director will implement and enhance the organization’s strategic goals, support and sustain fundraising initiatives and programming, oversee programmatic decisions and development, and lead staff for the successful day-to-day operations. They will be a positive role model for the organization, valuing diversity, equity and inclusion, and belonging (DEIB); bolstering a positive and effective organizational culture; and exemplifying inclusive and equitable practices in leadership and administrative practice.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as a creative force and advocate for the organization within the local arts community and beyond. This position is expected to build solid relationships with staff, board, donors, artists, and community leaders. The Executive Director is a key fundraiser for the organization including leading individual donor development, institutional and government support via grants, and building hybrid models of contributed and earned revenue. This role is responsible for collaborating on the mission-driving work of the organization, developing and meeting strategic goals, identifying areas of growth, devising and managing budgets, refining operational systems, and supporting teaching artists and teachers. Our ideal candidate has a background in arts education (visual and/or performing arts) and has direct experience with program administration including budgeting, partnership building, fundraising, and board development. We are looking for a collaborative team-player that can navigate a fast paced environment.

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Teaching Artists, Hourly

We are looking for Lead Teaching Artists in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, and Digital Media to work in schools in North and East Bay communities. This role is part-time (6 – 15 hours per week)  for 8 -15 weeks. See the job description for more details.

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Are you a performing or visual artist with a passion for sharing your art form with your community? Do you believe that all young people should have equal access to arts learning as part of their right to a full and equitable education? Do you want to be part of a team that works in partnership with their neighbors and school districts to make that vision a reality? Then we want to hear from you!