Arts in Education Assistant

Brooklyn Arts Council

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About Brooklyn Arts Council

Celebrating more than 50 years of service, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film, and visual arts programs, arts classes in schools and senior centers, urban folk arts initiatives, community arts grants, and artist services. By creating and supporting exciting cultural events and platforms for Brooklynites, BAC provides forums for critical thinking and self-expression, enriches Brooklyn’s cultural landscape, and generates experiences that expand horizons.

Brooklyn Arts Council has offered Arts in Education (AIE) programs for underserved youth around New York City for over 25 years in the visual, literary, performing, and media arts. AIE programs play a critical role in keeping the arts alive in New York City public schools, at the same time promoting the development of essential academic, communication, and critical thinking skills for some of the area’s most at-risk students. We provide professional development for Teaching Artists, in curriculum development and culturally responsive pedagogy. We support creative aging initiatives and promote arts learning at dozens of senior centers. We employ over 200 teaching artists, reaching approximately 22,000 people in 50+ schools, afterschool programs and community centers around New York City annually.

Position Overview and Goals

The Arts in Education department is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic person to join our team. The Arts in Education Assistant must be an individual with strong attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and superior communications skills. The Arts in Education Assistant reports to the Arts in Education Director and is responsible for data input and management, record keeping, and document organization. This part-time, seasonal position—well-suited for a college or graduate student– will be 18 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but Mondays and Thursdays are highly preferable.


$16-18/hour, 18 hrs per week

  • Maintain accurate and detailed electronic records and paper files.

  • Monitor department projects and department calendar, track documents related to program residencies, hiring and scheduling.

  • Coordinate and produce documentation of programs and assembly performances.

  • Interact with teaching artists, partner teaches and school officials, as necessary.

  • Participate in interdepartmental events and activities, as schedule permits.

  • Assist AIE staff at professional development sessions, including orientations and workshops.

  • Lift boxes of arts supplies that weigh 20 – 30 lbs.

  • Additional related tasks and responsibilities as needed.

  • Excellent written, oral communication and social skills, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills; facility with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel; internet research required; database experience, especially with Salesforce. Facility with Asana also helpful.

  • Availability 18 hours, over 3 days per week.

How to Apply

Send resume with three professional reference and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position to: with ‘AIE Assistant’ in the subject line. No calls or faxes. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Brooklyn Arts Council 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.

Brooklyn Arts Council expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Posted on January 28